February 27, 2017

[PICS] Lotus Festival 2016

Once again, Brands Hatch was the venue for this year's Lotus Festival. With the promise of a sunny August Bank Holiday weekend thousands attended the event which included over 1,000 Lotus cars parked up inside the circuit. With a full weekend of exciting racing from many race series and championships including Lotus Cup UK, Elise Trophy and the FIA LoTRDC Lotus Cup Europe, there was plenty for visitors to see and do. Despite typical Bank Holiday showers, the Show 'n Shine competition had a record entry list with some stunning cars lined up, making judging incredibly … [Read more...]

Steve Williams enjoys another double at Brands Hatch

Following his first Evora wins at Spa-Francorchamps in July, Britain’s Steve Williams added another brace of victories at Brands Hatch this weekend (27-28 August), when Lotus Cup Europe headlined the Lotus Festival for the championship’s second UK round. Having already claimed pole position, Williams led race one from lights to the flag, but had to do some overtaking in the second, after losing out to compatriots Andrew Wright and Jon Packer away from the line. However he was soon past Packer’s Evora and a lunge into Paddock Hill bend gave him a lead that he would … [Read more...]

Lotus Festival 2015 a great success!

With the sun shining and the Red Arrows coming, this year's Lotus Festival was destined to be a great event! We estimate that more than 1,000 Lotus cars drove through the gates over the weekend and almost 100 die-hard owners even stayed until last thing on Sunday for some parade laps around the Brands Hatch circuit. Anniversaries were celebrated for the Esprit which was first shown 40 years ago in Paris, 25 years since the venerable Lotus Carlton was launched and 20 years (yes, really) since the Lotus Elise was launched, with great display lineups from all 3 models … [Read more...]

Walker puts the brakes on Lourenço’s winning streak at Brands Hatch 

Jon Walker prevented another clean sweep of wins for reigning Lotus Cup Europe champion Jérémy Lourenço at Brands Hatch this weekend (15-16 August), where the pair dominated the two races on the Grand Prix circuit. The rounds were held during the annual Lotus Festival, where fans were also treated to Formula 1 demonstration runs and a huge gathering of Lotus owners and enthusiasts. The two V6 Exiges were never more than a couple of seconds apart throughout the weekend, and Briton Walker, who claimed early honours with pole position, used all of his race experience … [Read more...]

[PICS][VIDEO]Lotus F1 Team lap Brands Hatch in the E23

Lotus F1 Team took advantage of their one of the two annually permitted 'promotional events' to lap the iconic Brands Hatch circuit in Kent yesterday (Mon 27th April) with this year's F1 car, the E23. Romain Grosjean, Pastor Maldonado and Jolyon Palmer all took to the circuit and were joined by Classic Team Lotus running a thunderous Type 72 as driven by Ronnie Peterson historically. The promotional event must see the car on track for less than 100km and on demonstration tyres to comply with F1's strict testing regulations. Also on track we saw an Evora Sports Racer … [Read more...]

2015 Lotus Festival tickets now on sale!

Advance discount tickets are now on sale to the worlds largest Lotus event. The 9th Lotus Festival will be held again at Brands Hatch Motor Racing Circuit over the weekend of the 15th - 16th August 2015, an absolute must in the calendar of any Lotus fan. With a full race weekend lined up and thousands of Lotus cars on display, the Lotus Festival remains a highlight of the annual events calendar and this years attractions include: LoTRDC Lotus Cup Europe Lotus Cup UK Elise Trophy Lotus Show and Shine Lotus Cars, Lotus Motorsport and Classic Team Lotus Car … [Read more...]

[PICS] Lotus Festival fever at Brands Hatch 2014

The 2014 Lotus Festival is the 7th year for the event and despite a couple of very brief showers (!) the day went very well for all involved. With an official presence from Lotus Cars on the day, they displayed their current range including an Pewter Grey Evora SR, Exige S V6 coupe and Roadster and Elise Club Racer along with Lotus Motorsport who attended with the full carbon bodied Evora GTE we last saw in Geneva in 2012, the $1m T125 track car, Elise Cup R and Evora GT4. Classic Team Lotus didn't disappoint with a selection of cars showing of the race team livery … [Read more...]

Bell & Colvill launch Circuit Club

The UK's longest standing Lotus dealership have launched the Bell & Colvill Circuit Club to give Lotus and Morgan owners the chance to enjoy some of the UK's finest tracks in some of the UK's finest cars. It is an opportunity for their Lotus and Morgan customers to share in the companies motorsport passion and the circuits at Goodwood and Brands rate as 2 of the very best for both driving experience and facilities. B&C's Lotus Sales Manager Jamie Matthews said It is great opportunity for us to share the fun of a track day with like-minded people. All abilities … [Read more...]

Victory for Rob Fenn in Lotus Cup UK at Brands Hatch

Rob Fenn narrowly defeated Adrian Hall in round three of Lotus Cup UK as the championship supported the DTM at Brands Hatch. The pair, who both suffered poor starts to their seasons, battled throughout the hour-long race, with the lead changing hands but two decisive moves from Fenn signalled his determination to win. The first came in the early stages and as Fenn ran around the outside of Hall through both Paddock Hill and Druids bends, he had the inside line for Graham Hill to take the lead. Later on amongst traffic, a fine exit from Graham Hill enabled him to … [Read more...]

LoTRDC hold 2012 awards at Brands Hatch

On Saturday 2nd March LoTRDC held their annual UK awards night at Brands Hatch. After a well supported pre-season track day drivers and teams retired to the Stirling Suite for an evening of light hearted award presentations hosted jointly by LoTRDC’s Richard Short and Martin Donnelly. Once the dinner and awards were over Perry McCarthy, the original Stig took centre stage to tell a few stories and host a q&a session both on his own and with his former rat pack member Martin Donnelly. 2012 UK awards: Lotus Cup UK Production Champion 2012 – Rob … [Read more...]

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