HEVENINGHAM HALL CONCOURS D’ELEGANCE REVEALS LINE-UP OF THE WORLD’S MOST ICONIC MOTOR CARS AND AIRCRAFTS EVER PRODUCED
The Heveningham Hall Concours d'Elegance, hosted in the stunning Capability Brown-designed parkland of Suffolk’s finest Georgian mansion, will fly even higher in its second year, as it coincides with the annual Heveningham Hall Country Fair on 8th and 9th July. Sponsored by renowned British watch company Bremont and award-winning English wine producer Gusbourne, The Heveningham Hall Concours d’Elegance will exhibit 50 of the most iconic cars ever produced in the parkland of Suffolk’s finest Georgian mansion.
Ranging from 1903 to 2017, the concours has revealed its line-up of the world’s most iconic motor cars and aircrafts ever produced which will be presented on the dramatic grass terraces designed by renowned landscape architect Kim Wilkie within the 5,000 acre estate.
Australian racing car driver Mark Webber’s former Mercedes-Benz CLK LM – 1998 - having raced at the world’s oldest active sports car race, Le Mans, will be on display alongside a 2002 Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR Roadster. With only 150 in the world, the Heveningham Hall Concours d’Elegance will showcase the new Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta – 2017 - alongside its 2014 LaFerrari sibling. Also being exhibited are two of the greatest Lamborghini’s of all time, the Lamborghini Miura SV – 1971 - alongside an ultra-rare Miura SV Jota. With a total of 989 hybrid horse power, the McLaren P1 GTR – 2016 will also be previewed on Heveningham Hall’s landscaped gardens alongside a 1995 McLaren F1 GTR.
Vintage cars in attendance will include no less than four of the world’s finest pre-war Alfa Romeos plus two rare Aston Martin Ulsters and a Ferrari 250 MM, Ferrari 212 Barchetta, Bugatti 35B and many, many more.
On top of 50 of the most iconic cars that the automotive industry has ever produced, Heveningham Hall will play host to an array of vintage aircraft for the first time, in an aviation concours that also runs over the weekend. Celebrating exquisite engineering and detailing in all its forms, aircrafts will include the de Havilland DH Fox Moth ZK-AGM – 1932 and Boeing Stearman PT-17 Kaydet – 1941.
Not only that, but another innovation is the Suffolk Border Tour for owners which will take place on Friday 7th July, before the Concours opens to the public (8th & 9th July). This event will allow owners to drive their cars on a 50-mile route through the Suffolk countryside, stopping over the county border for a clay-pigeon shoot and picnic before returning to Heveningham Hall in the afternoon: ready for the Concours over the weekend.
1. Berliet 4L - 1903
26. Ferrari 250 Cabriolet – 1960
2. Rolls Royce Silver Ghost Alpine Eagle - 1914
27. Ferrari 250 SWB Competizione – 1961
3. Gwynne Sports – 1923
28. Aston Martin DB4 GT – 1961
4. Hispano Suiza H6C – 1923
29. Porsche Carerra Abarth – 1962
5. Bentley 6.5L Short Chassis Tourer - 1926
30. Aston Martin DB5 Convertible – 1964
6. Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 Zagato – 1930
31. Shelby Cobra - 1964
7. Bugatti 35B – 1930
32. Ford GT40 – 1965
8. Bentley 4.5L Sports Tourer Supercharged – 1931
33. Lola T70 Mk2 Spyder – 1965
9. Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Touring Spyder - 1931
34. Lola T70 Mk3B – 1969
10. Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Zagato Spyder – 1932
35. Porsche 917 - 1969
11. Alfa Romeo Tipo B P3 – 1934
36. Lamborghini Miura SV – 1971
12. Aston Martin Ulster LM17 – 1934
37. Lamborghini Miura SV Jota – 1972
13. Aston Martin Ulster LM18 – 1935
38. Ferrari 288 GTO – 1983
14. Frazer Nash Single Seater – 1935
39. Lancia Delta S4 Corse – 1985
15. Frazer Nash TT Replica - 1935
40. Porsche 959 – 1988
16. Bugatti 57C Ventoux - 1937
41. Bugatti EB110 GT – 1991
17. Ferrari 212 Barchetta – 1951
42. Bugatti EB110 SS - 1994
18. Bentley R-Type Continental Sports Saloon – 1952
43. McLaren F1 GTR – 1995
19. Ferrari 250 MM - 1953
44. Mercedes-Benz CLK LM – 1998
20. HWM Jaguar Sports – 1953
45. Audi R8 Le Mans – 2000
21. Jaguar D-Type - 1954
46. Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR Roadster - 2002
22. Aston Martin DB2/4 - 1955
47. Jaguar C-X75 - 2010
23. Cooper Jaguar T38 Barchetta – 1955
48. Ferrari LaFerrari – 2014
24. Jaguar XK150 OTS - 1958
49. McLaren P1 GTR – 2016
25. AC Aceca Bristol – 1958
50. Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta – 2017
1. de Havilland DH Fox Moth ZK-AGM – 1932
2. de Havilland DH 82a Tiger Moth G-ACDA - 1933
3. de Havilland Leopard Moth G-ACMA - 1934
4. de Havilland DH 85 Leopard Moth G-ACUS - 1934
5. de Havilland Hornet Moth DH87B G-AELO (ex AW118) – 1936
6. Tipsey Belfair G-APIE – 1938
7. Ryan Aeronautical ST-A NC14986 - 1936
8. Porterfield CP-50 Collegiate G-AFZL – 1939
9. de Havilland Tiger Moth G-ANEM - 1940
10. Boing Stearman PT-17 Kaydet – 1941
11. Sopwith Snipe F2367 - 1918
As usual, there will be three categories of motorsport winners: pre-war, post-war and best supercar, plus a new aviation award – the Hanna Aviation Trophy - winners will all receive a specially-commissioned bronze trophy from renowned Suffolk sculptor Laurence Edwards.
The traditional background to the Concours, now in its second year, is the Heveningham Hall Country Fair, which recently celebrated its 20th birthday. As a result, this is truly a family day out for everybody, incorporating dancing horses, livestock, flypasts, aerobatic displays, powerboating and off-roading plus, much, much more. All profits raised go to charity and more than £600,000 has been raised over the years.
Max Hunt, chairman of the judging panel (and successful Dakar bike rider) said: “What’s amazing about the weekend is that it’s so different to any other sort of Concours: there really is something for everybody, including planes now as well. You might even find a few bikes in there too! Our plan was to keep the best bits of last year while adding some exciting new elements for year two. The line-up of cars we have is simply awesome: I can’t wait to see them all together. And a massive thanks to Bremont: we’ve found the perfect partner.”
A key charitable partnership with the Royal College of Art has also been announced. The Heveningham Hall Concours RCA Automotive Design Scholarship will see a British student awarded a scholarship to cover fees and living expenses to cover the 15-month MA Automotive Design course in London under the auspices of Professor J Mays, who will also judge the Concours in July. The scholarship will be announced at the RCA’s Automotive Design Degree Show on 27th June at the RCA.