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Friday, 10 February 2017

BROOKLANDS CLASSIC SPRING BREAKFAST
BROOKLANDS CLASSIC SPRING BREAKFAST
Dear Club Lotus member,
All members are invited to come along to the Brooklands Classic Spring Breakfast on May 21st 2017. This is your chance to meet up with like-minded vintage and classic vehicle enthusiasts, have breakfast and admire the cars, aircraft and motorbikes on show. The Motoring Village will open at 9.00 am and the rest of the Museum will be open as usual from 10.00 am. Subject to weather, The Brooklands Test Hill will be in action after breakfast with a briefing at 10.15 am. There's more about the day at www.brooklandsmuseum.com


Monday, 6 February 2017

Invitation - 40 years of Lotus Club Holland event August 26th
Invitation - 40 years of Lotus Club Holland event August 26th
All members of the Lotus Clubs in England, Belgium, Spain, Austria, Switzerland, Germany, Luxembourg and other countries and all Lotus owners are invited to come to the Netherlands this summer. The Lotus Club Holland celebrates her 40th anniversary on August 26. 2017 at Classic Wings & Wheels at Gilze-Rijen Airport. 


Tuesday, 11 October 2016

CLUB LOTUS NORTHERN IRISH AREA TAKE PART IN DONEGAL HILLCLIMB 2016
CLUB LOTUS NORTHERN IRISH AREA TAKE PART IN DONEGAL HILLCLIMB 2016
Hello Jane, There are a few seconds of footage of our cars within "Donegal Hillclimb Highlights Programme 2016" as per this YouTube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0w3ATAe-qxc
As Martin, the local DeLorean car owner, who was with us on our weekend says -  jump to about the 24th minute! Regards, Robin Walker


Tuesday, 30 August 2016

STOLEN ELAN S4 1968
STOLEN ELAN S4 1968
AnneMarie
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). 
The 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

First production Lotus Elite for sale at the Silverstone Classic
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 pre-production prototype.


Friday, 11 March 2016

ESPRIT & EUROPA TRACK PARADES AT SILVERSTONE CLASSIC
ESPRIT & EUROPA TRACK PARADES AT SILVERSTONE CLASSIC
Dear Club Lotus Member and Esprit or Europa owner - Great News!
As 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.
Full details 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.
If 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

Jim Clark Trust Confirms Charity Status And 3 New Patrons To Support Heritage Lottery Fund Bid
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.


Footman James launches modern car insurance offer
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

Le Mans Classic 2016
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.

Ticket prices:
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

THE LONDON CLASSIC CAR SHOW - 18-21 February 2016 - ExCeL London
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!


Silverstone Classic 29/30/31 July 2016
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.


Donington Historic Festival - Donington Park, Saturday, Sunday, Monday, April 30th, May 1st and May 2nd 2016
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.
With 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!


Tuesday, 11 August 2015

Malcolm Ricketts' Workshop Open Day is on Saturday September 12th
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.

Malcolm's 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

Latest News from Hangar 111
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.


Tuesday, 9 June 2015

KELVEDON LOTUS - DESPERATELY SEEKING..................HELP!
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.


Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Classic Car Parade set to Smash Two Guinness World Records in Coventry
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

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
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

23rd May Castle Combe Track Day
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.


 


Donington Historic Festival - Club ticket deadline is April 25th
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

Silverstone Classic Early Bird ticket offer expires at the end of March
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

Williams Lotus Annual Open day Saturday 25th April 10am - 4pm
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 elles@williamsautomobiles.com or call Elles on 01454 315112 to book in.
http://www.williamsautomobiles.com/


Friday, 6 March 2015

CLUB LOTUS WEST MIDLANDS AREA MEETINGS CHANGE OF VENUE
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 m100nm69@googlemail.com
I look forward to seeing you there, Dipak, Club Lotus Area Leader, West Midlands


Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Cholmondeley Pageant of Power – 12th - 14th June 2015
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 March.

 

New for 2015 – Concours D’elegance

 

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.

 

Click here to buy tickets

http://www.cpop.co.uk

 

Drag Car and Bike Demonstrations

 

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 band announcements.

 

For More Information and Tickets

http://www.cpop.co.uk



Tuesday, 10 February 2015

HORNSEY CARNIVAL JULY 4th 2015, 2-4pm
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. 
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.

Can you help? If so contact Jane at Club Lotus – 01362 691144 / 694459 or jane@clublotus.co.uk and she will give you Chris’ contact details.


Thursday, 29 January 2015

23rd May Castle Combe Track Day
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.
 


12th July MLOC At Chatsworth Lotus in the Peak
12th July MLOC At Chatsworth Lotus in the Peak
The annual Midlands Lotus Owners Club Summer event. For more information go to   www.midlandslotus.co.uk

For a short video of last year’s MLOC event go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PsnJH7Yzzrg&authuser=0
 


Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Silverstone Classic and Donington Historic Festival - members' discounts
Silverstone Classic and Donington Historic Festival - members' discounts
We now have the Club Lotus discount codes for members to book tickets to the above events at special rates. Full details will be in the January issue of Club Lotus News but if you want to book now please contact Club HQ with your membership number or other identification and we will be happy to give them to you.


Monday, 10 November 2014

MEET SIR STIRLING MOSS AT THE NEC CLASSIC MOTOR SHOW
MEET SIR STIRLING MOSS AT THE NEC CLASSIC MOTOR SHOW
Just a reminder to all Club Lotus members that Sir Stirling Moss will be on the Stewart Miller & Peter James Insurance Stand in Hall 20 throughout Saturday 15th November at the NEC Classic Motor Show meeting and greeting visitors and signing autographs. Club Lotus has an excellent relationship with Stewart Miller & Peter James Insurance and would happily recommend their services to you.  Stewart Miller & Peter James Insurance will also be bringing Sir Stirling Moss to the Club Lotus Stand


Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Specialist insurance broker Footman James has announced the launch of a new competition
Specialist insurance broker Footman James has announced the launch of a new competition

All those who enter will be in with a chance of winning a unique, one of a kind, V8 engine table. The competition – which was launched this week – will run until the 31 January 2015. To enter for free*, Footman James is encouraging people to :

                                                                                                         




Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Special offer for Club Lotus members - Lotus Driving Academy, Hethel 4th October
Special offer for Club Lotus members - Lotus Driving Academy, Hethel 4th October
We’ve arranged an exclusive bespoke Level 1 day for members including a 10% discount saving £50 on the usual cost of £499 plus there’s some unique extras. Martin Donnelly will be running the day and over lunch will give a talk including many of his stories about his time in F1. We’ll also have some special Lotus names such as Nick Adams and Martyn Anderson as instructors and there will also be a special Lotus gift for everyone. The maximum number is 16 and when you consider that individually the factory tour would cost £69 and the Classic Team Lotus tour £39 the total price of £449 is very good value for a very special day. To book your place or for more information please contact John Lamb on 01953 608401 or track@lotuscars.com

 




Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Donington Historic Festival 2014 – 3rd to 5th May
Donington Historic Festival 2014 – 3rd to 5th May
Deadline for Club Ticket Bookings is April 23rd

The 2014 Donington Historic Festival is just around the corner and we hope that all club members who intend to go have already booked their club tickets at the very special club rates. But if you haven't yet done so, don't worry, you've still got a few weeks as the deadline for booking is 17.00 on Wednesday April 23rd (see January Club Lotus News page 35 for more info and our special booking code). Tickets are of course also available at full price on the gate.


Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Lotus Cup Europe set to star at the Bosch Hockenheim Historic - Jim Clark Revival meeting
Lotus Cup Europe set to star at the Bosch Hockenheim Historic - Jim Clark Revival meeting
Lotus Cup Europe set to star at the Bosch Hockenheim Historic - Jim Clark Revival meeting 
The opening round of the 2014 Lotus Cup Europe championship is shaping up to be a memorable event on 11-13 April.  The championship, which gained FIA International Series status in 2013, will be supporting the Bosch Hockenheim Historic – Jim Clark Revival meeting at Hockenheim. The German Grand Prix venue will be staging a weekend of historic and modern racing, featuring some of the sport’s most famous categories.  Top of the bill will be Historic Formula 1 cars from 1966 to 1985, an era in which Team Lotus thrived, and the drivers will be competing for the Jim Clark Cup. More contemporary Grand Prix machinery can be found in the BOSS GP category, whilst there will be demonstration laps from Toyota’s 2002, 2004 and 2008 World Championship challengers.
The Race Club Germany will also be demonstrating classic F1 cars and other great single seaters at the event.  Historic Formula 2, the FIA Lurani Trophy for Formula Junior cars and Formula V will also take to the track for races, whilst Sportscars including CanAm and Touring Cars will also thrill fans.  Lotus Cup Europe joins the bill for the first time this year, celebrating Jim Clark’s association with the British marque. The championship will provide a more modern take on proceedings, whilst the racing is expected to be close as the drivers get their 2014 campaigns underway. 
Last season Thomas Dehaibe won the title from the Production classes after a close battle in which V6 Cup and 2-Eleven category drivers were also in contention. The Evora and V6 Exige cars will start as pre-race favourites in the two races, which incorporate both standing and rolling starts.  The Bosch Hockenheim Historic – Jim Clark Revival meeting will be an unmissable event for Lotus fans across the continent, and the race programme makes it one of the best historic events of the season.  Tickets for the event are available from 25 Euros, with a weekend passes priced at 35 Euros. Meanwhile entry is free for all children aged 16 years or younger when accompanied by an adult. For more information on the Bosch Hockenheim Historic - Jim Clark Revival, visit www.hockenheim-historic.de and www.hockenheimring.de 


Snetterton set to provide a spring treat for Lotus enthusiasts
Snetterton set to provide a spring treat for Lotus enthusiasts
Snetterton set to provide a spring treat for Lotus enthusiasts
The opening round of the LoTRDC racing season takes place at Snetterton, just a few miles from the Lotus Factory, on the weekend of 5-6 April. Lotus Cup UK will kick off with a 90 minute race on the Saturday. Simon Deacon and Andy Napier are the reigning champions in the SuperSport and Production categories respectively. A capacity grid is expected, with V6 Cup, 2-Eleven, Exige Cup and Open Class cars racing for overall and SuperSport honours. The 2013 season ended on the same 300 circuit and just like that event, the extra distance is expected to add further spice to the race.
There’s even more Lotus content on the Sunday, with the inaugural Elise Trophy championship round providing the main highlight. Both new and familiar names are expected to make up the full grid for the 20-minute races. The day will also see the second round of the new Lotus Cup UK Speed Championship. A capacity entry should provide a thrilling set of qualifying-style laps as the sprint competitors put on a show that should prove to be every bit as good as the racing. Seven Lotus track sessions will complete a superb weekend for enthusiasts of the marque.
Adding to the fun, anyone turning up to the event in a Lotus can sample the circuit for themselves by taking part in a parade lap during the lunch break on Sunday, as well as benefit from a Lotus parking area.
Tickets will go on sale from http://www.lotrdc.com/calendar/5-6-april-snetterton-300-10848/ at just £6 each including postage and packing for Lotus enthusiasts. Entry is also free for children aged 12 and under. 


Monday, 3 February 2014

MLOC Chatsworth event July 27th
MLOC Chatsworth event July 27th
MLOC’s annual big summer event, culminating at Chatsworth House in Derbyshire, is now in it’s third year. For 2014 the format will be broadly the same and so will include:

An early morning “run” on some of the best and most scenic roads to be found in the Derbyshire Dales and Peaks (MSA sanctioned). A pre-ordered mid-morning breakfast at Hassop Station café. A procession in to the Chatsworth estate where we have our own parking/display area. The now famous MLOC catered picnic buffet Car of the Day vote and prize-giving. Last but not least the very well supported MLOC raffle.



Friday, 31 January 2014

Continued insurance benefits for Club Lotus members through Footman James
Continued insurance benefits for Club Lotus members through Footman James


Club Lotus is pleased to announce that it has renewed its arrangement with specialist classic car/bike insurance broker Footman James, securing enhanced special insurance discounts and benefits for club members.

Footman James’ motor policies are amongst the very best you can buy and include UK and European breakdown cover and motor legal expenses as well as choosing your own repairer and personal injury as standard. FJ also offers a range of policy options, including multi-vehicle, laid-up, agreed value and limited mileage cover.


Friday, 3 May 2013

JIM CLARK WEEKEND 2013
JIM CLARK WEEKEND 2013
This year we’ve organised a very special weekend to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Jim Clark’s and Lotus’s first Formula One World Championship at Duns on 18th and 19th May.



Monday, 29 April 2013

CLUB LOTUS CASTLE COMBE TRACKDAY 25TH MAY 2013
CLUB LOTUS CASTLE COMBE TRACKDAY 25TH MAY 2013
BOOK NOW FOR OUR CASTLE COMBE TRACK DAY!
Our May trackday at Combe has always been one of the most enjoyable events of the year
. There are still a few places left so book now!



Tuesday, 9 April 2013

CLUB LOTUS SHOW - LATEST NEWS
CLUB LOTUS SHOW - LATEST NEWS
CLUB LOTUS SHOW - LATEST NEWS

Brian Angus will be giving technical talks on Saturday and Sunday on the 900 series engines and the Espriit. He'll also be on the Club Lotus stand on both days to answer any questions as will Brian Buckland who'll also be hosting tech talks on the Elan and twin cam engine. This is in addition to the wide range of technical advice available on the stands from the likes of Steve Fulcher, Option I Sportscars, Spyder Engineering, Hangar 111, Chris Neil, PNM, Nitron, and CTM Engineering to mention a few.


Tuesday, 26 March 2013

CLUB LOTUS SHOW & FESTIVAL 2013
CLUB LOTUS SHOW & FESTIVAL 2013


We’re very pleased to announce April 20th/21st as the dates for our 2013 Club Lotus Show at Donington and also to be back in our traditional April slot. The hall has been completely refurbished during 2012 and as well as a new coat of paint there’s a new restaurant, bar, toilets, heating and wiring -you’ll hardly recognise the old place..!

BOOK YOUR TICKETS NOW ONLINE THROUGH CLUB SHOP!



CLUB LOTUS SHOW & FESTIVAL 2013
CLUB LOTUS SHOW & FESTIVAL 2013


We’re very pleased to announce April 20th/21st as the dates for our 2013 Club Lotus Show at Donington and also to be back in our traditional April slot. The hall has been completely refurbished during 2012 and as well as a new coat of paint there’s a new restaurant, bar, toilets, heating and wiring -you’ll hardly recognise the old place..!

BOOK YOUR TICKETS NOW ONLINE THROUGH CLUB SHOP!



Thursday, 24 January 2013

BOB CHAPMAN
BOB CHAPMAN
We were greatly saddened to learn of the passing of Bob Chapman who died on Saturday 19th January after a brave battle with cancer.


CLUB LOTUS CASTLE COMBE TRACKDAY 25TH MAY 2013
CLUB LOTUS CASTLE COMBE TRACKDAY 25TH MAY 2013
CLUB LOTUS CASTLE COMBE TRACKDAY 25TH MAY 2013







Our May trackday at Combe has always been one of the most enjoyable events of the year and we really want to re-establish this day as a great Club Lotus day out as well as a good value and safe Lotus trackday. Those of you who came to Castle Combe last year enjoyed a fantastic day in the sunshine with plenty of track time









Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Lotus Parts Sale - Dec 2012
Lotus Parts Sale - Dec 2012
Please download the latest Lotus Aftersales parts sale list which has recently been released to the Lotus Dealer network. Please note the new list replaces any previously released sales list and any customer inquiries/orders need to be placed directly through the Lotus dealer network. Your local or preferred Lotus dealer will be pleased to quote prices and availability.


Tuesday, 13 November 2012

CLUB LOTUS SHOW & FESTIVAL 2013
CLUB LOTUS SHOW & FESTIVAL 2013


We’re very pleased to announce April 20th/21st as the dates for our 2013 Club Lotus Show at Donington and also to be back in our traditional April slot. The hall has been completely refurbished during 2012 and as well as a new coat of paint there’s a new restaurant, bar, toilets, heating and wiring -you’ll hardly recognise the old place..!

BOOK YOUR TICKETS NOW ONLINE THROUGH CLUB SHOP!


Thursday, 18 August 2011

Club Lotus Show and Festival 13th and 14th August 2011 - Thanks To All
Club Lotus Show and Festival 13th and 14th August 2011 - Thanks To All
Our 2011 show was a great success with good weather, lots of visitors and some fantastic cars to see in the hall. The traders and stand holders reported very good business and plenty of interest from visitors and there was a real buzz around the show all weekend.


Thursday, 11 August 2011

Issue 3 July 2011 CLN Online - Web and Flash Versions
Issue 3 July 2011 CLN Online - Web and Flash Versions
After a lot of work (and a few delays!) we now have Club Lotus News available through this website to members, so you can now read it whereever and whenever you like. Publishing July 2011 in an online version is the start of making the entire 50+ year back-catalog available.


Monday, 8 August 2011

LoTRDC Race Preview Donington 13th and 14th August 2011
LoTRDC Race Preview Donington 13th and 14th August 2011
Ken Savage heads to Donington next weekend (13/14 August) keen to build on his lead at the top of the Lotus Cup UK Championship table. The Production class driver, who is also competing with great success in the Elise Trophy this year, has scored several class victories and leads Steve Quick by 11 points at the halfway stage of the season. With last year’s Elise Trophy round at the East Midlands circuit cancelled whilst it awaited refurbishment, only Savage has race experience here in a Lotus and will be aiming to use this to his advantage.


Club Lotus Suffolk Scenic Drive Now 9th October 2011
Club Lotus Suffolk Scenic Drive Now 9th October 2011
Any Club members intending to go on the Scenic Drive the date has changed to Sunday 9th October.


Silverstone Track Day - 23rd August 2011
Silverstone Track Day - 23rd August 2011
The next Silverstone Circuits run own car Track Day is on Tuesday 23 August, International Circuit based from The Wing.
 
Track Day Price £299.00 inc vat per car.
7 HOURS TRACK TIME
AFFORDABLE TUITION FROM £20 FOR 20 MINUTES


Saturday, 9 July 2011

Cars Wanted for Classic and Sports Car Magazine Article 26th July 2011
Cars Wanted for Classic and Sports Car Magazine Article 26th July 2011
Russ Smith of CLASSIC & SPORTS CAR magazine is looking for a number of Lotus cars for a major feature in a forthcoming issue.


Club Members offer from Octane Magazine
Club Members offer from Octane Magazine

As a Club Lotus member, you’re part of an elite group of individuals who admire and respect the traditions that Lotus motoring brings. If you have a passion for classic motoring, then look no further than Octane to give you full insight into generations past of motoring tradition.



Malcolm Ricketts Workshop Open Evening July 13th 2011
Malcolm Ricketts Workshop Open Evening July 13th 2011
Malcolm will be holding his annual open evening at his Historic Lotus Racing workshop in Hertfordshire next Wednesday 13th July.


Friday, 1 July 2011

Lotus Festival 2011 Snetterton Photos by Hans Bromwich Photography
Lotus Festival 2011 Snetterton Photos by Hans Bromwich Photography
Some great shots from last weekends Lotus Festival 2011 at Snetterton. Many thanks to Hans Bromwich for the links to his flickr photos.


Thursday, 28 April 2011

Lotus Elan Required for Photo Shoot Next Week Brecon Beacons
Lotus Elan Required for Photo Shoot Next Week Brecon Beacons
Classic & Sportscar Magazine are URGENTLY looking for a nice example of an original RWD Lotus Elan (non-Sprint) for a photo shoot in the Brecon Beacons next week.


Heikki Kovaleinen Donuts Tom Webb Catertham Lotus 7
Heikki Kovaleinen Donuts Tom Webb Catertham Lotus 7
Heikki Kovalainen donuts Tom Webb In Caterham/Lotus 7 at Team Lotus Buys Caterham Media Day 27th April 2011 - Club Lotus YouTube Channel


Heikki Kovaleinen Goes Nuts In Caterham Lotus 7
Heikki Kovaleinen Goes Nuts In Caterham Lotus 7
Heikki Kovalainen Goes Nuts In Caterham/Lotus 7 at Team Lotus Buys Caterham Media Day 27th April 2011 - Club Lotus YouTube Channel


Friday, 18 March 2011

Discounts for Members to the Donington Historic Festival
Discounts for Members to the Donington Historic Festival

The Donington Historic Festival is a new annual event that marks the resurgence of this great British circuit and home of our own Club Lotus Show and Festival. It promises to be a fantastic weekend for enthusiasts, with superb on-track action from 300 historic racing cars from the 1930s to the 1980s.

The Festival includes Group C Le Mans sportscars, Porsche 917s and Ferrari GTO’s, pre-War Bentleys, Bugattis and Alfa Romeos and far more besides. There is free paddock access, allowing everyone to get up close to these outstanding racing machines, plus off-track displays and action, Group B rally cars, historic karts, autojumble and memorabilia stalls, cafés, bars and food outlets.



Piper-Heidsieck Brings Sparkle to the Elise Trophy
Piper-Heidsieck Brings Sparkle to the Elise Trophy
Piper-Heidsieck is delighted to announce it will be the exclusive champagne sponsor of the Elise Trophy during the 2011 racing season.  The popular and vibrant champagne brand has agreed a twelve month sponsorship deal including support of the winner's podium offering first, second and third placed drivers bottles of their multi-award winning champagne.


Monday, 14 March 2011

Lotus Parts Sale - March 2011
Lotus Parts Sale - March 2011

Lotus Aftersales are holding a spring sale of various classic parts and accessories and a list of these is here.

The majority of these are for Esprit, Elise S1 and S2, Elan M100, 340R and Excel but there are a few items for Elite, Elan and Europa so have a look and see if there's anything you need. You can choose to collect your parts from either Lotus Aftersales on Saturday March 19th of from your local dealer.



Thursday, 17 February 2011

A Tribute to Ron Hickman
A Tribute to Ron Hickman
It’s our sad duty to report that Ron Hickman died in a Jersey hospital on Thursday morning, 17th February. He was 78 and had been unwell since suffering a fall last autumn and his health sadly deteriorated in recent weeks.

Ron will probably be best known to Lotus enthusiasts as the man who created the legendary Elan but he also played a key role in designing the revolutionary Type 14 Elite. The Elite’s glassfibre monocoque was a groundbreaking piece of design and established Lotus Cars as manufacturers of world beating sports racing cars.


Monday, 14 February 2011

Lotus Excel Motorhome - BBC Top Gear Style
Lotus Excel Motorhome - BBC Top Gear Style
If you missed this on BBC Top Gear you can watch again as this has been released on the BBC Top Gear Website (UK Internet Users Only) - James May converts a Lotus Excel into a motorhome ....


Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Seen at Brooklands ....
Seen at Brooklands ....
Seen at Brooklands .... two Lotus Elans at the Brooklands Breakfast in January 2011.


Friday, 24 December 2010

Club Lotus Show & Festival 2011 - Donington Park August 13th & 14th
Club Lotus Show & Festival 2011 - Donington Park August 13th & 14th
We've brought our 2011 show forward by one week from the date we announced last month. This is because the Elise Trophy race meeting at Donington was recently changed from 20/21 August to the weekend of 13/14 August and it therefore makes sense to similarly move the show forward one week.


Friday, 10 December 2010

Hockenheim Historic - April 15th to 17th 2011
Hockenheim Historic - April 15th to 17th 2011
Lotus will again be the highlight at the 2011 Hockenheim Historic classic race meeting, formerly the Jim Clark Revival, on April 15 to 17 2011.


Wednesday, 15 September 2010

The 2010 Racing Lotus Film Festival, Eynsham Hall, November 13th & 14th
The 2010 Racing Lotus Film Festival, Eynsham Hall, November 13th & 14th
The Racing Lotus Film Festival is focused around Lotus and includes plenty of archive film to keep you entertained! We will be marking several anniversaries this year, including 40 years since Jochen Rindt's World Championship victory, 40 years of the Lotus 72 and 50 years of Lotus 18 victories.


Wednesday, 1 September 2010

Elan M100 'A' Pillar seals still available
Elan M100 'A' Pillar seals still available
Good news for all Elan M100 owners with 'A' pillar water leaks. Lotus Cars have just taken delivery of a consignment of replacement rubber seals (part nos B100V0117F & 118F A Pillar Seals).

Coming October 2011