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Event Date Venue
HLR Film Show Spring 2024 Details to follow
HLR Trials Experience Day 17th April, 2024 Ashtree Farm, West Malling, Kent ME19 5RL
Contact Martyn Halliday 07739 464170
or Nigel Halliday
Club Lotus Surrey Track Day 27th April, 2024 Goodwood Circuit - details to follow
Club Lotus - Castle Combe 25th May, 2024 Castle Combe Circuit - see below.
Classic Team Lotus Garden Party 15th and 16th June, 2024 East Carleton Manor, Norwich - see below.
Lotus Summer Gathering and Picnic 30th June, 2024 East Hertfordshire - details to follow
Ricketts Racing open day September 2024 Details to follow

HLR Back to roots - Trials and off road experience day - 17th April 2024


The Lotus Marks 1, 2 and 4 were successful trials cars, as was the 'one-off' trials Lotus VI pictured above - this is an opportunity to drive a trials car under expert guidance and follow in Colin Chapman's footsteps. As part of the "off road" day you will also be able to drive a 4x4 and a quad bike.

Estimated cost - Half day £140, full day £225

The event will be held at Ashtree Farm, West Malling, Kent ME19 5RL

Please note the date of the event is Wednesday 17th April, 2024

The Wright Event website.

Interested? - Contact Martyn Halliday 07739 464170 or Nigel Halliday

Club Lotus - Castle Combe - 25th May 2024

As in previous years, Club Lotus have invited the HLR to attend their Track day at Castle Combe on Saturday 25th May 2024. It is free to attend, the HLR will have a display area to park in, and you can take part in a lunchtime parade lap.

If you wish to purchase a track driving package, you must be a member of Club Lotus, and this should be booked through them - Booking Form. This track day is for Lotus cars only.

Track driving packages are £110 – which guarantees two 15 minute sessions on the fast, smooth and flowing 1.85 mile circuit from when the track opens at 09.00. Once these sessions have been completed, there is an open pit lane (usually from around 14.00/14.30). You’re then able to go out again as many times as you like until the circuit closes at 17.00.

Classic Team Lotus Garden Party - 15th & 16th June 2024


One example of each of the first 12 Lotus car designs will be gathered together for the first time ever, at the Classic Team Lotus Garden Party at East Carleton Manor, Norwich on 15th and 16th June, 2024.

This historic variety of innovative car designs took Colin and Hazel Chapman on their extraordinary journey from the humble lock-up in North London to the glamour of the Monaco Grand Prix – and beyond - in just 10 years.

In another first, the unprecedented presentation of the early years of Lotus will be accompanied by the recent discovery of Stan Chapman’s personal film archive which provides never seen footage of the very earliest days, from the Mk II onwards. Garden Party guests will enjoy the first public viewing of this ‘buried treasure’.

The Chapman Family is looking forward to welcoming Garden Party guests to East Carleton Manor again, for this second celebration of Hazel & Colin Heritage. Many other Lotus racing and road cars will be exhibited throughout the grounds and gardens. The marquee on the Horseshoe Lawn will provide guests with seated hospitality and act as the focus for an entertaining programme of presentations, including appearances by invited guests. A variety of displays and activities throughout the beautiful venue will add to the occasion. Guests in their Lotus cars will benefit from preferred parking and a photo opportunity in the forecourt.

The Garden Party 2024 will be another splendid event at East Carleton Manor on the 15th & 16th June (the content will be the same on each of the two days).

Tickets are available from the Classic Team Lotus Garden Party web page.