22 June 2004

Lotus is celebrating its 50th motor sport anniversary next month, with a collection of more than 20 Team Lotus Formula One cars.Dozens of drivers and mechanics will attend the public event on Sunday 18 July at the company’s Hethel test track, and organisers claim that visitors will be able to get close to the F1 cars and drivers in the pits.

The event is being run by Clive Chapman, the son of Lotus founder Colin Chapman (above, with Jim Clark as they celebrate winning the 1963 drivers’ and constructors’ titles). Tickets cost £12 for adults (children £7) and are available on 01603 660444.

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