2011 Monterey Motorsports Reunion

The GGLC is once again arranging for a Lotus Corral at the 2011 Monterey Motorsports Reunion at Laguna Seca Raceway on August 19-21, 2011. Purchase your Monterey Motorsports Reunion ticket and Lotus corral pass from the GGLC and for a discount. The GGLC must sell at least 25 tickets and get 25 Lotus cars in the corral. Please order early and reserve your spot in the corral. GGLC membership is NOT required, but you must drive your Lotus to the event to park in the GGLC Lotus Corral.

A few things to keep in mind.

  • The GGLC/Lotus Corral is available all 3 days!
  • A corral pass is $10 and is good for all 3 days.
  • You must purchase a ticket from the GGLC to be able to purchase a GGLC/Lotus Corral Pass.
  • We are offering “Priority Mail” delivery
  • GGLC/LOTUS CORRAL PASSES ARE ONLY AVAILABLE FROM THE GGLC AND PURCHASING A TICKET FROM THE GGLC!

    Click here to buy your tickets on the GGLC website. Typically the tickets are sent to the GGLC 2-3 weeks prior and we will then immediately distribute them to you. Expect your ticket(s) and corral passes approximate one week prior to the event.

    DEADLINE TO BUY TICKETS & CORRAL PASS: JUNE 25, 2011!
    We will not be able get tickets and corral passes after this deadline!

  • GGLC Run and BBQ (Jun 11th)

    The annual GGLC Run & BBQ is June 11th!

    Start: Dietsch Werks at Club Auto Sport (521 Charcot Ave, San Jose) with coffee & donuts

    Meet time: 9:30am

    Departure: 10:00am, run will have a short winery stop in the Livermore area.

    BBQ: 1pm in Danville (at Mel & Darlene’s) with Mel’s tri-tips, mushrooms and more!

    RSVP required for the BBQ. To RSVP email partner”at”gglotus.org

    Non-members are welcome to join in. Just be prepared to be recruited to join 🙂


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    LOG 31 Room Reservations Now Open

    The Red Rock Hotel (LOG HQ) is now taking room reservations for Lotus Owners Gathering 31 to be held in Las Vegas from Oct 14-16. Call them at 702 797-7777. LOG rate is $130/night + tax (about $145 w/ tax). Tell them you’re with the Lotus group. You’ll be required to pay the 1st night. You can cancel up to 3 days in advance.

    The Tentative LOG event schedule is as follows:
    Friday (14-Oct)

    • Registration
    • Cocktail Reception
    • Pole Position Indoor Carting
    • Bowling

    Saturday (15-Oct)

    • Concourse
    • 4 Tech Sessions
    • Auto Cross
    • Scenic Drives
    • Banquet Dinner

    Sunday (16-Oct)

    • Driving Event at Spring Mountain Race Track
    • Lunch at the Track
    • Dinner Buffet at Red Rock

    For more info on LOG 31 in Las vegas visit: www.loglasvegas.com

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

    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)

    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


    Holiday Open House benefiting Toys for Tots

    Join GGLC Sponsor Dietsch Werks on Dec 15th for a Holiday Party benefiting Toys for Tots!

    Dietsch Werks and many other businesses located inside Club Auto Sport will be decking the drive isles with cars and holleys!

    Exotic cars, cocktails, holiday treats and decor will be plentiful so stop by after work, share a toast and help us help the Marines in their quest to make this Holiday Season a memorable one for kids who need it the most.

    GGLC Holiday Dinner (11-Dec-2010)

    Sign up and reserve your place at the gala GGLC Holiday Celebration at Ristorante Don Giovanni in Mt View. Don’t miss out on the wine, food, door prizes and welcome the new president.

    GGLC Gift Exchange
    Everyone attending is invited to participate in the Annual GGLC White Elephant Gift Exchange. To participate bring a wrapped unwanted “gift” item from your garage to the dinner. Please make sure your gift is non-toxic and clean. Then at the dinner you’ll have the opportunity to exchange it for another “gift”.


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    Click here to sign up for the dinner.

    North Bay Run & BBQ (Sept 25)

    Back by popular demand, your hosts Greg Tatarian and John Kenner invite owners of new and classic Lotus cars to join us for a tour of some of our Sonoma County back roads, followed by a BBQ at John Kenner’s spread in Sebastopol.

    PLEASE R.S.V.P. NO LATER THAN 9/21 SO JOHN CAN HAVE SUFFICIENT FOOD AVAILABLE!

    We will meet at 0930 at Sonoma Valley Bagel & Café, located at 350 Rohnert Park Expressway West, Rohnert Park, and depart at 1000. Fill your tank before the start – plenty of stations are nearby. For those members who miss the start, or are coming from further south, we will have a scheduled stop at the Marin French Cheese Co., AKA Cheese Factory, AKA Rouge et Noir, located at 7500 Red Hill Road., Petaluma CA 95952 – 707-762-6001, at around 1045 where we’ll stop for about 15 minutes before continuing on our route to John Kenner’s place. After lunch, return home via Hwy 101, just 10 miles east, or another interesting route home! Total drive time with one stop will be about 2.5 hours, so we’ll end up at John Kenner’s place at about 12:30.

    Greg Tatarian (1971 S4 DHC) designed the route and will lead the drive. After a few comments from last year, we’ll take it a bit easier – some of our cars are a little low or stiff for some of the road surfaces. We are also considering splitting into two groups – faster and not as fast. You can email Greg for the announcement flyer as well as the map and directions or download a multi-page PDF directions and event flyer from his website at:

    John Kenner’s address is: 5190 Vine Hill Road, Sebastopol. John will be serving excellent BBQ’d marinated chicken, pork loin, potato salad and fresh vegetables from his garden at about 1 pm. Bread, desert, and beverages are potluck. If you don’t eat chicken, bring something else. A refrigerator will be available. Check out John’s Triumph and Lotus projects while you eat!

    PLEASE R.S.V.P. NO LATER THAN 9/21 SO JOHN CAN HAVE SUFFICIENT FOOD AVAILABLE!

    JOHN KENNER: JKENNER@TAMCAB.COM CELL: 415-806-2457
    GREG TATARIAN: GTWINCAMS@GMAIL.COM CELL: 707-570-5808


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    GGLC Meeting, Drive & BBQ (19-June-10)

    We all know how difficult it is to get to the East Bay for a club meeting on a Friday night, so for June the club meeting will be Saturday, June 19, in Danville with the extra added attractions of Mel’s fabulous BBQ and an optional fun run to Danville from Santana Row. The fun run will start around 10 AM, and the BBQ will begin around 1 PM (and who knows when the meeting will begin!). A contribution of a salad or dessert for the BBQ would be nice, but is not required. RSVP for the BBQ is required. Email for RSVP, address, questions, etc…

    When: 19th-June-2010, 10 am (drive), 1pm (BBQ)
    Where: Meet at Santana Row for the drive or directly come to the BBQ at Mel and Darlene’ place (Danville, CA)