Classic auction fans may remember the recent successful Brightwells Spring sale of the Jaguar Land Rover Collection of Affordable Classics, which saw Jaguar shed £121million worth of it’s classic car load.
Classic & Sports Car Show
Brightwells has just been confirmed as the official auction partner for The Classic & Sports Car Show in association with Flywheel, and will put more than 100 classic cars under the hammer at the prestigious wings and wheels event which takes place at Bicester Heritage in Oxfordshire on June 23 & 24.
Matthew Parkin, Head of Classic Cars for Brightwells, said:
“We are delighted to have been asked to hold an auction at the event. The exciting collaboration between The Classic & Sports Car Show and Flywheel Festival is sure to take the show to another level. Bicester Heritage is the perfect venue, with the ability to open its gates to thousands of enthusiasts, and we are thrilled to be offering the full auction experience to the visitors, buyers and sellers alike.”
Brightwells will hold the sale in Hangar 113 at the charismatic former World War II bomber station. A unique architectural survivor, Bicester Heritage is now a thriving hub of industry geared to support the classic motoring community, and is being carefully restored to beautifully preserve the historic buildings.
Alastair Clements, Classic & Sports Car magazine’s Editor in Chief, said:
“The brilliant Affordable Classics sale was just the latest in an impressive line of auctions that Brightwells has held at Bicester Heritage, and we’re confident that it is the ideal auction partner for The Show. Whether you’re looking to buy or simply to browse, it promises to be an excellent addition to the event for visitors – particularly those looking to take their first steps into classic ownership or to add to a burgeoning fleet.”
Brightwells – Sale Viewing
Sale viewing is on Saturday 23 June. Viewing is free of charge but visitors will need to purchase a ticket to the Show to gain entry to the Brightwells hangar. The auction will take place on Sunday 24 June. Entrance to this is by catalogue only. Sale catalogues admit two people and cost £20 and will be available from the Brightwells Hangar over the Show weekend or a catalogue voucher can be ordered from www.classicandsportscarshow.com and redeemed at the event. All visitors to the auction will also need to purchase a Sunday ticket for the Show.
Brightwells is inviting entries for the auction and those interested in consigning a vehicle should contact Matthew Parkin at Brightwells – email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01869 229222.
The Classic & Sports Car Show in association with Flywheel combines world-class classic competition and road cars and bikes, some over 100 years old, plus a dazzling array of vintage aircraft, an impressive collection of military machines and incredible live-action demonstrations on the ground and in the air at Bicester Heritage. There’s also a Vintage Village featuring period fairground rides, live music performances, shopping and food stalls.
Advance ticket prices start from £23 per adult, £10 per child (5-15) and £55 per family. Entry for children under the age of five years is free, as is parking. VIP package upgrades are also available, which include parking and hospitality. For further information and to purchase Show tickets, visit www.classicandsportscarshow.com.