Iconic cars and vintage aircraft to return for popular event

A scene from the Heveningham Hall Concours d_Elegance in 2017. Picture: RUFUS OWEN

A scene from the Heveningham Hall Concours d_Elegance in 2017. Picture: RUFUS OWEN

Iconic cars will rev into the grounds of a Georgian mansion as a popular event returns this summer.

The third Heveningham Hall Concours d'Elegance will take place on Saturday, June 30 and Sunday, July 1 alongside its long-standing country fair.

As well as featuring 50 of the world's most iconic cars, Heveningham Hall, near Halesworth, will play host to an array of vintage aircraft once more as a simultaneous aviation concours is held.

A new event will also be launched this year – as Horsepower Hill provides an opportunity for concours' owners and specially-selected guests to burn rubber in their own cars in a timed event around the landscape.

The Heveningham Tour also returns following a successful inaugural event in 2017 that saw around 25 concours' owners and guests - including a 1951 Ferrari 212 Barchetta, 1985 Lancia Delta S4 Corse and 2017 Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta - make their way through the glorious Suffolk countryside before stopping for a barbecue and clay-pigeon shoot.

This year's 50-mile Heveningham Tour returns on Friday, June 29 and the route will be announced shortly.

Once again, the Concours d'Elegance - which sees all proceeds raised going to charity - is held in association with auctioneers Bonhams, British watch manufacturer Bremont and English winemaker Gusbourne.

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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 sees around 20,000 visitors descend on the historic estate for main ring events, aerobatic displays, shopping, local crafts and much more.

Each year the Heveningham Hall Country Fair Trust distributes all proceeds to local charities.

For more information about the concours and the charitable activities that it supports, visit www.heveninghamconcours.comFor further information about the country fair visit www.countryfair.co.uk

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