With winter testing still seeming a million miles away, #mgpdonny is back to give all you motorsports fans a chance to meet and enjoy an action packed motorsports themed day.
Last year, I basically threw open an invitation to join me at Donington and see some great cars. The day soon snowballed into quite an event with quizzes, competitions and the opportunity to walk the famous old track! 40 hardened fellow petrol heads joined me for what was a great day out.
Spurred on by this, I’m happy to announce details of my 2013 even to be held on Sunday January 27th.
Four halls, with over 130 exhibits, illustrate the history of motorsport from the turn of the 20th Century, where visitors can get close to the cars driven by such famous names as Nuvolari, Mansell, Prost, Moss, Fangio and Stewart.
The Donington Grand Prix Collection houses the largest collection of McLaren and Williams racing cars in the world (outside of their respective factories), and the only complete collection of Vanwalls.
There will be a quiz on the collection to test the old grey matter while you take in the collection.
Exactly as it says on the tin with the addition of prize giving for the quiz and caption competitions
Pits and Track
In an exciting addition to last year, 2013 will see several teams displaying their current array of race cars in their natural environment. Team members will be on hand to answer any question you have and let you get up close and personal with their cars.
A full list of teams will be posted closer to the event.
Also in the garages will be the ultra talented Ian Cook aka PopBangColour. Ian will be displaying some of his works of art that he produces using only radio control cars and tyres.
Also during the afternoon we will once again be taking to the track (on foot). Joining us on our flying lap of the famous old circuit will be drivers George Blundell and Dan Parker. George (Formula Ford) and Dan (Pickup trucks) will be on hand to give their expert knowledge on braking points, apex’s and putting it all together for that fast lap to give you a great insight to the Donington Grand Prix circuit.
Sat 26th from 8pm
For those who want to make it more of a weekend affair. I, along with a few others will be stopping in Castle Donington the night before to meet up and enjoy a beer or three to talk about all things motorsport. Below is a selection of B&Bs in Castle Donington.
This all sounds great right? What’s this all going to cost I hear you shout. Donington have once again given me discount for the day Their normal price is now £10 but they will do it for us on the day for £8 each *Includes a free souvenir guide.
To book your place, all you need to do is register for your pass by following this link: http://mgpdonny.eventbrite.co.uk and print off you #mgpdonny pass which you’ll hand in on the day to receive your discount.
Thank you to Sam Jessup for designing to the logo for this years event. Sam has also put the design on to a t-shirt. If you like the design and would like to purchase one, please comment in the box below. If enought people show an interest, we will get some made.