MP joins classic car run to Westminster

Sir Tony Baldry and Miranda Markham in his 1972 MGB

Sir Tony Baldry and Miranda Markham in his 1972 MGB

First published in News

IT WAS a sight to behold as a convoy of classic cars left Bicester for the capital.

Members of the All Party Parliamentary Historic Vehicles Group met at a former World War Two RAF air base, now Bicester Heritage, before their bi-annual run to Westminster.

Among those who brought a car along was Sir Greg Knight, group chairman, and Bicester MP Sir Tony Baldry, who took his MGB along with Miranda Markham, from Bicester Village outlet shopping centre.

About 80 classic cars were at the site, off Buckingham Road.

Bicester Heritage managing director Daniel Geoghegan said: “With visiting cars ranging from a 1971 Range Rover to an ex-Works racing Jaguar C-Type, and a thriving catering facility, Bicester Heritage felt very alive with a real buzz here.”

Visitors were given a tour of the site, which is being renovated to create a multi-million pound heritage motor and aviation business park.

After lunch cars left in a convoy with the oldest, a 1935 Derby Bentley, driven by Lord Cope of Berkeley, taking the lead via Aylesbury, Amersham, Watford, Brent Cross and Swiss Cottage.

Sir Tony said: “Everyone of those classic cars told a different story.

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“I think Bicester Heritage is going to be, in due course, a great resource for the town. It’s a hell of a project they are taking on and is funded all entirely on private money.”

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10:08pm Fri 2 May 14

rjwise says...

A picture is worth a thousand words.

Open top sports car,a dapper gent, a beautiful english rose,the wind in their hair,a spin to London,maybe some exclusive shopping in Knightsbridge,prehap
s,the conversation soon turns to new proposed town parks,park and rides,car park extensions,a new rail link.

I pictured a rainbow you held it in your hands i had flashes but you saw the plan.

How do i get a ride in the car.
A picture is worth a thousand words. Open top sports car,a dapper gent, a beautiful english rose,the wind in their hair,a spin to London,maybe some exclusive shopping in Knightsbridge,prehap s,the conversation soon turns to new proposed town parks,park and rides,car park extensions,a new rail link. I pictured a rainbow you held it in your hands i had flashes but you saw the plan. How do i get a ride in the car. rjwise
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12:36am Sat 3 May 14

Severian says...

Who wouldn't want to drive a very attractive blonde all the way to London in a classic sports car. That's my idea of a great day out.
Who wouldn't want to drive a very attractive blonde all the way to London in a classic sports car. That's my idea of a great day out. Severian
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8:55pm Wed 7 May 14

Councillor mark cherry says...

A classic indeed as our local MP for Banbury reported to trousering over a thousand pound an hour helping Oligarchs to buy homes in London the company name is Werner Capital Not bad money to earn add his Parliamentary salary and other directorship he's a rich man.But time and time again fails to stand up and say policy's like the government bedroom tax are hurting the poorest in society. And on the HS2 Hybrid vote he abstained on voting or bottled it. What we need is voting reform so Banbury has an MP who's more representative of the real world. It's a shame Sir Tony Baldry had a real fight on his hands not his normal of turn up to the election count near the end knowing he's won again.
A classic indeed as our local MP for Banbury reported to trousering over a thousand pound an hour helping Oligarchs to buy homes in London the company name is Werner Capital Not bad money to earn add his Parliamentary salary and other directorship he's a rich man.But time and time again fails to stand up and say policy's like the government bedroom tax are hurting the poorest in society. And on the HS2 Hybrid vote he abstained on voting or bottled it. What we need is voting reform so Banbury has an MP who's more representative of the real world. It's a shame Sir Tony Baldry had a real fight on his hands not his normal of turn up to the election count near the end knowing he's won again. Councillor mark cherry
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