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Thousands attend Lotus festivalSAM EMANUEL15 June 2009Thousands of people flocked to a Norfolk race circuit this weekend to watch and take part in a record-breaking car festival.The two-day Lotus Festival at Snetterton saw more than 430 Lotus car drivers from around the country take to the track at the same time, and the festival organisers hope the parade will be confirmed as an official record within the next six months. Previously, the world record was a parade of 313 Lotus cars, completed at the Brands Hatch race circuit in Kent in 2007.There were also historic car parades are featuring pre-1973 models and Formula One cars including the Type 72.Joanna Hoddinott, an Elise trophy racer who co-ordinated Sunday's record attempt, said: “It has been absolutely fantastic and there has been a huge turnout - we thought people might disappear home after the record attempt but so many people have stayed around. They have eaten the burger van out of all its food and they are now descending on the canteen.“There were people off all ages for the parade - it was nice because there were some quite old people and then a lot of parents with their children. There was a really eclectic mix of cars and they all looked like sparkling jewels as they were all different colours. We'd like to thank the marshals because they are all volunteers and without them none of this would have been possible.”Wing Commander Andy Green, double World Land Speed Record Holder and the only man to break the sound barrier on land, was also at the event, and competed in the Elise Trophy to raise awareness of the new Bloodhound SSC project, which aims to break the 1,000mph mark.Organised by the Lotus on Track Racing Drivers' Club, the festival was supported by over ten different clubs and organisations and four different championships were run over the weekend - GT Cup, Toyo Tires Racing Saloons, Production BMW Championship and MSVR Sports and Sports Racing Series.
Glorious weather at Snetterton at the weekend for the Lotus festival. Hundreds of cars old and new in attendance, although the racing was for only for modern cars in the Lotus-on-track trophy series. Among the competitors was world land speed record holder at 763mph, Wing Commander Andy Green. He was racing an Elise painted in Bloodhound SSC colours, sponsored by many within the Lotus community to help raise funds for this exciting project (with Richard Noble) to raise the LSR to 1000mph. Clive Chapman and Classic Team Lotus were there with an impressive display and the type 30 & 79 did a few demo laps.In the lunch break, all owners of the Lotus marque were invited to join in a track parade to try and set a new world record for the number of Lotus types on track at the same time. With so many cars, they joined the track from 4 seperate points around the circuit, eventually forming up three abreast behind Andy Green driving the Evora pace car. All types of road going Loti were on track, lovely old Elites, Elans, Europas, etc to the modern ones, although a couple of old racing versions did join in, including a type 20 single seater. They had to do 3 laps to claim the record, following Andy at about 10mph. A fantastic sight with 436 Lotus cars setting a new record. As the pace car reached the Russell chicane, the back of the queue was crossing the startline! The place does look devoid of spectators in these snaps, infact there was a very big crowd but the outside of the circuit from the bombhole to Riches is closed due to building works, construction of the soundproofing bunds.
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