The Event

Inaugurated in 2016, Heveningham Concours has become one of the UK’s finest annual motor car and aeroplane shows. It is held at Heveningham Hall in Suffolk where around 50 remarkable cars are displayed on the garden terraces together with a dozen or so historic propeller aircraft on grounds nearby. Held this year on the 8th & 9th July 2023 Heveningham Concours also presents Horsepower Hill, a ‘drag race’ along a parkland road, as well as the Heveningham Tour, a 50-mile drive for the Concours entrants through the Suffolk countryside on Friday 7th July with a stop for lunch. The event takes place at the same time as, and side-by-side with, the wider annual Heveningham Country Fair.

The Charity

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 a local dementia unit as well as the East Anglian Air Ambulance. Furthermore, the Trust contributes 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 Intelligent Mobility design scholarship at the Royal College of Art amongst many other good causes.

Heveningham Hall

Heveningham Hall was first built in 1658. Between 1778 and 1781 it was substantially rebuilt by architects Sir Robert Taylor and James Wyatt, resulting in the strikingly wide exterior and the interior’s astonishing neoclassical rooms. The landscape was designed by Capability Brown in 1782, with groundworks also beginning in that year, but with his death in 1783, the landscape project soon faded. In 1995 the works to complete these plans began and renowned landscape architect Kim Wilkie was brought in to help accomplish this. Kim went on to help create many other landscape projects on the estate with the terraces at the rear of the Hall, upon which the motor cars are displayed for the Heveningham Concours, being a notable example.

Tickets Available Online April 1st