Welcome to GYLO 19 - Virtual! by Admin
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!


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

Recent Threads/Posts

by realkiran
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I've got a cat with my above-the-diffuser SS Arqray.  Quiet at idle; but definitely loud when I'm on it.  Have received a couple of good-spirited comments over the years from a couple drivers that I've passed on track; but I've never been called out for it by the hosts (I've run with TrackDaze and FATT/SATT on that track).  I've seen/heard some pretty loud stuff there.

I ended up buying a BOE ST exhaust, so I'll install that and hopefully thats enough. I love that loud arqray, but I'm always among the loudest at the track, so don't want to be singled out!
by olfac87
Awesome pics as always, Bob. What a gorgeous day and turnout. Thanks to Bob, Mark, Kevin and Tyler for making all this happen. Can't wait to see Tyler's pics!

by rcollum

A few more shots from today...


by esprit1
Thanks for the great event. It was a really great day and good to meet the other Esprit owners and a special Thanks to Kevin McGovern for being such a good host!!!!
by rcollum

A very good turnout of Esprits! I counted 15 Esprits in attendance.  Thanks to everyone who responded.

--Bob Collum


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Reborn Lotus Esprit spied testing for the first time by ksm

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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tom morgan
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.