Firle Beacon

Firle Beacon

Firle Beacon

Welcome to Firle Beacon, the event where heritage and a passion for performance meet. Firle Beacon, sponsored by Peroni, takes place on Saturday 30th and Sunday 31st July 2022. Featuring Rally and Sprint courses, a Supercar paddock, historic cars, car clubs, local food, and exhibitors for all the family.

Firle Estate, located just East of Lewes, has a long history of hosting motorsport events. Amateur racers started charging up the hill from the end of the war up to the late sixties. The original hill climb hosted at Firle was set up by the Bentley Driver’s club in 1949.

Firle Beacon is now building on this heritage by developing a modern event for all motorsport enthusiasts to enjoy, in the beautiful surroundings of the South Downs National Park.

Car clubs with more than ten vehicles will receive one guest ticket per full ticket purchased and those with over twenty vehicles will be guaranteed one place in the Supercar sprint class. (Subject to complying with participation regulations.)

Car clubs will be located in the forward car parking areas and registration is for the weekend. (Please see attached map)

Event registration is charged per person.

Once registered you will be contacted by the event organiser to confirm accommodation details and updates prior to the event.

Please be aware that due to current COVID-19 restrictions imposed on hotels and restaurants, places on this tour are limited and, as is Club policy, taken on a first come first served basis. Once places are fulfilled, we will run a reserve list to offer places should they become available and restrictions allow. Please continue to watch our website for updates for this and all our events.

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!

Lotus Elan 60th Anniversary → On Saturday 27 August Elan owners will have the opportunity to take to the Silverstone circuit as part of a special anniversary parade lap, celebrating this milestone anniversary of the iconic Elan. Track parades are subject to weather conditions and the racing programme running to schedule on the day.

 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

Club tickets are now on sale for the Car Club Party of the year on the lawns of Blenheim Palace this coming September. We’re hugely excited to welcome you all back to celebrate the end of season automotive spectacular with fellow Lotus Drivers Club members and join more than 3,000 premium classic car enthusiasts at Salon Privé 2022.

The highlight of the event is of course the Salon Privé Club Trophy presented by Lockton Performance, offering the hand-picked single marque clubs the opportunity to compete for silverware. Club Secretary and Manufacturer Awards are up for grabs, with of course the ultimate Best Car Club Trophy being awarded to the best car on Blenheim’s lawns. Judging is subjective – just a fun day out in a beautiful setting and an opportunity for people who love cars to indulge themselves!

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.

Tickets for this year’s event qualify for the UK Government’s ‘creative industry tax relief’ and so are offered at a reduced VAT rate of 12.5% until 31 March 2022 (returning to 20% from 1 April 2022). So make the most of this early bird offer by securing your tickets now.