Festival of Classic and Sports Cars
Sunday 2nd August 2015: 10:00am - 5:00pm

Held in association with the Suffolk Vehicle Enthusiasts Club (SVEC). Over 5,000 people attended the 2014 festival. The event attracts classic and sports car owners who exhibit their cars some of which parade up and down the main drive on the two concourse runs throughout the day.
Over 700 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 a Ford Mustang as well as Ferraris’ and Porsche.

This amazing collection of vehicles is displayed against the magnificent back drop of Helmingham Hall and its surrounding moat which sits in the middle of the ancient deer park.

Calling all Motorcycle Clubs...WE NEED YOU!
In addition to classic & sports cars we would very much welcome local MOTORCYCLE CLUBS to exhibit with us. Thanks to the 2014 attendees we had a great start to this display but would welcome many more! Please email us for a motorcycle club booking form.

As well as this impressive display of vehicles there will be main ring entertainment, craft and trade stalls, birds of prey, lots of live music and great local food & drink!

The 2014 event made a £4,500 donation to EACH - Ipswich Children’s Hospice www.each.org.uk

Car exhibitors have given very generous over the past 9 years and we hope that with the 2015 Festival we will be able to make an even greater donation. It is possible to make a donation with your classic car entry or as a visitor on the day at the EACH stand.

Lord Tollemache would like to thank everyone who made a donation in 2013 and 2014 to The Ipswich Children’s Hospice which goes to help with the every day running costs of the Hospice as well as days out for the children and their families.

Adults £8.00 (£7.00 in advance)
Children 7 years and over £4.00
Family ticket (2 adults and 2 children) £20.00
Tickets can be bought in advance via the telephone 01473 890 799 or on the gate on the day (please note that credit/debit cards cannot be accepted on the gate on the day).


Well behaved dogs on leads welcome!
Thanks to:
Kerridges of Needham Market are again sponsoring the concourse display which takes place down the main drive.

CATS Garage for sponsoring the Birds of Prey.

Answers to our 2014 'NAME THAT CAR!' Prize Draw Challenge

1. Leading the advancing force = Standard VANGUARD
2. The run in St Moritz = Vauxhall CRESTA
3. Wader with a long bill = Humber SNIPE
4. A £1 monarch = Daimler SOVEREIGN
5. 'Acting out' word game = Daihatsu CHARADE
6. Horses run free in the med. marsh land = Rolls Royce CAMARGUE
7. Britain has one in most countries = Ford CONSUL
8. Full English or this option = Bentley CONTINENTAL
9. It flows for approx. 4000 miles = Volvo AMAZON
10. A select group = Lotus ELITE
11. One of the 'crafty cockneys' three = Daimler DART
12. Look on the wed for an arthropod = Alfa Romeo SPIDER
13. Shallow water crossing for the bovine = Morris OXFORD
14. A cat comes no bigger than this = Sunbeam TIGER
15. Character in 'Barber of Seville' = Nissan FIGARO
16. It runs from the west end to Fishguard = Austin A40

Congratulation to our winners:
Mr Michael Amps
Mr F. Hancocks
Mr Allen Wilson