Archive for February, 2011

English Ford Reunion @ Laguna Seca (Apr 30 – May 1)

Monday, February 28th, 2011

Norman Ricketts - Lotus Cortina

On Saturday April 30th and Sunday May 1st. The SCCA, along with HSR-West, will be holding their only “vintage” race event of the year at Mazda Raceway at Laguna Seca. In addition to some other featured races, we are gathering for a ENGLISH FORD Reunion featuring Anglia’s, Escort’s and the legendary Lotus Cortina.

Lotus Cortina

There will be plenty of track time for all involved. Saturday will have a 15 minute warm up session, a 15 minute timed qualifying session and a 25 minute feature race. Sunday will have a 20 minute warm up and a 25 minute feature later in the day. Our cars will be run in a “small bore” production class with the exception of later model Escorts that have the option to run in “big bore production”. All this on one of the most beautiful and challenging world class facilities around.

The SCCA has asked that all of the English Ford race cars park together in the paddock. Special parking for all street cars will also be available. SCCA is also offering a lap of the track and lunch for $20.00.

Pushing it (3)

On Saturday night, we will feature a special dinner for all of you English Ford and Lotus fans out there. Legendary racer Bob Winkelmann will be one of our special guests, bringing along a ton of old race photos and the stories to back them up. Joining Bob will be former TEAM LOTUS mechanic, Syd Carr. Syd worked on the Team Lotus Cortina race team with Jim Clark, Graham Hill, Jackie Stewart and a host of other hero drivers from the 60’s. Syd also worked on the Formula Two and Formula One race teams. Syd will also be sharing photos and stories. We are in the process of scanning all of these photos will use a LCD system to show them. Both will be open to Q & A during the evening. This is a night not to miss.

The number of those attending will determine the venue. Most likely THE BAJA CANTINA in nearby Carmel Valley. Great mexican food and a new banquet room that seats up to 80. A great place that is very racer friendly.

THE ORGANIZERS NEED TO GET AN IDEA ON HOW MANY WILL ATTEND. If you think you are attending the weekend please get back to them asap. We have had interest from New England to Florida to Washington State to Texas. Ross Bremer has inquired about bringing 4 cars all the way from Florida. Three Lotus Cortinas are coming down from the Pacific Northwest. Our own list master, Bob Woolner, will be in attendance. The Winkster, Syd Carr! There are no more excuses………..this is the event to attend.

For you Lotus fans this is a chance to meet some of the folks who made history. We invite you all.

Additional event info will be posted as it develops. This is also a “normal motel rate” weekend in Monterey. Nice places can be had for as little as $80 a night.

For more information on the weekend please contact Mike Summers at bluesbrother30@yahoo.com

GGLC Meeting and Social (18 Feb 2011)

Saturday, February 12th, 2011

Dietsch Werks is hosting a special GGLC meeting and social at Club Auto Sport in San Jose. This event is open to all members well as folks interested in becoming members in future and includes dinner as well as special entertainment.

  • Get info on various club activities including track days, autocross and concours
  • Meet fellow Lotus enthusiasts and share technical tips
  • Trinity Racing Concepts will giving rides in their state of the art 3D racing simulators (includes a Lotus 49)
  • Dinner will be provided

RSVP is not required but would be appreciated. For more information including directions please check out the flyers below.

What: GGLC Feb Meeting and Social
Where: Dietsch Werks, Club Auto Sport (Suite 251), 521 Charcot Ave, San Jose, CA 95131
When: 6pm-10pm, 18 Feb 2011