Sunday 27th July
The push for 200! MLOC’s annual big summer event, culminating at Chatsworth House in Derbyshire, is now in it’s third year. For 2014 the format will be broadly the same and so will include:
- An early morning “run” on some of the best and most scenic roads to be found in the Derbyshire Dales and Peaks (MSA sanctioned)
- A pre-ordered mid-morning breakfast at Hassop Station café
- A procession in to the Chatsworth estate where we have our own parking/display area
- The now famous MLOC catered picnic buffet Car of the Day vote and prize-giving
- Last but not least the very well supported MLOC raffle.
The inaugural event in 2012 was a great success with close to sixty cars attending and a huge amount of enthusiasm shown by all. The 2013 event was even better with almost one hundred Lotuses present and looking fantastic next to the magnificent house at Chatsworth. For 2014 we are thinking BIG and hope to attract two hundred cars! The TVR clubs regularly attract 6-700 cars to their “Chatsworth Gathering” and there is no reason why our event shouldn’t grow as theirs has – after all, everybody knows Lotus is better than TVR, right? Are you interested?
As well as the MLOC regular membership we will be inviting other Lotus clubs along as our guests. The run and breakfast are optional, as is the catered picnic – you can choose simply to join us at Chatsworth if you wish. Payment for parking at Chatsworth (probably including a small charge to cover organisational costs), picnic payments and breakfast orders will be taken via the club on-line shop.
I say this every year but for those that are travelling some distance why not make a weekend of it and book a nice hotel or B&B? It is a beautiful part of the country with plenty to see and do. It really is a great fun day - have a look at the pictures and comment on the 2012 and 2013 events using the search function. Chatsworth House itself and gardens are open to the public and there is a really good adventure playground for kids.
One last thing – to enable us to reach our 200 car target it would help if people purchased the event ASAP to get the ball rolling (enthusiasm generates enthusiasm) and we ask everyone reading this to tell every Lotus owner they know about the event, whether via a forum, club newsletter, in person or whatever. Spreading the word will be crucial.
There is already a MLOC@Chatsworth 2014 thread up and running (you need to be logged in to view it) so feel free to post any comments or questions on there. The more the better.
Hope to see you all on July 27th.
Dean, Simon and the MLOC team
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Edited by darryl, 31 January 2014 - 04:02 PM.