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.
Matchbox 1-75 series…
Albion Cement Lorry, No. 51a, Production 1958-1964
ERF Ready Mixed Cement Lorry, No. 26a, Production 1956-1961
Cement Mixer, No. 3a, Production 1953-1961
Missed a Toyfair in July due to being in hospital. So despite being unwell still, struggled out to one a few days ago.
And there we have a slightly crude model of a Jaguar XJS (with pull-back action) by Maisto and a Lledo Morris Z van in Hamley’s (toyshop) livery. Absolutely no money at all.