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Get ready for motorsport at the Palace

Published 18 May 2016

Historic motorsport fans will flock to London’s Crystal Palace later this month to enjoy a feast of classic racing. Motorsport at the Palace is a two-day event that takes place on 29-30 May and aims to celebrate all era of motor racing.

Crystal Palace is one of the oldest venues used for racing in the world and it was the first place from which live, televised motor racing was ever broadcast. Consequently, Motorsport at the Palace attracts racing drivers from all over the world and show cases a range of historic vehicles.

Around 200 cars from racing and rallying spanning more than 100 years of motoring will be at this year’s show, with classes ranging from pre-war vintage to modern day, delivering high-octane competition with around 100 cars running each day. Expect to see the most diverse line-up of racing with a pre-1931 Austin 7 Ulster in one race and a 2000 Honda Civic R-Type in the next.

Around 35-45 clubs will display their cars, with national groups on offer. Previous attendees have included the Alfa Romeo Owners’ Club, the British Street Rod Association, The Independent Porsche Enthusiasts’ Club, Stag Owners’ Club, and MX-5 Owners’ Club.

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There’s also a fantastic presence by the regional motoring clubs. In 2015, the show was joined by Kent Ferrari, Crystal Palace Street and Strip Car Club, North Kent Lotus Group, Surrey Vintage Vehicle Society, and South East London Mini Owners Club.

Alongside all the motorsport action, car and bike displays, is the trader village as well as live music from all-girl harmony group Elle & the Pocket Belles and a family fun fair.

Private owners can also book pole position parking in the classics area, meeting like-minded owners to showcase a multitude of marques and finding themselves much closer to the action, as this area becomes an extension of the show itself.

Motorsport at the Palace, held on Sunday 29th and Monday 30th May 2016, is open from 9am until 5.30pm. Car Parking is free. Family tickets are available. All tickets can be booked in advance or bought on the gate. For more information and the latest show news, visit

Motorsport at the Palace


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