- Established - 1973
- Founder - Graham Nearn
- Headquarters - Caterham, Surrey, UK
- Parent company - Caterham group
Caterham have been manufacturing specialist lightweight cars out of Surrey for almost 40 years now, having altered little from the original direction and product the company was based on.
Their super lightweight, powerful and small cars can be hired or bought by the public, so are an increasingly popular sight on British roads.
Their racing pedigree was threatened when they were deemed (more than once) too fast for standard races, though they recovered by establishing their own, one-make racing championship, as well as the Caterham academy, which helps train racing drivers.
Caterhams are still available for hire and purchase, and are in a league of their own when it comes to racing-style road legal cars.
Still manufactured in the UK these are a series of racers with a loyal and expanding customer base, often treated more as a hobby than a practical vehicle, but are without a doubt some of the most exhilarating cars on our roads today.