Motorsport at the Palace 2014

Ahead of the 2015 Motorsport at the Palace I went back to look at my pictures from last year and realised I never put them up. Here is a small selection that might encorage you into going this weekend.

http://www.motorsportatthepalace.co.uk/

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There is a god mix of modern and classic cars although my camera last year seemed only to find the classics.

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With some of the classes the cars spend longer on the start line than they do on the course. You can see a lot of the drivers getting more tense the closer they get to the start.

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Before charging up the hill.

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With such a short amount of time on track for each run there is plenty of time to catch up before going out another run.

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2014 celebrated this race which has been watched many times even 40 plus years after the track last held a race.

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Brighton Toy Museum

I thought I should try and get a post in that didn’t mention Goodwoo… …O.

I was asked to take photos at a private event at Brighton Toy and Model Museum a few weeks ago. If you’ve not been there before they have huge layout of predominantly pre & post war ‘toy’ trains. They run it for the pubic on set days but, understandably, there are plastic screens to protect the exhibits. On a few occasions a year they take down the screens and run everything.

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The trains stand about 5″ tall and are mostly metal giving them real presence.

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Being a toy museum as much attention is paid to the ‘extra’ details as the trains. There are also lots of vintage arcade machines and all manor of toys.

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But the stars are without doubt the big trains which pull 10 coach trains around with apparent ease.

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It’s right in the centre of Brighton, under the station. Go and visit it http://www.brightontoymuseum.co.uk/