Classic Formula One cars go on show at stately home

Heveningham Hall Concours d'Elegance 2018. Picture: Isabel Pritchard-Smith

Heveningham Hall Concours d'Elegance 2018. Picture: Isabel Pritchard-Smith - Credit: Archant

Supercars and iconic Formula One racers were among the automotive brilliance on display as a majestic country house hosted an annual show.

Heveningham Hall Concours d'Elegance 2018. Picture: Isabel Pritchard-Smith

Heveningham Hall Concours d'Elegance 2018. Picture: Isabel Pritchard-Smith - Credit: Archant

Supercars and iconic Formula One racers were among the automotive brilliance on display as a majestic country house hosted an annual show.

Heveningham Hall Concours d’Elegance returned this weekend for the third year in a row, displaying 54 cars on grass terraces to the rear of the grade I listed mansion.

Heveningham Hall Concours d'Elegance 2018. Picture: Isabel Pritchard-Smith

Heveningham Hall Concours d'Elegance 2018. Picture: Isabel Pritchard-Smith - Credit: Archant

Vehicles varied from the young - a stunning Aston Martin 6C Vulcan - to the old, an 1886 Benz Patent Motorwagen, while the 70th anniversary of Porsche was recognised with a number of spectacular entrants from the German company.

Meanwhile, on the lawn in front of the concours’ entrants, a separate McLaren Formula One exhibition showcased historic cars driven by the likes of Mika Hakkinen, David Coulthard, Jenson Button, Lewis Hamilton and the late Ayrton Senna.

Heveningham Hall Concours d'Elegance 2018. Picture: Isabel Pritchard-Smith

Heveningham Hall Concours d'Elegance 2018. Picture: Isabel Pritchard-Smith - Credit: Archant


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There was also a new event named ‘Horsepower Hill’, providing an opportunity for concours’ owners to burn rubber in their cars in a timed burnout.

Heveningham Hall Concours d'Elegance 2018. Picture: Isabel Pritchard-Smith

Heveningham Hall Concours d'Elegance 2018. Picture: Isabel Pritchard-Smith - Credit: Archant

Heveningham Hall Concours d'Elegance 2018. Picture: Isabel Pritchard-Smith

Heveningham Hall Concours d'Elegance 2018. Picture: Isabel Pritchard-Smith - Credit: Archant

Heveningham Hall Concours d'Elegance 2018. Picture: Isabel Pritchard-Smith

Heveningham Hall Concours d'Elegance 2018. Picture: Isabel Pritchard-Smith - Credit: Archant

Heveningham Hall Concours d'Elegance 2018. Picture: Isabel Pritchard-Smith

Heveningham Hall Concours d'Elegance 2018. Picture: Isabel Pritchard-Smith - Credit: Archant

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