We are Chris and Maggie Alston, members of the Caterham & Lotus 7 Club of Great Britain since March 1998. This website was launched back in 2002 to document the life and times of our Caterham 7 and has since grown immeasurably, with over 20,700 'hits' and still going strong!

In 2021, after 20 years of touring abroad, we purchased a Mazda MX5 to retire the Caterham from touring duties and to develop it more for competition use. This website therefore now also includes the holidays we have had in the MX5 and other places of interest that we have visited.

Our Caterham story started in February 1998, when Maggie hired a 7 for my birthday, resulting in the purchase of our own 7 on 6 February 1999. It was first registered on 1 January 1993 and we became it's 4th owners. It was then a standard 1700 Supersprint, but over the years it has been upgraded to a higher specification. Between October 2007 and May 2008, a major rebuild was undertaken and a further upgrade became necessary after the x/flow engine 'let go' in July 2010 whilst touring in Andorra. Over the winter of 2010/11, a Raceline Zetec engine was installed and in the winter of 2011/12, the fuel system was upgraded from Weber DCOE 40s to Jenvey throttle bodies. In 2015 it was rebuilt again following an accident in Switzerland.

The 7 has clocked up just over 76,200 miles since it's been in our possession and over half of those miles have been touring in France, Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Italy, Belgium, Luxembourg and Andorra.

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Including a snapshothere of the 25 years since we bought our Se7en on 6th February 1999!

History of the 7   C&L7C Activities   Low Flying Magazine   Track Days   Sprinting & Hillclimbing   Touring   MX5

Other Activities   Motorsport   Technical Data   Chronology   Rebuild   Zetec   Jenvey/Emerald   Swiss RTC

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Please note that some links within pages may be broken due to changes made over time

This website was last updated on 8th May 2024                      All rights reserved © 2002-2024 Chris & Maggie Alston