A sentimental journey

Family gets up close to Nigel Mansel's 1991 FW14 Williams Formula 1 car which won 5 Grand Prix

Can anyone ever resist an exclusive line up of restored vintage vehicles?

The Sherborne Historic Vehicle Rally is back on Sunday 28 August. This popular event, organised by the Rotary Club of Sherborne Castles, will be held at the Sherborne School Courts in Dorset.

Alvis totally restored
There will be 15 classes of veteran, vintage, classic pre-1970s cars, pre-1970s light commercial vehicles and pre-1980 motorcycles and three-wheelers, not to mention the post-1970 modern thoroughbred group and the most suitably dressed vehicle occupants! The Sherborne Town Band will perform while judging takes place, and for the visiting public, there will be the opportunity to choose the winner of two classes.
The HVR is one of few events on the classic calendar which involves a road run followed by a static display with concours judging. More than £50k has been raised for charities supported by the Rotary Club of Sherborne Castles through previous events.
Those wishing to still enter vehicles can download entry forms on the event website – for details, visit www.sherbornehvr.org.uk. The event will be open from 2-5pm, and is a great opportunity to see a superb display of much-loved historic vehicles while supporting this year’s chosen charity, The Friends of Yeatman Hospital. For more information visit rcsc.org.uk.

Families get up close to the famous 1960 Ferrari 250 GT Cabriolet

Family fun at the museum
Home to historic, rare and valuable vehicles, there’s plenty to keep the entire family entertained at Haynes Motor Museum, the UK’s largest collection of vintage vehicles in 17 exhibition areas.
Throughout the summer, until 4 September, visitors can enjoy first-hand many extraordinary vehicles. There’s an incredibly rare 1931 Duesenberg Model J, a favourite of founder John Haynes OBE and valued in excess of £12m; a 1960 Ferrari 250 GT, one of the most classic profiles in sports car history; the iconic Eightie’s super car, the Lamborghini Countach; and travel back in time to the birth of motoring with a 19th-century Benz Patent Motorwagen, the world’s first motorised vehicle.
Enjoy a fun summer trail designed to appeal to visitors of all ages, and on select days the Museum will be displaying a special parade of cars outside. Children can let off steam in a fleet of tiny cars that can transport them around the Museum’s car collection.
It’s also the last chance for visitors to see one of the biggest and best Motorcycle Speedway Collections in the UK, as it is being sold at auction later this year.
Haynes Motor Museum, Sparkford, Nr Yeovil, Somerset, BA22 7LH. Open 10am daily. For more information call 01963 442783 or visit www.haynesmuseum.co.uk.

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