About Classics At The Castle

Having listened to participants who have supported every event from the start, and others whose respected views mirror our own, the 2017 edition will be aiming for a return to the ‘meeting of friends with a passion for Porsche’ scenario of the early iterations.

Consequently for 2017 the moving parades will be replaced with a static chronological presentation on the long driveway to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the advent of the 911S in 1967. This will be one of the most complete line-ups of the 911S in this anniversary year, and will give visitors the opportunity to get close to the cars and their owners.

The aim is to showcase 50 examples in a chronological sequence that will include all the models in the ‘S’ production spectrum, including those built in the Porsche AG period until the ‘S’ designation was deleted. We already have some really special cars pencilled in, including two rare right-hand-drive S models from 1967– 2.2-litre ‘S’ and ‘S’ Sport and the ex Vic Elford 2.4-litre car – and more are invited.

ALL MODERN PORSCHE WELCOME

Once again Hedingham will welcome ALL Porsche models up to the current 991 and there will be a specially designated PORSCHE PADDOCK providing dedicated parking display area to accommodate ALL modern Porsches models built post 1973.

We encourage everyone to arrive early and allow plenty of time to be in place to see the parade. Queues are likely.

YOUR EVENT

What we love to see are lots of your 356, 911, 912, 914 and RS Carrera’s turning out to fill the site and support the special cars on display.

AWARDS

The now well established Hedingham Stars will be awarded on behalf of the major sponsors to not only to outstanding cars but also to recognise contributors to the realisation of the event.

Awards to be selected by the appointed judges will be made in the following categories:

Star Car of the Day Awards

These prestigious awards are for the “crowd pleasing” cars. More often than not they are selected because of rarity, originality or interesting history.

Trade Stand Awards

Made on the basis of presentation and crowd appeal.

THE CASTLE

Hedingham Castle once again provides a spectacular backdrop for the event.

The amazing Norman keep, over 110 feet high and with walls 12 feet thick, will be open to all attendees. Built in around 1140, Hedingham has had many royal visitors including King Henry VII, King Henry VIII and Queen Elizabeth I. There are four floors to explore including a magnificent Banqueting Hall and Minstrel’s Gallery and phenomenal views of the event and surrounding countryside from the upper windows.

There are delightful walks around the lake and through the shady woodland under the steep ramparts of the castle defenses. The castle’s peaceful grounds and many fine trees are home to a large variety of birds and wild life.