Classic Car Drive In Weekend coming to Bicester Heritage

The creators of Top Gear Live have launched a new weekend show for retro motor fans who have missed out from a summer of cancelled motoring events.  

The Classic Car Drive In Weekend will be held at the 444-acre Bicester Heritage site on 18-20th September, and is promising more than 500 classic cars AND a Covid-compliant environment.

The outdoor, socially-distanced event is being billed as the first drive in dedicated to cars. Visitors will not only get to watch a drive in movie, but also the chance to enjoy hundreds of classics.

Being of Top Gear Live fame, the organisers are promising “the world’s finest classic and competition cars performing live in thrilling and evocative action” as well.

Show tickets are £25 for adults and £15 for children aged 5-15. Visitor numbers will be restricted to 10,000 across the weekend to guarantee social distancing.

Tickets will be on general release from 14 August – but registrations for pre-sales open today, with sales beginning on 12 August.

“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,” said show director Bas Bungish.

“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.”

Films to be screened include:

  • The Italian Job
  • Gone in 60 Seconds
  • Fast and Furious 7
  • Baby Driver
  • Rush
  • Senna
  • Le Mans 66
  • Days of Thunder

There are two drive in cinemas and three screenings each day.

Other attractions include more than 25 car clubs, retro car dealer displays, retro traders and even a Bonhams MPH car auction.


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Richard Aucock
I'm Managing Director at @editorial_mr. I run a bit, cycle a bit, love the automotive industry. I'm a World Car Awards juror and Deputy Chairman of the Guild of Motoring Writers.


  1. A Covid complaint? Guess it’s meant to be compliant’ looking forward to going after a year of everything being cancelled.. looks a fab event..


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