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The History of Yeovil Car Club.

There is considerable evidence that the club existed and was very active prior to the Second World War and, under various names, can trace it's ancestory back to the very dawn of motoring.


Yeovil Car Club in it's present format was formed in 1949 by a group of local business men, originally for the enjoyment of motor sport. Over the years, this was expanded to include many other aspects for the motoring enthusiast: classic and vintage tours, treasure hunts and navigation runs, car shows and radio marshalls travelling across the country providing support to rallies and, of course, the social calendar.

A pioneering club, it's members have organised some of the most famous events in the motoring year. The Avalon Rally was a major competitive event in the 1970s. From 1986 the Bristol to Weymouth/Bournemouth run was to become one of the biggest vintage car runs in the country, attacting overseas entries. Yeovil Festival of Transport started in 1972 and ran for over 30 years, donating around £250,000 to local charities over that time. The Yeovil Classic Tour started in 1988 and ran annually for 30 years for classic car owners, modern sports cars and vehicles of special interest. This was replaced in 2018 by the Summer Sunday Run for both members and non-members, with cars of all types. Pre-1973 vehicles were catered for with the Thomas Hardy Country Run, which started in 1997.

The club is now past it's 60th birthday and is still going from strength to strength with a full calendar of events.

The membership is £25 and runs from January to December. If you would like to join please contact Graham Dewar on 01935 429806.

Please click on the link, above left, for a membership form

or click the icon here.

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