Heveningham Concours takes place within the Heveningham Hall Country Fair. The Fair is an annual event attracting many thousands of people across Saturday & Sunday. It includes attractions for all ages such as thrilling monster truck shows, captivating horse displays, and fascinating birds of prey demonstrations and much, much more besides.
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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 fifty 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 presented Horsepower Hill, a run for all sorts of amazing cars along the estate’s 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.
Now in its fifth year, Heveningham Concours brings together some fifty of the world’s finest motor cars which compete for top honours & special commendations in three motorsport categories: best pre-war, best post-war & best supercar. There is also an award for Horsepower Hill.
In the aviation concours, around a dozen of the world’s rarest propeller aeroplanes compete for the Hanna Aviation Trophy which is awarded to the best in show. All of the awards are presented to owners or their representatives by the judges at the summer party on Saturday evening at Heveningham Hall.
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.