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Bicester Heritage will celebrate its 10th anniversary in style as its Flywheel event returns on 17-18 June 2023.
Visitors can expect track action, curated displays and behind-the-scenes access to the site’s 50-plus specialists.
The two-day celebration of classic cars and vintage aircraft at the former WW2 RAF base in Oxfordshire was last held in 2018.
Flywheel will build on Bicester Heritage’s ever-popular Scramble events by capturing their laid-back atmosphere and adding more live displays, both on the ground and up in the air.
Popular marques will be invited to exhibit classic models around the Technical Site grounds, while curated displays will be presented by Bicester Heritage’s membership club, Scramblers, and auction website Collecting Cars on the Scramblers Lawn.
From award-winning distilleries and classic car specialists to McLaren’s Formula E team, Bicester Heritage’s more than 50 residents will also open their doors so visitors can take a look at what’s going on inside.
With so much happening at ground level, you’ll need to be reminded to take a look up at the sky by the roar of vintage planes overhead, as stunning aircraft flies into the site’s grass airfield throughout the 10th-anniversary weekend.
Formerly the RAF’s Blenheim Bomber training station, Bicester Heritage first opened its gates in 2013 and has since become a vibrant hub for the UK’s classic motoring community, as well as retaining its active airfield.
More than 95% of the site’s buildings have been carefully restored over the past decade and many are now home to automotive specialists, including Classic Performance Engineering, HERO-ERA, Fuzz Townshend’s Classic Oils and Morgan Motor Company.
Bicester Heritage is also committed to training and inspiring the next generation of enthusiasts. The Heritage Skills Academy teaches apprentices traditional automotive crafts and techniques, while charity Starter Motor gives young people practical experience behind the wheel of a classic car.
And this work seems to be paying off: of the 7000 visitors to January’s sold-out Scramble, more than 1000 were under 15.
Tickets for Flywheel on 17-18 June will go on sale to Scramblers members on Monday 20 February, before being opened to everyone on Friday 24 February.
Be sure to act fast, Bicester Heritage’s events are massively popular and tickets for the Scramble on 23 April have already sold out – head online for more details and to buy tickets.
Images: Bicester Heritage
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