Bicester Scramble

Just off the M40, almost hidden away off a B-road, sits Bicester Heritage. It’s a sprawling 348-acre former RAF Bomber-Command station, now reborn as a location for the preservation and creation of historic motoring and aviation businesses..it’s a fascinating place; a warren of partly and fully-restored workshops, showrooms and hangars.

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In most of these workshops there are businesses – each serving a part of the restoration process: upholstery, radiators, magnetos, engines, bodywork, storage; everything required to bring back to life forgotten automotive gems. There’s also an emphasis on creation – “..educational sponsorships, apprenticeship opportunities, mentoring programmes and a sustainable business model that will grow the knowledge and enjoyment of historic vehicles for decades to come.” Of which more to come in the near future.

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Roughly every month there’s the Sunday scramble..an informal classic-car show, with cars filling each workshop, parked within hangars..and vans selling bacon sandwiches. Here are some of the highlights of May’s scramble;

 

– See more at: http://bicesterheritage.co.uk/about/#sthash.S1iKF3R3.dpuf

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