At this point (April 9th, 2020), we will have to see if we will be able to hold our next-scheduled GYLO. One good thing - I just got my March/April edition of the Lotus ReMarque (the official magazine for our parent club, Lotus, LTD.) Featured prominently is an article about GYLO, with Kevin McCracken's lovely picture from last year's fall GYLO -
Last Edit: Apr 10, 2020 7:22:09 GMT -5 by Admin: Used other link to the same photo.
Due to conditions beyond our control, GYLO 19 will need to be done virtually. We can all still participate!
Here's the announcement I sent out 05/16/20. If you did not get this announcement in your email, let me know, and I can add you to our email list.
Get Your Lotus Out! (…and take its picture)
The current state of affairs in the Northern Virginia area means that we will have to change the format of our 19th Get Your Lotus Out event. GYLO 19 is scheduled for Sunday, May 31st, and the date will remain the same. We will, however, make this a ‘virtual’ affair – we do not want to risk the health of our members, and their loved ones.
Please attach a picture of your Lotus (or Lotus memorabilia), and email it to me, at: Robert_collum@hotmail.com. If you have a Lotus that has not seen the light of day for a while, submit a picture – if we have good participation, we can have a ‘Temporarily Off the Road’ category. We will assemble and categorize the entries, and put them on our website. We have a very good website (thanks to Kevin McCracken!), so we will use it to enable everyone to vote for their favorite in each category. You can send as many as three photos per car – we will choose one for the voting thread. Please let me know the year & model of your Lotus, when you send the picture.
Photo submissions can start on Sunday, May 17th. We will accept entries until midnight Monday, May 25th. Voting will be available on our website, from Tuesday, May 26h thru Friday, May 29th. If you don’t already have it, you will need to get a login ID on the NoVA Lotus website, in order to vote. Let me know if you need help with registering, logging in, or sending pictures to me. Here’s a link to the website:
There will be prizes in several categories, so be sure to get your pictures in. We will tally up votes on Saturday, May 30th, and will announce winners on a Zoom video conference call Sunday, May 31st, at 1:00PM (just when we’d be announcing at the venue, if the GYLO was in-person!) Zoom is a pretty easy-to-use way of getting a lot of people together, and Zoom supports PCs, Macs, iPads, iPhones and Android phones. If anyone has not done a Zoom conference, let me know, and I will set up a test with you, well before GYLO. For those who cannot participate on the Zoom call, we will post winners on the NoVA Lotus website, soon after the call. We will arrange to get prizes to winners when we can get together again, soon.
Post by yellowfhcelan on May 31, 2020 12:38:56 GMT -5
I hope everyone is well/safe navigating this viral craziness. In lieu of virtual GYLO today( great idea by the way), I am driving my 69 Elan today to celebrate a lovely day following winter/spring cooling system refurb with overflow bottle, new fuel pump/pressure regulator, carb O-rings/spacers, new distributor hold down bolt, cap, coil, wires, plugs, motor mounts and a few other things. Carbs nicely balanced and mixture spot on-it runs great and I am chuffed.
Found out too late about Jenn/Tim moving to make the farewell but emailed them and have contact details-am thrilled to learn they will be relatively close by in Midlothian and plan on keeping up with NoVa Lotus as much as possible. I was afraid they would be far away!
Enjoy GYLO today and miss you all. I look forward to seeing everyone when we are back to a relatively new normal.