Thunderhill Track Day registration is now open

Registration is now open for the Golden Gate Lotus Club’s fourth track day of the year. This event will be held at Thunderhill Raceway Park in Willlows, CA on Tuesday, September 25, 2012. We will follow our traditional format of three run groups, allowing you to bridge two run groups in order to give you maximum track time. We will be running in the normal (counter-clockwise) direction WITH THE BYPASS this time.

Participants will sign up for either Novice/Intermediate, or Intermediate/Advanced depdending on your experience level. Early Bird pricing will be $140 for members and $160 for non-members. That price will increase after 9/12/2012 to $160 for members and $180 for non-members. Click here to register and sign-up early to ensure you pay the lower price.

See you at the track

John & Scott
GGLC Track Day Chairs

GGLC Labor Day AutoX reg is open

Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the 2012 Golden Gate Lotus Club autox season.

The sixth event of the season is now open for registration for club members at:

Please note that this event is on Labor Day Monday. Non-members will be able to register one week later.

This season we have 8 classes that you can participate in. Please read over the details on the club autocross page.

For Lotus Elise/Exige/Evora drivers, please choose your class that you want to participate in and also use the classification tool to calculate your index points. For non-Lotus cars, please use the appropriate SCCA class.

Don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions about this year’s changes or any other autox topic.

See you all next month,


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

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