The Helmingham Festival of Classic and Sports
cars is an annual event now in its 10th year featuring over 500
classic and sports cars, with thousands of visitors all in the
glorious setting of Helmingham Hall and this year featuring the
Eastern Region club stand. 18 shiny, colour coordinated 5s,
roadsters and a Miata, from the MK1 up to the MK3 showed the
visitors the MX-5 in all its guises. All our cars feature
comprehensive specification sheets designed by Jon Elsey, so at
least everyone knew what they were looking at. And with a
supercharged ands two turboed cars we were not under powered.
The club stand next door to us was the local Lotus Owners Cub
and by a coincidence feature by next door neighbour and his
pristine Lotus Esprit !
We were supported at the festival by
Underwoods Mazda Main Dealer with a Mazda hospitality unit which
came complete with useful kettle and fridge!
We were located next to an events ring which
featured various activities during the day, and we are still all
wondering if the guy who did the falconry display ever did get
his bird back.
Thanks to Tula for supplying some very nice
sausage rolls and cake which always go down very well and thanks
to everyone who attended on the day, we certainly made an
Many thanks to the contributors
of the above photographs.