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Lotus 7 Club celebrates its 30th birthday

Beaulieu Lotus

THE Lotus 7 Club, for Caterham and Lotus Seven enthusiasts, is celebrating its 30th birthday at the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu, Hampshire, this Saturday, June 1.

This celebration marks a return to the club’s roots, since it was founded at the National Motor Museum 30 years ago. Since these beginnings, the club has grown substantially, and now counts over 2,600 members organised into over 30 regional structures throughout the UK and Europe.

The event has already received in excess of 400 bookings for members and their cars, making it the largest gathering of Caterhams and Lotus Sevens in 2013. 

The event will also be attended by senior representatives of Caterham Cars who will arrive in their latest model.

In addition to the Club’s 30th anniversary, the iconic Caterham 7 model is itself celebrating its 40th year in production and counts fans and owners all over the world.

As well as viewing all the Sevens on display and talking to the owners, attendees will be able to enjoy all the exciting cars and attractions on permanent display at the National Motor Museum.

Martin Bushaway, the club chairman, said: “We are delighted to be returning to Beaulieu where the club was founded in 1983 and to have such a large gathering of 7s to celebrate our birthday. We are a diverse and welcoming club and it will be a great occasion for friends old and new to meet.

“We have representatives attending from our international associations from as far afield as Switzerland and Germany.

“The event is open to the public and we would love to meet any other owners of Caterham and Lotus 7s, all of whom will be welcome on the day.”

Participants arriving in a relevant vehicle can purchase tickets on the gate from 8am on Saturday. For further information visit http://www.lotussevenclub.com

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