A Tour for Four: Explore the History of Lotus and then Enjoy The Goodwood Revival

Richard Parramint Lotus Tour

Dive into the history of Lotus before heading out to the iconic Goodwood circuit for The Goodwood Revival in this magic Lotus tour presented by Richard Parramint.

The tour runs from Monday the 4th of September through to Monday the 11th of September and is limited to four people. It’s fully escorted and will see you collected from London Heathrow before heading off to explore the Lotus factories at Hornsey and Cheshunt, tour the Lotus manufacturing plant at Hethel, Ketteringham Hall, Classic Team Lotus and the Brooklands Museum and then spend two days at the Goodwood Revival.

The cost is £2612.00 per person, which includes Goodwood entrance and stand seating, entrance to Classic Team Lotus, Lotus Cars, Blickling Hall, Brooklands Museum all transport, hotels and the ‘Lotus dinner’. Airfare and meals are not included.

Contact Richard at [email protected] with any questions, and to reserve your space. Read on for the full itinerary details.

And if you’d like to enjoy some of Richard’s stories about his time with Lotus, click right here.

Monday September 4th

Arrive and collection from London Heathrow, then onto the two old Lotus factories at Hornsey and Cheshunt…..see Colin Chapman’s original desk at Hornsey, and the wall safe that allegedly has never been opened since Lotus moved. Then onto Cheshunt to see the ‘Cortina ramp’, Team Lotus workshops with the hoist still in situ that lifted engines into the workshop. Then onto Norfolk and the Maids Head Hotel….the oldest hotel in the U.K……and haunted!

Tuesday

A fairly easy day looking around the historic city of Norwich with its 10th Century Cathedral and Castle. Voted fifth best shopping city in the U.K.

Wednesday

A tour of the Lotus manufacturing plant at Hethel, then to Ketteringham Hall, the home of Team Lotus from 1970-1994. ACBC final resting place, ‘Putman’s Leap’, then to Clive Chapman’s Classic Team Lotus. Dinner in the evening with one, possibly two, Lotus ‘old boys’.

Thursday

A drive to picturesque North Norfolk via National Trust’s beautiful and stunning Blickling Hall. Then to the market town of Holt and visit the many antique shops, finally, finishing up at the quaint seaside town of Sheringham….for ice cream.

Friday

* A tour of the beautiful gardens of East Carlton Manor, the home of Hazel Chapman for almost 50 years. We then drive toward London and visit the workshops of Lotus historic racer Malcolm Ricketts, then to the famous Brooklands Museum ending up at our base for Goodwood.

Saturday & Sunday

Goodwood Revival….the greatest show on earth. ( In my opinion ) On Saturday you will have seating in the Woodcote Stand, Sunday will include roving Grandstand tickets.

Monday

The tour ends and back to London Heathrow, or maybe an extended stay………

*The tour of East Carlton Manor is on the understanding that a donation is given to ‘Sarah’s Charity’. Sarah, Colin and Hazel’s daughter, who died of breast cancer. Sarah’s Charity, was set up by the family to support Care in the Home, so the terminally ill can spend their last days in the comfort of their own homes.

Cost for the tour per person with two sharing is £2612.00. Includes Goodwood entrance and stand seating, entrance to Classic Team Lotus, Lotus Cars, Blickling Hall, Brooklands Museum all transport, hotels and ‘Lotus dinner’.

Not included, airfare and meals.

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