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  • 2014 West Coast Lotus Meet (2-4 Oct, Lake Tahoe)

    Last year I took a 2000 mile road trip in my Seven for the 2013 West Coast Lotus Meet and it was the best roadtrip of my life. As the chair of the 2014 West Coast Lotus Meet, I hope I can encourage some of you to do the same this year to attend the 2014 WCLM in beautiful Lake Tahoe, CA (Oct 2-5 2014).

    We have 4 days of great fun planned and it should be great weather to enjoy some excellent "seven friendly" roads. Registration officially opened yesterday and I'd like to specifically invite my fellow Seven owners to attend. We already have 2 Sevens signed up and I hope to have at least a dozen 7's there in total.

    More information is on the website http://westcoastlotusmeet.com. Early registration ends on June 16th. I'll leave you with a pic of Sevens from the last WCLM as well as the official event announcement. If you have any questions or suggestions please dont hesitate to contact me directly.



    The 2014 West Coast Lotus Meet (WCLM), the premiere event for Lotus enthusiasts in Western North America, is heading to Lake Tahoe.With the majestic Sierra Nevada mountains and the deep blue waters of Lake Tahoe as backdrops, the 2014 WCLM will encompass four days of total Lotus celebration starting Thursday, October 2, and ending Sunday, October 5.

    Hosted by the San Francisco Bay Area’s Golden Gate Lotus Club (GGLC), this event will be a joint effort with the Southern Nevada Lotus Club, Lotus Owners of Phoenix, Club Lotus Northwest, Lotus Car Club of British Columbia and the Evergreen Lotus Car Club. Without a doubt, the 2014 WCLM will have something for every Lotus enthusiast from hard-core track junkies to vintage cruisers as well as everyone in between.

    The WCLM organizing committee has planned a fantastic series of events that include: a Casual Concours; a private tour and banquet at the famous National Automobile Museum in Reno, NV; a Lotus Autocross; and an optional Lotus track day at challenging Reno-Fernley Raceway. In addition, there will be great awards, lunches and spectacular scenic drives!

    The 2014 WCLM will be headquartered at the Ridge Resorts in Stateline, NV, and discounted rates (as low as $69/night) have been negotiated for event attendees. Each room includes a covered parking spot, and onsite trailer parking is available. Everyone staying at the Ridge Resorts will have full use of the resort’s facilities, which include: golf lockers, complete health club (with racquetball), year-round sports complex (with tennis), billiards room, indoor/outdoor swimming pool, whirlpool, spas and saunas, movie theater, guided hikes, yoga and aerobic classes, weekly cooking demonstration and wine tasting.

    Registration for the 2014 WCLM is now open. Be sure to take advantage of the lowest rates by signing up before the early-bird deadline of June 16. Members of any regional or national Lotus club will receive an additional $25 discount. Registration is per person, and it includes access to all WCLM events except the optional track day. The key events included in your registration for the 2014 WCLM are the opening reception, group drives, autocross, main banquet and casual concours. In addition, lunch will be provided October 3–5.

    To sign up for the 2014 WCLM, or to get more information about this spectacular fall weekend at Lake Tahoe, please visit http://westcoastlotusmeet.com/. This comprehensive site includes details about all of the weekend’s events as well as specifics regarding registration and hotel arrangements.
    Last edited by rnr; May 2, 2014, 10:55 AM.
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    Are you an Indy 500 fan? Join us for the main banquet at the 2014 WCLM where Lotus 38 chassis #3 will be the star of the show. Built for All American Racing, this car was raced by Dan Gurney in the 1965 Indy 500 where he qualified 3rd and retired after 42 laps



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      I would love to attend, however my wife will be 9 months pregnant at that point. Although we both love tahoe, I don't think it will happen this year.

      Growing up, my father and I were the caretakers of the AAR Lotus 38. I have great memories with that car.

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        Originally posted by GWise View Post
        Growing up, my father and I were the caretakers of the AAR Lotus 38. I have great memories with that car.
        How did you get that gig????

        I hope your father will be able to make the trip in his Elan. I'm sure the folks at the event would love to hear stories about the 38
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          Originally posted by GWise View Post
          ...however my wife will be 9 months pregnant at that point.
          Congratulations, sir!
          | | Sean

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            Originally posted by rnr View Post
            How did you get that gig????
            I guess I made it sound a bit more illustrious that it was.

            The museum has an "adopt a car" program which basically means you polish/clean the car for the museum. Were those pictures taken recently? It's a shame it's not adopted by anyone.

            http://www.automuseum.org/membership...car-membership

            Originally posted by Sean
            Congratulations, sir!
            Thank you! By the way - I think it's about time I give you back your hoist and load leveler. Let me know when would be good for you.

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              Originally posted by GWise View Post
              Were those pictures taken recently? It's a shame it's not adopted by anyone.
              I took the pics on friday. Looks to be in good shape though I did not take a pic of the plaque so I dont know if anyone has adopted it.
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                Are you an autocross fan? Here are some shots of the fantastic autocross site we will be using for the 2014 WCLM. Early registration ends on June 16th - sign up today!


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                  Early registrations expires tomorrow (June 16th). We already have 4 sevens registered - sign up now to save $25/person.

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                    WCLM rooms are almost gone and the remaining rooms will be held till the 17th of August only. Book now for room rates as low as $69/night. We already have 5 Sevens registered and 3 more from Saturdays picnic might be signing up soon.

                    The hotel has no more rooms left for the general public so please use the instructions on the WCLM site to book your rooms asap: http://westcoastlotusmeet.com/2014/#hotel
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                      Tomorrow is the last day for the reduced hotel rates. The two bedroom suites are already sold out - make your reservations today. Instructions at http://westcoastlotusmeet.com/2014/#hotel
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                        Reminder: WCLM Regular Registration Ends Sept 1

                        Regular registration ends on Monday. If you havent signed up yet head over to http://westcoastlotusmeet.com/2014/ and sign up today.

                        Sierra Boat Tour
                        I am happy to announce that we are having a new event on friday afternoon. Those folks who wish to have a shorter drive than the High Sierra Tour can now opt to go for a shorter drive around the lake along with a stop at the 60,000 square foot facilities of Sierra Boat in Carnelian Bay. We are still finalizing the exact details about this event and will post the final details on the WCLM website in due course.


                        Established in 1952, Sierra Boat is one of the oldest and largest antique and classic boat restorers in the country. The quality restoration of wooden boats includes the fine craftsmanship and finishes, but it is much more than that. In order to restore a boat properly; you must research the boat as to correctness of wood, finish, upholstery and mechanical details. With a process that has many similarities to car restoration, the hour long tour of their facilities will be a revelation to any fan of mechanical restoration.


                        WCLM T-Shirts
                        We have also been hard at work on the official T-shirt of the WCLM which will be given to all WCLM attendees. Kiyoshi has done an outstanding job on the graphic design and we can now give you a sneak peek at design. Done in a JPS-styled color scheme, the t-shirt shows correctly scaled silhouettes of important Lotus passenger cars starting from the Seven and continuing down to the Evora. We will have a limited number of extra t-shirts at the event for folks who would like to buy some extras for friends and family.
                        WCLM T-shirt


                        Sponsorship
                        I would like to welcome two new associate sponsors – Sports Car World and Sector 111. Both have a long history of supporting Lotus and we are delighted to have them on-board as sponsors of the 2014 West Coast Lotus Meet. The 2014 WCLM would not be possible without the generous support of all our sponsors and I’d like to personally thank them all for extending their support to the event.

                        Those are all the WCLM updates we have for the moment. As more things happen we will continue to post them on the GGLC blog as well as on the WCLM Facebook page. If you have not registered for the 2014 WCLM yet, head over to http://westcoastlotusmeet.com/ and sign up today for the best Lotus event of the year. I look forward to meeting everyone in person on October 2nd.

                        Rahul Nair
                        Chair
                        2014 WCLM
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