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Group Lotus is delighted to announce two new senior appointments to its executive team, reporting to Lotus Cars CEO, Phil Popham. James Andrew joins from leading automotive and luxury communications agency, Influence Associates –...
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...
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...
The Lotus Drivers Club would like to say thank you and well done to all the drivers and everyone who helped out, supported and provided refreshments at this year's On Your Marks Charity Event at Bruntingthorpe sponsored by Asda. The Lotus...
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 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...
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...
No manufacturer has a model range like Lotus. Ferrari and Lamborghini supply haute-couture with cars that are faster but less agile. Pagani and Bugatti, in their pursuit of shock and awe, make cars that are both more powerful and...
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...
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...
The Lotus Drivers Club forum is such a useful tool. Our friend Eddie King posted up his intention to organise a club weekend away in the South West of England. It seemed a good idea to us to support...
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...
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...
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...