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.


Registration for Sunday April 7th GGLC autox

Hi everybody, welcome to the GGLC 2019 autox season! 

Our first event, a non-points morning-only practice event will be held on Sunday April 7th. Registration will open at 11am on Sunday March 17th. So don’t forget to register before you go out to celebrate St. Patrick’s day!

www.motorsportreg.com/events/2019-gglc-autocross-practice-event-marina-airport-golden-gate-lotus-club-autox-346504

GGLC TO MAKE HISTORY

You’re likely wondering why the April 7th GGLC Autocross is a half day practice. It’s because the GGLC will be facilitating an autocross wedding in the afternoon! (Might be the first ever autocross wedding.)

Who are the nuptials?  Linda and Gerry. Linda has been with the GGLC for over 10 years driving her silver Elise. The past few years she started sharing the car with Gerry. 

What: Linda and Gerry will be wed on site at the GGLC Autocross

First Dance: Actually, witness their first run as a married couple

Who’s Invited: Any friend of the couple, fellow autocrosser or GGLC member is welcome. Please RSVP by email to autocross@gglotus.org

Dress: Dress is what you’d wear to an autocross (Casual)
Gifts: Please no gifts, the nuptials will be delighted to be surrounded by friends and family

WEDDING SCHEDULE (estimated)
12:00 – Morning practice sessions ends
12:15 – Lunch (again please RSVP)
1:15 – Ceremony
1:45 – Cake & Toasts
2:15 – First Run (dance)

NOTE: We need volunteers to help with set-up for the wedding and working the wedding autocross. Please email autocross@gglotus.org to volunteer.

Thanks,
GGLC Autocrossing

The 2019 West Coast Lotus Meet is a Go!

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The dates are set! The hotel is set! We just need to add a group of rabid Lotus enthusiasts!

The 2019 West Coast Lotus Meet (WCLM) is set for the scenic Sierra Nevada foothill and California Gold Country just east of California’s State Capital, Sacramento California.

The 2019 WCLM will be hosted by the members of the Sacramento Chapter of the Golden Gate Lotus Club. They are excited to invite the members of the GGLC, Lotus Club of Southern California, San Diego Lotus Club as well as the Evergreen Lotus Car Club, Lotus Owners of Phoenix, Lotus Colorado, Southern Nevada Lotus Club, Club Lotus Northwest and the Lotus Car Club of British Columbia and Lotus Enthusiasts from every corner of the globe.

Lotus everywhere

The WCLM will be five days of total Lotus celebration starting Wednesday, May 15 and ending Sunday, May 19.

2019 WCLM Chair, Mike Tatro, “The GGLC-Sacramento is excited to host the 2019 West Coast Lotus Meet to welcome Lotus enthusiasts from across the globe to celebrate everything that is special about Lotus.”

“Our 2019 WCLM Committee has planned a fantastic series of events that include a WCLM Casual Concours, amazing scenic drives in the California Gold Country, the WCLM Banquet, the WCLM Autocross, an optional Lotus track day at the Thunderhill Raceway. In addition, there will be great awards, dinners and more!”

For more info please visit the WCLM website. You can also get regular updates on the WCLM Facebook Page.

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