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Our 8th Get Your Lotus Out Event will be held on Sunday, August 17th, 2014, at the East Market At Fair Lakes shopping center, from 8:00AM - 10:30AM.

We hold the Cars & Coffee events in front of the Starbucks in the East Market at Fair Lakes shopping center - there's also a Kohl's and a Dick's Sporting Goods in the complex. East Market at Fair Lakes is about a 5 minute drive from the intersection of 66 & 286 (Fairfax County Parkway) in Fairfax, VA. You can use your Navigation system or MapQuest this parking lot, using the address for Kohl's -

12551 Fair Lakes Circle
Fairfax, VA 22033


This is a great excuse to drive your Lotus on a nice Sunday morning, and meet other Lotus people. We will have a drawing for door prizes. As a bonus (if you need one), the Fair Lakes weekly Cars & Coffee event has evolved into a pretty big, diverse car gathering - all marques and types of cars. We hold GYLO twice a year as a 'sideshow' to that event.

We hope to see you there. Please forward this information to your Lotus friends! This year, we are organizing a drive afterwards, starting at 10:30AM.

Please RSVP to me, so I know how many parking spaces to reserve. Also, let me know if you are interested in the drive afterwards. We plan it to be a ~30 minute drive, to end up at a winery, where we will be able to have brunch.


--Bob Collum
robert(underscore)collum(at)hotmail(dot)com


Some pictures from our last GYLO event, back in May:
 

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"A nice Sunday morning." Sounds like you are guaranteeing the weather, Bob. I like the sound of that. I should be able to make it along with my friend who has a CO Exige S.
 

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Great - thanks, Chris. Ask anybody who has attended one of our GYLO events (seven of them in the books, so far), we have always been lucky with weather!

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GYLO 8 - Sunday, August 17th

Get Your Lotus Out!

A little over a week to go! This event starts at 8:00AM, and goes to 10:30AM. We are, again, holding it at East Market at Fair Lakes, in Fairfax, VA - near the Kohl's and Dick's Sporting Goods parking lot. We will have an interesting mix of cars & people, as well as prizes.

Please respond to me, so I know how many parking spaces to cordon off.

See you there!

--Bob Collum
 

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I gotta work... :-(
Little-known fact: GYLO is a recognized religious holiday in most states. Just tell your boss, "I am taking the day off to observe GYLO". Who would dare object?

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Calling All Lotus Fans!

So far, I have RSVPs for a dozen Lotus to be in attendance for GYLO 8 on Sunday, August 17th. Past experience tells us that most of the responses will come in during this coming week.

Please let me know if you intend to come, so we know how many parking spaces to reserve.

We are looking forward to it!

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Get Your Lotus Out: This Means YOU!

At this point, we have 20 written, confirmed Lotus cars coming to our event on Sunday, 08/17/14. I have a handful more, verbal RSVPs, but I have learned to discount those. I expect we will have close to 30 cars there this Sunday.

You will not want to miss this event. It will run from 8:00AM to 10:30AM, and if you're inclined, we will be going a few blocks away to The Blue Iguana for brunch afterwards.

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Im in the NE but will take my lotus out this sunday to be with you guys in spirit
 

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Lotus Gathering - Sunday, 08/17/14 8AM-10:30AM

Don't forget - a Lotus gathering is happening at East Market at Fair Lakes, in Fairfax, VA. This is well worth attending! We will have a nice selection of door prizes, and a popular vote for 'Favorite Lotus'.

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GYLO

Final reminder... Get Your Lotus Out (GYLO) event:

Bring your Lotus to the big gathering...

East Market at Fair Lakes, Sunday, August 17th, 2014
8:00AM - 10:00AM

12551 Fair Lakes Circle
Fairfax, VA 22033

We expect to have well over 20 Lotus in attendance. Popular vote for 'favorite Lotus', as well as door prizes for those bringing a Lotus.

We'd love to have you there!

--Bob Collum
 

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GYLO 8

We held our 8th Get Your Lotus Out event today. We had 27 Lotus show up, and we had a great time. We (mostly) held onto our record for no bad weather - we had a 3-minute sprinkle partway thru the morning, which caused me and several others to put the tops on our cars. Not nearly enough precip to even cause us to seek shelter. It was really minimal, passed almost immediately, and the temperature all morning was terrific!

As always, we had a 'Favorite Lotus' vote. This year, the winner was Scott Lentz, and his gorgeous Caterham Superlight. Well deserved!
Scott got a $100 gift certificate from RRT Racing.


Thanks to our sponsors, who provided us with door prizes:
(Participants, please let me know if I need to make name corrections.)

Jamie Gershowitz of Euro Motorcars Lotus.
Darryl Nichols from Odds & Ends Detailing.
Matt Olson of RRT Racing.
Rassul Hashemi, from Sierra Corporation.
Mike Dorsey, of Curry's Automotive.
Ragtops & Roadsters Restorations.

Winners of our door prizes were:

Duane McQueen
Ken Wilson
Matt Napoli
Anthony Jure
Matt Olson
Chris Daniels
Bob Scates
Tyler Pepin
Robert Chandler
Allan Yan
Jason Peak
Caroline Kinn
Scott Lentz
Kevin McKracken
Tim Glann
Diane Mitchell
Bob Blanchard


Thanks to all who came out, and made it an amazing day. Over a dozen of us extended our day by going over to The Blue Iguana for brunch.

We will do this again, next year - probably in May.

--Bob Collum
 

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