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  1. Friday 14 – Monday 17 September 2018 We’re excited to announce that the eagerly anticipated 2018 Mike Stripe Memorial Event will take place from Friday 14 – Monday 17 September along the North Cornwall coast. The weekend will explore parts of the North Cornish coast from the fishing port of Boscastle, along the coast to Tintagel, the picturesque Port Isaac, Padstow and Bedruthan Steps. The distances covered on the Saturday and Sunday are not excessive to allow members plenty of opportunity to enjoy and explore each location. Limited accommodation has been reserved at the Bowood Park Hotel & Golf Club in Camelford, available exclusively to members for £300.00 (double room), including breakfast each morning and dinner on the Friday evening. There is a single room supplement of £25 per night and 2 night options are available on request. To book please phone 01840 213017, quoting the Lotus Drivers Club. Please note that once a reservation is made, cancellation charges will be incurred should the accommodation subsequently be cancelled. Please contact Jennie Wilson as soon as possible to secure your place on this trip: Our Driving Adventures are not a race, time trial or guided tour. They are a navigational road trip where you will be given a start and finish point for each day, along with a suggested route. You will be expected to find your own way there with your own map, sat nav and/or carrier pigeon.
  2. 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
  3. Sunday 12 August 2018 This year we will be celebrating one of the Club’s busiest years by hosting a Summer Breakfast and BBQ event. This will take place on Sunday 12th August at the Hilltop Farm Shop & Cafe, Fosse Way, Hunningham, Leamington Spa, CV33 9EL. The BBQ will be in the afternoon following the Lotus Drivers Club Midlands extremely popular monthly breakfast meet also at the Hilltop Farm from 9:00am. For those who would like to stay on for the BBQ following the breakfast meet in the morning we will be arranging either a short drive out along the Fosse Way and local area and/or a visit to a nearby museum between the breakfast meet and when the afternoon BBQ starts. Please check the website and club social media pages for updates. The menu options are: Barbecue option – Hilltop Farm beef or minty lamb burger, locally sourced pork sausage, sweet chilli & lime chicken skewers. Vegetarian option – Falafel, spicy bean burgers & halloumi cheese & vegetable skewers. Served with ripe tomato & fresh basil, mixed green leaf, potato & spring onion salad. Freshly made burger rolls. Choice of desserts Subsidised cost per person is £15.00 – Click here to book The closing date to book for this event is Friday 27 July. For more information please contact
  4. 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.
  5. It's worth applying still as they haven't sent out the tickets etc yet: Driver Application
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    Hello and thanks for having me

    Hello and welcome, was that photo taken at the New Forest? 😎 Enjoy the Classic next weekend, it's a great event and the Club is positioned nicely this year by the looks.
  7. The Midlands Lotus Owners Club once again welcomes Lotus owners to the Derbyshire Peak district for some fun in the summertime. In Lotus’ seventieth year we hope to attract examples of most road going Lotus Cars. We would especially love to see more of the older ‘classic’ models this year and have a new for 2018 Classic Lotus run taking in some of the best and most scenic Peak District roads at a more leisurely pace. The main event is on Sunday 15 July but with so much to see and do in the beautiful Derbyshire Peaks and Dales we recommend making a weekend of it. On Friday 13 July MLOC host an informal pub meet at the handsome Charles Cotton Hotel in Hartington, near Buxton. Discount room rates are available at the Charles Cotton or there are other hotels, cottages, B&Bs and campsites available in Hartington or nearby. Saturday is a free day to perhaps visit Buxton or Bakewell, enjoy a walk or polish the car! Sunday begins with a choice of early morning runs converging on Hassop Station café, near Bakewell, for breakfast and then the unique to LitP Lotus procession to our 2018 main event venue, Peak Rail’s Rowsley Station. In previous years we have had 100 Lotus Cars in the procession, proceeding gently along six miles of public road – it really is quite something to see and take part in. At Peak Rail we have display parking, our very high quality catered picnic buffet, the LitP Car Of The Day Competition, children’s competitions, presentation of the Mark Hodgkinson Trophy and the very well supported LitP raffle. If you tire of everything Lotus why not take a trip on the Peak Rail steam train with its beautifully restored carriages? For more details and to book please go to Please note that participation in the runs and the catered picnic must be booked in advance through the mloc online store.
  8. Looks like they updated the application process in place of sending an email. You should be able to book on using the form.
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    Evening Kevin. Yes there is still an LDC meeting in Hertfordshire which takes place on the 1st Wednesday of the month. Geoff Morgan is the Clubs new voluntary area organiser. You can contact Geoff directly at 1st Wednesday each month Monthly meeting at the The John Bunyan from 8:00pm. The John Bunyan, Coleman Green Ln, St Albans AL4 8ES
  10. Sunday 16 December 2018 Following on from the success of last years Christmas Lunch we will be returning to Ansty Hall on Sunday 16 December 2018 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. You can book online by Credit, Debit Card or using a PayPal account. Pay deposit (£10) Pay full amount (£29) Please send your completed menu choices to The total amount and menu choices will be required by 12 November 2018. Download the menu. 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
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    New to Lotus and welcomed warmly by LC

    Hello and another warm welcome to the Lotus Drivers Club. Andy does a great job running the LDC Lancashire and Cumbria group, and I've promised to make the trip North this year to attend. The meeting on the weekend looked like great fun. Look forward to meeting you at an event soon.
  12. 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)
  13. OrangeExige

    Run out Hunstanton

    Do it 👍😎
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    Hello from herts

    Welcome to the Lotus Drivers Club. Hopefully meet you at an event soon.
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    Finally got round to joining!

    Hi Kathryn. Welcome to the Club and sorry we didn't see you at Weymouth a few weeks ago. Hopefully see you in the near future at some events.
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    TRAX Donington - Sunday 1 July 2018

    Another fantastic day, blessed by the weather and with 2 enjoyable track sessions around Donington.
  17. 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 (bookings for TRAX have now closed). If you have any questions about this event or purchasing tickets please email Photos by BTF.Photography (The Fast Car Festival 2017)
  18. We are pleased to be announced as the official insurance partner of the Lotus Drivers Club. Routen Chaplin was established in 1961 and has a long history of providing car club insurance schemes serving both individual members and the commercial insurance needs of the car clubs themselves. This is a bespoke Lotus scheme which incorporates many attractive features including a generous discount for LDC members combined with enhanced policy cover. Our core principal is of customer service and you will speak to a real person to discuss your needs, we are not a call centre! Our Lotus scheme provides cover for everything from a 60s Lotus to a new Evora and our flexible underwriting means we can add other vehicles to the policy, whether this be a trailer, motor- home, other classic cars or your daily transport. You will benefit from a multi vehicle discount which increases up to 25% as more cars are added to the policy. For your classic cars, agreed value policies are catered for by photograph only, no forms required or administration fees to pay. On modern Lotus we can tailor the cover and premium to your needs and allow discounts for, garaging, length of ownership, mileage etc. We can also allow an introductory discount to mirror the bonus on your normal car if the modern Lotus happens to be a new toy! In order to keep premiums as low as possible we do not offer track day cover. However, our generous discounts, flexibility and service may just be what you’re looking for. We are happy to answer queries or questions about insurance whether the policy is with ourselves or not and we will from time to time, provide articles or snippets for the magazine which we hope you will find informative and useful. If you want to know more or have any questions please contact Kim Eaton on 0115 6978 842 or e-mail,
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    TRAX Donington - Sunday 1 July 2018

    Thanks Eddie, we'll see you Sunday ☀️🏎️🌬️
  20. Saturday 23 June 2018 The annual Lotus Drivers Club Fish and Chip run was started 6 years ago in 2012 with the first run to Hunstanton. The event has grown in popularity each year since, in 2017 visiting Llandudno for the first time. This year on Saturday 23rd June we will be visiting the immaculate Weymouth seafront, voted the number 1 beach in the UK in the TripAdvisor Travellers Choice Awards for 2017 and also ranked 9th best beach in Europe. With beautiful golden sands, safe shallow waters, action packed events programme and pretty harbourside you certainly won’t be disappointed! Alongside our visit, the Weymouth & Portland Armed Forces Day celebrations also start on Saturday when a display of historic military vehicles will gather at the Weymouth Pavilion forecourt and will remain on public display until they depart in convoy along the Weymouth Seafront to the Osprey Leisure Centre where an afternoon of 1940’s inspired entertainment, displays and exhibitions will take place. Privileged display parking along the Weymouth Esplanade in front of the iconic Jubilee clock has been organised for members and will be available from 10am – 6pm. Booking for this years Fish and Chip run is essential as places are limited! Places are available at £2.50 per vehicle and can be booked using the link below. Marshalls will be on hand to direct you to your parking place. We ask that everyone adheres to a 10mph speed limit and to follow instructions from the Marshalls. There will be holiday makers with children and pets in close proximity so your cooperation is appreciated. Bookings for the Weymouth Fish and Chip Run are now full. If additional places become available, they will be posted here. If you would like to contact us about this event or would like to volunteer to help please email
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    TRAX Donington - Sunday 1 July 2018

    They are being sent out this week by email.
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    Hi from Lancashire a new Exige Owner

    Welcome to the forum and to the Lotus Drivers Club. Glad to hear you're already enjoying ownership and look forward to meeting you at an event this year. Eddie's suggestion about TRAX Donington on July 1st is a good shout. Let me know if you'd like to book.
  23. Fish and Fritz 🐟 🍟 looks good as well
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    Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Drivetribe?

    Thanks John 😌