Classic Team Lotus Tour

Classic Team Lotus Tour

Classic Team Lotus Tour

Following the popularity of our sold out 2020 tours of the new Classic Team Lotus workshop and facilities in Hethel, we are excited to be able to offer members another exclusive members tour in 2021. The 2-hour guided tour, hosted by Richard Parramint, will take place on Saturday 16 October at a discounted cost of only £40.50 per person.

Places are strictly limited to 20 members per tour with the first tour starting at 11:00am and the second at 2:30pm. Classic Team Lotus have been working very hard to ensure that all tours comply with stringent Covid precautions to safeguard the health of all visitors and it is important that everyone complies with these rules.

Places are limited and bookings close at midnight 30 September 2021. For any queries please email d.wenman@lotusdriversclub.org.uk.

If the tours can’t take place due to COVID-19 we will offer you a priority place for the new dates or offer a refund on event registration fees.

Event registration is charged per person. The cost of £40.50 per person is based on a fully booked tour. If we are unable to fully book each tour it may be necessary to either increase the cost or cancel the tour.

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.

Photos by David Tillyer.

Scalextric Grand Prix

Scalextric Grand Prix

Scalextric Grand Prix

Don’t suffer the winter doldrums – join us for some alternative track action. Join us for the increasingly popular LDC Scalextric Grand Prix at the Warmington Village Hall, Mollington Lane, Church Hill, Warmington, OX17 1BX from 10:00am on Sunday 31 October 2021. This fun and sociable event includes tea, coffee and a light lunch for all drivers.

Haven’t got a car? Don’t worry there are plenty of spare cars available.

  • Only £15 per team entry fee – non LDC guest drivers welcome
  • Teams to have 2 drivers
  • No race experience required
  • Tea, coffee and buffet lunch included
  • Enviable silverware prizes for numerous categories

Nominate your team of 2 drivers and complete the online booking under a suitably witty and relevant team name. Your registration fee covers your race entry, all refreshments and lunch.

Race Day Program

  • 10:00 Driver’s briefing with Tea & Coffee
  • 10:30 Practice laps
  • 11:00 Team Knockout race competition
  • 13:00 Lunch break
  • 14:00 ‘Run what ya brung’ All-comers knockout competition
  • 15:00 Tea, coffee and ‘Light refreshments’
  • 15:30 Prize giving
  • 16:00 Meeting closes

Entry registration covers one team entry only. If you have more than 2 drivers, please enter another team. Drivers may drive for more than one team but may only be Team Principal of one. Choice of race cars for each race is based on vehicle reliability and lucky dip. Race entry fees are non-refundable (the Club is funding Village Hall hire, refreshments and prizes).

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.

Christmas Dinner

Christmas Dinner

Christmas Dinner

Don’t miss out on the 2021 Lotus Drivers Club members Christmas Dinner.

Join us for a wonderful Christmas party on Saturday 4 December at the Speech House Hotel, a 17th Century Hunting lodge in the heart of the Forest of Dean. The evening will consist of drinks and canapés on arrival followed by a two-course meal. The evening will continue with entertainment provided until late with plenty of areas of the hotel available for those who don’t wish to dance the night away.

The cost for the Christmas dinner is £37 per person. We have secured a limited number of rooms at the hotel at a special Lotus Drivers Club rate of £92 per person, which includes the Christmas party and breakfast the following morning. Please book early to avoid disappointment.

Accommodation should be booked directly with the hotel on 01594 822607 quoting Lotus Drivers Club – Christmas party or by emailing Gill Hand at gillh@thespeechhouse.co.uk. If you have booked accommodation with the hotel, please select the appropriate option on the event registration page.

Event registration is charged per person.

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.

Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show

Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show

Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show

The show was scheduled to take place on 11-13 June 2021 after moving from its usual march dateline. However, the recent announcement of covid restrictions means that the show cannot be held at that time. The next live outing of the Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show, with Discovery, will now take place 18-20 March 2022.

Event Director Lee Masters said: “We understand this will be as big of a disappointment to our exhibitors and visitors as it is to us. We have all been very much looking forward to getting back to some form of normality and ‘business as usual’.

“We are truly sorry that we have had to make this extremely difficult decision and thank all involved for their continued patience, understanding and support in these ever-changing times.”

The organisers are not planning on letting the occasion go unmarked though and are putting together an Online Edition, to be held on Saturday 27 March 2021. Celebrating all the great elements of the show, the classic car community will be invited to share their restoration stories, advice and projects through the show’s social media channels.

Danny Hopkins, Editor of Practical Classics, said: “Our first thoughts are with all the clubs and specialists who work so hard to make the show what it is – the friendly show. We are also mindful of all of the real world enthusiasts who come along and support it every year. It’s bad timing and we are all gutted about it. Last year was Practical Classics’ 40th anniversary year and we had some pretty ambitious plans, all of which stayed in the PC workshop.

“Despite the disappointment, we know that this is the right decision. Being cautious about coming out of lockdown is one of the things that makes it unlikely that we will ever have to go back into it. Next year we will make sure the show is better than ever… that’s a promise.”

Classic Car Auctions is hosting its Spring Live Online sale on Friday 26 March, with the Silverstone Auctions Race Retro Sale taking place the following day. The Practical Classics Classic Cars and Restoration Show Auction will take place on 11-13 June 2021.

Lee added: “We have confidence that come the autumn, life will have returned to a more normal rhythm and we are planning the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, with Discovery as usual for November.”

Tickets already purchased will automatically be carried over to the same day next year. Visitors also have the option to move their booking to the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show (11-13 November 2021) or Reis Race Retro (18-20 February 2022). Please use the SEE Ticket contact form with your request.

Exclusive Club discount tickets are available for Saturday and Sunday 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.