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Tuesday

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June 2016

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Ragley Hall 40th Celebration

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The Ragley Hall Classic Car Show has been running for over 20 years. Arthur and Barbara have been involved from the early days organising the clubs attendance at the prestigious event held at Ragley Hall in Warwickshire. They are responsible for the way in which the event has grown year on year. This year we hosted a record attendance of over 60 Lotus Cars at the show on Sunday and it was very fitting for Arthur and Barbara to be invited to cut the clubs 40th anniversary cake. As a celebration of the clubs 40th it was also decided to group the 1970’s cars around the centre of the club display. With the weather in our favour a good time was had by everyone, especially members furry companions who were out in force. (more…)

Tuesday

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May 2016

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Epic Pembrokeshire Road Trip

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Thank you to everyone who came along, we had an amazing time! Great roads and a fantastic group of people! We hope you all enjoyed it as much as we did 😎

The Tenby Observer wrote:

The Lotus Drivers Club had an amazing and enjoyable time in Pembrokeshire on one of their recent ‘run to the coast’ road trips.

Using Saundersfoot Harbour as their base, they ventured along the Pembrokeshire coast and into the countryside, taking in some epic scenery on their way, including Manorbier, the Preseli Hills and St. Davids, to name just a few of the places they stopped off at.

There were 22 Lotus owners from around the United Kingdom who turned out for this epic road trip, including Newtown Lotus Cwmbran who made the journey to Saundersfoot in support with three of their newest Lotus models.

However, we have to agree that the award for the furthest travelled went to Britta and Roland who travelled over 800 miles from Hanover, Germany, in their Lotus Elise S1.

“Our weekend in Pembrokeshire has been a memorable success,” said Chris Jones from the Lotus Drivers Club. “It was great to see so many Lotus enthusiasts turning up to explore the Pembrokeshire coast, some for the very first time. Not only were we welcomed by some much relieved sunshine, but the Saundersfoot residents, visitors and businesses gave us just as warm a welcome.

“There has already been talk of returning next year, but for now we’re looking forward to our next adventure to Le Mans in July.”

The Lotus Drivers Club are indebted to David and Sian Boneham who did a great deal to organise the event, along with the Saundersfoot Harbour team who looked after them over the weekend.

A big thank you to the Gower Hotel, the Salvage Bar and the Old Chemist Inn for their accommodation and sustenance over the weekend, which was greatly appreciated.

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Wednesday

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January 2016

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The Fast Car Festival

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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.

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Friday

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June 2016

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Friday

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June 2016

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11th Serpentine Charity Run

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Sunday 26 June 2016

Open to all types of classic cars, sports cars and classic motorbikes the event will start from 9:30am at the historic Buxton Devonshire Dome (University of Derby, Buxton Campus SK17 6RY) and involve a route though the Peak District National Park and some of the UK’s most beautiful scenery. (more…)

Friday

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May 2016

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Mike Stripe 1952 – 2016

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We are very sad to announce that former Club Chairman Mike Stripe passed away peacefully last night (12/03/2016), surrounded by his family. An amazing Chairman and wonderful man! Our thoughts and prayers are with his friends and family at this very difficult time.

The Stripe family would like to inform you that the Funeral and Service of Thanksgiving for Mike will take place on Tuesday 24th May at 2.00pm at St Peter’s Church, Kineton, Warks, to which you are welcome to attend. This will be followed by a private burial. After the Service you are all warmly invited to make your way to the Kineton Station, Officers Mess where those attending the burial will join you for refreshments.

No flowers please, but donations for Myton Hospice, Warwick, and Cancer Research welcome. (more…)

Sunday

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May 2016

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Christmas Lunch

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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.

Cheque
If you wish to pay by cheque please make it payable to the Lotus Drivers Club and send to PO Box 102, Lydney, GL15 9AZ. The total amount and menu choices will be required by 6 November.

Book Online
You can book online by Credit, Debit Card or PayPal account.
Pay Deposit (£10) – Click here
Pay Full Amount (£28) – Click here

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.

Friday

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January 2016

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Tuesday

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January 2016

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Driving Adventures

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Thank you to everyone who has booked and will be joining us on one of our 2016 Driving Adventures. We can confirm that both trips are now full and we cannot accept any more entries. In total we will be joined by 41 cars, and we can’t wait!

2016 takes us into our 8th year of running bespoke driving adventures, creating memories to last a lifetime.
In 2016 we have 2 fantastic events taking place…

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Tuesday

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January 2016

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Silverstone Classic

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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

Monday

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January 2016

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Midlands Meetings

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Start the New Year off by joining us at one of our popular Midlands meetings. Our monthly meetings are open to all, whether you are a Lotus enthusiast, member of the club or just like going out and meeting friends.

As well as regular monthly meetings, there are also other local events organised throughout the year by the Midlands groups.

Second Sunday of the month from 9:00am – breakfast meeting at the Hilltop Farm Shop and Cafe along the Fosse Way from 9:00am. Hilltop Farm, Fosse Way, Warwickshire, CV33 9EL. For more information contact Eddie King: e.king@lotusdriversclub.org.uk

Second Monday of the month 7:30pm – Clock Warehouse at Shardlow from 7:30pm. Clock Warehouse Pub, Shardlow, Derby, DE72 2HL. For more information contact Kim Eaton: k.eaton@lotusdriversclub.org.uk

Second Thursday of the month 7:30pm – The Stag at Redhill from 7:30pm. The Stag at Redhill, Alcester Road, Redhill, Alcester, Warwickshire. For more information contact Arthur Clarke: a.clarke@lotusdriversclub.org.uk

More details can be found at http://lotusdriversclubonline.org.uk

Sunday

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January 2016

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Bruntingthorpe Success

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Once again we would like to say thank you and well done to all the drivers and everyone who helped out, supported and provided refreshments at the 2015 On Your Marks charity day held at the Bruntingthorpe Proving Ground. We are pleased to announce that in total £58,843 was raised for the nominated charities.

The Lotus Drivers Club have been proud supporters of this event since it’s beginning over 15 years ago. The clubs total contribution over the last 7 years alone has now exceeded £13,000. That’s over 2600 laps of the Bruntingthorpe Aerodrome in members cars!

Since the start of the On Your Marks charity day over 15 years ago, the event has now raised in excess of £428,000!

Charities that have benefitted include, Orchid, When You Wish Upon A Star, Piston Ring YMCC, Acorns, Skegness Childrens Home, Clic Sargent, Rainbow’s, LOROS, Wishes4Kids and others.

If you would like to get involved with the On Your Marks charity event on Saturday 6 August 2016, please register your support at www.lotusdriversclubonline.org.uk or find out more

Photo by Simon Lane

Friday

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January 2016

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Pembrokeshire Driving Adventure

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Thank you to everyone who has booked and will be joining us on one of our 2016 Driving Adventures. We can confirm that both trips are now full and we cannot accept any more entries. In total we will be joined by 41 cars, and we can’t wait!

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. We are also pleased to announce that we will be joined by Newtown Lotus Cwmbran. Let’s hope they bring the new Evora 400.

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

Friday

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January 2016

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Le Mans Classic Driving Adventure

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Thank you to everyone who has booked and will be joining us on one of our 2016 Driving Adventures. We can confirm that both trips are now full and we cannot accept any more entries. In total we will be joined by 41 cars, and we can’t wait!

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

Tuesday

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December 2015

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Bruntingthorpe Charity Rides

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Saturday 6 August 2016

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

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