It was in the Kings Arms, sat comfortably at the bar, on a quiet winter's eve, when an idea suddenly sprung to mind. You may not be surprised to learn that there are a fair few petrol-heads within our village, who love to show their pride & joys and enjoy seeing others display theirs. 

So, when Jo & Lee confirmed they would be happy for The Kings Arms garden to become our showground, the PORTESHAM MOTOR SHOW was born with the inaugural event being MOTOR SHOW 2017.

A group name was then required, ideally in keeping with a small and nostalgic village group, reminding folk of a bygone age. The PORTESHAM AUTOMOBILE SOCIETY seemed most appropriate, but so we could exhibit an eclectic mix and not just vehicles of a certain age as is generally found in many a Classic Car Show, we named our event the MOTOR SHOW.

With grateful thanks to John Nunney for the use of his amazing photographic and design skills

Despite it being called the Portesham Automobile Society, anyone within the Chesil Bank Parish with an interest in motors, whether they be 2, 3, 4 or more wheeled (or none, it just needs a motor) is very welcome to join us. Our current members' ages range from 14 to 84.

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We have no idea how long this lockdown is going to last and it seems

unlikely MOTOR SHOW 2020 will happen on 5th July in the Kings Arms garden.

But we will never say never !

As long as we are permitted, we'll be ready, willing and quite able to put on the show at the drop of a hat.

We have some extraordinary vehicles lined up for this year:

 Our past favourites, the 1904 Humber Olympian and the 1924 Ford Model A

A  mix of beautiful 60's sports cars including Healeys, MGs an E-Type and an Interceptor

 A trio of glorious Astons

An amazing recreation of Shelby's Ford GT40

A stunning pair of past & present Morgan 3 wheelers

Plus several more.....

We will also have the annual COBY'S QUIZ with all funds raised on the day going to 


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