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January's Sunday Scramble.

Alfa Beetle Bicester Heritage Daniel Allard Event Scott Paterson Toyota AE86

Words: Daniel Allard | Photography: Scott Paterson

 

So we start the year with another trip to Bicester Heritage for January's Sunday Scramble. The weather was glorious, the temperature not so but the turn out was as popular as ever.

Since 1916, the Bicester site had been in the possession of the RAF until 2004. Over the decades the site has been developed and grown, this has produced a site with many different styles of buildings, you also throw in a large selection of automotive history and you have a photographer's dream. It is virtually impossible to take a boring picture. Along with the cars, every time we visit it is great to see the restoration of buildings being completed and automotive companies filling the once cold and empty spaces. 

The one thing that we love about Bicester is you never know what you're going to see. The companies on site occupying some of the buildings also open their doors to allow spectators to see what they're working on. Classic Performance Engineering in the Main Store building it always has a great mix of cars in the shop whether they are there for restoration or maintenance.

 A new building and occupying company since our last visit was Sports Purpose they stole the show with a Benneton CG901B on display, along with an immaculate 964RS and a 2.7 RS, easily one of the best looking formula one cars of all time.

It is pretty much impossible to pick a favourite of the day but a car that stood out for us was Chris Wait's Ae86 Trueno Sprinter. We've seen quite a few AE86's over the years but not as clean as Chris'. We won't go into detail too much on the car but here's a little teaser! 

 

Once again we thoroughly enjoyed the morning out at the Sunday Scramble and we will be back on April 22nd. If you have a classic or know of someone attending let us know and we try and capture it. 

 



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