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by ksm
Good video.
by rcollum

My wife Debbie and I will be participating in our 4th running of the DC version of the America's British Reliability Run, from October 16th thru October 18th, 2020.

www.dcbritishreliability.org/


This is a 3-day drive on public roads in Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia. It is NOT a race or rally, but a fun, fairly leisurely drive for charity.  The event will be headquartered at the Marriott Courtyard Winchester Medical Center, and we will return to that hotel each night. I have had a great time doing this event - the cars are interesting, the people are friendly and amazing, and Winchester is surrounded by fun roads. 

If you have a British car that qualifies for antique plates, you can join this event. (Sorry, but Elises, Exiges, Evoras and Esprit V8s will not qualify - I checked. Earlier Esprits will qualify.)  Registration opened February 1st, 2020. Participation is limited to 50 cars. First come, first served.  The registration fee is $595, which covers one car entry, with one driver and one navigator/co-driver.  Each team's goal is to raise at least $1000 for the charity, Our Military Kids. 


I'd love to have more Lotus participation! Elan, Europa, Esprit owners - please consider joining a really good group of people on this drive!  I personally pledge to contribute $100 to the first NoVA Lotus club member who registers another Lotus for the 2020 DC ABRR!


Last year, one participant auctioned off the use of THREE of his 'spare' British cars on BringATrailer.  One lucky bidder used a different car each day - a 1950 Jaguar XK120 Lightweight, a 1956 Austin-Healey 100M, and a 1956 AC Ace.  If that sounds good to you, be aware that he won with a bid of $7000 for the drives! 


If you have any questions at all about this event, please let me know - robert_collum@hotmail.com.

--Bob Collum

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by rdgrcr
First event of the season is next weekend! Assuming nothing happens between now and that weekend, I will be there, anyone else?
by mcaden
I have attended this HPDE sponsored by the MBCA for the last few years. It is a very well event run by a long time friend and instructors are provided for novice/intermediate run groups. The MBCA has expressed a willingness to include Lotus as part of the event and we are hoping for a good turn out. If you haven't driven the Shenandoah Circuit, it is perfectly suited to our agile little cars. It is a highly technical circuit with over 20 turns and a to scale recreation of the Nurburgring's Karousel. There will also be a wet skid pad open to practice your car control skills. I will be attending and serving as an instructor. Looking forward to seeing you there.

-Marc
by realkiran
I'm planning to make this one. Never been to Summit Point.

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Lotus: All-new petrol sports car coming in 2021 by ksm
The Evija isn't the only Lotus coming soon. The British brand has confirmed it's readying an all-new sports car for 2021.

www.caradvice.com.au/824572/lotus-all-new-petrol-sports-car-coming-in-2021/?fbclid=IwAR0wzUZ59uJTjWRG6nZuS5ftY_BPTnxIg3WcarOqoYRCW7kus_wbJS2kp9c


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Lotus Cars will expand its model range with a new, yet-to-be-revealed sports car while also diversifying into new segments.

With just three models currently in its stable – Elise, Exige and Evora – Lotus Cars regional director for Asia Pacific and China, David McIntyre, confirmed the Chinese-owned British carmaker will reveal an all-new model in 2021.

The company sold 1519 cars globally in 2019, and while that represented 23 per cent growth year-on-year, the small-scale manufacturer admits it needs larger volume to become a sustainable and profitable business.

“Fifteen-hundred-and-nineteen units is a very small number globally and it doesn’t allow us to achieve some of the economies of scale that we need to be a long-term sustainable, independent, and profitable business. So we need to go into new segments to be able to that," McIntyre told media.

“We have new products coming, we’re going into new segments, but we’re not going to talk about those until they’re actually available.”

Evija

While he wouldn’t be drawn on whether the company had plans for an SUV in its future portfolio, McIntyre did confirm the next model in the brand’s range would stick close to the hearts of Lotus purists around the world.

“We have said the next product will be a sports car and it will be revealed at some point next year – and it will come with an internal combustion engine,” he said.

“We also need to bring in new technologies and revitalise the brand. And I think the presentation of the Evija was a real statement of intent – we can do new things, we can go into new segments, that we can build a hypercar. But hypercars are not going to deliver the volume either.

“So we will go into new segments. We have some great product planned; we can’t talk about them yet. But we do know we need to go into new segments to deliver significant growth.”

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Previous – unconfirmed – reports have stated Lotus will revive the Elan nameplate on a two-seat convertible sitting above the Elise which, ironically, replaced the Elan in 1995.

The Elan would reportedly be built on the all-new lightweight, rivet-bonded alloy core platform that is set to replace the brand’s existing two platforms.

Additionally, the first production examples of the Lotus Evija – the brand’s all-electric $3 milllion, 1470kW hypercar – are slated for first customers by the end of the year.