Alternative Cars Open Day - Sunday July 21st 2019

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Alternative Cars Open Day - Sunday July 21st 2019

Postby ACourtney » Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:54 am

Yes, it is that time of year again when I throw open the doors to my workshop and Midas owners from far and wide descend upon Enstone.

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As per usual, there will be tea, coffee and cakes on arrival and the owners club will be providing a BBQ for lunch.

Doors open at 10.30am and the last stragglers will be ejected around 16.30.

The address is Unit 4F, Enstone Airfield Business Park, Enstone, Oxon OX7 4NP.

Enstone Airfield is situated to the South East of Chipping Norton with good access to all the main roads in the area - Here are some suggested routes:

If you are approaching from the North then you will probably be coming down the M40. You have the choice of turning off at Junction 11 or 10.
Junction 11 is for Banbury and normally I suggest that you take A361, signposted for Chipping Norton. This takes you out of the South-West corner of Banbury and through Bloxham (passing the Vantage Mill, the former home of TWR where the XJ220 was built and the early Aston Martin DB7s). Try to ignore the temptation to visit the Hook Norton brewery (time for that on the way home!) and the Wigginton Waterfowl Sanctuary, both signposted to the right. Instead you are looking for the signpost to Enstone on the left, shortly after the junction with the B4031 from Hempton. You then follow the road past Great Tew and Little Tew, past the turnings for Soho Farmhouse and along the side of the airfield to your left, until you arrive at the junction with the B4030, where you turn left (towards Bicester). The gate to the airfield estate is about a mile down the road on your left.

If you are coming from the North East or East then you are likely to take the A43 to Junction 10 of the M40. Go straight over onto the B430, through Ardley and after about a mile take the right turn signposted to Upper Heyford. This takes you past the old USAF airfield into Upper Heyford village where you turn left. Follow the road onto the B4030, cross the A4260 at Hopcroft's Holt, and stay on the B4030 through Middle Barton, past the Renault F1 team HQ, and as you pass through Gagingwell you will see the airfield to your right. Enter the gates about a mile further on.

If you are coming from the South East then you can stay on the M40 to Junction 10 as above, or leave at Junction 8 and follow the A40 to Oxford. Stay on the A40 around the north of Oxford until you get to the A44 roundabout. Take the A44 north, signposted for Woodstock, continue through Woodstock and northwards until you get to Enstone. As you enter Enstone, there is a Texaco station on the left and then a right turn, signposted Airfield Industrial Complex. Take this right turn and then turn right again when you reach the B4030. The gate to the estate is about a mile down the B4030 on the left.

If you are coming from the South, you will most likely come up the A34, past Oxford. Turn off the A34 at the A44 junction, signposted Woodstock and follow the A44 as above.

If you are coming from the South West or West you have a few choices: Get on to the A34 from the M4 or A420 and follow the route mentioned above.
Take the A40 and either head for Stow on the Wold or Burford. The first route takes you along the Fosse way to Stow, where you take a right turn onto the A436 which takes you to the A44. Turn right for Chipping Norton and follow the A44 until you get to Enstone. As you enter Enstone there is a turning onto the B4030 on the left. Take this and follow the B4030 to the estate.
The second route takes you through Burford and onto the A361 for Chipping Norton. However, a couple of miles out of Burford you turn right onto the B4437 signposted for Charlbury. Follow the B4437 to Charlbury and around the village until you get to the junction with the B4022, signposted left for Enstone. Following the B4022 brings you to the A44 just north of the Texaco station. Dogleg right and then left to stay on the B4022 and follow the road to the B4030 junction, where you turn right and follow the B4030 to the estate entrance.

Finally, if you are coming from the North West, then you have the choice of taking the A44 from Evesham to Chipping Norton and follow the route outlined above, or you can take the A3400 from Stratford-on-Avon, which blends onto the A44 to the east of Chipping Norton, or take the M40 to Junction 11 or 10 as described above.
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Re: Alternative Cars Open Day - Sunday July 21st 2019

Postby IanJ » Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:11 am

Looking forward to the Open day Alistair. Hope the weather is good and we have a great turnout of shiny Midas’.
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Re: Alternative Cars Open Day - Sunday July 21st 2019

Postby ACourtney » Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:18 pm

Let us hope that it isn't too hot either!
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Re: Alternative Cars Open Day - Sunday July 21st 2019

Postby Rich » Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:27 pm

I'm afraid I am back on night shifts again (which pretty much describes the last and next month of my life).
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Re: Alternative Cars Open Day - Sunday July 21st 2019

Postby IanJ » Sun Jul 21, 2019 9:49 pm

Thanks Alistair for another great open day! Can I say the chef was particularly good this year, not a burnt sausage in sight :lol:. There was a good turnout of cars as well and lots of talk about new projects starting up, all great for the mark.
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