Camp CarFest

Camp CarFest

We are excited to be attending Camp CarFest North and Camp CarFest South, both of which are fully socially distanced 3 day festivals. In 2021 CarFest will be celebrating its 10th Birthday!

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 helping mark CarFest’s 10th birthday will be Rag n’ Bone Man, McFly and Basement Jaxx in the North and James Bay, James Blunt and Marc Almond in the South. Joining Chris Evans on the stage will also be some very special CarFest favourites such as Texas, Beverley Knight and Alex Horne & The Horne Section.

Club 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 Club members displaying their cars.

CarFest North

23 – 25 Jul 2021

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 which 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!

Our 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

27 – 29 Aug 2021

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 is now confirmed for the weekend of 30 July-01 August – and the eagerly-awaited 2021 festival promises to be very special even by its own record-breaking standards.   
 
Already firmly established as the world’s biggest retro racing celebration with unrivalled grids, parades, displays and family entertainment, next year’s event will be back even bigger and better as celebrations get underway for the event’s 30th anniversary. 
 
The 2021 dates for The Classic had already been announced but remained ‘provisional’ until Formula One’s governing body, the FIA, formally ratified its 2021 calendar following a meeting of its World Motor Sport Council yesterday (Wednesday 16 December).
 
With Silverstone’s blue riband British Grand Prix now rubber-stamped for Sunday 18 July, The Classic takes its traditional place in the calendar a fortnight after Formula One headlines at the home of British motorsport.
 
What’s more, though tickets have been on sale since the start of October, cautious festival-goers who were waiting for a verified date can still take advantage of launch prices. Great news too for anyone still looking for inspiration for that perfect Christmas gift. 
 
“Next summer’s event will be two years of celebrations rolled into one unmissable festival”, enthused Nick Wigley, CEO of The Classic promoter Goose Live Events. “After all the disappointments of 2020, festival-goers deserve something very, very special next summer – and the Classic will be back firing on all its cylinders in 2021.” 
 
Over three spectacular days, the packed on- and off-track programme will feature not only the ‘Greatest Hits’ racecard that had been planned to celebrate The Classic’s own 30thbirthday in 2020 but also a raft of new 2021 anniversaries, topped by an unmissable race to mark 60 years of Britain’s favourite sportscar: the idolised E-type Jaguar. Other firm-favourites that have been confirmed to date include the Masters Historic Formula One, Royal Automobile Club Woodcote & Stirling Moss Trophy, Historic Touring Car Challenge, Formula Junior, HSCC Thundersports, Yokohama Trophy for Masters Historic Sportscars and the Royal Automobile Club Tourist Trophy for Pre ’63 GT Cars.
 
Further fuelling the deferred 30th birthday party, all the chart-topping bands due to perform last July are confirmed to take to the stage in 2021 with The Brand New Heavies headlining on Friday evening and Aswad and Scouting For Girls performing much-loved hits on Saturday evening.

Many of the glittering car club anniversary displays and track parades anticipated for 2020 are also being re-arranged for next July and will be further enhanced with all those evocative marque and model milestones being honoured in 2021.
 
Car Club Display packages are also available to car club members as well as a special 30th Anniversary Celebration Package for owners of pre-1990 cars. Show-goers can book with confidence, too, as full refunds or ticket rollovers to the following year are guaranteed should UK government guidelines prevent spectator access at this summer’s event. 
 
With The Classic’s date now set in stone, further details of both the on- and off-track family entertainment will be revealed in the coming months. 

LDC Display Package

The Lotus Drivers Club will be returning to The Classic in 2021 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 2020CCD008 when booking online or by phone. Please enter this code in the promotional code box just prior to the ‘PAY NOW’ button.

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 www.silverstoneclassic.com/vehicleregchange

Elise 25th Anniversary Parade Lap

Lotus Elise 25th Anniversary – Elise owners who take advantage of our LDC Display Package (details above) can enjoy the opportunity to take part in a unique anniversary parade lap of the Silverstone Circuit on the Sunday, celebrating this milestone anniversary of the iconic Elise. It is mandatory for all drivers and their passengers of track parades at The Classic 2021 to have signed on before progressing to a track parade assembly area. To assist in facilitating this procedure, a sign-on sheet has been included with these instructions. These should be completed prior to the event and brought along on the day of the track parade.

Hendy Performance Open Day

Hendy Performance Open Day

Hendy Performance Open Day

Hendy Performance is bringing their famous open day to Thruxton on Sunday 8 August 2021.

This event will be for classic, sports, modified, track day and supercars – with individuals and car clubs welcome to come and show off their pride and joy among other like-minded enthusiasts.

Hendy Group manufacturers will also be bringing some exciting, brand new models to display as well as Hendy Performance suppliers, who will have the latest high-quality kit to explore.

There will be competitions and events on the day, including Skid Pan driving sessions, which will also be open for those keen to demonstrate their sliding skills in their own vehicle.

This family-friendly event is completely FREE to attend, however, tickets must be registered in advance and cannot be obtained at the gate on the day. Each ticket admits one display vehicle, the driver and up to three passengers.

Entry is via ticket only to ensure track and trace can be carried out; Thruxton has extensive COVID-19 safety measures in place to keep all visitors as safe as possible.

The event will open at 10:00 and will run until 16:00.

SKID PAN SESSIONS
Skid Pan sessions are available to book in advance. Each session includes a 15-minute briefing and 45 minutes on the Skid Pan. £39.00 per session, per vehicle for single or two drivers sharing the car and session. Maximum of six vehicles per session.

Please arrive 15 minutes before your session starts.

WIN A ONE-2-ONE SKID PAN VOUCHER
The person judged by the Thruxton instructors to have given the crowd “best value” will be awarded a One-2-One Skid Pan Voucher worth £299.

LOTUS DISPLAY TICKETS 

Members and Lotus owners are invited to join us at this summers Hendy Performance Open Day at Thruxton Race Circuit on Sunday 8 August 2021. Book your free display tickets now and showcase your Lotus in our very own display, right at the heart of the event.

Supercar Fest

Supercar Fest

After the huge success of the inaugural Supercar Fest held at Shelsley Walsh Hill Climb in July 2019 we are finally returning for 2021! Join us on Sunday 29th August (bank holiday weekend) for another action packed day out for all the family in the Worcestershire countryside.

The one day festival will once again showcase the best modern day and classic supercars ever built. Enjoy unrestricted access to the Supercar Paddock where you can get up close and personal with some of the world’s most exotic machines ever made.

Watch the supercars blasting up the famous hill and get your ear plugs ready for some very exclusive supercar and motorsport demonstration runs.

Aside from the cars, you and the family can enjoy 2 nights of camping on site, listen to some live music from a selection of bands, grab something to eat from the food truck village, enjoy a drink at one of the onsite bars and visit one of our many trade stands.

Supercar Fest are delighted to invite LDC members to Supercar Fest the Hill in 2021. Reserved parking for your Lotus in the Club Display + 2 general entrance tickets. Lotus Cars will be in attendance with an official stand and they will be running two factory cars at both events. For more information and to reserve your place please visit the link below.

Salon Privé Club Trophy

Salon Privé Club Trophy

Salon Privé Club Trophy

Join the Lotus Drivers Club on Saturday 4 September 2021 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 2020, we are delighted to announce its return of the ultimate car club gathering in 2021, 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 50-100 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!

Tickets £37.50 per person