Saturday, 2nd September 2017 saw the 11th Lotus Festival on a wonderfully sunny day at Brands Hatch Motor Racing Circuit. With a full race card including Lotus Sprinting, Elise Trophy and Cup races, they were joined on track by classic F1 demonstrations and a lap of the circuit by the owners of the Lotus Type...
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If you’re at the Festival in your Lotus and want to experience the circuit from the drivers seat, you’re in luck! At 6.25pm once the racing is over, all Lotus cars are welcome to join in with parade laps of the circuit! Make sure you don’t miss out.
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So you don’t miss out on any of the action, here’s the Festival Timetable showing all the track action on the day!   To view the timetable in full, please visit this link.
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The Sunbeam Lotus Owners Club have chosen this years’ Lotus Festival to hold their annual National Meet. We’re hoping for a great Sunbeam turnout which will give you the chance to get up close with the cars and their owners. On the Rally Track, you can experience a Lotus Sunbeam with the team from Lotusbits...
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The Lotus Type 110, the road going version of the bike made so famous by Chris Boardman in the 1992 Olympics (his version was the Type 108) will be making a group appearance at this years Lotus Festival. We are expecting the largest collection of them ever, with a dozen owners bringing their bikes along...
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Lotusbits are bringing 3 of their mean machine Sunbeam rallycars to the Festival again this year. Are you brave enough to take a ride with them? Look for the rally stage outside Hailwoods Cafe and book yourself a seat, it’s an experience not to be missed
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Does your Lotus polish up nicely? Would you like free tickets to the Lotus Festival? If you can answer yes to both of these questions, click below to enter the 2017 Show and Shine competition! Show and Shine
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One of the finest sounding F1 cars to grace the scene will be joining us along with a selection of other historic racers for the on track display at lunchtime. The Type 101 from 1989 is powered by a Judd V8 producing 610bhp in a 500kg car and owner Steve Griffiths has travelled the world...
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With a record number of entries, judging was very tricky this year for the winning cars in the Show and Shine Competition. Not a concours d’elegance, the judging is based on the condition of the car at the time and also the back story of the owner and car are taken into account. Pre-74: David...
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Strictly speaking, he’s not in a Lotus but British Olympic hero Jason Kenny will swap two wheels for four at Brands Hatch this weekend, when he takes to the wheel of a Radical SR3 RSX in the Radical Challenge Championship on the full Grand Prix circuit. Kenny won a trio of Gold Medals in the...
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We’re extending the deadline for discounted tickets until Wednesday at 4pm. If you want to save money on the gate prices, get in quick! The weather is looking great, the event is looking brilliant and we can’t wait to welcome you there! Click to buy tickets now.  
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Ever wanted to experience the thrill of a Lotus Sunbeam rally car full airborne?! This year, Lotusbits will be back with 4 fully specced rally cars (including one with full six speed flat shift sequential box!) offering passenger laps from 10am to 4pm each day. 3 very high speed laps of the Brands Hatch Rally...
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The Lotus Type 59a F3 car will be at the Lotus Festival this year driving in our on track display of historic racers. This car is fresh from restoration for the 40th Anniversary of James Hunt becoming F1 World Champion this year and is the very car which featured in “Rush”. As a ‘return to home’,...
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The 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 20 places are available...
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The Lotus Festival flyer is now on-line and available to be downloaded and printed.
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We’re pleased to announce that the Lotus Festival will be back at Brands Hatch for 7th time over the late August Bank Holiday weekend, the 27th-28th. Building on the excellent 2015 Festival, we expect the event will grow and are delighted to have Lotus Cup Europe headlining the event once again. We look forward to...
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For the 2015 Show & Shine Competition we divided the many entrants into 4 age related categories. The winners of each category were: Pre-1974: Bill Holloway | 1967 Elan S3 S/E DHC 1974 – 1995: Jonny Pittard | 1981 Esprit Turbo 1996 – 2008: Paul Hanniford | Exige S2 Post 2009: David Devine | Exige S...
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The Lotus Type 102 is confirmed for the track F1 demonstration laps at Brands Hatch this weekend. The Type 102 is an exciting combination of two great marques, Lotus and Lamborghini and interestingly it is the only Lotus ever to run a V12 engine. Designed under the technical direction of Frank Dernie the 102 represents about...
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Want to enter our free ‘Show & Shine’ competition at the 2015 Lotus Festival? Click here to get your entry in, last date for submissions is the 9th August!
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We’ve just had a magical call from the Red Arrows confirming that we’ll be getting a flyby on Sunday the 16th at 13:24. Keep your eyes in the sky looking South East!  
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Ever wanted to experience the thrill of a Lotus Sunbeam rally car full airborne?! This year, Lotusbits will be back with 4 fully specced rally cars (including one with full six speed flat shift sequential box!) offering passenger laps from 10am to 4pm each day. 3 very high speed laps of the Brands Hatch Rally...
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Anyone ordering tickets in advance up to a limit of the first 500 will be sent a car parking hangar to park inside the famous Brands Hatch circuit. We’ll be filling up an area rammed to the rafters with Lotus cars but please state when ordering (via the option box) you’ll be bringing your Lotus....
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Admission and camping tickets now on sale. Click here for more information and to book your Saturday, Sunday, Weekend of Camping tickets at discounted prices.
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“We stand a good chance of making four friends and thirty-six enemies here! The standard really is very high.”
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Tickets for this Sunday’s (17 August) Lotus Festival at Brands Hatch are only on sale until midday Wednesday (13 August).
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Lotus Motorsport will be bringing a selection of their latest high-spec vehicles to exhibit during the Lotus Festival.
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As ever, Classic Team Lotus is lending its full support to the Lotus Festival, this year mounting a colourful four-car display depicting the most significant liveries in which Team Lotus raced in period.
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In addition to the racing timetable there are a record number of trade stands which will be open all day in addition to numerous car club stands and displays.
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The Benetton B190 that powered triple World Champion Nelson Piquet to his penultimate Grand Prix victory in 1990...
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The Lotus 101 Formula One car from 1989 will make its Lotus Festival return...
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The 2014 Lotus Festival at Brands Hatch will be celebrating 25 years of the Elan M100 with a special display dedicated to the second-generation roadster.
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The search is on to find the best-prepared Lotus at this year’s festival, with entries to the annual ‘Show and Shine’ competition...
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The Lotus Festival trade village along Brands Hatch’s Colin Chapman Way will be filled as ever this year with a record number
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Lotusbits rally stage A Sideways Ride of a Lifetime in a Lotus Sunbeam Rally Car for £10! The Lotus Sunbeams are driven by Mike and his partner Cathy, powered by Lotusbits designed 275bhp+ long stroke 2.5ltr Lotus 900 series engines. Both compete in the premier UK tarmac rally series, the 2014 REIS MSA Asphalt Rally...
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Admission and camping tickets now on sale. Click for more information and to book.
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The Bosch Hockenheim Historic, The Jim Clark Revival is being held again at the Hockenheimring from 11-13 April 2014...
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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...
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Thanks to everyone who attended, especially with the weather conditions...
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If you’re coming along to this weekends (24/25 August) Lotus Festival, here is some important information to help you make...
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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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Casting a keen eye over proceedings will be former Team Lotus Cortina drivers Jack Sears and Sir John Whitmore...
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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.
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Whilst the Lotus rally specials will be sliding their way around the Brands Hatch...
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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.
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All Lotus cars attending the Lotus Festival on the Saturday will be able to take part in a special parade lap of the famous Brands Hatch Grand Prix circuit.
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