Motoring Badges & Mascots

Contributed by the late Derek Roberts.

Please read about Derek's contribution below:

About this contribution:

Although Derek didn't have a section exclusively for his own collection, he was a major contributor of motoring badge photographs and information from the very beginning of Mascot Mania.  In fact, much of Derek's personal collection formed the cornerstone of the motoring badge section.

Derek gave me a huge amount of help and advice over the years I knew him.  He was one of the UK's leading experts on motoring mascots and especially motoring badges.  It is not an exaggeration to say that he was a world renowned expert on badges from the RAC and AA.  Derek was always happy to receive emails from likeminded collectors and was always happy to give advice, guidance and information to both new and old collectors alike.

Over the past few years Derek had not been in the best of health.  This meant that he and his loving wife Pam were not been able to pursue their passion for autojumbles.  A passion which had them visiting many autojumbles and motoring fairs all over the world!  Sadly, Derek has now passed on.

Mascot Mania is proud to have had Derek's wisdom and knowledge available to its visitors, and proud that much of Derek's collection remains at the very heart of this website.