Ypres Lotus Day 2011

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Ypres Lotus Day 2011

Postby XiPHiAS » Sun 05.12.2010, 18:38

Yet another creation of Dirk Kestelyn, Pascal Vasseur and Frederik Van Cauwenberghe in collaboration with http://www.Lotus-Forum .be (Belgian Lotusforum). For the 2011 edition we repeate the Ypres Lotus Day success story and still improved the event. With your Lotus we bring along the most beautiful spots around the Ypres-Kortrijk region, nice roads are combined with cosy stops including the necessary snacks, meals and drinks. Once again “the Lotus event of the year”!

Date: Thursday 02 June 2010 (Ascension Day)
Region: West-Flanders (Ypres/Heuvelland)

Timing:
09h30 : Meeting & registration with coffee and buns
11h00 : Start part one ""
11h45 : Aperitif stop "Brewery Bockor"
12h30 : Start 2nd part ""
13h00 : Lunch (light warm lunch)
14h00 : Start 3rd part ""
15u45 : Afternoon stop @ the Old cheese factory Passendale (including a free drink)
16h00 : Start 4th part ""
18h00 : Endpoint + reception [NO DINNER] & Dinner [ALL-IN]

Tip: we have a FREE roadbook available in English, Dutch and French for anyone interested. If you come to Belgium for several days, then you can use this roadbook and make a nice tour and visit a lot of war monuments and nice spots allyound Ypres.

>> Check my second post for interesting information about hotels and bed and breakfasts in the Ypres region.

Cost:
:: ALL IN
Included in the price: easily and professionally formatted roadbook, rally plate, breakfast & coffee, apero, lunch + drink, afternoon top + a drink, reception & dinner and our good concerned about the whole day.
65 € (price per person) payment via bank transfer (deadline 20/05/2011)
70 € (price per person) cash payment on registration-the day itself

:: NO DINNER
In principle, the same formula as the all-in, but without dinner (dinner).
You leave after the reception.
50 € (price per person) [color#0000BF] payment via bank transfer (deadline 20/05/2011) [/color]
52 € (price per person) cash payment on registration-the day itself

Registration ONLY THROUGH http://www.ypreslotusday.be (click on "Register")
After your registration you will be personally contacted! Remember : the registration goes manually to give a specific answer.

More info:
Pascal Vasseur (+32 477/21.01.63 - NL, F, GB) organisation@ypreslotusday.be

:! Thread of the 2010 edition >> http://forums.seloc.org/viewthread.php? ... 644&page=1
:! Picture and comments of last year edition http://www.lotusforum.be/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=2306 - skip the Dutch blabla ;-)
:! More info & official website : http://www.ypreslotusday.be

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Re: Ypres Lotus Day 2011

Postby XiPHiAS » Sun 05.12.2010, 18:38

Hotel ARIANE
Slachthuisstraat 58 -8900 Ieper +32 (0)57/ 218 218
http://www.ariane.be
own parking

Hotel KASTEELHOF ’t HOOGHE
Meenseweg 481 – 8900 Ieper +32 (0)57/ 468 787 http://www.hotelkasteelhofthooghe.be
private parking

Hotel NOVOTEL IEPER CENTRUM
St Jacobstraat 15 – 8900 Ieper +32 (0)57/ 429 600
http://www.novotel.com
parking - underground

B&B Landgoed PALINGBEEK
Vaartstraat 5 8902 Ieper Zillebeke +32 (0)496/ 263 231
http://www.landgoedpalingbeek.be
private parking

B&B VILLA VANILLA
Groenestraat 12 – 8900 Ieper +32 (0)57/ 219 214
http://www.villavanilla.be


More :
http://www.guesthouses.be/ieper/ [B&B]
http://www.ieper.be/Default.aspx?SGREF=2431&CREF=20684 [Hotels]
http://www.ieper.be/Default.aspx?SGREF=2431&CREF=20656 [B&B]

Need help? email us!
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Re: Ypres Lotus Day 2011

Postby XiPHiAS » Sun 05.12.2010, 18:38

Already 43 cars are registered (05/12/2010)

Last year we had 9 English cars attending the event... all very happy and interested in 2011.
Read their reactions at the seloc thread : http://forums.seloc.org/viewthread.php? ... pid4586970
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Re: Ypres Lotus Day 2011

Postby Silverghost » Sat 11.12.2010, 16:35

I went to this year's event - very well organised, friendly people and wonderful to see loads of Lotuses grouped in Ypres town square.

Also, it's really easy to get to from Calais Eurotunnel.

It was so good, that for 2011 we're building a week's holiday around it, and bringing some friends - he works at Lotus and they both speak Dutch, so will be very popular.

Some of those Belgian boys tend to press on a bit - easier to pull over and let the Esprit V8s whizz past.

Finally, as it's a bank holiday there on Ascension Day, the roads are a bit quieter (unlike ours). If you haven't driven your M100 on the right before, this is well worth doing as a first event. Just don't let Halfords rip you off for the euro-compliant bits and avoid the Road Thief services near Maidstone.
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Re: Ypres Lotus Day 2011

Postby HJ2 » Wed 23.02.2011, 13:36

So, Who's coming over from the LEC gang this year? :burnout:

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2. HJ2
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Re: Ypres Lotus Day 2011

Postby XiPHiAS » Wed 23.02.2011, 18:34

HJ2 wrote:So, Who's coming over from the LEC gang this year? :burnout:


1. Silverghost
2. HJ2
3. Diëgo
4. Blue Darkness
5. BDC Peter
6. XiPHiAS (organisation)

I see 7 Elan's M100 in our inscription list ... but still +3 months to go :)
We definitely need more English Elan's ... "mini LEC meet at YLD"?
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Re: Ypres Lotus Day 2011

Postby Silverghost » Tue 01.03.2011, 18:35

Can we get the registration list updated from Jan 22?

There are a couple of people from Hethel who I'm trying to encourage to join us...and going over the 100 mark (again!) might help.
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Re: Ypres Lotus Day 2011

Postby DeanG » Sat 05.03.2011, 21:50

This looks to be a fun event. I wish I could just pop over and visit for this. I want lots of pictures posted from this event.
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Re: Ypres Lotus Day 2011

Postby HJ2 » Sun 06.03.2011, 09:14

... But you can!
If anyone wants a place to stay, drop me a line :-)
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Re: Ypres Lotus Day 2011

Postby theelanman » Sun 06.03.2011, 17:20

HJ2 wrote:... But you can!
If anyone wants a place to stay, drop me a line :-)


will do......you have PM
Im still thinking about this........just assessing the holidays situation (my allowance that is.... :( )
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Re: Ypres Lotus Day 2011

Postby XiPHiAS » Sun 06.03.2011, 18:11

There are a lot of English participants booked at the best western & arianne hotel...

I'll do an update ASAP.
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Re: Ypres Lotus Day 2011

Postby XiPHiAS » Sun 06.03.2011, 19:57

XiPHiAS wrote:I'll do an update ASAP.

done!

Who would be Nr. 75 ? :-)

7 Elan's M100 and counting ... (I know 3 more and will ask them to participate to)

(also 2 classic Elan's in the list)
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Re: Ypres Lotus Day 2011

Postby DeanG » Tue 08.03.2011, 02:05

HJ2 wrote:... But you can!
If anyone wants a place to stay, drop me a line :-)


Generous offer. It would be fun to be able to get back to England and hang out with the Lotus folks. Unfortunately I think our next trip across the pond will be to Spain in 2014 for our 25th anniversary.
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Re: Ypres Lotus Day 2011

Postby HJ2 » Tue 08.03.2011, 10:10

And an offer that stands even without Ypres Lotus day :wink:
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Re: Ypres Lotus Day 2011

Postby HJ2 » Tue 31.05.2011, 19:19

So, party people!

Thursday is probably sunny!
Whom from this fine forum can i shake hands with in Belgium then? :poke: :cheers: :clap: :drunk: :gathering:

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Re: Ypres Lotus Day 2011

Postby XiPHiAS » Tue 31.05.2011, 20:30

i count 13 Elan's M100 & 2 older ones :shock: :shock:

140 cars registered

registration still open ! :banghead:
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