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The Festival of Classic & Sports Cars 07 AugustAug 2022 10:00 - 17:00 Europe/LondonHelmingham, Stowmarket, Suffolk IP14 6EF


Held in association with the Suffolk Vehicle Enthusiasts Club (SVEC). Over 7,000 people attended the 2021 festival.

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 Jax & Co will be playing 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.

To control numbers for social distancing we have limited the number of tickets available. If these sell out we will not be able to offer tickets on the day. If the event is cancelled due to Covid-19, as always a full refund will be given.

Adults: £10
Children 5-15 years £5
Children under 5 £FREE
Family ticket (2 adults and 2 children 5-15 years old) £25

Tickets can be purchased through the website or on the gate on the day (if available). Please be aware that there are no card facilities on the gate on the day. Discount vouchers and Historic House memberships are not valid on event days.

Well behaved dogs on leads welcome!


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Helmingham Hall Gardens, Helmingham, Stowmarket, Suffolk IP14 6EF


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