April 30, 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...]

Lotus Festival – 15th & 16th August 2015

We're just over a week away from the biggest Lotus event on the planet! With a full weekend planned and even a flyby by the amazing Red Arrows, there's tonnes to see and do for all Lotus fans. Racing over the weekend will entertain with Elise Trophy, Lotus Cup UK and Lotus Cup Europe on the timetable along with GT Cup, Monoposto racing, Production BMW Championship and the Trackday Trophy. We're also celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the Esprit, 25th Anniversary of the Lotus Carlton and 20th Anniversary of the Elise with special displays and you'll get a chance to … [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] Carbon Evora GTE at the Lotus Festival

Back at the Geneva Motor Expo in 2012 Lotus unveiled the 'Lotus F1 Team'' Evora GTE, dedicated to and inspired by the F1 team and Kimi Raikkonen. With an unpainted high-gloss carbon-fibre body, carbon interior with copper inlays, gold-piped black leather bucket seats, and Lotus F1 Team Limited Edition badging the GTE was to be the most powerful Lotus road car ever. Kimi said at the time: “If the Lotus F1 Team Evora GTE is as quick as it looks then it is going to be absolutely incredible. I would love to have this as my company car! I like its aggressive shape and … [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...]

Festival wins for Randaccio and Denman at Brands Hatch

Fabio Randaccio and Craig Denman shared the race wins at the Lotus Festival on the Brands Hatch Grand Prix circuit. The event included Formula 1 and rally demonstrations, club displays and a trade village. On the track, Randaccio took the Lotus Cup UK pole position by over a second with just one lap in qualifying and he held his advantage over fellow front-row-starter Adrian Hall until the pitstops. Both lost out to Ken Savage and Steve Train, but Randaccio was able to pass them in the late stages. Savage lost places with a pitstop penalty, promoting Adam Knight to … [Read more...]

[PICS] Lotus Festival a great success despite Bank Holiday weather!

This years' Lotus Festival went ahead as planned despite torrential rain on the Saturday however the crowds were treated to some sunshine on Sunday. Brands Hatch welcomed thousands to the Festival who went to see the Lotus Cortina 50th Anniversary gathering and races, the full Lotus Cup UK & Europe race program and club and trade stands from throughout the UK. The full race reports and pictures can be seen here. There was also racing from the Atom Cup, VAG Trophy, Sports 2000, Saloon and Tin Top racing, Mk2 Golf GTI Championship and a hugely exciting Lotus Cortina … [Read more...]

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