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Welcome to GYLO 19 - Virtual! by Admin
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Welcome to GYLO 19, our first ever VIRTUAL event!

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How GYLO 19 Virtual Worked:
Everyone submitted a photo and brief description of their car and/or memorabilia, then we set up polls and everyone perused and voted!

Categories were set up based upon the number and variety of cars submitted.

Entries were accepted from May 17, 2020 through May 25, 2020

Voting took place May 26, 2020 through May 29, 2020 and is closed.

Voting were tallied on May 30, 2020.

Results were announced during our Zoom call, at 1pm on May 31, 2020.

Results were also posted to the website:

  • Winners summary is HERE!
  • Winners and all category contestants are HERE!

Although not in-person, still a fun event!


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All cars that attended are found HERE!
All memorabilia submitted are found HERE!



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by rcollum

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by ksm
A little fun with my friend’s E90 M3 (I had intended to paint it), including making the track numbers he used:
Lotus & M3 ready for the track
by rcollum
For anyone who might need it, here is Fraser Dachille's email - autopilot@motorsportreg.com

by Admin
MBCA|GWS Shenandoah Track event, September 26 and 27, 2020
MERCEDES BENZ CLUB OF AMERICA, GREATER WASHINGTON SECTION is still a GO at Summit Point in 2020.

Registration is open for the 2020 MBCA|GWS Track event! This year we are still on for full weekend in late September (September 26/27, 2020) in West Vriginia.

We are three (3) months out from this event, and the situation surrounding this Virus seems to still be changing on a daily basis. That said, we are still on-track (pun noted) for our September event. As things progress, and we get closer to the event date, we will finalize the COVID-19 specific changes that we will implement. Rest assured that we will be following the current National, State and Local guidance in putting on this event. As always, saftey is a priority.

At this time, and as with years past, we are still planning to have both Instructed and Solo run groups and the skidpad will be open all day both days. We hope to offer parade laps as we have in the past, but this will be dictated by the current guidance on non-participants at the venue at the time of the event.

We have full weekend, or single day, registration (but it is highly reccomended to sign up for both days). Camping is allowed at the event.

Registration is currently open, and available here: www.motorsportreg.com/events/mbca-gws-2020-shenandoah-circuit-track-event-summit-point-raceway-greater-767659 . Schedules, event packets, and tech forms are posted on the registration page currently.

As always, but even more so now, the above is subject to revision based on new guidance, restrictions, or mandates.

If you have any questions please email me directly.

See everyone is September! Stay safe until then,

Fraser Dachille
MBCA|GWS Driving Events Co-Chair

by olfac87
I think a run would be a great idea. I've done two runs now with the DC Lotus Ltd club and a group out of Bethesda. We go to an outdoor destination, socially distance with masks (most people), and then drive back toward home.

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Lotus News

Reborn Lotus Esprit spied testing for the first time by ksm
www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/new-cars/reborn-lotus-esprit-spied-testing-first-time

Reborn Lotus Esprit spied testing for the first time
All-new sports car is expected to arrive with hybridised V6 and develop more power than the Evora

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by Tom Morgan
18 March 2020

The spiritual successor to the Lotus Esprit, which will use a V6 powertrain and be priced above £100,000, has been spotted testing for the first time ahead of its 2021 debut.

Development prototypes of the upcoming Ferrari-baiting sports car have been seen close to Lotus's headquarters in Hethel, Norfolk, disguised by Evora bodyshells that have been widened to accommodate the modified chassis.

Although these early prototypes don't give any clues towards the new car's styling, it's widely expected to adopt the design language seen on the 1973bhp Evija electric hypercar.

Exclusively revealed by Autocar earlier this year, the reborn Esprit will be the first all-new Lotus production car for twelve years.

It's set to use a V6 powertrain sourced from Toyota, supplemented by a hybrid system developed in-house that could push power north of 500bhp. In that case, it would eclipse the 410bhp Evora GT410, although the car is expected to sit above it in the Lotus line-up rather than replace it outright.

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The Esprit should have a mid-engine layout and a two-seat cabin instead of the 2+2 layout found in some Evora models.

The new car will be the last to use Lotus' extruded aluminium platform, ahead of an all-new design arriving alongside a greatly expanded model range that could include a reborn Elan to compete with the Porsche 718 Boxster.

It's currently unknown whether Lotus will choose to reuse the Esprit name or give the car an all-new title.

Lotus currently sells around 1500 cars per year but is in the process of expanding its Hethel base to enable it to build 5000. This is part of the British brand's five-year plan that will include the introduction of its first SUV, as well as the Evija and more mainstream sports cars, thanks to investment from new Chinese owner Geely.