Week 7 – Historic Vehicle Rally in Sherborne

Sherborne Voluntary Ambulance to benefit from Sherborne’s 44th Historic Vehicle Rally, which is on bank holiday weekend, Sunday 26th August 2018.

This popular event will be held as usual, in the historic Courts of Sherborne School.  The event starts with an optional Road Run which leaves at 11am and includes a village pub stop.  All entrants will be back at the School Courts by 2pm and their vehicles will be on display for you to come and view.  Cups and prizes are awarded at the end of the day.

This is the 25th time the HVR has been run by Rotary in Sherborne and Rotary charities also benefit from the proceeds of the event.   This kind of fund raising activity is very important to our club as we have a full programme of competitions and courses for the young people of Sherborne during the next 6 months, and we rely on these fund raising events to finance them.

History of the Historic Vehicle Rally

Like most of our members, I guess most people in Sherborne don’t actually know the origin of this event, which has become such a firm fixture in the town.  So here it is:

  • 1960’s the event started in Sherborne as the Cavalcade of Motoring and it was mostly motorbikes.
  • 1973  the event moved to Yeovil for one year only
  • 1974 the group who had been running the Sherborne Carnival took over the event and the Historic Vehicle Rally was born
  • 1993 The Rotary Club of Sherborne took over the running of the event
  • 1996 The Rotary Club of Sherborne Castles was formed and the HVR became a joint project between the two clubs
  • 2017 The Rotary Club of Sherborne closed and the event was run by the remaining club, Sherborne Castles Rotary.

And this year?

2018 the HVR team are delighted to be joined by Brian Chant who is not only an enthusiast but also has his own varied collection of vintage cars.  This new team have brought new and fresh ideas to the event and we are assured that that HVR is set to continue in Sherborne for years to come. 


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