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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STOP PRESS!....The Kings Arms is open from the 4th July.

Unfortunately this means it will be impossible for MOTOR SHOW 2020 to happen on the 5th.

But we will never say never !

As long as we are all safe, well and it is legal, we will be ready, willing and quite able to put on our show at the drop of a hat.

All being well, it is planned for the hat to drop on Sunday 6th September!

We had hoped to have some extraordinary vehicles 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 may also have the annual COBY'S QUIZ with all funds raised on the day going to 


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