Celebrating the next generation of classic car lovers at Bicester Scramble

21st April 2024

Last weekend we were proud to exhibit Eagle No.17 at Bicester Heritage for the April Scramble

Photography by Paolo Gibelli, Alistair Hastings, Josh Scoot and Tom Shaxon

Last weekend we were proud to exhibit Eagle No.17 at Bicester Heritage for the April Scramble

The car was on show on the StarterMotor stand, where a selection of their young Ambassadors had brought along ‘show and tell’ cars that they have involvement with through their work.

StarterMotor is an excellent charity dedicated to putting young people behind the wheel of classic cars with an impressive ‘Drive-It-Fleet’ of classic cars that are free to borrow for Startermotor Ambassadors. They also host regular careers days at schools around the country to showcase the classic car industry as an excellent career option for young people.

Photography by Greg Jones

Our very own Dan Lawon is a StarterMotor Ambassador and he drove Eagle No.17 from our East Sussex headquarters to Bicester and back for the event, which was also the FBHVC National Drive it Day, supporting Childline and driving around regional and local events throughout the country. Starting from Hagerty's Northamptonshire HQ, the 100 cars joined the sold-out Scramble event at Bicester.

Dan gave a very well-received talk about his work at Eagle and why he believes that it's vital for the future of the industry that young people are helped to get access to classic cars to drive and enjoy and to encourage the next generation of mechanics, restorers and enthusiasts to ensure these beautiful parts of our shared history are kept on our roads.

Other cars brought along by StarterMotor ambassadors included a Ferrari Dino race car, a pair of pre war Aston Martins, a Subaru Imprezza rally car and much more. We were delighted with the enthusiastic reponse to Eagle No.17 and Dan spent much of his time answering questions and showing visitors around the car.

Eagle No.17

Eagle 17 is a highly-specified Eagle E-type roadster, upgraded to Eagle's Sport specification with an uprated GT engine. Restored and upgraded by Eagle in 2005, it has covered just under 7,000 miles since that restoration. You can discover more about htis very special Eagle E-Type here.