Heveningham Hall Country Fair to feature inaugural ‘Concours d’Elegance’ with 50 rare vehicles

A 1963 Ferrari 250 GTO outside Heveningham Hall. Picture: Cameron Maynard/Aperto Photos.

A 1963 Ferrari 250 GTO outside Heveningham Hall. Picture: Cameron Maynard/Aperto Photos. - Credit: Cameron Maynard / Aperto Photos.

An 18th Century Suffolk mansion has announced plans to host a gathering of rare classic cars as part of celebrations marking the 20th anniversary of its annual country fair.

Heveningham Hall, near Halesworth, is launching its inaugural “Concours d’Elegance” on Saturday July 2 and the following day, in association with Bonhams auctioneers.

The Concours, which takes its name from the 17th Century French aristocratic tradition of parading horse-drawn carriages in the parks of Paris, will take place in the Georgian estate’s 5,000-acre Capabilty Brown parkland.

Around 50 pre- and post-war automobiles will take part in the event, with trophies available under both categories.

It will be held at the annual Heveningham Hall Country Fair, which attracts around 15,000 visitors, raising funds for local village and school projects, church repairs and individual cases of need.

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Andrew Hall, speaking on behalf of Heveningham Hall said: “We are inviting exhibitors with particularly rare marques to participate in our first ever show field, which will be set against a backdrop of other attractions including aerobatic displays and vintage aeroplanes landing and taking off throughout the weekend.”

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