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  1. 14 December Meeting at The Stag and Midlands Area Organiser Required Thursday 14th December, 7:30pm at The Stag, Redhill, Stratford Upon Avon The Lotus Drivers Club December Midlands area meeting will be a meal, your choice from the excellent pub menu available here, to give a nod towards celebrating Christmas. If you could let me know by email that you intend to come, I would be grateful so I can prepare The Stag with expected numbers. Anyone is welcome and I look forward to seeing anyone who would like to join us. Thanks, Colin Smith: Midlands Area Organiser Required The Lotus Drivers Club would like a keen, young (less than 80 will be fine) enthusiast to take the helm of our Midlands Meeting at The Stag, Redhill, Stratford Upon Avon. The meeting is shared with Club Lotus and typically consists of having a drink, a chat and club announcements about upcoming events from both clubs. Generally there are around 20 Lotus Cars in the car park during the Summer months. The Club would like to invite someone enthusiastic to take over this meeting for the club and arrange some different events during the year. In 2017, the undoubted highlight was a talk by Julian Tomson on Designing the Elise. Other events could be different speakers, drive-outs to other locations for BBQ’s or Sunday Lunch, etc. The position of AO was previously held by Arthur Clarke and currently by Colin Smith. The role is not an onerous or formal one and all meetings are a very casual and a pleasant affair. Enthusiasm is the only qualification required. Please email Colin Smith at to find out more or to discuss the position in more detail.
  2. 23 March – 25 March 2018 Join us on 23 – 25 March 2018 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 (available soon). Please email if you are a member and unable to access the discount online.
  3. 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 4th 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 (available soon) For more information contact Colin Smith:
  4. Sunday 4 February 2018 Scalextric Grand Prix (no competition licence required) Join us at our first major event of the new year at our LDC Scalextric Grand Prix at the Warmington Village Hall, Mollington Lane, Church Hill, Warmington, OX17 1BX from 10:00am. Tea, coffee and a light lunch included. Only £5 per driver entry fee – non-LDC guest drivers welcome Teams to have 2 drivers No race experience required Tea, coffee and buffet lunch included Enviable silverware prizes for numerous categories How to Enter Nominate your team of 2 drivers and complete the entry form under a suitably witty and relevant team name. Send the entry form, along with your entry cheque, to the race organiser (see entry form for details). Your £5 per driver entry fee covers your race entry, all refreshments and lunch. Download the entry form. Race Day Program 10:00 Driver’s signing on from 10:00 with Tea & Coffee 10:30 Practice laps 11:00 Team Knockout race competition 13:00 Lunch break 14:00 “Run what ya brung” All-comers knockout competition 15:00 Tea, coffee and “Light refreshments” 15:30 Prize giving 16:00 Meeting closes For more information contact Colin Smith:
  5. Clock Warehouse Pub, Shardlow, Derby, DE72 2HL Second Monday of the month 7:30pm In recent years the Midlands 2 group have put on a display of cars at the Hinckley Classic Motorshow and also annually attend the Beaumanor Classic Car and Transport Show. View this page to keep up to date with news and events for this meeting. For more information contact the East Midlands area coordinator, Kim Eaton: (01455 888293)
  6. Orange Exige

    My fault, used an old photo taken outside the Lakeland Motor Museum a few years ago. I do keep an eye out for it though.
  7. We would like to confirm that the next Lancashire and Cumbria Area Meeting will be held on the 10 December, meeting at The Greyhound, Halton in Lancaster at 10:00am, as per our first meeting. There will then be a short run up to the Lakeland Motor Museum using the main roads. You can all come in your shopping cars or if the roads are good and it doesn’t snow in the Lotus. Andy Smith
  8. We are pleased to announce that we will be attending the Classics at Hoghton Tower event to be held on Sunday 2 September 2018. Discounted tickets of £4 are available for members exhibiting their Lotus which includes entrance for 2 adults. Please email Andy Smith at if you would like to attend. Booking information will be available soon.
  9. M100 on Top Gear

    I remember starting this topic in the old forum when someone caught a glimpse of the Trio up North. Don't want to spoil the hype too much but certainly looks like there is going to an M100 appearing in the next series of Top Gear. Stumbled across this footage (more on YouTube). Anyone on here owned a Norfolk Mustard Yellow Elan L481 RAR? [img][/img]
  10. Newbie

    Hi John, welcome to the LDC and it's great to hear the inaugural Lancashire and Cumbria meeting was a success. It looks like Andy has plenty planned for 2018 as well.
  11. If you are interested in following the Midlands area please feel free to like and share the areas dedicated Midlands (MD) Facebook Page. I'm sure Eddie and Alan will keep you all updated.
  12. 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 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.
  13. Newbie

    Hi and welcome Izzy. Glad to hear you enjoyed your time on the stand at the NEC. Look forward to meeting you at events next year in between the new garage build
  14. Lancashire and Cumbria meet

    There's a small report and photos on the website from Andy: A highly successful first meeting, especially in November, and one I am defiantly planning on attending in 2018.
  15. Christmas Lunch - Sunday 17 December 2017

    Better late than never but we're in Will send you our menu choices this evening Ian
  16. Found a garage for my Elise

    I've edited your initial post Mark. I've used the photo you uploaded onto Twitter. For reference > upload your photo to Twitter (or any site that will host photos) > right click > copy image address and then in your forum post > Click Insert other media > Insert image from URL > paste the link
  17. New owner of a Lotus - With some questions!

    Hi John and welcome to the Lotus Drivers Club. If you haven't already I would recommend becoming a member or come and have a chat with us at the NEC on Saturday and we'll get you joined up. That's us on the exhibitors list. You can also find some information on the clubs website at or this forum thread I won't be at the NEC on Saturday but enjoy your visit.
  18. Christmas Lunch - Sunday 17 December 2017

    For those who need to pay their outstanding balance. Pay outstanding balance, excluding deposit (£19) – click here
  19. Administrator Welcome

    Hello and Welcome to The Lotus Drivers Club Online Community. My name is Chris (CJ), and along with owning a Lotus I am extremely keen to endeavor on an already welcoming community from all Lotus owners and enthusiasts across the world. With the official Lotus Drivers Club Website ( in its fourth evolution, this new forum based community has been set-up as a direct addition to further our name as the "friendly club". The site will allow members and enthusiasts to discuss their cars and interests as well as ask for help, advice, suggestions etc. It also serves as a great way of communicating directly with our members so that you can help organise events and meetings. I will not go on too much so go ahead, have fun and introduce yourselves to the site and to each other. There is a site helpdesk and suggestions area which I would welcome you to use for any constructive comments. Regards ... Chris Jones Lotus Drivers Club Website Manager
  20. Try now Rob, I have upgraded your account as you are an LDC member, which will enable you access: NEC Classic Motor Show 2017 - Discount Tickets
  21. Hi from Newbury

    Hello David and welcome to the Lotus Drivers Club. It's always good to see a Lotus being used daily, I did the same thing with my very first Lotus. Don't forget to keep an eye out on for details of events next year that the club will be running. The club also has a fantastic magazine which is included with LDC membership Look forward to meeting you. Chris
  22. 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