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News & Forthcoming Events:

 

13/11/17 NEC Classic Motorshow report 

 

A huge thanks is due to Phil Jewell and his enthusiastic team for a superb event at the NEC, I think we can say HLR is firmly on the map with the organisers. The cars were the stars, and in particular the Lotus 12 (compliments of Clive Chapman) which proved to be a unique highlight and the focus of much interest from the media and public.

This years theme was "family ties", displayed perfectly by Clive echoed by Colin gazing thoughtfully at a Lotus grand prix car.

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The club secretary's type 14 Elite attracted a lot of admiration

 

A decision will be taken at the AGM as to whether we make this an annual event, but given the success and the absence of the Lotus show at Donington, it's likely to be a permanent fixture on the calendar.

 


 

 

Lotus Seven, 60th Anniversary at the BRDC Centre, Silverstone. Report from Paul Davis

A "full house" of 100 HLR guests attended a celebration of the 60th anniversary of the Lotus Seven at the British Racing Drivers Club centre at Silverstone on 23rd September 2017, where an elegant lunch was attended and addressed by period Formula 1 / Le Mans / Monaco winner Richard Attwood. Nearly 30 historic Lotus Sevens plus support from Lotus Elites (also 60 years old this year) and two Lotus 6’s in autumnal sunshine made for a perfect celebration!  I particularly like the shot of two racers in period (Richard Attwood and Ken Lyon from California)  engrossed in conversation about their Formula Junior days – both raced Lotus 20s successfully, and Bob Dance (Jim Clark’s mechanic) recalls working at Cheshunt watching Sevens lowered by hoist from the mezzanine floor before despatch! John Watson's meticulous arrangements resulted not only in a record turnout of early Lotus Sevens and a "full house" at lunch, but also the compliments of the BRDC on our passion and enthusiasm shown by everyone on the day."

Future HLR Sponsored and some additional Non-Sponsored events are shown below. Sponsored events have an HLR Stand and usually a collection of members' cars. Non-sponsored events may allow HLR members to enter their cars, although there may not be an HLR stand or opportunity to display cars.

Plan now - HLR Events Summary 2017:

Event      

Date

Organiser

Winter Warmer,

29/1/17

(completed)

Race Retro – Body of Registrars  (only) meeting

25/2/17


(completed)

‘Two for One’ Early Bird ticket code for Silverstone Classic

 

(expired)

 

Brooklands Lotus Historic display with Breakfast meeting

21/5/17

(completed)

Lotus Elite 60th Dinner
Calcot Manor Hotel

26/5/17

(completed)

Club Lotus Castle Combe Track Day with
HLR traditional display plus Elite ‘60’ stand+ Parade laps 

27/5/17

(completed)

Sherborne Castle Classic

16/7/17

(completed)

HLR Silverstone Classic ‘Anniversary Corner’ for
Sevens, Elites, Elevens, L51 plus all other HLR cars.

28-30/7/17

(completed)

Chairman’s Racing Workshop Open Day

19/8/17

(completed)

Lotus7 60th Lunch  
BRDC Centre Silverstone
Plus Seven stand
11 am – 4pm

23/9/17

(completed)

Castle Combe Classic
Display and Laps

7/10/17

(completed)

NEC Classic Motor Show - HLR ’60 th Anniversary ’ Stand

10-12/11/17

(completed)

HLR AGM / Dinner
Elcot Park, Newbury

18/11/17

(completed)