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From the Editor…
My New Year kicked off with a 480-mile round trip in a day from my home in Cornwall to the Bicester Heritage winter ‘Scramble’ – it was the perfect way to start the year, safe in the knowledge that due to the lack of salt on the roads my Porsche wouldn’t begin to self-destruct on the way home.
For those unfamiliar with them, the Bicester Scramble events are essentially low-key (but very busy) classic car meetings held at the Bicester Heritage centre – a former WWII airfield on which the original RAF buildings remain largely untouched and are now home to classic and vintage car restoration businesses. Here you’ll find everything from pre-war Bugattis and blower Bentleys to classic Porsches. In fact, among the attendees this time around, there were probably more Porsches than any other marque, as was noted by some non-fans who grumbled about there being too many of them!
“SETTING OFF AT 4.45 AM ON EMPTY ROADS WAS A REAL ANTIDOTE…”
I drove up in my 914 and was glad of the functioning heater system (something of a rarity in my cars, it has to be said). Setting off at 4.45am on empty roads was a real antidote to the winter blues, and seeing the positive reaction from other road users was in stark contrast to when I owned a modern Porsche a year or two back. Everybody, it seems, loves a classic…