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Lotus Festival 2014

Friday, August 1, 2014 - 12:15
The Lotus Festival is back again at Brands Hatch on the weekend of 16-17 August

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What is the Lotus Festival?

The Lotus Festival celebrates Britain's most charismatic sportscar marque and its illustrious heritage spanning over 60 years. From coveted cars to Formula 1 glories, Norfolk's famous brand will be on display over one glorious weekend.

On track, demonstrations of Colin Chapman's famous racers, rally and road cars will be complemented by superb action from LoTRDC race series with a packed support bill.

Meanwhile trade stands and club displays presenting the very best from the iconic brand makes this a weekend to remember on a track that has provided many of the marque's most glittering moments.

Show off your Lotus - and get in for free!

Lotus Elan 2+2, RedThe search is on to find the best-prepared Lotus at this year's festival, with entries to the annual 'Show and Shine' competition now open.

Owners of Lotus cars spanning the company's illustrious history are invited to submit their pride and joy to the contest. However you'll need to hurry, as just 40 places are available on a first-come-first-served basis.

A special team of judges will assess the cars, which will be divided into four categories: Pre 1974, 1974-1995, 1996-2008 and Post 2009. Prizes will be awarded based on overall appearance and condition, taking into account whether a car is restored or original. In addition to class trophies for the top three and most fun vehicle, there will also be an overall winner.

Entries to the competition are free and entitle the owner to two weekend passes to the event, with parking in a special display area.


Lotus Cup UK, Racing, Brands Hatch


There's a packed racing programme with 12 races on Sunday and nearly 20 races over the weekend. Headlining will be the Lotus Cup UK and the Lotus on Track Elise Trophy. A full support programme of races from single seaters to saloons is also confirmed.


Lotus Festival, trade village

Trade Village

Whether you're an owner or an enthusiast, there's sure to be something amongst the trade stands at the festival.

For 2014 we've a record number of companies exhibiting in the trade village.


Lotus Festival, Show and Shine

Show & Shine

Back again for the 2014 Lotus Festival, Lotus owners have the chance to show off their beloved Lotus by taking part in the 'Show and Shine' competition. The competition will be run on Sunday 17th August with four age-based classes: Pre-1974; 1974-1995; 1996-2008, Post 2009.


Lotus Type 25 at Brands Hatch

Classic F1® Racing Demonstrations & Displays

Demonstrations and parades of classic Formula 1 cars will take centre place with a number of classic Grand Prix cars roaring round the classic Brands Hatch circuit and on display.


Exige S Roadster  Carbon Grey

Lotus Cars

Lotus Cars will be exhibiting a selection of cars from their current range at the Festival including variations of the Elise, Exige & Evora.


Exige V6 Cup R, Red, Track, 38

Lotus Motorsport

Lotus Motorsport will be bringing a selection of vehicles to exhibit during the event, including new race specification models and more.


Lotus Festival, Rally Demonstrations

Lotus Rally Demonstrations

Lotusbits rally stage - A Sideways Ride of a Lifetime in a Lotus Sunbeam Rally Car for £10!


Lotus Festival, car club stands

Car Club Stands

Car club stands covering all marques and regions will ensure Brands Hatch is packed with color and interest for everyone.