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Classic motor vehicle enthusiasts sharpen up their skills

Last week, classic motor vehicle enthusiasts and owners were widening their skills and knowledge on a course run by Banbury and Bicester College at Bicester Heritage.

Matthew Salt, Vocational Trainer Assessor, guided the keen group of learners to enable them to carry out major assessments on classic motor vehicles, deal with electrical issues and assess structural problems. The students also benefited from a guest lecture by Guy Lachlan of Classic Oils, delivering on the History of Lubricants. Furthermore, students were given a unique track experience in Austin 2 Ulster. One of the students in the group got an opportunity to work on her 1928 Lagonda, with invaluable insight offered by David Ellison, who gave up his time to also support the programme.

The five-day course was at Banbury and Bicester College’s workshop at the prestigious Bicester Heritage site and more courses will soon be available for those who would like to learn the key and intermediate skills needed to maintain a classic motor vehicle.

Alex Warner, Career Pathway Director at Activate Learning, said: “It is fantastic to see our specialist staff pass on their knowledge to classic vehicle enthusiasts and to give them the confidence and knowledge to keep their motor vehicles in excellent condition. The facilities at Bicester Heritage offer a unique, high-quality experience and we are proud to be preserving and sharing these highly sought-after skills.”