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In partnership with M.A.P.24 
Sunday 7th JULY


Wow, what a day!

We thought it impossible to beat last July's show but this year certainly did itself justice with fantastic entries from The D-Day Centre in Portland, commemorating the 80th anniversary, along with a myriad of other fantastic vehicles, with our winners being:

Best in Show - Jon's amazing Fisker Karma (the only one in the country!)

Most Character - Tristan's grand Morgan 3-Wheeler.

Members choice - Graham's brilliant Mini Cooper S (thanks for entering the Mini Graham, despite being unable to attend yourself)

Best Racing Car - Bruce's lovely race prepared historic MGB 




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It was in the Kings Arms on a quiet winter's eve back in 2017, I was sitting comfortably at the bar alongside Chris, a friend and fellow villager, chinwagging about the vehicles we had owned and where we took them etc when an idea began to slowly evolve in our minds.

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.

All that was then required was our group's name, 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.


A very British MOTOR SHOW took place on Sunday 6th September 2020

We had some fantastic vehicles and, it so happened, they were all "Made in Britain" :

 Thanks go to The Kings Arms for allowing it to happen

Colin - 1904 Humber Olympian.  Tristan - Morgan 3 Wheeler.  John - Stag, NG TA and Oxford Allen Scythe!

Bruce - E-Type and winning XK120.  Mike - Interceptor.  Michael - MG TF.  Mike - MGB GT.  Paul - MG Midget

Danny - TR6.  Steve - Aston AMV8.  Keith - Aston DB7.  Stewart - Aston Vantage V8

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Portesham Motor Show 2018
Portesham Motor Show 2019
Portesham Motor Show 2020
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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 17 to 87.

We raised funds in 2019 to help buy the defibrillator which can be found in the Kings Arms Front Street foyer

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

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