A brand-new specialist business is coming to a renowned classic car centre of excellence in the county.

Hagerty, a company which hosts automotive events, provides insurance products and produces multi-platform vehicle content, has announced that it will be opening a new UK Clubhouse at Bicester Heritage.

In the UK, Hagerty hosts pioneering events such as Festival of the Unexceptional and RADwood, both of which attract new audiences to the world of classic cars.

The new Hagerty Clubhouse will allow the company to further interact with its clients, members and classic vehicle enthusiasts.

Founded in 2013, Bicester Heritage is now home to over 50 specialist automotive businesses, part of the wider Bicester Motion location at its 444-acre former Second World War RAF Bomber Training Station.

The site is also held as a national example of constructive conservation by Historic England.

The Hagerty Clubhouse is situated within Bicester Heritage and will undergo a complete interior redesign adding bespoke member lounges, a sociable bar area and an exhibition space for curated vehicle displays.

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Hagerty will present regular events at the venue including industry presentations, celebrity talks, and car culture inspired activities for all types of classic vehicle enthusiasts.

Hagerty customers may also use the space to discuss their insurance requirements or simply as a place to relax whilst visiting Bicester Heritage.

In a further commitment to car clubs, Hagerty will allow clubs of all sizes to host AGMs and member meets within its clubhouse.

Bicester Heritage events attract tens of thousands of automotive enthusiasts every year.

To enhance these events, Hagerty will open the clubhouse doors to guests at every Bicester Scramble and Scramblers events - the Bicester Heritage membership club - with exclusive drive outs and meets planned to enhance Hagerty members’ event experience.

Managing Director of Hagerty International Mark Roper said: “Hagerty has been connected to Bicester Heritage for many years as a prior sponsor of Scramble and Scramblers events and the StarterMotor charity, and now we take that relationship further by becoming a resident business.

“Our new clubhouse will host a selection of member and public events, designed to appeal to classic vehicle enthusiasts from all sectors, and everyone is welcome to visit the Hagerty Clubhouse when we open for business in 2023.”

Chief Executive of Bicester Motion Daniel Geoghegan said: “Hagerty’s mission to preserve and promote classic car culture, skills and passion resonate perfectly at Bicester Heritage.

“It’s a mission and vision that we all share and builds on the already strong relationship between Hagerty and ourselves.”


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This story was written by Matthew Norman, he joined the team in 2022 as a Facebook community reporter.

Matthew covers Bicester and focuses on finding stories from diverse communities.

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