Classics at the Castle
Location: Sherborne Castle, New Rd, Sherborne, Dorset DT9 5NR,
Veteran vehicles. Supercars. Dragsters. American cars. Hot rods. You’ll find them all in the stunning surroundings of Sherborne Castle in Dorset.
Classics at the Castle, now called Sherborne Castle Classic and Supercars, is regarded as one of the best motor shows in the south of England.
On July 17, you’ll get the chance to see more than 1,200 cars on display outside the 16th-century Tudor mansion.
A host of attractions include motor club stands, trade stands, an autojumble, craft fair and a classic car auction hosted by Sherborne-based Charterhouse Auction.
Hot rods and cool Rolls
Special displays will showcase race cars and dragsters, supercars, hot rods and custom cars. This year’s featured marque is Rolls-Royce, with an impressive display hosted by Birmingham-based dealer Rybrook Rolls-Royce.
The 1909 Silver Ghost takes pride of place on the castle forecourt. Now part of the National Motor Museum’s collection, it was originally bought by a Colonel Ferguson of Broughty Ferry, Dundee.
Don’t leave without…
• Having a go on the Bloodhound simulator: Discover what it feels like to drive at incredible speeds in the supersonic car
• Finding spare parts: The autojumble is the place to find rare and vintage parts at knockdown prices
• Tapping your feet to the live music: Forties singing trio the Hotsie Totsies will be entertaining the crowds with their flawless harmonies and comedy banter
• Soaking up the historic scenery: Built by Sir Walter Raleigh in 1594 (with gardens designed by Capability Brown), Sherborne provides a stunning backdrop to the show. Across the lake stands the ruin of the Old Castle, built by the Normans in the 12th century, which fell to Cromwell in 1646 during the English Civil War
How to get tickets
Entry on the day is £12 for adults, and free for children under 16. Gates open at 10am, and tickets are available at the field entrances.
Parking is free. Dogs are permitted on the show fields but must be kept on leads at all times.