Heveningham Hall Aviation and Motorsport Concours d’Elegance

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By Craig Ranson

Managing Director – Bridge Classic Cars

The Heveningham Hall Concours d’Elegance, inaugurated in 2016 as a motorsport event, brings together some 50 of the world’s finest motor cars which are displayed amid the backdrop of Grade I listed Georgian mansion Heveningham Hall on dramatic grass terraces designed by renowned landscape architect Kim Wilkie.

Now in its second year, the Concours d’Elegance has evolved to include some of the world’s finest propeller airplanes which will also be on display during the event in July, which sees all proceeds raised going to charity.

The Concours d’Elegance takes place at the same time as the annual Country Fair which itself attracts over 20,000 visitors who enjoy everything from aerobatic displays to powerboat racing, bungee jumps to stunt horses in the 5,000 acre Capability Brown landscape.

As part of celebrations, to mark the 20th anniversary of its hugely popular Country Fair and the tercentenary of the birth of Capability Brown who designed the 5,000 acre estate’s parkland, Heveningham Hall, Suffolk hosted Concours d’Elegance featuring around 50 spectacular cars this weekend.

Appearing on the day were:

1904 Wolseley 1500 Tourer
1925 Vauxhall 30-98 Velox
1927 Bentley 4.5L Tourer
1928 Frazer Nash Owlet
1931 Talbot 105 Tourer
1932 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 Supercharged 5th Series Grand Sport
1933 Rolls Royce Phantom II Drophead Coupe
1935 Lagonda M45 Saloon (pictured)
1935 Bentley 3.5 Derby Drophead
1936 Maserati 6CM
1936 Aston Martin Sports Tourer ‘Red Dragon’
1937 Bentley Peterson 4.5L Blower Le Mans Replica
1951 Jaguar MKV Drophead Coupe
1953 Jaguar C-Type
1953 Frazer Nash Le Mans Replica
1955 Jaguar D-Type
1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Aluminium Gullwing
1956 Bentley S1 Continental Park Ward
1957 Jaguar XKSS
1958 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL Roadster
1959 Rolls Royce Silver Cloud
1961 Ferrari 250 GT California Spyder
1962 Ferrari 250 GTO
1962 Ferrari 250 SWB
1963 Shelby Cobra AC 260
1963 Ferrari 250 Lusso
1964 Porsche 904 GTS
1964 Ferrari 275 GTS
1965 Aston Martin DB5
1965 Ferrari 275 GTB
1971 Aston Martin DBSV8 Grand Tourer
1972 Ferrari Daytona Spyder
1973 Porsche 911 2.8 RSR
1984 Lamborghini Countach 5000 S
1985 Ferrari 288 GTO
1987 Ferrari F40 GT
1988 Ferrari 288 GTO Evoluzione
1990 Ferrari F40 Le Mans
1991 Ferrari F40
1994 Bugatti EB110 SS
1995 McLaren F1 GTR
1999 Ferrari F50
2003 Ferrari Enzo
2013 Bugatti Veyron Grand Vitesse Sports Tourer
2014 Ferrari La Ferrari

Photos supplied to us from Jackie (and Harry) from Rural Recruitment East Anglia, enjoying the sunshine and a glass of Champagne on the terrace.

There was even a very special visit on the day from world renowned super car dealer Tom Hartley Jnr and his family.

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