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  1. 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 final amount (£19) (members who have paid the deposit) 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
  2. Friday 4 – Sunday 6 October 2019 October will see the Lotus Drivers Club return to Wales for a second Driving Adventure of the year along the distinctive coastline. Area organisers, David and Sian, will be treating members to some great driving roads exploring the best of West Wales. The weekend will begin in the seaside village of Aberdovey with an evening meal and a chance for old friends to catch up and new friends to be made. Saturday will see members explore the rugged coastline of West Wales before heading inland to Blaenau Ffestiniog for a unique tour of the Llechwedd underground slate caverns. For the brave there’s also an opportunity to experience the fastest zip line in the world, and the longest in Europe, where you can experience speeds in excess of 100mph! A return journey through the Snowdonia National park via Bala and Trawsfynydd is sure to provide stunning scenery around every corner. Members will be departing Aberdovey after breakfast on the Sunday morning which will allow plenty of opportunity to either explore the area further or find a scenic route home. Prices and booking details will be available soon. If you are interested in joining us in October please complete the booking form: click here For more information please email 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.
  3. Saturday 7 – Sunday 15 September 2019 The Lotus Drivers Club would like to invite you to join us on a tour of Western Ireland, where a backdrop of mountains is sure to provide some of the best and most dramatic aspects of the Irish landscape and where roads wander along a coastline studded with islands, unexpectedly white beaches and intriguing old villages. If you haven’t had the good fortune to experience one of the clubs popular Driving Adventures, we can assure you that you won’t be disappointed. They provide a driving experience where like-minded enthusiasts can drive their cars through beautiful scenery on some of the best driving roads enjoying great company along the way. Catch up with new friends in the evening to dine, drink and talk about your adventures that day and driving encounters from the past. Members taking part in this tour will depart from Holyhead on Saturday 7 September and will return one week later on Sunday 15 September, staying in good class hotels with facilities to suit. The approximate cost is to be confirmed. Please contact Jennie Wilson to register your interest and to find out more by emailing 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.
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    Chicane 114

    Any day now.. along with the 2019 calendars 📆
  5. Saturday 27 April – Saturday 4 May 2019 In May of 2009 club members embarked on a trip to visit the German village of Söhlde to celebrate the grand opening of an English style Art Cafe, named The Barn, by member and proud Lotus Elise S1 owner, Britta Poloczek. The celebration hosted around 300 guests and as well as members cars also included a Lotus Super Seven, Caterham, Morgan Plus 8 and a handful of Minis alongside bikes such as a Triumph, Norton, BSA, Royal Enfield, Harley Davidson and more. In 2019 the club is planning a return visit to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Kunstcafé The Barn. Sailing will be overnight from the port of Harwich on the evening of Saturday 27 April, docking early Sunday morning at the Hook of Holland. A nights accommodation will be planned for Sunday before arriving in Söhlde for 3 nights, where local accommodation has been arranged. Whilst staying in Söhlde there’ll be plenty of opportunity to explore and enjoy the local area such as the medieval town of Goslar situated in the Harz Mountains and not forgetting the anniversary celebration itself on Wednesday 1 May, which is not to be missed! After leaving Söhlde another nights accommodation will be arranged for Thursday before returning to Harwich from the Hook of Holland on an overnight sailing on the evening of Friday 3 May. 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. We look forward to sharing this trip with you and hope that you can join us. To find out more or to register your interest in joining this trip please email Limited places are available.
  6. Thanks guys. Ferry crossings and the hotel near Söhlde have been confirmed. If anyone is still interested in joining us next April please get in touch.
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    Hi, New Member from Northamptonshire

    Hi Mark. Welcome to the Lotus Drivers Club and congratulations on the purchase of your Elise. It would be great to see you next year in Pembrokeshire, it's a highlight of the year for us and one we simply can't miss.
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    Tool Kit Elise S2

    A few years ago I stupidly left the locking wheel nut on the wheel of my S2 Exige and drove off down the road, never to see it again (I did try to find it) 😫 @Aimee at Silverstone Lotus used the set they had in the workshop to determine which replacement locking nut needed to be ordered. After a few attempts we found the right one and ordered a replacement. Alternatively, they can request an archive search from the Lotus Factory, at the time was £10.00 +vat, which will give you the original key number as long as it hasn't been changed.
  9. Nice one Eddie. I really wish I could attend this one so would appreciate any photos.
  10. These short posts are really informative Kim. You should write some of these for Chicane.
  11. Join us on 22 – 24 March 2019 for the Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show, with Discovery. If you’re paying a visit, head to the Lotus Drivers Club stand to see a selection of members restored cars whilst enjoying a fresh coffee. Officially the UK’s fastest growing classic car show and hailed the ‘friendliest of car shows’, the Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show, with Discovery, truly is Spring’s best classic car show. Taking place in March, this year’s show attracted over 28,000 visitors across 3 days, and brought together all aspects of classic motoring. Walking through the halls, visitors were greeted by cars of all marques in various states of repairs; from rusty barn finds, through to concourse quality with everything in between. Exclusive club discount tickets are available for Saturday and Sunday for Lotus Drivers Club members: click here. If you’re a member and unable to access this link please email us at and we’ll happily send you the club discount details. To book tickets for the 2019 Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show, with Discovery call 0844 858 6758 or visit
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    Silverstone Classic - 26 - 28 July 2019

    Yes, they've been invited to join us next July at Silverstone. Looking forward to attending myself after a few years away from the event.
  13. Friday 26 – Sunday 28 July 2019 The Lotus Drivers Club will be returning to the Silverstone Classic in 2019 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 CCD00432019 when booking online or by phone. If you have any questions about the club stand at the Silverstone Classic or the ticket purchasing process please email Super Early Bird Car Club Display Packages: Available until 31st December 2018 Early Bird Car Club Display Packages: Available 1st January until 31st March 2019 Standard Car Club Display Packages: Available 1st April to 31st May 2019 If you need to change your vehicle details after purchasing a car club display package and the vehicle model still represents the club, please complete the online vehicle change form before 31st May at
  14. 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)
  15. Sunday 6 January 2019 Join us for the first Sunday Scramble of the year taking place on 6th January – a great way to clear the head and the engine! Buy Club Member Vehicle Tickets - LDC Discount Code LDCJA19 Click on the ‘Enter Promo Code’ link towards the top of the ‘Tickets’ block on the booking page and input your club discount code LDCJA19. The club ticket option will then become visible in the list of ticket options for you to select. Please note, if the Classic Vehicle ticket is purchased instead of the Club Vehicle ticket, there will not be a space allocated in the club parking display area. Founded in 2014 the Sunday Scramble began as a ‘cars and coffee’ get together amidst the early stages of our restoration works. Four years on and the Sunday Scramble is an event of national repute, attracting enthusiasts from across the UK and Europe, offering the opportunity to explore the former RAF Bicester base, the restored wartime buildings and the specialists businesses based here. Starting with some 100 visitors at the first Scramble in 2014, the event has grown significantly with over 6,000 visitors gathering at Bicester Heritage for the ‘Drive It Day’ Scramble, April 2018. Having been off limits to the public for the best part of one hundred years in the hands of the RAF and MOD, historic vehicle owners and enthusiasts can now drive through the gates to this once hidden location and spend a Sunday morning freely exploring the Technical Site, specialists businesses based here and bring their own vehicles to add to the diverse display of machinery that makes this event so spectacular.
  16. Friday 9 – Sunday 11 November 2018 Lancaster Insurance NEC Classic Motor Show Come along and see the Lotus Drivers Club on stand number 360 (Hall 2). Every year this traditional ‘season grand finale’ for the classic car scene attracts many tens of thousands of enthusiasts from all over the UK, Europe and even further away. The show celebrates all ages, marques and models. The veteran, the vintage, the classic and the future classic, with a huge and diverse display of 1000 cars ranging from the most accessible popular classics through to the thoroughly outrageous and rare exotica. The Classic Motor Show brings together the whole motoring spectrum in this unique annual celebration of the car. Along with the huge car displays, the show hosts the biggest single gathering of UK companies and traders offering every conceivable product and service to the classic car owner/enthusiast plus some superb and unique show features. Once again in 2018 the Lotus Drivers Club will have a display at the NEC Classic Motor Show. Come and see us, you’ll be able to get some great photo’s of the cars and LDC members will be on hand to answer any questions about the cars, ownership and our forum. Call 0871 230 1088 to book tickets or online at For our Members there is an exclusive advance ticket offer. Please email for details and discount codes or click here. Club ticket (adult 16 years+) offer only applies to Saturday and Sunday and only when booked in advance. Club single ticket offer is limited to four tickets per member and the club family ticket offer is limited to one family ticket per member. A family ticket admits 2 adults and up to 3 children (5-15 years). Hand in your ticket stub or print-at-home voucher to your club’s stand and they will benefit from a commission. Calls cost 13ppm plus standard network charges. All bookings are subject to a single transaction fee of £1.95. Tickets include a free show guide. Entry to the auction requires purchase of a catalogue. See website for all information. All information correct at time of publishing.
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    LDC Calendar 2019

    Taking pride of place on the front cover of the Lotus Drivers Club calendar for 2019 is a photo taken in The Pyrénées National Park by Sue Harding. Order your calendar The A4 calendar includes provisional dates of national club events and area meetings for 2019. We hope you’ll enjoy having the calendar and selected photos on your wall. The Lotus Drivers Club Calendar for 2019 costs £5.00 including UK delivery. Postage to EU countries will cost an extra £2.75 Lotus Drivers Club members receive a complimentary calendar as part of your membership. Join the Lotus Drivers Club
  18. Friday 3 May - Monday 6 May 2019 We’re excited to announce that the Lotus Drivers Club will be returning to Saundersfoot in 2019 for another Driving Adventure along the Pembrokeshire Coast. Started back in 2016 by David and Sian, this annual Driving Adventure has become one of the clubs most popular and successful events. The weekend will cover parts of Pembrokeshire from the seaside town of Tenby in the South, along the coast to Sprinkle Haven, St David’s, Fishguard and The Preseli Hills and Mountains in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. We aim to supply a mix of breathtaking driving roads and scenic view points. Limited accommodation has been reserved at The Gower Hotel in Saundersfoot, available exclusively to members for £80.00 (double room) until 31 January 2019. To book please phone 01834 813452, quoting the Lotus Drivers Club. There is a variety of alternative accommodation available in Saundersfoot which can be found by visiting Secure overnight parking will also be available in Saundersfoot Harbour all weekend for those attending the event. Prices and booking details will be available soon. If you are interested in joining us in Saundersfoot please complete the booking form: click here For more information please email
  19. Pay final amount (£19) (members who have paid the deposit)
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    Pembrokeshire - 3 - 6 May 2019

    Tash and I will be coming back from Germany that weekend but we’re planning to meet you all Saturday evening. On another note, the Saundersfoot development looks interesting David. The future’s looking good for the area:
  22. Thursday 14 March 2019 The Stag, Redhill, Alcester, Warwickshire, B49 6NQ. AGM to start at 8:00pm 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. 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 2019 (available soon) For more information contact Lotus Drivers Club Chairman, Colin Smith:
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    Caffeine & Machine Opening - 27 October 2018

    The weekend was their grand opening but they are now open midweek until 11pm. I'd highly recommend stopping by for a coffee or a beer. We're hoping it'll be a unique venue for several meetings next year and I for sure will be heading back.
  24. Would be good to see a few members at the opening next weekend of Caffeine & Machine. Reckon it’ll make a great venue for meets in 2019. We’ll be heading up for this. A short preview by MrJWW