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Heveningham Hall Concours d’Elegance
02/07/2016 @ 8:00 am - 03/07/2016 @ 5:00 pm
Heveningham Hall, the 18th Century country estate in Suffolk, is set to host its inaugural Concours d’Elegance on Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd July
The inaugural Heveningham Hall Concours d’Elegance is being held in association with auctioneers Bonhams as part of the Halls celebrations to marking the Grade I listed Georgian mansion’s 20th annual Country Fair and Capability Brown’s Tercentenary.
Heveningham Hall Concours d’Elegance – What’s on?
The Heveningham Hall Concours d’Elegance will feature around 50 of the most prominent pre and post war cars in history.
The cars that have been announced so far as entrants to the Concours d’Elegance include: a 1955 Mercedes Aluminium Gullwing, number 19 of just 29 cars built (pictured above). A 1995 McLaren F1 GTR and a 1926 Vauxhall 30-98 Velox.
Each of these cars has a fascinating history. The McLaren F1 GTR was driven by Derek Bell, Justin Bell and Andy Wallace to 3rd place in the 1995 Le Mans 24 hour race (in the year another F1 GTR won at Le Mans). It wears the unique Harrods colours and is only one of six McLaren F1 GTRs built.
The 1955 Mercedes Gullwing competed in the legendary Mille Miglia driven by Italian Gentleman Driver Agberico Cacciari and the Vauxhall 30-98 Velox (today, one of just 20 cars in the world) has been kept in impeccable condition. When new the car’s polished alloy bodywork was special order and the car is one of the best specification examples, with a counterbalanced crank, surviving today.
Other cars featuring in the Heveningham Hall Concours d’Elegance line up include a Ferrari 250 GTO, Ferrari 250 GT SWB and a Jaguar D Type. More cars and special guests will be announced in the run up to the event.
Tickets and admission
The Concours, takes place as part of the annual Heveningham Hall Country Fair in the 5,000-acre estate’s Capability Brown parkland.
The annual Heveningham Hall Country Fair hosts around 15,000 visitors each year. The event distributes all proceeds to local communities for village and school projects, church repairs, and individual cases of need, such as Halesworth Community Nursing Care Fund.
For more information and to find out how to order tickets please visit the organiser website