CIRCUIT MUSEUM SHUTS
Future of Donington collection uncertain
The doors to the Donington Grand Prix Collection have shut for the last time. The museum was the brainchild of the late Tom Wheatcroft, who revitalised the Leicestershire racing circuit. He built a home for his collection of cars in 1973, while Donington (his local track) was being redeveloped.
The future of the cars – which include a collection of Mclaren F1s and the 1961 Monaco GP Lotus driven by Stirling Moss – is unclear, although they are in the hands of Tom’s son Kevin.
Collection includes James Hunt’s Mclaren M23.