ANNOUNCING THE WINTERBOTTOM RUN 2022

Any social or anti-social get togethers, track days, shows, stag nights etc. that may be of interest to members. The occational blast down the road, or trip down to the local.

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ANNOUNCING THE WINTERBOTTOM RUN 2022

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Following last year’s successful meeting on the occasion of Oliver’s memorial service, those of us who attended are putting together an event for this year, on 12-13 August. We will be joined by Oliver’s sister Sara and daughter Anne, and by his other daughter Jane on Saturday. We will also extend invitations to Mike Kimberley and other contemporaneous Lotus personnel.

In summary, this is the plan:

Friday 12th August

Rendezvous near Hethel at lunchtime at a venue to be arranged;

Depart on a fast tour of the Norfolk countryside, led by local and Lotus legend Simon Freebrey;

Check in at hotels;

Meet for dinner around 19.00 at the Mangreen country house Hotel NR14 8DD;

Depart for hotels.


Saturday 13th August

Meet at Classic Team Lotus for a tour probably around 10.00 am. Note that there is a charge of £38 per person for the tour.

Following the visit, depart for home or own activities.


This will be a great experience if last year is anything to go by, and everyone who attended wanted to do it again.

Unfortunately we can’t find a suitable hotel at a reasonable rate that can accommodate us all. Last year we used the Bird in Hand at Wreningham with deep Lotus connections - we dined in the Chapman Room - but they are not accepting large group bookings this year. Some of us are staying at the Bird and some at the Mangreen, but as they have limited rooms they are pretty much full. If you have problems finding accommodation Simon may be able to help, so let me know and I’ll summarise our requirements for him.


We need to finalise numbers for Classic Team Lotus ideally in the next week or so, so let me know either here or by email or messenger. Note that pms don’t always work on the forum, so don’t rely on those!


Look forward to hearing from those who want to come and to seeing you there.


Cheers, Richard
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Sounds a fabulous event - sorry I won't be able to join in on this one.
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rbgosling wrote:
Thu Apr 14, 2022 12:44
Sounds a fabulous event - sorry I won't be able to join in on this one.
Yes, sorry about that Richard - you were in a minority of one on the dates!

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Andrew Webber and Maria Bland would like to attend the dinner, run out and CTL visit please. We will sort dome accommodation to suit.

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I have a room booked at the Bird in Hand which I will be cancelling. If anyone is interested let me know and i will try to coordinate my cancelling to allow someone from here to pick it up.

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Hi Alan, if it is a double I will take it please.

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Great you can make it Andrew. Be good to have another Elite on the run.
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AndrewWebber wrote:
Sat Apr 16, 2022 08:35
Hi Alan, if it is a double I will take it please.

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I’ve booked it as a single, but I think all their rooms are large doubles. The one I stayed in last year certainly was.
Drop me a pm with your tel number and maybe email address and I will call them see which is best way to swap it over to you.

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MetBlue wrote:
Sat Apr 16, 2022 08:50
Great you can make it Andrew. Be good to have another Elite on the run.
Tony
Seconded!

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Hi Alan, I've attempted to reply with my contact details with a PM, but it's showing in my 'outbox' but not showing in 'sent'. I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong ?

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I think stuff stays in the out box until the recipient has read it, but the PM system seems a bit flaky at the moment. I sent a PM earlier in the week and it didn't get through.

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Hi Andy,

Just picked your pm and replied.

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I'm staying at the Bird in Hand with my wife, and I believe Mr and Mrs Bash are staying there too. Looking forward to seeing you there Andy!
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Correct, stopping friday and saturday
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bash wrote:
Mon Apr 18, 2022 15:04
Correct, stopping friday and saturday
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We are stopping in the John Barleycorn in Duxford on the way up on Thursday night, the Bird in Hand on the Friday, and then the Falcon in Warwick on the way back on Saturday night.

Three pubs in three counties over three nights... Ollie would have approved! :)
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