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2008 Announcement

May 20, 2008

2008 West Coast Lotus Meet

The 2008 West Coast Lotus Meet (WCLM) will be held October 2-5, 2008 in Canyonville, Oregon. The Golden Gate Lotus Club will host the 3-day event with assistance from other Lotus clubs on the west coast.

The WCLM will be a Lotus Celebration! Since the introduction of the Elise in 2004 to North America, there has been a renewal of the excitement for Lotus. The Elise was joined by the Exige and most recently the Lotus Two-Eleven and Exige S240.
The WCLM is set-up to be the ultimate Lotus experience for the loyal Lotus enthusiast.

The fun begins with an Opening Reception at the WCLM hotel, Seven Feathers Casino Resort Hotel in Canyonville, Oregon on Thursday October 2nd.

Also on Thursday, October 2nd will be an optional Solo I style time trials on a closed track at the Jackson County Sports Park in White City, Oregon about an hour’s drive from Canyonville. The tight twisty course will challenge drivers to find the quickest way around.

On Friday, October 3rd WCLM entrants will an opportunity to explore the area. Beginning at the Seven Feathers Resort the WCLM day will kicks off with a private tour of the CD Lumber Company, the largest producer of cedar lumber products in the U.S. You’ll get a chance to see this huge saw mill in action!

After the CD Lumber saw mill tour you’ll have a choice of touring to Crater Lake or to the incredible Oregon Coast or visit some of award winning Oregon wineries.

Friday ends with an amazing and exclusive riverside Bar-B-Que of ribs and chicken on a private ranch. If you like fly fishing this spot is a piece of heaven with Steelhead and Salmon filling the South Umpqua River.

Saturday, October 4th is another busy day for the 2008 WCLM. The day opens with the WCLM Autocross. This is an opportunity for every WCLM entrant to enjoy their Lotus near its limits. The WCLM Autocross will run all day. Those who tire of autocross can elect to do one of the tours.

Saturday evening will open with the WCLM cocktail hour followed by the WCLM Banquet at the Seven Feathers Resort. After the WCLM banquet you can see the Cabaret show (the WCLM will reserve an entire show just for our delight!) or entertain yourself by trying your luck at one of the slots, card tables, craps or poker games.

The 2008 WCLM will conclude on Sunday October 5th with the WCLM Concours and Awards Picnic. The WCLM Concours will be set among tall pines and fir trees.
And after the WCLM awards are announced you’ll sadly have to say good-bye to all your WCLM friends, but the memories and stories will last a lifetime.

The 2008 WCLM will be headquartered at the Seven Feathers Casino Resort and Hotel. Special rates have been negotiated for WCLM entrants.

There’s more information and registration will open shortly at www.gglotus.org. There will be a special reduced registration price for early bird entries.

The all in one registration fee includes Concours, Reception, Picnic, Bar-B-Que, Autocross, Tours, Saw Mill Tour and Cabaret show. There is a separate fee for the optional WCLM Time Trials.

For more information and the most up-to-date information about the 2008 WCLM visit the GGLC web site, www.gglotus.org.

WCLM Contacts:

Peter Griffin
[email protected]

Kiyoshi Hamai
[email protected]





 

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Sounds awesome. One question -whats a Solo I style time trial. Is it a track day or an AutoX?
Time trial = timed runs / one car at a time (not an open track)
Solo I style = twisty, but fast ;).
 

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I mean this with the utmost respect...but Canyonville?
Hey, don't knock it till ya go there! It's a beautiful part of the state, with quite a few things to do nearby yet away from the urban sprawl of Portland.

This might be a good excuse for a road trip for me... :coolnana:
 

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Hi,

Regarding the Time Trials -

We will likely cap the entry at around 40 cars. This will likely mean you'll get a LOT of runs. No guarantees on the number of runs, but if I had to guess 10 or more!

We'll use ALL of the track. There may be a handful of cones help direct you, but that's it! It's a tight track, so speeds don't get high like a full road course, but it is not a sea of cones like an Autocross.

Here's a couple of pixs... one of some Stang smoking his tires coming off the straight and another that shows how cones are used to guide you around the track.

Cheers,
Kiyoshi
 

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I'm signed up, now I just need to figure out how to get the Lotus, my wife, and my daughter out there at the same time. Too bad the Evora isn't here yet. ;)
 

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I'm signed up, now I just need to figure out how to get the Lotus, my wife, and my daughter out there at the same time. Too bad the Evora isn't here yet. ;)
My wife and friend are flying to Medford and renting a car. She didn't want to do the long drive with me from San Diego.
 

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I'm signed up, now I just need to figure out how to get the Lotus, my wife, and my daughter out there at the same time. Too bad the Evora isn't here yet. ;)
Probably won't get a real car there, but LCU is working on something special for us!

Again... we've extended the Early Bird Special for another 48 hrs. Sign up today!!!

Cheers,
Kiyoshi
 

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To all the procrastinators...

Here's a chance to get $20 off the registration fee for the WCLM. Register in the next couple days and take advantage of the "$20 Last Chance Discount"!

Don't be one of the folks that is reading about the WCLM in October thinking, "I screwed up... I'm missing all the Lotus fun... " Go to 2008 West Coast Lotus Meet right now and sign up!

Cheers,
Kiyoshi
 

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We'll I finally figure out my itinerary and have booked rooms. Should be at the time trail site mid to late afternoon. Looking forward to a nice road trip, will drive CA-36 and doing a little hiking at Lassen National Park before heading over for the Lotus gathering.
 
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