Introduction to Sprinting and Track Driving 2014, Get Involved with Grassroots Motorsport, LDC Members Sojourn in Spa, Goodwood Revival 2014, On Your Marks Charity Event, Scottish Snippets, Lotus Type 102 and more!

Time has flown past this summer with many a Lotus event under our belts. Photographs from a selection of which can be found within these pages. I particularly enjoyed the Piston and Props event in late September – the first time we have attended as a club and definitely a gem to attend again next year. Speaking of next year we also include in this issue our draft calendar of events, so now’s the time to transfer information to your shiny new 2015 diaries.

There is a “get competing” approach to this issue as Ian and Colin write about the experiences of our Sprint day early in the year. Guest writer Nick Cook from the Harrow Car Club follows on with how we can enjoy the thrill of competing safely and inexpensively in our roadgoing Lotuses and to round off Margaret Mayhew gives an account of LDC members’ experiences at Spa Francorchamps.

Also included are our regular contributions from Mike, Jim and Andy as well as a “Run Around” that takes us West into Somerset. I hope to see many of you at our Christmas lunch, but until then enjoy your driving.

Simon Hough – Chicane Editor

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