Bringing history and the modern day together.

Bruntingthorpe Aviation, based at the Bruntingthorpe Proving Ground, is just one part of the C. Walton Ltd group. The main site, used throughout the Second World War and again by the U.S Air Force in the 1950s for aviation purposes, is now home to a range of businesses. Focusing heavily on the automotive sector, C. Walton Ltd. is keen to maintain a connection with the site’s aviation history.


Bruntingthorpe in Leicestershire is the current home of C Walton Limited, Manheim Auctions, Big Thunder Events, Bruntingthorpe Proving Ground and the Bruntingthorpe Aerodrome, featuring the iconic Cold War Jets Collection as well as a number of other automotive businesses. All situated within the 670-acre site, there is something to meet the needs of each of our customers. Our wide range of facilities allow us to cater for any type of event, from the standard to the obscure, and thanks to our 3.2km straight, Bruntingthorpe still operates as an active airfield.

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