Bicester Heritage has been actively monitoring Government policy regarding the control of COVID-19 and growth rate projections for the forthcoming weeks. Given the circumstances, we believe that it is prudent to cancel the final Scramble open day event of 2020, due to be held on Sunday 4th October.
The inclusivity of our Scramble events means that, by their very nature, enthusiasts are encouraged to congregate in close proximity within our Technical Site which, even in a distanced fashion in the coming weeks, would be inappropriate. Looking ahead to October, we believe that cancelling the event is sadly the most appropriate decision to take at this time.
It is our responsibility to safeguard our specialist community, employees, event-attendees and to uphold Government regulation. We are disappointed not to be able to proceed with the Scramble as planned, and we know that this will be sad news for the many event supporters who had made plans to attend, both enthusiasts and exhibitors alike.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank our Specialists and Scramble Pass holders for their continued support throughout 2020.
We will refund all pass holders in full via Eventbrite. Refunds will be made through the ticket booking system this week.
The Bicester Heritage October 2020 Scamble takes place on Sunday 04 October at Bicester Heritage, the home of historic motoring. Celebrating ‘Drive It Day’, rev up your pre-1990 vehicle and join the show for the second open day event of the year.
Founded in 2014, the Sunday Scramble began as a ‘cars and coffee’ get together with some 100 visitors. The event has grown significantly with over 7,000 visitors gathering at Bicester Heritage for the ‘season opener’ Scramble in January 2019.
The Sunday Scramble is now an event of national repute that attracts automobile enthusiasts from across the UK and Europe. It offers the opportunity to explore the former RAF Bicester base, the restored wartime buildings, and the specialist businesses based there. It truly is an open day event, unlike any other.
Having been off-limits to the public for the best part of one hundred years, in the hands of the RAF and MOD, historic vehicle owners and enthusiasts can now drive through the gates to this once-hidden location – bringing their own pre-1990 vehicles to add to the diverse display of machinery that makes this event so spectacular.
Expect to find plenty of automotive displays, food stalls, workshops and showrooms to explore, an eclectic mix of cars and a great family-focused automotive experience.
Sunday 04 October
With over 40 specialist motoring businesses situated in a jaw-dropping location, this is an open day event unlike any other. See inside the workshops and showrooms at the freshly restored historic buildings of the former RAF Bicester, explore the unique site and take in its evocative atmosphere.
Taking place on a Sunday morning, this event encourages historic motoring enthusiasts to get involved and bring their pre-1990 vehicle to join the eclectic display. From commercials to motorcycles, pre-War, veterans and modern classics, the mix is astonishing and ever-changing. Nestled in-between the 1920s RAF buildings and tree-lined avenues, this location has a film-set quality and a truly unique buzz.
Family-friendly and laid back, the Scramble is a wonderful way to while away the hours on a Sunday morning in the company of some spectacular machines at the best-preserved WW2 RAF Bomber Station in the country.
There is an updated pass (ticket) booking system for 2020. Passes are per person and are now available in three ‘flights’, with the first two flights offered at discounted prices. Book early to make the most of the discount passes before the Final Flight takes off at full price. Children under 16 yrs are free.
Well behaved dogs are welcome but must be kept on a lead at all times.