NEC Classic Motor Show 2022 11-13 November

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NEC Classic Motor Show 2022 11-13 November

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Once again, we have a stand at this event, following last year’s success.

We aim to project an image to reflect the elegance, efficiency and performance of the Elite, Eclat and Excel, with stand carpeting and using the Lotus ‘silent salesman’ displays so kindly donated by Roddy Michael earlier this year.

This year is the 40th anniversary of the launch of the Excel back in 1982, and will be one of the focal points of our display. If you have an early Excel or an SE/SA in nice condition, and you would like to show it, this could be your chance - please reply on this thread so we can assess the applications. We’d like to show one of each.

Similarly, we are looking for a nice Elite to join the lovely Eclat that has already been offered. This Eclat has featured in recent Lotus launch events and looks stunning - we are very lucky that the owner has volunteered the car.

Logistics for show cars mean that you should be able to deliver the car to the NEC on 10 November, and take it home either on the evening of Sunday 13 November or the following day, and be available to join us on the stand for at least part of the duration of the show.

There will be limited free passes available for exhibitors and stand helpers, as before, together with limited NEC car park passes.

Otherwise you can find out more about the show here: https://www.necclassicmotorshow.com/

I will also post information here on how to purchase show tickets using the club discount code, which will provided to registered forum members.

Cheers, Richard
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Hi - as usual I am up for stand assistance and/or providing a car for display.

Following the roof lining exploits at the Resto show in March (which I still have to finish off!), and the re-upholstering of the seats (photos will be posted when I find a moment to do so), Lillith is looking way tidier than she did this time last year. However I certainly wouldn't pretend it's the finest example in our group. On the flip side, because it's not perfect then I can afford not to be precious about how it's treated, so I'm always happy to let visitors climb in, see how comfortable/spacious a Lotus can be, including proving how viable the rear seats are for children. We can see what other options are offered, I won't be offended if refused!

I like the way you are going with the "feel" we are going for on the stand. Very appropriate to our Grand Tourers, and gives a little contrast to the other Lotus cars.
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rbgosling wrote:
Mon Jul 18, 2022 12:08
Hi - as usual I am up for stand assistance and/or providing a car for display.

Following the roof lining exploits at the Resto show in March (which I still have to finish off!), and the re-upholstering of the seats (photos will be posted when I find a moment to do so), Lillith is looking way tidier than she did this time last year. However I certainly wouldn't pretend it's the finest example in our group. On the flip side, because it's not perfect then I can afford not to be precious about how it's treated, so I'm always happy to let visitors climb in, see how comfortable/spacious a Lotus can be, including proving how viable the rear seats are for children. We can see what other options are offered, I won't be offended if refused!

I like the way you are going with the "feel" we are going for on the stand. Very appropriate to our Grand Tourers, and gives a little contrast to the other Lotus cars.
Sounds perfect to me

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"elegance, efficiency and performance"
Suit, tie and running shoes then is it ?

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Hi, I would be happy to bring / display my 1979 Gold Elite S1 if wanted. As has been said before it is an unrestored, far from immaculate example that has been in 'regular' use since new with repairs etc. when required, 160k miles, so may or may not not suit approach for the stand. It was featured in 6 pages of Feb / March 2022 'Absolute Lotus' Mag very much in the 'survivor and still used' ethos and will be on the Winterbottom Run for viewing if that helps decide. The main 'cosmetic issues' are tatty bumpers and very poor brown vinyl roof showing 40+ years of 'life'. Mechanically okay: original but rebuilt 2 litre and 'Maxi' gearbox. Chassis replaced by Miles Wilkins in 1998 with (supposedly) the last 'Lotus' galvanized one.

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Thanks guys for your offers. We now seem to have a strong hand of four Grand Tourers available with a couple of options. Look forward to seeing your Elite on the Winterbottom Run, Andy! Should be able to confirm everything by then.

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