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  1. As some of you are aware Magnitude Events has operated exclusively over the past 24 months from the Official Lotus Test Track at Hethel operating club events and Retro and Heritage Events of a more "gentlemanly" nature. Since the reviewing of noise emissions and use of the test track facility, Lotus has since restricted the companies that can operate there under the legalities drawn out in the terms of use of the circuit which unfortunately meant that Magnitude had to ultimately withdraw from operations at the Hethel. There was an overwhelming support from the TLF members and the wider community for my events that I operated and for that I want to extend my sincere gratitude for supporting me and respecting the ethos that I worked so hard to achieve in the early stages of setting up the business. Since October last year my personal circumstances have changed which has seen an exciting new chapter begin, some of you may be aware that between 2011-2013 I used to be the Sales and Marketing manager for the Lotus Driving Academy at Hethel and now I have found myself gravitating back to the brand and have once again joined Lotus in the form of Sales and Marketing manager at Stratton Motor Company (The Local Lotus Main Dealer) with a personal view to help inject some good old fashioned high levels of customer service and a refreshing sales process to ensure that the purchase of these cars is nothing more than an enjoyable experience. Since joining I have explored various options to find the right person to take on Magnitude Events someone who can understand and develop what I initially started in 2014. I'm pleased to announce that James Martin which some of you know more commonly as @JayEmm is now the new owner of Magnitude. Having attended some of my previous events he understands the importance of retaining the gentlemanly and simplistic style of events and looking to take the name to various circuits around the UK with Snetterton and Blyton at the top of the list. I feel with his passion, enthusiasm and connections within the industry that he is one of the best people in my mind to develop the business and move it in the right direction. Once again thank you to all of you that supported me in the past and if you're thinking of purchasing a new Lotus the coffee machine is always on, the factory is only just around the corner and my family restaurant The Bird In Hand does a nice spot of lunch! We can tie all three things at the same time! Kind regards Alexander Brake
  2. Magnitude Events Ltd are returning this season to offer two more (Heritage and Retro) Track events based at The Group Lotus HQ on the Lotus Test Track. These events offer 5 Hours open pit lane track time with a very gentlemanly and courteous track etiquette. Our events provide the perfect opportunity for owners of older cars to appreciate their car in a safe and unpressurised environment with no Subaru Imprezas in sight! These events cost just £99.00 and with track time starting from 12:00 Mid day there is no pressure to hurry there for the crack of dawn. Full details car be found on our website at We welcome all Lotus pre dating 1997. However we offer special dispensations to owners of Esprit all of these are welcome even if they are registered after 1997. The reason for this is to preserve the nostalgia of the event. Company Brief and Testimonials. With over 25 years of collective experience managing track events throughout the UK Including Brands Hatch, Goodwood and Silverstone the Magnitude Events team can guarantee you’re in safe hands. Your safety is our priority. We take safety very seriously at all our events. We have implemented measures to ensure your experience is enjoyable and unforgettable for the right reasons. For piece of mind all our events are marshalled and a quick response paramedic team on hand in the rare event should they be required. Our Retro and Heritage half day events follow a very simple but effective format. The events are relaxed and friendly offering you up to 5 hours of open pit lane driving for just £99.00 at arguably the UK’s most exclusive circuit. We welcome all novice and experienced drivers alike as our events are tailored in a way to make even the most novice driver comfortable. At our events you will learn good track etiquette whilst our instructors are on hand to answer any questions you may have and offer you any reassurance and advice you may need. Never been on track before in your car? Not to worry we have an approachable team of seasoned professionals that will be there to answer any questions you may have. Preparing your car for going out on circuit is essential and the responsibility of all drivers on our track days. Your car should be in 100% road-worthy condition, fault free and all loose items removed from inside the car. Fluid levels should be topped up and properly sealed. Tyres should be in good condition and above 4mm in tread depth across the face of the tyre, not only this but the tyres should have the correct pressures. Customer Testimonials: “Thanks for a fantastic event, I’ll definitely be booking up for 2016, both track time and more tuition. Thoroughly enjoyed the day, thanks again to the whole Magnitude team, all the marshals and Lotus for allowing us to use such a fantastic facility” Dominic Mitchell (Caterham 7 Classic) “Thanks we had an amazing time! Please thank your whole team for such a professionally run track day at such an awesome track & facility, thanks again! Larry. Wendy and Joe Burke (Mazda MX5 MK1) “I booked in to go and spectate yesterday and had a lovely time in the Norfolk sunshine. If anyone is nervous about taking their car on track because it is their pride and joy then you would not need to worry at this event. It was a well organised event and it is focused more around people enjoying their cars around an iconic track appose to setting the fastest lap time. The staff space the cars release on track so there is no pressure from someone coming up behind you quickly and pressuring you to drive beyond your limits. The only pressure it appeared was the pressure that you place on yourself to carry and better line and more speed. Martin Donnelly was there offering instruction too. How can you get better instruction that a ex F1 driver. The reason why I went to have a look is because I have always been worried about taking my 40 year old Europa around a track (exception of parade laps). I have attended other track days and there seems to be more modern cars with inexperienced drivers bombing passed you and then almost barrel rolling their cars around the bends. My Europa is my pride and joy and I never fancied some idiot crashing into the side or rear of it. I will however happily sign up to this event if hosted in the future as the participants seemed to get what it was all about (maybe a very good brief at the beginning of the day before then event at a guess).” Stuart Monument (Lotus Europa)
  3. Good Morning Folks, I just wanted to pass on my thanks to those that were able to make the journey to Hethel at the weekend. And I thought I'd leave this for you Chris it's not often you get a racing driver legend in your car ?
  4. Look forward to seeing you Saturday folks. For those that are wanting to attend please ensure that you have booked so that your name will be with security in arrival.... Because if Neil is working you won't be getting in ?
  5. Afternoon folks, sorry to hear some of you are experiencing issues with your Esprit, It looks to be a good turn out for the last event of the season with a variety of 30 cars booked online for the track event. If you haven't booked up for the track event and you still want to come you do need to book online to secure your place. If you are just coming along for the meet you also need to book online under the Classic and retro meet section of the site. For those of you that have booked we look forward to welcoming you to Hethel on the 3rd!
  6. Hi folks it looks like I have only received a couple of bookings for the next event from Esprit owners so far. there is a lot of chatter in the forums for the next event so If you are looking to come to this then if you can please book up as soon as you can that would be great, this gives me a good idea on numbers and guarantees you a space! PS ive ordered Sunshine and 20 Degree weather for the 3rd
  7. We are hosting our second Heritage track event in October at the Hethel Test Track! This event is open to all pre 96 Registered cars, special exceptions can be made on application. For example newer Esprit and Europa models are welcome. Static Displays welcome any any of car! Booking Required Thinking of coming? Got any Questions? We are looking forward to having a number of Esprit at the event with 2 or 3 that have booked up already along with a couple of M100 Elans. 5 Hours open Pit for just £79 We operate a "Your Car Your Pace Ethos" Perfect for Novice and experienced drivers alike.
  8. If any of you have any questions about the event and/or event services on the day don't hesitate to contact me. Will be great to see a good selection of Esprit back at Hethel! If you would like to attend you just need to book up online at All the best Alex 01603 5520131 or [email protected]
  9. Hi Folks! Thanks for the great feedback from the last event glad you enjoyed it! I will be uploading some pics on here when I figure out how to! Bookings are starting to roll in for the October Event! I think Chris mentioned that he was looking to organise an Esprit meet for the event? If so I can block reserve to ensure you all get first dibs! Just to clarify any age Esprit would be welcome even the more modern machines!
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