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Tom Wheatcroft: 1922-2009
The British racing community has paid tribute to Tom Wheatcroft – the building contractor and racing enthusiast who renovated Donington Park in the 1970s and brought a F1 championship race to the circuit.
Superleague: Walker showcases Reds’ car on Liverpool waterfront
Liverpool’s championship-winning Superleague Formula car has been put through its paces by driver James Walker in a demonstration along the city’s Strand waterfront.
Donington Slot Car Festival: size isn’t everything
On a busy weekend for racing, with Indy 500 qualifying reaching a climax and British racers taking to the track across Europe, Brits on Pole cast aside its grown-up responsibilities and headed north to relive the pastimes of its youth at the International Donington Slot Car Festival.
Donington throws open gates as fans flock to show support
Thousands of car, bike and motorsport fans descended on Donington Park today in a gesture of support for the beleaguered circuit, which is trying to rebuild its future following the Formula One fiasco.
Donington: Behind-the-scenes battle for a circuit’s future
A glimpse of the behind-the-scenes battle for control of Donington Park that took place in the final weeks of 2009 has emerged from the release of the administrators’ report into the fall of its leaseholders.
Revealed: How Donington’s F1 plans collapsed
A fuller version of the story behind the failed bid to turn Donington Park into a Formula One venue has been revealed courtesy of the administrators winding up its former leaseholders’ company.
Fans welcome Wheatcroft pledge to secure Donington’s future
The threat to Donington Park following the collapse of its Formula One ambitions looks to have lifted after the family owning it pledged to protect its future.
No buyer for Donington Park lease means Wheatcrofts regain control
Donington Park is set to be handed back to the Wheatcroft family after no buyer could be found who was prepared to take it on in its present state.
A hopeful future for Donington despite its F1 defeat
Donington Park could see its status as one of the country’s leading national and club venues safeguarded as soon as the end of this week, according to administrators who are working to sell the lease.
Days out for petrolheads in the UK
Every year in Britain there are a host of motorsport events that go beyond just race meetings, as well as plenty of car-themed attractions to visit. They range from exhibitions and festivals to museums and displays. Here’s our list of some that you might find it worthwhile checking out – along with contact details and…