Lotus Festival 2012 18-19 August

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Lotus Festival 2012 18-19 August

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The Lotus Festival is returning to Brands Hatch after three years at Snetterton. Initial info from Paul Golding below.
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Hi All

Thanks for supporting the Lotus Festival in the past.
For 2012 it’s moving back to Brands Hatch but this time on the historic GP circuit.
Much more information to come but I wanted to ensure all the clubs that had supported the event in the past got information/dates early.

If you’d like your club to be involved – discounted tickets, free club display area, free club entry to karting competition and some prizes etc offered to club members as well as news updates please let me know.

It is VERY early still but basics so far..

18th&19th.Aug.12 (main day Sunday 19th August 2012)

The 6th running of the Lotus Festival - the largest Lotus event of 2012.
It's a return to the home of the original Lotus Festival - Brands Hatch after 3 years at Snetterton.
There is no better race circuit in the UK and arguably in Europe to watch racing at and on the historic Grand Prix circuit the sight and sound is unrivalled.

Full details on the Festival will be published on:
http://www.lotus-festival.com

Alongside the Lotus motorsport vehicles from past and present will be Round 5 of Lotus Cup UK & Lotus on Track Elise Trophy.

Full support race programme on both days.

* Classic Team Lotus display and demo's
* Lotus Motorsport support
* Lotus Club Displays
* Inter Lotus club karting competition
* Huge Lotus trade village
* Fairground
* Lotus race programme includes 2 x Elise Trophy & a 1hr Lotus Cup UK race
* Full race support package
* Soap box race
* Special Lotus parade
* Celebratory guests from Lotus past and present

Discounted entry tickets for Lotus club members.

Regards

Paul Golding
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Finally, a show I'm in with a chance of exibiting at 8) Still 90 miles away though :roll:

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Count me in it will be great to be at Brands Hatch can gring the hole family.
Is there camping for the Friday and Saturday?

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Ideal time right in the school holidays. Will see if my son is up for a boys weekend camping
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shaunw wrote:Finally, a show I'm in with a chance of exibiting at 8) Still 90 miles away though :roll:

Shaun, stop your winging......90miles.....................it's 350miles for me one way........................about £75 each way...........grrrrrrrrrr Fecking politicians etc............... :wink: :wink: :evil: :evil:

although once i have my EFI fitted might cost a bit less.............mmmmmmm might be up for it dependant what the price in / camping will be....................
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:lol: S'pose you're right Jerry, as long as I can wash, wax, black out the tyres and dust and hoover on arrival (oh, and have it parked under the marque in case of rain) 90 miles ain't so bad. :wink: :lol:

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shaunw wrote::lol: S'pose you're right Jerry, as long as I can wash, wax, black out the tyres and dust and hoover on arrival (oh, and have it parked under the marque in case of rain) 90 miles ain't so bad. :wink: :lol:

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Latest information received from Paul Golding:

Update website – http://www.lotus-festival.com – Now Up! We are mentioned.
We can have an Excel club stand / display / parking area

First 30 cars email (or PM) to me with car type and reg number and you will be posted a pair of complimentary Sunday tickets early July.

Remember that although the focus may be 50 years of the Elan, it is also 30 years since the Excel appeared so there is an opportunity here.

Please let me know if you are going as soon as possible and I will liaise with Paul to organise tickets.
PM your car details and address to me for posting out of tickets.
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Sorry, won't be able to come to this :( as will be on family holiday in Cornwall.
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*Bump* Any more takers? I need to get details to Paul Golding soon for the complimentary Sunday tickets and parking arrangements.
Please confirm by email/PM as I need address and reg no./car details. The tickets will come via me.
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Please count me in for two tickets. (email sent)
I only live a few miles from Brands :) .

The Excel has been off the road for a couple of years, so this will give me the impetus I need. I know she will start OK, so a cambelt change and an MoT and we're off.

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im going :)

won some tickets on seloc...

also racing in the elise trophy 6hr endurance race at the end of the year too...
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Hi Alan, I've PM'd you... count me in! :D

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Hello to those who asked for tickets - they have now arrived and I am pleased to tell you that they are valid for both Saturday and Sunday.
I will send them out in the next few days. We should have a parking area on "Chapman Way".

For further details don't forget to check the festival website: http://www.lotus-festival.com
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Superb - now, what are we doing about accommodation ? We need a HQ for an event like this!
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