Drive and Visit to Bicester Heritage, as Part of the 2019 JEC Festival, Goes Smoothly in Fine Weather

Following a number of months of planning, and despite a few over-committed exhibitors pulling out, 200 JEC Club members, in their Jaguars, enjoyed the Oxfordshire countryside and discovering Bicester Heritage, all organised by the Club's Oxfordshire Region.

The drive from Heythrop Park took festival attendees through some iconic Oxfordshire locations - such as Great Tew and Sandford St Martin, to this time-warp, restored 1920s airfield that is now a mecca for Classic Car and Aircraft fans.

Greeted by a display of Oxfordshire Region members' cars, the Endeavour Morse Jaguar Mark 1 and a beautiful Suffolk Replica SS100, welcoming visitors to what was a joyous occasion.

Following a number of months of planning, and despite a few over-committed exhibitors pulling out, 200 JEC Club members, in their Jaguars, enjoyed the Oxfordshire countryside and discovering Bicester Heritage, all organised by the Club's Oxfordshire Region.

The20 mile drive from Heythrop Park took festival attendees through a host of iconic Oxfordshire locations - such as Great Tew, Sandford St Martin, Upper Heyford, Hopcroft's Holt and Middleton Stoney.

Arriving at this time-warp, restored, 1920s airfield that is now a mecca for Classic Car and Aircraft fans, Festival Attendees were greeted by a display of Oxfordshire Region members' cars, the Endeavour Morse Jaguar Mark 1 and a beautiful Suffolk Replica SS100.

Bicester Heritage was a new experience for most of the visitors, whose typical reaction was that they were "blown away" by what they saw. Many took up the offer of a site tour that was much appreciated.

Besides the great cross-section of Jaguars that the club members themselves provided, visitors were able to meet many of the tenants on the site to discuss services they might need, to see the JLR / Mission Motorsport / Royal British Legion Jaguar F-Type, watch some racing cars and Tiger Moth aircraft at work, enjoy some of Wriggly Monkey Brewery's beer and Mrs Brown's food.

Some just opted to sit in the sun and chat to friends. And quite right too !

The JEC is now a regular, and main, attender at Bicester Heritage's Scramble events. Things look set for their to be at least 100 club members and their Jaguars at the next one on Sunday 23rd June from 08:00 to 16:00.

Bookings are open now. Club members have access to a special code (see elsewhere on the JEC website) that provides discounted admission and a guaranteed space on thew club's stand. Don't miss it .....

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