The Bicester Scramble was anything but a scramble. It was an organised and immense display of automotive heaven.
If you’re into anything with two or more wheels and an engine, Bicester is calling.
We’ve been to the venue before, but not to the breakfast ‘scramble’ meeting. We were in for a lovely surprise. As far as the eye could see (almost) we were surrounded by cars, bikes, workshops, club displays, etc. etc.
The Heritage Centre at Bicester was a WWII RAF Bomber Command training centre. It is a 348 acre site that includes many of the original hangars and buildings, most of them now restored to something like their former glory and housing small businesses that focus on the classic and historic motor industry. It’s the UK’s premier example of ’constructive conservation’ set amongst mature trees, service roads and walkways.
The airfield remains active for small aircraft and gliders so there’s always something to see on the ground and in the air.
Our invitation came care of the Dick Lovett Group ‘Cylinder Club’ for their customers, to mark the opening of ‘Porsche Classic Life’ at the site. They had taken over one of the huge hangars for the day to house a range of modern and classic cars, mostly of an exotic nature. They also had plenty of their stock of Ferraris, Porsches, Maseratis and Aston Martins, supported by their team, mostly wearing ‘Cylinder Club’ branding. Even the coffee cups were ‘on brand’. Whilst the Club was by invitation, the hangar was very much open to everyone, as was nearly every other building on-site.
Outside, the car park (for want of a better expression) was an enormous car show. Our photos can’t really do it justice, but they can at least give you a flavour.
Naturally, the best way is to be there yourself. The next one is on 6th January 2019 from 09:00.
You can even enjoy the queues to get in and get out as a moving motor show!
PS – We stayed at the nearby Kings Arms Hotel.