Heveningham Hall will host its inaugural Concours d'Elegance on 2-3 July as part of the 5000-acre estate's Country Fair. Organisers are hoping to attract 50 pre-and post-war cars to the Suffolk venue. Two men who stole 13 classic Minis and sold the parts via eBay have been sentenced to a total of six and a half years in prison. Stephen Fiddimore received three and a half years for conspiracy to steal motor vehicles; Sam Metten got three years for the same garage door remote clip
Best Of Show in the concours d’elegance was awarded to a 1950 Mercedes 170S Cabriolet, while the Heritage Car Award went to a 1956 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Coupe that was formerly owned by the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan. Mohammed Al Tahiri was gifted his garage door remote clip 450SEL 9 by the region’s royal family, and he claimed the UAE Award. “It had received careful treatment and remained in good condition,” he said. “Only the hydraulic self-levelling suspension needed replacing.
” Among the other highlights was a replica of the ex-Claude Storez 1958 Porsche 356 Zagato Speedster, while in the Build-Off area a 1923 Ford Model T was delivered in pieces and assembled to working order during the festival. Next year, organisers are planning an extended concours that will be held in Dubai’s Opera House. Restorer and racer Mark Walker reunited his latest project, a 1923 Vauxhall 23/60, with three generations of its previous owner’s family at the Luton Heritage Centre on 10 April. Kay Lorenzato was there to see the car that her late husband Raymond owned from the 1950s until 20 Raymond travelled across Europe in the car, competed in VSCC events, and used it daily until it was taken off the road in 1967 with a cracked block. Walker has retained as much as of the original car as garage door remote clip -including the leather trim.