Still time to join a classic event

There’s still time to submit an entry for the Sherborne Historic Vehicle Rally , set to take place in the Courts of Sherborne School on August Bank Holiday Sunday.

Brian Chant, honorary chairman of the organising committee and director of Dorset Vintage and Classic Auctions, says about 20 places remain for the HVR, which involves a road run followed by a static display and concours judging.

“The Sherborne HVR is one of the few classic car gatherings where there’s an optional road run of about 40 miles during the morning before the cars line up in static display,” explains Brian. “Last year, many participants still enjoyed the run despite the rain; this year we are hoping the weather is more kind.

“This year the event is a tribute to Chris Macadie who died a couple of months ago after achieving so much hard work for good causes in and around Sherborne.

“The category class for modern thoroughbreds from distinguished marques from AC to Rolls-Royce, introduced last year, proved to be a great success so cars don’t have to be really old to be of interest to the HVR audience.”

The event, organised by the Rotary Club of Sherborne Castles and to be held on Sunday, August 25th during the Bank Holiday weekend, offers categories for Veteran, Vintage, and Classic Pre-1970 Cars; Pre-1970 Light Commercial Vehicles; and Pre-1980 Motorcycles and Three-Wheelers. There is a plethora of cups to be awarded, too. Sherborne Town Band will be playing while the judges and wider public make up their own minds about which are the most deserving entries.

More than £50,000 has been raised for charities supported by the Rotary Club of Sherborne Castles through previous HVR events. Organisers are hoping to give the total a significant boost this year and those wishing to enter vehicles can download entry forms on the event website, returning them to the temporary event secretary Bob Twiggins at 16, Gainsborough Drive, Sherborne, Dorset, DT9 6DR.

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