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  1. New joint venture champions a commitment to push the boundaries of what’s possible on two wheels Collaborative programme of research and development, data analysis and knowledge-sharing Topics will include lightweight engineering, aerodynamics and advanced material manufacturing (Hethel, UK – 22 October 2019) – Internationally recognised automotive consultancy Lotus Engineering and world-leading bicycle component manufacturer Hope Technology have announced an exciting new partnership. The joint venture has been established to explore new ways to push the boundaries of bicycle design and technology. At its heart will be a collaborative programme of research and development, data analysis and knowledge-sharing, covering topics such as lightweight engineering, aerodynamics and advanced material manufacturing. Lotus Engineering is the internationally recognised automotive consultancy division of Group Lotus, best known globally for its iconic British performance cars. The current range – the Elise, Exige and Evora – are the spiritual successors to legendary Lotus models such as the Esprit, Elan and Elite, still much-loved around the world. Earlier this year Lotus revealed the Evija, an all-electric two-seater that will go on sale next year. With a target figure of 2,000 PS, it will be the world’s most powerful series production road car ever. Other new Lotus models will follow. Group Lotus is based in Hethel, Norfolk, where it employs more than 1,000 people. The innovative engineering approach and problem-solving expertise of Lotus Engineering consultancy has covered sectors ranging from aerospace and medical research to furniture, boat-building and many other aspects of industrial design. While Lotus is best known as a car company, it has a proud and highly successful history in cycling through its Lotus Engineering division. In the Nineties, Lotus was instrumental in the design and development of bikes for cycling legend Chris Boardman at the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona, where he won gold, and in the 1994 Tour de France, where he won the prologue time trial to the famous yellow jersey. The Lotus Sport bike – instantly recognisable for its aerodynamic design – remains to this day an iconic symbol of outstanding British sporting success. Hope Technology is a well-established and highly regarded British brand that’s fully ensconced within the cycling industry and has always built its business and its reputation on making top-quality products. It has been designing, creating, manufacturing and testing innovative components for bikes at its Lancashire HQ for 30 years. Countless British bikes and riders have benefitted from Hope products and today the business exports around half of its output. After years of success in racing, it has recently moved into making complete, ready-to-ride bikes. Phil Popham, CEO, Group Lotus, said: “Lotus is thrilled to be back in cycling for the first time in 25 years. Innovation and ingenuity have always been part of the Lotus DNA, and working in collaboration with Hope is a fantastic illustration of how the Lotus Engineering consultancy can support projects outside of the automotive sector.” Ian Weatherill, Managing Director, Hope Technology, said: “When we started making innovative, highly-spec’ed disc brakes, back in the late Eighties, we didn’t imagine that Hope Technology would evolve into what it is today – a company with more than 150 employees hand-crafting components for both mountain and road bikes, 24-7. We are proud to have stuck rigidly to our philosophy, relentlessly pursuing only the best possible products. To be partnering with Lotus is certainly a great place to find ourselves in 2019, and it’s an exciting time for us all.” To find out more about Lotus Engineering visit www.lotuscars.com/engineering To find out more about HOPE visit www.hopetech.com
  2. New joint venture champions a commitment to push the boundaries of what’s possible on two wheels Collaborative programme of research and development, data analysis and knowledge-sharing Topics will include lightweight engineering, aerodynamics and advanced material manufacturing (Hethel, UK – 22 October 2019) – Internationally recognised automotive consultancy Lotus Engineering and world-leading bicycle component manufacturer Hope Technology have announced an exciting new partnership. The joint venture has been established to explore new ways to push the boundaries of bicycle design and technology. At its heart will be a collaborative programme of research and development, data analysis and knowledge-sharing, covering topics such as lightweight engineering, aerodynamics and advanced material manufacturing. Lotus Engineering is the internationally recognised automotive consultancy division of Group Lotus, best known globally for its iconic British performance cars. The current range – the Elise, Exige and Evora – are the spiritual successors to legendary Lotus models such as the Esprit, Elan and Elite, still much-loved around the world. Earlier this year Lotus revealed the Evija, an all-electric two-seater that will go on sale next year. With a target figure of 2,000 PS, it will be the world’s most powerful series production road car ever. Other new Lotus models will follow. Group Lotus is based in Hethel, Norfolk, where it employs more than 1,000 people. The innovative engineering approach and problem-solving expertise of Lotus Engineering consultancy has covered sectors ranging from aerospace and medical research to furniture, boat-building and many other aspects of industrial design. While Lotus is best known as a car company, it has a proud and highly successful history in cycling through its Lotus Engineering division. In the Nineties, Lotus was instrumental in the design and development of bikes for cycling legend Chris Boardman at the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona, where he won gold, and in the 1994 Tour de France, where he won the prologue time trial to the famous yellow jersey. The Lotus Sport bike – instantly recognisable for its aerodynamic design – remains to this day an iconic symbol of outstanding British sporting success. Hope Technology is a well-established and highly regarded British brand that’s fully ensconced within the cycling industry and has always built its business and its reputation on making top-quality products. It has been designing, creating, manufacturing and testing innovative components for bikes at its Lancashire HQ for 30 years. Countless British bikes and riders have benefitted from Hope products and today the business exports around half of its output. After years of success in racing, it has recently moved into making complete, ready-to-ride bikes. Phil Popham, CEO, Group Lotus, said: “Lotus is thrilled to be back in cycling for the first time in 25 years. Innovation and ingenuity have always been part of the Lotus DNA, and working in collaboration with Hope is a fantastic illustration of how the Lotus Engineering consultancy can support projects outside of the automotive sector.” Ian Weatherill, Managing Director, Hope Technology, said: “When we started making innovative, highly-spec’ed disc brakes, back in the late Eighties, we didn’t imagine that Hope Technology would evolve into what it is today – a company with more than 150 employees hand-crafting components for both mountain and road bikes, 24-7. We are proud to have stuck rigidly to our philosophy, relentlessly pursuing only the best possible products. To be partnering with Lotus is certainly a great place to find ourselves in 2019, and it’s an exciting time for us all.” To find out more about Lotus Engineering visit www.lotuscars.com/engineering To find out more about HOPE visit www.hopetech.com This post has been promoted to an article
  3. MLOC AGM Minutes 2018 View File MLOC AGM Minutes 2018 Submitter Mark H Submitted 16/10/19 Category Admin only  
  4. The car is really a showcase to get the Lotus name out there and on the front covers of magazines IMHO, it showcases what they can do, people who can afford it probably wont even drive it much but just add it to their garage collection.
  5. (Nürburgring, Germany – 16 September 2019) – Belgian racer Peter Verlinde claimed his first Lotus Cup Europe victory when the FIA International Series visited Germany’s Nürburgring last weekend, defeating reigning champion Bence Balogh in the process. However, the Hungarian won the opening race of the weekend, and closed the gap to title leader Franck Laroche to just three points with one event of the season remaining. Appearing on the DTM bill for the third and final time this season, and in front of the German touring car series’ huge home crowd, Balogh was headed by 2016 champion Tamas Vizin for an all-Hungarian front row. Just 0.3 seconds covered the top four in an ultra-close qualifying session, in which Verlinde and Frenchman Xavier Georges shared the second row. A superb getaway by Balogh propelled his Evora into a lead that he would not relinquish, whilst the Exige of poleman Vizin came under increasing pressure from Verlinde in the AM Ring Evora GT4. The Belgian passed for second place on lap six, leaving his rival to fend off Georges. The Exiges swapped places, but Vizin reclaimed his place on the podium as Georges fell back to seventh place behind Britain’s Jason McInulty, Belgium’s Thierry Verhiest and France’s Laroche, who claimed the 2-Eleven class win in the process. Laroche’s title ambitions looked to be slipping after qualifying a lowly 11th, behind class rivals and compatriots Anthony Fournier and Philippe Loup. However, a gritty performance in the race saw him fight back to claim the place from erstwhile leader Loup. In the second race, Balogh repeated his earlier start to assume the lead over Vizin. But he succumbed to a stunning move from Verlinde, who took the lead and held on for thrilling victory, despite his rival’s best efforts. There was nothing between the Belgian and Hungarian Evoras and with the Production car battle to lap in the final moments, Verlinde gained a small advantage that he held to the line to defeat Balogh by just half a second. The Hungarian did, however, secure the V6 Cup class title ahead of the final rounds later this month. Vizin lost further places in this race, promoting McInulty to the podium and eventually finishing behind Georges. Verhiest took sixth place at the chequered flag. Title leader Laroche was unable to capitalise on Balogh losing out on the win, as Fournier took the class victory in seventh place overall, whilst Britain’s Ian Fenwick claimed second in class. Third for Laroche, ahead of series newcomer Ryan Savage from Britain, reduced his title lead to just three points with one event remaining, although, like rival Balogh he secured his class championship. With just a class championship to fight for, the Production runners staged two entertaining races, with Britain’s Mark Yates prevailing in both contests. In the opener, Yates passed early leader, Sweden’s Cai Cederholm to take a dominant win, with Britain’s Dan Plant completing the podium. Later on the Briton defeated Genoud-Prachex and Sweden’s Sven Pettersson, the latter now likely to relinquish his class title having suffered mechanical issues in the first race. With three rounds of the Lotus Cup Europe season remaining, the title is set to go right down to the wire at Le Mans on 29-30 September.
  6. (Nürburgring, Germany – 16 September 2019) – Belgian racer Peter Verlinde claimed his first Lotus Cup Europe victory when the FIA International Series visited Germany’s Nürburgring last weekend, defeating reigning champion Bence Balogh in the process. However, the Hungarian won the opening race of the weekend, and closed the gap to title leader Franck Laroche to just three points with one event of the season remaining. Appearing on the DTM bill for the third and final time this season, and in front of the German touring car series’ huge home crowd, Balogh was headed by 2016 champion Tamas Vizin for an all-Hungarian front row. Just 0.3 seconds covered the top four in an ultra-close qualifying session, in which Verlinde and Frenchman Xavier Georges shared the second row. A superb getaway by Balogh propelled his Evora into a lead that he would not relinquish, whilst the Exige of poleman Vizin came under increasing pressure from Verlinde in the AM Ring Evora GT4. The Belgian passed for second place on lap six, leaving his rival to fend off Georges. The Exiges swapped places, but Vizin reclaimed his place on the podium as Georges fell back to seventh place behind Britain’s Jason McInulty, Belgium’s Thierry Verhiest and France’s Laroche, who claimed the 2-Eleven class win in the process. Laroche’s title ambitions looked to be slipping after qualifying a lowly 11th, behind class rivals and compatriots Anthony Fournier and Philippe Loup. However, a gritty performance in the race saw him fight back to claim the place from erstwhile leader Loup. In the second race, Balogh repeated his earlier start to assume the lead over Vizin. But he succumbed to a stunning move from Verlinde, who took the lead and held on for thrilling victory, despite his rival’s best efforts. There was nothing between the Belgian and Hungarian Evoras and with the Production car battle to lap in the final moments, Verlinde gained a small advantage that he held to the line to defeat Balogh by just half a second. The Hungarian did, however, secure the V6 Cup class title ahead of the final rounds later this month. Vizin lost further places in this race, promoting McInulty to the podium and eventually finishing behind Georges. Verhiest took sixth place at the chequered flag. Title leader Laroche was unable to capitalise on Balogh losing out on the win, as Fournier took the class victory in seventh place overall, whilst Britain’s Ian Fenwick claimed second in class. Third for Laroche, ahead of series newcomer Ryan Savage from Britain, reduced his title lead to just three points with one event remaining, although, like rival Balogh he secured his class championship. With just a class championship to fight for, the Production runners staged two entertaining races, with Britain’s Mark Yates prevailing in both contests. In the opener, Yates passed early leader, Sweden’s Cai Cederholm to take a dominant win, with Britain’s Dan Plant completing the podium. Later on the Briton defeated Genoud-Prachex and Sweden’s Sven Pettersson, the latter now likely to relinquish his class title having suffered mechanical issues in the first race. With three rounds of the Lotus Cup Europe season remaining, the title is set to go right down to the wire at Le Mans on 29-30 September. This post has been promoted to an article
  7. Dan has previously held senior roles with Williams Advanced Engineering and Prodrive Automotive Technologies Lotus Engineering is an internationally recognised consultancy delivering design, engineering and manufacturing expertise predominantly in the automotive sector (Hethel, UK – 1 October 2019) – Lotus Engineering has strengthened its senior management team with the appointment of Dan Burge as Commercial Director. Dan is an experienced executive within the automotive industry, having fulfilled commercial, operational and technical roles in both development and manufacturing. He has held senior commercial and programme roles at Williams Advanced Engineering and Prodrive Automotive Technologies, as well as serving as Operations Director for a small group of engineering companies. In recent years Dan has completed an MBA, and prior to joining Lotus Engineering was running his own consultancy supporting strategic growth in technology focused SMEs. Lotus Engineering is an internationally recognised consultancy which has provided comprehensive and versatile services to many of the world's OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers for almost 40 years. Committed to driving forward technology with precision and passion, Lotus Engineering is spearheading pioneering research into areas such as advanced powertrain design and validation, lightweight advanced material research, and ride and handling optimisation. While the automotive industry is the heartland of Lotus Engineering, as a consultancy its innovative approach and problem-solving expertise has been used by clients from many other sectors. These have included elite sporting performance, aerospace, medical research, boat-building, furniture, a watch and even a shopping trolley! Dan commented: “I’m delighted to be joining Lotus Engineering at such an exciting time for the whole Group Lotus business. I will be working to further develop the structure so we can commercially exploit the strong technical capabilities within Group Lotus, creating strategic relationships to support our growth.” Dan will be co-located, spending time at Hethel – the historical home of Lotus in Norfolk – and the recently opened Lotus office in Warwick, West Midlands. Married with two children, Dan is passionate about his family, rugby and all things automotive and motorsport.
  8. Dan has previously held senior roles with Williams Advanced Engineering and Prodrive Automotive Technologies Lotus Engineering is an internationally recognised consultancy delivering design, engineering and manufacturing expertise predominantly in the automotive sector (Hethel, UK – 1 October 2019) – Lotus Engineering has strengthened its senior management team with the appointment of Dan Burge as Commercial Director. Dan is an experienced executive within the automotive industry, having fulfilled commercial, operational and technical roles in both development and manufacturing. He has held senior commercial and programme roles at Williams Advanced Engineering and Prodrive Automotive Technologies, as well as serving as Operations Director for a small group of engineering companies. In recent years Dan has completed an MBA, and prior to joining Lotus Engineering was running his own consultancy supporting strategic growth in technology focused SMEs. Lotus Engineering is an internationally recognised consultancy which has provided comprehensive and versatile services to many of the world's OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers for almost 40 years. Committed to driving forward technology with precision and passion, Lotus Engineering is spearheading pioneering research into areas such as advanced powertrain design and validation, lightweight advanced material research, and ride and handling optimisation. While the automotive industry is the heartland of Lotus Engineering, as a consultancy its innovative approach and problem-solving expertise has been used by clients from many other sectors. These have included elite sporting performance, aerospace, medical research, boat-building, furniture, a watch and even a shopping trolley! Dan commented: “I’m delighted to be joining Lotus Engineering at such an exciting time for the whole Group Lotus business. I will be working to further develop the structure so we can commercially exploit the strong technical capabilities within Group Lotus, creating strategic relationships to support our growth.” Dan will be co-located, spending time at Hethel – the historical home of Lotus in Norfolk – and the recently opened Lotus office in Warwick, West Midlands. Married with two children, Dan is passionate about his family, rugby and all things automotive and motorsport.
  9. Just to add this should be to an existing member not some random who signs up to the site just for this.
  10. I'll let you know when my order arrives
  11. Lotus Dubai retailer hosts VIP media and invited guests as all-electric Evija debuts in the United Arab Emirates Programme of events includes Lotus Abu Dhabi showroom presentation and private viewings Latest leg of world tour which has already included Monterey Car Week, USA, and Japan Lotus Day (Dubai, UAE – 19 September 2019) – The all-new Lotus Evija hypercar has made its debut in the Middle East as part of a series of exclusive media and VIP events. The covers came off at an unveiling at the stunning Lotus Dubai retail outlet, with Phil Popham, CEO, Lotus Cars and Russell Carr, Director, Lotus Design, presenting the all-electric two-seater to invited guests. They were joined by Karl Hamer, CEO of Adamas Motors, Lotus’ retail partner in the United Arab Emirates, plus other members of senior management from both companies. Phil Popham commented: “It’s fantastic to be back in the UAE, and even better to be here as the Evija hypercar makes its regional debut. The Middle East is well-known for its passion for performance models, and this is an important market as we grow the Lotus brand significantly with new products.” He added: “We believe the Evija will really appeal to Gulf state customers, and we’re developing the car with them – and particularly the local climate – in mind. Real-world testing of prototype vehicles is now underway to ensure optimum performance in every market.” Karl Hamer said: “We are delighted that our customers have the opportunity to view the Evija in the UAE so soon after its global reveal. We are proud to be in one of the most forward-thinking countries in the world, and this all-electric hypercar coming to the UAE supports our nation’s objective to focus on sustainable technologies.” Opened exactly a year ago, Lotus Dubai is on the Emirate’s Sheikh Zayed Road. It’s a 5,000 sq ft state-of-the-art facility capable of showcasing up to 10 models from the Lotus performance car range. The Evija is remaining in the region for several days. It will also appear at Lotus Abu Dhabi – in Sheikha Salama Building, Zayed The First Street, Al Khalidiyah – then complete a programme of private viewings. A technical tour de force, the Evija is illustrative of the innovative thinking and ingenuity that has always been part of the Lotus DNA. With a target output of 2000 PS, it is the world’s most powerful series production road car. It has been designed and engineered in the UK, and will be produced at Hethel, UK, the home of Lotus since 1966, starting next year. Exclusivity is guaranteed, with production limited to a maximum of 130 cars.
  12. Lotus Dubai retailer hosts VIP media and invited guests as all-electric Evija debuts in the United Arab Emirates Programme of events includes Lotus Abu Dhabi showroom presentation and private viewings Latest leg of world tour which has already included Monterey Car Week, USA, and Japan Lotus Day (Dubai, UAE – 19 September 2019) – The all-new Lotus Evija hypercar has made its debut in the Middle East as part of a series of exclusive media and VIP events. The covers came off at an unveiling at the stunning Lotus Dubai retail outlet, with Phil Popham, CEO, Lotus Cars and Russell Carr, Director, Lotus Design, presenting the all-electric two-seater to invited guests. They were joined by Karl Hamer, CEO of Adamas Motors, Lotus’ retail partner in the United Arab Emirates, plus other members of senior management from both companies. Phil Popham commented: “It’s fantastic to be back in the UAE, and even better to be here as the Evija hypercar makes its regional debut. The Middle East is well-known for its passion for performance models, and this is an important market as we grow the Lotus brand significantly with new products.” He added: “We believe the Evija will really appeal to Gulf state customers, and we’re developing the car with them – and particularly the local climate – in mind. Real-world testing of prototype vehicles is now underway to ensure optimum performance in every market.” Karl Hamer said: “We are delighted that our customers have the opportunity to view the Evija in the UAE so soon after its global reveal. We are proud to be in one of the most forward-thinking countries in the world, and this all-electric hypercar coming to the UAE supports our nation’s objective to focus on sustainable technologies.” Opened exactly a year ago, Lotus Dubai is on the Emirate’s Sheikh Zayed Road. It’s a 5,000 sq ft state-of-the-art facility capable of showcasing up to 10 models from the Lotus performance car range. The Evija is remaining in the region for several days. It will also appear at Lotus Abu Dhabi – in Sheikha Salama Building, Zayed The First Street, Al Khalidiyah – then complete a programme of private viewings. A technical tour de force, the Evija is illustrative of the innovative thinking and ingenuity that has always been part of the Lotus DNA. With a target output of 2000 PS, it is the world’s most powerful series production road car. It has been designed and engineered in the UK, and will be produced at Hethel, UK, the home of Lotus since 1966, starting next year. Exclusivity is guaranteed, with production limited to a maximum of 130 cars. This post has been promoted to an article
  13. Click this to send Dean a private message: https://www.midlandslotus.co.uk/forum/messenger/compose/?to=4059
  14. Hi John, I've removed your contact details off the post, probably best for people to message you on here rather than making them public. I think you will be very lucky to get one as only a few were made and there are non left to my knowledge and no intention to get any reprinted as the cost vs time taken isnt worth it for the club for something that probably no one else is going to buy now as its been so long. Good luck with your search though!
  15. David brings 25 years’ experience in luxury and performance automotive experience, including 15 years in the region Tasked with building a strong and comprehensive retail network across Asia Pacific markets and China Further evidence of Lotus’ ambition to deliver significant growth in global markets (Hethel, UK – 11 September 2019) – Lotus has strengthened its senior management team with the appointment of David McIntyre as Regional Director, Asia Pacific & China. It’s further evidence of the performance car brand’s ambitious plan for significant growth in global markets. David has 25 years of luxury and performance automotive experience including roles in Germany, Latin America and the UK, working for brands such as Porsche, Aston Martin, Bentley and McLaren. For the last 15 years he has worked in the Asia Pacific region, including periods in South Korea and China. David will be based in Hangzhou, China – Lotus’ headquarters in the region. He will be tasked with building a strong and comprehensive retail network across Asia Pacific markets and China. This network will be supported by a strengthened regional sales, marketing and aftersales team to deliver significant volume growth and outstanding customer service. Outside of work, David’s passion is motorsport. He was the 2017 China GT amateur champion in GT4 racing and the following year was runner-up in the 2018 China GT series. Other interests including yacht-racing and learning to fly. David commented: “Performance cars are definitely in my blood, and Asia-Pacific and China have been my home for the last 15 years. This role presents an irresistible challenge, and I look forward to playing a part in writing a new chapter in the Lotus success story.”
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