Track F1 display
A celebration of 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. Trade stands and club displays presenting the very best from the iconic brand makes this a day to remember on a track that has provided many of the marque’s most glittering moments.

2017 will see the 11th Lotus Festival, and the 8th at Brands Hatch; It will take place on Sat 2nd September and is organised by The Lotus Forums.

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 with the car taking part in demonstrations and events. This is how good it sounds!

Lotus Cars
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.

Lotusbits rally stage
A Sideways Ride of a Lifetime in a Lotus Sunbeam Rally Car for £15!

The Lotus Sunbeams are driven by Mike and his partner Cathy, powered by Lotusbits designed 300bhp+ long stroke 2.5ltr Lotus 900 series engines and one with a six speed sequential gearbox. Both compete in the premier UK tarmac rally series, the 2015 REIS MSA Asphalt Rally Championship. Lotusbits MD Mike Taylor said “The rally cars are mobile test beds for our increasing range of modified and re-manufactured Lotus product – we test parts under extreme conditions”!

Don’t watch, get in and have a go – £15 for 3 (very sideways) loops of the Rally Stage! From 10am to 4pm.

Lotusbits specialise in new, remanufactured and used spares for Lotus Excel, Esprit, Elite, Eclat and Lotus Sunbeam.

P.S. Don’t knock women drivers – Cathy Sewart is the 2013 & 2014 British Women Racing Drivers Club Vintage Racecar/Historica Rally Champion

Show and Shine
Back again for the 2017 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 Saturday 2nd September with four age-based classes: Pre-1974; 1974-1995; 1996-2008, Post 2009.

Competitors will have the chance to contend for 1st, 2nd and 3rd in class trophies, along with the coveted title of ‘Overall best in show’. Prizes will be awarded based on overall appearance & condition, taking into account whether a car is restored or original. Winners will be chosen by a special team of Lotus judges.

Entry to the competition is free and places are very limited – just 10 cars will be permitted to enter each class and entries will be taken on a ‘first come first served’ basis. Entrants will receive 2 free entry tickets per entry, and competitor cars will have a special display area within the Brands Hatch circuit where they will be required to be on display throughout the event.

To enter please complete the entry form at the bottom of this page in full including photos – accepted entries will be contacted by email with final instructions. A separate entry form is required per car.

Entries close 15th August.
Enter your car here.

Trade Village
The Lotus Festival is the perfect arena to promote your Lotus-based products, with a captive audience of thousands of spectators attending not just on the main race day but over the weekend.

There will be a special trade village close the Kentagon restaurant and shops within the circuit which ensures maximum footfall.

Base prices, if you have anything specific please don’t hesitate to get in touch:-

6m x 6m – £200 + VAT
12m x 6m – £250 + VAT
Larger areas are also available. Marquees can be provided at cost if required.

Car Clubs – if your club would like to put together a display &/or stand please contact us. Club display areas are being offered FREE of charge and a number of FREE weekend tickets are given to each club.

Set up: Friday 12pm-8pm, Saturday 8am – 10am. 2 weekend tickets are provided.

Club Stands
The Lotus world is blessed with clubs covering all models and regions. Every one is invited to the Lotus Festival and we’d love to see the circuit surrounded with as many cars as possible!

Lotus clubs benefit from:

Heavily discounted tickets for their members
Free of charge display area for club members cars
If you’d like your club to attend, please contact

More information from the official website here.