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Re: Donington Collection closing. [Re: Ian Wegg] #536820
11/10/18 08:50 AM
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Originally Posted By Ian Wegg
Originally Posted By Taffmog
Such a shame, I hope the collection will be rehoused elsewhere en bloc, e.g. Beaulieu, rather than auctioned off.

I don't necessarily agree, it could be better for individual cars to go to owners who will appreciate and use them.

For instance, David Purley's LEC Refrigeration F1 car was liberated from the collection a few years ago and now competes at historic events. I think most people would much prefer to see (hear and smell) cars like that on the track than sitting static in a shed.


Totally agree. F1 cars look curiously 'dead' when parked next to each other in a static display. Unlike many cars engineered for the road and people's attraction, the aesthetics are difficult to understand or appreciate without explanation.
I think there is a place in a museum but it would need to be interactive in some way particularly in relation to design rather than just the driving experience. An explanation and demonstration of such things as aerodynamics, use of new materials, performance of components and why these all might be relevant to everyday life would be very welcome. The technologies available to teams historically and the part they played in the design and performance of cars in any era would be helpful if the cars are to displayed together.

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Re: Donington Collection closing. [Re: +8Rich] #536930
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I am planning on going here Wednesday 24th....and hope to be at their front door 10am. Anybody else is welcome to join me....please.

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