Bicester Heritage Sunday Scramble
A number of us were at the Sunday Scramble – we are now registered as a club with BH, so are able to get discounted tickets for this. Again, the weather gave us another fine day – not overly warm, but bright and dry. Dave Barton, John Boult and I joined the queue of cars slowly wending into the Bicester Heritage site, and eventually parked up sometime before 11.00, by which time the site was pretty much packed, but we somehow managed to squeeze the MGA and RV8s into the area where the MGOC were parked up (we had our club discount, but we didn’t have the required 10 cars to get a nominated pitch) and conveniently found ourselves parked close to Brian Rainbow and Roger Withers and their partners who had arrived before us. Brian Deacon and Karen Hall arrived a bit later and couldn’t get in with the rest of the MGs, but somehow managed to park up amongst the buildings, in a more favourable pitch!
So, either come early or later to get the best spaces!! Getting into the site was a bit chaotic – apart from the traffic jam caused by the quantity of traffic trying to get in, the people checking tickets were excessively slow at taking money from those without tickets, which could have been avoided by allocating two lanes to those who had already bought them and allocating one lane for those that had not.
This event is growing – we were told that there were over 5000 pre-bookings this time, and there were hundreds more people paying at the gate. There was a truly spectacular array of wonderful cars of every marque and description present, and it is fascinating walking around and exploring the variety of dealers and specialists in the restored buildings – a superb day out.