Staff and students from vehicle restoration programmes at Banbury and Bicester College impressed classic car owners and enthusiasts during a Sunday Scramble event.
The event was held by Bicester Heritage, a centre dedicated to the enjoyment and restoration of classic vehicles, where the college now delivers its apprenticeship training.
Staff and students from the apprenticeship and full-time programmes opened the doors to their workshop to demonstrate their skills and projects.
The team, led by teacher Dhugal Hunt, were able to show off their work on a 1935 MG PB, a Morris that was last taxed and on the road in 1963 and a Triumph Spitfire among other projects.
Dhugal Hunt said: “It is fantastic that through our relationship with and base at Bicester Heritage, we are able to be involved high-profile events such as the Sunday Scrambles and exhibit alongside the specialist companies based at Bicester Heritage. By being able to demonstrate our skills and offer to enthusiasts, classic car owners and businesses we are firmly placing our courses and students at the very heart of the industry.”
The classic vehicle restoration programmes were launched to combat a major skills gap in this growing industry, where many of the skilled professionals are reaching retirement age.
Activate Learning, the education group that runs Banbury and Bicester College, used the event to promote a brand new classic motor vehicle maintenance course designed for owners and enthusiasts. The course launches in April. For more information visit http://www.banbury-bicester.ac.uk/classiccar