As we are now enjoying what might be called ‘the peak season’ for being out and about and enjoying your Seven, we are taking this opportunity to highlight several Club-organised events that will be taking place during the next month or so. We hope to see you at one or more of these activities and recommend that if you are thinking of participating, you act promptly to be sure of securing places before they are all taken.
Cadwell Park - Tuesday 12th June
With less than two weeks to go, there are still places left for what is traditionally the social highlight of the Club’s trackday calendar. For those able to arrive at Cadwell Park on the Monday evening, there will be a members’ only hog-roast and private bar in the paddock area. The next day we will be providing seven hours of Club-exclusive track-time, starting in sessions and moving to open pit lane format. Our buddy system will be on offer, the ESV will be present and free instruction will be available for all. The price is just £195 for a car and main driver - great value for the chance to drive this fabulous Seven-friendly circuit whilst enjoying the company of your fellow Club members.
Further details including an online booking form are available on the Club’s website, linked here: https://www.lotus7.club/whats-on/cadwell-park-track-day-provisional , or call the Club office on 01873 777303.
Oulton Park - Tuesday 3rd July
Located in Cheshire, easily accessible from the M6 motorway, Oulton Park has been a long-time favourite track venue for the Club, being a terrific circuit for Sevens of all levels. We are offering places in our Club-exclusive sessions that will run for 20 minutes every hour throughout the day at a cost of £229 for a car and main driver, inclusive of free instruction. As usual, we will be arranging a pre-event social and the ESV will be in attendance to reinforce our much-enjoyed Club atmosphere.
Further details including an online booking form are available on the Club’s website, linked here: https://www.lotus7.club/whats-on/oulton-park-track-day-provisional or call the Club office on 01873 777303.
Le Mans Classic - Lotus 7 Club at Porsche Curves - Thursday 5th to Monday 9th July
A unique opportunity to have a private tent pitch at the famous Porsche Curves at the Le Mans Circuit for this classic sports car event that runs every two years, using the full 13.65 km circuit that is also used for the annual modern-day 24 Hours of Le Mans. The Le Mans Classic of 2002 was the first time since 1923 that the full circuit, part of which is public roads the rest of the year, was closed specifically for an event other than the annual running of the contemporary "24 Heures du Mans", to allow car owners and gentleman drivers to experience what it must have been to race these cars on this circuit.
The tour includes: Channel crossing, camping permit, general entrance and paddock entrance tickets, recorded delivery of tickets and Lotus 7 Club private parking at the prestigious Bugatti Circuit. A fantastic opportunity to see classic racing cars being put through their paces at a truly iconic location.
To book a place or for more information, contact the Club’s travel and tour partner, Travel Destinations on 0844 873 0203 and quote Lotus 7 Club at Le Mans together with your membership number.
Portmeirion 25th - 27th June
Our second annual trip to Portmeirion, home of the Prisoner and the iconic Lotus 7. An opportunity to drive the ‘Evo triangle’, maybe take a trip down the longest zipwire in Europe, or simply relax in the village.
Although technically bookings have closed, we understand some rooms are still available. Please contact the office who will check for you.
Club Speed Events
Sunday 26th August sees the Club organising the second of its “home” events at Curborough Sprint Circuit near Litchfield. It’s always a great event whether you are competing or spectating. Championship Coordinator Chris Bramall is keen to remind anyone interested in trying out this most accessible form of motor sport that they are welcome to take part. Yes, there are some safety items required (primarily an approved race suit, helmet, gloves and roll over bar, and an MSA Non Race B license has to be applied for) but the rewards are huge! Chris is also wants to point out that any novice planning to enter the 2019 competition can participate in the August Curborough round and still qualify as a novice next year.
Chris is also interested in anyone who is not interested in competing but who would be is interested in helping out with scoring or other roles. [email protected]
This email aims to highlight just a few of the forthcoming events on offer to Lotus 7 Club members. For a more comprehensive list, look in the Diary section of Lowflying or in the “What’s On” area on the Club homepage www.lotus7.club
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