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.
There is a god mix of modern and classic cars although my camera last year seemed only to find the classics.
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.
Before charging up the hill.
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.
2014 celebrated this race which has been watched many times even 40 plus years after the track last held a race.
With dates now scheduled for 2014 (25th & 26th May) this will be the 5th consecutive year of this event run in the grounds of the old Crystal Palace. The show is put on by Sevenoaks & District Motor Club with a lot of hard work to turn this piece of south London parkland back into a motor sport venue it was back at the end of the 1960’s. They also have a number of sponsors but of course the marciels and the park grounds keepers should also be noted for their hard work.
The cars are parked among the trees between runs creating a peaceful paradox to the track just the other side of the bushes.
Unlike a lot of events there is a mix from the very earliest cars though to pre-production models. I remember seeing a prototype Lotus spinning into the hay bails a few years ago at this event.
Although they don’t get a run up the hill bikes do get demonstrated within the show.
And finally, no matter how expensive the car or the venue, one must never underestimate the importance of gaffa tape…