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Location

Bo'ness Car Museum, Bridgeness Road, Bo'ness, West Lothian

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  2. Friday 15 December 2017 Masquerade Party Night at the Houston House Macdonald Hotel, Uphall. Party like an A-lister. Showcase cocktails and fabulous food await you. Hit the dance floor and party into the wee hours. From £45.00 per person. £85 per person – party night and an overnight stay with breakfast. Book into the Spa for beauty treatments to ensure you’re party prepped! We have reserved 20 places for dinner and 20 rooms (just in case). Please contact Kate or Amy on 01506 853831 to reserve please quoting the Lotus Drivers Club & Club Lotus. Deposits of £10 per person for meal only option or £20 per person for meal and overnight stay. Menu: Chicken and wild mushroom terrine, celeriac remoulade, chutney. Turkey breast rapped in prosciutto, filled with sage and onion stuffing, with all the trimmings and natural turkey gravy. Chocolate and cherry delice, black cherry and vanilla cream sauce. Vegetarian options available.
  3. Hayton 200

    Announcing the Hayton 200! David Hayton Lotus and Supercarworld UK cordially invite all of our Lotus owners to come along and join us for another action packed Lotus day. Due to popular demand and following the huge success of our Hayton 100 Lotus event, we are excited to announce the next up and coming Hayton 200. We are meeting at Kirkbride Airfield, Cumbria, CA7 5HP for registration between 9.00 and 9.15. The day will consist of two rounds of Auto tests on the excellent airfield tarmac surface promising some speedy action tests against the clock. We will then depart Kirkbride and head out onto some of Dumfries and Galloway's fantastic roads for a brilliant group drive out including an opportunity for a quick lunch stop. Continuing on our drive we will work our way back to Kirkbride Airfield where we will stage a further two Autotest rounds with a selection of prizes for the winning three drivers. Numbers may be limited, to get your place on the grid contact iain.norton@davidhaytonlotus.com or 01228 552715.
  4. Lotus Drivers Club monthly meetings are open to all, whether you are a Lotus enthusiast, member of the club or just like going out and meeting friends. As well as regular monthly meetings, there are also other local events organised throughout the year. Second Wednesday of the month from 8:00pm Bo’ness Car Museum, Bridgeness Rd, West Lothian For more information contact Jim Grant: j.grant@lotusdriversclub.org.uk
  5. New Jim Clark Museum Approved

    Scottish Boarders Council commits over half a million pounds to new Jim Clark museum   Scottish Borders Council has committed funding of £515,000 towards an enlarged and improved museum to celebrate the life and achievements of two-time Formula One World Champion Jim Clark.  The funding has been included in the Council’s strategic capital plan and will help support the estimated £1.2million project. External funding is also being sought to assist with the scheme. The project will see the Council’s existing Jim Clark Room in Newtown Street, Duns expanded on the current site and enhanced to allow cars raced by Clark to be displayed, along with a wide range of trophies and other memorabilia. Councillor Vicky Davidson, SBC’s Executive Member for Culture, Sport, Youth and Communities and a Jim Clark trustee, said: “I am delighted that the Council has confirmed its financial commitment to this project, which the Council and the Jim Clark Trust have been working in partnership to make a reality.   “The existing trophy room is a popular visitor attraction in its own right, but what will be created really befits the incredible achievements of this adopted Borderer and unassuming Berwickshire farmer. The new museum will give us space to display some of Jim Clark’s actual race cars along with his trophies and will put the museum up there with Scotland’s foremost visitor attractions. “The Council would like to thank the Jim Clark Trust and its patrons as well as the wider motorsport community for their continuing support.” The aim is for the new museum to open in 2018, the 50th anniversary of Jim Clark’s tragic death at Hockenheim in Germany at the age of just 32. He is still considered one of the greatest ever racing drivers, and has a record that has stood the test of time. Doug Niven, who, along with Ian Calder, represents Jim Clark’s family on the Trust added: "The Jim Clark Trust is delighted that Scottish Borders Council has earmarked this significant sum to a new museum in Duns and looks forward to continuing to work closely with the Council to ensure the plans come to fruition. "Being able to display some of Jim's cars in an expanded museum in Duns has been a long-held dream of many people, and this commitment from the Council takes us a lot closer to seeing that achieved.” Jim Clark won the Formula One championship in 1963, becoming the then youngest ever World Champion. He followed it up with victory again in 1965 and in the same year also won the prestigious Indianapolis 500 in America. He remains the only driver to have won both the Formula One and Indy 500 titles in the same year.
  6. The Scotland area is organising a Christmas dinner for the Lotus community to be held on the November 29 starting at 7.00pm for 7.45pm at the Inchyra Grange Hotel, Grange Road, Polmont, Falkirk, FK2 0YB www.MacdonaldHotels.co.uk/Inchyra The meal will cost £21 per head and they will need everyone's money by November 15 at the very latest - cheques made payable to James Love. There is a block reservation for 15 rooms at the Inchyra Grange under the Lotus Drivers Club, £85 double B&B or £60 room only. Anyone interested in staying will need to contact the hotel directly and mention the Lotus Drivers Club reservation. The hotels contact number is 0844 8799044. For more information contact Jim Love: j.love@lotusdriversclub.org.uk
  7. Jim Clark 50th Anniversary Event   18 – 19 May 2013   Duns, The Scottish Borders   This year sees the 50th anniversary of Jim Clark winning his first Formula One World Championship.   To celebrate the event Club Lotus are organising a closed street event at Duns, Berwickshire, in the Scottish Borders.   The event will consist of Classic Team Lotus bringing Jims two 1963 Lotus Formula One Championship winning Type 25 cars up to Duns. The cars will be on static display on Saturday (10:00 till 17:00) outside the Jim Clark Room and will be joined by a Lotus Cortina raced by Jim and also his first Lotus Elan in which he drove to many races during 1963.   On Sunday the cars will again be on display from 10.00 and at midday all four will be demonstrated along Newtown Street outside the Jim Clark Room.   Following the display on Sunday there will be a short pause to allow those that wish to make their way to Chirnside. The F1 cars will then drive seven miles through the countryside to Chirnside Parish Church followed by 20 plus Lotus road cars to lay a wreath at Jims graveside at around 15:00.   Ian Scott Watson, Jims friend and mentor form his early racing days, will be our special guest at the weekend along with Clive Chapman (son of Lotus founder Colin) and Jims No1 race mechanic Bob Dance.   The Murray Motor Company will also have on display at Duns the current range of Lotus cars. We would also like your car to be included in the Lotus static display at Duns, either on the Saturday or Sunday or both; please get in touch if you would like to take part.   There will be special Lotus parking for 20 cars outside the Jim Clark Room these are the cars that may be offered the chance to drive in the rolling closed road with the F1 cars to Chirnside above. Also, 25 Cars in a display area parking next to the room and 75 spaces reserved at the old high school.   We want to get as many different models of Lotus cars as possible involved over the weekend.   This event will have national news coverage and we are expecting perhaps 1500+ people to come along and witness something very special on Sunday.   If you are interested in offering your car for display please let one of the following Club Lotus members know: andrew@laingsfoundry.co.uk, david@delands.force9.co.uk,  jim.love@live.co.uk   Alternatively contact the Lotus Drivers Club Scotland area coordinator, Jim Grant: j.grant@lotusdriversclub.org.uk
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