IF you're going to drive 1,296 miles to a former airfield, you at least do it in style.

That is exactly what Mick Parker did this weekend when he drove from Alicante to an old RAF base just outside Bicester.

The occasion was a grand meeting of the Jaguar Enthusiasts Club at Bicester Heritage – the motorsport and aviation centre.

Mr Parker was one of the hundreds of visitors who made trips from across the UK and beyond to drool over the classic cars on display, and of course show off their own prized motors.

The event was just one part of the club's 2019 summer festival which also this weekend saw members flock to an auction at nearby Heythrop Park resort on Saturday, and then join a massive 1,000-strong gathering at Blenheim Palace on Sunday.

Among those joining the fun at Bicester Heritage on Saturday was Rob Harris from Ashford in Kent with his 1964 3.4 litre mark 2.

Baronet Sir John Aird, meanwhile, showed off his replica 1936 SS100, while Anthony Gilsenan was happy to talk to admiring visitors about his 1959 Mk1, best known to many TV viewers as Inspector Morse’s car in Endeavour.

Paul Hannah from Warwick and John Pollard from Derbyshire challenged fellow enthusiasts to a spot-the-difference between their 1968 series 1 and a half E-Type and 1963 series 1 E-Type respectively.

At Blenheim Palace on Sunday, organisers boasted 'the largest gathering of film and TV Jaguars ever assembled', including James Bond cars, the red E-type from Sean Connery’s 1964 thriller Woman of Straw, the Italian Job E Type and Arthur Daley’s beloved XJ6 from classic TV series Minder; a car that has rarely been displayed in public.

Jaguar Enthusiasts’ Club general manager James Blackwell said: "We had high hopes for the event and the festival exceeded all our expectations."