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by colin7673 » Tue Jun 04, 2013 4:41 pm

I have today Booked a tour around the Lotus factory on Saturday 17th August at 14.00. ( 2pm )

As we are the only people who will be going around the factory on this day, we will have the factory to ourselves..

The cost of the tour is £39. per person and we have to have a minimum of 30 people.

I have had to pay upfront for this tour so would all those that have said they would like to join the tour please PM me for my address for payment. Payment should be made in the next 14 days.

I have also got a few prices for the track as well, this will cost £2500. for half a day or £4500 for a full day, then we have to have to have public liberality Insurance and cover the cost of marshals and emergence services, so this could be expensive.

As some people are coming from far afield, it would b a good idea to meet at a local pub, have some lunch then take the tour.

I have received conformation from Lotus and this is the itinerary.

Dear Colin & Guests,
Welcome to the Lotus Driving Academy. I am pleased to confirm booking details for the Lotus Factory
Tour on Saturday 17th August 2013 at 2pm for x30 persons.
Please arrive at the Lotus Factory and report to our reception at 1:45pm. No entry will be granted
before this time due to security levels on site. The reception is located at the main entrance to the
Factory. Directions to the Lotus site in Hethel, Norfolk can be found on our website
Please note that all photographic equipment and picture messaging phones are prohibited on site
at all times due to the sensitive nature of the work being performed at the Factory.
If you are delayed on your way to Hethel, please leave a message at our Security Lodge on
+44 (0) 1953 608500.
 Welcome and introduction to Lotus
 Chassis assembly
 Body bonding
 Paint overview
 Final assembly
 Quality check & buy off
 Visit to the Lotus Originals shop

Its going to be a good day

Its best that we meet up nearer the factory so, for lunch it has been recommend that this pub is the meeting point, lunch booked for midday, so to arrive between 11.30am the 11.45am.

Many thanks

Many thanks in advance.
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by colin7673 » Mon Jul 01, 2013 5:00 pm

May I thank everyone who is attending this event for all your prompt payments.

I have been talking to the owner of the pub we are meeting at, The Bird In The Hand at Wreningham about lunch, they have suggest that we have a set menu as there is so many of us as we will be, in there words, 'A tight time table'.

The menu will be a Main and a Dessert, then Coffee.

The Main -- Steak N Ale Pie, Local Veg & Chips.

Dessert -- Lemon Tart and Pouring Cream


All this for £17.20 per head. This is the best I could get them down too.

See you all at the pub on the 17th. We have 30 people attending.

Many Thanks to everyone.
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by Schorse » Tue Jul 02, 2013 11:49 am

Sounds great. Thanks for organising Colin.
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