New British concours slated July 2-3 at Heveningham Hall

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1926 Vauxhall one of 20 that remain | Heveningham Hall photos
1926 Vauxhall one of 20 that remain | Heveningham Hall photos
1926 Vauxhall one of 20 that remain | Heveningham Hall photos

In conjunction with the Georgian mansion’s 20th annual Country Fair and Capability Brown’s Tercentenary, the inaugural Heveningham Hall Concours d’Elegance is scheduled for July 2-3 at the 18th Century estate in Suffolk, England.

According to the organizers, the concours will feature some 50 prominent pre- and post-war cars selected to showcase motorsports history. Among the cars are a 1926 Vauxhall 30-90 Velox, one of only 20 remaining; the 19th 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL gullwing, raced in the Mille Miglia by Alberico Cacciari; the 1995 McLaren F1 GTR that finished third at Le Mans with Derek and Justin Bell as two of its drivers; as well as a Ferrari 250 GTO, Ferrari 250 GT SWB and a D-type Jaguar.

“We are delighted to be able to announce these iconic cars as part of our first concours, and there are a lot more to come,” Andrew Hall, speaking for the organizers, said in a news release. “They all have interesting stories and I can’t wait to see them all lined up on the day.”

Early-production 1955 'gullwing'
Early-production 1955 ‘gullwing’

The events will take place on the 5,000-acre estate’s Capability Brown parkland. The annual fair typically attracts some 15,000 visitors and distributes proceeds to local charities for village ands school projects, church repairs and nursing care.

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A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the web and becoming the author of more than 15 automotive books. In addition to being founding editor at ClassicCars.com, Larry has written for The New York Times and The Detroit News and was an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.