Happy Birthday Lotus Seven

Story and images supplied by John Watson, Lotus Seven Historian.

It was on this day 60 years ago that the world saw the Lotus Seven compete for the first time.

It was on 7th September 1957 at the Brighton Speed Trials on the Madeira Drive seafront at Brighton that Edward Lewis raced Lotus Seven chassis # Mk.7/400 in a time of 29.72 seconds to win the Sports Cars – 1501 to 2500cc. Class.

Since then Lotus Sevens have been seen competing on race circuits, sprints and hills all over the world and continue to do so today.

Happy Birthday Lotus Seven!

Brighton Speed Trials Program

First Series 1 Brochure 1958