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This is where London was swinging in the ’60s. It was more about Minis than miniskirts at Crystal Palace, where John Marsh attended the 1968 Formula 2 London Trophy race, luckily for us taking his camera along

Brabham BT23C of Jochen Rindt at Crystal Palace London Trophy 1968

Jochen Rindt topped the event in his Brabham BT23C after two heats and the final, heading Brian Redman and Clay Regazzoni

Ferrari mechanics work on gearbox at Crystal Palace London Trophy 1968

Ferrari mechanics try to sort gearbox problems which would hamper Jackie Ickx in the heats

Jacky Ickx at Crystal Palace London Trophy in 1968

After struggling with his gear change, Ickx was knocked out of the final in a start-line shunt

Lotus 48 of Jackie Oliver at Crystal Palace race in 1968

Jackie Oliver rolls out his Lotus 48, equipped with the Cosworth FVA that powered the entire grid bar the Ferraris

 

Graham Hill in Gold Leaf Lotus at Crystal Palace in 1968

A broken wheel on his Gold Leaf Lotus put Graham Hill out of the final. Only six finished

Alex Soler-Roig at Crystal Palace in 1968

Alex Soler-Roig, who went out in a crash which wrapped the monococque of his Lola T100 “in a knot”

Formula 2 grid at Crystal Palace in 1968

Forming up on the grid in front of a packed crowd; the Palace was easier to get to for a London fan than Brands Hatch or Oulton Park

Jochen Rindt with the Roy Winkelmann Brabham BT23C at Crystal Palace in 1968

Rindt with the Roy Winkelmann Brabham BT23C; team-mate Alan Rees is standing to the left