Friday, October 05, 2012
Crystal Palace Car Race 1962
The Crystal Palace car racing circuit was in use from the 1920s until the early 1970s. This programme from June 1962 (found inevitably on Deptford market) was for a day of races including the Formula One Crystal Palace Trophy and the Formula 2 Anerely Trophy. The event was organised by the British Automobile Racing Club, with the support of London County Council Parks Department.
From the programme, a map of the mark with the racing circuit shown going around the 'National Recreation Centre under construction'.
Here's some film of the track in use in 1964: