Not Motorsport at the Palace, (again)

Trip to the Palace went a bit awry so here’s a Lomax seen in the outer paddock.

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British built kit-car based around Citroen 2CV mechanicals and in the style of a Morgan three-wheeler.

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Crystal Palace Sprint Meeting 2015

The rain held off and there was a reasonable selection of machinery for this year’s meeting back at the Spring Bank Holiday at the end of May.

Particularly liked an awesome Cooper-Daimler V8 with a lady driver.

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But spent far too much time inspecting a 1952 Aston-Butterworth Grand Prix with its unusual flat-4 engine. In reality it was unreliable and had a tendency to catch fire!!

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Cockpit would give a modern GP driver nightmares for life!

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Jaguars at Dulwich Picture Gallery

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Long time since I’ve been to Dulwich Picture Gallery although I’ve played cricket at one of the beautiful grounds across the road. Recently though, there was a small display of vintage Jaguars to coincide with a lecture by Ian Callum, Jaguar’s Design Director.

D-Type. With improvised protection. (The weather was threatening to be typically “British”….appropriately).

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Road legal C-Type, in iconic Ecurie Ecosse colours.

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The classic E-Type.

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& the contemporary F-Type

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Each of the earlier cars had an interesting history but most of it now escapes me.

A more modern XK & an S-Type also managed to get in on the act.

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The grounds are beautiful & immaculately kept.

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& nearer to the gallery in a space to itself there was to be seen a Citroen “H” Van. (No relation). 🙂

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