It’s another bank holiday weekend and as well as the excitement of the Monaco Grand Prix, there’s also the quite legendary race club meeting over at Crystal Palace, London – ‘Motorsport at the Palace’ which runs on Sunday and Monday with over 200 doing the time trials and then hundreds more on display from all eras of motoring and even the future.
Motorsport at the Palace – One Week to Go!
There’s just a week to go before the second annual Motorsport at Crystal Palace, in association with the Ancaster Group. Last year’s event attracted over 5,000 spectators and this year we’re building on that success with a host of attractions to entertain visitors of all ages, alongside the exciting on-track action.
We’re especially pleased to announce two very special demonstration vehicles this year: A1 Grand Prix driver Aaron Steele in his Grays Motorsport Dallara Formula 3 car and Greg Thornton of Titan Historic Racing, who will be at the wheel of a Surtees TS11 F5000. Both should prove very exciting to watch around the twisty parkland track.
We’re also very pleased to announce the Brooklands motorcycle museum team will be displaying a number of their cherished bikes. If you’re a fan of two-wheeled classic machinery, you’re in for a treat, as the Brooklands boys will be firing up a range of bikes from their collection.
Elsewhere, numerous clubs and organisations will be displaying their vehicles, including the Colin Chapman Museum, the RAC Heritage Collection, the Ferrari Owners’ Club and the Historic Rally Car Register among many others.
Visitors can test their driving skills on an authentic Formula One simulator, or try navigating an off-road track at the wheel of a Navara Simulator. There will also be Playstation pods available to play on.
Younger guests will be pleased to hear that Roary the Racing Car and Big Chris will again be making an appearance in the Roary Zone, where a range of child-friendly activities will be taking place. A bouncy castle, inflatable slide and other activities will also be on hand to keep our younger visitors entertained.
And of course, on track you’ll find a huge variety of classic and modern vehicles pushing as hard as they dare to claim that elusive accolade of Fastest Time of the Day. A quick glance at the entry list reveals some extraordinarily rare and exotic machines, including Maseratis, Bugattis, Coopers, Ferraris…the list goes on!
So pack your camera and help us celebrate the rich history of motorsport at Crystal Palace.
For more information please see the website: http://motorsportatthepalace.co.uk/