Full marks to Brand Events for adapting to a changing environment, what people want is to get out in their cars and that is exactly what is on offer. A massive Classic Drive-In at the Bicester Heritage 18 – 20 September 2020.
Redesigned for these challenging times The Classic Car Drive In Weekend is an all-new and exciting car-themed event designed specifically to provide enthusiasts with an outstanding outdoor, socially distanced visitor experience.
Brands events were the name behind; The London Classic Car Show, Top Gear Live, and CarFest. Show-goers will be treated to a drive in movie plus the added pleasure of savouring the sights and sounds of some of the world’s finest classic and competition cars performing live demonstrations.
Film showings will include car chase favourites: The Italian Job, Gone In 60 Seconds, Fast and Furious 7and Baby Driver while the billing is equally impressive for motor sport fans with Rush, Senna, Le Mans 66 and Days of Thunder all on the line-up. With two drive in cinemas and three screenings each and every day, no fewer than 18 different viewing options will be available.
Other highlights will include gatherings of more than 25 of the UK’s leading car clubs, eye-catching displays by top dealers, a host of car-related traders and retailers plus a live Bonhams MPH car auction hosted on-site. Adding to the spectacle classic car owners are also being encouraged to drive into the event and display their own personal pride and joy to the world.
Daniel Geoghegan CEO of Bicester Heritage commented:
“The Classic Car Drive In Weekend is the perfect excuse to throw open the doors again at Bicester Heritage and to share the vibrant spirit here, we look forward to welcoming enthusiasts to our Centre of Excellence for Historic Motoring.”
All the elements add up to the ground-breaking show for which the classic car community has been eager ever since the lifting of lockdown regulations and the arrival of the summer season. It is also a welcome boost for the entire classic car industry.
“With so many of our traditional motoring attractions being postponed, cancelled or run behind closed doors, we were determined to create a wonderful event for the new normal – and, with The Classic Car Drive In Weekend, we have done just that,” enthused show director Bas Bungish. “In these challenging times our priority will always be to provide a safe and secure environment for all our visitors and exhibitors but that doesn’t mean we can’t all enjoy a fabulous day out with friends and family if the right precautions are in place. Indeed, that’s exactly what so many of us have been yearning for.”
The birth of The Classic Car Drive In Weekend also endorses Bicester Heritage’s ambition to create the UK’s principal destination for anyone who wants to experience motor cars from all eras.
“This exciting new partnership with Brand Events certainly furthers our ambitions to share our passion with the wider motoring community,” said Shaun O’Hara, Event Director at Bicester Heritage. “Clearly launching a new classic car show in the current climate isn’t without its challenges, but we believe that the team at Brand Events have created something really special and safe, which many car enthusiasts and movie buffs will relish after so many months of relative inactivity.”
How to sign up?
Show tickets – priced at just £25 for adults and £15 children (aged 5-15) – will automatically give visitors access to one drive in film of their choice. For those looking to drive in, park up and just enjoy a film, a movie screening ticket is also on offer priced at £10 for adults and £7.50 for children.
With visitor numbers restricted to a maximum of 10,000 across the weekend to guarantee social distancing, showgoers are advised to put their pedals to the metal without delay to avoid missing out. Tickets are on general release from Friday 14 August but fast starters registering online from today (Thursday 6 August) are being offered the opportunity to guarantee their tickets via an advance Pre-Sale commencing 48 hours earlier on Wednesday 12 August.
For more information and to purchase tickets please visit: www.theclassiccarshowuk.com