ON THE ROAD- Bicester Heritage has announced early-bird ticket offer for the Classic & Sports Car Show at Flywheel

Bicester Heritage has announced an early-bird ticket offer for the Classic & Sports Car Show in association with Flywheel at Bicester Heritage – a new event bringing the best of historic motoring and aviation to the home of the classic car.

Bicester will open its gates to thousands of enthusiasts from Saturday 23rd to Sunday 24th June 2018 for the inaugural collaboration between Classic & Sports Car Show and Flywheel.

Flywheel has been one of the automotive calendar’s must-see events since its debut showing in 2015, celebrating the very best of historic motoring and aviation in the period, picture-perfect surroundings.

The inaugural tie-up with the Classic & Sports Car Show is an event not to be missed, and with a 15% early-bird offer for all general tickets is available until 31st January, there’s added incentive to buy early.

Bicester Heritage is a unique ecosystem of over 30 classic automotive businesses based at the UK’s best-preserved 348-acre former WW2 RAF Bomber Training Station, with over 85% of the original buildings recently restored for modern business use.

Bicester Heritage used its most recent Sunday Scramble open day to reveal the fourth phase of freshly restored historic buildings as well as exciting plans for new businesses on site, which will join the thriving businesses cluster.

The Classic & Sports Car Show enjoyed a successful Alexandra Palace showing in 2017, with £30 million worth of classic cars coming to the London venue. Moving to Bicester Heritage and teaming up with Flywheel will allow the event to grow and benefit from the festival’s exemplary reputation and following.

The new collaboration will combine magnificent demonstrations of cars and aircraft, as well as cars on display from private owners and collectors, not to mention a number of classic car dealers.

Classic & Sports Car Head of Content, Alastair Clements, said: “We look forward to welcoming readers and enthusiasts from across the UK and Europe to the fabulous Bicester Heritage for what promises to be a highlight of next summer for classic fans. We’re thrilled to be joining forces with one of the most exciting new events to join the classic calendar in recent years. Having a discount on tickets is a real incentive to classic car fans to buy early and plan their 2018 show season well in advance.”

Dan Geoghegan, Managing Director of Bicester Heritage, added: “We are delighted that two of the UK’s ‘must-see’ shows will unite so dynamically at Bicester Heritage in 2018. It brings to life the cars that we relish reading about in Classic & Sportscar, enabling us to exhibit our shared ethos that classics are there to be used.”

Early-bird tickets can be purchased HERE.

Bicester Heritage is creating a revolution in historic vehicle ownership. The unique location is the UK’s only hub for historic motoring excellence and is the national centre for a £5.5bn per annum industry that employs over 34,000 skilled people.

Founded in 2013, Bicester Heritage has gone from a standing start to a home for over 30 specialist businesses – and growing. It has a collective turnover of over £20m, making it the largest player in the industry, and it’s set to grow exponentially with a global reach.

The unique ecosystem of businesses based at a beautiful 348-acre former WW2 RAF Bomber Training Station acts as ‘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.

The former RAF Bicester site on which Bicester Heritage is now based is of national historic importance. Neglected for the best part of 40 years, it was added to Historic England’s ‘At Risk Register’ in 2008 and designated the most ‘at risk’ of all Defence Estates in the UK.

Since Bicester Heritage’s tenure, over 80% of the buildings have been delicately restored or re-activated for modern business use, with the site now held as a national exemplar of constructive conservation by Historic England. The time-warp base is truly unmatched in evocative character, with even the paint colours being correct to 1930s British Standards. An active airfield and test track complete it’s dynamic operation.

The location of Bicester Heritage of course, is key. Bicester is one of the fastest growing towns in Europe with unrivalled connections via road, rail and air, situated in close proximity to the globally known City of Oxford and within 90 minutes of upwards of 30 million people.

For more information about the site and the team behind it, see www.bicesterheritage.co.uk.