Registration for Saturday May 5th GGLC auto is open for club members

Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the 2018 Golden Gate Lotus Club Autocross season.

Our second event will be held on Saturday May 5th at the usual Marina location. Registration is open for both club members at MotorsportReg.

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 AutoX page.

For Lotus Elise/Exige/Evora drivers, please use the classification tool 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 and check out our event videos on Youtube.

GGLC Autox Sun Apr 8 is open for registration for club members

Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the 2018 Golden Gate Lotus Club Autocross season!

Our first event will be held on Sunday April 8th at the usual Marina location. Registration is open for club members at MotorsportReg.

Non-members will need to wait until next week to register. 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 autocross page.

For Lotus Elise/Exige/Evora drivers, please use the classification tool at 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 and check out our event videos on Youtube.

Registration Open for Lotus Club 3-Mile Thunderhill Track Day March 28th, 2018

Annoying Scott   :-)

Come join the Golden Gate Lotus Club for this open track event at Thunderhill Raceway Park on Wednesday, March 28, 2018.

We will be running the 3-mile track in the standard counter-clockwise direction. All types of cars are welcome at our events. We typically have about 20 Lotus cars and the remainder is an array of different brands.

Price is $155 for members and $175 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 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.

Weather should be good for this event and anyone who has been to Thunderhill in the spring time can appreciate the mild temperatures that are typical for that time of the year. In addition, we have not been to the 3-mile Thunderhill track in years – this event should fill up fast, so sign up early to ensure you get a spot.

Click here to sign up via MotorsportReg.

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.

John &Scott

2018 Autocross Season Schedule

Hi everybody,
hope you’re all having a good 2018 so far and are ready for some autox!

Here are the dates that the Golden Date Lotus Club has at Marina this year:

Apr 8, Sunday
Jun 2, Saturday
Jul 1, Sunday
Jul 28, Saturday
Aug 26, Sunday
Sep 22, Saturday
Oct 21, Sunday

As usual these are subject to change, although we don’t anticipate any.

We’ll be opening registration for the April event in a couple of weeks, so don’t forget to register in time to avoid the wait list! Hope to see lots of familiar faces. Newcomers can join in too so let all your friends, coworkers, relatives, etc. know that they are welcome.

Colm

Registration Open for Lotus Club Laguna Seca Track Day February 26th, 2018

Evora S through the corkscrew

Registration is now open for the Golden Gate Lotus Club’s first track day of 2018 which will be held at Laguna Seca Raceway in Moneterey, California on Monday, February 26th. 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. 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 track. If we can find more coaches, we will send out an announcement for additional beginner slots.

Price is $220 for non-members and $200 for members until February 12th. After February 12th the price will increase to $240/$220.

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.

Click here to sign up using Motorsportreg.com.

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THIS WILL BE A 90 dB EVENT. Our Laguna Seca track days fill up fast so be sure to sign-up early to ensure you get a spot.
There will be absolutely no refunds. If you cancel before February 12th and we can fill your spot, we will give you a rain check for a future event. Only sign up if you know you can attend. We will run this event rain or shine.

The 90dB sound level will be strictly enforced, DO NOT RELY ON LIFTING AT THE SOUND CHECK – if your exhaust or intake is loud, take measures to reduce your levels before the event.

All open-top cars must have a roll bar attached at four locations. Factory rollover protection is allowed.

You will receive a confirmation email within a few days of registering. Please read your confirmation email as it has been expanded to include the general schedule. If you do not receive a confirmation email, check your SPAM folder.

See you at the track,

John, Scott, & Rita

2018 GGLC Calendar now available

The GGLC is super excited to offer our members and Lotus enthusiasts the 2018 Golden Gate Lotus Club Calendar!

The calendar features over 30 fantastic photos from recent GGLC events and GGLC members!

Pick up a calendar for your office or home or BOTH!

Click here for more details and to purchase from the GGLC website.

2017 Golden Gate Lotus Club Holiday Dinner

Faz Restaurant
5121 Hopyard Rd Pleasanton, CA 95112
Saturday Dec 9, 2017
Cocktails at 6:00pm, dinner at 7:00pm

Sign up and reserve your place at the gala GGLC Holiday Celebration at the Faz Restaurant in Pleasanton. Don’t miss out on the wine, food, door prizes and the annual GGLC White Elephant Gift Exchange.

The Faz Restaurant in Pleasanton is connected to the Four Points Sheraton Hotel. Faz features many Mediterranean favorites.

Cocktails will start at 6:00 with a no-host bar and appetizers.

Our Buffet Dinner will follow at 7:00pm with a Mediterranean flavor with salads, entrees and dessert.

Following dinner we’ll introduce the 2018 President and officers and present awards to the GGLC’s 2017 Autocross champions. Plus there will be door prizes and of course the infamous GGLC Gift Exchange.

GGLC Gift Exchange
Everyone attending is encouraged to participate in the Annual GGLC White Elephant Gift Exchange. To participate bring a wrapped, unwanted “gift” item from your garage. Please make sure your gift is EPA-friendly, non-toxic and clean, (the “Barry Spencer” Rule). You’ll have the opportunity to exchange it for another “gift”.

Click here to register on the GGLC website via Paypal

RSVP & SIGN-UP BY 6:00 pm Dec 5th, 2017!

PARKING: The Four Points Sheraton has a large parking lot. We can park as a group on the north side (closest to I580)

Lotus track day @ Streets of Willow

The SoCal GGLC group is putting together a special Beginner/Novice only track day at Willow Springs International Raceway on their “Streets of Willows” course.

This event is specifically designed for people with little or no track experience, or drivers who really want to go back to basics with high quality, focused instruction. Everything you need to know to take your car to the track and have a safe, fun and productive time. If you have a friend that has always talked about tracking but is a bit too intimidated, this may be the perfect setting to get him started.

On Dec 17th at 7 am, we’ll be at “Streets of Willow” at Willow Springs International Motorsports Park. This 1.8 mile road course in Rosamond CA (about an hour north of the San Fernando Valley) is perfect for testing the handling capabilities of Lotus cars and drivers. The day will have a structured agenda that will include skid pad, braking and slalom exercises, classroom briefings, lead follow sessions, and open track, with a good balance of instruction time.

We are limiting this event to a maximum of about 25 students. This will insure that all students get ample instruction by experienced coaches.

Although the majority of participants are expected to be Lotus, all brands of cars are welcome.

Price is 190 for members, 210 for non-members. Direct link to register is http://msreg.com/gglcwillows

Your registration fee also includes your ticket to a track prep tech session at A-1 Automotive. We’ll start with this tech session (about a month prior to the track day) to go over prepping the car, prepping the driver, and recommended gear. Drivers will learn what to expect when they are at the track and have ample time to ask questions, since on the day of the event, you are responsible for the safety of your car.

Cancellations before 12/3/17 will receive a credit for a future track day which will be good for one year from the cancelation date. Cancelations after 12/3/17 will receive a credit ONLY if the event sells out. Open top cars must have a roll bar with rear braces. No “style bars” are allowed. Factory installed roll bars including “pop up” bars are OK.

Per usual GGLC standards, expect lots of free, hot Starbucks coffee, donuts, and other goodies.

Regards,
John, Matt, Scott, Rita, and Mark