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Silverstone

PostPost by: Jonty5speed » Fri Jul 28, 2006 9:41 am

Hello All,

If anyone is going to Silverstone this weekend do you fancy meeting up to discuss the finer points of Lotusing? Any suggestions as to a good rendezvous point?

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PostPost by: Matt » Fri Jul 28, 2006 10:48 am

Hi Jon

Yeah im going tomorrow, have booked my +2 in the lotus parking bit, i live only 15 mins away from the circuit so it seemed to handy to miss.
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PostPost by: GrUmPyBoDgEr » Fri Jul 28, 2006 10:59 am

I'm planning to go tomorrow also.
Have tried to find out if anything Lotusy ws going on without any success. Now I know there is Lotus parking I will strongly consider taking mine.
I presume the parking in in the infield?
Who is organising this?
I know LDC wont be present officially & I haven't been able to contact Club Lotus today.
An answer ASAP would be great as I'm leaving the office shortly.
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PostPost by: Jonty5speed » Fri Jul 28, 2006 11:05 am

Hi Matt,

I'm probably going to be there on Sunday but I'm also interested in the Lotus parking... is it too late to arrange, who do you need to contact?

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PostPost by: Matt » Fri Jul 28, 2006 11:33 am

The lotus parking is organised by club lotus if you ring them they may still have spaces and also you get your entrance ticket half price !


The above is assuming your a club lotus member :wink:


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PostPost by: Jonty5speed » Fri Jul 28, 2006 11:58 am

Thanks Matt,

I've just rung Club Lotus and unfortunately all the parking has been taken.....oh bugger :(
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PostPost by: GrUmPyBoDgEr » Fri Jul 28, 2006 12:00 pm

I have just phoned Club Lotus.
They have no more special passes for the allocated Lotus parking area.
I think I will just drive there & try my luck.
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PostPost by: steveww » Fri Jul 28, 2006 4:55 pm

I will be there tomorrow with my S4 and good lady navigator. I am doing a run in with the Grand Touring Club, parking up on the infield. Hope to see you there 8)
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PostPost by: Jason1 » Fri Jul 28, 2006 6:51 pm

I will be there on the stand. Going to give the beast a quick wash in a minute as I have been stuck on the dusty A12 for the past hour and a half.

It will take me about two hours to get there, I hear there are road works at Luton, none of you buggers nick my space if I am late :x

Hoping for a bit of rain tonight to cool it off a bit.

Should be a good day, just saw a news report on the telly, it looked very warm.

See you there :D

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PostPost by: GrUmPyBoDgEr » Mon Jul 31, 2006 6:30 am

What a great day it was on Saturday.
The weather was just right some great racing & what sight for sore eyes all those cars & bikes were.
I managed to blag an infield pass from the newly re-formed Historic Lotus Club. They appear to be a friendly & knowledgeable bunch.
The Club Lotus area appeared to be unmanned, just parking spaces!
Club Elite had a good turn out as did the Lotus seven club and Lotus Cortina owners.
Clive Chapman was there with Historic team Lotus; there were also many other Mk's of Lotus racing there.
It was a hood up drive home due to the dark sky. Thank goodness it stayed dry, mines a pig to drive in the wet.
I just wish I could have gone again on Sunday!
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PostPost by: steveww » Mon Jul 31, 2006 8:41 am

Do you have some information on Historic Lotus Club? Perhaps they may be better than Club Lotus.
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PostPost by: Jonty5speed » Mon Jul 31, 2006 9:01 am

Otis (on the right) and friend at Silverstone yesterday.....does anyone recognise the other car?
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PostPost by: GrUmPyBoDgEr » Mon Jul 31, 2006 9:26 am

Ref. "The Historic lotus Club"

I only met them on Saturday.
I spoke to John Oakley, who is the club secretary.
Initially thought I was speakig to "The Lotus Historic Register" & asked if there were any other Lous stands where I could park my Elan thinking mine would be too young for them.
"Oh no, here's a pass go & get it now!"
was the immediate response.
Apparently there has been a parting of the ways & a number of people from "the register" have departed due to "Politics" (handbags at dawn) & have re-initiated this club.
John & his wife seem to be a very pleasnt people & were full of praise for Alan Morgan of "Club Lotus" with which they are forming a close association. They are also registered with the MSA for sprints, hill climbs & circuit racing.
My own personal oppinion; I have had contact with Alan & find him to be an extremely nice person. He is still finding his feet & I think "Club Lotus" will change for the better with his influence.
Membership details for "The historic Lotus Club" can be found on:-

[email protected]

or Tel. +44 (0) 1256 781116

They have already produced two very interesting club magazines & the third is due out shortly.

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PostPost by: types26/36 » Mon Jul 31, 2006 11:19 am

Jonty5speed wrote:....does anyone recognise the other car?


Well after studying the pic I can say it is defiantly an Elan Plus two :lol: :lol: :lol:
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PostPost by: Jonty5speed » Mon Jul 31, 2006 11:34 am

Well after studying the pic I can say it is defiantly an Elan Plus two


Defiantly or definitely? :D
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