The third Heveningham Concours, held At Heveningham Hall

This summer saw the third Heveningham Concours, held At Heveningham Hall, a stone’s throw from the Best of Suffolk HQ in Badingham.

Several team members attended, this account is from Best of Suffolk founders Alex and Naomi.

It was such a joy to see a world class event, staged on our doorstop, involving some 100 of the most special cars around and a very interesting selection of aeroplanes, all in the beautiful setting of Heveningham Hall.

For us, two of the most special cars were John Surtees’s BMW 507 and Nick Mason’s Ferrari 250GTO, very beautiful and possibly the most valuable car in existence!

John Surtees, our own only world champion on a bike as well as a car, owned the BMW from new, until his death last year, it was originally given to him by MV Agusta as an appreciation for winning the world championship for them. It is being sold by John’s family at Goodwood this summer, what price for this fascinating piece of history?

It was a treat to see the incredible collection of McLaren F1 cars, including those driven by Senna and Hamilton…

Although this was the third year of the Concours, it was the first of the Heveningham hillclimb, called Horsepower Hill. The 1962 250GTO was first up, for the times quarter mile, but it was the modern Bugatti Veyron Supersports, with its 1,250BHP, which claimed honours on the day.

Outside the Concours was the Heveningham Country Fair, which since its inception has raised over £700k for local charities…

All in all a great day out and a justified firm feature on our diaries from now on…