Zagato zooms to multiple historic rally success
A 1962 Lancia Flaminia Zagato proved itself a real 60s hit at the Sherborne Historic Vehicle Rally, held on August Bank Holiday Sunday.
Not only did it win the Terry Dare Cup for classic 60s cars, but also it went on to gather the Westbury Garage Cup for the best overall car and the Tim MacBean Cup for the most desired car. Not to be outdone by their own time machine, owner David Addey and his wife Vicki were also awarded the Pedley and White Trophy for the most appropriately dressed occupants.
Top award of the event, The Dorset Vintage and Classic Auctions Masterclass Trophy, was won by Mr J Ryley with his 1926 Rolls-Royce 20hp Park Ward Three Quarter Coupe.
The event raised £3,000 for charities nominated by the Rotary Clubs of Sherborne, with the Sherborne Town Band and the Sherborne Area Youth and Community Centre this year’s main beneficiaries. The award-winning band serenaded the crowd throughout the event held in the Courts of Sherborne Schools.
Before the 180 veteran, vintage, and classic cars, motorcycles, and commercial vehicles lined up to impress the crowds in glorious hot weather and to be introduced by compere Ken Horswell of Abbey FM, 53 vehicles participated in a 40 mile road run, taking in Henstridge Airfield for a photoshoot with the resident Tiger Moths.
“There was a wide cross section of vehicles, representing more than a century of motoring history,” said Brian Chant, chairman of the organising committee. “This year we were blessed with fine weather in stark contrast to last year when torrential rain deterred many participants. It meant that this year we raised half as much money again as last year and the total raised over the years is approaching £60,000 for local good causes.
“The success of this year’s event is especially poignant as longtime show secretary Chris MacAdie died during the run-up to the event. That it continued as a success is largely down to Bob Twiggins, who took over at short notice to co-ordinate entries and get everything running smoothly on the day.
“Event sponsors Hunt’s Foodservice, Greenslade Taylor Hunt, Porter Dodson, and Budgens are also due for big thanks for their solid commitment even after last year’s washout.”
Class winners were:
The Hunt’s Dairies Cup for vintage cars was won by Mr J Moore and his 1926 Alvis 12/50 Tourer.
The Seymours Cup for post-vintage cars was won by Mt T Lane with his 1938 Jaguar SS100.
The Rotary Rose Bowl for post-war cars went to Mr D Holloway and his 1959 Jaguar Mk IV.
The Terry Dare Cup for classic sixties cars was won by Mr D Addey with his 1962 Lancia Flaminia Zagato.
The Brian Chant Salver for the most original vehicle was won by Mr R Lloyd with his 1960 Alvis TD21 Park Ward Saloon.
The Westbury Garage Cup for the best overall car was presented to Mr D Addey and his 1962 Lancia Flaminia Zagato.
The Godden and Curtis Cup for light commercial vehicles was won by Mr G Wiltshire with his 1935 Beardmore Taxi.
The Tim MacBean Cup for the most desired car went to Mr D Addey and his 1962 Lancia Flaminia Zagato.
The Gorden Guppy Cup for the oldest car on the road run was presented to Mr J Orford with his 1902 Renault Type G.
The Newland Cup for modern thoroughbreds was won by Mr B Walker and his 1983 AC Cobra Mk IV.
The Dorset Vintage and Classic Auctions Masterclass Trophy was won by Mr J Ryley with his 1926 Rolls-Royce 20hp Park Ward Three Quarter Coupe.
The Pedley and White Trophy for the appropriately dressed occupants went to Mr and Mrs Addey.
The Carnival Cup for veteran and Edwardian motorcycles was presented to Mr G Warren and his 1915 Triumph 225cc Baby.
The David Norman Cup for post war motorcycles was won by Mr M Weaver with his 1957 BSA A10.
The Furlong Tyres Cup for classic sixties motorcycles went to Mr T Horrocks and his 1960 Lambretta.
The Hunt’s Frozen Foods Cup for classic seventies motorcycles was won by Mr C Rand with a 1972 BSA A75 Rocket 3.
The Ken Doyle Cup for three-wheelers and sidecars was won by Mr G Wiltshire and his 1957 Bond Mini Car.
The Able Driving School Cup for best overall motorcycle was presented to Mr S Bowden and his 1951 Velocette MAC 350.
The Norman Brister most desirable motorcycle was won by Mr S Bowden and his 1951 Velocette MAC 350.
The Gorden Guppy cup for the oldest motorcycle on the road run was presented to Mr G Warren and his 1915 Triumph 225cc Baby.