Lotus Day at Silverstone - 21 Sep

Hi All,Bit of a blatant plug but it might be of interest to some of you.You may know that the VSCC Race Meeting at Silverstone on 21 Sep will feature a one-marque race for pre '65 F1, F2 and FJ formula cars. There will also be on-track demonstrations of a representative cross section of the racing machinery, a static racing car review and a goog proportion of early Lotus Sports-Racing Cars in the 1950s Sports car Race. The Historic Lotus Register will be bringing somewhere in the order of 25 cars, and Club Lotus, Lotus Drivers Club et al will be represented.We are promised an appearance by Mk1, Mk2, Mk3, Mk4 (the first time these have all been together at one time) several Mk6, Mk7, Mk11, any number of 18, 20 and 22, 23B, 49B, 59B, 76, etc etc. Bell and Colville will be bringing 2 Autobytel racers and Classic Team Lotus have promised to bring three cars (types tbc). Lotus Sport and Performance may also turn up. There will be a number of Lotus related traders.Anyone turning up in a Lotus will get infield parking. Tickets are �10 on the day or �8 in advance for members of the Lotus clubs by ringing Gill Batkin on 01608 644777 ext 5. Or, if any of you have access to a car that could form part of the review or on track demo call me on 01608 644777 ext 4. RegardsMike

MikeSounds brilliant - another world famous “Stripe extravaganza” [image]http://www.exiges.com/ubb/NonCGI/images/icons/grin.gif[/image]I would love to join you, but unfortunately (!) my eldest is off to Uni that weekend, so I’ll be helping him move in.Have a great time [image]http://www.exiges.com/ubb/NonCGI/images/icons/grin.gif[/image]

Hello Mike,Some interest on the BritishCars BBS - I will be attending along with 3 340R’s [image]http://www.exiges.com/ubb/NonCGI/images/icons/smile.gif[/image] - weather permitting. I’ve looked at the Octagon Motorsports web-site but it does not give details of the start time - can you assist?Thanks,James LRG Exige [image]http://www.exiges.com/ubb/NonCGI/images/icons/smile.gif[/image]

Practicw will start at 9:00 a.m. and racing at 13:00hrs. 9 race programme and 2 on track demos of Lotus machinery. I can now also confirm presence of Mk1, Mk2, Mk 3, Mk4 6s, 7s, 9, 11s, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18s, 20s, 21s, 22s, 23s, 24, 25, 26R, 27, 28, 33, 49B, 51, 59, 60, 69, 70, 72, 79, 91 etc. Don’t miss it!Mike

P.s. Has anyone got a Lotus Carlton or Lotus Cortina they could bring along as a course car? I need something that can carry the Clerk and a steward or two. You get to drive, of course.Call me on 07974 415496 if you can help.Mike

C’mon,Somebody must know somebody with a Lotus Carlton or Cortina that would love to show it off round Silverstone???Mike

Mike,A long shot I know but, if you don’t make offers you don’t get sales…Prior to Exige Ownership I had a VX220 purchased from Monorep in Hayes (stay with me [image]http://www.exiges.com/ubb/NonCGI/images/icons/smile.gif[/image]), either the Service Manager or Site Manager has owned a Lotus Carlton from new and I’ve seen it on the forecourt on several occasions. The chap is obviously an enthusiast and I suspect would gladly take the car around Silverstone - Monorep can be contacted on 0208 893 0900 or [email protected] (don’t know how regularly they check mail).Good luck with the Search and see you on Saturday.JamesLRG Exige [image]http://www.exiges.com/ubb/NonCGI/images/icons/smile.gif[/image]

As you will have noticed I didn’t manage to find a Carlton ( I stayed at Silverstone last night so didn’t pick up your message until tonight) but I was very pleaeed with the way the day went - especially the F1 demo for which I now owe Geoff Farmer and Clive Chapman a few beers!It was also great to see so many Lotus road cars parked on the infield - so thanks to everyone who turned up ansd I hope you all enjoyed your day.RegardsMike

Hi Mike,Just back from Oman,catching up with what’s been going on,I see that you was after a Lotus carlton,I could have helped you there, as a good friend of mine would have lent me his for the weekend,never mind maybe next time if i’m home! [image]http://www.exiges.com/ubb/NonCGI/images/icons/smile.gif[/image]Peter