Helping warm the 5000-strong crowd of Bicester Heritage’s first Scramble event of 2022, Suzuki GB offered coffee in exchange for donations – raising £432 for nominated charity StarterMotor.
Using the legendary, but diminutive, off-roader, Jimny Beans is a bespoke coffee van based on the popular commercial vehicle. Fully equipped with a professional coffee machine, operated by a trained barista, Suzuki provided hot refreshments throughout the event at the UK’s best-preserved WW2 RAF Bomber Station.
Part of the REVS and loop ‘quick ‘n’ dirty’ display of rally and race inspired machinery, Jimny Beans was accompanied by a trio of stunning Suzuki motorbikes. These included the works RG500 XR22A as raced by Barry Sheene in 1978, the RGV500 XRB1 raced by Kenny Roberts Junior in 1991 and a fully restored 1985 GSX-R750F.
“It was a pleasure for us at Suzuki to be involved with the January Scramble with our motorcycles, cars and Jimny Beans coffee van which proved really popular,” said Alun Parry, Head of Press & PR Automobile Division, Suzuki GB. “To have raised well over £400 for the StarterMotor charity is great news, and we hope it will do some good in helping young restorers in their craft.”
Working to ensure that the next generation of young people are driving, maintaining and enjoying historic cars, StarterMotor provides resources, including complete ‘learning’ cars, to colleges and academies. It also supports historic car specialists by providing access to Apprenticeship Levy grants to encourage investment in the next generation of engineers.
Main Image Caption: TV presenter Jimmy de Ville meets Jimny Beans, and Suzuki GB’s Alun Parry, at the Bicester Heritage January Scramble event.