CIR­CUIT MU­SEUM SHUTS

Fu­ture of Don­ing­ton col­lec­tion un­cer­tain

Practical Classics (UK) - - CLASSIC WORLD -

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.

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