Lotus Heritage & Factory Tour

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Thursday 25th July, 2024

Time & Location

Thursday 25th July, 2024

Lotus Cars, Hethel, Potash lane, Norwich, Norfolk, NR14 8EZ

About this event

Since 1966, Hethel (a quiet part of Norfolk) has been home to the development of some of the most exciting and innovative cars of our time.

The Bridge Classic Cars team have organised a very special trip to Hethel to experience, first-hand, what goes on at the Lotus factory. You will get to see the entire production process up close as well as pay a visit to the test track where the Lotus cars are signed off as ready to go.


We will tour the factory, led by a knowledgeable Lotus product specialist to see the end-to-end build process, from bare chassis to completed sports car. We will then head to the local pub, The Bird in Hand for lunch and drinks.

Menu
Bird in hand burger
2 x 4oz patties of specially selected cuts of beef by the master butcher at Clarke’s, topped with extra mature cheddar and American cheese served in a brioche bun with beef tomato, lettuce, red onion and burger sauce. with house slaw, skin on fries & crispy onion rings. (gfa)
Traditional butcher’s sausage and mash
Three chunky Clarke’s of Hevingham butcher’s sausages served on a bed of creamy mashed potato with seasonal vegetables and rich onion gravy topped with pea shoots (gfa)
North Sea Haddock
Prime 7oz – 8oz fillet deep-fried in a traditional golden batter served with our gourmet chunky chips, garden peas, homemade tartare sauce and lemon wedge (gf)
Katsu Style Curry
Oven-roasted sweet potato, aubergine and courgette bound in a medium spiced katsu style curry sauce served with coriander infused rice (vg) (gf)

A choice of arrival drink also included!

Also included is a tour of Classic Team Lotus – a bespoke operation just across the road from the main Lotus HQ, it’s a separate business that’s dedicated to preserving and promoting the Lotus racing legend.

This is a fantastic opportunity to see a unique collection that includes some of the most historically significant race cars ever.

“Experience, first-hand, the production process. Witness the track, where the class-leading sports cars are put through their paces. Walk in the footsteps of the F1 greats, who so admirably filled the Lotus trophy cabinet.”

£195 per person – members will receive a 20% discount

Tickets will be available soon but, in the meantime, contact Lily via events@bridgeclassiccars.co.uk for more information.

Factory and Heritage Tours involve walking for up to 2 and 3 hours respectively but we can accommodate wheelchair users also.  Please let us know in advance if you require any assistance.

Please note, visitors must be 10 years or older. Under 18’s must be accompanied by an adult at a ratio of 1 adult for every 2 children.

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