Moving Lotus museum to feature at festival

2nd August 2012

Esprit Turbo Lotus 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.

Leading the parade will be the oldest surviving car, a Mk 2, which is based on an Austin Seven. The display will move onto production cars, from the enduring Seven and classic Elite, both launched in the late 1950s. It will also take in 60s and 70s single seaters and road cars, including the 50 year old Elan and the Cortina that brought the Lotus name to a wider audience.

Moving onto the 80s and 90s, the Esprit, M100 Elan and Elise brings the story up to date.

Historic Lotus Club display cars:

Lotus Mk. 2; Seven; Elite; Type 18/21 single seater; Type 22 single seater; Cortina Mk1; Elan Fixed Head Coupe; Elan S2; Elan S4; Elan Sprint; Esprit S3; Elan SE M100; Elise; Esprit Turbo HC; Esprit V8; Exige.