Thruxton Skid Pan

Thruxton Skid Pan

Thruxton Skid Pan

Returning in 2022 on Saturday 16 July is our popular Skid Pan day at the Thruxton race circuit.

Thruxton’s newly built skid pan is a wetted low grip facility that provides you with a safe and controlled environment to practice your sleek skills with very little wear and tear on the tyres or the car itself. Not only is this experience great fun, but more importantly a hugely worthwhile investment in your own and your passengers’ safety.

Be it the first time you’ve controlled a skid, tried steering out of danger, or sensing and recovering an unexpected aquaplane, skid pans are used to teach car control skills that you can only become proficient in from experience and practice. Thruxton’s experienced instructors and staff will be on hand to help you get the most from your time, be it in trying something that you’ve never had the chance to try, or in perfecting prolonged control of under and oversteer on the 45m diameter circle. An instructor will be outside giving detailed advice, instruction and encouragement via a two-way radio.

Available from £44, each session is 1 hour long, with a maximum of 6 vehicles per session to minimise waiting and maximise time spent looking through the side windows as you explore the limits of your Lotus. Spaces are limited so book early to avoid disappointment.

Thank you to LDC member Michael Guy for capturing these photos from our event in 2021.

For more information please email c.jones@lotusdriversclub.org.uk

Event registration is charged per car.

Please be aware that places on this event are limited. Once fulfilled, we will run a reserve list to offer places should they become available. Please continue to check the Club website for updates for this and all our events.

CarFest

CarFest

We are excited to be attending Camp CarFest North and Camp CarFest South.

CarFest is the UK’s biggest family fundraising festival in the UK – raising over £16 million to date. These events will once again bring together the best of cars, food and exciting music for members and families to enjoy. CarFest features a great line up of artists and bands that bring the main stage to life across the weekend.

Amongst the confirmed acts will be Ronan Keating, Sister Sledge, Mcfly, Natalie Imbruglia and Judge Jules in the North and Rag’n’Bone Man, Sophie Ellis Bextor, Olly Murs, Bjorn Again and Paloma Faith in the South.

Members can book to join us for both weekends with exclusive discounts available on entry for all the family along with a place for your Lotus on the Club stand alongside other members, close to the paddock and track action. For those that wish to stay on-site by camping, there is a discounted camping package exclusively for attending members.

CarFest North

22 – 24 July 2022

CarFest North is delighted to be back at Bolesworth, Cheshire. Bolesworth Castle sits in a beautiful parkland setting and provides CarFest North with a wonderful backdrop of lakes, rolling hills and trees.

The castle has been home to the Barbour family since 1856 and is at the heart of a 6,500-acre estate that is home to many small businesses (employing over 1,000 people). Bolesworth Estate also provides homes for local people and their farmers are amongst the best in the business, with plenty of dairy cows to eat all the lush Cheshire grass!

The venue for CarFest North is also home to horsepower of a different kind hosting one of the top show jumping events in the country.

For more information please email g.flanagan@lotusdriversclub.org.uk

Discounted camping on site

  • Camping pitch with no power – £165 + VAT
  • Caravan/Campervan pitch without power – £180 + VAT
  • Caravan/Campervan pitch with power – £220 + VAT

CarFest South

26 – 28 August 2022

Carfest South is very happy to be returning to Laverstoke Park Farm, Hampshire. The 2,500 acres farm, near Overton, is owned by ex-racing driver and 1979 Formula 1 World Champion Jody Scheckter.

Laverstoke is a family-run farm that combines 21st-century science with environmentally friendly farming methods to create a place that is both organic and biodynamic.

At the very heart of the farm, is its wonderful herd of Asian Water Buffalo. This rare breed of buffalo produces milk for the farm, which has won over a hundred awards for its produce over the years. Laverstoke Park Farm has over 1,500 ‘friendly and curious’ buffalo, alongside 400 cattle, 1,600 sheep and several hundred chickens, plus pigs and boars. The range of products made on the farm includes cheese, ice cream, biltong, ale and sparkling wine, all of which you can buy at CarFest.

For more information please email e.king@lotusdriversclub.org.uk

Discounted camping on site

  • Camping pitch with no power – £165 + VAT
  • Caravan/Campervan pitch without power – £180 + VAT
  • Caravan/Campervan pitch with power – £220 + VAT

The Classic – Silverstone

The Classic – Silverstone

The Classic – Silverstone

The Classic – Silverstone returns in 2022 over the August bank holiday weekend.
 
The Classic is a fabulous family festival with thrilling motorsport at its heart, incredible live music line-up, delicious festival food, and a packed programme of entertainment!

The Lotus Drivers Club will be returning to The Classic in 2022 and the necessary discount code to enable LDC members to secure the car club display package is now available. The package includes two general admission event tickets and one infield vehicle display pass for your Lotus, providing fantastic value.

The packed weekend of The Classic provides spectacular historic motor racing on the world-famous circuit, free access to the paddocks and grandstands, displays from over 100 car clubs featuring more than 10,000 classic cars over the weekend, plus interactive driving activities and dynamic demonstrations. There’s plenty of entertainment to enjoy too, with live music from headline acts, air displays, a vintage fun fair, and a shopping village… all included in the ticket price.

Over 1,000 classic cars take part in more than 20 races on the famous circuit – the best historic Grand Prix, Le Mans prototypes, Sports, GT and Touring Cars from across 80 years of racing. It’s an event for the whole family and provides the ultimate annual celebration of classic cars. Join us for the whole weekend – one day just won’t be enough!

Members who wish to display their Lotus in the infield display area must use the LDC discount code when booking online or by phone.

Our Club’s exclusive display package codes are:

TAX EXEMPT CLASSICS (Pre-1982) 043CCDP22

NON TAX EXEMPT CLASSICS (1982 +) 044CCDP22

The deadline for purchasing a car club display package is 31 May 2022.

If you need to change your vehicle details after purchasing a car club display package and the vehicle model still represents the club, please complete the online vehicle change form at https://theclassic.silverstone.co.uk/vehicle-registration-change-form

Salon Privé Club Trophy

Salon Privé Club Trophy

Salon Privé Club Trophy

Join the Lotus Drivers Club on Saturday 3 September 2022 for a closed, invitation-only club day for the UK’s premium marques at Blenheim Palace.

Having welcomed over 1,000 cars for the Salon Privé Club Trophy in 2021, we are delighted to announce its return of the ultimate car club gathering in 2022, with more exclusivity than ever; closed to the public and limited only to owners of marques present on the South Lawn. The Lotus Drivers Club paddock will consist of 100 spaces within the sensational Blenheim Palace grounds.

Owners will experience the spectacle of our club paddocks, then step onto the South Lawn for up-close access to the world’s finest brands. See the automotive industry’s latest releases, browse luxury brands, and explore the Classic Specialists lawn. In the centre of the South Lawn, on the Cricket Pitch, owners will find the Salon Privé Concepts & Prototypes Lawn with some of the most innovative new technology that the automotive world has to offer.

The Salon Privé Club Trophy adds an element of competition to the day. All Lotus in the Club Paddock are eligible for judging, with the Club Secretary and a representative from Lotus Cars selecting their two favourite cars. The shortlisted cars then form a central display feature for the day, with the awards ceremony to follow in the afternoon. Judging is subjective – just a fun day out in a beautiful setting and an opportunity for people who love cars to indulge themselves!

Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show

Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show

Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show

The Lotus Drivers Club are honoured to be invited to exhibit at this year’s Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, with Discovery, at the NEC in Birmingham from 12-14 November 2021.

This year we have been invited back to exhibit in the prestigious Hall 1 to form part of the main exhibition of the show alongside some of the world’s finest brands and iconic marques. The Club stand will feature at the heart of the show, and is a fantastic opportunity for us to highlight the Lotus marque and celebrate Lotus ownership. If you would like to volunteer to help on the stand or exhibit your Lotus with us, please get in touch with us.

Lotus Drivers Club members benefit from discounts on ticket prices for the show, including an additional discount this year for Friday. Make sure to use our Club Discount Code when you book. To access the discount simply get in touch by emailing info@lotusdriversclub.org.uk along with confirmation of your membership number and we’ll happily send you the discount information.

The exclusive advance ticket offer for members offers £4.00 off the Friday, Saturday and Sunday ticket prices when booked before midnight on Thursday 11 November 2021. Please don’t forget to hand your ticket stub to a member of our team on the Club stand so that we can benefit from a small commission.

Book tickets at www.necclassicmotorshow.com/club-tickets or by calling 0871 230 1088.

For Club members there is an exclusive advance ticket offer. To access the discount simply get in touch by emailing info@lotusdriversclub.org.uk along with your membership number and we’ll happily send you the discount information.

The exclusive advance ticket offer for members offers £4.00 off the Friday, Saturday and Sunday ticket prices when booked before midnight on Thursday 11 November 2021. Please don’t forget to hand your ticket stub to a member of our team on the Club stand so that we can benefit from a small commission.