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‘The Remarkable Race’ comes to Mayow Park tomorrow

Posted at 5:15 pm, July 6, 2013 in Fun London, Outdoor London
The Remarkable Race of 1913

This Sunday will see Mayow Park take a quintessentially British step back in time to re-live the original Edwardian ‘Wacky Races’. Expect properly trimmed moustaches, displays of the finest tartan in London and the clash of peddle-powered ‘jalopies’ as they cascade around the track.

‘The Remarkable Race’ will recreate the 100 year old tale of six men, three women, a child, some servants and a dog who set out on a mission to create a vehicle that moved upward of the speed of 20mph. What materialised was the creation of a very charismatically British mile-long race that saw wild and reckless vehicles battle one another along the hazardous grounds of Mayow Park.

As part of the Sydenham Arts Festival, the open-air race from Spontaneous Productions will give spectators the chance to meet the drivers and their vehicles and, if you’re a chancer,  to place a bet!

Sun Jul 7. The Remarkable Race of 1913, Mayow Park, Sydenham. For more info, see the sydenhamartsfestival.co.uk.

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