The Festival of Classic & Sports Cars
August 4, 2019 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Adults: £10.00 (£9.00 in advance)
Children 7 years and over: £5.00 (£4.00 in advance)
Children under 7 years FREE
Family ticket (2 adults and 2 children) £25.00 (£22.00 in advance)
Held in association with the Suffolk Vehicle Enthusiasts Club (SVEC). Over 7,000 people attended the 2018 festival. The event attracts classic and sports car owners who exhibit their cars some of which parade up and down the main drive during the two runs throughout the day.
Over 1000 vehicles attend, representing the last 10 decades of motoring history, including many from Britain’s motoring heyday – marques on display included Alvis, Bristol, Jensen, AC Riley, Armstong Sideley, Lea Francis, Crossley, BSA, Lagonda, Lanchester and Gordon Keeble. The oldest vehicle seen on display was a 1914 Ford Model T and the latest sports car models have included the Chevrolet Corvette and Ford Mustang’s as well as Ferraris’ and Porsche.
This amazing collection of vehicles is displayed against the backdrop of Helmingham Hall and its surrounding moat which sits in the middle of the ancient deer park.
As well as this impressive display of vehicles, the festival is also a lovely day out for the whole family with children’s activities, fairground stalls, over 40 craft and trade stalls, main ring entertainment, birds of prey and much more!
There will be an abundance of local food, drink and entertainment. We are excited that country music artists Sam Coe & The Long Shadows will be performing among other performers, plus Chocks Away will be dancing throughout the day showing off their skills in Jive, Swing and Lindy Hop.
Dress to Impress!
Do you own a classic vehicle and want to show how you would have dressed in that era? Then why not come along in your car wearing your vintage fashion and display all that was great from that time period. We will be running a competition for the ‘best dressed’ and would like to see a range of participants displaying styles from throughout the years – from demob suits, full skirts and petticoats to flares, we’d love to see you dress to impress.