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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
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.
Tony Vaccaro and Brian Vaccaro
Lotus Owners of NY (LOONY)
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