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Caterham Cars, Unit 4, Fleming Way, Crawley, RH10 9NQ

Sat 15 Oct 2022, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

CATERHAM HAVE INVITED SALONE EVENTS ACCELERATE MEMBERS TO THEIR NEW EPIC GATWICK PRODUCTION FACILITY & SHOWROOM! 

As a Salone Events member, we would like to invite you to an official factory tour at Caterham Cars Ltd headquarters at Caterham Gatwick. The site has gone through a large restructure and now includes a new UK production facility running alongside the Gatwick showroom.

This provides us with a unique opportunity, and Caterham has invited us for a factory tour and see their cars in build!

The itinerary of the day will include;

  • You will be greeted in Caterhams reception area where the team will provide the all important tea’s, coffees and breakfast pastries for you before we begin
  • Then your experience starts in their showroom where a member of the Caterham Gatwick team will walk you through some important of the moments in Caterham history which have led them to where they are now. You’ll see their range of historic Caterham models, including their time in Formula 1
  • Motorsport is at the heart of what they do at Caterham and all factory tour guests are invited to set a lap time on their life size Caterham racing simulator! A little bit of light tuition will be provided before you set a timed lap to see how you stack up on the leaderboard!
  • You’ll get to have a go on their configurator and decide how you would spec your perfect Seven!
  • Next up it’s onto production. You’ll firstly be shown their new state of the art paint facility, and see how we take a bare chassis (from their production facility in Westbury) through to a stunning freshly painted Seven. As their customers are usually pretty daring, you’ll likely see a variety of remarkable colour combinations alongside some more subtle classic & elegant designs
  • From there you follow the route the cars take into their preparation areas where the cars are cured and polished after the paint booth
  • After this each car is assigned a primary builder and slots into one of their purpose-built build bays, where it will be assembled into a brand new Seven!
  • At this point one of their production technicians will give a short talk around the build process and answer any questions which you may have
  • From there you’ll head through to their after sales facilities. These offer a great insight into how Caterham look after their customers sevens once they’re on the road! All the way from road cars right through to the latest slick shod Seven UK championship cars – there’s always something exciting to see
  • Next up is their press team. All the Caterham you see on the TV, Youtube, magazines, they all come from here! Their trained press technicians run our entire fleet of UK & EU demonstrator models, ensuring Caterham are never far away from the motoring headlines!
  • Finally, to make sure your experience is complete, we will offer you the chance to get behind the wheel of one of our demonstrators or hire vehicles! Driving is what we and Caterham are all about after all! Caterham will lead you around a short 20–25-minute demo loop in a convoy of Caterham Sevens so that you get to feel what these brilliant cars are like in action!

 

Ensure to bring your driving license, national insurance number & thin footwear (their pedal boxes can be tight!). Arms are not required to be covered, but it can get a little windy!

Vehicle demonstrations have a minimum age of 25 and a maximum of age 70. Drivers also cannot have more than 6 points on their licence.

 

There is only a £28 per person charge for the day which is just to cover insurance and transactional fees.

 

 

Caterham
Caterham Tour
Caterham
Caterham Tour

£28.00

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