Tuesday, 30 August 2016
Club News & Events - STOLEN ELAN S4 1968
My Elan S4 1968, VUW 896G was stolen from a locked garage
in Henley-on-Thames on Friday night 26th August 2016) - clearly a
targeted theft, with nothing else
removed (except a motorbike). I
would of course appreciate any leads, even on the appearance of
suspicious parts since it might be broken (I am watching eBay).
engine is running well, albeit a little smokey and having a tendency to
oil the plugs. Red cam cover. I can be contacted on 07768 348 342. Noel Clothier
Monday, 11 July 2016
Club News & Events - First production Lotus Elite for sale at the Silverstone Classic
The Silverstone Classic is just three weeks away and joining the Classic
Car Sale, Silverstone Auctions have announced a very special entry.
Bought new by jazz legend Chris Barber, and recently restored by Ant
Anstead and his team for Channel 4’s For the Love of Cars (due to be
screened this autumn), the 1958 Lotus Elite Series I is the very first
Elite produced as a proper production vehicle rather than a
Thursday, 12 May 2016
Lotus News - Hethel Edition Evora 400 Drives 50th Anniversary Home
· Limited edition Evora 400, celebrating 50 years of Hethel factory
· Exclusive heritage colours
· 0-60 mph in 4.1 seconds; maximum speed of 186 mph
A significant anniversary requires a significant car and, Lotus is
marking 50 years since the founding of its famous factory with a limited
Hethel Edition of its benchmark Evora 400.
Thursday, 28 April 2016
Lotus News - HEXAGON OPENS NEW LOTUS SHOWROOM AT FLAGSHIP FINCHLEY SITE
- Leading London car dealer Hexagon has opened a new Lotus showroom at its flagship headquarters in East Finchley
- New showroom was opened by Lotus CEO Jean-Marc Gales
is Lotus’ official London dealer selling the full Lotus range, from
Elise to 3-Eleven, at its East Finchley and South Kensington sites
- Hexagon’s flagship showroom has space for over 50 of the finest modern classic, classic and new Lotus cars http://hexagonclassics.com
Friday, 11 March 2016
Club News & Events - ESPRIT & EUROPA TRACK PARADES AT SILVERSTONE CLASSIC
Dear Club Lotus Member and Esprit or Europa owner - Great News!
you probably know, 2016 is the 50th anniversary of the first Europa and
the 40th Anniversary of the first Esprit. We have arranged with the
organisers of the Silverstone Classic for a track parade of both models
on Sunday lunchtime at this years' event in July. The parade laps are
free but of course you'll need to buy a ticket to the Classic as the
parade will leave from our own reserved infield stand.
of how to buy tickets and our special booking code are in the January
issue of Club Lotus News. You'll need the code to get your generous club
discount and infield pass and the best 'Earlybird' prices
are available until the end of March - so if you are going it's best to book soon.
you've never been to the Silverstone Classic you may not know that
entry is by advance ticket only - no tickets are available on the day.
Look forward to seeing you there!
With best wishes,
Alan Morgan, Chairman
Thursday, 21 January 2016
Club News & Events - Jim Clark Trust Confirms Charity Status And 3 New Patrons To Support Heritage Lottery Fund Bid
The Jim Clark Trust has been awarded official charity status to help
fund raising plans for a new Jim Clark Museum by 2018 to celebrate the
life and legacy of the double Formula One champion.
The Trust was confirmed as a Scottish Charitable Incorporated
Organisation (SCIO) to coincide with an application to The Heritage
Lottery Fund by Scottish Borders Council in November to support plans
for a £1.65m new museum project in Duns, Scottish Borders. Scottish
Borders Council has committed £600,000 to the project and hopes to
secure £700,000 from The Heritage Lottery Fund, with an additional
£300,000 through fundraising with the support of The Jim Clark Trust.
The Jim Clark Trust, run by the family of Jim Clark, will focus on three
themes: heritage, education and inspiration, and can now welcome
support from the general public and sponsorship enquiries thanks to its
official charitable status.
Lotus News - Lotus cars’ registrations in the UK are the best since 2010
Lotus new car registrations up by 60% for 2015 compared to 2014
Seven new dealers appointed in 2015
New models launched with great success including the new Evora 400, Lotus Elise Sport and Elise Sport 220 and new Lotus Exige Sport 350
In 2015, 375 Lotus cars were registered in the UK compared to 235 in
2014 - the best registration figures achieved by Lotus in the UK since
2010. Seven new Lotus dealerships were appointed in 2015 in the UK
including two showrooms in London, the first time Lotus has had a
presence in London since 2009. Lotus now has 16 dealers in the UK with
more planned over the next 12 months.
Jean-Marc Gales, CEO of Group Lotus plc, stated, “These are excellent
sales results and prove definitively that Lotus is back! I would like to
thank our excellent dealer and service network in the UK and all our
staff. I would also like to thank all our customers have both passion
and desire for Lotus sports cars and know what it is like to own a pure,
lightweight and high performing sports car.”
The UK is not the only key market for Lotus to have seen an increase in
sales, with other European markets including Germany, France and Italy
also recording substantial growth in 2015. Globally, Lotus’ has
increased the number of dealerships to 202 from 138 in May 2014.
Club News & Events - Footman James launches modern car insurance offer
Specialist insurance broker Footman James announces a new modern car offer for club members.
Footman James is pleased to announce that it has secured a modern car ‘beat your renewal premium’ offer.
The promotion – which was launched this month – guarantees to beat club
members’ current modern car insurance renewal premium if they have an
existing classic car policy with Footman James.
Monday, 7 December 2015
Club News & Events - Le Mans Classic 2016
Tickets are now available from Club HQ for Club Lotus members. Telephone 01362 691144 or 01362 694459 to order them now. If there is a particular stand that you want please telephone us ASAP as many of the stands sell out very quickly.
General admission £49
General admission + paddock £64
General admission + paddock + stand: Wollek £90, Stand £100, Chinetti £120, Dunlop £120, Panorama £120 and La Chapelle £120.
Track laps £160
Wednesday, 2 December 2015
Club News & Events - THE LONDON CLASSIC CAR SHOW - 18-21 February 2016 - ExCeL London
The London Classic Car Show 2016 will bring together an international
celebration of the very best dealers, manufacturers, car clubs and
products and is nearly double the size of the 2015 event. It also
features an indoor driving runway where iconic classic cars are fired up
and driven. See, hear and smell these beautiful classics in action!
Club News & Events - Silverstone Classic 29/30/31 July 2016
We now have our Club Lotus members booking code for Silverstone and if you want to book tickets and exclusive infield passes at special discounted prices please contact Club HQ and we’ll give it to you upon proof of Club ID. You have plenty of time to take advantage of the best ‘Early Bird’ prices as the booking deadline is not until March 31st 2016.
Club News & Events - Donington Historic Festival - Donington Park, Saturday, Sunday, Monday, April 30th, May 1st and May 2nd 2016
We now have our unique Club Lotus booking code for members to buy
tickets at discounted prices. Full details will be in our January issue
of Club Lotus News but if you want to book now please contact Club HQ
with your membership number and we’ll give you the code.
close-fought racing every day, over 400 historic racing cars spanning
seven decades, historic rally car and karting action and a ‘living
motoring museum’ created by dozens of car clubs displays – plus a host
of other attractions – exhilaration and entertainment is guaranteed,
whether you buy a ticket for one, two or all three days!
Thursday, 12 November 2015
Classic Team Lotus - Black-to-Black race wins for Classic Team Lotus customers
Team Lotus F1 cars raced in
period by Nigel Mansell and Ronnie Peterson were in pole position and
on top of the podium at the American and Mexican Grand Prix. Both events
featured FIA Grand Prix Masters F1 races as support events and Classic
Team Lotus was running Katsu Kubota in his ex-Ronnie Peterson Lotus type
72, Greg Thornton in his ex-Nigel Mansell/Elio De Angelis Lotus type 91
and Andrew Beaumont in his ex-Ronnie Peterson Lotus type 76.
Lotus News - Hangar 111 appointed as an Official Lotus Service Centre
Well known Lotus
specialists Hangar 111 have recently been appointed as an Official Lotus
Service Centre. This follows many months of evaluation and inspections
by Lotus and after almost 14 years of serving the Lotus community Hangar
111 are proud to become closely affiliated with the sports car maker
that they have always held so dear.
What does this mean?
main benefit is to customers. An authorised Lotus Service Centre
receives full factory technical support, access to the full Genuine
Parts range and the latest Technical Bulletins for newer vehicles. As a
Lotus Service Centre Hangar 111 are also able to carry out those
all-important warranty and recall items that may affect more recent
Monday, 17 August 2015
Lotus News - The Lotus Exige 360 Cup
Limited edition - 1 of 50 - Exige V6 Cup
Increase in power of 10 PS
New lightweight louvered tailgate and front access panel
Lotus Motorsport redefines the Exige V6 Cup with the introduction of the Exige 360 Cup. New lightweight panels and an increase in power mean the Lotus Motorsport Cup model continues to provide a benchmark in handling and performance.
Tuesday, 11 August 2015
Club News & Events - Malcolm Ricketts' Workshop Open Day is on Saturday September 12th
Malcolm will be holding his very popular annual Workshop Open Day on
Saturday 12th September at his racing workshop in Wheathampstead.
decided on a new format this year as the evenings will soon start to
draw in and he feels that a daytime event at the weekend would be a good
idea for a change. The open day will run from l2 noon until 6 pm and
there will be hot refreshments and drinks available for a small charge.
As usual all proceeds will be donated to the Isabel Hospice, the local charity that Jill Ricketts has supported for many years.
Monday, 10 August 2015
Club News & Events - Latest News from Hangar 111
Hangar 111 is offering a Free Geometry check with services in August and September, call them now on 01473 811811 to book!
They can also offer Rover PG-1 Gearbox Upgrades with their new, upgraded synchromesh ring sets.The original Rover synchros are prone to premature wear under stress but their uprated items feature a carbon lining to give
maximum durability, along with accurate and smooth shifting in all conditions. Sold as a complete gearbox set, they are a direct replacement for the original parts.
Thursday, 30 July 2015
Lotus News - Williams Lotus 20/20 Party on 8th August
Williams are celebrating 20 years as a Lotus dealer and the 20th anniversary of the Elise with an open day and party between 10:30 am –3.00 pm on August 8th at their showroom in Chipping Sodbury near Bristol.
Friday, 26 June 2015
Lotus News - The all new Lotus 3-Eleven
The quickest production Lotus road car ever
Dramatic, all-new lightweight composite body
Two versions, Road and Race, both developed through Lotus Motorsport
Heralding a new generation of Lotus high performance sports cars, today saw the unveiling of the company’s quickest and most expensive series production car ever, the 3-Eleven, at the 2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed.
Thursday, 25 June 2015
Lotus News - Expansion and co-location for Lotus in the USA
Co-location of Lotus Cars USA. Inc, to Lotus Engineering. Inc, in Ann Arbor, MI to support growth
First deliveries of New Lotus Evora 400 in USA and Canada in December 2015
Expansion of the Lotus dealer network
The introduction of the Lotus Evora 400, as a 2017 North American Model Year, marks the start of a fresh period in Lotus’ presence in this vital market. The previous model Evora already received positive acclaim from media, customers and dealers alike and reaffirmed Lotus as the maker of some of the finest, purest, most lightweight and most efficient sports cars sold today.
Wednesday, 24 June 2015
Lotus News - Lotus Back in London
Lotus Cars is delighted to welcome Hexagon Lotus as its new brand representative in prestigious South Kensington, London.
Hexagon is not new to Lotus having been a Lotus dealer from 1964 to 1976. Their reintroduction offers customers two Lotus dealerships in London, from their Headquarters in East Finchley as well as South Kensington.
Tuesday, 9 June 2015
Club News & Events - KELVEDON LOTUS - DESPERATELY SEEKING..................HELP!
Here at Kelvedon Lotus located between Spalding and Bourne in Lincolnshire, we are finding life hard. We have more products to organise, more cars to look after and more customers.
We need some help!!!
If you have some deep Lotus knowledge and want to get involved in any way, we want to hear from you. Your experience will be tested to the limits by our customers but it is fun and rewarding.
If you happen to own a few lotus cars or have owned them in the past you should fit right in.
Initially please call Paul and Richard on 01775 725457 for an exploratory chat.
Lotus News - Lotus Seven vies to be best British car ever
The iconic Lotus Seven has been shortlisted as one of the best British cars ever. The Seven is one of 10 cars on the list put together by Classic & Sports Car after consulting a jury of 100 experts including Gordon Murray, Nick Mason and many more.
Now the magazine has thrown the vote open to the public and whichever car has received the most votes by August 1 will be declared the winner and be revealed at Classic & Sports Car – The London Show at Alexandra Palace from 30 October to 1 November.
Wednesday, 6 May 2015
Club News & Events - Classic Car Parade set to Smash Two Guinness World Records in Coventry
- Special event to take place in Coventry on Sunday 14th June 2015
- Aims to break Guinness World Records for the Largest Parade of Classic Cars, and the Largest Parade of Jaguar Cars
- Attempt organised by Coventry Transport Museum and Footman James, as part of Coventry Transport Museum relaunch
- 2000 classic cars needed to take part
The UK’s finest transport museum has teamed up with one of the country’s leading classic car insurance brokers, to hold a massive parade of classic cars in Coventry, in an attempt to set two new Guinness World Records this June.
Wednesday, 29 April 2015
Club News & Events - Jim Clark Weekend confirms a stunning line up of classic Formula One and sports cars to celebrate his unbeatable 1965 season with Sir Jackie Stewart and Allan McNish
With a month to go, The Jim Clark Weekend is delighted to confirm a stunning line up of classic Formula One cars, Touring and Sports cars in which Jim Clark raced in 1965. The 50 year anniversary will be celebrated in Duns, Scottish Borders, on Sat 16 and Sun 17 May (2015). The event is being run by Club Lotus in partnership with The Jim Clark Trust to celebrate Jim Clark’s second Formula One World Championship, his famous Indianapolis 500 victory, Formula 2 Championshuip and Tasman Championship, all in 1965. Sir Jackie Stewart and Allan McNish are joining the celebrations to raise awareness of plans for a new Jim Clark Museum by 2018.
Friday, 10 April 2015
Club News & Events - 23rd May Castle Combe Track Day
Our annual May trackday at Castle Combe is always one of our most
enjoyable events of the year. It’s a great Club Lotus day out as well as
a very good value and safe Lotus-only trackday.
Club News & Events - Donington Historic Festival - Club ticket deadline is April 25th
The deadline for booking tickets using our special Club Lotus discount code is 5pm on April 25th. The booking code is in the January issue of Club Lotus News.
For all the latest information on the event go to www.doningtonhistoric.com
Thursday, 19 March 2015
Club News & Events - Silverstone Classic Early Bird ticket offer expires at the end of March
Although car club members have until the end of May to buy tickets using our unique club booking code, Early Bird tickets offer the biggest discounts and are currently on sale until the end of March for visitors wanting to join the party atmosphere at the very best prices. Early Bird tickets offer significant savings of up to 15 per cent but must be purchased before 1 April. Adult prices start at just £34 and stick to the Classic’s widely praised ‘access all areas’ policy, providing admission to both National and Wing race paddocks, trackside grandstands and the live music concerts which this year include chart-toppers Status Quo and Paul Young. Please remember there are no tickets for sale at the gate and buying your tickets using our booking code is the only way to obtain infield parking passes for our reserved Club Lotus area.
The Silverstone Classic – celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2015 – is firmly established as the World’s Biggest Classic Motor Racing Festival with a record 1125 race entries in 2014 watched by a record crowd of 94,000. The spectacular event – winner of the prestigious ‘Motorsport Event of the Year Award’ as judged by the International Historic Motoring Awards in 2013 – is staged at the famous Silverstone circuit in Northamptonshire, birthplace of the FIA Formula One World Championship and home of the Formula 1 British Grand Prix. The three-day festival features the very best of historic racing covering more than eight decades of motor sport as well as live music from classic rock bands (topped by Status Quo in 2015) and a wealth of family entertainment. This includes a free fun fair, retail outlets, a host of interactive activities, a two-day classic car auction and air displays, plus huge showcases of classic cars often celebrating important milestones in automotive history.
Monday, 16 March 2015
Club News & Events - Williams Lotus Annual Open day Saturday 25th April 10am - 4pm
Series of mini talks and workshops including an exclusive talk from Clive Chapman, son of Lotus founder Colin Chapman who runs Classic Team Lotus. Clive will also be bringing Ayrton Senna's F1 championship winning historic race car. This is set to be a fabulously interesting event and please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Elles on 01454 315112 to book in.
Friday, 6 March 2015
Club News & Events - CLUB LOTUS WEST MIDLANDS AREA MEETINGS CHANGE OF VENUE
With ongoing discussions we have decided to change our present venue from The Arrow Mill to the following :
All future Meetings to be held at The Stag @ Redhill, Alcester Road, Stratford-on-Avon , B49 6HQ. This is 4 miles out of Alcester on the A46. We will still meet on the 2nd Thursday of the month. If you require more information please contact us on 07946 734629 or via email@example.com
I look forward to seeing you there, Dipak, Club Lotus Area Leader, West Midlands
Wednesday, 4 March 2015
Club News & Events - Cholmondeley Pageant of Power – 12th - 14th June 2015
Discounted tickets on sale
now as CPOP revs up for 2015. The 8th event goes back to its roots with the
theme of “Power” running through the weekend, on track, water and in the air.
There will be an ‘over 1000bhp’ class and on track we will see some of the most
powerful cars from the BTCC and Group B era battling it out for a place on the
Podium. Buy now and take advantage of early booking discounts. Adult tickets
are from £26 and child tickets and parking are free if booked before the end of
New for 2015 – Concours
A new Concours D’elegance
will be situated on the cricket pitch in the shadow of the Castle. On Friday it
will be dedicated to Lotus – following a track parade of all production Lotus
models ever manufactured. On Saturday the Concours will feature American Muscle
cars and on the Sunday those bedroom wall poster heroes – 80’s Supercars.
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Drag Car and Bike
Demonstrating burn outs on
track, we will be joined by Drag car and bike heroes Jon Morton with his
1,000bhp alcohol burning 1969 Chevrolet, Pete Le Gros on the Nitro Harley
Davidson he built himself and 21 year old Jayne Kay in her bright pink 2,000
bhp Model T capable of 230mph in 6.5 seconds. Bring your ear plugs!!
Vulcan in the Air
We are honoured to be
having the Vulcan bomber, for what may be the last chance to see this beautiful
beast in flight over Cheshire. This charity run jet powered delta wing
strategic bomber was operated by the Royal Airforce from 1956 until 1984. In
addition Red Bull will be bringing the Red Bull Matadors and our website will
be regularly updated with other air displays as they confirm.
Live Music on both Friday
and Saturday Evening
Cholmondeley Castle will
rock through the weekend, kicking off with the Friday Night Launch Party
Concert. Saturday will continue straight from Power on the track to the stage
for the Ultimate Power Ballads Concert. Head for the mosh pit or bring a picnic
and view the concerts from the Castle Lawns. Keep an eye on the website for
For More Information and
Tuesday, 3 March 2015
Lotus News - Lotus Cars eBay store
Tuesday, 24 February 2015
Lotus News - The all new Lotus Evora 400
* All new supercar from Lotus
* Fastest and most powerful production Lotus ever
* Lighter and more efficient than before
The new Lotus Evora 400 is the latest pure and focused supercar from Lotus, combining high performance with the legendary Lotus benchmark handling. It is faster and dynamically more capable than the previous Lotus Evora leading to greater agility and a more involving drive.
Tuesday, 10 February 2015
Club News & Events - HORNSEY CARNIVAL JULY 4th 2015, 2-4pm
Chris Arnold (Graham Arnold’s son) has been in discussions with the organisers of this historic carnival and suggested that they need something more to relate it back to the history of Hornsey. He has suggested adding to the parade a range of old Lotus cars to celebrate Hornsey as the birthplace of Lotus Cars and early home of Colin Chapman.
He is therefore looking for owners would like to drive in the parade in North London on Sat 4th July, 2-4pm.
Can you help? If so contact Jane at Club Lotus – 01362 691144 / 694459 or firstname.lastname@example.org and she will give you Chris’ contact details.
Ideally he’d love to get a Patrick
McGoohan lookalike in a 7 and a Emma Peel lookalike in an Elan and would
also like to have a range of other Lotus cars too.