Bicester Heritage’s first Sunday Scramble of 2018 was held at the beginning of January, with large crowds enjoying the huge variety of vehicles on display at the former RAF Bicester. Porsche Club GB had a huge presence, taking over an entire hangar with a variety of models.
Arriving at Bicester just the day before was the 1972 BMW 1602 owned by the Historic Endurance Racing Organisation, the car is part of their “Arrive & Drive” programme, which puts you in the driving seat of some of the finest classic cars from a 1962 Ford Cortina GT to a 1930 Riley Brooklands.
The BMW 1602 made its debut in Geneva in 1966 and was manufactured until 1975, this example was recently raced by Tony Jardine, and has been used at many events from Le Jog to Summer Trial with plans for similar outings this year.
One of the biggest draws of the day for many was the addition of the stunning Leyton House CG901B. The Adrian Newey designed car was driven by Ivan Capelli in 1990.
It was a return home in sorts for the car as the short lived Leyton House team were based in Bicester having been previously the March F1 team, until 1989 saw them bought out by Akira Akagi, a Japanese property entrepreneur, who then raced the team in 1990 and ‘91 under the Leyton House name. However financial problems hit and after a series of buyouts the team were no more.
A car also receiving a lot of attention was a Porsche 911 in a stunning wrap designed by the artist Tim Layzell and completed by the livery team at Mission Motorsport, the armed forces motorsport charity.
The limited edition wraps are available through the charity with proceeds aiding wounded soldiers to retrain in the field of motorsport.
Also on display were the beautiful bi-planes owned by Finest Hour Experiences.
Bicester Heritage has many events throughout the year and really is a must visit for any classic car or vintage enthusiast.
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