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UK Club Scene?

PostPost by: v7slr » Sat Jul 30, 2005 10:56 pm

As I'm about to embark on +2 ownership I was wondering what clubs are available in the Midlands, UK. I can see that there's a Club Lotus meeting near to Alcester in the Midlands but their website doesn't give any indication of the type of cars that turn up. I'm a little nervous as mine will be a full Spyder +2 and I'm not sure how well received it would be.

Also, it might be nice to turn up with a name or two from here (if possible) and knowing whether I absolutely *had* to officially join the club before anyone would talk to me. :?
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PostPost by: niallf » Sun Jul 31, 2005 7:29 am

Alcester meeting is a joint Club Lotus and Lotus Driver's Club (LDC) meeting. There's a core group of people who turn up and there's a wide variety of cars too. Europas, Plus 2s, Elans, Elises, Esprits and Exiges and a few of these are very modified.

No checks on membership, in fact Mike Stripe (LDC Chairman) encourages non-members to turn up and take part. They usually organise a speaker, or some sort of event and its very relaxed. If you let me know when you're going, I'll do my best to get along to say hello.

Other sources of Lotus/Midlands based sociability.
MLOC - www.mloc.net - often organise runs and get togethers in the Midlands
SELOC - http://www.seloc.org/ - Lots of Lotus related activity all over the UK

Look forward to seeing you out and about.

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PostPost by: v7slr » Sun Jul 31, 2005 10:04 am

Great, thanks Niall. Just off to Bruntingthorpe to test drive a Spyder. Sometime in the coming week I hope to place and order so I'll be meeting up very soon. :D
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PostPost by: v7slr » Sun Jul 31, 2005 4:40 pm

I may have been a bit premature with that order prediction. See Zetec thread in plus 2 forum.
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PostPost by: cliveyboy » Mon Aug 01, 2005 6:53 am

Depending where in the midlands you are you can always take a trip down the M40 to J4 the local Clublotus are very active and make anyone welcome. www.clublotusbboa.co.uk
They had a big gathering at the Uxbridge show recently and there was a very nice Zetec Plus 2 on the stand.
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