Registration is now open for the Golden Gate Lotus Club’s fourth track day of 2018, which will be held at Laguna Seca Raceway in Monterey, California on Sunday, July 15th, 2018.
We will be running (3) run groups with approximately 20 minutes sessions each. Your options will be Advanced Group, Intermediate Group, and Novice Group. There are a very limited number of Beginner slots available. Beginners will run in the Novice Group and will be required to have a coach assigned to them to ride in the passenger seat in order to enter the track.
Price is $240 for members and $260 for non-members.
You can become a Lotus club member for an annual cost of $25 which entitles you to a $20 discount on all track days for one year. Click here to sign up via www.motorsportreg.com.
THIS WILL BE A 90 dB EVENT and the sound level will be strictly enforced! DO NOT RELY ON LIFTING AT THE SOUND CHECK – if your exhaust or intake is loud, take measures to reduce your level.
Being a Sunday in July, this will be popular event so be sure to sign-up early to ensure you get a spot. There will be absolutely no refunds. If you cancel before July 1st AND we can fill your spot, we will give you a rain check for a future event. Only sign up if you know you can attend. We will run this event rain or shine.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email within 1 week. Read your confirmation email, it has answers to many questions that are asked on a regular basis such as the general schedule of the day. If you do not receive a confirmation email within 1 week of registering, check you SPAM folder.
The San Diego Lotus Club is now live as the newest Chapter of the Golden Gate Lotus Club. SDLC is proud to join the Bay Area parent organization as well as the sister Chapters in Sacramento and Los Angeles (Lotus Club of Southern California).
SDLC is dedicated to the enjoyment of, and enthusiasm for, one of the world’s great automotive Marques: Lotus. The club serves as a satellite chapter of the Golden Gate Lotus Club (GGLC) as a convenience to residents of San Diego and Imperial Counties as well as nearby residents of the greater Temecula Valley area of Riverside County. San Diego Lotus Club is open to all who have an appreciation for Lotus cars, Lotus’ rich history of motorsports competition and technical innovation. The San Diego Lotus Club exists to promote interest in Lotus cars by bringing together Lotus owners and interested people to engage in club events for the exclusive enjoyment of members that center around the usage of members cars.
The new SDLC organizes weekend drives to enjoy the beautiful back roads of Southern California as well as any other activity that provides for the enjoyment of our cars and things automotive. Our “fun runs” are generally scheduled on Saturday or Sunday mornings and usually include a stop for breakfast or a snack along the way.
Our inaugural event will be a San Diego County back country fun run/morning drive on Sunday 1 July.
Check out the Events page on the SDLC website to sign up / get the details.
All too frequently the GGLC has been asked by members about the availability of GGLC clothing like, shirts, tees, caps and such. And, our common answer has been that:
Ordering in bulk and handling inventory and sizes would be a P-A-I-N. The inventory would never be right, we’d always end up with the wrong sizes and leftover inventory.
There was never consensus on what make/carry
And all of the other excuses like who would manage all of the above
The answer seemed to be in finding an on-line retailer that could handle custom orders for custom designs and produce the merchandise for individual orders (no inventory). The answer to this was, “yes…but…” Yes, there were such on-line shops, but most had merchandise that did not meet our quality standards. So, we passed and waited. That was until last summer…
Those Chapman Report readers who attended the 2017 West Coast Lotus Meet are likely still enjoying the WCLM Tee-Shirts. We had two designs, one with silhouettes of classic Lotus cars and the other with post 2000 cars. The shirt for the WCLM entrant was of their car’s era with the silhouette of their model highlighted in the color of the car! Each shirt was completely customized just for them!
The success of the shirts got us thinking about expanding upon the combination of unique Lotus and club related designs with the ability to produce items on an as ordered basis and overcome all the objections that prevented the GGLC from making club regalia available in the past.
Thus, the GGLC has partnered with Berm Designs (owned and operated by Jen Dietsch) to offer GGLC wear (shirts, caps & more)!!!
Starting May 1st you will see GGLC items featured on the GGLC’s web site and Facebook and on Berm Designs.
A few important things to remember and disclose
The designs and artwork will be unique to the GGLC and created by either submissions or the GGLC/Berm Designs
Items and designs are on a limited release. Once the production period ends the item will go on hiatus and may possibly return (buy don’t count on it!)
Berm Designs is handling orders and financial transactions. A portion of the price is shared with the GGLC.
The GGLC is VERY EXCITED!!! Our first item is a T-shirt emblazed with the “Windy Lotus Road” (see photos). It’s something fun and relatable for every Lotus enthusiast.
Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the 2018 Golden Gate Lotus Club Autocross season.
Our second event will be held on Saturday May 5th at the usual Marina location. Registration is open for both club members at MotorsportReg.
Registration will open for non-members next week. The entry fee is the same as last year, $65 for GGLC members and $75 for non-members. First time autox’ers (first time at a GGLC event) are eligible for a $10 discount, so invite your friends along too.
We have 6 classes that you can participate in, as well as a fun group. Please read over the details on the club AutoX page.
For Lotus Elise/Exige/Evora drivers, please use the classification tool to calculate your index points and your class to participate in. For non-Lotus cars, please use the appropriate SCCA class.
Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about this year’s events or any other autox topic.
Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the 2018 Golden Gate Lotus Club Autocross season!
Our first event will be held on Sunday April 8th at the usual Marina location. Registration is open for club members at MotorsportReg.
Non-members will need to wait until next week to register. The entry fee is the same as last year, $65 for GGLC members and $75 for non-members. First time autox’ers (first time at a GGLC event) are eligible for a $10 discount, so invite your friends along too.
We have 6 classes that you can participate in, as well as a fun group. Please read over the details on the club autocross page.
For Lotus Elise/Exige/Evora drivers, please use the classification tool at to calculate your index points and your class to participate in. For non-Lotus cars, please use the appropriate SCCA class.
Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about this year’s events or any other autox topic.
Come join the Golden Gate Lotus Club for this open track event at Thunderhill Raceway Park on Wednesday, March 28, 2018.
We will be running the 3-mile track in the standard counter-clockwise direction. All types of cars are welcome at our events. We typically have about 20 Lotus cars and the remainder is an array of different brands.
Price is $155 for members and $175 for non-members. You can become a GGLC member for $25 when you register and take the member discount immediately.
This event will be divided into 3 run groups running every 20 minutes. You will sign up for Novice, Intermediate, or Advanced, depending on your skill level and your experience.
Advanced Group is for experienced drivers with 15+ track days/racing experience or equivalent. Intermediate Group is for drivers with a minimum of 7 track days experience, and Novice Group will be for drivers with at least 1 track day of prior experience. Sign-up for whichever group is appropriate for your experience level. If you sign up for a particular group and decide at the track that you are not comfortable, then ask a GGLC official to switch groups. We can usually accommodate this.
Open wheeled cars will be allowed only in the Advanced Group.
We have a limited number of openings for Beginner drivers (zero days experience) who will receive 1-on-1 coaching from an experienced driver. Beginner drivers will run in the Novice Group.
Weather should be good for this event and anyone who has been to Thunderhill in the spring time can appreciate the mild temperatures that are typical for that time of the year. In addition, we have not been to the 3-mile Thunderhill track in years – this event should fill up fast, so sign up early to ensure you get a spot.
hope you’re all having a good 2018 so far and are ready for some autox!
Here are the dates that the Golden Date Lotus Club has at Marina this year:
Apr 8, Sunday
Jun 2, Saturday
Jul 1, Sunday
Jul 28, Saturday
Aug 26, Sunday
Sep 22, Saturday
Oct 21, Sunday
As usual these are subject to change, although we don’t anticipate any.
We’ll be opening registration for the April event in a couple of weeks, so don’t forget to register in time to avoid the wait list! Hope to see lots of familiar faces. Newcomers can join in too so let all your friends, coworkers, relatives, etc. know that they are welcome.
Registration is now open for the Golden Gate Lotus Club’s first track day of 2018 which will be held at Laguna Seca Raceway in Moneterey, California on Monday, February 26th. We will be running (3) run groups with approximately 20 minute sessions each. Your options will be Advanced Group, Intermediate Group, and Novice Group. There are a very limited number of Beginner slots available. Beginners will run in the Novice Group and will be required to have a coach assigned to them to ride in the passenger seat in order to enter the track. If we can find more coaches, we will send out an announcement for additional beginner slots.
Price is $220 for non-members and $200 for members until February 12th. After February 12th the price will increase to $240/$220.
You can become a Lotus club member for an annual cost of $25. This entitles you to a $20 discount on all track days for one year.
THIS WILL BE A 90 dB EVENT. Our Laguna Seca track days fill up fast so be sure to sign-up early to ensure you get a spot.
There will be absolutely no refunds. If you cancel before February 12th and we can fill your spot, we will give you a rain check for a future event. Only sign up if you know you can attend. We will run this event rain or shine.
The 90dB sound level will be strictly enforced, DO NOT RELY ON LIFTING AT THE SOUND CHECK – if your exhaust or intake is loud, take measures to reduce your levels before the event.
All open-top cars must have a roll bar attached at four locations. Factory rollover protection is allowed.
You will receive a confirmation email within a few days of registering. Please read your confirmation email as it has been expanded to include the general schedule. If you do not receive a confirmation email, check your SPAM folder.
Sign up and reserve your place at the gala GGLC Holiday Celebration at the Faz Restaurant in Pleasanton. Don’t miss out on the wine, food, door prizes and the annual GGLC White Elephant Gift Exchange.
The Faz Restaurant in Pleasanton is connected to the Four Points Sheraton Hotel. Faz features many Mediterranean favorites.
Cocktails will start at 6:00 with a no-host bar and appetizers.
Our Buffet Dinner will follow at 7:00pm with a Mediterranean flavor with salads, entrees and dessert.
Following dinner we’ll introduce the 2018 President and officers and present awards to the GGLC’s 2017 Autocross champions. Plus there will be door prizes and of course the infamous GGLC Gift Exchange.
GGLC Gift Exchange
Everyone attending is encouraged to participate in the Annual GGLC White Elephant Gift Exchange. To participate bring a wrapped, unwanted “gift” item from your garage. Please make sure your gift is EPA-friendly, non-toxic and clean, (the “Barry Spencer” Rule). You’ll have the opportunity to exchange it for another “gift”.
Click here to register on the GGLC website via Paypal
RSVP & SIGN-UP BY 6:00 pm Dec 5th, 2017!
PARKING: The Four Points Sheraton has a large parking lot. We can park as a group on the north side (closest to I580)