Former George Harrison Mercedes-Benz joins the Lancaster Insurance Classic & Supercars - Sherborne Castle line up
Wednesday July 5, 2017
50 years after the release of the iconic ‘Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band’ album, Lancaster Insurance Classic & Supercars - Sherborne Castle is thrilled to have secured George Harrison’s Mercedes-Benz for this year’s show. The 5 litre V8 engine model will be showcased in the Mercedes-Benz feature and is set to be make many people think I’ve ‘Got to get you into my life’.
The Mercedes 500 SEL AMG has ‘Come together’ to join others including a replica 1886 Benz Patent Motorwagen and a 1928 Mercedes-Benz 36/220 S Type Tourer and will be a real highlight of the two day show. George owned the A168 VGE number plated vehicle for 16 years until August 2002, thought to be the longest he kept a car, covering 30,000 miles on the ‘Long and winding road’.
Andrew Evanson, Senior Operations Manager at Lancaster Insurance, comments: “Any Beatles fan, like myself, will know that this is a huge year to celebrate all that’s great about the ‘Fab Four’! As we mark fifty years of what is arguably their greatest album, having George’s former Mercedes-Benz at the show is the perfect way to honour the occasion! This event is synonymous with showcasing some of the best vehicles out there, and it’s getting better all the time! I’m sure it will delight show visitors and exhibitors alike – we certainly can’t wait to see them!”
Stuart Annett, Show Secretary of ‘Classic & Supercars Sherborne Castle’ comments: “We pride ourselves on showcasing a great variety of marques and models over the weekend and George’s former Mercedes-Benz follows in last year’s footsteps of John Lennon’s Rolls Royce as a fantastic addition to the line-up of around 2,000 cars.”
This year’s Lancaster Insurance Classic & Supercars - Sherborne Castle is taking place on 15th-16th July 2017. For more information on the show and to keep up to date with the latest news, visit: https://classicsatthecastle.co.uk/