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LOG 33

Postby DeanG » Fri 28.12.2012, 15:34

33rd annual Lotus Owners Gathering (LOG 33)

August 2, 2013 to August 4, 2013
Corning & Watkins Glen NY

Host Hotel is Radisson in Corning. Room block is already open so you can book your room now. Only 170 rooms so book early.

Tony V. & son are the co-chairs. Tony has owned an M100 (and may currently own one) is his favorite car other than his long suffering Caterham (bought, modified, sold, bought again, modified again).

The finger lakes of NY have great Lotus roads being similar to those in Jolly old England. There are great things in the area for those who like: cars, airplanes, motorcycles, fishing, boating, art, wine, ... For those outside North America it is inexpensive to visit being an easy drive from the NYC airports.
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LOG 33 Preliminary information

Postby DeanG » Sun 30.12.2012, 18:25

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Fellow Lotus Owners,



The Lotus Owners Gathering (LOG) is something we look forward to every year
as a memorable and fun event. This year's co-chairs, Tony Vaccaro and
Brian Vaccaro, plan to continue the tradition of creating such an event.
Both have plenty of experience as this is their 22nd and 6th LOG to be
attended by the co-chairs, respectively.



Plan to be in Watkins Glen, NY the weekend of August 2nd , 3rd and 4th.



We are bringing LOG back to its early days of 1986 when a bunch of "new"
Lotus friends, from LOG 6 in Vermont, came together at a Pizza Hut in
Rochester NY to create a club known as LOONY. The LOONY's explicit plan was
to hold a LOG at Watkins Glen race track the following year. 1987 became
notable as it was the year that Lotus Ltd invited Doug Chadwick to take the,
now mandatory, panoramic photo of the car show. This year will be the 25th
panoramic picture for Doug and LOG..



Our speaker in 1987 was Innes Ireland, a Lotus F1 driver and speaker
extraordinaire. One of the true gentleman racers of his time and a great
story teller, Innes drove Jimmy Clarks Lotus 38 around the Glen track and
entertained LOG guests with stories and grand prix memories. It became a
weekend to go down as one of the best in LOG history.

We invite you to recreate the magic of 1987 and join us back at the Glen and
view the wonderful country known as the Finger Lakes region of New York
State.



This year's LOG will find its home base hotel at the Radisson in Corning NY,
about 22 miles from Watkins Glen race track. The Friday reception, held at
the Radisson, will include a wine tasting from the local vineyards. Our car
show, concourse, and lunch will be held at Watkins Glen race track at the
same location where we took the panoramic photo back in 1987. Our banquet
will be held at the Radisson on Saturday night where you can enjoy dinner
with old and new Lotus friends. On Sunday we will be offering you a "Laps
and Lunch" activity at the Glen allowing you to drive your Lotus around the
track for 3 laps. Included with the laps are a photo opportunity at the
finish line and lunch at the Glen Club, the tracks restaurant in the infield
of the track.



We also have plans for incoming rallies with awards being given out Friday
night. A Sunday touring rally for those that want to take in the wonderful
scenery of the wine country of NY gives our members the opportunity to be
tourists in Finger Lake wine country, in their Lotus. An autocross on
Sunday is available for those wanting to stretch their cars legs without
doing a full track experience. For those wishing for a true, and vigorous,
track day experience we have arranged with the Northern New Jersey Region
Porsche Club of America to have our members to be able to register for
their 3 day drivers education event at the Glen that weekend, starting on
Friday and ending on Sunday. This is solely a Northern NJ Porsche Club
managed and run activity. As this is an event is not an official part of
LOG, anyone wishing to attend this track activity will have to register with
the Northern NJ Porsche club through their website and it is done on a first
come, first registered basis. Please email us for more information on
signing up for this event.



We will have our usual photo, model and crafts contests, so don't forget to
bring your photos, models and crafts.



It is the feeling and belief of your two co-chairs that LOG is all about the
people and the cars that make up Lotus Owners. It does not get much better
than the camaraderie, the friendships, and the excitement of LOG. Have a
bit to eat, walk among the Lotus cars in the parking lot, renew old
friendships, and make new ones. That is what LOG is all about and that is
what we are celebrating.



We hope you will come join us at LOG this year and share with us the
wonderful Lotus-filled weekend.



We encourage everyone to make their reservations early at the Radisson in
Corning (607) 962-5000. Make sure to mention Lotus Ltd or Lotus Car Club
for our rate of $129 and $139 per night. Overflow hotels will be suggested
should the hotel fill up.



Additional information will be available at www.log33.com as soon as we have
a chance to get the webpage up after the first of the year.



LOG co-chairs,
Tony Vaccaro and Brian Vaccaro





Tony Vaccaro

Lotus Owners of NY (LOONY)

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Re: LOG 33

Postby DeanG » Thu 17.01.2013, 23:48

I made my hotel reservations. I'm looking forward to LOG and visiting the finger lakes again.
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Re: LOG 33

Postby DeanG » Sat 16.02.2013, 02:55

Tony & Brian have the LOG 33 site up and running

http://www.lotusowners.com/LOG33/index.html
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Re: LOG 33

Postby DeanG » Wed 20.02.2013, 01:28

I see that there is an option for TOURING LAPS at Watkins Glen Race Track/ This is a great way to see the track like you have never seen it before. Afterwards you have lunch at the Glen Club, the restaurant in the infield over looking the track.

Tony & Brian report that if you go to the Curtiss Musuem, there is a great back roads drive from there to the track. The route will be in the LOG book. It is one of the LOONYs favorite drives.

My wife & I have visited the Curtis a couple of times since the late 1980's it keeps on getting better and better. A very good museum if you like early motorcycles, aviation and speed.
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Re: LOG 33

Postby DeanG » Sun 10.03.2013, 18:31

Note, the PCA is running the track event. 3 days of Watkins Glen.

I suggest that you sign up early. The PCA is very German in its attitudes, very unlike us do your own thing Lotus folks.
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Re: LOG 33

Postby LotusEnthusiast » Mon 11.03.2013, 03:31

I'll be there!! My M100 however, will not be... I'm taking my 74 Europa TCS but I still can't wait to meet you and the other M100 owners too!
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Re: LOG 33

Postby DeanG » Mon 18.03.2013, 20:47

The LOG 33 web site has been updated. Highlights are:

Registration is open
Matt Becker is the guest speaker
Laps & Lunch at the Glen on Sunday
Sunday Wine Tour

http://www.lotusowners.com/LOG33/
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Re: LOG 33

Postby DeanG » Mon 18.03.2013, 21:01

The LOG 33 web site has been updated. Highlights are:

Registration is open
Matt Becker is the guest speaker
Laps & Lunch at the Glen on Sunday
Sunday Wine Tour

http://www.lotusowners.com/LOG33/
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Re: LOG 33

Postby ccb056 » Fri 22.03.2013, 20:22

Count us in.
No roll-bar so the track day is out, but will be participating in the autocross and road rally.
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Re: LOG 33

Postby DeanG » Sat 23.03.2013, 23:32

From the LOG 33 site "Matt Becker, Head of Test and Development for Lotus Cars will be joining us as our featured guest speaker at LOG 33."
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LOG 33 - Early Bird Registration ends on May 31st.

Postby DeanG » Sun 26.05.2013, 19:23

Early Bird Registration ends on May 31st. After that date registration goes up $25.

I hear that there will be some signed Lotus F1 giveaways and that the rooms at the host hotel are sold out. There rooms available at alternate hotels that are close.
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LOG 33 Letter

Postby DeanG » Wed 29.05.2013, 20:47

Lotus Owners Gathering 33 (LOG 33)
Watkins Glen/Corning NY
August 1-4 2013
Dear Dean,

In about 2 months, Lotus Owners from all over the USA, Canada as well as the rest of the world will be converging on Watkins Glen/Corning NY for the 33rd annual Lotus Owners Gathering.

The LOG 33 committee is hoping you will join us for a Lotus filled weekend of Lotus cars and Lotus friends.

For those of you are planning on attending, please remember that May 31st is the early bird deadline for registering for LOG 33. Your form and payment must be postmarked to Box L by May 31 to get the best discount for attending LOG.

For those of you that are still on the fence so to speak, please join us. LOG is a great place to share Lotus memories with old Lotus friends and to make new Lotus memories with new Lotus friends.

For the latest information on LOG 33 with updates on our many activities, please visit our website, as we are always striving to add and modify the content of the LOG weekend as new opportunities arise.
Go to http://www.log33.com and http://www.lotusownersgathering.com and click on the "Last Minute News" page.

The registration document can be downloaded by following this link.

Some of the updates are as follows:

Wine Tour

The Wine Tour on Sunday was set up just to facilitate safe travel to the wineries so that no Lotus Owner was driving along the wine tour (obvious reasons) and the $45 charge just covers the transportation. There will be a $2 to $5 per person, per winery charge for those wishing to sample the wines, payable at the wineries. We have also added a stop for lunch at a cost of $20 per person, collected at the time of the lunch.

Hotel

The Radisson Hotel is booked full for Friday and Saturday. If you call the Radisson at 607-962-5000, mention Lotus Club or LOG 33 and they will put you on a waiting list. There are always changes but in the event the hotel stays booked full:

The overflow hotels are as follows:

Comfort Inn
www.comfortinn.com/hotel-corning-new_york-NY089
66 W Pulteney St, Corning, NY 14830
(607) 962-1515
Call (607) 962-1515 to make reservations. Mention the "Lotus Owner's Group" to receive the discounted rate of $129.00+ tax (King Bed) or $139.00+ tax (2 Queen Beds) Reservations should be made prior to Wednesday, July 10, 2013 in order to receive the discounted rate.

Fairfield Inn, Corning Riverside
http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/E ... -Riverside
3 S Buffalo St, Corning, NY 14830
(607) 937-9600
Call (607) 937-9600 for Reservations. Mention the "Lotus Owner's Group" to receive the discounted rate of $150.00+ tax. Reservations must be made prior to July 1, 2013 in order to receive the discounted rate.

Lotus ReMarque
Lotus ReMarque will be delayed for the July August issue to coordinate the mailing with LOG 33 as for the first time we are combining ReMarque with the LOG 33 event guide for a double issue. You can expect ReMarque to be mailed out a few days before LOG 33.

Laps and Lunch at the Glen
We have added a Friday Laps and Lunch at the Glen for those that cannot do the Laps and Lunch on Sunday.
Remember, for all the last minute information about LOG 33 please go to www.log33.com or www.lotusownersgathering.com
Our contact information is on the website for those that need additional assistance.

Regards

Tony Vaccaro
Brian Vaccaro
LOG 33 c-chairs
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Re: LOG 33

Postby DeanG » Wed 03.07.2013, 01:08

There is now an opportunity to do parade laps at the Glen on Friday.
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Re: LOG 33

Postby DeanG » Thu 18.07.2013, 21:42

Latest email from the LOG 33 Chairs

Lotus Owners Gathering 33 is just about 2 weeks away.

We are not coordinating this message with any list of attendees, so you may be getting this either to entice you to come to LOG, or if you are coming to LOG 33 to let you know what we have planned once you get to the Finger Lakes region of New York State.

On your way into LOG, please take advantage of one of our incoming visual rallies. You can download the rallies at www.log33.com. They start from basically the 4 points of the compass and it is a great way to see the wonderful back roads of New York State. And do not forget to bring you your models, photos, and artwork to enter in one of our LOG 33 contests.

We are pleased to annouce that will have a real Lotus Elan 26R for the event as well as a Lotus Mk 10. Rare Lotus Cars and not often seen out of a museum or car collection.

Schecter Guitars has donated a Lotus themed guitar, autographed by Mario Andretti, to be auctioned off at the Saturday night banquet. We will also be auctioning two Lotus 79 models, autographed by Mario Andretti, built by master modeler Jeff Morgan. Jeff has more then 250 hours into the building of the Lotus 79's and they are just a work of art.

Dan Gurney has donated wonderful autographed prints from his All American Racing collection to also be auctioned off.

One hundred percent of the auction proceeds will benefit the Grand Prix Mechanics Charitable Trust. The Trust was started by Sir Jackie Stewart to benefit the many people working in the pits, turning the wrenches of Formula 1 Racing. It is a wonderful cause and you can read more about the trust at http://www.gpmechanicstrust.com/.

To celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Lotus Ltd, forty bottles of Andretti Wine, autographed by Mario, will be given away as door prizes. Plus one of the Lotus 79 models will also go as a door prize. When you couple that more door prizes of photos and items donated by our wonderful group of LOG 33 supporters it just adds to the reasons to join us for a great Lotus weekend.

We have had a change in our guest speaker. Our announced guest and speaker, Matt Becker, head of Test and Development at Lotus Cars has been called away by pressing Lotus business overseas.

Gavan Gershaw, Technical Chief of Lotus Racing will be our guest for the LOG 33 weekend. Starting out in go karts and racing them till the age of 18, he has since raced many different types of vehicles. Gavan's involvement in the higher levels of LeMans type racing have led him to build a working relationship with many highly regarded racing engineers and racing teams. We welcome Gavan to LOG 33 and we hope you will show him your car and spend a little time getting some driving tips from one heck of a Lotus driver.

And there is more. Bob Dance, chief mechanic for Team Lotus from the 60's to the 80's. will be our guest for the weekend. Bob was chief mechanic for Jimmy Clark, Graham Hill, Jochen Rindt, Emerson Fitipaldi, Ronnie Peterson, Mario Andretti , Aryton Senna, and Mika Hakkinen. Bob is just a treasure trove of wonderful stories about those heady racing days of Colin Chapman and Team Lotus.

Steve Allen, accountant for Team Lotus and now for Classic Team Lotus is our guest, as is John Ambler. John was with Team Lotus from the Type 72 Formula 1 car to the start of the T92 Formula 1 car. John was part of the team that designed and built the championship winning Lotus 79, the twin chassis cars and member of the team responsible for the development and testing of the first F1 Team designed composite chassis.

There is a lot going on at LOG 33 and promises to be a really fun time. If you are coming to LOG 33, look us up when you get there. If you are not coming, give it a second thought. It is not too late to join us but register soon as August 2nd, 3rd and 4th is just around the corner.

For more information about LOG 33 please go to http://www.log33.com.
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Re: LOG 33

Postby DeanG » Wed 24.07.2013, 01:19

Saw this posted on another forum.

Could be a record attendance at this year's LOG. As of a week ago there were 168 cars registered, with this breakdown:

5 Sevens
1 Historic
31 Elans
4 Elan Plus 2
4 Type 14 Elite
3 Excel/Elite/Eclat
2 Esprit s1-s3
6 Esprit G
15 Esprit S
8 Esprit v8
40 elise
4 Exige
5 Cortina
1 race Prepared
0 Formula
9 Evora
3 Europa S1/S2
11 Europa TC
7 M100
7 Caterham
2 Replica

I had predicted 200 cars in attendance so it looks like I might be on target.
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Re: LOG 33

Postby DeanG » Sat 03.08.2013, 21:11

Exelent event so far. Lots of people & cars, good food. Watkins Glenn parade laps touch 90mph. 11 M100's in attendance.
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Re: LOG 33

Postby ccb056 » Sat 03.08.2013, 21:59

Any plans for the M100 photo?

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Re: LOG 33

Postby DeanG » Wed 07.08.2013, 21:33

Sorry, I carried the cat on roller skates flag around but never got a picture organized. I also didn't get the traditional M100 breakfast organized. Too much going on for me to get everything done, attended, planned, eaten, drunk...

A very good turnout. All the M100's looked well cared for. There were several people in attendance who have M100's but brought other cars. I think the final count was Silver - 1, Yellow - 2, White - 3, Red - 5.

It must have been great battling it out for auto-X honors with other M100's. Steve M came in 2nd in the auto-X, some much younger, thinner, better looking guy was faster!

Someone please post some pictures.
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Re: LOG 33 Picture Link(s)

Postby DeanG » Mon 12.08.2013, 01:25

I'm sneaking up on my quota for pictures on this site. Here is a link (hopefully to be followed by a few more) to other sites with pictures.

http://www.britishspeed.com/forum/showt ... 2-3-4-2013
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