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.
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.
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;
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