After a long, hard summer, we’re 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’ve created a socially distanced, COVID-compliant outdoor event that celebrates Classic Cars in all their glory and brings two worlds together to celebrate classic moving vehicles.
In these challenging times, we have focused our efforts on redesigning the traditional to ensure visitors feel safe at all times. The Classic Car Drive In Weekend, taking place from 18th – 20th September, has two core components, and you can choose whether you want 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, we’re sure there’ll be at least one power fuelled movie for you!
We’d love for you to join us for both the Classic Car Show AND the Drive In, but you can also choose to attend either the Classic Car Show or just the Drive In… it’s up to you!
The Classic Car Drive In Weekend is truly a celebration of everything classic, so whether you’re a collector, in the market for a new Classic Car, a movie buff or a Classic Car enthusiast, what better way to spend the weekend?
Simply Drive In, Park Up, Walk Around and Enjoy!
Timings: The Classic Car Show will be open each day from 10am – 6pm.
The Drive In Cinema will have screenings at 11am, 4pm and 8pm each day. Click here to check the schedule.
At the end of a long and challenging Summer, we wanted to create an event that is a chance for you to get out, be safely entertained and celebrate the best of Classic Cars. We’ve created a host of new and exciting things for you to do at The Classic Car Drive In Weekend, so bring the family along and have a great day out!
Rest assured that our team have worked very hard to ensure the event is 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 get to experience a Classic Drive In… where we will be showing some Classic Car movies.
With Three screenings a day, choose from our selection of great cult classics, insightful and gripping documentaries or go for the full Hollywood power-fuelled blockbusters! 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 fancy the Drive In experience, that’s fine too, stand alone tickets for our great movies are also available!
To complete your Drive In experience, we’ve organised an American Inspired restaurant to provide you with some delicious hot delights, all delivered safely to your car!
Get the full Drive In experience and pre-order your Burgers, Hot dogs and loaded fries now…
We’re delighted to be hosting 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
We’ve kept things really simple for you with three choices:
The Full Experience: Where you can make a day of it and join us for the Classic Car Show and then take in a Classic movie… all within one ticket!
The Drive In only: If you just want to watch one of our classic car movies you can ‘Drive In’ to a movie of your choice
Classic Car Show only: If you simply want to take in the show, our great collections of cars on display and enjoy the track parades and demos
* Booking fees apply
* Booking fees apply
* Booking fees apply
Yes. We are monitoring all government advice and regulations on a daily basis to ensure that the experience we provide complies with all regulations and offers a risk-free entertainment experience for all guests.
Frequent signage will be installed throughout the event space to alert everybody to be mindful of social distancing and to help navigate around the site.
In areas where we expect queuing, i.e. at the entrance to the event, points will be marked on the ground to show visitors where to stand and attendants will remind people where to stand.
Standing zones will be marked in front of exhibitor stands to ensure that only one bubble of visitors can access the stand at any one time.
All staff, exhibitors and contractors will be asked to complete a Coronavirus Self Declaration Form prior to being onsite. We trust all of our staff and exhibitors to complete this form truthfully and let the Classic Car Drive In Weekend team know immediately if their situation changes.
All staff, exhibitors and contractors arriving to site will have to sign in and declare any changes to the declaration form submitted.
All visitors, staff, exhibitors and contractors will be made aware that they are to report any symptoms of Covid-19 within 14 days of visiting the event.
If we are notified that anybody who visited the event has symptoms we will notify all staff, exhibitors and contractors as soon as possible and will notify everybody as soon as the results of their test are available.
All staff working will be required to wear PPE throughout the duration of the event. PPE includes face covering and gloves. PPE will be disposed of after every session and new PPE collected.
Exhibitors will be advised to wear a face covering but it will not be mandatory because the event is outdoors.
Constant cleaning of the site seating areas and toilets will be in action throughout the entire weekend.
Yes. We will ensure that toilets are cleaned and kept at a high sanitised condition, after each use. A queuing system will also be in place to help us maintain the continuous cleaning and social distancing.
No smoking is allowed during the Drive In and only allowed in designated areas in the exhibition part of the event.
Brand Events are working with accommodation agency Event Express to provide discounted hotel accommodation for The Classic Car Drive In Weekend. The team have negotiated discounted rates at hotels close to Bicester Heritage, exclusively for event exhibitors.
If you are unsure of your exact requirements, Event Express also offer flexible cancellation policies, which allow you to make amendments and cancellations at no charge until closer to the event. Event Express do advise that exhibitors book now and amend later in order to guarantee your preferred hotel.
The Event Express service is completely free to use with no hidden charges and no booking or transaction fees, and the friendly reservations team will liaise directly with the hotels on your behalf. For more information, please contact Event Express directly via the email or telephone number listed below, or, alternatively refer to the accommodation weblink to book your accommodation online.
Tel: +44 (0)1905 732737