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Thank you to everyone who came along, we had an amazing time! We hope you all enjoyed it as much as we did. The Lotus Drivers Club had an amazing and enjoyable time in Pembrokeshire on one of their recent...
This weeks Throwback looks back to Sunday 18th May 1986 for the Castrol Lotus Drivers Club 13th National Sprint Meeting at Wellesbourne Airfield. Taken from the Wellesbourne Witterings by PJR Poured down the night before when Jon, Simon, Kevin, Smirthy, Eunice and...
Unbeatable driving courses from entry level through to the coveted Lotus Licence Held at the home of Lotus using the latest Exige and Elise sports cars Courses start from 12 August 2017 Drivers seeking the opportunity to experience the...
In a stunning new film launched today, Lotus Cars celebrates its anniversary in manufacturing outstanding sports cars, ahead of its 70th birthday event, by creating a unique logo on the test track at its HQ in Hethel....
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...
Bright sunshine fell on the north of Bedfordshire as the peace was shattered by the thunder of unsilenced nitro injected V8 monsters. By 10.30am the pits were full of exotic machinery, blown V8 "Pops", Funny Cars, Karts, Bikes, Clubman...
Most powerful road going Lotus sports car ever 0-60 mph in 3.7 secs, 430 hp and 1,258 kg 250 kg of downforce at maximum speed of 190 mph Just 60 editions planned for worldwide markets Available to order...
Calling on enthusiasts, collectors and car hunters worldwide, Lotus needs your help in tracking down the long-lost Lotus Mark I, the first car built by company founder Colin Chapman. As the British marque continues...
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...
In 2005 Lotus Sport, the performance division of Lotus Cars Ltd, developed the Lotus Sport Exige, a direct motorsport derivative of the successful Lotus Exige. The Lotus designed and engineered racecar was manufactured...
This popular event was, once again, blessed with a good attendance and superb weather – having had a great sunny day on track, a grateful and wry smile came across my face as I drove home in the evening...
Lotus Drivers Club Chicane Editor, David Tillyer, was interviewed yesterday by ITV Anglia about the upcoming Lotus Cars 70th anniversary celebration taking place on Saturday at Hethel and the search for the very first Lotus, the Mark I.
The final drive out of 2016 was attended by members and enthusiasts from across the country. The morning started in front of the Coventry Transport Museum and ended up in the afternoon at the Fosseway Garden Centre where everyone...
Rare and race-bred, the extreme limited-edition Lotus Elise Cup 260 packs the company’s passion for motorsport engineering into one of the most accomplished cars it has ever produced. Taking what’s widely regarded as the benchmark for intuitive handling and...
Marking its 70th anniversary, Lotus held a spectacular event to commemorate the significant milestone of founder Colin Chapman’s first Lotus, built in 1948. The home of Lotus in Hethel hosted 8,000 Lotus owners and enthusiasts...