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Yet another creation of Dirk Kestelyn, Pascal Vasseur and Frederik Van Cauwenberghe in collaboration with (Belgian Lotusforum). For the 2015 edition we repeat the Ypres Lotus Day success story. With your Lotus we bring along the most beautiful spots around the Ypres-Kortrijk region, nice roads are combined with cosy stops including the necessary snacks, meals and drinks. Once again “the Lotus event of the year”! Last year +140 cars!

Date: Thursday 14 may 2015 (Ascension Day)
Region: West-Flanders (Belgium)

08h30 : Meeting & registration with coffee and buns 
(@ De KollebloemeGrand Place Ypres
10h00 : Start part one
11h15 : Aperitif stop Wervik
11h45 : Start 2nd part
13h30 : Lunch (light warm lunch) 
(@ HippodroomWaregem
14h30 : Start 3rd part
15u35 : Afternoon apero stop Zonnebeke
16h00 : Start 4th part
17h30 : Endpoint + reception [NO DINNER] & Dinner [ALL-IN] no dresscode!
(@ Feestzalen VossenbergHooglede 

tip: we have a FREE roadbook available in English, Dutch and French for anyone who is interested. If you come to Belgium for several days, then you can use this roadbook and make a nice tour and visit a lot of war monuments and nice spots allyound Ypres.


tip2: the weekend after our event (16/17 may) there is the Jim Clark Revival in Hockenheim Germany!

:: ALL IN 
Included in the price: easily and professionally formatted roadbook, rally plate, breakfast & coffee, apero, lunch + drink, afternoon top + a drink, reception & dinner and our good concerned about the whole day.
75 € (price per person (1p) payment only by bank transfer!
145 € (price per team (2p) payment only by bank transfer!
Deadline payment : 11/05/2015 - Only payment completes your registration!

In principle, the same formula as the all-in, but without dinner (dinner).
You leave after the reception.
60 € (price per person (1p) payment only by bank transfer!
120 € (price per team (2p) payment only by bank transfer! 
Deadline payment : 11/05/2015 - Only payment completes your registration!

Registration: ONLY THROUGH this form.

More info: 
Pascal Vasseur (+32 477/21.01.63 - NL, F, GB) organisation(at)ypreslotusday(dot)be





Edited by Frederik

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Each year, Lotus owners or lovers all gather in increasing numbers in the large market town of Ypres. It is an annual tradition of the organizers to get between 120 and 150 Lotuses together and the 7th year was no exception, with 136 already colorful British sport cars, which together made up your Lotus Ascension Feast day of the year.

Each year vintage Lotus and more modern versions of the British brand gather in Ypres. The organizers also dotted this year a new route and made a nice mix between spirited ballads in the picturesque landscape and recuperative stops. This year, the road book brought the Lotuses along the beautiful Heuvellandse roads to Waregem where a small piece of Flemish Ardennes meegepikt is. A route full of fun and most winding roads, the natural habitat where a Lotus and especially its passengers could enjoy to the fullest.

Ypres Market Square

Under the expert eye of the stewards most of the participants arrive between 8 and 10am on the main square of Ypres, which quickly transformed into a very colorful scene. It goes without saying that 136 colorful Lotuses, against the historical backdrop of the Cloth Hall and eating houses with their characteristic stepped gables creates a special atmosphere. After a beneficent breakfast and chat with fellow Lotus enthusiasts each driver receives a goodie bag and road book to help them through the day.

Wervikse local specialities

The participants followed the dot-arrow road book at their own pace with the planned route through the typical Ypres and Heuvellandse region to Wervik. In Wervik center was the company Dejan (importer Autoglym maintenance) this year who offered an aperitif of local products. Participants were treated to a local beer or non-alcoholic drink, plus a portion of local Flandrien Cheese.

At their own pace, participants headed off for the second part of the tour. That brought the participants of Wervik through a small corner in the Flemish Ardennes to the Hippodrome Waregem.

Hippodrome Waregem

Around 13:30 the first participants arrived at the large parking of the Hippodrome Waregem. Just like the big market in Ypres, Waregem was treated to a temporary Lotus-meeting format, while the participants were able to sit down for a light lunch.

The latter part of the day included a journey back to Ypres. After 60km of driving pleasure attendees were treated to refreshments in the beautiful rural surroundings of Zonnebeke. The endpoint was again 60km further in Gits, where all participants were invited for an aperitif and a final celebration dinner.

Next year will Ypres Lotus Day will take place at Our Lord Day (05.05.2016) and again the many stops included will involve the regions many treasures that Lotus made the past 60 years.

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