Bicester Sunday Scramble

May 01, 2015  •  2 Comments

On 26th April we headed up to Bicester Heritage for their 5th Sunday Brunch Scramble, where we found a huge collection of classic cars on display on site, as well as bikes as planes. Bicester Heritage, for those that don't know, is a former RAF base, being converted into a hub for all things classic car and plane related, whilst retaining the historical buildings that provides a great backdrop for the exhibits. We had expected to see a large collection on display, but were very pleasantly surprised to find over 850 classic cars on site, with something of interest for all tastes.

 

Typical scene we found there, interesting cars of all descriptions parked up for us to admire.

 

As you can see, a very wide and diverse selection of cars, from the fast, to the gentleman's carriage!

 

Definitely no smoking around this immaculate Lancia.

 

Glorious Bentley, resting.
 
Nothing dainty about this Peterson Bentley, brutal engineering at its best.
 
Glorious Dino recreation, basking in the sunshine.
 
Resting cat. Pristine metalwork in front of not so pristine metalwork!
 
The humble Morris, lovingly looked after by a caring owner.
 
Looks a bit lonely, sat in front of some quite severe looking buildings.
 
I was very thankful to the Lagonda owner who parked his car in such a picturesque setting.
 
Lovely fast cat, sat menacingly on its own.
 
Surely one of the most iconic British designs of the 20th century.
 
As well as cars there were some commercial vehicles on display, both military and civilian.
 
A fair bit of metalwork to keep in tip top condition like this.
 
A bit of smoke on start up from this exquisite Brescia.
 
A treasure trove of exotic metal could be found for sale in the various dealers premises open, as in Pendine here.
 
You never quite knew what delight was around the corner indeed behind the doors!
 
Italian engineering at its best.
 
But let us not forget us British were good at making pretty cars too!
 
Bristol Owners Club had a display of twenty cars in the main courtyard too.
 
The custom boys and girls were displaying their much loved cars for something a little different.
 
The American metal was very impressive.
 
Immaculate classic piece of Bavarian metal.
 
Reflective Bristol bumper.
 
 
Ah, the pleasures of classic car ownership, bonnet up and fettling to be done.
 
The classic bike people had their own problems with a puncture that needed repairing.
 
Duke at rest in front of rusty backdrop.
 
Heavyweight engineering!
 
Let us not forget the aviation history attached to this place, and a line up of classic planes were a delight to see.
 
With it being an ex RAF base, it was fitting to see some RAF personal wandering round!
 
Not only RAF personal, but members of the Bicester Home Guard were dressed up suitably too.
 
Gun loaded ready for action.
 
Colourful row of bars on his chest.
 
One of the things that sets Bicester apart from so many other venues is the variety of historical military buildings on site.
 
I do believe you would call this a patinated pair of doors!
 
Bit of rot in the door bottoms!
 
Not only classic cars that gets an attack by the tin worm!
 
Relics of a working base, with safety features still evident.
 
History of the building's previous uses are still to be found.
 
Another fantastic day at Bicester, with lots to look at and a fantastic location to surround yourself in! Looking forward to the next one, and many thanks indeed to all the people at Bicester Heritage for the fantastic hospitality.
 

 


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Des Hassell(non-registered)
Some of your best photographic work I believe. Thanks for sharing.
Rod BIrd(non-registered)
Terrific set.
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