As I've tried to point out, this is not a TT gallery. It is meant to be a motorsport heritage gallery, reflecting the times when the island was an important place in most forms of motorcycle and car racing development. Personally, I don't like the idea of removing the folklife gallery to achieve it, saying that it isn't fit for purpose is IOMG 'group speak' for 'I want to spend lots of money'.
There will come a day when all we have left of the TT will be museum exhibits and memories, just like our lost chances of the big time in car racing. We do need to collect those memories, memorabilia and everything together before they are lost in the mists of time. Like it or not, motorsport and in particular motorcycle racing has played a huge part in determining the island for over 112 years. It shouldn't just be allowed to slip into the annals without being marked and people in the future being able to see how a small island once punched well above its weight in organising sporting events which were world class.
I applaud the efforts of local museum owners who have tried and succeeded in collecting all sorts of machines and historical items together, surely MNH can work with these people and the many friends of the island, including manufacturers, to create something hugely spectacular and successful, without it costing millions in purchases? Not that purchasing is a bad investment, but it ties up money which could be spent elsewhere. The ideal place for this has to be the TT grandstand area, creating a year round visitor attraction. No need for a new grandstand, just re model the existing area, creating better facilities for year round visitors and locals!