50-car concours will return to the grounds of Heveningham Hall for 2018, with more a few more features planned.
The sprawling Palladian pile of Heveningham will once again host its Concours d’Elegance this summer. More than 50 machines will adorn the Grade I Listed Georgian mansion’s grounds. The event – which runs on Saturday June 30 and Sunday July 1 – will include some new features this year, such as Horsepower Hill.
This will provide an opportunity for concours’ owners and specially-selected guests to put their foot down and burn rubber in their own cars as part of a timed burnout. The result will be a juxtaposition of furious engine power played out in the heart of the tranquil Capability Brown-designed landscape.
Other features include The Heveningham Tour, which returns fo a second year. Last year's Tour featured – among many others – a 1951 Ferrari 212 Barchetta, 1985 Lancia Delta S4 Corse and 2017 Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta. This year these machines will make their way through Suffolk countryside before stopping for a ‘Hillbilly’ BBQ and clay-pigeon shoot. This year’s 50-mile Heveningham Tour returns on Friday June 29th and the route - which will take in Suffolk’s renowned Heritage Coast - will be announced shortly.SEE RELATED: Best classic car shows in 2018
The concours event is in association with auctioneers Bonhams, British watch manufacturer Bremont and English winemaker Gusbourne. Max Hunt, the chairman of the concours judging panel, said: ‘The support shown to the concours over the last two years has been amazing so this year we are upping the ante again with the introduction of Horsepower Hill, a larger aviation concours and by continuing to ensure that the provenance of the cars on display remains second to none.’
Heveningham Hall’s concours takes place at the same time as the annual country fair which typically sees around 20,000 visitors descend on the historic estate for main ring events, aerobatic displays, shopping, local crafts and much, much more. Each year the Heveningham Hall Country Fair Trust distributes all proceeds to local charities.