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  1. CAM

    Lotus Cup Europe

    Sorry Guys, I was being selfish. Just because I won't be at the next round (were at Le Mans) some of you might want to go, so here is the calendar. 8-9th July Spa Francorchamps 25hr Fun Cup 27-28th August Brands Hatch GP Lotus Festival 16-18th September Zolder FIA Truck Grand-Prix 8-9th October Le Mans 24 Heures Camions Check out www.lotuscupeurope.com
  2. Sunday 11 December 2016 This year our Christmas Lunch will be held on Sunday 11 December at 12:00pm at the McDonald Ansty Hall, Ansty, Coventry CV7 9HZ. Lunch is £28.00 per person and a £10.00 per person deposit is required to secure your booking. Menu Please send your menu choices to i.francis@lotusdriversclub.org.uk by 6 November. Download the Menu. If you wish to stay overnight the hotel are offering double rooms from £93.00 per room, bed and breakfast. Click here to book or call 0344 879 9031.
  3. 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 2016 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. For more information contact Eddie King: e.king@lotusdriversclub.org.uk Club Discount Tickets Club offer applied to Saturday or Sunday tickets booked in advance only and include free entry to the classic motorbike show. Club Single TBC, Club Family TBC. Click here for discount details or email admin@lotusdriversclub.org.uk Call or book online 0871 230 1088 www.necclassicmotorshow.com Members code . http://classicmotorshow.seetickets.com/event/the-lancaster-insurance-classic-motor-show/nec/978241?OfferCode=EXHIBITOR16
  4. Join us for this year’s Footman James Sywell Classic – Pistons and Props motoring festival, combining historic racers, hot rods and motorbikes with classic planes and vintage music to create a fantastic two-day event, celebrating classic motoring on the ground and in the air. Watch amazing live action on the transformed ‘Racing Runway’ and ‘Sprint Strip’ with iconic Formula 1 cars, Group B Rally cars, Hot Rods, Dragsters and Motorcycles all in action throughout the weekend. Up in the skies; expect to see a variety of breath taking aerial displays & acrobatics from a variety of display teams. Live Music will be played throughout the weekend with a superb line of bands performing in the Footman James sponsored Scarf & Goggles bar With a vintage fun fair and shopping village, make a weekend of it as camping packages are available. It’s a great weekend for all the family. For more information contact Chris Mayhew: c.mayhew@lotusdriversclub.org.uk  
  5. Entries for the Pembrokeshire Driving Adventure are now full.   Join the Lotus Drivers Club for the Pembrokeshire Driving Adventure from Friday 15th - Sunday 17th April 2016. 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. More details will be available in the New Year including how to book your place and accommodation. **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**   There is no entry fee but participants are required to be members of the Lotus Drivers Club. UK Membership is £29 and includes all the additional benefits of being a member including a subscription to our Chicane Magazine. More information on joining can be found here. For information and to book contact driving@lotusdriversclub.org.uk or add you name to a post below.     Take a look at the 2 driving events we have planned for next year... https://slate.adobe.com/cp/Zur3j/
  6. The date for the ASDA charity event called “On Your Marks” is Saturday 6th August. The Lotus Drivers Club are once again taking part in this extraordinary charity transport event, with the chance to give members of the public a fast and thrilling ride around a 2 mile circuit. All proceeds go the children’s charities. Other car clubs which attend this event include the Viper owners club, Corvette owners club, Nissan Skyline club, GT40 owners club, TVR owners club and the Subaru owners club. Amongst other attractions there are fairground rides and the opportunity to drive an ASDA lorry around the circuit. The fact is, on your marks has got bigger year on year ,and is Bruntingthorpe’s event of the year with 10,000 people or more and most of them are families having the day of there lives’. Some of them fulfilling life long dreams and wishes. In 2014 the Lotus Drivers Club raised a successive record breaking amount of £3,053 for the nominated charities. That’s over 600 laps of the Bruntingthorpe Aerodrome in members cars! The clubs total contribution over the last 7 years has now exceeded £13,000 to the nominated charities. Each year members continually impress the shows organisers by their determination to succeed in raising as much as possible. It seems that each year more and more people get involved and this year was no exception. Although the drivers do a sterling job, the day wouldn’t be able to run without those manning the club gate selling tickets, the efficient pit crew safely getting the passengers in and out of the cars and of course the tea and coffee makers. For further details contact Martin Edwards: m.edwards@lotusdriversclub.org.uk  
  7. We’re pleased to announce that the Lotus Festival will be back at Brands Hatch for 7th time over the late August Bank Holiday weekend, the 27th-28th. Building on the excellent 2015 Festival, we expect the event will grow and are delighted to have Lotus Cup Europe headlining the event once again. We look forward to welcoming you there! The Lotus Festival at Brands Hatch is a celebration of Britain’s most charismatic sportscar marque and its illustrious heritage spanning over 60 years. From coveted cars to Formula 1 glories, Norfolk’s famous brand will be on display. On track, demonstrations of famous racers, rally and road cars will be complemented by superb action from Lotus races series with a packed support bill. Meanwhile trade stands and club displays presenting the very best from the iconic brand makes this a weekend to remember on a track that has provided many of the marque’s most glittering moments. Tickets   The Lotus Drivers Club will be attending the Brands Hatch Lotus Festival. Book your discounted tickets for the Brands Hatch Lotus Festival and join us there on our club stand! If you wish to contact us about the event or club stand please email c.mayhew@lotusdriversclub.org.uk
  8.   Saturday 30 – Sunday 31 July 2016   The Fast Car Festival, an all-new show with a festival feel and a wide variety of performance car action is set to be a must-attend event in the 2016 show season when it takes place next summer. The all-new show takes place on the last weekend in July and will feature cars from all over the world, with the honoured marque for the inaugural event being Lotus. Yet as well as the cars, the focus is as much on having fun, with a live stage and a full-on festival atmosphere. Among the highlights of the show will be displays, live demonstrations and car collections from around the world, filling Donington’s vast infield and paddock areas. There will also be the finest classic, performance and motorsport machinery from all manufacturers, along with a significant club display area. One of the most prestigious clubs, Supercar Driver, will have a large presence at the event, bringing along their members’ finest hyper and super cars. Bugatti Veyrons, Pagani Zondas and Koenigseggs line up alongside Ferrari 458s, Porsche 911 Turbos and Lamborghini Huracans. The TVR Car Club and the Lotus Drivers Club will head up the British paddock, with the finest performance marques from around the globe fighting for attention at Donington.   The high-octane event will offer a weekend of sights, smells and sounds from performance motoring past, present and future. The famous Donington circuit will see plenty of track action, with performance cars of all shapes, ages and sizes being put through their paces to please the crowds. Be it classic, retro, current or future, if it’s fast and has four wheels, then it will be found at The Fast Car Festival. Hot hatches, sports and hypercars and even the future of performance from Formula E racers will take to the track. With hot laps from machines as diverse as American muscle through to circuit and drift racers, the variety of vehicles on track will be huge. Show goers will also be able to take their own vehicle out in a number of public track sessions. There’s also the chance for an unforgettable thrill ride, by hopping into the passenger seat of some of the world’s fastest and rarest super cars for a few adrenaline-filled laps of the former F1 circuit. Away from the thrills and spills of the track, visitors will be able to soak up the atmosphere of the festival, with music, food and dress evoking every great motoring nation and trend from across the world. There will be vast club areas within the infield, where you can browse hundreds of the finest, rarest, fastest and priciest cars around. Meanwhile, over at the main stage there will be live music and interviews with motoring celebrities, along with an ‘experts’ quiz team, taking on the most knowledgeable show goers in an Eggheads-style challenge. The main party will get underway on the Saturday night, though, with licensed bars and a brilliant selection of live bands, followed by appearances from club DJs and an evening of party music. The Fast Car Festival is brought to you by the team behind the world famous TRAX and Japfest events and looks set to be one of the most entertaining, original and enthralling shows in 2016. For more information contact m.edwards@lotusdriversclub.org.uk
  9. Friday 29 – Sunday 31 July 2016   Join us for Silverstone Classic 2016 The packed weekend of the Silverstone Classic provides spectacular classic motor racing on the world famous circuit, impressive track parades, infield displays from over 100 car clubs featuring more than 10,000 classic cars, plus interactive driving activities and dynamic demonstrations. There’s plenty of entertainment to enjoy too, with live music from headline acts, aerial displays, a vintage fun fair, and a shopping village. 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! Tickets and Club Display Area   The Lotus Drivers Club will be attending the Silverstone Classic over all three days of the event and members can take advantage of the car club display package which includes two adult general admission event tickets and an infield vehicle display pass, allowing you to display your Lotus on the club’s stand inside the heart of the event. To book your tickets for the Silverstone Classic click here or phone 0871 231 0849   Lotus Drivers Club members who wish to display their Lotus in the club display area must quote our discount code, SCC16060, when booking. Early Bird Promotional Price   Take advantage of the Early Bird promotional prices (available until 31st March 2016). If you need further information on how to book your place on the Lotus Drivers Club display area please contact c.mayhew@lotusdriversclub.org.uk  
  10. 2016 will be our 8th year running driving adventures into Europe, creating memories to last a lifetime. Join us on a very exciting trip to the Le Mans Classic next July and then visit Brittany and the Normandy beaches. The trip will depart on Wednesday 6th July from Portsmouth to Caen on the overnight Brittany Ferries sailing, followed by 4 nights in Saulges, just 50 minutes to the west of Le Mans. The return overnight ferry will depart from Caen on Monday 11th July. If the Le Mans weekend isn't enough then why not add on an additional 3 nights in Landernau, 1 night in Saint-Brice-en-Coglès and 1 night in Sainte-Mère-Église to complete a wonderful tour of Brittany and the Normandy beaches. Accommodation has been reserved in good class hotels, some with a swimming pool and all with private secure en-site parking. The cost based on two people sharing is approx £850 for the 4 night tour and £1200 for the complete tour. Both prices include overnight ferry crossing, inside cabins, accommodation and continental breakfast. The 4 night tour also includes two evening meals and the extended tour includes a further 2 evening meals. Prices for single rooms are available on request and subject to availability. **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 suggessted route. You will be expected to find your own way there with your own map, sat nav and/or carrier pigeon** For info and to book contact driving@lotusdriversclub.org.uk Take a look at the 2 driving events we have planned for 2016... https://slate.adobe.com/cp/Zur3j/
  11. For the past seventeen years the Ragley Hall Classic Car Show has been one of the most popular events on the Lotus Drivers Club calendar. In the last few years we have 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 £3.50 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 10.30 am on each day – vehicles arriving after that time will be charged the normal entrance fee. Members wishing to display their cars must let us have their entry fee and vehicle details by 2 May 2016. Ragley Hall Entry Form 2016
  12. The date for this years introduction to trackdays and sprinting event is Thursday 19th of May. 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. The entry form and details of this event will be available to download soon. This event is run by the clubs competition secretary, Ian Francis, and is highly recommended. 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 Download the Curborough Introduction to Sprinting Entry Pack. All participants to complete and return. Entry Fee including Breakfast, Tea/Coffee, Lunch, Afternoon Tea/Coffee and Cakes £100 Lotus Drivers Club Members £120 non Lotus Drivers Club Members £25 per Additional Driver Book now! For more information contact Ian Francis: i.francis@lotusdriversclub.org.uk CurboroughEntry2016.pdf
  13. There is also a Vintage Vehicle and Classic Car Festival at Quorn Station on Sunday 15th May to which all Lotus drivers are welcome. There will be steam trains up and down the line all day with reduced priced tickets for our drivers. Anyone interested contact g.edwards@lotusdriversclub.org.uk. I already have several entries but do need to know numbers so I can book enough space for our cars.
  14. 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 membership card only or 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 8th 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. For more information contact Colin Smith: c.smith@lotusdriversclub.org.uk
  15. Come and see us on March 5 and 6 in Hall 11 Stand 530   Officially the UK’s fastest growing classic car event, over 19,000 enthusiasts joined us for the Practical Classics Restoration & Classic Car Show, 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 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 Silverstone Auctions, live demonstrations, and over 650 cars on display, don’t miss the classic motoring scene’s season opener on 5th and 6th March 2016   Practical Classics Restoration & Classic Car Show 5-6 March 2016, The NEC, Birmingham Call 0844 858 6758 to book tickets or online at www.necrestorationshow.com   For Club Members there is an advance ticket offer – see the PCR&CCS club ticket advert here for details and discount codes. If you can’t access the discount information please email admin@lotusdriversclub.org.uk   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=olQmRYHL3uc
  16. 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 welcomeTeams to have 2 driversNo race experience requiredTea, coffee and buffet lunch includedEnviable silverware prizes for numerous categoriesHow to Enter   1. Nominate your team of 2 drivers and fill in the entry form below under a suitably witty and relevant team name. Send the entry form below, along with your entry cheque, to the race organiser (see entry form for details). 3. Your £5 per driver entry fee covers your race entry, all refreshments and lunch. 2. Turn up at Warmington Village Hall at 10am on Sunday 21st February, 2016. Race Day Program   10:00 Driver’s signing on from 10:00 with Tea & Coffee 10:30 Practice laps 11:00 Racing starts – all heats and opening rounds 13:00 Lunch break 14:00 Racing finale – semi finals and the Grand Final 15:00 Tea, coffee and “Light refreshments” 15:30 Prize giving 16:00 Meeting closes   For more information contact Colin Smith: c.smith@lotusdriversclub.org.uk  
  17. We are planning another Film Show on 31st Jan 2016 at Warmington Village Hall. The hall is booked so we just need to know numbers for the sandwich lunch. Warmington is just south of Gaydon just off the M40 in Warwickshire   All those interested please add your name to the list:   1     Chris & Margaret Mayhew
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