Classic cars for a good cause

Rotary event held this summer raised £1,000 for the Friends of the Yeatman Hospital and wowed the crowds.

Dozens of classic vehicles shone in the late-August sun during the 27th Sherborne Historic Vehicle Rally (HVR).
The event was hosted by the Rotary Club of Sherborne Castles at Sherborne School Courts over the August Bank Holiday weekend, returning after a two-year break due to the pandemic.
Honorary chair of the HVR committee, Brian Chant, said organisers were grateful to entrants for making the event a success once again.

Pictures by Vicky Louise Photography

Pictures by Vicky Louise Photography

“A loyal band of over 70 enthusiasts and supporters attended the event in their beautiful vintage and classic vehicles, despite having to contend with numerous road works and closures on their thirty mile road run through Dorset,” he said.
Funds raised through the event mean £1,000 will be donated to the Friends of Yeatman Hospital, he added, taking the total raised by the rally for local and Rotary-supported charities to £64,000.
“A special mention should also go to the marvellous Sherborne Town Band, who entertained the public and entrants while the judging took place, and to Abbey FM and in particular Ken Horswell, who provided expert commentary,” Mr Chant added.
R Jeffrey, with his 1938 Velocette KSS, was the winner of no less than four awards: Post-Vintage Class, the Hunt’s Cycle Shop Cup; Best Overall Class, the Able Driving School Cup; Most Desired Class, the Norman Brister Cup; Oldest Motorcycle on the Road Run, the Gordon Guppy Cup.
The event was sponsored by Broadpeak Car Storage, Brotherwood, Greenslade Taylor and Hunt, and Hunt’s Food Group.
Next year’s event will be on 27 August. For more information, visit

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