Jim Clark Type 25 R4 to star at Lotus Festival


The Type 25 Lotus R4 that took Jim Clark to the 1963 World Championship will make a star appearance at the Lotus Festival on 24-25 August.

The car, which established Lotus as a serious contender on the Grand Prix scene, will be on display in the Classic Team Lotus marquee all weekend.

Its current owner discovered it in Australia, before the Lotus specialists set to work returning the icon to its former glory.

The event will also feature a packed programme of motor sport including one-make racing from the Lotus Cortina, as it celebrates its 50th anniversary, and various other competitions, with cars such as the Elise, Exige and Europa taking to tarmac.

VW will be represented, too, with the VAG Trophy and Mk2 GTI Championship, and there will be yet more racing from the Sport 2000 Enduro and the Saloon Car Clubmans’ Championship. The latter promises everything from DTM racers to classic saloons.

The Brands Hatch tarmac rally stage will also play host to cars such as the Norfolk-fettled Sunbeam.

Away from the high-octane action, the event’s Show and Shine Competition will feature three categories (Pre-’74, 1974-’95 and Post-’95) with 15 spaces available in each.

The event will also offer trade displays and stands from clubs such as The Lotus Forums, Club Lotus and the Lotus Drivers’ Club, meanwhile music will come from the likes of Unison Benz and Geoff Leppard.

Find out more on the festival’s website.

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