Your photo feature on the Crystal Palace motor racing circuit (Motor Sport, April 1987) reminded me of my own rather more recent visit there, and prompted me to dig out my copy of the programme, which was for the International Trophy Meeting held on Spring Bank Holiday, May 29, 1967.
As at the inaugural meeting the programme included a circuit map, and comparing it with the original plan I was interested to notice that the inner loop of the circuit had been eliminated, and replaced by a new link between the apex of Fisherman’s Bend and the exit from Stadium Curve. This shortened the lap distance from 2 miles to 1.39 miles. If the picture at the top right of your feature is anything to go by the new link must have had quite a downhill gradient, and I now wish I had watched the races from there.
Elsewhere in the programme is a list of the day’s competitors which reads like a Who’s Who of late sixties early seventies racing drivers, and coincidentally (considering April’s Diva article) an advertisement tor Duckhams oil showing Doug Mockford and his Valkyr.
Colin Ward, Yateley, Camberley