Parliamentary enthusiasts join a convoy

Parliamentary enthusiasts join a convoy

Ewen Getley gets waved off in his 1924 three-litre Bentley

Sir Tony Baldry in his MGB

Jacob Rees-Mogg and his 1936 Bentley

First published in News

IT was a sight to behold as a convoy of classic cars left Bicester to drive in convoy to the capital.

Members of the All Party Parliamentary Historic Vehicles Group met at the former Second World War RAF air base, now Bicester Heritage, before their bi-annual run to Westminster.

Among those taking part was group chairman Sir Greg Knight and Bicester MP Sir Tony Baldry. Sir Tony was driving his MGB.

About 80 classic cars arrived at the site, off Buckingham Road, Bicester, on Monday.

Bicester Heritage MD Daniel Geoghegan said: “With visiting cars ranging from a 1971 Range Rover to an ex-works racing Jaguar C-Type, and a thriving catering facility, there was a real buzz.

“It gave us a great opportunity to get a feel for what daily life should be like at Bicester Heritage, with specialist engineers and heritage businesses engaging with owners of historic vehicles against the tree-lined backdrop of Britain’s last intact pre-war bomber station.”

Visitors were given a tour of the site, which is being renovated to create a multi-million pound heritage motor and aviation business park. After lunch, cars left in a convoy with the oldest, a 1935 Derby Bentley, driven by Lord Cope of Berkeley, taking the lead.

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