Yesterday we went to the Lotus Festival at Brands Hatch in Kent. We’ve been a couple of times before and enjoyed it, but this time it was really good. We bumped into lots of people we know from the Speed Championships, and even saw the couple we met at Willington Hall with their Lotus Esprit. They were there for the ‘Show and Shine’, it was the first time they’d entered a concourse and they came second!
The weather was a bit changeable, slightly sunny with sudden downpours. The rain came on so suddenly at one point that we were quite surprised – I squatted down in the same way that the chickens do, and Adam ran straight into the ladies loos – neither of those were appropriate reactions!
We were very lucky that, as members of Lotus on Track Racing Drivers Club, we received hospitality up in the Media Suite where we could stay dry, drink tea and keep an eye on everything.
We also got to wander down to the garages and see some of our friends who were preparing and racing cars in the Elise Trophy and Lotus Cup UK. It was all very exciting and I was only slightly envious!
There were hundreds of cars to see, lots of beautifully designed classics, lots of super powered beasts. I really like the graphics and fonts used, and I really like the Lotus Esprit.
If you like nice cars and friendly enthusiastic people you should go along to the Lotus Festival next year. Take an umbrella.