Huge Lotus festival about to hit

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Norfolk-built F1 cars will be out in force at Brands Hatch on 18-19 August at this year’s Lotus Festival.

Classic Team Lotus – which restores the firm’s F1 cars and was founded by Colin Chapman’s son, Clive – will show cars such as the World Championship-winning Type 49 and Type 79, from 1968 and ’78 respectively.  

Also set to appear are Ayrton Senna’s 1985 turbocharged Type 97T and the fantastic Lamborghini V12-engined Type 102, from 1990.

Chapman and former Team Lotus driver Martin Donnelly will be taking part in Formula 1 demonstration runs throughout the event, but there will also be a full programme of racing.

The festival’s main theme is the 50th anniversary of the Lotus Elan, which will be marked by an Elan-only race.

The meet will host a number parade laps with yet more F1 metal, historic machinery and road-going cars, including the oldest surviving Lotus, a Mk 2, an American Grand-Am-bound racing Evora and the 640bhp buy-and-drive Type 125.

Action will make its way off the circuit and on to the rally stage with lively runs from the marque’s fettled Sunbeam and Cortina models.

Meanwhile, a London-Olympics-inspired exhibit will be headlined by Chris Boardman’s 1992 Gold-winning Lotus-built pursuit bike known internally as the Type 108.
Rounding off the event will be air displays, live music, a trade village and club displays.

Tickets cost £17 with under 13s going free. Find out more here.

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