RE: Lotus Sixtieth Anniversary Open Day

RE: Lotus Sixtieth Anniversary Open Day

Wednesday 27th August 2008

Lotus Sixtieth Anniversary Open Day

New Evora to star at Lotus celebration



As you may know Lotus us opening its factory gates on September 14 to host an sixtieth anniversary open day. The company has now confirmed that the new Lotus Evora will be on display as part of a development story exhibition about Hethel's latest 2+2 sportscar.

Guests will be free to tour the engineering and factory facilities and sections of the design studios will also be open. There will be Lotus demonstration laps around the Hethel test track and the opportunity to experience a high speed ride on the circuit too, booked in advance via the 60th anniversary website. The Parachute Regiment Freefall Team, The Red Devils, will be dropping in and the RAF will be on the ground with the Bomb disposal robots and the Lotus Bobsleigh.

The day will also include a rare gathering of Lotus vehicles including a Lotus Esprit James Bond car, ex Formula One racers, the unique Black Diamond Europa and numerous road cars from 50's and 60's classics to the present line up.

There will be many unique and special experiences available
on the day including:
- The Lotus Evora Development Story
- A Free Fun Fair with big wheel, land train and face painting
- Radio Broadland road show
- Marching Band
- Lotus Club stands
- Sealed bid auctions for bespoke and unique items
- Motorsport Merchandise Stand
- Royal Air Force Displays
- Technical Talks

Mike Kimberley, Group Lotus CEO, said: 'The Open day on Sunday 14th September will be a great opportunity for everyone to see the new and exciting Lotus Evora and the "Hethel Experience". I'm sure that visitors will enjoy this rare opportunity to look around our excellent facilities and I look forward to celebrating our 60th Anniversary with all our
guests.'

Around 15,000 people from all over the globe are expected to enjoy the celebrations at the Hethel site. All parking will be on site and tickets are priced at ยฃ13 per adult including 2children under 16 (if booked in advance from: www.lotus60thanniversary.com) Tickets are ยฃ15 on the gate, and subject to availability.

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btdk5

Original Poster:

1,678 posts

157 months

Wednesday 27th August 2008
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"the RAF will be on the ground with the Bomb disposal robots"

Is that part of the show...or just in case??

Lawrence5

1,237 posts

202 months

Wednesday 27th August 2008
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Went to the Hethel 40th and they laid on great show. WOuld advise a visit biggrin


MMMmmmm Evora

Edited by Lawrence5 on Wednesday 27th August 13:21

Milks

186 posts

179 months

Wednesday 27th August 2008
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just awaiting clearance from the gf

cvegas

323 posts

170 months

Wednesday 27th August 2008
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I went to the last Lotus open day and that was great. Higly recommended.

mylesmcd

2,211 posts

186 months

Wednesday 27th August 2008
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btdk5 said:
"the RAF will be on the ground with the Bomb disposal robots"

Is that part of the show...or just in case??
JOHNNY FIVE IS ALIVE!


NotNormal

2,281 posts

181 months

Wednesday 27th August 2008
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Looking forward to this. My car will be on display in the club section if anyone wants to pop over for a chat smile

Boggy

4,601 posts

202 months

Wednesday 27th August 2008
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Gutted, can't make it as were off to the Ring

Great time was had by all at the 40 years at Hethel thou

Boggy

phil elise

15 posts

161 months

Wednesday 27th August 2008
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My car will also be on display the Gull wing elise TT230

tsutton

24 posts

165 months

Wednesday 27th August 2008
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Lawrence5 said:
Went to the Hethel 40th and they laid on great show. WOuld advise a visit biggrin
You going to this?

They're not far from where I live so might be popping round. And would be good to see you again. biggrin (assuming I'm going!)

Edited by tsutton on Wednesday 27th August 22:37

TopQ1967

21 posts

162 months

Thursday 28th August 2008
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Hi

We will be there too.

Quirin
Netherlands

noodleman

827 posts

180 months

Thursday 28th August 2008
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Yep, 40th was great.....but it was also free.

This seems like the same event really so why is it gonna cost us over £30 to attend????

They tried to charge for the 40th and ended up having to refund to get the attendees up. I wonder if they'll do the same for this?

CypherP

4,387 posts

159 months

Thursday 28th August 2008
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Milks said:
just awaiting clearance from the gf
As am i. Should be attending though. Bit of a trek, but should be well worth it smile

VladD

7,521 posts

232 months

Thursday 28th August 2008
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phil elise said:
My car will also be on display the Gull wing elise TT230
Any chance of posting some pictures?

phil elise

15 posts

161 months

Thursday 28th August 2008
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VladD said:
phil elise said:
My car will also be on display the Gull wing elise TT230
Any chance of posting some pictures?
yes I can put some up if somone can tell me how to

Blipi

2,354 posts

204 months

Thursday 28th August 2008
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I will be there with the M100 gang.

BBQ on the Saturday night and convoy in from Dunston Hall Sunday morning.

The Hethel crowd are very friendly and I'm sure it will be an event to remember!

logoman

405 posts

218 months

Thursday 28th August 2008
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did a little over a thousand miles in the elise yesterday, can't see why a short trip to Hethel would be a prob :-)

marshalla

15,902 posts

168 months

Thursday 28th August 2008
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Excels will be there en-masse and in uniform - pop over and say hello.

LotusExcelSA

202 posts

160 months

Thursday 28th August 2008
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Just heard about it, apparently trying to get a hotel is a nightmare

would love to go, but I think I'll give it a miss, I would have only just gone back to 6th form, and missing a day so soon will put one hell of mark on my record

I think there will be too much showing off anyway

clanger

1,087 posts

225 months

Thursday 28th August 2008
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marshalla said:
Excels will be there en-masse and in uniform - pop over and say hello.
Any Beaujolais left or will I have to bring my own? winksmile