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  1. Join us on our Autumn Drive Out to the Black Mountains on Friday 6 - Sunday 8 October. Meeting in Shrewsbury, the birth place of Charles Darwin, the town centre is packed with timber-framed black and white buildings, steep narrow streets and alleyways. In fact it boasts over 600 listed buildings including the Castle, now a regimental museum and the world-famous Shrewsbury Abbey, home of the fictional Brother Cadfael. 6th October – Holiday Inn, Kew Green, Shrewsbury. Meet at the hotel for dinner arranged at a local restaurant. 7th October – Drive from Shrewsbury to Swansea via the Black Mountains – approx 116 miles. One of the finest driving roads in Wales the drive will pass through Clun, Llandrindod Wells and Landovery to name a few. Holiday Inn East, Swansea. Meet at the hotel for dinner. 8th October – Depart for home or spend some time in Swansea. Known as the city by the Sea and birthplace of Dylan Thomas, Swansea is the second largest city in Wales. Visit the maritime quarter and new SA1 development for a distinct waterfront feel whilst enjoying the restaurants, cafes & bars there. Take a guided cruise aboard the Copperjack boat on the River Tawe. Learn about the history and development of Wales at the National Waterfront Museum, or see the Egyptian Mummy at Swansea Museum. The nearby Dylan Thomas Centre has a permanent exhibition about the famous Swansea poet. The cost per couple is £154 based on a double room with facilities and breakfast. Tour route will be provided. Please email driving@lotusdriversclub.org.uk if you are interested in joining the drive out or for any further information. 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. The Supercar Weekend is the must-see family spectacular that brings some of the world’s most exclusive and desirable motors to Beaulieu. See a display of prestigious supercars and hear their distinctive engine notes as they unleash their horsepower on the demonstration run. The Supercar Weekend is a must for all supercar enthusiasts, providing an opportunity to get almost close enough to touch these impressive motors! You can see more photos of last year’s event here TICKET INFORMATION If you are a Lotus Drivers Club member and would like to take part in The Supercar Weekend, be that for one day only or the whole weekend, we’d love for you to join us. Simply book your free tickets before 2 July 2017 and we’ll be in touch with further details. 1 weekend package includes 2 x adult event tickets and 1 x vehicle display pass which includes access to The Supercar Weekend event, the Beaulieu museum and the drivers marquee which will be serving refreshments throughout the day. Book your free tickets: click here For more information please email s.mason@lotusdriversclub.org.uk
  3. I'm thinking of organisering a weekend tour down south Friday night to Sunday would you be interested.
  4. 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 i.francis@lotusdriversclub.org.uk. 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.
  5. Sunday 2 July 2017 Time: 9:00am – 5:30pm Hot off the heels of our record breaking 2016 event The Fast Car Festival makes a full throttle return to the iconic Donington Park on 2nd July 2017! This is the ultimate multi-marque car show capturing the essence of all that is great from the past, present and future of the motoring industry. Expect to see thousands of cars on display in the dedicated paddock zones from Supercars and Hypercars to perfectly restored barn finds, rallycross champions and quarter mile demons to vintage classics and everything in-between. Expect a jam-packed day with non-stop action at the famous Donington track as drivers follow in the footsteps of racing legends, as well as stunts and demos and not forgetting our large retail village! If you are a fan of everything four-wheeled and FAST this is the show for you! The Entry Fee for this year is £65.00 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 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 £15.00 per exhibit. Click here to book If you have any questions about this event or purchasing tickets please email m.edwards@lotusdriversclub.org.uk
  6. Saturday 24 June 2017 The annual Lotus Drivers Club Fish and Chip run to the coast was started 5 years ago in 2012 with the first run to Hunstanton. The event has grown in popularity each year since. This year on Saturday 24th June we will be visiting the largest seaside resort in Wales, Llandudno. Llandudno’s immaculate seafront, gracefully framed by two headlands, is a seaside classic. It’s a proper resort, with a pier, Punch and Judy and Donkey Man and even Alice in Wonderland. Privileged display parking along the promenade has been organised for members and will be available from 10am - 6pm. Members will also have the opportunity to drive along Marine Drive, 5 miles of masterly Victorian road building with stunning panoramic views across the sea to Anglesey and Snowdonia. The toll road is £3.00 per car, including parking at the summit of The Great Orme. There will also be an opportunity for those staying for the weekend to discover some of the greatest driving roads North Wales has to offer, such as the Evo Triangle and Capel Curig. For more information please contact driving@lotusdriversclub.org.uk Llandudno Promenade - please use the entrance opposite The Imperial Hotel LL30 1AP
  7. Sunday 28 May 2017 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 £4.50 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. Book online - click here Please ensure you select the Lotus Drivers Club from the top of the booking page. There has been some confusion caused by the online booking process this year with regards to the vehicle class option. If members of post 1996 vehicles would like to join the club stand, as in previous years, can you please select Class ‘G’ or ‘H’ during the booking process and then enter your registration number. The system will confirm your booking and we have been assured by the organisers that your ticket entry will be valid for post 1996 vehicles. For more information contact m.jaggard@lotusdriversclub.org.uk
  8. Thursday 11 May 2017 The date for this years introduction to trackdays and sprinting event is Thursday 11th 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. To secure your place please complete and return the entry form and submit your entry fee online. Download the Entry Form. All entrants to complete and return. Submit Entry Fee. Pay by credit / debit card or PayPal account. 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 Entry Fee £100 Lotus Drivers Club Members £120 non Lotus Drivers Club Members £25 per Additional Driver Entry fee includes breakfast, tea/coffee and lunch. For more information contact Martin Edwards: m.edwards@lotusdriversclub.org.uk Curborough is situated off the A38 trunk road between Burton on Trent and Lichfield in Staffordshire. The venue is Brown Signed once you are off the A38, and also the A515 from the West. Curborough track does not have a specific postcode, but you can use the one for the nearest property which is WS13 8EJ. If you are entering an address in your sat nav the circuit is in Netherstowe Lane off Wood End Lane. Curborough-Entry-Form-2017.pdf
  9. Join us on 31 March - 2 April 2017 in Hall 11 Stand 430 for the Practical Classics Classic Car and Restoration Show. Call 0844 858 6758 to book tickets or online at www.necrestorationshow.com 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 31 March – 2 April 2017! Discounted advance tickets for Saturday/Sunday are available for Lotus Drivers Club members. Click here for details. Please email admin@lotusdriversclub.org.uk if you are a member and unable to access the discount.
  10. 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 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 AGMNotice2017.pdf
  11. Sunday 12 February 2017 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 fill in the entry form below 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. 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: c.smith@lotusdriversclub.org.uk scalextric-entry-17.pdf
  12. Christmas Event 2017 - Poll

    Thanks all - as it seemed to be quite successful we think we may return in 2017 Any comments, on that idea...? Out of interest would anyone prefer an evening meal & dance, in preference to lunch? I can see pros and cons for both.
  13. Friday 28 – Sunday 30 July 2017 The Lotus Drivers Club will be returning to the Silverstone Classic in 2017 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, 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. It’s an event for the whole family. Join us for the whole weekend – one day just won’t be enough! To book your 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 17024SCC when booking online or by phone. Early Bird Car Club Display Packages: Available until 31st March 2017 Advance Car Club Display Packages: Available 1st April to 31st May 2017 If you have any questions about the ticket purchasing process please email s.mason@lotusdriversclub.org.uk