12th August 2013

MOTUL partners Lotus Festival 2013 in Lotus-Cortina’s 50th anniversary year

2013 is a year of celebration for many automotive manufacturers, and one of Britain’s most well-known sportscar marques, Lotus, is no exception. The brand’s heritage includes the iconic Lotus-Cortina, which this year celebrates its 50th anniversary, and the model will be one of the stars of the forthcoming Lotus Festival together with Motul! Read More

2nd August 2013

Lotus inter-club karting competition

Once again the Lotus Festival will host a fun karting competition to pitch Lotus club against Lotus club.

Last years victors were the VX220 owners from VX220.org.uk and they will be back to defend their crown. Read More

18th July 2013

Don’t forget the Mk2!

The Mk2 Cortina-Lotus has never had quite the same cachet as the revered Mk1 version, possibly because it was slightly more of a mainstream model, being entirely manufactured on Ford’s production line rather than being hand-assembled by Lotus. Read More

16th July 2013

The momentum is building…

The Lotus Festival looks like being an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for all Lotus Cortina fans with a huge gathering of both Mk1 and Mk2 examples in attendance to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the iconic model. Read More

15th July 2013

Book(s) now for the Lotus Festival!

Back in 1998, when Brands Hatch staged the Lotus 50th Anniversary Weekend, an aspiring young publisher made his way down to Kent clutching a handful of fliers for his imminent new book, fretting a little because the actual book was not ready in time. Read More

8th July 2013

Lotus Rally Demonstrations

In addition to its achievements on the race track, Lotus have tasted championship success on the world rally stages.

From Jim Clark’s exploits in a Cortina on the RAC Rally, Henri Toivonen’s win on the same event in a Sunbeam, Read More

2nd July 2013

Esprit de corps

Grown tired of that everlasting wait for the new Esprit to start rolling off the line at Hethel? Well, you can remind yourself of just what a long and illustrious history the previous model had in all its various incarnations at the Lotus Festival. Read More

1st July 2013

Rare Breeds Society

Three of the rarest of all Lotus racing will be taking to the track during the Formula 1 car displays at the Lotus Festival Read More

8th May 2013

2013 Race Series Confirmed

The Lotus Festival will once again boast nearly 20 car races in 2013. A huge field of spectacular action from two Cortina-only races will form the centrepiece of the car’s 50th anniversary celebrations Read More

2nd August 2012

Esprit Turbo Lotus Festival

Moving Lotus museum to feature at festival

A parade of Historic Lotus Club cars will take to the Brands Hatch Grand Prix circuit during this year’s Lotus Festival. Representing 60 years of the British marque, they will represent a moving museum at the event. Read More

22nd July 2012

Lotus Auto Jumble

Auto Jumble / used Lotus car sales

Used cars and Auto jumble at the festival; Free 5m x 5m pitches are available to Lotus enthusiasts at the festival, providing the opportunity to sell used Lotus parts, memorabilia and cars to the biggest gathering of Lotus enthusiasts in Europe this year! Read More

18th June 2012

Lotus Festival clubs so far

Five more Lotus clubs sign up for Festival fun!

The number of clubs supporting the Lotus Festival has just increased again with five more confirming their attendance at the Lotus Festival at Brands Hatch this August, representing the full range of the Norfolk manufacturer’s output over the last 60 years. Read More

10th June 2012

NEW dedicated website for Lotus Festival

NEW dedicated website for Lotus Festival

Preparations for the Brands Hatch Lotus Festival are building up pace, with the launch of a new updated website for the 2012 event. The event takes place this August (18th & 19th) and features Lotus racing alongside attractions both on and off the circuit. Read More

9th June 2012

Support races confirmed

Support races confirmed

The Lotus Festival boasts nearly 20 car races alongside classic and modern Lotus demonstrations and parades. Although the highlight for most will be the Lotus races there is a great line up of support races including F3 Cup, Production BMW Championship, GT Cup and P8 Racing Saloons amongst others.

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8th June 2012

Classic Lotus Elan race confirmed

Classic Lotus Elan race confirmed

50 Years of the classic 60s drop-top sportscar will be commemorated with a special 30 minute race at the Lotus Festival. The clock may be turned back five decades, but the racing will be just as intense as the Elise Trophy!

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7th June 2012

SELOC go down the hatch

SELOC go down the hatch

SELOC – the Lotus Enthusiasts Club are continuing their tradition of making the Lotus Festival their main event of the year. The club will be running a very special Lotus campsite within the circuit’s grounds, which will cater for fans of all ages.

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6th June 2012

Lotus Festival returns to Brands Hatch on the Grand Prix circuit

Lotus Festival returns to Brands Hatch on the Grand Prix circuit

From Colin Chapman’s first encounter with Graham Hill, Jim Clark’s win in the first British GP held at the circuit and Jo Siffert’s privateer victory with Rob Walker, to the inaugural Elise Trophy race, Brands Hatch is integral to the history of Britain’s most charismatic sportscar marque. Read More