The Rotary Club of Abergavenny took over the running of the Abergavenny Steam, Veteran and Vintage Rally in 2000, when Ivor Trotman, who had run the event before that felt it was time to hand over to an organisation which had more people to call on. Abergavenny Rotary stepped into the breach rather than let the event slip away, and since then it has gone from strength to strength.

In 2010, Rotary handed over to the Abergavenny Steam Rally Co Ltd which now runs the show, although all profits are handed back to the Rotary Club for distribution to worthy causes in the town. It is now the biggest dispenser of charitable money in North Gwent.