Bices­ter to ri­val Beaulieu

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - News -

Bices­ter Heritage has an­nounced it will be at­tempt­ing to ri­val Beaulieu’s In­ter­na­tional Au­to­jum­ble’s Au­tomart – thanks to a ‘ground­break­ing’ new fea­ture.

The new Mo­tor Mar­ket of­fers vis­i­tors the chance to buy and sell cars made be­fore 1990 at the site on des­ig­nated days. The first of these is the busi­ness park’s Sun­day Scram­ble on Drive-It Day, 23 April.

Philip White, head of mar­ket­ing for Bices­ter Heritage, says the Mo­tor Mar­ket con­cept could be­come as big as the clas­sic car sales area at Beaulieu In­ter­na­tional Au­to­jum­ble’s Au­tomart, which of­fers around 200 ve­hi­cles from pri­vate sell­ers.

Peter says: ‘We’re start­ing off small but I think it has po­ten­tial. Sev­eral thou­sand like-minded peo­ple will come to Bices­ter for Drive-It Day. Two years ago our Sun­day Scram­ble event was quite low key, about 150 peo­ple and 100 cars. Now it’s around 3000 cars.’

At the same event, the Hagerty Val­u­a­tion Arena is of­fer­ing car val­u­a­tions for £15. The fee in­cludes pho­to­graphs, as­sess­ment by ex­pert be­fore be­ing pre­sented with a val­u­a­tion cer­tifi­cate. ■ www.bices­ter­her­

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