Reading various people asking for info. on all sorts of topics reminded me of something.
What has happened to this Archive? I recall that, after Martin Hadwen's death in 2010, I read that it was being moved to premises at the Snetterton circuit?
Is it still there? Has it been moved to another of MSV's locations? I don't see MSV promoting it as a historical research archive.
I would be sad to think it has just "vanished" as I was instrumental in organising the transportation of bulky collections from a number of donors over to Martin in Norfolk. After meeting Martin at a "do" at Snetterton, he told me that his big problem was physically moving "stuff" from A to B. The company I worked for at the time had a motor sport enthusiast MD and we had vans visiting private homes (as distinct from business premises) all over the country. The MD agreed that, providing it didn't involve a van going too far off its planned route, we could pick up from the donor, bring back to our HQ, store temporarily in our warehouse and then deliver to Martin when we next had a van going up the A11 towards Norwich. It worked well and I even recall persuading my wife a few times that she would like a day out when we had a donor who was keen to offload material quickly and before we had a van scheduled to visit that area. I recall everything from books, magazines, brochures, photos, entry lists etc. etc. Pretty well everything was donated by private individuals although I do recall us collecting from Thruxton on one occasion when they were having a clear-out.
Has anyone any knowledge about it?