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Donington Museum To Close November 5

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#1 M Needforspeed

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Posted Oct 11 2018 - 08:35 AM

That's a very sad new, after the closure and dispersion of racing cars from others museums ( such as the Pierre Bardinon Ferrari collection near the Mas Du Clos private track)

I had the opportunity to visit the museum in 2008 . Now,the cars will be returned to their owners.

The museum at that time had the larger concentration of sixties single seaters cars.One of the key feature for us were the cars that disputed the GPL original 67 season :

  BRM P115
  BRM P 83 + a H16 4 valves engine on display
  Brabham BT 24
  two Brabham BT 20 ( Hulme + Ligier cars)
  Lotus 49
  Cooper T 81 (Jo Bonnier car)
  Eagle Climax AAR 101
  .. and the first Matra Cosworth MS 9, a McLaren M4A


  " Now, with the circuit being operated by Motor Sport Vision ( what a lack of vision !), the Donington Collection is considered unsustainable and will close in November. The remaining exhibits are being returned to owners or sold." Why unsustainable ?Let us laugh!  

May some of us pay a visit again before its closure.It seems many cars are already gone.

GPL members as the late Rudy Dingemans came there and returned with pics to help modders; it was very easy to
get close shots of the cars, jumping the ropes !

Edited by M Needforspeed, Oct 11 2018 - 10:09 AM.

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Posted Oct 11 2018 - 02:58 PM

Thanks MN for the info.

Really sad news. I have been numerous times, but not for awhile.

Was going to go, sometime this year, but now I don't know if it's worth it. Even though it would be my last chance to.

I posted some pics (some years back) on here, from one of my visits. All those pics are somewhere safe on one of my external HD's.

Thanks again for the info 👍


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