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Lotus Day, Grampian Transport Museum 2016

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Hi folks,

Following on from the success of previous Lotus Days at the Grampian Transport Museum, I have agreed that we will host the Lotus Day for the museum as an annual event which will become part of the official GTM events calendar.

 

The format will be as before, static display cars, access to the museum and I imagine GTM will be putting on a BBQ for us again .......and of course the highlight being passenger rides round the track, for the drivers and the public.

I would like to arrange a wide group of Lotus cars from the very early cars up to the latest cars.

Being the 50th anniversary of the Europa and the 40th anniversary of the Esprit, it would be nice to do something special for them….any thoughts?

Cars can be either static displays or take part in the track runs which seemed to be enjoyed by all the drivers last year.

It will be about a 2 hour session in the afternoon. Depending on the number of participants, we will swap cars out on the track as the drivers want to take a break... or the brakes need to take a break!

It has to be stressed that these are demonstration rides only and there is no racing under any circumstances due to safety risks with passengers and the public next to the track.

Likewise, the cars must be driven responsibly and well within the limits of both the car and driver.

There will be a maximum of about 8 cars on track at any time and I would like to get about 15 cars minimum.

For those traveling from further afield, it would be a good opportunity to arrange an evening event on the Saturday as well  .... suggestions please?

Can I ask the relevant people in all the affiliated groups to circulate this round please but link back to this thread so I can get a list of numbers here rather than across various pages / forums.

Please add your car to the list including model, year and if you would like to take part in static or track and your name. I will be putting together the same display flyers as last year so please send a picture of your can and the relevant info: 

Model

Owner

Year

Reg

Engine Config

Engine cc

Weight

Power

Top Speed

0-60 mph

Details and History of the car

 

I will start the ball rolling.

Static display

Lotus Esprit S1 (1976) - Gordon Masson

 

Track runs

Lotus Esprit GT3 (1997) - Gordon Masson 

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On 14 January 2016 at 15:54, hedgerley said:

You ay recall my passenger for the day, Callum Grant, did some filming. He's been rather busy with work and stuff but finally got round to editing it. Enjoy.

 

 

The film seems to have disappeared Mark... can you post it again please. Thjanks

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Thanks to Andy for helping me split this up from the 2015 post.  Lets keep all 2016 postings here please.

 

Static display

Lotus Esprit S1 (1976) - Gordon Masson

Lotus Elise S  (2012)  - Jim Selkirk

 

Track runs

Lotus Esprit GT3 (1997) - Gordon Masson

Lotus Esprit V8-GT (2001) - Mark Rigby (still have my flyer from last year)

Lotus Evora N/A (2010) - David Boyd


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Static display

Lotus Esprit S1 (1976) - Gordon Masson

Lotus Elise S  (2012)  - Jim Selkirk

Lotus Elise S1 (2000) - Ken London  (You should have all the details of the car from last year)

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Static display

Lotus Esprit S1 (1976) - Gordon Masson

Lotus Elise S  (2012)  - Jim Selkirk

Lotus Elise S1 (2000) - Ken London  (You should have all the details of the car from last year)

Lotus Elan M100 (1991)- Wendy Walsh

Lotus Elan+2 (1974)- Bill Mutch


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A North Of Scotland club for all Lotus car enthusiasts, all ages welcome, cars new and old, we are affiliated to the national Club Lotus. My Husband John and I run the Club Lotus North East Scotland and at present we have 85 members who mostly are all members of Club Lotus our parent club. ;) We are a small group of enthusiasts of Lotus cars based in the North East of Aberdeen, although we have members from as far afield as Perth Australia. We have no hard and fast rules and as a club only ask that our members respect the thoughts and freedom of other's and to respect wherever we visit or venture as a group under the Club Lotus BannerWe are officially recognised by the National Club Lotus and abide by the rules of the Lotus Club. Our main aim is to enjoy our vehicles, visit and support various shows and event's across the country and generally have fun with our cars.  We are a none profit making group and the only time you as members will be asked for any money will be to pay any fee's due for event attendance or maybe to chip in towards the cost of tea/coffee etc and that's about it. Please feel free to email with any comments, request's, idea's or plans, even if only for a chat or info request I am sure someone will be able to help or point you to someone who can. E-Mail. [email protected] Read more: http://clublotusnescotland.freeforums.net/thread/3/welcome#ixzz5142RUUyb

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Folks,

Remember that this is the May Breakfast Club outing so please add your names below.  A great time has been had on previous years so please lend your support.

Track runs

Lotus Esprit GT3 (1997) - Gordon Masson

Lotus Esprit V8-GT (2001) - Mark Rigby (still have my flyer from last year)

Lotus Evora N/A (2010) - David Boyd

 

Static display

Lotus Esprit S1 (1976) - Gordon Masson

Lotus Elise S  (2012)  - Jim Selkirk

Lotus Elise S1 (2000) - Ken London  (You should have all the details of the car from last year)

Lotus Elan M100 (1991)- Wendy Walsh

Lotus Elan+2 (1974)- Bill Mutch


A LEGS man and proud to declare it! Lotus Enthusiasts Group Scotland

Autocar's Best UK Drivers Car 2009. Car's Performance Car of the Year 2009; Evo's Car of the Year 2009. Top Gear Sports Car of the Year 2009

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Hi folks,

 

A quick update on the Lotus Day at Grampian Transport Museum.

 

This has been a great success in the past few years with more cars and more members of the public each year.

 

Last year we had in excess of 35 cars last year at the event (I think it was about 15 display cars and 20 track cars).

It was a great event last year and I would imagine there will be the same kind of turnout from the public … or more this year so i  can’t see me managing to run it with less than 25 cars.

 

I will have to make a call this week on whether to cancel it or not so please sign up if you are coming along.

 

It is open to all Lotus cars and derivatives… Seven’s, VX220’s, Carleton’s etc

 

Thanks

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Track runs

Lotus Esprit GT3 (1997) - Gordon Masson

Lotus Esprit V8-GT (2001) - Mark Rigby (still have my flyer from last year)

Lotus Evora N/A (2010) - David Boyd

 

Static display

Lotus Esprit S1 (1976) - Gordon Masson

Lotus Elise S  (2012)  - Jim Selkirk

Lotus Elise S1 (2000) - Ken London  (You should have all the details of the car from last year)

Lotus Elan M100 (1991)- Wendy Walsh

Lotus Elan+2 (1974)- Bill Mutch

Lotus Europa S2 (1970) - Mike Clarke

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Track runs

Lotus Esprit GT3 (1997) - Gordon Masson

Lotus Esprit V8-GT (2001) - Mark Rigby (still have my flyer from last year)

Lotus Evora N/A (2010) - David Boyd

 

Static display

Lotus Esprit S1 (1976) - Gordon Masson

Lotus Elise S  (2012)  - Jim Selkirk

Lotus Elise S1 (2000) - Ken London  (You should have all the details of the car from last year)

Lotus Elan M100 (1991)- Wendy Walsh

Lotus Elan+2 (1974)- Bill Mutch

Lotus Europa S2 (1970) - Mike Clarke

Lotus Elise S2 (2007) - Duggie Smith (if you don't get enough numbers for the track runs, stick me down for that)

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I thought I had already put my name down but now added

Track runs

Lotus Esprit GT3 (1997) - Gordon Masson

Lotus Esprit V8-GT (2001) - Mark Rigby (still have my flyer from last year)

Lotus Evora N/A (2010) - David Boyd

Lotus Evora GTE #8  (Registered 2105) - Brian King (Gordon, You have details of this car from my SpeedFest entry)

 

Static display

Lotus Esprit S1 (1976) - Gordon Masson

Lotus Elise S  (2012)  - Jim Selkirk

Lotus Elise S1 (2000) - Ken London  (You should have all the details of the car from last year)

Lotus Elan M100 (1991)- Wendy Walsh

Lotus Elan+2 (1974)- Bill Mutch

Lotus Europa S2 (1970) - Mike Clarke

Lotus Elise S2 (2007) - Duggie Smith (if you don't get enough numbers for the track runs, stick me down for that)

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This is the updated list including any cars that have come from the Facebook event site.

 

Track runs

Lotus Esprit GT3 (1997) - Gordon Masson

Lotus Esprit V8-GT (2001) - Mark Rigby (still have my flyer from last year)

Lotus Evora N/A (2010) - David Boyd

Lotus Evora GTE #8  (Registered 2105) - Brian King (Gordon, You have details of this car from my SpeedFest entry)

 

Static display

Lotus Esprit S1 (1976) - Gordon Masson

Lotus Elise S  (2012)  - Jim Selkirk

Lotus Elise S1 (2000) - Ken London  (You should have all the details of the car from last year)

Lotus Elan M100 (1991)- Wendy Walsh

Lotus Elan+2 (1974)- Bill Mutch

Lotus Europa S2 (1970) - Mike Clarke

Lotus Elise S2 (2007) - Duggie Smith (if you don't get enough numbers for the track runs, stick me down for that) M

Lotus Elan SE (1991) - John Wham

 

To be confirmed (Track / Static / Available)

Lotus Evora GTE (2012) – Archie Buchanan

Lotus Elan SE M100 ( 1991 ) - Archie Buchanan

Lotus Esprit GT3 (1998) - Archie Buchanan

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55 minutes ago, GordonMasson said:

Thanks John.

This is the updated list including any cars that have come from the Facebook event site.

 

Track runs

Lotus Esprit GT3 (1997) - Gordon Masson

Lotus Esprit V8-GT (2001) - Mark Rigby (still have my flyer from last year)

Lotus Evora N/A (2010) - David Boyd

Lotus Evora GTE #8  (Registered 2105) - Brian King (Gordon, You have details of this car from my SpeedFest entry)

Lotus Elan SE (1991) - John Wham

 

Static display

Lotus Esprit S1 (1976) - Gordon Masson

Lotus Elise S  (2012)  - Jim Selkirk

Lotus Elise S1 (2000) - Ken London  (You should have all the details of the car from last year)

Lotus Elan M100 (1991)- Wendy Walsh

Lotus Elan+2 (1974)- Bill Mutch

Lotus Europa S2 (1970) - Mike Clarke

Lotus Elise S2 (2007) - Duggie Smith (if you don't get enough numbers for the track runs, stick me down for that) M

 

To be confirmed (Track / Static / Available)

Lotus Evora GTE (2012) – Archie Buchanan

Lotus Elan SE M100 ( 1991 ) - Archie Buchanan

Lotus Esprit GT3 (1998) - Archie Buchanan

 

 

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Finally managed to get around to putting my Elise back together on Saturday after removing the alternator in October!  I'm available so have added myself to the list.

Chris

 

Track runs

Lotus Esprit GT3 (1997) - Gordon Masson

Lotus Esprit V8-GT (2001) - Mark Rigby (still have my flyer from last year)

Lotus Evora N/A (2010) - David Boyd

Lotus Evora GTE #8  (Registered 2105) - Brian King (Gordon, You have details of this car from my SpeedFest entry)

Lotus Elan SE (1991) - John Wham

Lotus Elise S1 (1998) - Chris Hall (you should have my details from last year?)

 

Static display

Lotus Esprit S1 (1976) - Gordon Masson

Lotus Elise S  (2012)  - Jim Selkirk

Lotus Elise S1 (2000) - Ken London  (You should have all the details of the car from last year)

Lotus Elan M100 (1991)- Wendy Walsh

Lotus Elan+2 (1974)- Bill Mutch

Lotus Europa S2 (1970) - Mike Clarke

Lotus Elise S2 (2007) - Duggie Smith (if you don't get enough numbers for the track runs, stick me down for that) M

 

To be confirmed (Track / Static / Available)

Lotus Evora GTE (2012) – Archie Buchanan

Lotus Elan SE M100 ( 1991 ) - Archie Buchanan

Lotus Esprit GT3 (1998) - Archie Buchanan

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Gordon,

I'm planning to attend - static display only.

Lotus Elan M100 (1990) Red - Stewart Cooper

Cheers,

Stewart

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Hi Gordon,

I will come along for both the static and track runs.

Lotus Elan M100 S2

See you then,

Gerry

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Hi folks,

Thanks for the latest responses but I still don’t have enough cars to run this successfully yet. Static cars are not too critical but I need to get about another 10 track cars.

Can anyone who has contacts with any of the affiliated groups, Scottish Elises, Caterham 7’s etc please ask for volunteers. 

Thanks

 

Track runs

Lotus Esprit GT3 (1997) - Gordon Masson

Lotus Esprit V8-GT (2001) - Mark Rigby (still have my flyer from last year)

Lotus Evora N/A (2010) - David Boyd

Lotus Evora GTE #8  (Registered 2105) - Brian King (Gordon, You have details of this car from my SpeedFest entry)

Lotus Elan SE (1991) - John Wham

Lotus Elise S1 (1998) - Chris Hall (you should have my details from last year?)

Lotus Elise S2 (2007) - Duggie Smith (if you don't get enough numbers for the track runs, stick me down for that)

Lotus Elan M100 S2 (1995) – Gerard Buda

Lotus Excel (1989) - Paul Lawson

 

  

 

Static display

Lotus Esprit S1 (1976) - Gordon Masson

Lotus Elise S  (2012)  - Jim Selkirk

Lotus Elise S1 (2000) - Ken London  (You should have all the details of the car from last year)

Lotus Elan M100 (1991)- Wendy Walsh

Lotus Elan+2 (1974)- Bill Mutch

Lotus Europa S2 (1970) - Mike Clarke

Lotus Elan M100 (1990) - Stewart Cooper

 

 

 

 

 To be confirmed (Track / Static / Available)

Lotus Evora GTE (2012) – Archie Buchanan

Lotus Elan SE M100 ( 1991 ) - Archie Buchanan

Lotus Esprit GT3 (1998) - Archie Buchanan

 

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I'd like to come along to this but I'm sure we have something on the night before, so couldn't commit 100% to adding the 400 to the track cars as it'll depend how late that goes. What's the cut off point for putting names down?

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Thanks Colin,
No cut off point for comming along if we are going to run the event but i need to get enough 100% confirmed cars by the end of the week so that i can make a decisionon whether its going ahead.

 

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Hi Gordon,

my GTE and M100 are good to go for the track.

I'll see if I can persuade some of the Caterham guys on Thursday to come to Alford to boost the numbers. I'll let you know.

cheers Archie

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Hi folks

This is a hard one to call. Last year we ended up with 20 track cars and about 15 static cars at the event and this year we are currently at about half that number.

With the event being such a success in previous years I am really keen to run it again but with such limited numbers I am concerned that we draw a good crowd but don't have the cars we need to support the event.

Because of our relationship with GTM, we are the only club that is allowed to use the track for an event without having to pay for it so it would be good to  keep this going.

I really have to make a decision by Thursday evening at the very latest so please put feelers out to any other Lotus affiliated clubs to see I we can get the numbers up enough to make it viable.

Has anything come back from the Scottish Elise's yet?

 

This was a list from last year that was pulled together about a week before the event and quite a few additional cars came as well. Anyone here who hasn't put their name down like to join us again?

Static display

Lotus Esprit S1 (1976) - Gordon Masson

Lotus Elise R (2008) - Jim Selkirk

Lotus Europa S2 (1969) – Duncan Anderson

Lotus Europa S2 (1970) – Mike Clarke

Lotus Eclat/Excel (1982) - Bill Mutch

Lotus Exige LF1 (2014) - David Darling

Lotus Elan S2 (1994) - Alan Barrie (LEC)

Lotus Elan Sprint (1973) - Philip Imperiale

Lotus Elan SE M100 ( 1991 ) - Wendy Walsh Not doing Track run now

Lotus Elise R (2008) - John Cherry

 

Track runs

Lotus Esprit GT3 (1997) - Gordon Masson

Lotus Esprit V8 (2003) - Brian King Sorry I need to withdraw from this event.

Lotus Elise Mk 1 (year?) – Ken London

Lotus Esprit GT3 (year?) – Ken London

Lotus Esprit V8-GT (2001) - Mark Rigby

Lotus Elise S (2015) - Ian Corse

Lotus Excel 2.5 (Year?) - Kieran Lee

Lotus Exige V6 Cup (2014) - Mike Stout

Lotus Excel SE (1990) - Richard Gosling

Lotus Elan SE M100 ( 1991 ) - Archie Buchanan

Lotus Esprit GT3 (1998) - Archie Buchanan

Lotus Evora S (2014) - Sharron MacPherson

Lotus Evora SR (2014) - Tony Yule

Lotus Evora S SR (2013) - Neil

Lotus Exige S S2 (2008) - Ross Lyall

Lotus Elan SE (1991) - John Wham

Lotus Exige S2 - David Kyle

Lotus Elise R S2 (2009) Kev Rettie

On 17 April 2016 at 20:32, Ali87 said:

So are there enough to go ahead? I could add a VX220 to the list

More than welcome if we can get the numbers up a bit.... and any other VX's Carleton's, Seven's..............

3 hours ago, BigErch said:

Hi Gordon,

my GTE and M100 are good to go for the track.

I'll see if I can persuade some of the Caterham guys on Thursday to come to Alford to boost the numbers. I'll let you know.

cheers Archie

Thanks Arch... looking forward to seeing the GTE!

Any possibility of getting in touch with the Caterham guys before Thursday?

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Have you sent a PM to the LEGS list Gordon? 


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