LDC Calendar 2022

LDC Calendar 2022

Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show

Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show

Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show

The Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show is the show to attend whether you are looking to reignite your passion for cars, finish a restoration project or simply want to reminisce with family and friends over the beautiful completed classic cars on display.

The event brings together 1000+ cars on display; 150+ car clubs representing a wide variety of marques and models; 250+ exhibitors and autojumblers including restoration companies, services providers and product suppliers; the Classic Car Auction; celebrities; car competitions; practical workshops on restoration skills and lots more.

So make sure you don’t miss out on the opportunity to source all the tools, knowledge, services you need in one place while enjoying the cars and activities on offer.

Exclusive Club discount tickets are available for Club members. 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.

Annual General Meeting at the Silverstone Museum

Annual General Meeting at the Silverstone Museum

Annual General Meeting at the Silverstone Museum

The Annual General Meeting of the members and officers of the Lotus Drivers Club will take place on Saturday 2 April 2022 starting at 10 am at the Silverstone Museum, a former Second World War RAF hangar that has been transformed into a state-of-the-art 4000m visitor attraction. Members registering to attend via the AGM Members Package will benefit from entry to the newly opened Interactive Museum, access to the Hospitality Suite, the Heritage Track Walk and dedicated circuit-side Lotus parking. Located within the Silverstone Interactive Museum building, the cafe is open to members. Serving barista coffee, a range of teas, sandwiches, salads, soup, paninis and toasties, pastries, cakes as well as a range of cold drinks.

Early Bird tickets for the AGM Package, which includes access to the Silverstone Interactive Museum and Heritage Track Trail from 12 pm are available at £10 per person (ends midnight 31 January 2022). Tickets booked from 1 February to 19 March are available for £15 per person. Tickets are available on the day at the normal rate of £25 per person.

Those attending our AGM are reminded that the current Covid-19 protection measures must be followed to safeguard themselves and others.

  • please wear a face-covering while not seated, unless exempt from the requirement to do so
  • please use the hand sanitiser on arrival

Please find a link below, for your consideration, to the committee nomination form which shows the current incumbent in each role and asks for any nominations you may have for any of these roles. Please note that you, as the proposer, and the candidate must both be Club members and you must both agree to this form. Please note that the closing date for submissions via the form is 19 March 2022. Any received after this date will not be considered.

The AGM will start at 10 am and is only open to members of the Lotus Drivers Club. Entry to the AGM is free but excludes access to the Museum and Heritage Track Trail, available with the AGM Members Package.

Registrations for the AGM Members Package at the discounted rate ends midnight on 19/3/2022. The Early Bird rate is available until midnight on 31/1/2022. Entry on the day is available at £25 per person.

Supercar Fest The Runway

Supercar Fest The Runway

We are delighted to invite Club Members to Supercar Fest the Runway on 28 – 29 May 2022 with reserved parking for your Lotus in the Club Display + 2 general entrance tickets.

After the huge success of the Runway in 2021, Supercar Fest are back in 2022 with an even bigger and better event across 2 days! Expect more supercars, more action, improved viewing areas, big screens and some incredible exhibitor stands. And due to popular demand the First Point Hypercar Zone will expand to 50+ hypercars rarely seen on the road!

Once again our Runway event will see the supercars go head to head where the speed trap will record their speeds which will be shown on the new giant screen next to the start line and the new 3 tier viewing platform. One will be released and then seconds later the ‘chaser’ will try and catch the lead car as they make a long right hand turn onto the 1km runway. Expect some high speed action as the owners show the crowds what their supercars can really do!

As well as the runway action there will of course be plenty more happening across the 2 day event; enjoy unrestricted access to the supercar paddock where you can get up close and personal with the supercars and meet their owners. And don’t miss some very exclusive and interesting displays and demonstrations of some very rare racing cars.

Aside from the cars, you and the family can enjoy 2 nights of camping on site (Friday and Saturday), listen to some live music on Saturday evening and grab something to eat from our food truck village, enjoy a drink at one of the onsite bars and visit one of our many interactive exhibitor stands.

 

Weymouth Fish and Chip Run

Weymouth Fish and Chip Run

Weymouth Fish and Chip Run

The annual Lotus Drivers Club Fish and Chip run was started 9 years ago in 2012 with the first few runs to Hunstanton. The event has grown in popularity each year since – in 2017 visiting Llandudno for the first time and moving to Weymouth in the subsequent years from 2018. In 2022 on Saturday 18 June we will once again be visiting the immaculate Weymouth seafront, voted the number 1 beach in the UK in the TripAdvisor Travellers Choice Awards for 2017 and also ranked 9th best beach in Europe. With beautiful golden sands, safe shallow waters, action-packed events programme and pretty harbourside you certainly won’t be disappointed!

Alongside our visit, the Weymouth & Portland Armed Forces Day celebrations also start on Saturday when a display of historic military vehicles will gather at the Weymouth Pavilion forecourt and will remain on public display until they depart in convoy along the Weymouth Seafront to the Osprey Leisure Centre where an afternoon of 1940’s inspired entertainment, displays and exhibitions will take place.

Privileged display parking along the Weymouth Esplanade in front of the iconic Jubilee clock has been organised for members and will be available from 9:30 am – 3 pm. Booking for this year’s Fish and Chip run is essential as places are limited! Places are available to members at £10 per car and can be booked using the link below. Marshals will be on hand to direct you to your parking place ensuring everyone adheres to a strict 5 mph speed limit.

If you would like to contact us about this event or would like to volunteer as a marshal, please get in touch by emailing c.jones@lotusdriversclub.org.uk

Event registration is charged per car.

Please be aware that due to current COVID-19 restrictions, places on this event 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.

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