HISTORIC LOTUS REGISTER
This is the 25th Anniversary of the Historic Lotus Register and it is very pleasing to see that many historic Lotus owners who joined in the first year are still active members.
The main objective of HLR is to record the contemporary history and continued ownership of early Lotus cars, through all of the marks up to the Mk23 (excepting the Mk14 Climax Elite which is covered by ‘Club Elite). This year the Register has become formally
constituted, a move supported unanimously by all of the Mark Registers. The new Constitution will bring about the firm foundation required to ensure continuation of the Historic Lotus Register into the next century with the integrity expected of a club whose opinion is regularly sought concerning the authenticity and genuine history of early Lotus models.
Membership, which is set at £15.00 per year, is encouraged not only from the owners of historic Lotuses, but also from any enthusiast who appreciates the pioneering engineering achievements of the cars and their designer Colin Chapman. Members are able to keep upto-date with historical and technical information surrounding the various marks. In addition, those who actually drove or assisted with an early Lotus in period, may be eligible for the distinction ‘Historic Lotuseer’ which brings additional benefits.
Meanwhile each of the HLR Registrars (one of each Mark from 6 to 21 at present) would be very pleased to hear from anyone, racing or maintaining a Historic Lotus in the past or currently. I can be reached on 01953 860508 I AM, YOURS, LTC, VIGOR THOMAS, HISTORIC IBMS REGISMR