Having missed the 2016 and 2017 events and with the 2018 event being cancelled after a change back to the original organisers caused logistical problems, it was a pleasure to return to Crystal Palace park for the May Bank Holiday meeting. I would say there were slightly fewer competitors than previously and the event was definitely not as well attended.
The start line: The marshalls did a good job of staging the cars throughout the day and the temporary start line arch was not quite as ‘Toytown’ as it looks.
There was still quite a variety of machinery including hillclimb specials and single-seaters. This one was designed by its owner aged 14 in the back of a maths exercise book.
Nice F3 Brabham
Bullitt versus 007
Big tree bend: a hairpin at roughly the halfway point where the earlier machines demonstrate their ability to four-wheel-drift not having the benefits of modern suspension or grip levels.
The fountain in the Strand entrance to the Savoy Hotel, London. It is said that the extremely tight turning circle of the London black cabs was developed so they could negotiate the sweep around the fountain in one movement, without the need to reverse.