StarterMotor is a UK Registered Charity based at Bicester Heritage in Oxfordshire. It was founded in 2017 to promote historic car usage, skills and involvement by the next generation. It supports apprenticeships, assists colleges through the provision of vehicles, nurtures enthusiasm, provides accessibility and guides organisations in the sector in order to ensure that historic motoring lives on into the future.

We believe our old car world can provide a real haven in the digital age: enjoyment, adventure and community. It’s a place to belong; where friendship, common interest and mechanical fun are self evident. StarterMotor is determined to ensure a big welcome to the historic motoring community for young people by supporting them in their ambitions and promoting access to classic cars.



Saturday 21st March 2020

HERO Challenge One

Witness StarterMotor’s intrepid crew, Tiggy Atkinson and Laura Hamilton Gould, at the wheel of the charity’s 1934 Austin 10. A 150 mile odyssey starting and finishing at Bicester Heritage.

Saturday 21st March 2020

Bonhams MPH Auction

Hagerty has helped StarterMotor buy a lovely 1994 VW Polo Coupe 1.0 with only 38,000 miles travelled – the ideal starter classic. Bonhams is auctioning it at the Bicester Heritage event and all proceeds with be invested in the charity.

Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th March 2020

Goodwood Members Meeting

StarterMotor is the nominated beneficiary at this iconic event. If you are there come and visit us!

Sunday 26th April 2020

Bicester Heritage Sunday Scramble

Come and visit is us at the Scramble. If you, or anyone you know, would like to know more about how we can help we’d love to chat. You may be wondering how to get started with a career in classic cars or just interested in being a part of the whole community of enthusiasts. We’re here to point you in the right direction.