By Stewart Smith on 2016-05-18 - Stewart was the former motoring editor of the Coventry Telegraph and is now a freelance contributor to Eurekar. He is based in Scotland and specialises in First Drive reviews.
Palace bonanza for
PETROL heads will be heading to London's Crystal Palace for the Spring bank holiday weekend when this year's Motorsport at the Palace event attracts racing drivers from all over the world showcasing cars from the past right through to the latest supercars.
Some 200 cars from racing and rallying spanning over 100 years of motoring are expected at the show with classes ranging from pre-war vintage to modern day, delivering high octane competition with around 100 cars running each day.
There will also be a tribute to another famous use of Crystal Palace when in 1969 the venue was used to film scenes in the iconic motoring movie The Italian Job.
Around 35 to 45 auto clubs will be displaying their cars and previous attendees have included the Alfa Romeo Owners Club, the British Street Rod Association, The Independent Porsche Enthusiasts Club, Stag Owners Club, and the MX-5 Owners Club.
Regional motoring clubs will be in attendance too and 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.
For those who prefer two-wheel motoring there will be a collection of classic motorbikes with the line-up including a 1962 250 Aermacchi Ala D'oro, 1930 Scott Sidecar, 1966 Triumph Thruxton Bonneville, a 1961 BSA DBD Gold Star and many more.
Alongside all the motorsport action is a trader village as well as live music from all-girl harmony group Elle & the Pocket Belles and a family funfair.
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