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Competition cars set for Flywheel

Published 03 April 2017

More than 100 competition cars are set to gather at this year’s Flywheel Festival in Oxfordshire. The event, which is held at Bicester Heritage over the weekend of 24-25 June, will include Edwardian chain-driven monsters, vintage Bentleys and iconic Le Mans Jaguars as it continues to expand.

Visitors will get to see an array of eye-watering machinery, including a 1934 Frazer Nash ‘Norris Special’ which is still running an engine that was fitted in 1948. It’s competed in more than 450 events since then and is still going strong.

Also due to attend the event is a 1958 Triumph 3A (a car that was the regular of many period events). This particular model has won concours, sprint, hillclimb and rally cups in the past 15 years.

Live action arenas will play host to a wide variety of cars, bikes, aircraft and military vehicles, while the open paddocks provide close access for the thousands of visitors expected.     

Confirmed flying displays include the Great War Display Team dog fights and precision flying from the Tiger 9 team. On the ground, visitors will be treated to an array of pre-1970 music, fairground and shopping attractions.

Advance ticket prices start from £23 per adult and £52 per family. To purchase tickets for Flywheel 2017, visit:


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