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About T15EGR

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    Website & Social Media Manager
  • Birthday 09/28/1986

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    Male
  • Location
    Forest of Dean
  • Drives
    Lotus Exige V6 Cup

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    www.lotusdriversclub.org.uk

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  1. Wye Valley / Cumbrian / Pembrokeshire Driving Adventures The Wye Valley, Cumbrian and Pembrokeshire Driving Adventures, which were due to take place during the months of April and May, have unfortunately been postponed. Members who have booked for these weekends will be contacted individually.
  2. Practical Classics Restoration Show With the rapid development of the Covid-19 pandemic and after extensive discussions with all the show’s partners, Clarion Events Ltd has taken the difficult decision to postpone the forthcoming Practical Classics Classic Car and Restoration Show, with Discovery. Clarion Events Ltd is working with the NEC to find suitable options to reschedule the event. Tickets already purchased will be valid for the rescheduled date. Further updates will be issued once the organisers have more information to share. Ticket holders are advised to check the website and social media channels as well as monitor their inbox for newsletters. Lee Masters, Show Director, said: “The wellbeing of our visitors, exhibitors and staff is paramount. Therefore, we have taken the decision to postpone the event. This is an unprecedented situation and we ask for patience as we transition to the new date.” Sunday Scramble – Bicester Heritage Bicester Heritage has the made decision to postpone the next Scramble, due to be held on the 26 April, to a new date on the 21 June 2020. It was our intention to hold the second edition of our Super Scramble at Bicester Heritage on the 21 June, however this event will now be postponed until 20th June 2021, allowing us to hold the rescheduled April Scramble in its place. The nature of our Scramble and Super Scramble events, attracting more than 6,500 enthusiasts of all ages from across the UK and abroad, means that the postponement of these ever-popular events is the most appropriate decision to take at this time. Bicester Heritage is disappointed not to be able to go ahead with the original dates as planned, and we know that the rescheduling of both events will be sad news for the many event supporters who had made plans to attend, both enthusiasts and exhibitors alike. However, we feel that this is the best course of action at this juncture and we look forward to welcoming you to Bicester Heritage on the new event dates. At this time, our offices in The Station Armoury remain open and for the foreseeable future we will endeavour to continue with ‘business as usual’. We wish it to be known that the safety of our event attendees, specialists, exhibitors and traders is of paramount importance to Bicester Heritage and we will continue to closely monitor this unprecedented situation closely. Bicester Heritage wishes to reassure all Scramble Pass holders (purchased for the 26 April) that their current Passes will allow entry to the Scramble on the new date of 21 June 2020. If you would like to login to your Eventbrite account to check your Passes, please click here. If you are unable to attend the new Scramble date then you are entitled to a full refund. Refunds can be requested up until Saturday 13 June 2020. Should you wish your Pass to be refunded, please follow the steps set out by Eventbrite by clicking here.
  3. Updated 16 March 2020 - https://ldclub.uk/covid-19 Like many responsible organisations that organise and attend events, we are in the process of reviewing our event calendar for 2020 and making contingency plans around the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The Lotus Drivers Club remains committed to following the latest UK Government advice on events and public gatherings. Current government and public health advice states that all, non-essential social contact with other people should be avoided for the foreseeable future. We are also being advised to avoid pubs, which of course is a popular venue for many of our local club group meetings. Those at risk or with underlying health issues are being advised to self-isolate for a period of 12 weeks. Therefore, we are advising all local area groups and organisers to cancel or postpone their monthly meetings and local club events for the foreseeable future, in line with government advice. We urge you to watch the Lotus Drivers Club website and the advice links below for up to date information. We have a number of elderly members amongst us. If you know of any in your local LDC area, why not drop them an email or give them a call to chat Lotus for a while and make sure they have all they need. For those with underlying health issues, the next 12 weeks is likely to be a long and potentially lonely time. Also, don’t forget that members can keep in touch via our club forum and social media pages. For more information on COVID-19 visit www.who.int To view UK Government advice visit: www.gov.uk For NHS information visit: www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/ As our volunteer organisers announce their move to postpone or cancel certain events, we please ask that members support them in the decision. We will continue to monitor and follow the latest public health and government advice and encourage all members to maintain good levels of hygiene. We all have a part to play in minimising the spread of any kind of illness and we hope that none of this stops you driving your Lotus in 2020.
  4. It is with great sadness that Clarion Events has decided to postpone the Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show with Discovery. The event team have been continually monitoring the latest public health and government guidelines regarding the evolving COVID-19 situation and acting in accordance with their advice. The safety and wellbeing of our visitors, exhibitors, partners, contractors and staff is the most important factor and therefore the only action for all involved is to postpone. http://bit.ly/2xCuEdb Postponed With the rapid development of the Covid-19 pandemic and after extensive discussions with all the show’s partners, Clarion Events Ltd has taken the difficult decision to postpone the forthcoming Practical Classics Classic Car and Restoration Show, with Discovery. Clarion Events Ltd is working with the NEC to find suitable options to reschedule the event. Tickets already purchased will be valid for the rescheduled date. Further updates will be issued once the organisers have more information to share. Ticket holders are advised to check the website and social media channels as well as monitor their inbox for newsletters. Lee Masters, Show Director, said: “The wellbeing of our visitors, exhibitors and staff is paramount. Therefore, we have taken the decision to postpone the event. This is an unprecedented situation and we ask for patience as we transition to the new date.”
  5. Like many responsible organisations that run and attend events, we are in the process of reviewing our event calendar and making contingency plans around the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. At the moment all events in the LDC calendar will be going ahead, with the one exception below, until we receive further guidance or if event organisers and venues announce cancellation. The exception is our AGM scheduled for 5th April. Therefore, please be advised that we have taken the decision to postpone the club's AGM on 5th April 2020. We are issuing advice to our indoor event and area organisers. Clarion Events are continuing to monitor the latest public health and government advice and currently the Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show 2020 is taking place as scheduled. Should any further events need to be postponed as a result of the coronavirus outbreak, further details will be communicated immediately on our website, social media channels and email newsletters. We will continue to monitor and follow the latest public health and government advice and encourage all members attending club events or area meetings to maintain good levels of hygiene. We all have a part to play in minimising the spread of any kind of illness and we hope that none of this stops you driving your Lotus in 2020.
  6. If anyone is interested in applying at our AGM in April for one of the clubs officer positions please send us a message so we can provide you with a nomination form. Please can these be returned to us by the 31 March. Current vacant positions for 2020/21; deputy Chicane magazine editor, indoor events coordinator (inc the NEC Classic Motor Show / Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show). We welcome applications from any Lotus Drivers Club member, regardless of whether you have been involved with the club before or not. If you are an LDC member please do come and join us at the AGM on the 5 April at The Stag and let us know how we can improve the club for you. Bonus photo The London Classic Car Show
  7. It's a great little circuit and was also my first introduction to sprint/track driving, highly recommend it if you can. In terms of a noise limit, the club doesn't enforce one and I don't believe Curborough have ever monitored this for the clubs day either so you'll be fine
  8. Sunday 26 April 2020 Sunday 26th April sees the return of the Scramble open day to Bicester Heritage, the home of historic motoring with discounted entry and display parking for Club members. With over 40 specialist motoring businesses situated in a jaw-dropping location, this is an open day event unlike any other. See inside the workshops and showrooms at the freshly restored historic buildings of the former RAF Bicester, explore the unique site and take in its evocative atmosphere. Taking place on a Sunday morning, this event encourages historic motoring enthusiasts to get involved and bring their pre-1990 vehicle to join the eclectic display. From commercials to motorcycles, pre-War, veterans and modern classics, the mix is astonishing and ever changing. Nestled in-between the 1920s RAF buildings and tree-lined avenues, this location has a filmset quality and a buzz that is truly unique. Family friendly and laid back, the Scramble is a wonderful way to while away the hours on a Sunday morning in the company of some spectacular machines at the best-preserved WW2 RAF Bomber Station in the country. The pass (ticket) booking system for 2020 has been updated. Passes are per person and are now available in three ‘flights’, with the first two flights offered at discounted prices. Book early to make the most of the discount passes before the Final Flight takes off at full price. Children under 16 yrs are free. Well behaved dogs are welcome but must kept on a lead at all times. Passes for this event are only available in advance and will not be available on the gate on the day. Please book early to avoid disappointment. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Buy Club Member Vehicle Tickets – Type in DaisyCutter to the promo code box and click ‘apply’. Promo Code will be applied and show discounted pass. Select required number and follow purchase process which includes selecting the option to display with the Lotus Drivers Club. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The purchase price for each pass includes a 50p donation towards StarterMotor, a Bicester Heritage based charity with the sole intention of putting young enthusiasts in the driving seat. To find out more please visit www.startermotor.co. Refund Policy: Refunds are available prior to 7 days before the event date. Please access your Eventrbite account, select your Scramble ticket and request a refund.
  9. Welcome @Jordan90 and congratulations on your recent purchase. I remember that exact same feeling when I got my 06 Exige S (Chrome Orange) several years ago. It's a car you're going to enjoy and they are such great value at the moment and likely to hold their value well too. Look forward to meeting you Jordan. Have you considered joining us in Cumbria (clicky) in April?
  10. That's ok, I like being organised as well. To answer your question, yes, I believe @A7ESK has registered the club so as soon as we receive the booking details I'll get them posted up. Reckon it'll be a popular meeting this one.
  11. Friday 18 – Monday 21 September 2020 Fancy a drive in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales, home of Heartbeat and Fish & Chips? Then why not join us on our Mike Stripe Memorial Eventfor 2020. Accommodation has been reserved in Helmsley, just outside the National Park, for 2 nights from Friday 18 September. The rate for a double room with the usual facilities, including dinner bed and breakfast is £360 per room. For those who wish to stay longer, the option of Sunday night is available. There will be drive outs on both Saturday and Sunday to take in as much of the local scenery as possible; visiting Robin Hoods Bay, Goathland and Whitby – famous for Fish & Chips to name a few. 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 your new friends every evening in great hotels to dine and talk about your adventures that day and of course your pride and joy. Book Now Limited accommodation has been organised in Helmsley and is available to members. However, we can recommend alternative accommodation if there is sufficient demand. To confirm your place and to help us manage numbers please click on the link to submit payment. The Club charges £10 per car in order to cover the admin work involved in planning and setting up the weekend which is undertaken by our Club volunteers. For more information please email j.wilson@lotusdriversclub.org.uk
  12. Friday 29 May – Sunday 7 June 2020 Do you fancy driving your Lotus through epic scenery in the Black Forest, with lakes and mountains around every corner? If so then why not join us on our 10-day driving adventure of the Black Forest, Germany’s biggest nature park. Our driving adventure will take members along the elevated Schwarzwald Hochstrasse, the ‘Black Forest High Road’ and also on part of the popular ‘German Castle’ route. With sweeping sections of road, ideal for Lotus cars and dramatic switchbacks this will be a trip to remember. Locations will include Heidelberg, Freiburg, the Capital of the Black Forest, and the famous Baden-Baden. Departing on Friday 29 May from Dover and returning on Sunday 7 June. Accommodation has been arranged in good class hotels with suitable facilities. The approximate tour price based on two people sharing a double room with facilities, including ferry crossings, breakfast and six 3-course evening meals is £1,500 per couple based on todays exchange rate. Prices are subject to change and to local city taxes. Single room prices are available on application. 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 your new friends every evening in great hotels to dine and talk about your adventures that day and of course your pride and joy. Book Now To confirm your place and to help us manage numbers please click on the link to submit payment. The Club charges a non-refundable deposit of £10 per car in order to cover the admin work involved in planning and setting up the tour which is undertaken by our Club volunteers. Don’t miss out – places are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment. For more information please email j.wilson@lotusdriversclub.org.uk
  13. Yorkshire Lotus Drivers Club / Lotus Seven Club This is my inaugural welcome message to members of the LDC in N E Yorkshire region since agreeing with Colin Smith to take on the role of AR for the region. This, of course, is part of the collaboration of two car clubs, the LDC and the Lotus 7 Club, and, as joint AR for the N E Yorks area of the Lotus 7 Club, taking on the LDC role seemed a sensible thing to do. I've just sent out my regular monthly reminder to the 7 Club members of our monthly meeting and I hope that you will join us. The next one (always the 3rd Wednesday each month) is Wednesday 15th January 2020. It's held at the Gold Cup Inn, Low Catton, YO41 1EA. This is central to the members in our area at present, better for some than others of course. We tend to gather at 7'ish onwards, most eat, but it's not obligatory. There's usually upwards of 20 of us, plenty of couples, we're not a group of "beards" standing at the bar and are quite a sociable lot. I'm afraid this time of year our 7s are tucked in the garage and we resort to the tintop, although MX5s make an appearance. Just take it steady over the speed bumps on the pub drive if you come in something sporty. Just a couple of words of introduction. As a retired "old boy" I came late to the 7 party, but now have 2. A 270R ex-academy car used for track and sprints and a CSR200 for touring. We also have a 2006 Lotus Europa S, and I've been a member of LDC for a few years now, as well as Club Lotus. In my youth I've had an Elan+2, Europa TwinCam and (he says with tears in his eyes) an early Lotus Cortina. My car enthusiasm is mirrored by my wife who is current, but soon due to relinquish, chair of the 7 Club. I've been joint AR for this region with Adrian for the last couple of years. I've a few friends with Lotus running through their core and have been to various meetings in and around our area over the years, so we might have already met. This may not be the best time of year to meet up, but let's see how it goes. It will be good to get to know you. Roger Abbott Lotus 7 Club - Yorkshire
  14. Newlands Corner Breakfast Meeting - Third Sunday of each month from 9:00am Facebook Event Join us at the popular Newlands Corner Breakfast Meeting for some of the finest bacon rolls around. In collaboration with SELOC, this regular third Sunday of the month event has been running for 10 years and is a chance to gather with like-minded enthusiasts and a cross section of Lotus models. This is an informal gathering with no organised runs, just a chance to chat, look at the cars, take in the views and meet new friends. Join us from 9.00am at Newlands Corner when the cafe opens for bacon rolls. There is a charge for parking. The first 20 mins are free (although you still need to get a ticket) then £1.30 an hour. Payment by credit/debit card or mobile phone (extra fees apply) but not cash. To get the free 20 minutes press the green button on the ticket machine before entering payment. Photo courtesy of Del Harding
  15. Kent and East Sussex - Lotus Drivers Club / Lotus Seven Club Following some recent announcements of the collaboration between LDC and the Lotus Seven Club (L7C), I’d like to introduce myself, and issue a couple of open invitations. I’m Ian Bruce and I’m the East Sussex Area Representative (AR) for the L7C. I’m also the L7C link contact with the LDC for Kent and East Sussex. There are several L7C Areas that include parts of Kent and East Sussex, details of which can be found on the L7C website. Several of us attend more than one area meet, and they vary according to how the AR wishes to run them. All are generally very welcoming and sociable, are held in pubs on a weekday evening, and at most the majority most people have a meal from the pub menu whilst nattering about cars, and plenty of other topics! It’s fair to say most L7C members have Caterhams, and not many (if any sometimes) turn up in Sevens during the winter, as the meets are more of an excuse for a natter and social gathering. The East Sussex meeting I organise is held on the second Tuesday of the month at the Yew Tree Inn, Chalvington, BN27 3TB. People arrive from about 7pm and some are still there at closing time! So the first invitation is to come along and say 'Hi' at the next L7C ES meeting on Tuesday 14th January at the Yew Tree Inn. It would be good to meet up with some other Lotus Drivers, and also discuss how we can help each other with events, trips and meets for the coming year. The North Kent area meet is held at The Woodman, Ide Hill, TN14 6BU, and the AR Richard Brunero would be pleased to welcome any LDC members there from their Tuesday 4th February meet onwards. You may also see me there as well from time to time! I’m also involved in 'Kent 7s', which is not part of the Lotus 7 Club, but organises various 'blats', trips to car shows, events at Brands Hatch (often with hospitality), and trips further afield such as Le Mans Classic. It could well be that K7s can work with LDC members on these, and hopefully there will be LDC events that we can also participate in, so bring your diaries and ideas along on the 14th! As this is the first 'joint' meeting, if you’d like to come along please can you let me know so I can give the pub an idea of numbers for food. Finally, on the 14th we’ll be having an informal “Seven Swap” where you can bring along car related presents or raffle prizes that you don’t need, and can swap, sell or give them away to others at the meeting. Feel free to bring anything along, ideally marked with a price if you’d like to sell it, and we’ll see what turns up! Hopefully this has whetted your appetite for 2020 and Happy New Year to you all. Ian Bruce Lotus 7 Club - East Sussex