Crystal Palace gets into top gear for motorsport weekend

Motorsport revs up for a return to the circuit at Crystal Palace Park next weekend.

There will be 100 years of racing cars on display next weekend

Motorsport at the Palace is a two-day event celebrating all eras of motoring, on Sunday and Monday August 27-28.

Crystal Palace is one of the oldest venues used for racing in the world; it was the first place from which live televised motor racing was broadcast.

Motorsport at the Palace attracts racing drivers from all over the world showcasing cars from historics right through to the latest supercars. As well as club and private owner static displays, you get to see these amazing cars how they should be seen – in action!

The line-up offers a diverse range of cars spanning 100 years of motoring, right up to the present day. Spectators get an up-close view of these amazing cars in action. Classes range from pre-war vintage to modern day so expect high-octane competition, with around 75 cars running each day.

Around 35-45 clubs will display their cars alongside the trader village. Private owners can also take part in pole position parking in the classics area, meeting like-minded owners to showcase a multitude of marques.

Expect live music from The Rock Ola Rockets and vintage singer Jess De Giudici throughout the weekend, as well as main arena action and a family fun fair on site.

Tickets are £15 per day, with children under-15 free, and free on-site parking. There are frequent train services to Crystal Palace station next to the venue.

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