After a long, hard summer, we were delighted to finally bring Classic Car lovers together for an exciting and innovative new event. Set within the grounds of Bicester Heritage, the home of historic motoring, we created a socially distanced, COVID-compliant outdoor event that celebrated Classic Cars in all their glory and brought two worlds together to celebrate classic moving vehicles. In these challenging times, we focused our efforts on redesigning the traditional to ensure visitors felt safe at all times. The Classic Car Drive In Weekend, had two core components, and you could choose whether you wanted to join us for both or either…
The Classic Car Show: An outdoor classic car exhibition featuring over 500 cars on display and to buy, over 25 of the UK’s leading Car Clubs, five daily track shows dedicated to Historic Motorsport, a live auction hosted by Bonhams MPH, the opportunity to visit the famous Bicester Heritage classic car specialists on the technical site plus a host of dealers, retailers and AutoMemorabilia traders.
The Classic Drive In: The somewhat unexpected hero of these times has become the Drive In, where you can maintain a safe social distance at all times. Drive in, park up and enjoy one of our specially curated selection of the best Classic Car movies of all time… from some of the greatest cult classics like The Italian Job and Days of Thunder, to celebrating ultimate racing legends in Senna, Le Mans 66 or Rush to adrenaline packed blockbusters like Baby Driver, Gone in 60 Seconds and of course Fast & Furious
At the end of a long and challenging Summer, we wanted to create an event that was a chance for you to get out, be safely entertained and celebrate the best of Classic Cars. We created a host of new and exciting things for you to do at The Classic Car Drive In Weekend, to bring the family along and have a great day out!
Rest assured that our team worked very hard to ensure the event was fully Covid compliant, safe and socially distanced. You can find out more about our health & safety measures here .
As part of your show ticket you automatically got to experience a Classic Drive In… where we showcased some Classic Car movies.
With Three screenings a day, you were able to choose from our selection of great cult classics, insightful and gripping documentaries or go for the full Hollywood power-fuelled blockbusters! You could simply Drive In to the cinema area on site before your scheduled film, park up and enjoy our homage to cars on the silver screen!
If you just fancied the Drive In experience, that was fine too, stand alone tickets for our great movies were also available!
To complete your Drive In experience, we organised an American Inspired restaurant to provide you with some delicious hot delights, all delivered safely to your car!
We were delighted to host The Classic Car Drive In Weekend at Bicester Heritage, one of the UK’s most iconic Classic Car venues and a Component part of Bicester Motion.
Founded in 2013, Bicester Heritage has grown to become the national home for Historic Motoring enterprise. This time-warp location acts as a beating heart for the automotive industry; promoting skills, engineering expertise and hosting events from its unique setting. Bicester Heritage has gone from a standing start to a home for over 40 specialist businesses, and growing, with a collective turnover of over £40m, making it the largest player in the industry and is set to grow exponentially with a global reach.
As the UK’s best-preserved WW2 Bomber Station, the renovated site is held as a national exemplar of constructive conservation by Historic England with classic and vintage vehicles looking entirely at home amongst the 1920s and 30s buildings. Formerly RAF Bicester, this stunning 444-acre aerodrome has been delicately restored and re-activated for modern use. The unique ecosystem of businesses acts as a ‘marina-like’ cluster, promoting skills and expertise, employment, qualified customer footfall, shared business incubation and aggregate growth. Collectively, Bicester Heritage is all about driving the future of the past.
Bicester Heritage is a component of Bicester Motion, a growing visitor attraction, which will offer an authentic collection of dynamic and inclusive visitor experiences. Bicester Heritage resides within the Heritage Quarter of Bicester Motion’s vast site, sitting next to the active airfield and test track which completes this incredible aerodrome’s operation
“The team behind the development of Bicester Heritage are the real force for good in the equation. They’ve adopted the 'build it and they will come' philosophy. Their focus is to provide an amazing and innovative ecosystem of heritage motorsport businesses that ignites desires for vintage and classic motoring.” - DRIVETRIBE