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2018 LOTUSELAN.NET gathering!!!!!!????????

PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Sun Nov 05, 2017 6:44 am

Donington ?

Oh for the good old days...

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PostPost by: el-saturn » Sun Nov 05, 2017 8:37 am

..................just lovely, folks! i really like the READY FOR ACTION couple AND LIDL!!!!! ----- tbh: i've been to castle combe twice (luv the place!!) and i'm pretty sure i'd get loads of "thumbs up" driving a fantastic brit with swiss plates!! sandy
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PostPost by: elan66 » Sun Nov 05, 2017 2:04 pm

About time there was a Lotus London to Brighton run
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PostPost by: gino1 » Sun Nov 05, 2017 7:47 pm

Yes a gathering in Germany would be nice,the last one I attended “over the border” was the 50th on Lake Geneva...very nice but not a lot of Loti...
Yes John...the yearly event at Donington was great and I miss it...wish someone would organize that again...
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PostPost by: el-saturn » Sun Nov 05, 2017 9:03 pm

oooooooooooooooohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh yes DONINGTON park is fantastic. all classes, everybody equal. minis which Need more air: simple: two 1/4inch holes, tin scissors and rolled back tin foil: 3 min of work and 10degrees less heat. European F3 Championship with Folks which later joined F1, FF and FF Junior etc, etc, anything with 4 wheels and some additional work can race: DONINGTON is racing heaven!! plus lovely old style BRITISH FOOD: finest roasts with our fantastic fried potatoes, lamb roast ------------- you dont Need anything else!! and the real Motorsport Freaks are there regardless of weather - GREAT BRITAIN!!! sandy
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PostPost by: pauljones » Mon Dec 04, 2017 6:32 pm

Does "South Central" mean Isle of whight?
I may be able to push mine there, can i have a few weeks notice.

Sorry Alan no way am i pushing her all way to Eastbourne
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PostPost by: Spyder fan » Mon Dec 04, 2017 7:13 pm

pauljones wrote:Does "South Central" mean Isle of whight?
I may be able to push mine there, can i have a few weeks notice.

Sorry Alan no way am i pushing her all way to Eastbourne


That’s bloody poor show Paul, I have BBQ and Pit Stop organised for Beachy Head car park! Looks like it’s all the more for me and mine!

Seriously, at Beachy Head there is a very nice car park, it’s a national view point and people generally go there when they are having leisure time. To be able to see a bunch of really nice classic cars is a bonus and whenever I have gone there with the +2 or Elan people have always been appreciative.

Maybe we should organise a couple of dates, it’s local for me and a few others, so should be well attended.
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PostPost by: JonB » Mon Dec 04, 2017 7:17 pm

Beachy Head is famous for something else too :?

I can't read the whole thread now but would love to join the South Coast crowd, if my Elan is on the road.

Oh hang on, what about Devil's Dyke? On the South Downs due North of Brighton. Some cracking drives round there. And pubs too....
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PostPost by: pauljones » Mon Dec 04, 2017 7:37 pm

I know mate. Need some coolant pipes for heater as i think its those that have perished. In fact i just need help in total with it. But id love to pop down to visit my childhood play grounds. Maybe in the tintop.
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PostPost by: Certified Lotus » Mon Dec 04, 2017 11:50 pm

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PostPost by: 661 » Tue Dec 05, 2017 12:36 pm

Eastbourne it is then.

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PostPost by: JonB » Tue Dec 05, 2017 2:13 pm

Errm... LiDL car park? It'll be full of shoppers won't it?
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PostPost by: billwill » Tue Dec 05, 2017 7:13 pm

elan66 wrote:About time there was a Lotus London to Brighton run


London to Norwich might make more sense; perhaps we could talk Lotus into letting us drive on their track that surrounds the factory.
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PostPost by: trw99 » Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:46 am

My feeling is that any Elan meeting in England ought to be in a fairly central location, the better to attract folk from all around.

With the demise of Club Lotus Donington, the only Club Lotus event is Castle Combe in May. It is not a static only event and is not now supported by the trade. There is the Lotus Forums event in late Aug/early Sep. Neither is there an Elan specific event at all.

I have been considering an 'Elan Excursion' to somewhere like Wicksteed Park in Northamptonshire. There is ample parking space, as proved by a number of other car clubs who gather there. There are also ample facilities, including the pleasure park for any families, restaurant and conveniences. Space also for trade and club stands.

A simple gathering of Elans of all types, bought together for one day. Arrive, park up and meet other enthusiasts. Space for static displays. Admire the cars. Could have several meeting places for a drive in company for cars to gather beforehand.

Summer season would be favourite, perhaps away from usual events, June or September. I suspect it may be too late for 2018 now.

Simple organisation. Pay for venue hire and make it free to enter. Trade stands could help pay overheads. Make it as attractive as possible for trade, say £100/marquee pitch; £10/table. Also get clubs along FoC

What do you think?

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PostPost by: Spyder fan » Wed Dec 06, 2017 6:47 pm

Just a thought https://www.silverstoneclassic.com/what ... gistration

Car Club Registration
A warm welcome to all Clubs!
Attend the 2018 Silverstone Classic as a car club and receive privileged infield access and a whole lot more!

Nowhere will you get to see so many famous and legendary marques lovingly maintained and displayed by their owners. Many car clubs now make the Silverstone Classic their main annual club event. The sheer scale of these displays – some 10,000 cars - is a landmark feature of the Silverstone Classic – a real celebration of motoring, auto design and memorabilia.

Registration is free for 2018 and the benefits to your club include:
Allocated club display area on the infield, including space for club marquee and licence to sell club merchandise
Dedicated booking code for all members giving them access to the Car Club Display Package - fantastic deals that include 2 x Adult Tickets and an infield vehicle display pass
Potential invitation for a track parade if your club, marque or a model has a special anniversary
10% discount on group bookings of Clubhouse Hospitality
Official Silverstone Classic signage displaying your club name (for clubs bringing 10 cars or more)
Name and short descriptive entry of your club in the event programme
Club link on the Silverstone Classic website
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