Win a Lotus driving experience with the Lotus Academy and discover just why the drivers become smitten once they venture behind the wheel of a pure-bred Lotus sports car. Held at the Hethel headquarters of Lotus Cars, you will not only enjoy a comprehensive tour of the Lotus production facility, including a ‘behind-the-scenes’ look at how the award-winning Lotus cars are built by hand, you will take your place with one of our professional Lotus driving instructors out on the Lotus test track, an FIA specification circuit, no less.
Tread the same tarmac as Nigel Mansell, Ayrton Senna, Emerson Fittipaldi and more recent F1™ drivers Kimi Raikonnen and Romain Grosjean. Learn the characteristics of driving excellence that stem from the Lotus gene pool. We guarantee ear to ear smiles from a heady mix of dynamic attributes including powering from 0-60mph in just 4.2 seconds. Discover just why Lotus has a haul of accolades under its belt, for the sublime ride and handling of its products, for performance through lightweight, and for taking the chequered flag ever since the Lotus name took to the track.
Visit the Stratton Motor Company Lotus stand at the Motor Show EAST 2019 to enter. T&C's apply.
We are extremely pleased to announce that Stratton Motor Company, an independently owned car dealership based in Norfolk, will be bringing one of the most charismatic British Sports car brands, Lotus, to Motor Show EAST in 2019. Stratton Motor Company have an extensive range of stock in their showrooms and a large workshop facility where they carry out servicing, MOT’s, repairs, major restoration projects and bodywork on all makes and models of vehicle, including Lotus and Aston Martin.
They also have a motorsport division, Stratton Motorsport, a championship winning team providing race car preparation, track support, numerous track day opportunities and race driver tuition. Stratton Motorsport is run and managed by group owner Roger Bennington. Roger has a passion for Motorsport and has been involved in the sport for over 40 years. He has a strong connection to the Aston Martin brand and has run DB4’s and GT4’s as well as everything in between, including the mighty Nimrod.
The inaugural Motor Show EAST took place 2-3 June 2018 at Newmarket Racecourse. The event was proudly sponsored by Mattioli Woods plc and Greene King with their Old Speckled Hen brand. The skies were threatening all sorts of unpleasant weather on Saturday, but Sunday couldn't have been better.
We were honoured to have the British GT Championship driver Graham Davidson with us for the whole weekend as part of the Mattioli Woods plc display in the Millennium Grandstand. He even brought his Aston Martin V12 Vantage along with him, fresh from a podium finish at Snetterton the weekend before and visitors were even allowed to sit in the car for photos.
We were very pleased to welcome dealers and franchises from the region; Cambridge MG, Crown Garage Honda, EMG Kia, Cambridge Tesla, Rawlinson Mitsubishi, Cambridge Audi, Cambridge Subaru, Cambridge Ducati & EMG Mazda, along with specialists such as; CBS Automotive, Torque & Talk Owners Club, Wallis & Son, Jules Sturgess Automotive & Van System.
The collection of exotic cars was impressive; a black Porsche Carrera GT, a spectacular Aston Martin Vanquish Red Arrows Special Edition (1 of only 10!), a CAV GT40, two Ferraris, a whole brace of Aston Martins, a Jaguar E-Type FHC, two TVRs, several Lotus examples and a Jensen Interceptor!
We learned that a Tesla Model X could 'dance', sort of, much to the amusement of our visitors on Sunday. Two talented visitors drove the fastest lap times on our driving challenge simulators and won a karting experience for 4 at Red Lodge Karting.
We all had a great time, welcomed thousands of wonderful visitors and walked so many miles every day that we are seriously considering investing in a fleet of Segways for next year! Our sincere thanks to all those involved, the exhibitors, the sponsors, the venue team, the food caterers, the attraction stall holders and traders. But most of all, a huge thank you to the visitors that came along to the show and gave us such positive feedback. It is for you specifically that we will return next year, bigger and better.
On behalf of Red Dot Events and Iliffe Media, thank you. Thank you all.
Torque & Talk is an exciting new car enthusiasts club in Cambridgeshire. Their first meet was on a very rainy day in April where they welcomed approximately 60 cars and owners to a business park in Waterbeach.
Founder Charlie, a Lotus and Porsche driver himself said, "Torque & Talk is a unique approach to a car meet; gathering local communities who share a passion for cars and enjoy networking."
We are really pleased to be working with Torque & Talk who will be bringing several members along to Motor Show EAST, displaying cars such as an Aston Martin DBS, several Lotus cars, including an Elan Sprint, Esprits and an Evora, Porsches, TVRs and even a Healey Enigma V8.
Torque & Talk is a unique approach to a car meet; gathering local communities who share a passion for cars and enjoy networking.
Click here to visit the Torque & Talk website and make sure you head to the Classics Paddock at Motor Show EAST 2-3 June to see these wonderful cars for yourself.
30th June 2019