Not MotorSport at the Palace 2014

Having been thwarted in my attempts to reach this year’s meeting on the Bank Holiday Monday by a minor domestic crisis & three different transport fails, I have no new photo’s. to display.

So I will pick a favourite from each of the four preceding years to make up for it. & look forward hopefully to next year, which if the proposed development goes ahead as it stands, may be the last if the exclusivity zone demanded by the developers is allowed. Whatever one’s views about the site of the old Crystal Palace the extent of the exclusivity zone is not acceptable.


Maserati Monza Special




Surtees TS11 F5000





Ford GT40 Replica




1959 AC Single Seater



Amazing what you find…….

Going through some old “boxes” from various house moves, came across some almost completed 1/24 scale plastic kits from about 1970!!

Airfix (possibly nee Monogram) Corvette Stingray; (Mako Shark) & unknown make Lola T70 Can Am; (Denny Hulme & Sid Taylor)


So fettled them up a bit & there are the inept results…..

Crystal Palace Spring Meeting 26th/27th May 2012

Usually held on the Spring Bank Holiday Sunday & Monday this year was held on the last weekend in May (Saturday & Sunday) to avoid clashing with the Diamond Jubilee celebrations.

Possibly the hottest 2 days of the year…..not a cloud in the sky in this view  of the approach to the track from the terrace area which once formed part of the Crystal Palace itself.

The track is about 0.5 miles & uses part of the the pre-war inner link, starting to the South of the concert bowl & joining the main track via a hair-pin & finishing in the elevated section to the North of the bowl. The red(ish) line below gives a rough line followed.

The warm weather improved times over previous years & 33 secs was a good time for the day.

There was good variety of machinery from a 1950 Doctor’s car running in production saloons….

To full blown Le Mans replicas…..

(Via Hamish Jordan)

& all things in between….

Wide boy Anglias…who didn’t have one?

Hill climb specials

An F3 Cooper T72

A Royale RP21 Driven  by David Brise

& many more, from tiny Minis, to thundering pre war brutes & encompassing an eerily silent Nissan Leaf. On the Saturday there was even a Chaparral 2C