The 750 Motor Club moves to new MIA member, Donington
02 Apr 2012
The 750 Motor Club, a driving force in British club motor sport since its formation in 1939, will have a new home and office HQ as from Easter 2012. The 750 MC is moving into a suite of offices right in the paddock at Donington Park race circuit, in the heart of the East Midlands - giving further strength to Donington’s claim to be “the heart and soul of British motorsport”.
For many years, the Club’s Headquarters have been at the East Anglian farm of long standing Competition Secretary Robin Knight. Even though Robin retired from that role at the end of 2010, he had allowed Rose Farm to be used since then. But the search for a new long term home was on...
The Club’s Board thought hard about where to base the Club in future, deciding that a location in the Midlands had obvious access advantages for the great majority of members. After careful investigation of the circuit options and costs, the Club’s specialist team of Steve Robinson, Colin Chapman and Giles Groombridge (Events and Marketing Manager) negotiated and agreed to take office space at Donington Park. The move will take effect from 10 April 2012.
Initially this will be in the ‘Conservatory Suite’, in the main paddock, but Donington Park Racing have plans to construct a new office building for 2013, and the Club will join the DPR team there.
For the 750-MC, Steve Robinson, a Club Director who was part of the team that planned the move, said: - “There are many excellent reasons for this move to Donington Park. Our Club regularly runs race events there; with plenty of space and an exhibition centre it is a fine venue for all sorts of Club gatherings; and Starkey’s Wood, within the grounds, offers a location for Trials events. It is also hoped that, over time, the relationship between Donington Park and the Club will extend beyond that of landlord and tenant, with benefits anticipated for the Club and its members."
Christopher Tate, the Managing Director at Donington Park, in welcoming this exciting news, said: “We have been delighted to have successfully concluded another important element in our plans for this great circuit. Donington first saw racing in the Park in 1931, and so we and the 750 Motor Club share much important history over nearly 70 years. This Club has a long, distinguished history, bringing to the fore so many of the great talents of British motor sport. We have found many like minds and spirits at 750 MC during our discussions, and we expect to develop this initial arrangement to the mutual benefit of both parties. Donington aims to fully re-build its position in UK motor sport, and so ventures such as this with one of the most respected clubs in Britain, is a key element in our thinking about the future. We hope that 750 MC members will enjoy their new home, and we look forward to welcoming them to Donington.”
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