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Caterham

Caterham


A chronological day-by-day history of Caterham.

Monday 22nd October 2001

15 years ago

Darren Manning (UK) reached a record speed of 102.58 mph going backwards in a Caterham 7 Fireblade at Kemble Airfield, Gloucester

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Monday 8th April 2002

15 years ago

Alistair Weaver performed the most 360-degree spins, ‘doughnuts’, in a production car in one minute - 22 - in a 1.8 litre Caterham Superlight at Elvington Airfield, North Yorkshire.

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Wednesday 25th September 2002

14 years ago

The Caterham Superlight R500 broke the world road car record for speeding from standing to 100 mph and then back to standing, completing the test in an astounding 11.44 seconds. The previous record time of 11.50 seconds had been set in 1999, in a MacLaren F1 LM car, specifically shod in bespoke race tyres.

Caterham Superlight R500

Caterham Superlight R500

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Saturday 14th May 2005

12 years ago

The seventh Gumball 3000 rally began at Trafalgar Square and progressed 3000 miles from London to Brussels, Prague, Vienna, Budapest, and onto to Dubrovnik in Croatia. The cars then were transported by ferry to Bari, Italy, followed by a transit to the Targa Florio circuit in Sicily, before heading north to Rome and Florence. The finish line was in Monaco's Casino Square prior to the Formula One Grand Prix. Participants included Daryl Hannah, rock stars and supermodels driving vehicles ranging from the Dukes of Hazzard General Lee to Ferrari Enzos and Mercedes SLRs. Known to be heading towards London, five drivers were arrested on May 9, 2005 by the Catalonian traffic police when caught speeding between Sagunto and Tarragona. The Spirit Trophy was awarded to Sue Bellarby and Kathy Huddart, whose Caterham 7 broke down just shy of the finish line. The two were transported to the finish line by Gumball legend Alex Roy in his "Guardia Civil" Team Polizei BMW M5 who finished 2nd dressed as a Spanish cop. The year's unofficial winners were Greg and "Kalbas" in a Mercedes 2004 CLK-DTM, who edged out a week-old Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren because a tyre was destroyed just short of the finish line.

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Wednesday 27th April 2011

6 years ago

Team Lotus owner Tony Fernandes announced that he had purchased Caterham Cars.

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