2016 Annual Anti-Football Drive

Saturday 6:22 pm 12/2/06 San Jose, California

The Annual Anti-Football Drive is Saturday January 30 and returns to the Peninsula. This is a casual moderate paced drive. The road conditions are always iffy at this time of the year so the pace will take into consideration the recent and then current weather.

Meet at 9:00am at Starbucks
111 De Anza Blvd
San Mateo, CA 94402

This is just off Hwy 92 near I280
We will depart at 9:30 sharp.

The route will be straight forward and easy to follow.

  • Left from the Starbucks parking lot onto De Anza
  • Right onto Hwy 92 toward Half Moon Bay
  • Continue on Hwy 92 toward Half Moon Bay at I280
  • Left at Skyline Blvd (Hwy 35)
  • Continue south on Hwy 35 past Hwy 84 (Alice’s)
  • We stop for break at the Vista Point on Skyline about 18.5 miles from Hwy 92 (photo opp)
  • Continue past Hwy 9
  • Left at Black Road (about 14 miles from the Vista Point)
  • Left on Montevina Rd (4.5 miles, T-intersection)
  • Left at Bear Creek Rd and across Hwy 17
  • Left onto Old Santa Cruz Hwy and merge onto Hwy 17 North
  • Continue 9 mi on Hwy 17 to the Hamilton Ave (#25) exit
  • Right at the end of the Off-Ramp toward “Bascom Ave. South” (Creekside)
  • Right on Campisi Way (T-intersection).
  • Follow Campisi to the parking lot for the Prune Yard Shopping Center. You will see Rock Bottom Brewery on your left. There will be a parking structure on your right that may have more parking.

Lunch will be at the Rock Bottom Brewery at 1875 S Bascom Ave #700, Campbell, CA 95008.
Lunch will be from 11:30 to 12:30.

Route from Rock Bottom to Rosicrusian

  • Get to S. Bascom Ave and make a left onto S. Bascom
  • Veer Right onto Naglee Ave (2.7 miles)
  • Continue to Chapman St and park in the parking lot on the corner
  • We stop briefly at the Vista Point on the left to gather up the group

Rosicrusian Museum & Tour

Our final stop is the Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum. Please head immediately to the Museum lobby so we can enter as a group. There is a Tomb Tour at 1:30pm that we can participate in, but we need to be at the museum promptly. http://www.egyptianmuseum.org/

RSVP is required for the Lunch & Museum stops!
Email me at webguy@gglotus.org

Cars, Karts & Kids Car Show to Benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bay Area

The Frst annual Cars, Karts and Kids Car Show will be held in Fremont, California, Saturday, August 25, with hundreds of exotic and collector cars, Kart Challenges, and a silent auction featuring auto enthusiast items and memorabilia.

The all day event– 11 AM- 5 PM– is designed to appeal to car fans and families looking for fun, food and fabulous vehicles like Ferraris, Lamborghinis, Vipers, Cobras, Corvettes, Porsches and Lotus sports cars. “We’re expecting more than 300 cars to be on display,” said Jenni Dietsch, the organizer and owner of Dietsch Werks of San Jose and president of the Golden Gate Lotus Club. “Everyone will be invited to test their driving skills at Lemans Karting’s indoor and outdoor tracks, bid on exciting auto items (including the Invisible Auto Thing), and enjoy delicious snacks from one of the eight Food Truck Mafia locations at the event.”

There’s no admission charge, but a suggested donation of $l0 is requested for general admission with kids l2 and under free with an adult. All proceeds go to Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bay Area. Why Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bay Area? “Six months ago a number of us who knew about the valuable work being performed by BBBSBA decided to help,” said Dietsch. ” With my experience servicing and repairing Lotus cars at Dietsch Werks and Eric Traylor of the excellent and nearby Lemans Karting facility an auto event seemed a natural. As soon as they heard about our plans, we got immediate backing from the Lamborghini Club of America, Apple Auto Club, Nor Cal Shelby Club, Ferrari Club of America/Paci?c Region, Ferrari Owners Group, EuroSunday, BMW Club, Porsche Club and Fiat America. They’ll all be represented at our show.

“We still have space for interesting cars,” Dietsch revealed, ” and we invite owners to contact me to discuss their proposed entry. Cost is $20 per car, which, like all proceeds, goes to Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bay Area.”

At BBBSBA, Director of Development Lauren Weston is looking forward to Cars, Karts and Kids. ” This promises to be an exceptional event that will be as much fun for participants as it will be of value to the Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bay Area and, more importantly, the kids we serve. We want to thank the organizers and all of the amazing people involved in making this happen. Donors help provide a Bay Area child facing adversity with a caring mentor that offers guidance and support, leading to long-term success in school and life. It’s not just a donation. It’s an investment in a child’s future.”

Cars, Karts and Kids will be presented at 45957 Hotchkiss Street in Fremont. Full details including advance tickets donations and a map are available at www.carskartsandkids.com.

Contact: Jenni Dietsch at 408-429-5918. Or for information on BBBSBA contact Lauren Weston at 415-503-4353, lweston@bbbsba.org

Lotus Evora Pricing and Dealer Tour

The Evora pricing has been announced at $73,500 (full details in press release below) and you can check it out in person during the Bay Area dealer tour at:

Lotus of San Francisco
Date: December 7, 2009
Time: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
To RSVP please call Laura Schaub at 415.351.5147

Boardwalk Lotus
Dec 9-10
Redwood City
SPECIAL RECEPTION on Dec 9th, drives on the 10th. GGLC members are invited – email to RSVP

Lotus of Los Gatos
Dec 11-12

Press release from Lotus:

In preparation for the arrival of the all-new 2010 Evora into the US market during the first quarter of 2010, two Evoras are set to begin a 44 dealer Open House Tour. Following are the Evora’s US market product content, option packages, pricing details and the full Open House Tour schedule.

All-New 2010 Lotus Evora Prepares for Launch
While Evora production for the UK and European markets has been ramping up for months to begin fulfilling their orders, production for the US and Canadian markets has yet to begin. Though the Evora has only been shown on a few occasions thus far in the US and Canada, approximately the first two months of production are already pre-sold. To enable more sports car aficionados an opportunity to see the Evora in person, starting Friday, November 13 two Evoras will embark on a 44 dealer Open House Tour of the US.

The Lotus Evora in Summary
The Lotus Evora will enter the sports car market as the only mid-engine 2+2 in production. Evora is designed for people who desire the exotic sports car characteristics of stunning design, exclusivity, dramatic proportions and performance. However, it offers real-world usability, surprising efficiency and a unique sense of occasion as well.

Powered by a 3.5-liter V-6 producing 276 hp at 6,400 rpm and 258 lb./ft. of torque at 4,700 rpm, the Evora employs innovative lightweight chassis technology to ensure all-around exceptional dynamic performance, in keeping with the great Lotus tradition. From its beginning over 60 years ago, Lotus’ consistent guiding principle has been to achieve ‘performance through lightweight’ and that’s always meant all facets of performance including efficiency. The Evora provides unassailable proof of this ethos as the only regular production car in the world capable of accelerating from 0 – 60 mph in under 5 seconds (4.9), on up to a top speed over 160 mph (162) while also delivering 30+ miles per gallon on the highway.

Inside the Evora simplicity meets sophistication in an exquisite combination of detailing and hand-built craftsmanship. By using only the finest leather from renowned experts Muirhead, the interior is hand-trimmed and twin-stitched to create a beautifully tactile and visually striking environment. Genuine aluminum instrument and center console surfaces contain ergonomically positioned controls providing a purposeful drivers’ cockpit. The leather wrapped steering wheel is tilt and telescopically adjustable, flat-bottomed to ease entry and exit and made from ultra-lightweight magnesium to provide super-precise feel through the wheel. The adjustable Recaro seats cradle the occupants and, along with the perfectly placed aluminum pedals, complete the optimum connection between driver – Evora – and the road. The rear seat area is cleverly hidden within the exotic, mid-engine profile of the Evora. An Alpine audio system with available touch-screen navigation, iPod™ (and other MP3 player) connectivity, Bluetooth and other amenities make the journey all the more pleasant. The Evora is a pure sports car that you can happily, comfortably enjoy every day.

For peace of mind, the 2010 Lotus Evora has a 3-year/36,000-mile limited vehicle warranty with an 8-year chassis perforation warranty.

Lotus Evora Pricing + Options MSRP
2010 Lotus Evora 2+2 $73,500
Premium Package $1,990
Sport Package $1,275
Technology Package $2,995
Sports Ratio 6-Speed Gearbox $1,500
Premium (IMPRINT) Audio $695
Reversing Camera $495
Power Folding Mirrors $450
Stealth Grey Cast Alloy Wheels $475
Silver Forged Alloy Wheels $1,750
Anthracite Forged Alloy Wheels $2,125
Metallic Paint $590
Lifestyle Paint $1,200
Limited Paint $3,300
StarShield $995
Destination $1,175