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Dear LOTUS friends,

The countdown has begun for the Bosch Hockenheim Historic, the Jim Clark honor of Jim Clark we will organize a very special day of remembrance in Hockenheim on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of his death. As many Jim Clark enthusiasts know, Jim crashed on April 7, 1968 in a Formula 2 race.  The cause has never been properly explained. For many motorsport fans and racers Jim Clark remains a great idol, not least because of his fairness and likeable nature.As every year Motorsport and LOTUS fans and friends from all over Europe will gather around this event at the Hockenheimring- an emerging positive appeal to all of us, and I am very glad about this development.

There will be many very interesting racing series fighting and we will have three days outstanding motorsport fun! Especially for LOTUS fans I would like to recommend the LOTUS Cup Europe under the direction of Paul Golding please have a look at . For tickets and drive through permits you have applied for at  Mrs. Alexandra Edinge  [email protected]

you will find me dispatching them at the Mercedes tribune. At the April 7th will be Jim Clark’s 50th day of death and many enthusiasts will commemorate this special day.

There are many events both in Germany and abroad this year to reminder Jim. In particular, in Scotland on the 7th & 8th April at the Jim Clark Museum in Duns a great day of remembrance for Jim Clark is organized. Many prominent LOTUS clubs and individuals have registered toto celebrate this special day. Of course, the LOTUS Historic Register Germany will be represented with 20 club participants in Duns. In addition on April 7, 2018 in Duns the foundation stone for the new Jim Clark Museum will be laid. We are already looking forward to being part of these festivities.

                                                                                                                                                                          LOTUS Anniversary 1948 - 2018

Of course, I would like to focus on the Jim Clark Revival in Hockenheim. We have put together an extraordinary racing event for everyone who attends.Not only are there many fantastic race series but we also have the opportunity to drive on the Grand Prix track for half an hour during the lunchest LOTUS Car break.There will also be an award ceremony for all LOTUS participants.

I would like to draw attention to the fact that the LOTUS brand celebrates its 70th anniversary this yearand we want to celebrate that in Hockenheim.

Colin Chapman designed his first car the LOTUS Mark 1 in 1948, when he was still studying at the University of London. This car was developed by him as a test vehicle and received the registration number OX 9292. Colin built a chassis of thin aluminum attached to plywood andmodified the rear suspension for better handling, resulting inlater established in the automotive industry as a sophisticated chassis design. Thiswas the starting point for many more revolutionary designs.

Although the original Mark 1 isn’t available a replica was created with the same dimensions, and an identical Austin chassis.

Colin Chapman and his future wife Hazel were very successful with the new Austin Seven in various trials, over rough roads.

The following LOTUS drivers are awarded:

Oldest LOTUS Car

Longest LOTUS journey

Best restored LOTUS

Exceptional  LOTUS of the new generation

Oldest LOTUS driver

Many thanks to the Hockenheimring GmbH, who will again donate all the trophiesfor this extraordinary racing event! As you can see, we have put together a wonderful profram for everyoneI would like to draw particular attention to the following program item! As already mentioned a number of times in this newsletter, we will put together a large commemoration on the 21st of April at the memorial of Jim Clark at theHockenheimring, where many prominent LOTUS-people will take part including  Clive Chapman ,Doug Niven,  and Warren King, Martin Donnelly.

Would like to thank a very special LOTUS - friend,  Mr. Bernd Feistle of BF sports car.

He donates the Jim Clark helmet, which he designed himself and makes available for  the wreath-laying ceremony at the memorial of Jim Clark. We will be together with participants at the Jim Clark memorial for a wreath-laying ceremony and to hold a minute's silence in honor of Jim Clark.

I wish all participants a great event, a good stay and a safe journey to Hockenheim.


Siegfried Herrmann


Lotus- Coordinator Hockenheimring




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