Bicester Heritage celebrates 5th Sunday Scramble

On 26 April, more than 1,000 vehicles dispersed across the Bicester Heritage site to mark the 5th Sunday Scramble. Classic Driver was there, bacon roll in hand…

Hosted at the UK’s best-preserved ex-WW2 RAF bomber station, the Sunday Scramble is designed as an access-all-areas open day for historic car, motorcycle and aircraft enthusiasts. Visitors attending in historic vehicles are encouraged to arrive early for a hot breakfast, and to park in and among the roadways of the Technical Site. Now in its fifth successive year, we are happy to report the event was a resounding success, complete with period-correct atmosphere throughout.

Hidden treasures

Along with a grass airfield – which received numerous vintage aircraft during the day – the 348-acre site features a number of freshly restored buildings, many of which are now home to historic motoring and aviation specialists including Pendine Classics, Historit and Kingsbury Racing. There are many more untouched buildings (including huge aircraft hangars) yet to be restored.

Philip White, Head of Business Development and Marketing for Bicester Heritage, told Classic Driver: “There was some spectacular machinery in and around our Technical Site and we were delighted with the turn-out for what was only our fifth Sunday Scramble. We are now focusing on the next event – Flywheel, a festival of pre-jet-age aviation, motoring and military endeavour, to be held at Bicester Heritage on 20-21 June.”

Photos: Amy Shore for Bicester Heritage