Prodrive’s multiple world championship winning display includes Colin McRae’s Subaru Impreza, a recent MINI WRC, the 1984 Rothmans Porsche 911 SC RS and even a 2004 BAR Honda F1 car, all of which have been loaned to the Donington Collection by leading motorsport engineering and rallying company, Prodrive, as they prepare to move their HQ factories and offices.
The new collection now on show includes several rally championship winning cars, including the successful Prodrive built Ford BTCC winner. The Prodrive display, which will be housed in the museum’s Hall 5, will be open to the general public on the same entry ticket as Donington Park’s existing collection.
Donington’s Grand Prix Collection houses the world’s largest showcase of Grand Prix racing cars, displaying more than 130 race cars including the winning cars driven by past F1 World Champions such as Ascari, Mansell, Prost, Senna, Hill, Fangio, Piquet, Brabham and Stewart.
This special exhibition will remain at Donington Park for a minimum of one year and is expected to attract many new visitors to the museum, especially the many thousands of rally fans who are new to the Grand Prix Collection.
David Richards, Chairman of Prodrive, said: “The Donington Grand Prix collection has always been one of the best displays of racing cars in the world. It is therefore a fitting venue to house our own collection of race and rally cars from the last 30 years, where the public can continue to enjoy them, while we relocate to our new facilities in Banbury.”
Kevin Wheatcroft, Chairman of Donington Park, added: “It is a great honour to be chosen by Prodrive to host this superb collection of cars – especially when they come with so much great heritage. If you’ve never visited the Donington Park museum before it’s the perfect opportunity to see at first hand and close up, some of the greatest moments in recent motorsport history – and we think it makes yet another reason to enjoy a great day out at Donington and show the children something special during the summer holidays.”
The full list of cars on show in the exhibition can be found below. The exhibition will open from Saturday 19th July and will be on show until next summer.