Bicester Heritage Sunday Scramble

April 28, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

On Sunday April 24th we headed back to Bicester Heritage for their 8th Sunday Scramble. We found a massive turnout of classic cars on site, all nestling among the iconic military buildings. Never quite sure what to look at first, as around every corner there was yet more interesting stuff to be found, be it vehicles, people or indeed the aforementioned buildings. Not only that but the businesses on site open their doors too, for you to have  a look round, be it purveyors of fine cars, or one of the many workshops containing highly skilled restorers on site.

An early car that was an early arrival, with what must have been a pretty draughty drive to the venue.

 

Fabulous lightweight E-Type, looking very fast even when it is stood still.

 

Cars to view in every direction, and as you can see some lovely sunshine to enjoy as you walked around the site.

 

Always good to see some modified cars at events such as this.

 

I did say there were a lot of classics, as can be seen here all neatly parked in line, rather in keeping with the military venue.

 

A proper gentleman's express.

 

Absolutely immaculate Austin-Healey proudly parked up.

 

A rather lonely looking Porsche.

 

And this one didn't seem to have too many friends either!

 

You have admire the American car designers for never quite knowing when to stop adding decoration to their cars, but they are truly great to see, knowing that it isn't yourself that has to keep the acres of chrome polished!

 

A rather stylish accessory.

 

Of course flying was the primary purpose of the base when it was operational, and so it was rather fitting to see some planes using the airfield.

 

No this isn't the pipes from an organ, but lengths of tubing awaiting the attention of Ryan Edwards who transforms them into exquisite exhaust systems, that really are works of art.

 

The buildings never cease to fascinate me, and come in many different varieties.

 

Rather nice addition to the door.

 

Although many of the buildings have been superbly sympathetically restored, there are still some buildings awaiting this treatment, and it was a pleasure to be allowed into them.

 

It is only when looking close up at these unrestored buildings that you realize the amount of work that must go into restoring them.

 

Decay and deterioration can be quite artistic at times.

 

Probably best not to plug your kettle in here!

 

The people always supply the heartbeat of a venue and Bicester Heritage is no different. The traction engine needed a bit of a polish up, which I can assume is a bit like painting the fourth bridge, a job that is never quite completed.

 

The Homeguard reenactment group were out as well, adding more military nostalgia to the site.

 

A proper British picnic at a proper British venue, what more could you ask for?

Once again another very enjoyable day out, many thanks to all those that worked to make it happen. Looking forward to the next one, and if you haven't been I highly recommend that you do so as soon as possible.

 


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