We’ve been up the country for hundreds of miles, lugged all our camera kit and clothing to the rally in Wales, nipped about Goodwood Estate and just down to the shops – and everywhere we’ve gone people have smiled and stared. A Caterham Seven is not the rarest car on the streets of the UK, but it is not a common sight, and it looks so different from your average runabout that no one can help but take a second glance.
Possibly the best demonstration of the world’s love for a Caterham Seven is the reaction of children who, almost all of them, stop, stare and pull on their parent’s hand as they point at the incredible orange machine going past.
But never mind all of them. Most importantly it put a smile on our faces, making us feel like teenagers who had just learned to drive, discovering that thrill for driving, undimished by time spent behind the wheel in the real world. The Caterham Seven helps everyone who steps into it rediscover their love for driving.