Registration Open for Lotus Club Thunderhill 3-Mile Track Day, September 26, 2019

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Come join the Golden Gate Lotus Club for this open track event at Thunderhill Raceway Park on Thursday, September 26, 2019.

We will be running the 3-mile Thunderhill East track in the standard counter-clockwise direction WITH THE BYPASS. All types of cars are welcome at our events. Click here to sign up via MotorsportReg.

Price is $165 for members and $185 for non-members. You can become a GGLC member for $25 when you register and take the member discount immediately.

This event will be divided into 3 run groups running every 20 minutes. You will sign up for Novice, Intermediate, or Advanced, depending on your skill level and your experience.

Advanced Group is for experienced drivers with 15+ track days/racing experience or equivalent. Intermediate Group is for drivers with a minimum of 7 track days experience, and Novice Group will be for drivers with at least 1 trackday of prior experience. Sign-up for whichever group is appropriate for your experience level. If you sign up for a particular group and decide at the track that you are not comfortable in that run group, ask a GGLC official to switch groups, we can usually accommodate this.

Open wheeled cars will be allowed only in the Advanced Group.

Be aware that Thunderhill has a sound limit of 104dB and that limit will be enforced.

We have a limited number of openings for Beginner drivers (ZERO DAYS EXPERIENCE ONLY!) who will receive 1-on-1 coaching from an experienced driver. Beginner drivers will run in the Novice Group.

Within a few days of registering, you will receive a confirmation email with some event details. Read this email. If you do not receive a confirmation email, check your SPAM folder.

See you at the track.

Scott & John

Lotus Evija debuts at Monterey Car Week

Lotus Evija, the world’s most powerful production car, made its public debut in Monterey this week as thousands of fans flocked to the electric hypercar’s reveal. North America’s excited reception of the first all-electric British hypercar, resulted in strong double-figure orders being taken, and most of the initial production for the US market now allocated to customers

The all-new Lotus Evija hypercar has made its public debut at the world-renowned Monterey Car Week, which drew to a close at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance on Sunday.

Evija received plaudits from across the automotive world at Car Week, from the likes of high profile collector Jay Leno, social media star Supercar Blondie and the Petersen Automotive Museum Checkered Flag 200, gaining many new fans, friends and customers along the way.

Gordon McCall, Director of Motorsports for The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering, said: “Seeing the Lotus Evija debut at The Quail was fantastic – the brand has an amazing history and it is exciting to see its future unfold with the first of its new sports cars.”

Lotus Cars’ CEO, Phil Popham, added: “This is exactly the start we hoped for. Evija is an outstanding and exceptional car – designed and engineered to put Lotus back on the map as the innovator and technical leader that it is. Many orders are now taken, giving us great confidence to hit our planned volume as we enter production next year.”

A technical tour de force, the Evija is illustrative of the innovative thinking and ingenuity that has always been part of the Lotus DNA. With a target output of 2000 PS, it is the world’s most powerful series production road car. It has been designed and engineered in the UK, and will be produced at Hethel, UK, the home of Lotus since 1966. Exclusivity is guaranteed, with production limited to a maximum of 130 cars.

Registration for Saturday August 24th GGLC auto is open for club members

Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the 2019 Golden Gate Lotus Club Autocross season.

Our 5th points event will be held on Saturday August 24th at the usual  Marina location. Registration is now open. Please use the following link to register:

https://www.motorsportreg.com/events/2019-gglc-autocross-points-event-5-marina-airport-golden-gate-lotus-club-autox-913729

Registration will open for non-members next week. The entry fee is the same as last year, $65 for GGLC members and $75 for non-members. First time autox’ers (first time at a GGLC event) are eligible for a $10 discount, so invite your friends along too.

We have 6 classes that you can participate in, as well as a fun group. Please read over the details on the club page at http://www.gglotus.org/ggautox/ggautox.htm.

For Lotus Elise/Exige/Evora drivers, please use the classification tool at http://www.gglotus.org/ggautox/classify.html to calculate your index points and your class to participate in. For non-Lotus cars, please use the  appropriate SCCA class.

Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about this year’s events or any other autox topic.

You can like us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/GoldenGateLotusClub and  check out our event videos at http://www.youtube.com/goldengatelotusclub

Autocross #3 registration is now open

Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the 2019 Golden Gate Lotus Club Autocross season.

Our 3rd points event will be held on Saturday June 29th at the usual Marina location. Registration is now open to GGLC club members. Please use the following link to register:

https://www.motorsportreg.com/events/2019-gglc-autocross-points-event-3-marina-airport-golden-gate-lotus-club-autox-249801

Registration will open for non-members next week. The entry fee is the same as last year, $65 for GGLC members and $75 for non-members. First time autox’ers (first time at a GGLC event) are eligible for a $10 discount, so invite your friends along too.

We have 6 classes that you can participate in, as well as a fun group. Please read over the details on the club page at http://www.gglotus.org/ggautox/ggautox.htm.

For Lotus Elise/Exige/Evora drivers, please use the classification tool at http://www.gglotus.org/ggautox/classify.html to calculate your index points and your class to participate in. For non-Lotus cars, please use the appropriate SCCA class.

Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about this year’s events or any other autox topic.

You can like us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/GoldenGateLotusClub and check out our event videos at http://www.youtube.com/goldengatelotusclub

Registration Open for Lotus Club Laguna Seca Track Day, June 24, 2019

Crossing the Finish

Registration is now open for the Golden Gate Lotus Club’s fourth track day of 2019 which will be held at Laguna Seca Raceway in Monterey, California on Monday, June 24th.  

We will be running (3) run groups with approximately 20 minute sessions each.  Your options will be Advanced Group, Intermediate Group, and Novice Group.  There are a very limited number of Beginner slots available for drivers with ***NO*** track day experience.  Beginners will run in the Novice Group and will be required to have a coach assigned to them to ride in the passenger seat in order to enter the rack. 

Price is $230 for members and $250 for non-members. You can become a Lotus club member for an annual cost of $25.  This entitles you to a $20 discount on all track days for one year. 

Please go to www.motorsportreg.com to sign up.

THIS WILL BE A 90 dB EVENT and will be strictly enforced!  DO NOT RELY ON LIFTING AT THE SOUND BOOTH – if your exhaust or intake is loud, take measures to reduce your levels before the event.

There will be absolutely no refunds.  If you cancel before June 10th and we can fill your spot, we will give you a rain check for a future event.  If we cannot fill your spot, there will be no rain checks given. 
Only sign up if you know you can attend.  We will run this event rain or shine.

Please read your confirmation email as it will include the general schedule. If you do not receive a confirmation email within a week of registering, check your SPAM folder.

This event is bound to fill up fast, so be sure to sign-up early. 

See you at the track,

GGLC Track Day Team

Evora S through the corkscrew

Registration for Sunday June 2nd GGLC autox will open for club members

Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the 2019 Golden Gate Lotus Club Autocross season.

Our 2nd points event will be held on Sunday June 2nd at the usual Marina location. Registration will open for club members today at 8pm. Please use the following link to register:

https://www.motorsportreg.com/events/2019-gglc-autocross-points-event-2-marina-airport-golden-gate-lotus-club-autox-241901

Registration will open for non-members next week. The entry fee is the same as last year, $65 for GGLC members and $75 for non-members. First time autox’ers (first time at a GGLC event) are eligible for a $10 discount, so invite  your friends along too.

We have 6 classes that you can participate in, as well as a fun group. Please read over the details on the club page at http://www.gglotus.org/ggautox/ggautox.htm.

For Lotus Elise/Exige/Evora drivers, please use the classification tool at http://www.gglotus.org/ggautox/classify.html to calculate your index points and your class to participate in. For non-Lotus cars, please use the appropriate SCCA class.

Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about this year’s events or any other autox topic.

You can like us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/GoldenGateLotusClub and check out our event videos at http://www.youtube.com/goldengatelotusclub

Thank you,
Colm
GGLC Autocross Chair

Registration for Saturday May 11th GGLC autox is open for club members

Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the 2019 Golden Gate Lotus Club Autocross
 season.

Our 1st points event will be held on Saturday May 11th at the usual Marina
 location. Registration will open for club members tomorrow (Tuesday) at 8pm.
 Please use the following link to register:

https://www.motorsportreg.com/events/2019-gglc-autocross-points-event-1-marina-airport-golden-gate-lotus-club-autox-285015

Registration will open for non-members next week. The entry fee is the same
 as last year, $65 for GGLC members and $75 for non-members. First time
 autox’ers (first time at a GGLC event) are eligible for a $10 discount, so invite
 your friends along too.

We have 6 classes that you can participate in, as well as a fun group.
 Please read over the details on the club page at
http://www.gglotus.org/ggautox/ggautox.htm.

For Lotus Elise/Exige/Evora drivers, please use the classification tool at
http://www.gglotus.org/ggautox/classify.html to calculate your index points
 and your class to participate in. For non-Lotus cars, please use the
 appropriate SCCA class.

Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about this year’s
 events or any other autox topic.

You can like us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/GoldenGateLotusClub and
 check out our event videos at http://www.youtube.com/goldengatelotusclub

Thank you,
Colm

Registration Open for Lotus Club May 16th Thunderhill West Track Day

Come join the Golden Gate Lotus Club for an open track event at Thunderhill Raceway Park on Thursday, May 16, 2019. We will be running the 2-mile Thunderhill West track in the standard counter-clockwise direction.  All types of cars are welcome at our events.

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Price is $165 for members and $185 for non-members.  You can become a GGLC member for $25 when you register and take the member discount immediately. If you are a Lotus owner registered for the West Coast Lotus Meet, you can take an additional $15 discount when you register.  

Lunch will be provided from the Thunderhill Grill for all registered drivers. 

This event will be divided into 3 run groups running every 20 minutes. You will sign up for Novice, Intermediate, or Advanced, depending on your skill level and your experience. Advanced Group is for experienced drivers with 15+ track days/racing experience or equivalent. Intermediate Group is for drivers with a minimum of 7 track days experience, and Novice Group will be for drivers with at least 1 track day of prior experience.  Sign-up for whichever group is appropriate for your experience level. If you sign up for a particular group and decide at the track that you are not comfortable, then ask a GGLC official to switch groups.  We can usually accommodate this.  Open wheeled cars will be allowed only in the Advanced Group.

We have a limited number of openings for Beginner drivers (zero days experience) who will receive 1-on-1 coaching from an experienced driver. Beginner drivers will run in the Novice Group.

Be aware that Thunderhill has a sound limit of 104dB and that limit will be enforced.  

Because the West Coast Lotus Meet is being held in conjunction with this open track event, run groups could fill up quickly, so sign up early to ensure you get a spot.

Within a few days of registering, you will receive a confirmation email with some event details.  Read this email.  If you do not receive a confirmation email, check your SPAM folder.

See you at the track.