March 07, 2023
CATERHAM 50th ANNIVERSARY FESTIVAL
Buckle up your seatbelts, brim your tanks, and book out your diary. It's the Caterham 50th Festival!
We're getting ready to celebrate our golden anniversary in spectacular style. Hosted at Donington Park on Saturday, 2nd and Sunday, 3rd September, get ready for a weekend of back-to-back Caterham content. Festival tickets are now live and available to purchase here.
Over the coming months, we'll share more news and exciting updates on our website and social feeds. So be sure to stay tuned. For now, here's what you can expect:
Non-Stop Seven Racing
On Saturday and Sunday, we'll have strictly Seven action as we celebrate the final round of our Caterham Motorsport Championships.
Our Academy, Roadsport, 270R and 310R champions will be crowned – while our Seven Championship UK drivers compete for vital points ahead of their finale with the British Touring Car Championship at Silverstone.
We'll also be joined by the Classic Sports Car Club's Magnificent Sevens Series and the Graduates Racing Club, providing an eclectic mix of racing Sevens from across the years.
Caterham / Seven Owners Zone
It wouldn't be a festival without the support of our incredible owners. Anyone arriving in a Caterham, or a Lotus Seven, will be provided with priority parking within Donington's Tarmac Lake, right by Redgate corner.
We've laid on parking for over 500 cars, with plenty of overflow parking available should we surpass this. Don't worry; there is space for everyone!
If you are arriving in a Caterham/Lotus Seven or Caterham 21, you can use the exclusive discount code: 50YoC7
Please note - anyone who uses the discount code above must arrive in the vehicles mentioned, otherwise you will be charged the full on-the-day price. Passengers are allowed. Tickets can be ordered through the following link: https://www.donington-park.co.uk/2023/september/caterham
Caterham Club House
Want to see the latest we have on offer? Caterham Cars will open a pop-up event space and store for one weekend. Along with the newest Sevens, check out our exclusive 50th Anniversary Merchandise and set a lap time on our life-size Seven Simulator.
On Saturday, 2nd September, Donington GP will open its gates for a special parade lap following the day's final race. Anticipating to take around an hour or so, it won't be the fastest lap of the GP Circuit; however, we're hoping to have the most number of Caterhams and Lotus Sevens on the circuit ever.
Paddock Party and Live Music
Following the track parade, our party moves to the infield. Included with all weekend and Saturday circuit tickets, join us for a night of live music. Food and Drink will be available throughout the evening.
Caterham Giant Timeline
As you can imagine, with 50 years under our belt, we have an incredible back catalogue. Working with the Caterham and Lotus Seven Club, Caterham is curating a 25+ strong lineup of cars celebrating the brand's eclectic history.
We're looking for various authentic, unmodified examples of Sevens to showcase and lead the parade lap at the festival. A complete list and contact details can be found at the bottom of this page.
Dealers, Clubs and Stand Zone
Tarmac Lake will also play host to a pop-up area for Caterham/Seven Clubs worldwide and our dealerships, showcasing a variety of Sevens. It's also a great opportunity should you wish to promote your business.
If you'd like to hear more about booking a stand space, becoming an event sponsor or would like to become a partner, please get in touch with our team at email@example.com.
50th Anniversary Track Day
Why stop on Sunday? We'll close the weekend with a Caterham (and Lotus Seven) exclusive track day on Monday, 4th September, on Donington's GP Circuit.
More to come...
As we said, this is an action-packed weekend. Plenty is still in store, including special presentations and festival exclusives. We'll be announcing more over the coming months through our website and on social media.
FESTIVAL TICKETS - please click here.
TRACK DAY SPACES will be available soon.
Timeline Vehicle List
Following the immense popularity of our timeline display at the 2022 Open Day, we'll be introducing a 50 Years timeline of iconic Caterhams. Below is an overview of the vehicles we are still looking out for (with 15+ vehicles already confirmed).
PLEASE NOTE: Once a vehicle is confirmed, it will be removed from the list. If you cannot see a vehicle on the list, it's likely we have one allocated. We're also on the lookout for vehicles with unique or interesting backgrounds.
Please note, we only require one example for the range of dates shown. In terms of vehicle requirements:
- All vehicles must be driveable - you will be in the leading pack of the Saturday track parade.
- Vehicles are required for both Saturday and Sunday. More details to follow.
- Ideally, we are looking for un-modified or close to original manufacturer spec examples.
To submit your vehicle, please get in touch via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please title your email 'Timeline' and provide 3 recent images of your Seven. We'll be sure to get in touch as soon as we can. A special timeline parking area will be created.
All timeline participants will receive 2x tickets per day to the festival, food and drink vouchers for the Saturday Night paddock party, a commemorative 50 years of Caterham Numberplate and gift bag. Trailer parking will be made available.
We look forward to welcoming you to our 50th Birthday!
|1997 - 1974||Caterham Seven Series 4|
|1981 - 1983||Caterham Seven Silver Jubilee Edition|
|1983 - 1992 / 1986 - 1999||Caterham Seven 1600 BDR / Caterham 7 1700 BDR|
|1989||Caterham Seven Prisoner Edition|
|1992 - 2001||Caterham Seven JPE|
|1995||Caterham Seven Scholarship Race Car|
|2000 - 2001||Caterham Seven Blackbird|
|2003 - 2004||Caterham Seven SV30|
|2007||Caterham Seven 50th Anniversary Pack|
|2008||Caterham Seven RS Levante V8|
|2013 - 2014||Caterham Seven '40 Years of Caterham Pack'|
|2013 - 2017||Caterham 7 160|
|2014||Caterham Seven Kamui Kobayashi Edition|
|2015 - 2016||Caterham Seven Superlight Twenty|