‘LOST’ ASTON BUTTERWORTH AND CLASSIC MOTORCYCLES – IT’S MOTORSPORT AT THE PALACE TIME!
A ‘LOST’ ASTON BUTTERWORTH Formula Two car which raced at Crystal Palace 62 years ago is among the highlights of this year’s ‘Motorsport at the Palace’
The event, which takes place on May 24th and 25th, will also include classic motorcycles, sidecars and scooters taking to the track for parade demonstration laps.
Many of the motorcycles and riders featuring in the parades raced at Crystal Palace in the 1950s and ‘60s, and famous names in attendance include Joe Dunphy, Bill Hodgkins and Colin Seeley.
Among the static displays, visitors will find an extremely rare MotoGP Ducati ridden by Loris Capirossi and a stunning MZ GP motorcycle, raced in the 1960s by the famous East German rider Ernst Degner.
This year’s event – in association with the Ancaster Group – will also see the unveiling of a very rare Aston Butterworth Formula 2 car, which has been hidden away for over 50 years.
Current owner Gerald Philbrick has chosen Motorsport at the Palace to reveal this unique car, returning it to the venue where it last raced 62 years ago, almost to the day.
In addition to the exciting on-track action, visitors will be able to enjoy a rare collection of racing karts from the 1950s, ‘60s and ‘70s, alongside a host of attractions and displays to keep visitors of all ages entertained, including children’s’ fairground rides, electric karts, the ever-popular Diggerland, and the on-site Ancaster showroom.
And as always, the friendly paddock will be open to visitors, enabling people to get up close to the cars and chat to the drivers before they take to the track.
Motorsport at the Palace 2014 raised over £3,500 for local charity St Christopher’s Hospice.
Since 2010, Motorsport at the Palace has raised over £17,000 for local charities.
Advance tickets are available from the website at a discount rate of £8.00. Standard tickets can be purchased on entry: £10.00 for adults; children 16 and under enter free but must be accompanied by an adult.
Please visit the website for more information: http://motorsportatthepalace.co.uk/