Press Releases

Land Rover’s 70th anniversary to be Celebrated at the Lancaster Insurance Classic & Supercars Show

Jan 2018

Land Rover 1948 Prototype

This 1948 Prototype will be at the show kindly loaned by National Motor Museum Beaulieu

The organisers are delighted to announce that on Sunday 15th July Show the marque feature will be a celebration of ‘Land Rover’ sponsored by Yeovil Land Rover, SomersetRead about the History of Land Rover 70 Years 1948-2018.

The design for the original Land Rover was started in 1947 by Maurice Wilks, chief designer at the Rover Company, and his brother Spencer, managing director of Rover. The early vehicles only came in various shades of light green, as dictated by military surplus supplies of aircraft cockpit paint, and all models until recently featured sturdy box section ladder-frame chassis.

Nigel Young, Chairman of the Show, comments: “After a hugely successful show last year, and with £130,000 raised for charity over the past four years what could be better for 2018 than to celebrate 70 years of the Land Rover. Land Rovers, for me, signify the best of British and I’m looking forward to seeing the range from 1948 Series ‘1’ to the very latest Range Rovers all on display.”

£46,000 to Charity Thanks to Our Supporters

Nov 2017

Over 2,100 cars exhibited, 14,000 visitors, our sponsors and supporters, you all helped us to raise an amazing £46,000 which has been distributed to 14 charities this weekend.

Our special presentation event held and Sherborne Castle on Friday, was attended by representatives of the recipient charities together with our sponsors and supporters, Yeovil Inner Wheel and members of the Rotary Clubs of Brue Valley, Sherborne Castles and Yeo Vale.

Our event Presidents, Edward and Maria Winfield Digby, presented a cheque for £10,000 to our headline charity, Cancer Research UK.   The remainder of the charitable money was presented to a range of local charities, all of whom operate within 30 miles of our show site.  Each received sums between £2,750 and £3,000, which to these small and dedicated charities makes a significant difference.  Thank you to everyone who helped us make this possible.

Recipients were:

Cancer Research UK – An Internationally respected organisation dedicated to Cancer research and 80p of every pound donated goes directly to Research.

Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance – Our local emergency response organisation who need to raise £2 million per year.

St Margaret’s Hospice – At the heart of Somerset’s community for over 37 years, delivering high quality, responsive and compassionate care to patients and their families facing a life-limiting illness.

Like Minds – Started in October 2015. Like Minds works with people experiencing mild to moderate mental health conditions, whether diagnosed or not. The project provides one to one counselling as well as facilitated and peer support groups.

Riding for the Disabled – The aim is to enable riders of all abilities to ride a pony or a mechanical horse/ riding simulator.  We have 80 riders registered of all ages from 4yrs up to 80yrs.

Wincanton Parkinson’s UKThe Charity that drives better care, treatments and quality of life. It endeavours to bring forward the day when no one fears Parkinson’s. Striving for better treatments in years – not decades.

Yeovil Free Wheelers  – The longest serving blood bike group in the UK starting up in 1978. Our Group has no financial support from national or local government nor from Yeovil District Hospital, the source of the majority of our tasks. All members are volunteers

Mosaic – Supporting Bereaved Children in Dorset – A child–centred service, offering a pathway of support for bereaved children, young people and their families. Also providing support for young people who are facing the death of a parent or loved one.

Go GirlsSupports women with gynaecological cancers with their unique blend of advice, support and hugs.  This year they have raised £25,000 for the Cancer Appeal to fund a counselling suite at Dorset County Hospital.

Growing SpaceA charity, working in the Balsam Centre. They grow the fruit and veg for the café and local schools, whilst helping people who are experiencing emotional difficulties. They also run activities to boost self-confidence and give training and support to people with learning disabilities.

Future Roots – Founded by Julie Plumley in 2006. It uses two farming sites in Dorset to provide effective solutions to health and social problems by re-engaging young people with learning and enhance the well-being of adults when they are isolated or have long term illnesses.

Somerset and Wessex Eating Disorder Association –  Provides support to anyone affected by eating disorders, including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, compulsive eating, binge eating disorder and all related conditions.

Sherborne Area Youth & Community CentreOperating at Tinney’s Lane, Sherborne for the benefit of the community in general and youth organisations in particular. It runs its own youth club and hosts a church youth club.

Diabetes ResearchAn organisation focused on research into a biological Cure for Diabetes

The Rendezvous – If you are 14 – 25 The Rendezvous is the place where you can get a friendly listening ear and emotional support if you need it – plus all the info you want on jobs, housing, health and relationships. It has a coffee bar and music studio and can help young people get qualifications, new skills and find work.

If you are a charity operating within a 30 mile radius of Sherborne, click here to apply for a donation from next years show, which will be held on Sunday 15th July 2018 when our Marque Feature will be Land Rover 70 Years 1948-2018 – Sponsored by Yeovil Land Rover.

Sherborne Classic & Supercar Show Announces New Charity Structure

Jun 2017

Sherborne Classic Cars CIO (Charity Number 1172969) a new grant-making Charity, announced on 30th June 2017 the acquisition of the ‘Sherborne Classic & Supercars Show’, one of the premier classic and supercar events in the South of England held at Sherborne Castle.

Beginning this year, the Show will be run by Sherborne Classic & Supercars Limited, a company set up by the new Charity to continue the charity fundraising aims of the show.

The show is being put on to raise funds  for the charitable purposes of the new Charity, which plans to make donations to one national and local charities in Dorset and Somerset.

Sherborne Castle Classic & Supercar Show Raises £53,000 for Charities

Nov 2016

Hosted by our Presidents, Edward and Maria Wingfield Digby of Sherborne Castle, show Chairman Nigel Young invited the 3 supporting Rotary Clubs and Inner Wheel* to make awards for a total of 9 charities sharing the £53,000 raised by the show.

Stuart Annett- Show Secretary says:

We are delighted that from this year’s Show, held on 17th July, we were today able to distribute to Charities the astonishing amount of £53,000.The funds have been donated to National and Local charities, supported by the Rotary Clubs of Yeo Vale, Sherborne Castles and Brue Valley to assist young people and the needy by contributing to vital medical research, whilst helping local organisations that care for the sick and work with young people (read full press release for list of benefitting charities) .This has only been possible thanks to the tremendous support received from the motoring community as a whole – with special thanks to Car Clubs, private car exhibitors, traders, suppliers, national and local media and our sponsors. (read full press release for list of Sponsors). We are hugely grateful for this on-going support which over the past three years has enabled the show to raise a total of £85,000 for good causes

The next show, our 14th year, will be held as before in the wonderful grounds of Sherborne Castle, now a 2 day show – 15/16th July 2017.

Read the full Press Release here.