BICESTER HERITAGE TO HOST RESTO COURSES
New sessions aimed at classic-saving novices, with prices starting at £250
‘ We want to build confidence among enthusiasts’ Matt salt, baNbUry & bicester cOlleGe
Classic car owners will be able to join restoration courses at the former RAF base, Bicester Heritage, for the first time in May.
They’re aimed at enthusiasts looking to gain new skills, as well as futureproofing their classics and hopefully making them more reliable during regular use.
The courses, hosted by Banbury and Bicester College, include oil and filter servicing, replacing and setting spark plugs, replacing points, and checking brakes, transmission oil and coolant. Participants will also take on activities including removing, assessing and refitting a fuel pump, and checking/adjusting valve clearances.
Two- and five-day courses are available, with the former, aimed at beginners, on 6-7 May costing £250.
The five-day intermediate course is on 15-19 May and builds on the two-day beginner’s programme. It costs £550.
Matt Salt, lead lecturer in classic vehicle restorations for Banbury and Bicester College, says: ‘ We want to build confidence among enthusiasts, safe in the knowledge that their vehicles are roadworthy and safe, especially given MoT exemptions for pre-1960s vehicles. These courses will ensure that those who attend can enjoy classic vehicle ownership with confidence in their vehicles.’
No additional materials are needed for the course, just overalls, heavy-duty gloves and boots.