The launch of the Caterham Project at the Thanet Skills Studio
The Caterham Seven kit car is funded by the members of Broadstairs Rotary and the CT10 Charity. It must be said that Broadstairs Rotary are very grateful for the support of CT10 Charity, as without them we could not finance the project. Sadly in the Rotary year 2016-2017, Caterham have annouced the closure of this wonderful initiative; so the car presently being built at East College will be the last, sponsored by Broadstairs Rotary and CT10.
the first car was delivered in October 2011, and was built to to a high standard by tweleve students at teh Thanet Skills Studio. This car was built as an after school project. Like all the kit cars, once completed they are retruned to Caterham for checking, and then put on sale to a member of the public.
The Rotary Club, then decided to offer the opportunity to students of the then Thanet College, now East Kent College. The new car became the show peice in the Future Building.
Rotary club of Broadstairs visitors to the TSS to mark the start of the project were Malcolm Rowlett, President; Brian Short, Past President; Steve Barnes, Secretary; Alan Smith, club media co-ordinator; Brian Dunne, Caterham project link member; and member Torben Hilligsoe.