Lotus held a spectacular event to commemorate its 70th anniversary at its headquarters last weekend, with 1,600 Lotus cars of all eras and from all over the world returned to its home in Norfolk, England for this grand celebration.
When founder Colin Chapman built the very first Lotus in 1948, he probably did not expected the loyal fanbase the marque would have gathered 70 years later. The event was attended by 8,000 Lotus owners and enthusiasts, some of them travelling with their beloved Lotus ranging from Team Lotus Formula 1 racers, to Sunbeam Lotus and Lotus Cortina rally cars and the latest Evora, Exige and Elise sports cars among other road and competition cars from all decades. Two bespoke Lotus Exclusive Evora GT410s in heritage livery were revealed by CEO Feng Qingfeng, followed by races and demonstrations of different various type of cars. The grand finale saw 700 Lotus cars parading on the track which was the largest Lotus parade to date.
The 100,000th Lotus ever built, the Jim Clark Trust’s Lotus Evora GT410 Sport, was also on displayed during the anniversary event. The special edition in red and silver is still available to win through a charity raffle and the proceeds will help planning for a new Jim Clark Museum in Scotland.