North Bay Lotus Drive and BBQ (10-Oct-2009)

We will meet at 0930 at Sonoma Valley Bagel & Café, located at 350 Rohnert Park Expressway West, Rohnert Park, anddepart at 0955. 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 at around 1045 where we’ll stop for about 20 minutes before continuing on our routeto John Kenner’s place. After lunch, return home via Hwy 101, just 10 miles east, or take the fun route

Total drive time with one stop will be about 2.25 hours, so we’ll end up at John Kenner’s place at about 12:25. Please RSVP without fail.

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Greg Tatarian (1971 S4 DHC) designed the route and will lead the drive. You can email Greg for more info or download PDFs of the flyer and map from his website.

We will end our drive at John Kenner’s place: 5190 Vine Hill Road, Sebastopol at about 12:25. John will be serving excellent BBQ’d marinated chicken, potato salad and fresh vegetables from his garden at about 12:30. Bread, desert, and beverages are potluck.If you don’t eat chicken, bring something else. A refrigerator will be available.

John will open his rustic Lotus Barn (and Triumphs) for you to look around. This is not quite the scale of the one in Pennsylvania that’s been on lately, but it’s different, and fun!

GREG TATARIAN: CELL: 707-570-5808


GGLC/Lotus Talk South Bay Lunch (Mountain View, 14-Jul-2009)

Its time for another GGLC/LotusTalk South Bay lunch. Meet us on July 14 (Tuesday) for some excellent Mexican food at Vive Sol in Mountain View. There is a plenty of parking in the rear of the building and if we get enough people I’ll see if I can get a section of the lot reserved for us.

What: Lotus Talk South Bay Lunch
When: 11:45 am on 14-July-2009
Vive Sol Restaurant
2020 El Camino Real.
Mountain View, CA 94040

Please RSVP before July 7th by either leaving a comment below or by posting in this thread on LotusTalk. I will update this post with an attendee list and more info as we get closer.

NorCal SVAG Meet & Drive (April 11)

With a wet ending to winter, how about a spring get together and drive?

Silicon Valley Auto Group
620 Blossom Hill Road
Los Gatos, CA

April 11 (Saturday), 9am to 1 pm

Meet, Elise/Exige inspection, refreshments, sale- 15% off everything in the parts department. Good starting that day until the end of April (As of a month ago none of the autocross winners of the gift cert. have used them, a good excuse to pick something up). Refreshments and lots of cool cars to check out.

Weather permitting, at the end of the meet will lead a back road drive, with a stop at Alice’s for lunch.

Silicon Valley Auto Group will be helping us get ready for the spring and onward driving season. They will be offering a free Elise/Exige check up.


Check oil level and condition.
Check coolant level.
Check transmission fluid level.
Check toe link torque. ___Were they loose?
Check washier fluid level.
Check all tire pressures.
Check tires for wear.
Check torque of wheel bolt.
Check operation of all exterior lights.
Check horn and hazard switch.
Check condition of brakes.
Check brake fluid level.
Check for any body damage.
Check for underbody damage.
Check all glass and mirrors.
Check door lock operation.

Check for service campaigns/recalls

We need to get a head count to make sure everyone is covered in a timely manner. Please RSVP either as a blog comment or post on the event thread at LotusTalk.

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