Organisers of the Lancaster Insurance Classics & Supercar Show have announced that Paddy Hopkirk will appear at this year’s event, on Sunday, July 15, at Sherborne Castle in Dorset. Paddy is to be welcomed to the show by his close friend and ex-team mate, patron of the show and fellow rally driver, Brian Culcheth.
Andrew Evanson, Senior Operations Manager at Lancaster Insurance, comments: “It is an absolute honour to be welcoming Paddy Hopkirk to the show. He has had a glittering career, spanning numerous motoring events, and is a true legend within the industry. I am really looking forward to catching up with Paddy, and showcasing the wonderful event at Sherborne Castle including the live rally element.”
Paddy Hopkirk – who celebrated his 85th birthday last month – remains one of the greatest British rally drivers of all time, having competed in 283 events, and is most famous for winning the 1964 Monte Carlo Rally in a Mini; his actual car, registered ’33 EJB’, will be at the show. He was awarded an MBE in 2016 for his services to motoring and young people and remains President of the British Racing Drivers Club (as well as the Historic Rally Car Register); he also holds an honorary life membership of the Motor Industry Public Affairs Association.
Now in its 15th year, the Lancaster Insurance Classics & Supercar Show is well established in the South West; more then 2000 historic vehicles of all shapes and sizes are expected, together with an autojumble and more than 150 trade stands.