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The Motorsport Archive

January 18, 2012

Looking down on Carlos Huertas and Jack Harvey at Brands Hatch. © Leigh O'Gorman

With the 2012 season fast approaching, I have been examining the future of The Motorsport Archive.

Recently, I opened a page with the lovely people at gofundme.com.

For those who have not visited gofundme.com before, it is a site dedicated to allowing anyone to raise money online for just about any idea, event, project or cause your family, friends & personal contacts might believe in.

Up until now, this venture has been self-funded, with much money spent site updates, travelling and accommodation and all the other elements needed to cover motor racing.
The Motorsport Archive’s page with gofundme.com in 2012 aims to serve two purposes.
With the aid of donations, it is my pledge to increase exclusive content on the site, while also maintaining the quality of the works posted. It may also fund a ham sandwich or two on a race weekend.
As an aside to that, all donations will be split evenly with a charitable organisation – most likely motorsport orientated – to be revealed at a later date.

For more information on The Motorsport Archive 2012 project, please see below.

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“The Motorsport Archive is a blog providing exclusive trackside coverage of UK and European based motor racing events, while also featuring podcasts and Q&A sessions with drivers and key personnel from the world of motorsport.

Débuting in March 2008, the site is dedicated to producing high quality content about motorsport, through extensive research and by talking to the people who make things move.
Whether it be news, interviews, opinions or historical features, the mantra is always “quality is the most important element.”

Last year, I became an active member of the motorsport media, covering the Cooper Tyres British Formula 3 Series from numerous venues around the United Kingdom and Europe and in 2012, trackside coverage is set to expand.

Alongside the aforementioned British F3 Championship, there will be an extra focus on endurance racing as The Motorsport Archive adds the Avon Tyres British GT Championship and the Blancpain Endurance Series to its growing roster.

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So what is this page all about? Well, simple really.

Up until now, this venture has been self-funded, with much money spent site updates, travelling and accommodation and all the other elements needed to cover motor racing.
With the aid of donations, it is my pledge to increase exclusive content on the site, while also maintaining the quality of the works posted.  It may also fund a ham sandwich or two on a race weekend.
As an aside to that, all donations will be split evenly with a charitable organisation – most likely motorsport orientated –  to be revealed at a later date.

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Those who have made appearances on The Motorsport Archive include Formula 1 stars Heikki Kovalainen and Daniel Ricciardo, as well as rising stars Alexander Rossi (GP2) and Felipe Nasr (2011 British F3 champion) and IndyCar drivers Justin Wilson and JR Hildebrand.
The blog has also hosted sessions with former Grand Prix drivers Jaime Alguersuari, Giancarlo Fisichella and Mark Blundell, Radio Le Mans presenter John Hindhaugh and designers Jos Claes (Dallara, Formula 3) and Ben Bowlby, architect of the fledgling Delta Wing Project.

I am passionate about motorsport and what I do on the blog and will continue to pursue it as long as is possible – it is something that I want to eventually do professionally.
Thanks so much for your time in looking at this.”

Leigh O’Gorman
www.themotorsportarchive.com

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