Motorsport at the Palace - Crystal Palace

June 07, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

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Crystal Palace is one of the oldest motor sport venues in the world. It staged its first motor race back in 1899 and since then it’s played host to some fantastic motor racing involving some of the sport’s greatest names.

From its early days as an improvised venue for enthusiasts, through the 1920s and 1930's when huge crowds came to cheer on the local Glaziers motorcycle speedway team, right up until the circuit closed in 1972, Crystal Palace really was ‘London’s Own Circuit’.

Fast forward to 2016 and once again Sevenoaks & District Moto Club and Live Promotions Events returned to the venue to host  Motorsport at the Palace, a celebration  of Motoring attracting racing drivers from all over the world.

Around 200 cars from racing and rallying spanning over 100 years of Motoring with Classes ranging from pre-war vintage modern day producing high octane competition with around 100 cars running each day.

Around the informal Paddock spectators were able to linger and look at the cars in more detail.

Entry List Categories over the two days included:

Modified Series and Secialist Production Cars Pre 1970's - 1970's to 1980's, 990's to Present Day

Sports Libre 1947 - 1976, 1988 to Date

Racing Cars 1947 to 1976 - 1977 to Date - 

Road Going Series Production Cars 1942 to 1949 - 1950 to 1966- 1967 to 1976 - 1977 to  1999 - 2000 to Date

Road Going Specialist Cars  Pre 1931 - 1941 to 1947 - 1950 to 1966 - 1967 to 1976 - 2000 to Date

Alternativel Fuelled Road Going Cars

Modified Series and Specialist Production Cars - Pre 1970s - 970's to 1980's - 1990's to Present Day

The Classic Motorcycle Racing Club returned to Motorsport at the Palace with a fantastic track demonstration.

The red, white and blue trio of Mini Coopers that were used in the 1960 film 'The Italian Job' returned to Crystal Palace where the scene's featuring the trio were shot.  The three cars were on display thought the event and took  to the circuit for a fe spins each lunchtime.

Away from the race circuit there was plenty of activity to keep everyone entertained.

The Savage Skills bike display team as they defied gravity with their amazing display.

Elle and the Pocket Belles bought their own vintage swing style songs to Motorsport at the Palace for the first time.

There was a fantastic static display of Motor Clubs from regional and national motoring clubs and a trader village with everything on sale from wheels to vintage memorabilia. 

 

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