Appletree Works, 26 - 30 Glenfield Road
Ashford, Middlesex, TW15 1JL, U.K.
Tel: 01784 - 241466 Fax: 01784 - 250915

Caterham FireBlade

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We’re an enthusiastic family business.
Parts and accessories available.
Old and new models maintained.
Lotus and Caterham 7 specialists.
Menu servicing or bespoke for your car.
Modifications or upgrades for road & track.

Within Caterham and Lotus 7 circles, James Whiting is a name synonymous with various exciting developments such as Ford Zetec engine conversions and the ultra-light Caterham FireBlade Sevens.

Caterham Approved

Home of the Caterham FireBlade
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With over 35 years of enthusiastic and professional involvement with Sevens, using only quality products, James is proud to put his name to any modifications or repairs he undertakes.

Bike Engined Specialist


James Whiting was at the first Lotus 7 Club gathering at Beaulieu in 1983 with his ‘Martini’ liveried Caterham Seven sprint car, and he was back at Beaulieu again in June 2013 for the 30th anniversary of the Lotus 7 Club.

NEW Horror Stories
Horror Stories V

Pictured below is why it is a good idea to try to use original quality parts. This K-Series, non-original, crankshaft seal had hardened and shrunk until the O/D was smaller than the case it was fitted to, ensuring that the crankcase pressure pushed it out.
Now onto our fifth page of Horror Stories. For more similar tales of woe please follow the ‘Horror Stories’ tabs.

In 1983 the newly formed Lotus 7 Club of Great Britain held its first national gathering of Lotus and Caterham Sevens at the National Motor Museum in Beaulieu. Thirty years later, the event was repeated.

James discussing all things Sevens with Colin Chapman and Graham Nearn. (Mid 1970‘s)