Spectacular line-up for Heveningham Concours

Spectacular line-up for Heveningham Concours

Heveningham Concours will celebrate the centenary of the 24 Hours of Le Mans with an incredible display of cars next weekend at Heveningham Hall, Suffolk

A legendary 1983 Porsche 956, the only sports car to be driven by Ayrton Senna in a non-Formula One race will be displayed on the Concours lawn among 50 other cars

The Aviation Concours and Horsepower Hill are also geared for some spectacular entrants, alongside the annual Heveningham Country Fair on the same weekend

Renowned luxury shoe designer Manolo Blahnik will be hosting a one-of-a-kind experience at the Concours throughout the weekend (8th & 9th July)
Suffolk, June 30, 2023

Celebrating the centenary of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the Heveningham Concours, taking place next weekend (8th & 9th July), will showcase a stunning collection of cars and planes in what’s being heralded as an unrivalled display of elegance, heritage, design and innovation. Curated with design in mind, Heveningham Concours will also host the Manolo Blahnik Experience, where the luxury shoe brand will showcase its intricate designs and preview its emerging men’s collection.

Among the notable cars confirmed for the event is an unmissable Porsche 956, which is one of only 12 examples built for customer teams in 1983. Supplied to Reinhold Joest, the most successful privateer team to date, it was most famously driven by Ayrton Senna at the Nürburgring 1,000 km race in 1984.

Further preview highlights include the famed 1958 Lister-Jaguar ‘Knobbly’ and an original 1931 ‘Blower’ Bentley that will be attending following its participation at the Le Mans Classic this weekend. Among the other cars confirmed to attend are two significant former Le Mans competitors: the ex-Works 1997 Porsche GT1 Evo and 1998 Mercedes-Benz CLK LM. These exceptional cars and many others provide a captivating journey through automotive history and excellence.

"We are still slightly in awe of the incredible selection of cars that will be coming to Heveningham Concours this year," said event organiser Lois Hunt. “From hypercars to hot rods – and not forgetting the dynamic Horsepower Hill – we’ve got something for every car fan. These extraordinary vehicles represent the very best in automotive design and heritage. Plus, with the Aviation Concours and Country Fair adding to the show, the Heveningham Concours is a truly spectacular family day out, with something for everyone.”

For more information about Heveningham Concours and to buy tickets, please visit www.heveninghamconcours.com  or follow on Instagram @heveninghamconcours. Please note, the full line up of Concours entrants will only be announced the day the Concours opens (Saturday 8th July).

About Heveningham Concours
Inaugurated in 2016, the Heveningham Concours has become one of the UK’s finest annual motor car and aeroplane shows. Held at Heveningham Hall in Suffolk, the Grade I listed estate hosts around 50 remarkable, hand-picked motor cars, each a spectacular example of historic and modern motoring. Displayed on the famed grass garden terraces, which were curated by renowned landscape architect Kim Wilkie, the Concours cars sit alongside historic aeroplanes, which are also on show throughout the event.

Showcasing a dynamic element, together with the static displays, Heveningham Concours also presents Horsepower Hill, a ‘drag race’ along a parkland road for owners and guests, as well as the Heveningham Tour, a 50-mile drive for owners through the beautiful and idyllic Suffolk countryside.

Alongside the automotive and aviation activities, Heveningham Concours takes place at the same time as the estate’s long-standing charity annual Country Fair, which attracts over 20,000 visitors annually to the Capability Brown-designed parkland.

Heveningham Hall Country Fair Trust
All proceeds and profits from Heveningham Concours are donated to a charitable Trust, which funds many and various cases of need locally and beyond. A few examples of beneficiaries include the local dementia unit as well as the East Anglian Air Ambulance. Furthermore, the Trust contributes substantially towards a new centre for a Community Care Nursing Fund due to the unfortunate closure of the local hospital. The not-for-profit event also supports local schools with equipment and provides a full Intelligent Mobility design scholarship at the Royal College of Art amongst many other good causes.

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