Mark Rolfe
I've registered the Aston Martin Owners Club for the Sunday Scramble at Bicester Heritage on the 1st of October.

Discounted tickets are now available to purchase online via the Bicester Heritage website, choose the ‘Buy Club Member Vehicle Tickets’ option. Further into the process there will be the option to choose our club from a list of registered clubs.via the following link:

http://bicesterheritage.co.uk/event/sunday-scramble-tickets/club-member-vehicle/

This allows the venue to see how many club vehicles to expect when planning the space for the club parking display area. Please note, club tickets sales close at midnight Sunday 24th September and are subject to availability.

Clubs attending with 10 vehicles or more may be allocated their own club parking display area. In the event that this number is not achieved then they are unable to provide a display parking area they will advise affected clubs after the ticket cut-off date of 24th September. So get booking folks and let's have a good turnout.

This is a great event with a vast range of vehicles as well as access to the various motor heritage companies who have premises there. Bacon butties are good too!👍🏻

I'll be there and it was good to meet some of the other forumites at previous scrambles, hopefully some more of you will be able to come along this time.

Obviously October can be "challenging" weather wise so I appreciate numbers may be affected by that.

For more details of the event and the venue:

http://bicesterheritage.co.uk/events/
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Mark Rolfe
I've checked and there are currently 9 AMOC cars booked in at present, don't forget you need to book in by the 24th to get in on our reserved area. Remember when booking to choose AMOC from the drop down menu to be included for our area.
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Rich5ltr
I really feel guilty that I've never made the effort to get along to this and I will do perhaps in January? But, on 1st Oct I am at the Lagonda Club annual gathering at Wokefield Park. 
Still burning hydrocarbons just for fun! 

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Mark Rolfe
Hi Rich, guilt not required, when I know the January date and they have accepted my application for AMOC I'll post details here. See you in Jan!
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scampbird
Booked in for this but the forecast isn't looking promising [frown] 

Confess I might skip it if I wake up and it's cats and dogs.
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nmv2and3
I've now sadly withdrawn from the Lagonda Gathering on Sunday because of the forecast
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Rich5ltr
nmv2and3 wrote:
I've now sadly withdrawn from the Lagonda Gathering on Sunday because of the forecast
Ditto, driving a pre-war open tourer in torrential rain does not sound fun! 
Still burning hydrocarbons just for fun! 

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Mark Rolfe
I’m keeping a close eye on the weather, it was looking good a few days ago, then ☔️☔️☔️☔️ but at the moment it may only be ☔️early on, then ☁️☁️☁️☁️. Won’t bother if it is too wet though, even though the bacon and sausage rolls there are very good.
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Mark Rolfe
Looks like ☁️☁️☁️☁️☁️as rain will have gone by morning
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Mark Rolfe
Started damp but worth the trip, about 18 Aston Martins were in our club Area, some came along early and went early, others a little later. Good to see how the site is developing, I’ll book the club area for next year’s Scrambles and post the dates here when known.
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Rich5ltr
SolentDB7 wrote:
...Good to see how the site is developing...
I read that they've secured £3.0m from Handelsbanken to develop the site, including 10 new buildings. This seems somewhat at odds with the concept of the site in that it's a timewarp style place with each building restored and renovated for modern use. If they start with new-build that will water down the charm of the place somewhat. Thoughts?


 http://www.classicandperformancecar.com/mg/5737/bicester-heritage-to-expand-with-3m-funding-pledge
Still burning hydrocarbons just for fun! 

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johnslynch
New buildings can be made to fit in with there surroundings but often these days planners look for the opposite to destinguish old and new.

What ever they build more income will be a more secure future.

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asington
I preferred this location for a new base for the AMOC but it was poo-poo'ed because it was stated that only old buildings could be constructed here. As this seems now not to be the case, can we revisit this matter particularly as N/P are being so awkward?
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nmv2and3
Was anyone else there? Grey skies, empty airfield, what's the attraction?
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Rich5ltr
asington wrote:
I preferred this location for a new base for the AMOC but it was poo-poo'ed
It wasn't so much poo-pooed, others simply disagreed with your opinion.
Still burning hydrocarbons just for fun! 

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Mark Rolfe
nmv2and3 wrote:
Was anyone else there? Grey skies, empty airfield, what's the attraction?


Not empty at all, there were hundreds of cars of all shapes, sizes and ages there. Plus you could look around the various car restorers and other car specialist’s premises. Also great bacon and sausage baps. Mmmmmmm

(Might have looked empty as the AMOC area was at the end of the display line)
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scampbird
Glad I risked the weather - thanks for organising again. Didn't stop long but still had some fun chats with people. Always enjoy the atmosphere there.

Completely missed that Edd China (Wheeler Dealers) and Tom Ford (Fifth Gear, Top Gear mag) were there. 
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