LITP 2017 is now confirmed for Sunday 9th July 2017, with the main event on the lawns in front of Kedleston Hall. The event is having a very similar format to previous years with just a change of location.
If you‘ve not been to or heard of Kedleston Hall, then it is an extremely grand country hall about 5 miles north west of Derby set in massive landscaped gardens which lead straight into the Derbyshire countryside.
The day will start with drives through the fantastic Derbyshire countryside and peak district, with a stop for breakfast. Cars will be split up into smaller groups, each with a group leader, enabling people to choose the pace of journey.
The drive will then culminate with a procession through the main gates at Kedleston Hall, over the bridge and then parking on our own area of grass in front of the Hall. (You can come directly to Kedleston Hall from around 10:45am if you don’t want to take part in the drive).
As with previous years we will attempt to park all the cars in model categories around a central clear area for picnics. We will once again be offering the option of a catered picnic which can be purchased through the MLOC shop at the same time as the event tickets.
The popular car of the day competition and the raffle (with extensive lotus related prizes) will be held after lunch. We’ll have children’s activity packs with a colouring competition to help keep little ones entertained.
Central Lotus are once again the main event sponsor who will be displaying their race cars and the latest range of Lotus cars.
In the afternoon people can carry on chatting to new and old Lotus friends or take advantage of a discounted rate of £5 per adult and £2.50 per child to tour the main house (National Trust members can enter for free) and anyone go on one of the walks around the grounds for free.
Sorry for the delay in formally announcing LITP 2017, but due to the RHS flower show at our previous venue, we’ve had to find a new venue and then start from a fresh on agreeing dates, sorting contracts and insurance etc.