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This defunct Royal Air Force base became a haven for old cars


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If you live on an island nation that is pressed for housing and 348 acres of mostly open land come up for sale, the real-estate developers are usually the ones who score. But if it’s England, where history is treasured, and the land is a 98-year-old Royal Air Force base that has remained largely unaltered since bomber crews trained there during World War II, then events might take a different turn. As, indeed, they did five years ago when a pie-eyed pair of classic-car enthusiasts took control of the sprawling military base and turned it into an astounding old-car oasis and event destination that is unique in the world.


This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2018/10/17/this-defunct-royal-air-force-base-became-a-haven-for-old-cars