History will tell us that Seven sports cars would not be where it is today if not for the late Graham Nearn, the man who rescued the brand and later founded Caterham Cars.

To honor the man behind the founding of Caterham, 236 Caterham Seven owners gathered at the Stow Maries Aerodrome in Essex, England for the Graham Nearn Memorial Blat.

The event was organized by the Lotus Seven Club, the official club for Lotus and Caterham Seven owners, and was done to commemorate the life of Graham Nearn and his role in extending the “"life, and improving the recipe of one of Britain’s most famous motor vehicles.”

To celebrate the occasion, all 236 Lotus and Caterham Seven owners assembled themselves to form a giant “7” logo as a sign of respect to the late founder and undying devotion to the Caterham brand.

We gotta say, the entire event – and that giant “7” logo – was a cool way to pay tribute to a man that not only saved a dying brand, but reinvented it to become the Caterham brand that it is today.

Rest in Peace, Mr. Nearn.


Source: Lotus Seven Club

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  (276) posted on 10.21.2011

wow! Those owners are so sweet!! They made that 7 logo for the late founder of the cars they are driving. I am also hoping for Mr. Nearn to rest in peace, and tell him that what he did is unforgettable.

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