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I have the privilege and honour of taking over Chicane from Simon, starting with the next issue. Simon has done an excellent job of running and managing what is undoubtably the best Lotus club magazine out there. I intend...
Substantial power increase to 430hp 920 kg and 467 hp per tonne 0-60 mph in 3.1 seconds, top speed of 180 mph Lightweight full carbon bodywork - exposed on the flanks Higher performance brakes and enhanced aerodynamics Limited...
‘Discrete’ is one word rarely applied to the Lotus Exige. It becomes a laughable notion when you gather three of them – plus a brand-new Bentley Continental GT and photographer Martyn’s lurid green ‘Elige’ – in one of the...
The origins of our club started in late 1976. It began when two or three Lotus owners met up at a pub (nothing new there then). One of the founder members was Gary Weston and being an enthusiastic friendly type it...
We have an exciting announcement to share! The Lotus Drivers Club has been shortlisted in 2 categories for the National Car Club Awards, which is to be presented alongside the Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show on March 24. Wish...
It's been a few years since we enjoyed the last Club Lotus Show at Donington so it was good to be back. Come Saturday morning the recently refurbished exhibition hall was once again packed full of trade stands, exhibitors and...
A few words about Mike Stripe, former LDC Chairman, 1952 to 2016 Mike stripe was an inspirational, witty, intelligent and knowledgeable man, particularly about the Lotus marque, who, as our Chairman, brought the Lotus Drivers Club back from the brink...
We are pleased to be announced as the official insurance partner of the Lotus Drivers Club. Routen Chaplin was established in 1961 and has a long history of providing car club insurance schemes serving both individual members and the commercial insurance needs of the car clubs...
Our next edition of Chicane will be the 100th in the clubs history. To mark this occasion we are planning a special commemorative edition. We will be interested in hearing your experiences of club life and in particular we want...
A few photos from this mornings breakfast meeting at the Hilltop Farm Shop and Cafe. We were also joined by BBC Coventry & Warwickshire reporter, Sally Johnson, as she attempts to complete the Gold and Treasure radio challenge. Listen at:...
The Lotus Drivers Club is extremely proud and grateful not only to be shortlisted for our first ever National Car Club Award but to be announced as the 2018 Winner of the award for Outstanding Online Presence by a Car...
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...
Marking a major milestone in the history of Lotus Group International Limited (LGIL), the company finishes the financial year 2016/17 on plan. Lotus closed the year with positive EBITDA of £2.0m, a major achievement compared to 2015/16 where a...
Unique Jim Clark special edition Evora GT410 Sport created to raise funds for the Jim Clark Trust Based on Clark’s famous Lotus Elan S2 road car with matching colour scheme and trim Unveiled at the Goodwood Festival of...
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...