Classic Team Lotus


Team Lotus F1 World Champions 1963, 1965, 1968, 1970, 1972, 1973, 1978

An invitation to visit the historic workshops of one of the greatest Formula One teams. 

Classic Team Lotus is the Works historic motor sport activity in the Lotus group of companies. The race shop is at Hethel in the same building from which Team Lotus operated in the late 60s and 70s. 

The Team Lotus mechanics that supported Champions such as Ayrton Senna, Nigel Mansell, Mario Andretti, Emerson Fittipaldi, Graham Hill and Jim Clark continue to care for the World Championship winning Lotus F1 cars that won 77 Grand Prix. 

Classic Team Lotus is pleased to offer the opportunity for a privileged insight of everything that went into creating the Team Lotus Legend. 

This will include:
Welcome by Clive Chapman (when available)
Tour of the Classic Team Lotus race shop
History and technical significance of cars displayed
The Team Lotus archive
Film presentation of a slice of Team Lotus history 

Visitors will be provided with:
Photo opportunities with an F1 car
Complimentary Classic Team Lotus print presenting all of the Team Lotus single seat racing cars (signed by Clive Chapman, if requested). 

Cost: £39 per person 
Time: 5pm - 7pm

See available dates and book online


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Group bookings

The personal interaction during the tour is such that the recommended group size is between 10 and 15. If you wish to enquire about making a group booking, please contact:


Heritage Tours
Mix past, present and future with an extensive guided tour around the Lotus Cars factory facility and the Classic Team Lotus workshops.  

The tour begins with a look around the impressive manufacturing facility at Hethel where you'll discover how the World-class, high performance sports cars are individually hand crafted and what makes them so special. No tour of the factory is ever the same as you take a walk through the years that saw the company develop from one mans vision into the automotive thoroughbred it is today, including the exciting prospects that are just around the corner.

The second part of your tour will take you across to Classic Team Lotus where you will have the opportunity to visit the original workshops of one of the greatest historic Formula One teams. The Team Lotus mechanics that supported World Champions and Grand Prix winners such as Jim Clark, Graham Hill, Emerson Fittipaldi, Mario Andretti, Nigel Mansell and Ayrton Senna continue to care for the multiple World Championship winning Team Lotus Formula One cars that won 74 Grand Prix (Privateer wins: 5). Classic Team Lotus is pleased to offer the opportunity for a privileged insight behind the historic scenes of the Team Lotus legend.

To book please visit the Lotus Cars website.

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