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These photographs were taken at Brands Hatch Motor Racing Circuit on Sunday, 10th July 1983.  They show the No. 77 Design Dargemont UK, Caterham 7 Super Brick race car – fitted with a 1498 cc Cosworth BDA engine, parked in the preparation area.  I was fortunate to have a lengthy conversation with Rob Cox (Allison), prior to his race in the Motoring News Donington GT Championship (Divisions 1 and 2) 20 laps race, later in the afternoon.  Maynard Soares of Team Bermuda, competed in the previous Uniroyal Production Sports Championship 10 lap race in his more standard 1598cc Lotus Seven.

These photographs of the Jack Richards Lotus Seven Series 1 were sent to me by Emlyn Caldicott in the U.K., who also supplied the photos of the 7X.  The car belongs to a Lotus collector, and at the time (2016), was being considered for renovation. The original owner of the car – Jack Richards – was competitions secretary for Club Lotus and built it in 1958.  It had a stage 1 tuned 1098cc Coventry Climax engine with a 4.9 differential and De-Dion rear end. Chassis number is 404. A few years ago I passed these photos on to Simple Sevens, and on that site, John Watson has provided further information and photographs of Jack Richards constructing the car.

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William Fayers

Welcome to the Anglo Canadian site for information on the Lotus Seven and the racing derivatives. My interest in this quirky little car began during high school in England, and has continued to this day. With the purchase of a Series 3 - too long ago than I care to remember - I have collected as much information as I could from the always very helpful owners, companies, racers, and mechanics who dedicated so much of their time to this fascinating little car. A number of Formula1 drivers started their careers racing a Seven. Gordon Murray, the exceptional designer and engineer originally with Brabham/MRD Formula 1 and designer of the McLaren Formula 1 road car, includes it in his list of favourites. If you have any stories or advice on maintaining the Lotus Seven, please drop me a line.

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William Fayers

Welcome to the Anglo Canadian site for information on the Lotus Seven and the racing derivatives. My interest in this quirky little car began during high school in England, and has continued to this day. With the purchase of a Series 3 - too long ago than I care to remember - I have collected as much information as I could from the always very helpful owners, companies, racers, and mechanics who dedicated so much of their time to this fascinating little car. A number of Formula1 drivers started their careers racing a Seven. Gordon Murray, the exceptional designer and engineer originally with Brabham/MRD Formula 1 and designer of the McLaren Formula 1 road car, includes it in his list of favourites. If you have any stories or advice on maintaining the Lotus Seven, please drop me a line.

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