With a dicey weekend weather forecast it was with excitement and trepidation that Bicester Heritage prepared the finishing touches to its former RAF Base in advance of the sold-out 5th Sunday Scramble on the 26th April. With luck a dry morning arrived, allowing over one thousand vehicles to enter the 348 acre, ex-WW2 Bomber Station. It was, without a doubt, the most spectacular Sunday Scramble to date.
Over 76 car marques spread themselves across the Technical Site and airfield, finding parking places in and amongst the freshly restored buildings, now home to many historic motoring and aviation specialists, and the untouched historic buildings yet to be rejuvenated. Workshops and showrooms opened their doors to over two thousand visitors who were free to roam the site, bask in the sun or walk the airfield where a number of vintage aircraft had flown in opposite a throng of car club displays.
Other highlights included a showcase of over twenty Bristol Cars in the Motor Transport Yard along with automobilia stalls and a line up of pre-war cars at Robert Glover Ltd just back from the Flying Scotsman Endurance Rally. Pendine’s showroom debut in the Blast House, Vintage Magnetos (who opened that morning and received 7 magneto commissions), Classic Oils, Auto Wax Works and Kingsbury Racing’s latest Bentley workshop attracted a great deal of attention.
Bicester Heritage would like to offer hearty thanks to all who visited and made the day such a success and to the specialists who supported the event. We are looking forward to the next occasion at Bicester Heritage, Flywheel – a festival of historic motoring aviation and military endeavour, on the 20-21st June, which looks to become a sell-out, too.
Posted on 29th April 2015