Air Force base turned Historic vehicle centre

Bicester Heritage Centre is a truly special place, today they opened their gates to the public.

1y ago

Tickets sold out to the first Scramble event of the year, despite the freezing, overcast weather. Bicester Heritage Centre is a really special place, an old RAF base now home to the Association of Heritage Engineers and all manor of bespoke workshops.

Every aspect of restoration, maintenance, race and rally prep is catered for onsite and there are some really special cars tucked away in those workshops and hangers! Visiting is usually on a strict appointment only basis, however on several Sundays throughout the year the gates are opened to the public.

Tickets are available for general admission (Public car park) or classic/club for those with more interesting classic, sports and supercars. I went in my Nissan 350z and parked up with the Z clubs collection of Datsun 240z and 260z.

It's the kind of show where you can find something that appeals to everyone. I spotted this guy walking around with a pig under his arm! It all made sense when I spotted his trade stand 'Polishing Pigs', they'd picked up a new company mascot.

Even Drivetribe staffer and Kart fanatic, Ben Koenig, was catered for with the British Historic Kart Club out in force!

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Comments (6)

  • What an eclectic mix of cars! The Bicester Scramble is one of those events that I always seem to hear about after the event! I'll try to make the next one, though in all honesty I'm not sure I'd have braved the weather...

      1 year ago
  • That wine red Karmann Ghia is perfect.

      1 year ago
  • Wow it would be fun to drive some of those old Karts!

      1 year ago
    • I thought you'd like them! How do they compare to modern karts?

        1 year ago