PistonHeads Annual Service

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Bicester Heritage, 12th August 2023

About the event

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Remember when PistonHeads was all just fields (of TVRs) and you had to use dial-up to access it? Much has changed since 1998, and in 2023 we're marking our 25th anniversary to prove it.

We're celebrating the best cars made over the last 25 years, and we want you to be part of it. And you can do just that, by joining us at the PH25 anniversary party at Bicester Heritage on Saturday 12th this August.

Hosted at the historic former WW2 RAF bomber station in Oxfordshire, it's going to be our biggest event ever. Expect the broadest hand-picked car displays to date encompassing sports cars, hot hatches, saloons, track cars, supercars and more exotica and rarities. The displays will feature alongside an outdoor cinema to premiere our almighty PH25 finale video, the biggest congregation of our Readers' Cars projects ever, show awards and much more besides.

Tickets are now limited so book yours today!

Display your car

Our display cars are being carved up into the following zones: Sports cars, hot hatches, saloons (including estates and coupes), track cars, supercars, Readers' Cars and exotic and rare cars.

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

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Frequently asked questions

    • PH25 encompasses everything that we're doing to celebrate the 25th anniversary of PistonHeads. This includes our main anniversary event at Bicester Heritage on August 12th, and the content we're creating in the run up to it, covering the best cars made over the last 25 years in the following categories: sports cars, hot hatches, saloons (including coupes and estates), track cars and supercars.

    • The event will be held on Saturday 12th August 2023. 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.

    • We'll be celebrating our 25th anniversary in style, with hand-picked displays of iconic cars from the last 25 years covering the following categories around the technical site at Bicester Heritage:

      • Sports cars

      • Hot hatches

      • Saloons (including coupes and estates)

      • Track cars

      • Supercars

    • 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 PH25?' for a full list of exhibitors. There will be three driving simulators available on the day with Caterham Cars, Memento Exclusives and Motorsport UK.

    • You'll be able to watch some of our very best video content on our outdoor cinema in the paddock, where we'll be premiering our grand PH25 finale, picking the very best performance car from the last 25 years. This is one not to miss!

    • 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 now 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. Display car applications to be in the technical site and paddock have now closed. 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. Display car applications have 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, we'll have hay bales for people to sit on in front of the cinema as well as a limited number of picnic benches.

    • 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 you can book online here. 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 4):

      • 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

    • Yes, Blue Pig Photography will be joining us to photograph everyone driving into the event. Pay them a visit in the paddock on the day to get a free digital download with any print purchase, or alternatively, all photos will be on their website within 2-5 working days to purchase.

    • 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 sold out - but if you would like to register your interest to exhibit at future events, please email us at events@pistonheads.com.

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