The response so far to this trip to see the Donington Collection has been great! So far you all know about getting to see the collection and the track walk for just £6 and now, thanks to my mate and fellow Williams fan, Paul Havell, we now have a fun quiz to complete on the day. Paul has collated some great questions from the 70’s to the present day so there should be something in there for everyone. A quiz wouldn’t be a quiz without a prize and thanks to my friends at Retro Formula 1, We have one of their fantastic shirts to give away, choose from classic Hesketh, Williams, March, and many more.
About Retro F1… The concept of Retro Formula 1 was forged in the mind of company founder Andrew Smith during his attendance at the 2009 British Formula One Grand Prix.
While visiting the retail village one thing caught his attention. It was not the hoards of people, 12 deep, queuing for the latest Brawn, Mercedes or Williams merchandising, it was the fact that no historic teams; the teams he had grown up with, were represented.It was as if in the frenetic world of modern F1 merchandising the teams, drivers and marques who had captured the public’s imagination decades before, had now been pushed to one side and overlooked.
Since the first Formula One race at Silverstone in 1950 Cars, Teams and Drivers have come and gone but the memories linger in the hearts of the race fan. The premise of Retro Formula 1 is to revive the memory of those illustrious racing teams that are still held so dear by the motor racing enthusiast.
In essence our goal is to reform the grid of great Formula One marques.
So if you’re not already signed up for this great day out, please leave a comment in the box below along with your email address so I can send conformation to you.
The day only costs £6 and is a great chance to meet a room full of like minded people. The collection opens at 10am, please try to get there for 9.30am.