Miura, GT40, Fraser Nash Top Heveningham Hall Concours
A 1971 Lamborghini Miura SV, a 1966 Ford GT40 and a 1935 Frazer Nash took top honors at the second annual Heveningham Hall Concours d’Elegance July 9 during the County Fair at the 5,000-acre 18th Century county estate in Suffolk. The Concours hosted of 50 cars from 1903 to 2017, as well as 11 vintage aircraft, and its panel of judges included world-renowned car designers Ian Callum and J Mays, and was chaired by Max Hunt. Each winner received a specially commissioned bronze trophy from renowned Suffolk sculptor Laurence Edwards. Those selections follow:
Special mentions: 1961 Ferrari 250 SWB Competizione; 1960 Ferrari 250 cabriolet
1971 Lamborghini Miura SV (above, Rufus Owen photo courtesy of Heveningham Hall Concours)
Special mentions: 2014 Ferrari LaFerrari; 1995 McLaren F1 GTR
The Concours had opened with Friday’s Suffolk Border Tour, new for 2017, as a selection of Concours entrants travelled a 50-mile route through the beautiful Suffolk countryside.
“It’s been a fantastic second year for the Concours,” enthused Hunt, “the quality of the cars on display has been exceptional, and it was very difficult to make a decision on the winners. The Tour…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 during 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 Heveningham Hall Country Fair Trust is a registered charity that, since its launch, has raised more than £600,000 for charity. For further information please visit www.countryfair.co.uk