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  1. Join us at Donington Park on Sunday 1 July 2018 for TRAX Donington. Formerly named The Fast Car Festival, the Club will have a display area and members only track sessions. The Entry Fee for this year is £70 per exhibit. This includes admission for the driver and one passenger, as well as display parking on the Lotus Drivers Club stand. The admission fee also includes two Lotus Drivers Club only 20 minute track sessions around the Donington Circuit, run to full track day regulations. Tickets are limited to a maximum of 30 cars in order to minimise the amount of traffic on track so everyone gets the maximum amount of space and enjoyment. For members who only want to take part in the static display, tickets are available at £15 per exhibit. Book Tickets for TRAX Donington If you have any questions about this event or purchasing tickets please email Photos by BTF.Photography (The Fast Car Festival 2017)
  2. Thursday 19 April 2018 The date for this years introduction to trackdays and sprinting event is Thursday 19th of April at the Curborough Sprint Course. This is a brilliant chance for anyone with little or no experience of sprinting or trackdays. The controlled environment will allow you to learn to push yourself and your car as far as you like with no other cars on circuit at the same time to worry about. There are also plenty of chances to get in the passenger seat with more experienced drivers. To secure your place please complete and return the entry form and submit your entry fee online. Download the Entry Form - All entrants to complete and return Submit Entry Fee - Pay by credit / debit card or PayPal account Timetable 08:30 – 09:30 Signing on and Scrutineering 09:30 – 10:00 Introduction to the day, discussion of car / driver preparation and track walk 10:00 – 13:30 Track Session 1 13:30 – 14:00 Lunch break 14:00 – 17:30 Track Session 2 Entry Fee £100 Lotus Drivers Club Members £120 non Lotus Drivers Club Members £25 per Additional Driver Entry fee includes breakfast, tea/coffee and lunch. For more information contact Martin Edwards: Curborough is situated off the A38 trunk road between Burton on Trent and Lichfield in Staffordshire. The venue is Brown Signed once you are off the A38, and also the A515 from the West. Curborough track does not have a specific postcode, but you can use the one for the nearest property which is WS13 8EJ. If you are entering an address in your sat nav the circuit is in Netherstowe Lane off Wood End Lane.
  3. Sunday 27 May 2018 For over two decades the Ragley Hall Classic Car Show has been a proven favourite amongst the Club's annual events. Come and join us on Sunday 27 May for another great day out. In the last few years the club has had over 60 Lotus cars on display, and once again we are hoping to beat this record! Lots of Car Clubs put on displays and there are usually 100’s of individual entries with all forms of transport represented. There are autojumble and trade stands and children’s attractions. Apart from members and enthusiasts displaying their cars, the Ragley Hall Classic Car Show is very much a social event. For those of you who have not been to this event there is something of interest for all the family. Ragley Hall is the family home of Lord Hertford and is set in 400 acres of parkland, woodland and gardens. The Hall is surrounded by 27 acres of gardens designed by Capability Brown where peacocks freely roam and there is a lovely Tea Room overlooking the Rose Garden, while the parkland contains the exciting Children’s Adventure Wood, 3-D Maze, a lovely old Carriage Collection, a Woodland Walk and a Lakeside Picnic Area. The Hall itself houses a fabulous collection of treasures from a bygone age, and you will see the James Gibb’s elegant Baroque plasterwork and Graham Rust’s stunning mural “Temptation”. The Entry Fee for this year is £4.00 per exhibit which includes admission for the driver, one adult and up to two children under 16 years of age – all other occupants must pay the Show Admission Price. You will be issued with a Free Admission Pass which is valid until 10.00am – vehicles arriving after that time will be charged the normal admission fee. Purchase Club Entry Tickets - Online pre-bookings close Friday 27 April 2018 Please ensure you select the Lotus Drivers Club from the top of the booking page. For more information contact
  4. There’s just two weeks left to take advantage of the Silverstone Classic early bird offer! Lotus Drivers Club members enjoy significant savings through our club discount code on the entry cost as well as central infield parking. Find out more here:
  5. Provisional Dates Friday 20 – Sunday 22 July 2018 The Lotus Drivers Club will be returning to the Silverstone Classic in 2018 and the necessary discount code to allow members to secure the car club display packages are now available. The package includes two general admission event tickets and one infield vehicle display pass for your Lotus, providing fantastic value. Tickets will need to be booked directly with Silverstone Classic using the club discount code and link below or by calling 0871 231 0849. The packed weekend of the Silverstone Classic provides spectacular historic motor racing on the world-famous circuit, free access to the paddocks and grandstands, displays from over 100 car clubs featuring more than 10,000 classic cars over the weekend, plus interactive driving activities and dynamic demonstrations. There’s plenty of entertainment to enjoy too, with live music from headline acts, air displays, a vintage fun fair, and a shopping village… all included in the ticket price. Over 1,000 classic cars take part in more than 20 races on the famous circuit – the best historic Grand Prix, Le Mans prototypes, Sports, GT and Touring Cars from across 80 years of racing. It’s an event for the whole family and provides the ultimate annual celebration of classic cars. Join us for the whole weekend – one day just won’t be enough! To book your discounted tickets for the Silverstone Classic click here or phone 0871 231 0849 Members who wish to display their Lotus in the infield display area must use our discount code 18014CCD when booking online or by phone. Super Early Bird Car Club Display Packages:: Available until 31 st December 2017 Early Bird Car Club Display Packages:: Available 1st January until 31st March 2018 Standard Car Club Display Packages:: Available 1st April to 31st May 2018 If you have any questions about the ticket purchasing process please email
  6. Once again, Club Lotus have invited LDC members to participate in their great fast driving trackday event in 2018. This is a great value track driving day at £99 for a minimum of 2 x 15min session. In practise, the track goes open pitlane around 2pm and 4-5 sessions are normally achievable for no extra cost. Please note – Lotus cars only! If you don’t fancy track sessions, the paddock will be full of Lotuses of all ages (200 cars typically) and it is a great day out to meet up with friends, look at the cars and watch the track action. Full catering available. Paddock entry is free to all Lotus cars. Each member may book a maximum of TWO double-session track packages. Each track package consists of a GUARANTEED MINIMUM of two sessions of track time of approximately 15 minutes each (Flooding and Force Majeur excepted). One of these will be in the morning and the other in the afternoon, although if the day runs smoothly we will invite those who have completed their morning session to take their second session before the lunch break. Packages may be shared between two drivers in the same car and a second package may be booked for a different driver in the same car. This is not a competitive event although there are no speed restrictions on track. There must be no timing, racing or pace-making. A full track briefing will be given to all drivers and FREE instruction is available from approved Castle Combe ARDS qualified instructors – although you may well be asked to make a donation to our 2018 Club Lotus charity Macmillan Cancer! When all guaranteed sessions have been completed we will go to ‘open pit lane’. If things run smoothly this is usually around 14.30/15.00 and will be announced via the public address system. You are then free (subject to queuing and at no extra charge) to go out as many times as you like before the track closes at 17.00. Castle Combe 2018 Booking Form
  7. Pembrokeshire - 4 - 7 May 2018

    That'll be 3 Exige LF1's in Saundersfoot
  8. 23 March – 25 March 2018 Join us on 23 – 25 March 2018 (Hall 5 Stand 630) for the Practical Classics Classic Car and Restoration Show. Call 0844 858 6758 to book tickets or online at Officially the UK’s fastest growing classic car event, over 19,000 enthusiasts joined us for the Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show 2016, bringing together all aspects of classic motoring. From barn finds discovered after many years of storage and those project cars that have stalled in an owner’s garage, to restorations just getting back on the road and those pristine marques with gleaming brightwork and proud as punch owners. If you need help and advice from our motoring experts and celebrities, want to buy the tools to do the job yourself or find a specialist restorer who can tackle the work on your behalf, this is the show for you. With cars for sale from both dealers and a sale from Classic Car Auctions, live demonstrations, and over 800 cars on display, don’t miss the classic motoring scene’s season opener on 23 – 25 March 2018! Discounted advance tickets for Saturday/Sunday are available for Lotus Drivers Club members. Click here for details. Please email if you are a member and unable to access the discount online.
  9. Greetings from Hampshire

    Morning Kevin and welcome to the Lotus Drivers Club. It's good to see you enjoyed the Club magazine. Look forward to hopefully meeting you at the Beaulieu Supercar Weekend, the Weymouth Fish and Chip Run or the Devon and Cornwall event which will be announced soon for September.
  10. Pembrokeshire - 4 - 7 May 2018

    Thanks Jules, I think another member will be booking tomorrow so that's good to know. In excess of 20 cars booked now ...
  11. Sunday 11 March 2018 Stoneleigh Farm Shop, Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire, CV8 2LZ Breakfast at 9:30am and AGM to start at 11:00am Entry to the AGM is by proof of identity against the current membership list on the day. If you have any items that you would like discussed at the meeting and for inclusion in the agenda would you please provide a short written synopsis to the Chairman at the address on the bottom of the attached form by the 2 March. There will be an election of officers at the meeting. In accordance with Club rules the entire committee will stand down but any of them may offer themselves for re-election. If you wish to stand for office or to propose someone for office, please do so on the Nomination Form at the bottom of this page and return it (photocopies of the page are acceptable) to the Chairman. Please note that both the candidate and the nominee are required to sign the form. To ‘short-circuit’ the system you may send an email to the Chairman and sign the paperwork on the day. The posts listed on the form are those required by the Club rules plus, in italic, any others currently in use. Members are invited to propose additional posts in the space provided. At least eight posts must be filled to satisfy Club rules. AGM Notice 2018 For more information contact Colin Smith:
  12. Driver Tuition/training recommendations

    Can highly recommend this to start with, and there are still places available. It would be good to run something with the newly regenerated Lotus Driving Academy next year!
  13. Using Accumate charger on Exige V6

    I would imagine you can but haven't tried. I recall doing this on my S2 Exige but have only ever connected my CTEK one to the battery itself in the V6. Give it a go, if it doesn't work connect it straight to the battery.
  14. Morning. Yes, don't worry about the pre 1996 statement, this was added last year when they moved to online bookings. The organisers have confirmed to us that ALL cars booked for the Club display will be included. I'm sure they will also be able to amend your booking to Sunday.
  15. Who else has booked? Looking forward to attending and putting the drone through its paces, and the Exige of course!
  16. Don't forget to book your Early Bird tickets before 31 March! Over 40 cars booked so far. Click here to book
  17. Saturday 4 – Sunday 5 August 2018 Join us for the Beaulieu Supercar Weekend; the must-see family spectacular that brings some of the world’s most exclusive and desirable motors to Beaulieu. Following the success and popularity of the 2017 Beaulieu Supercar Weekend, which saw almost 100 Lotus cars on display, we are pleased to announce that the Lotus Drivers Club will be returning to Beaulieu on Saturday 4 – Sunday 5 August 2018. Members are eligible for free admission to the event for up to 2 people, which includes entry in a Lotus and display parking in the Lotus Drivers Club area. This offer also includes admission to the Beaulieu museum, the house and grounds and exclusive access to the drivers marquee throughout the weekend where refreshments will be served. If you are a Lotus Drivers Club member and would like to take part in the Beaulieu Supercar Weekend, be that for one day only or the whole weekend, we’d love for you to join us. Booking your place for the Beaulieu Supercar Weekend this year can be done by contacting the events team at Beaulieu. If you would like to attend, please email stating that you would like to attend the event with the Lotus Drivers Club. Please include the following details in your email: Full address and postcode Contact telephone number Vehicle model and registration Which day(s) you would like to attend The events team will contact you directly to confirm your booking. If you have any questions, or would like more information about this event please email Stuart Mason – Discounted accommodation has been arranged at the nearby Ormond House Hotel, Lyndhurst. If you would like to reserve accommodation at this hotel please contact Jennie Wilson – Please be aware that availability is limited.
  18. Pembrokeshire - 4 - 7 May 2018

    Dave and Sian Boneham - Exige S Club Racer - Non Harbour Parking - Own Accomodation - Friday, Saturday, Sunday Andy - S3 Elan - Harbour Parking - Gower - Friday, Saturday, Sunday Chris and Tash - Exige V6 Cup - Harbour Parking - Own Accommodation - Friday, Saturday, Sunday
  19. What happened to Bruntingthorpe 2017

    The Bruntingthorpe event last year was a little different - taking place over two days. There was not much interest from our regular Lotus drivers but Alan managed to recruit a few. Not all cars were Lotus. Saturday the weather was not very good, cold and wet in the morning. Attendance was poor and only £319 was taken. Sunday was better weather wise and attendance was good. Alan took charge as Martin and Gill were unable to be there. £1,000 taken on Sunday. The proposed date for this years event is August 11th/12th. (it has not been decided yet whether it will be a one day or two day event).
  20. Sunday 14 October 2018 Join the Lotus Drivers Club on Sunday 14th October for a visit to the National Memorial Arboretum. We will be meeting at the Hilltop Farm Shop & Cafe, where the Clubs popular Midlands breakfast meeting will be taking place from 9:00am onwards for those who would like to join us. We will be leaving the Hilltop Farm Shop & Cafe at 11.30am and taking a leisurely drive across to the National Memorial Arboretum. For those who would prefer not to have breakfast please meet us fifteen minutes before, ready to leave at 11.30am. The National Memorial Arboretum is located across 150 acres of woodland with a collection of over 300 memorials in tribute to those who have served and continue to serve our country. There will be an optional guided tour of the Arboretum by train. There is no charge to visit the Arboretum, however there is a nominal parking fee of £3.00 per vehicle. If you would like to confirm that you will be attending this event, or would like further information please contact Stuart Mason: Hilltop Farm Shop & Cafe, Fosse Way, Hunningham, Leamington Spa, CV33 9EL National Memorial Arboretum, Croxall Road, Alrewas, Burton on Trent, DE13 7AR
  21. That's fine, we can do this. John has organised privileged parking for us at the NMA so collecting the charge beforehand wouldn't be an issue. I'll add a link for people to book, watch this space.