Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 13°C

min temp: 6°C


Lotus to be honoured at Fast Car Festival

18:20 04 January 2016

Lotus will be the honoured marque at the all-new Fast Car Festival in July.

Lotus will be the honoured marque at the all-new Fast Car Festival in July.


Lotus, which this year is celebrating 50 years building sports cars in Norfolk, is to be honoured when the Fast Car Festival makes its debut in July.

The all-new show, on July 30 and 31 at Donington Park, Derbyshire, will feature cars from all over the world, with the honoured marque for the inaugural event being Lotus. As well as the cars, the focus is as much on having fun, with a live stage and a full-on festival atmosphere.

Among the highlights of the show will be displays, live demonstrations and car collections from around the world, filling Donington’s vast infield and paddock areas. There will also be the finest classic, performance and motorsport machinery from all manufacturers, along with a significant club display area.

One of the most prestigious clubs, Supercar Driver, will have a large presence at the event, bringing along their members’ finest hyper and supercars. Bugatti Veyrons, Pagani Zondas and Koenigseggs line up alongside Ferrari 458s, Porsche 911 Turbos and Lamborghini Huracans.

The TVR Car Club and the Lotus Drivers’ Club will head up the British paddock, with the finest performance marques from around the globe fighting for attention at Donington.

The high-octane event will offer a weekend of sights, smells and sounds from performance motoring past, present and future. The famous Donington circuit will see plenty of track action, with performance cars of all shapes, ages and sizes being put through their paces to please the crowds. Be it classic, retro, current or future, if it’s fast and has four wheels, then it will be found at the Fast Car Festival. Hot hatches, sports and hypercars and even the future of performance from Formula E racers will take to the track.

With hot laps from machines as diverse as American muscle through to circuit and drift racers, the variety of vehicles on track will be huge. Showgoers will also be able to take their own vehicle out in a number of public track sessions. There’s also the chance for an unforgettable thrill ride, by hopping into the passenger seat of some of the world’s fastest and rarest supercars for a few adrenaline-filled laps of the former F1 circuit.

Away from the thrills of the track, visitors will be able to soak up the atmosphere of the festival, with music, food and dress evoking every great motoring nation and trend from across the world. There will be vast club areas within the infield, where you can browse hundreds of the finest, rarest, fastest and priciest cars around.

Meanwhile, over at the main stage there will be live music and interviews with motoring celebrities, along with an ‘experts’ quiz team, taking on the most knowledgeable showgoers in an Eggheads-style challenge.

The main party will get under way on the Saturday night with licensed bars and live bands, followed by appearances from club DJs and an evening of party music.

The Fast Car Festival is staged by the team behind the world-famous TRAX and Japfest events.

Tickets are available now at


Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Ipswich Star visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Ipswich Star staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Ipswich Star account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Firefighters in Ipswich were called to tackle a fire that had broken out across three garages in Richmond Road this afternoon.

Two speeding motorists who admitted driving at 130mph in Suffolk have been disqualified from driving.

Suffolk police officers are attempting to trace a group seen talking to Corrie McKeague at a pizza takeaway on the night of his disappearance.

Traffic delays on the A14 near the Orwell Bridge in Ipswich have been caused by a crash involving a lorry and a car.

An Ipswich man has been charged with being in possession of a flare during the derby game with Norwich at Portman Road in August.

A video of the last ever sighting of Corrie McKeague has been released, as four weeks pass with no new leads.

An abandoned van has been seized by police searching for missing RAF Honington serviceman Corrie McKeague, aged 23.

A four-month-old baby was snatched from his mother’s arms by the family dog and mauled to death, an inquest has heard.

A man in his 30s is in hospital with serious injuries after a crash Stowmarket last night.

One of the last few veterans of the ill-fated Arnhem campaign in 1944 has died after a short illness at the age of 96.

Most read

Most commented


Show Job Lists

Topic pages


Newsletter Sign Up

MyDate24 MyPhotos24