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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...
Relentless in its development of world-class sports cars, Lotus has unveiled the new Evora GT410 Sport to complete the revised line-up of Hethel’s fastest model. Launched in Lotus’ 70th year and ahead of its anniversary celebrations, the new Evora GT410...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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:...
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...
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...
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...
Thank you to everyone who joined us at today's Christmas lunch, celebrating another successful year full of fun and adventure 🎄 We're already looking forward to 2017!
A very special Throwback Thursday this week! This photo was taken at the 1985 Classic Motor Show at the NEC in Birmingham. The photographed Lotus Europa Special apparently now resides with its new owner in Japan but was originally...
It's DRIVETRIBE launch day! Find out what it's all about, join our tribe, and start sharing your Lotus driving adventures with us. Mobile apps will also available today to download. iOS https://appsto.re/gb/PV6yfb.i Android https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.drivetribe