Autocross Reg opens (17 July, Marina)

Registration is now open for the July 17th (Sunday) event at Marina Airport.

As usual only participating GGLC members can register during the first week of registration. Club members are also given preference on the wait list. Click here to register via MotorsportReg site at The cost is $60 for members and $70 for non-members.

See you all in a few weeks,

100th Anniversary of Juan Manuel Fangio

Celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Juan Manuel Fangio by watching this amazing 6-lap race between him and Sir Jack Brabham from 1978 Australian Grand Prix. Fangio is 66 years old and is racing his title winning W196 Mercedes Benz against Brabham in his title winning Repco Brabham. The two of them have an incredible 8 world championships between them.

Special LOG 31 registration rates for GGLC members

The largest gathering of Lotus enthusiasts in 2011 will take place at Lotus Owners Gathering 31 in Las Vegas. LOG 31 will be hosted by the Southern Nevada Lotus Car Club and Lotus Ltd with the GGLC has sub-host.

Over 400 Lotus enthusiasts are expected from across the country and around the world.

What is LOG? Think West Coast Lotus Meet on steroids, bigger, more events, more fun! There will be karting, bowling, concours, autocrossing, track day, scenic tours, tech sessions, Lotus contests and more!

Registration and other important dates
July 14 – early registration ends (extended for GGLC members), save $25
Sept 2 – registration ends
Oct 4 – last day for mail-in late registration, $25 late fee

All LOG entrants must be a member of Lotus Ltd. GGLC members who are not currently Lotus Ltd members can join at special offer of $10 for a year membership (normal membership fee is $45). This offer to GGLC members ends Oct 4th.

For details and to download a special registration form for GGLC members visit

Other upcoming GGLC events
Corkscrew Mania – Lotus Cup USA & GGLC – June 26 at Laguna Seca. Last day to sign-up is June 20.
GGLC/Lotus Corral & Tickets for the Monterey Motorsports Reunion – deadline to buy discount tickets & corral passes is June 25th.

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

    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.

    We will not be able get tickets and corral passes after this deadline!

  • Thunderhill Track Day Registration (July 12)

    Registration is now open for the Golden Gate Lotus Club’s 4th track day of the year at Thunderhill Raceway Park on Tuesday, July 12th. We will be running this event in the standard counter-clockwise direction with the Cyclone. We will also be running our standard three run group format which allows you to drive in two run groups for maximum track time.

    The Early Bird cost is $145 for members and $165 for non-members. This price will go up to $165 for members and $185 for non-members after June 28th so sign up early to ensure your place at the lower price.

    We are again allowing up to 3 first-time track drivers to join our event and get personalized attention from the GGLC staff. Please email if you would like to sign up as a first-timer. Everyone else, click here to sign up.

    Remember that Thunderhill has a 103dB sound limit which they will strictly enforce.

    See you at the track.

    John & Scott

    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”

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

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