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  • Birthday 09/28/1986

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    Lotus Exige V6 Cup
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    Chris

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  1. The Lotus Drivers Club is pleased to announce a new area meeting in the Lancashire and Cumbria areas. Represented by Andy Smith, in his recently purchased Lotus Elise S2 Sport 135, this area meeting has been setup to bring together owners and enthusiasts from across the very large geographical areas of Lancashire and Cumbria. Details of the areas first meeting will soon be available. All of the clubs 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 by each area. We aim to keep members within the area updated through our email newsletters as well as provide regular updates on our dedicated Forum and Facebook pages. You can also keep up to date by following the Lotus Drivers Club on Twitter. For more information contact Andy Smith: a.smith@lotusdriversclub.org.uk
  2. Looking forward to another memorable adventure in sunny France. 7 months and counting Chris and Tash
  3. Monday 21 May – Saturday 2 June 2018 Join us on our next and most adventurous driving adventure yet. Departing on the overnight sailing from Portsmouth to Caen on the 21 May 2018 and returning on the overnight sailing from Caen to Portsmouth on the 2 June 2018. Visiting Poitiers en route to 4 nights in Pau, close to the French / Spanish border before driving to Andorra. Enjoy the thrilling mountain roads of the Pyrenees before travelling to Montauban and then Amboise before returning home. The approximate cost based on two people sharing is £1,900. This includes 2 nights accommodation in a 2 berth inside cabin and 11 nights accommodation in a double room with facilities in good class hotels. All breakfasts, excluding on board ship, are included as well as 6 evening meals. The accommodation is limited and booking for the tour will close on the 15 December 2017. For more information please contact Jennie Wilson, Tour Manager: j.wilson@lotusdriversclub.org.uk
  4. Not sure I'll be able to make this one. I'll look forward to your Facebook Live Eddie
  5. 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.
  6. We will be meeting you all at Clun on Saturday morning. There's a public car park for Clun Castle which is a short walk from a few good looking cafe's, The Maltings Cafe and the Bridge Coffee Shop. We're planing to be there for 10am, as we'll be needing breakfast. Hopefully the weather will clear up for the afternoon's drive over the A4069. Depending on what time we arrive in Swansea, we might head to the Grape & Olive for a drink/coffee. This place has probably one of the best views over the Swansea marina and has good parking.
  7. October Guest Speaker Steve Soper

    Please note that the next meeting will be held on Monday 9 October 2017 at the BAWA centre in Filton in Bristol. October’s guest speaker is racer Steve Soper “Soperman” on his racing career and beyond. Starting at 8:00pm, there is ample parking at BAWA. The address is as follows, for sat nav please use the post code BS34 7RF. BAWA, 589 Southmead Road, Filton, Bristol, BS34 7RG. Tel: 0117 9768064. Website for BAWA: click here All Lotus Drivers Club members are welcome. For more information contact Rob Ford: r.ford@lotusdriversclub.org.uk
  8. We’re very pleased to announce that our next film show event will be on Saturday 4th November 2017 at the Albury Hall, East Hertfordshire, SG1 12JL, between Ware & Bishops Storford 5 miles west of Stansted Airport just off main A120. The theme for the day is John Watson and the Hexagon Formula 1 team of the early 1970s. Our guest speakers will be 5 times Grand Prix winner John Watson, founder and still proprietor and owner of Hexagon Of Highgate car company, Paul Michaels and asking the questions and attempting to keep order – broadcaster of Grand Prix from Radio 5, author, motoring journalist and writer Maurice Hamilton. Paul’s driver of historic sports cars Nick Faure will also be on hand to talk about early days. Hexagon of Highgate north London, now located in Hampstead, are a high performance Sports car dealer and restorer of top end cars specialising these days in Porsche, Ferrari and all the most prestigious brands of sports, luxury and supercars. Started by Paul in the 1960s famous for their floodlight glass fronted first floor showroom in the sky on North hill Highgate full of the most exotic and desirable marques you could imagine at the time. After some late 60s historic racing in sports racing cars and F5000 in a Trojan Paul got the opportunity to go Grand Prix racing with a March 721 and then on to F1 Brabhams with John Watson. John scoring Hexagon’s first world championship points with a 6th place finish in Monaco in 1974 in Brabham BT42/2 also famous for building the Lotus Elan shooting brake and the plus 2 convertible that they pioneered ,a former BMW dealer still a Lotus dealer – as well as historic racing with a Birdcage Maserati , a Lister and D Type with Nick Faure Willie Green and others John & Paul will no doubt tell us about all the behind the scenes activity of the period a whole lot more and any questions you wish to put to them. As well as guiding the Hexagon story and John’s entry in to F1 racing going on to win 5 Grand Prix. – In the afternoon I hope Maurice Hamilton will talk to us about how he got involved in F1 and his career broadcasting and writing about F1 which he continues to do today in his own most entertaining way. When John kindly visited us 5 years ago you may remember he was hugely entertaining and popular with those attending – be prompt this is likely to fill up fast and spaces are limited. All the days usual features morning coffee, a 2 course lunch, the quiz, afternoon tea and cakes and 3 hours of lovely old archive films illustrating today’s theme and more – £30 each fully inclusive food, everything all day. If you would like to be there please email me as soon as you can to book your place. £30 each whole day everything included. See Christine as soon you arrive at reception, pay cash, collect your name badge just inside the door – then get a tea or coffee and biscuits. Be in your seat for 9.50am first film. Only 95 places available so please let me know as soon as you can, space is limited. Do please come in a sports, classic, or interesting car if you can, of any age park it in the display line up on the lawn. We will be raising money on the day with a charity auction of car and racing memorabilia, paintings, books, parts etc. Please do donate items for the sale and bring them along on the day or send them if you cannot attend. I will send around a catalogue with pictures of what will be on offer a week before the event, you can leave commission bids in advance and I hope you will attend and bid very generously for funds for a very good cause – every single penny raised will go to Great Ormond Street Hospital for sick Children – it is dear to the heart of several of our guest speakers so let us really do them proud so we can present a big cheque Please let your friends know we will also very happily accept donations in advance and on the day – it is such a good cause that so needs your help to keep going. We really need your help with this. We look forward to seeing you. For more information email richardhinton50@gmail.com or phone 01279771667
  9. Hi from the North East

    Welcome Karl
  10. Christmas Lunch - Sunday 17 December 2017

    Sunday 17 December 2017 Following on from the success of last years Christmas Lunch we will be returning to Ansty Hall on Sunday 17 December 2017 at 12:00pm. McDonald Ansty Hall, Ansty, Coventry CV7 9HZ. Lunch is £29.00 per person and a £10.00 per person deposit is required to secure your booking. Book Online You can book online by Credit, Debit Card or using a PayPal account. Pay Deposit (£10) – click here Pay Full Amount (£29) – click here Menu Please send your completed menu choices to i.francis@lotusdriversclub.org.uk. The total amount and menu choices will be required by 12 November. Download the menu Booking Only reservations directly to the organisers via the email address above (or post) and acknowledged are accepted as valid bookings. Rooms Ansty Hall have agreed a special B&B rate, fully refundable (up to 2.00pm on the day of arrival), for Saturday and/or Sunday, which equals or beats the online B&B flexible rate – call 02476 612222 and reference the Lotus Drivers Club to find out more. Booking options available online include refundable and non refundable rates and include a £10 voucher to spend on extras (drinks etc). Click here to book online IMPORTANT There's been a few instances where members have listed their names on this forum in the belief that in itself secures a place on organised events. For informal meet-ups (Hilltop etc) that's absolutely fine, but for organised events where we need to have numbers and or tickets (Fast Car Festival etc) you should book as detailed on the website, with the organiser of that event.
  11. Afternoon

    Welcome and glad to hear you enjoyed the breakfast meet. Unfortunately, we couldn't join you all this morning as we opted for a dog walk on a windy beach in South Wales.
  12. Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show with Discovery 10 - 12 November 2017, The NEC Birmingham Come along & visit the Lotus Drivers Club on stand number 440 (Hall 2) Call 0871 230 1088 or book online www.necclassicmotorshow.com For our Members there is an exclusive advance ticket offer. Please email admin@lotusdriversclub.org.uk for details and discount codes or click here. NEC Classic Motor Show 2017 - Discount Tickets If you are a club member and cannot access the link above please let me know
  13. Learning about the M100

    I would recommend giving James at the South West Lotus Centre an email or call as they have some great experience with Elan M100's. His email address is webb@thelotuscentre.com