29 November 2017

Meet the specialists

The specialist businesses area of Bicester Heritage will be open for public view to ticket holders

New for 2018, the specialist businesses area of Bicester Heritage will be open for public view to ticket holders, giving you an exclusive chance to explore and observe the historic hub of classic car expertise. Opening their doors for the first time in the event’s history, you’ll have the chance to view spectacular vehicles and mechanics in action. This is a great opportunity to explore the site and really enhance your experience at Bicester Heritage. Home to a growing collection of leading historic vehicle specialists, Bicester Heritage provides direct access to the skills, knowledge and expertise to maintain your classic ‘device’ all within the 348-acre parkland and period 1920’s buildings of a historic RAF base in the Oxfordshire countryside. This rare opportunity to visit the site is not to be missed.

Here are some of the specialist businesses you can expect to see open over the weekend:

Auto Wax Works
Auto Wax Works
Auto Wax Works is a professional vehicle detailing company, located on the prestigious Bicester Heritage site. We offer a range of services including Vehicle detailing, rust proofing and paint protection film application. We are dedicated to the restoration of paintwork to a flawless, concours condition, with a reputation for excellence in our industry. We have worked with an impressive range of automobiles, from exceptionally rare classics to modern day hypercars. 
Blue Diamond Riley Services
Blue Diamond Riley Services
Even when orginally produced, not many Rileys were identical. Here at Blue Diamond we share your passion for your vintage Riley. As owners and enthusiasts ourselves, we appreciate that your vintage car is often part of the family, rather than something to take you from A to B.  
Classic Performance Engineering
Classic Performance Engineering
Classic Performance Engineering specialises in the restoration, race preparation and servicing of vintage and historic sports and competition motorcars.
Fuzz Townshend's Classic Oils
Fuzz Townshend's Classic Oils 
Situated in the original Lubricant Store at Bicester Heritage, Fuzz Townshend's Classic Oils offer a complete range of oils, lubricants, fuel treatments, coolants and accessories for Veteran, Vintage and Classic vehicles. Staff will be on hand to answer technical questions and discuss your lubrication requirements.
Golden Age Cycles
Golden Age Cycles

Golden Age Cycles of Banbury was established to cater for the growing interest in British cycling heritage, specialising in racing cycles from the 1950’s to the 1990’s. These were handmade by craftsmen proud to show their their name, including Hetchins, Mercian, Bates and many others. Our skilled team source and restore the highest quality machines, undertaking any necessary restoration before making them available to discerning new owners. We are always interested in purchasing high quality cycles, selling on commission, as well as providing advice and valuations.



Harry Fraser Vehicle Upholstery

Vintage vehicle upholsterers, utilising historic techniques and materials, achieving period-correct results.



Heritage Engineering

Heritage Enginering

Parts manufacturers and experts in machining all types of component and gears.



Heritage Skills Academy

Heritage Skills Academy 

The ‘Heritage Skills Academy’ has been created to deliver ‘Heritage Engineering Apprenticeships’ across a range of sectors include veteran, vintage and classic; agricultural engineering, aviation, bus and coach, commercial vehicle, marine, military vehicle, motor cycle, motor vehicle and steam. Our mission is to ensure that the traditional skills required to maintain and restore our engineering heritage thrive and that the UK maintains its position as the centre for engineering excellence.



Kingsbury Racing Shop

Vintage Bentley restoration, preparation and servicing experts. 



Legends Automotive

Legends was founded through a genuine passion for historic motor cars and their heroic drivers. Our aim is that our valued clients enjoy the unique experience of driving and owning these iconic machines and that together we build a long term relationship. If you are considering the sale or purchase of a classic, sport or competition automobile, stop by our showroom for a warm welcome.





A bespoke automotive fabricator, Ollie Mullard is a master metalworker who enjoys a challenge.



Pendine Historic
Pendine specialise in the sale of historic cars for road and track. Whilst focusing specifically on the immediate post-war period through to the 1970s, our experience ranges from Edwardian racers through to the supercars of the 1990s.


Robert Glover Ltd
Robert Glover Ltd
Robert Glover Ltd. specializes in the sale of historic sports, competition and touring motor cars to an international collector client base. Although there is a leaning towards the sale of pre-war motor cars, the company also caters for road-going sports cars that were produced from the 1940s – 1960s as well as competition motor cars from almost any era.
The Motor Shed
The Motor Shed
The Motor Shed is run by Mark Elder, vintage car enthusiast and Austin 7 racer. With a lifetime spent in historic motoring and in the daily use and upkeep of these vehicles, Mark has a wealth of experience he can offer you. From an initial viewing to driving away in your new (old) car, Mark can give as much help and advice as needed, including unravelling the idiosyncracies of a crash gearbox!


SWB Motorsport
SWB Motorsport and Challenger Corporate Days offer Single Seater race car driving experiences and Military Vehicle driving experiences including Tank Driving. Operating permanently from Bicester Heritage, we embrace our home, the best preserved WW2 Bomber Station in the UK and our military vehicles really do feel at home in the surroundings. Our single seaters also use the test track that Show visitors can see in action over the weekend. Come and see us over the weekend in the tank arena for all our military vehicles, some of which are in action for you to sample!

www.swbmotorsport.co.uk www.challenger1.com 


Vintage Car Radiator Company

Vintage Car Radiator Co.

The only company in the world to manufacture all 28 different types of pre-War radiator core. True legends in their industry.



Vintage Magnetos

Magneto sage, restorer, supplier and manufacturer for aircraft and cars.



Wriggly Monkey

Wriggly Monkey Brewery

Based in the Motor Transport Garage at the heart of Bicester Heritage, The Wriggly Monkey Brewery engineers beer for petrol heads. The brewery launched this year with Full Tilt, an easy to drink amber ale, with more beers to follow, all created using modern equipment and century old techniques. Look out for the Armstrong Siddeley racing bar!





Header photo: Amy Shore Photography