Bicester Scramble, Sunday 7th October, 2019…..The forecast was rain, and a lot of people had decided not to go, but still the tickets had sold out. This event is getting better & better, but also busier & busier. Whereas it was just petrolheads turning uo, and parking within the grounds of the old RAF Station, the audience has now widened and it seems everyone wants to go to Bicester !! – I do hope this does not go the same way as the Goodwood Breakfast Club , where you’re now parking two fields away from the circuit !
Peronally, I’ve been heading to a lot of the cars&coffee/breakfast meets that have been coming up in the past few years, and they have a very diverse range of cars, plus they are not too busy , and you can get a bacon sarnie and a coffee easily.
Anyway, back to Bicester. I had left early, and was driving Solo, as Mrs W had found out the nearby Bicester Shopping Outlet only opened at midday. I’d taken the M4/A404 route , quite a boring , but fast route, and was listening to the radio when a 911 CSR and GT3 hammered past me, followed by 3 more cars (You get a feel for people who are heading to the same show you are !!!). Another 911 and an Audi RS 6 came past , and I tacked onto our random convoy. “I hope these guys are going to the same place as me !!!” I thought. A great spirited drive ensued, and as we got a few miles from Bicester, ther cacophony of sound as we accelerated hard away from each roundabout as intoxicating…..and I hadn’t even arrived yet………!
The Scramble itself did not disappoint, with literally almost EVERYTHING that’s going on ‘in the moment’ in the car world seemed to be there.
Ian Callum , designer of all of the latest Jaguars, arrived in his custom Vanquish 25, the demo car for his new Design Consultancy. The Vanquish was a car he originally designed, this one is his personal transport – It’s how he wanted to design it originally, and has a modern interpretation of the Callum Scottish Tartan on the interior , grilles and tyres, and if you have a few hundred-grand spare , yours for (cough) 500,000 !!!! (WTF!!!!)
More info on the car on Pistonheads here.
Fuzz Townsend has an oil business at Bicester and is usually on hand for a chat.
I’ll let the pictures do the talking: