Lotus 40th anniversary open day

Lotus fans can help the Norfolk sports car maker celebrate 40 years of manufacturing at Hethel at the company's open day on Sunday, September 23.

Lotus fans can help the Norfolk sports car maker celebrate 40 years of manufacturing at Hethel at the company's open day on Sunday, September 23.

Much of the Lotus factory will be open including the assembly halls where the cars are built, special areas of Lotus Engineering's world-class hi-tech facilities and the test track where there will be exciting activities.

There will also be a display of examples of all the cars made at Hethel over the last 40 years and several Lotus clubs will have stands and exhibits of clubs owners' cherished Lotus cars.

Everyone arriving in a Lotus will be able to park on site at Lotus, all other visitors are able to park at the Norfolk Showground park and ride at Costessey with free courtesy buses to and from the Lotus factory.

The event runs from 10am to 5pm. Admission is £15 per car (up to four adults, £5 per additional adult) and free for children under 16. Tickets can be bought in advance via www.lotuscarswebstore.co.uk or the open day hotline on 01953 608190, 608626, 608461 or 608348.