Those of you who are owners and enthusiasts of sports cars will be aware that Lotus Cars is an iconic brand that has been around for in excess of sixty years. The British sports and racing car manufacturer was founded by Colin Chapman and is renowned for the likes of the Elise, Esprit and Elan vehicles as well as for Team Lotus participating in Formula One racing.
Therefore, it was with great pleasure that AIB Insurance attended this year’s Lotus Festival Brands Hatch GP event that took place over the Bank Holiday weekend on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th August. It was the second year that we have had a presence having thoroughly enjoyed it on our first visit.
This wonderful event is arranged by our friends at The Lotus Forums and this year’s one was the tenth with seven of them having taken place at Brands Hatch that has witnessed many thrilling two and four wheel motor vehicle races since first opening way back in 1926.
We had the usual August Bank Holiday weather with a combination of sunshine and rain but this did not dampen proceedings. In fact, many thousands of Lotus Cars fans visited over the two-day period to enjoy the numerous fantastic and varied things that were organized. It was great to see so many Lotus Cars all in one location with over 1,000 vehicles coming along.
There were trade stands providing a variety of goods and services to appeal to Lotus owners. From our point of view, it was lovely to meet so many of our clients face-to-face whom previously we had perhaps only had the opportunity to speak with on the phone when providing competitive quotations to insure their modern or classic Lotus cars.
There was a full schedule of races and demonstrations taking place over the two days including the Elise Trophy, Lotus Cup UK and the Lotus Cup Europe with the later being won by Steve Williams from Britain. The Best in Show winner of the 2016 Show and Shine competition was Roger Penn with his Lotus Elan S4 SE. The Lotus Sunbeam rally cars enjoyed driving their vehicles around the challenging rally course at Brands Hatch.
It was also good to see so many Lotus clubs attending the festival with many of their members bringing along their cars to be enjoyed by visitors to the event. We hope that those clubs have been able to sign-up a few more members over the two days to take advantage of the many benefits that being a member provides.
Once again, many thanks to all of you who took the opportunity to come over to our stand and introduce yourselves at this year’s Lotus Festival. We look forward to meeting you and any new clients again at future events. Here at AIB Insurance, we have many years experience in arranging cover for Lotus sports cars so if you would like to receive a quotation without any obligation why not give us a call on 02380 268 351 and speak with a friendly, knowledgeable member of our team.