29 November 2017
Meet the specialists
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:
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.
Parts manufacturers and experts in machining all types of component and gears.
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 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.
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.
Magneto sage, restorer, supplier and manufacturer for aircraft and cars.
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