Caterham Cars Gatwick.

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Caterham Cars Gatwick.

Anyone visited Caterham Gatwick lately ?   Is there anything to see ?   Website says Zero stock . 

Still worth a visit ? 

The article in this months  Low flying stated that some of the showroom turned into workshops . 

  Going up to London tomorrow , Saturday (Cycling L2B Sunday) , Thinking about making an hour   detour . 

What's the verdict ? 

Chris L

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There are no s/h cars there. Everything is dedicated to production. I suggest you call them. My assumption (no more than that) is that the dealers (Williams, Oakmere, Krazy Horse & Silverstone) have whatever stock there was.

And Chris, enjoy the cycle. I'm in Llanberis ready for Snowdonia for Science. 

Stephen

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Thanks Stephen. You too ...enjoy those climbs Clap

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Second hand dealers in the south East include Sevens & Classics at Brands Hatch and Gravely & Paine at Ide Hill. Plenty of stock.

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Thanks , Yes just looked at the map n realised they are scattered not too far from Crawley .

And as we are staying at Tulse Hill (South of London) be a crime not to call in Thumb Up

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I guess it would!  Tongue 

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As a follow up.  We had a great weekend . starting with the Caterham Gatwick visit .

We arrived around 3.30 pm  took an interesting and scenic route . Colin P and myself were made most welcome , offered coffee and a guided tour of the new production facility and original workshop by Alex.

I think we chose the right weekend , as was quiet in the workshop;  staff were away supporting a race meeting . 

Had quite a positive chat with Alex about Caterham working to further improve L7 club and member relations , more tours for interested groups etc. 

Sunday's L2B was brilliant , had a great ride . Easily improved on my(self imposedSmile) target time . Thank you all who donated/supported us riding for PCR.

The staff at Team PCR hospitality tent , Brighton were great , Thanks 

Chris L 

 

 

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Well done on the L2B. 

CC need to take a leaf out of the the old Lotus Cheshunt site and build a mezanine floor in there with a ramp to outside world and build even more.... 

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Well done Chris! I'm glad you enjoyed it. I was grateful for noticably cooler weather in north Wales.

Was there anything which tempeted you to swop cars or were you able to keep your wallet closed?

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Hi Stephen , It was great seeing Sevens in all stages of build. It did remind me what was under the skin of our cars , love tubular spaceframes etc. 

It actually made me appreciate what i have at home and how much it would cost to achieve the same or similar spec now. 

But we also got to see up close (crawl all over) the 170 , and realise how much fun they could be on 155.... yes 155 skinny tyres , and cleverly utilising a standard S3 chassis with everything brought in closer to achieve its minimal Kei car dimensions

Especially after reading the Interview in this months Low Flying about the Japanese Seven scene , the little car makes a lot of sense.