Becoming a must attend event, the new year is kicked off by Bicester Heritages first event of the year. The rules are simple, turn up in your pre 1990 car and wonder around the former RAF base and working airfield, although it’s best to pre book rather than just turn up on the day. Set amongst the Oxfordshire countryside, the decommissioned airbase retains most of its architecture providing a perfect setting for classic cars.
There are several areas that are always worth investigating, the main central technical area which also houses many independent motoring services, the hanger which often contains either more businesses’ or club cars and finally the vast airfield which offer more cars in the form of car clubs. On particularly bright but cold Sunday, Reallyloud spent the day taking a series of images which hopefully captures both the cold and ambiance of the calm still day.
A small but increasing followers of Japanese classic cars have been attending the event in recent years.
The Porsche clubs are very active at the event. This year they are in the hanger, providing some unique photo opportunities.
Valuable race prepared cars are relatively common at the event, thanks to the numerous classic car related businesses on site.
The low winter sun and stone buildings add to the ambiance of the venue.
Up and coming classics are also welcomed.
The main throughfare is dominated by prewar classic cars.
An original Range Rover fits in perfectly with the closed in roads and avenues.
The event usually wraps up by midday, with the temperature and the promise of a home/pub roast dinner often being a factor…
Always something to surprise the visitors, it’s difficult to predict exactly what may turn up on the day.
One of the many cars scattered around the site which awaits attention. This ADO16 looks like it needs suspension work.