PistonHeads Annual Service

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Join us as we head back to Bicester Heritage for our Annual Service. We’ll have hundreds of jaw dropping display cars, a live stage with interviews throughout the day, some of the best in the business exhibiting with us, show awards and much more besides.

Hosted at the historic former WW2 RAF bomber station (now a UK hub for historic motoring excellence) it’s going to be bigger and better than ever, celebrating the broad church that PistonHeads encapsulates today.

Our display car lawns in the technical site will represent our most popular subcultures: British, American, Asian and European cars, supercars and motorsport.

In the paddock, you'll find our live stage along with a display of exotic and rare cars, before heading into the hangar to see our Readers' Cars display and meet our exhibitors.

Tickets are limited, so buy yours today to avoid disappointment. See you there!

What's on

  • Hundreds of display cars

    We'll have hundreds of curated car displays throughout the technical site and paddock for you to pore over

  • The Late Brake Show

    Jonny Smith will be in the paddock with a barn find and taking to the live stage this year

  • Explore our exhibitors

    Some of the best in the business will be exhibiting with us - check out the list in the FAQs below

  • The Intercooler

    Dan Prosser and Andrew Frankel from The Intercooler will be recording a podcast live on our stage

  • Show awards

    Our panel of judges will be handing out show awards to the best display cars on the day

  • Readers' Cars display

    Get up close and personal with your favourite Readers' Cars projects in the hangar

  • Car detailing

    Want an award winning shine on your car? Chat to our detailing partner Meguiars in the hangar

  • Finance your dream car

    Always wondered how to finance your dream car? Speak to our finance partner Charles & Dean

Display your car

Our display cars for 2024 are being carved up into the following areas to represent our most popular subcultures: British, American, Asian and European cars, supercars, motorsport, Readers' Cars and exotic and rare cars.

There'll be 200+ display cars decorating the technical site, paddock and hangar, with additional forward parking on the day for all performance cars. Display car applications are now closed.

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Frequently asked questions

    • The event will be held on Saturday 10th August 2024. The event will be open to the public from 9:00 - 16:00. Please don’t arrive before this time, as you may block the public roads and please driving sensibly when arriving and leaving.

    • The PistonHeads Annual Service presented by Michelin is the largest annual gathering of PistonHeads members across the UK, attracting more than 6,000+ people to Bicester Heritage in 2023.

    • We’ll have hundreds of jaw dropping display cars, a live stage with interviews throughout the day, some of the best in the business exhibiting with us, show awards and much more besides.

    • Our hand-picked car displays will represent the most popular subcultures on PistonHeads. You'll also find more exotic and rare cars on display along with the largest congregation of our Readers' Cars for you to pore over in the hangar and paddock.

    • We have some of the best in the UK automotive business joining us on the day – please see 'Who will be exhibiting at the Annual Service?' for a full list of exhibitors.

    • New for 2024, our live stage will play host to numerous interviews throughout the day and The Intercooler live-recording a podcast. Check back for the full line-up in due course.

    • Bicester Heritage is in Oxfordshire. The address is Bicester Heritage, Buckingham Road, Bicester, Oxfordshire, OX27 8AL.

    • Advance adult tickets are £20.00 per person (plus booking fee). Under 16s go free but tickets are still required. Tickets are limited and must be pre-booked, so book yours today before we sell out. There will be no tickets available on the day.

    • No, tickets must be pre-booked. Tickets are limited so book yours today before we sell out!

    • All ticket holders will automatically be allocated to general parking. Please see the 'Display your car' section for details on the display areas this year and how to apply. All performance cars will be directed to our Performance parking area in front of the paddock upon arrival, on a first come first served basis.

    • All display vehicles will automatically be entered and prizes will be awarded by our panel of judges on the day. Please note display applications are now closed.

    • You’ll be able to buy a broad selection of hot and cold food and drink throughout the event, so come hungry!

    • Yes, seating will be provided in front of the live stage.

    • There will be a dedicated disabled parking area close to the event entrance. Please notify our parking attendants you need access to disabled parking, and they'll direct you. There are disabled toilets on site.

    • Event Mobility Charitable Incorporated Organisation will be providing electric scooters and manual wheelchairs for the use of disabled, elderly and mobility impaired visitors to the show.

    • To reserve an electric scooter or manual wheelchair, please check back here for when reservations have opened. The charity asks for a donation of £30 for the use of an electric mobility scooter and £10 for a manual wheelchair.

    • All accessible devices must be pre-booked prior to arrival with on-the-day loans being offered on a first come, first served basis.

    • Disabled visitors entering with a paid adult ticket are entitled to bring one PA free of charge. To claim your complimentary ticket, please email us at events@pistonheads.com with one of the following (all applications must be received before July 26):

      • Confirmation of most recent higher rate of mobility – DLA

      • Confirmation of most recent middle rate for care – DLA

      • Receipt of Personal Independence Payment (PIP) of Daily Living Component at the Enhanced level for Care and or Mobility

      • Certification of being registered blind or partially sighted

      • A recent personal letter on headed paper from your GP, community nurse or social worker regarding your long-term disability and your requirement for a complimentary carer at the venue

      • Access Card showing a carer required

    • Well-behaved dogs are welcome, but must be kept on a lead at all times and cleaned up after.

    • Yes!

      • For motorbikes there will be hard standing.

      • To arrive by plane please visit Bicester Aerodrome's website and obtain PPR.

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Exhibition space is now open for booking for 2024. Please contact us at events@pistonheads.com for more information.

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