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)

Open House / Tech Seminar at Suspension Performance on Sat June 12th

Please join GGLC sponsor Suspension Performance for their first-ever open house and technical seminar on Sat June 12th, from 10am to 2pm.

  • Get an up-close look at one of the Lotus 2 Eleven race cars maintained by Suspension Performance.
  • See the new 300 hp Ariel Atom 3 on display, courtesy of Sector 111.
  • Talk to Steve Carson of Secant Vehicles about the powertrain upgrades for Lotus and Ariel Atom cars.
  • Learn about the latest Lotus aftermarket parts and upgrades.

A catered lunch will be served, so please RSVP to for an accurate headcount.

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Boardwalk Lotus & GGLC Tech Session

Boardwalk Lotus is hosting a tech session for GGLC members on Saturday, April 24th.. Arrive at 9:30 for refreshment. Tech Session will be conducted by Boardwalk’s Lotus factory trained technician. The session will cover new development and changes in the 2010 Elise and Exige, prep tips for Track Days and Autocrossing and Maintenance tips for the Elise and Exige.

After the session we’ll take a short drive and stop for lunch.

9:30 am on 24-April-2010

Boardwalk Lotus
1 Bair Island Rd
Redwood City CA
(650) 364-0100

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Saturday Drive Update

Update on the Saturday drive before the BBQ and Open House at Dietsch Werks. We are expecting some rain tomorrow (Friday), but it’s supposed to blow out of here and Saturday will be awesome!

We have a nice route with twisties planned (map below). It will be nice drive taken at a conservative pace. With all the rain the roads maybe slick with run off and we want a fun safe tour. The drive will be led by Kiyoshi (Magnetic Blue Elise) and will be starting from Santana Row at 10 am.

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Drive, Open House and BBQ @ Dietsch Werks (13-Mar-2010)

BBQ and birthday bash

The GGLC will have a drive (10 am) & BBQ (1pm) on Saturday March 13th. The BBQ is hosted by Rob & Jen along with an open house at Dietsch Werks.

Elise, Exige, Esprit and M100 Elan

The run will start at 10 am from Santa Row in San Jose and will end in Dietsch Werks at around 12:45pm. The barbecue and open house will start at 1pm. Bring your Lotus as there will be plenty of secure parking and it will be a great chance to check out each other cars. Rob will also be unveiling his “Mule 1” prototype at the event.

The run may be canceled in case of inclement weather.

GGLC Lotus Corral @ 2010 Monterey Motorsports Reunion (13-15 August 2010)

The GGLC is once again arranging for a Lotus Corral at the 2010 Monterey Motorsports Reunion (nee: Monterey Historic Races) at Laguna Seca Raceway on August 13-15, 2010. 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. 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 have changed since last year. 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
These new “rules” are based upon the new policies from the Monterey Motorsports Reunion organizers.

Click here to buy your Monterey Historic tickets. 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: MAY 25, 2009! We will not be able get tickets and corral passes after this deadline!

[Buy GGLC Corral Pass + tickets]

GGLC Sunnyvale Lunch

Its time for another GGLC Sunnyvale lunch. This time we will be meeting at 11:30 am for Persian food at Chelokababi. Its a small restaurant in the Camino Wolf Center strip mall and has a small parking lot which should be pretty empty at that time. The lunch is open to all Lotus enthusiasts and you do NOT have to be a GGLC member to join us.

Please RSVP on this blog post or on the official British Speed thread (only one of the two please) by the 29th so I can make the necessary reservations.

When: 11:30 am on Feb 4, 2009 (Thursday)
Chelokababi Restaurant
1236 S Wolfe Rd
Sunnyvale, CA 94086
(408) 737-1222

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Toy Rallye 2009

A charity A-B gimmick rallye on Saturday, Dec 5, 2009. Presented by the Golden Gate Lotus Club & The Rallye Club.

Start is at Larry’s AutoWorks at 2526 Leghorn St, Mt View CA just off San Antonio Rd.

Registration at 12 noon
Beginners School at 1pm
Finish at local restaurant by 5 pm

A gimmick rallye is not a race. A gimmick rallye is a fun puzzle that tests your ability to follow instructions along a predetermined road course.

No experience is necessary. 1st-time rallyiest are encouraged and will receive extra help.

Entry Donation per car: One new unwrapped toy (worth at least $15) or $25.

Bring: one or more friends, pens/penscils, paper, a clipboard and any type of car.

Awards in six classes – 1st-timer, Beginner, Novice, Senior, Expert and Master Expert.

Click here for flyer & info

Email Kiyoshi at