HEVENINGHAM HALL CONCOURS D’ELEGANCE ANNOUNCES WINNERS
Heveningham Hall recently hosted its second Concours d’Elegance alongside its Country Fair in the stunning 5,000-acre 18th Century county estate in Suffolk. The Concours consisted of 50 iconic cars from 1903 to 2017 plus 11 vintage aircraft.
The esteemed judging panel made up of world-renowned car designers Ian Callum and J Mays alongside Max Hunt had some tough choices but the winners and special mentions are as follows:
Best pre-war car: Winner: 1935 Frazer Nash twin supercharged single seater; Special mentions: 1935 Frazer Nash TT replica and 1931 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Touring Spyder.
Best post-war car: Winner: 1956 Ford GT40; Special mentions: 1961 Ferrari 250 SWB Competizione and 1960 Ferrari 250 cabriolet.
Best supercar: Winner: 1971 Lamborghini Miura SV; Second: 2014 Ferrari LaFerrari and Third: 1995 McLaren F1 GTR.
The inaugural aviation concours was judged by Bremont co-founder Nick English, Sir Tim Boughton and Henry Labouchere and they selected the 1918 Sopworth Snipe F2367 as winner of the Hanna Aviation Trophy. Special mentions were given to the 1934 De Havilland DH85 Leopard Moth G-ACUS / 1934 De Havilland Leopard Moth G-ACMA and the De Havilland 1932 DH Fox Moth ZK-AGM.
Each winner received a specially-commissioned bronze trophy from renowned Suffolk sculptor Laurence Edwards.
The Concours got underway on Friday 7th July with the Suffolk Border Tour, a new initiative for 2017. A selection of the Concours entrants travelled a 50-mile route taking in some of the beautiful Suffolk scenery.
Max Hunt, chairman of the judging panel (and successful Dakar bike rider) said: “It’s been a fantastic second year for the Concours, the quality of the cars on display has been exceptional and it was very difficult to make a decision on the winners. The Tour through the Suffolk countryside on Friday was really special and it was great to see so many of these fantastic cars being driven. We’re already looking forward to next year!”
Also new for 2017 was a charitable partnership with the Royal College of Art and The Heveningham Hall Concours RCA Automotive Design Scholarship, which will see a British student awarded a scholarship to cover fees and living expenses to cover the 15-month MA Automotive Design course in London under the auspices of Professor J Mays. The scholarship winner will be announced later this year.
The traditional background to the Concours, now in its second year, is the Heveningham Hall Country Fair, which recently celebrated its 20th birthday, which attracted thousands of visitors this year. As a result, this is truly a family day out for everybody, incorporating dancing horses, livestock, flypasts, aerobatic displays, powerboating and off-roading plus, much more. All profits raised go to charity and more than £600,000 has been raised over the years.