Petrolicious – Bicester Heritage, Oxfordshire

A few weeks ago, walking along the road where I live in Ealing, I heard the unmistakable roar of an aircooled Porsche engine. A full ‘Rothman’s’ livery clad Porsche 993  pulled in to the next road along from mine. I stopped and chatted to the owner briefly and he told me that he had just been to a meet at ‘Bicester Heritage’. I followed Bicester Heritage’s various social media accounts to keep my ear to the ground for future car meets and thankfully I wouldn’t have to wait long.

Bicester Heritage is quite literally a petrol head’s dream, based within an old RAF airfield its website describes its new purpose…

‘Wings or wheels; driver, pilot or rider, Bicester Heritage gives you an inspiring setting in which to restore, store, buy, sell and enjoy your vehicle and your hobby. We are home to a growing collection of leading historic vehicle specialists. So you have access to the skills, knowledge and expertise to maintain your ‘device’. All within the 348-acre parkland and period 1920’s buildings of a historic RAF base in the Oxfordshire countryside.’

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This thing is road legal! Madness.

And this was just the car park…The RAF hangers, bunkers and restored buildings provided an awesome backdrop for the cars on show.

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One of Colin McRae’s actual legendary Subaru Imprezas

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The ultimate sports car – Ferrari F40

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As you can see there was an eclectic mix of cars on show. But there was plenty of German metal to keep my interest.

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This felt very unlike any other car show I have attended. A super-chilled and classy atmosphere with some epic cars on show in some beautifully restored surroundings. A truly immersive experience. I geeked out massively and Nadine enjoyed it too. I will certainly be returning for future events.

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