7th October 2013


2014 Hockenheim Historic, Das Jim Clark Revival

The Bosch Hockenheim Historic, The Jim Clark Revival is being held again at the Hockenheimring from the 11th to the 13th of April 2014. One of the largest annual gatherings of Lotus enthusiasts in Europe, 2014 looks like being the best attended yet.

The event, in memory of Jim Clark who suffered a fatal accident at Hockenheim in a Lotus F2 in 1968, will see Lotus Enthusiasts attend from all over Europe to witness the weekends festivities. Historic racing will be accompanied by a taste of the modern with Lotus Cup Europe joining the event for the first time in 2014. Read More

30th August 2013

Lotus Festival Returns!

Lotus Festival to return in 2014

The Lotus Festival will be back in 2014 and will be the best event yet!

The event has been pencilled in for 16/17 August 2014 and will celebrate a major landmark: 50 years since the first Grand Prix to be held at Brands Hatch. The race was won by Jim Clark for Team Lotus and in the support Saloon race Sir John Whitmore was joined by Jack Sears and Jackie Stewart on the podium, heading a top six lockout for the Lotus Cortina! Clark was also the British Saloon Car Champion that year – the forerunner to the BTCC. Read More

29th August 2013


Lotus Festival 2013 Thanks

Thanks to everyone who attended, especially with the weather conditions.

Also thanks to all the clubs who supported the event especially Lotus Forums, SELOC, HLC and Lotus Cortina Register. Read More

18th August 2013


Current Lotus range

Lotus Cars will be bringing a selection of vehicles to exhibit during the event.

In addition to Lotus Cars, the various Lotus dealers exhibiting at the Festival will also be bringing examples from the current Lotus range.

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16th August 2013


Stars & Cars



Casting a keen eye over proceedings will be former Team Lotus Cortina drivers Jack Sears and Sir John Whitmore.

Jack in fact debuted the Lotus Cortina at the Oulton Park Gold Cup meeting almost exactly fifty years ago, on 21 September 1963.

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15th August 2013


Wolfe hungry for success!

The Lotus Cortina 50th Anniversary races at Brands Hatch are proving irresistible, with U2TC regular front-runner Andy Wolfe being amongst the latest to add his name to the entry list. Read More

15th August 2013

rallymaster lotus festival

Rally hot-rides available at the Lotus Festival!

Whilst the Lotus rally specials will be sliding their way around the Brands Hatch tarmac stage, spectators keen on getting a lot closer to the action will be able to take part in hot rides. A choice of MSV’s high-revving 150bhp Peugeot 206s and 4WD 210bhp Escort Cosworths are available, both of which are bound to provide an adrenaline-pumping ride! Read More

14th August 2013


Jim Clark’s Lotus 25 to appear

Making a welcome appearance at the Festival will be what is probably the most famous Lotus of them all, Type 25 R4, with which Jim Clark won no less than seven Grand Prix’ on the way to his first World Championship title in 1963. Read More

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