The outstanding Donington Park Grand Prix collection will close its doors for the final time this November 5th, it has been confirmed. Having been an integral part of the Donington Park Grand Prix Circuit location since first opening to the public back in 1973, the Donington Grand Prix Collection has long since become a must see destination for motorsport fans throughout the world. Developed as a labour of love by the late Tom Wheatcroft, owner of Donington Park until his passing 2009, the Grand Prix Collection has long held one of the most comprehensive and impressive collection of important Formula One machines anywhere in the world. With such classic examples as the little 1961 Sterling Moss Monaco Grand Prix winning Lotus 18, the incredible 1993 Senna McLaren and a whole host of iconic machines from the likes of Mansell, Hill, Schumacher and Hakkinen to name but a few, the closure of the Grand Prix Museum this coming November 5th will surely be a loss to motorsport fans throughout the UK and further afield. Citing the decision to close the doors for the final time in almost 45 years as one of financial reasons, current owner Kevin Wheatcroft, son of the late Tom, stated that it no longer makes economic sense to house such an incredible collection of machinery and memorabilia, marking the end of an incredible era for the Leicestershire venue. If you haven't been before, I could not recommend a visit enough before one of the treasures of British motorsport shuts up shop for the very last time. Like what you see here at RaceDepartment? Don't forget to like, subscribe and follow us on social media! Instagram Twitter Facebook Youtube Twitch Have you managed to visit the Grand Prix collection already? Are you sad to hear of the news of its closure? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below!