Va­ri­ety steals the day

Bices­ter packs in the clas­sics for its fi­nal meet of 2018

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - OUT & ABOUT -

The sur­round­ings of Bices­ter Her­itage’s former World War Two air­field might be fa­mil­iar enough at this event – now in its fourth year – but the me­tal on show is never repet­i­tive. There’s just al­ways some­thing that you’ve never seen be­fore that crawls its way out for the Ox­ford­shire event – clas­sics on show last week­end in­cluded a Chrysler Valiant, In­no­centi Coupé and Hustler Four.

That’s not to say that the Scram­ble is just for afi­ciona­dos – some ex­cep­tion­ally or­di­nary-yet-now-rare clas­sics turned out for the event; we couldn’t find a sin­gle 205 GTI yet there was vir­tu­ally ev­ery other 205 vari­ant on show.

The pres­ence of the Porsche­do­m­i­nated Dick Lovett’s Cylin­der Club in the main han­gar, as well as the grow­ing num­ber of Stuttgart spe­cial­ists set­ting up shop at the air­field, also seems to have en­cour­aged a bumper crop of Porsche devo­tees this time round as well, with Porsche Club GB’s area hav­ing moved to the edge of the meet so it didn’t ab­sorb the whole event.

That’s not to say the scram­ble has lost touch with its roots, how­ever; for ev­ery six-fig­ure 911, there was a rough and ready 924 with its in­te­rior stripped out and a pair of bucket seats thrown in! Char­lie Calder­wood

The wide va­ri­ety of clas­sics tak­ing part in last Sun­day’s meet in­cluded this 1971 Volk­swa­gen 1600TA Fast­back and 1998 Mini Cooper.

Chaz Mal­lard and his 1967 Shelby Mus­tang GT350 ar­rived in con­voy to the Bices­ter Scram­ble with a GT500-driv­ing friend.

Alex Rob­bins’ 1988 BMW 635CSi was among the mod­ern clas­sics tak­ing part in last week­end’s gath­er­ing at Bices­ter Her­itage.

Paul and Emma Jew­son, plus 1968 Spit­fire.

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