Prodrive set for farewell event

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Prodrive will say goodbye to its current Banbury site on Sunday with a final gathering for Subaru owners combined with 30th anniversary celebrations.

The motorsport company has been at its site on Acorn Way since 1986 but staff will move out of part of the site at the end of June before building work starts on the new Gateway retail development in August.

The Prodrive Heritage Centre will be open on Sunday to display priceless race, rally and road cars designed and built in the legendary factory.

Entry is free, with all models of Subaru being allowed to park within the factory grounds to create a wonderful family-friendly atmosphere.

Prodrive 30th anniversary goody bags will be on sale and commemorative polo shirts and badges are available for order. The event will run from 10am to 1pm with anyone welcome to attend. It marks the end of an era for the motorsport company at its current location, which was the home of the Subaru World Rally Team from 1990-2008.

Applications for a new Prodrive building at Noral Way and another site near the M40 have been submitted to Cherwell District Council.