Heveningham Concours, inaugurated in 2016, brings together some 50 of the world’s finest motor cars which are displayed amid the backdrop of the Grade I listed Georgian mansion Heveningham Hall on dramatic grass terraces designed by renowned landscape architect Kim Wilkie. In its second year, Heveningham Concours evolved to include a separate aviation concours which continues to attract some of the world’s finest propeller aircraft to a separate show field in the estate’s 5,000 acre Capability Brown landscape.
Horsepower Hill, a timed 1/8 mile ‘drag race’ for owners & guests along the estate’s main drive was launched in 2018. The event, which proved popular with owners & spectators alike, attracts a wide range of classic & contemporary supercars and the very first competitor taking the challenge was Nick Mason in his 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO. The Heveningham Tour is a 50-mile route for owners & guests through the Suffolk countryside on the Friday before the event opens to the public. The route takes in a stop for lunch mid-way before returning to Heveningham Hall ahead of a dinner for owners.
All proceeds and profits from Heveningham Concours go into a charitable trust which not only funds many and various cases of need locally, but also funds a local dementia unit as well as contributing substantially towards building a new centre for a Community Care Nursing Fund where the local hospital has been closed. It also supports local schools with equipment and provides a full ‘i-mobility’ design scholarship at the Royal college of Art. Heveningham Concours takes place at the same time as the annual Country Fair which itself attracts over 20,000 visitors across the weekend who enjoy everything from aerobatic displays to powerboat racing, bungee jumps to local arts & crafts and much more besides.