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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
‘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 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...
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...
In 2006 Bell & Colvill bought a former management car from Lotus and soon after this pretty yellow Elise 111R was purchased by Maxine Eley. It's often interesting to know what happens after the car has been sold, Maxine...
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...
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...
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:...
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...