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2013 West Coast Lotus Meet - July 4-7 - Seattle, Washington

PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2012 12:34 am
by garyeanderson
Looks like a nice event and a lot of fun. The roads are great out there and the scenery is tough to beat. One of my favorite locations to get lost in the Elan. I've been out there a couple times just to enjoy some roads I'd never driven before. Anyhow I figured I would post the event, anyone going?


The West Coast Lotus Meet (WCLM) is heading to the Emerald City of Seattle, Washington in the summer of 2013! Members of the Evergreen Lotus Car Club (ELCC) are hosting the 2013 WCLM in conjunction with the Southern Nevada Lotus Club, Lotus Owners of Phoenix, Club Lotus Northwest, Lotus Car Club of British Columbia and the Golden Gate Lotus Club.

With Mt Rainier, Puget Sound and the city of Seattle as backdrops, the 2013 WCLM will be four days of total Lotus celebration that will start with a bang on July 4th.

The current Chairman of the ELCC, Doug Jackson said, "The ELCC is excited to host the 2013 West Coast Lotus Meet to welcome enthusiasts of all kinds to the Pacific Northwest to celebrate everything that is great about the marque."

"Our 2013 WCLM Committee has planned a very full four days of events that include a WCLM Casual Concours, a visit to the Flying Heritage Collection, a WCLM Autocross, a Lotus Corral at the Pacific Northwest Historic Races, Parade Laps of the famous Pacific Raceway, an exclusive visit and banquet at the newly opened LeMay - America's Car Museum, awards, dinners, spectacular scenic drives and an optional track event!"

What can you expect at the 2013 WCLM?
# Opening Reception & Dinner
# See WWII Fighters and other vintage planes at the Flying Heritage Collection
# Scenic drives over some of Washington's finest "Lotus" roadways
# WCLM dinner at the Snoqualmie Casino
# Las Vegas style gaming or enjoy the Cigar & Brandy Lounge at the Snoqualmie Casino
# WCLM Autocross
# WCLM Lotus Corral at the Pacific Northwest Historic Races
# WCLM private dinner and tour at the LeMay - America's Car Museum
# WCLM Lotus-only Car Show, product demostration and hosted Bar-B-Que at Griot's Garage
# Meet Lotus enthusiasts from around the world

The 2013 WCLM will be headquartered at the Red Lion Inn in Bellevue, Washington. Discounted rates have been negotiated for everyone attending the WCLM and there will be a special complimentary parking area to accommodate all of our cars, plus there will be car washing facilities available during the entire WCLM.

Register early and SAVE.

Re: 2013 West Coast Lotus Meet - July 4-7 - Seattle, Washing

PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2013 1:02 am
by stugilmour
Thanks for posting Gary. I think that timing might work for me. Looks like a terrific event.

Re: 2013 West Coast Lotus Meet - July 4-7 - Seattle, Washing

PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2013 12:54 pm
by garyeanderson
Hi Stu

I got the info from the Cortina mailing list and thought it should be posted here as well. Looks like a good event and like I said, I love the scenery out in the North West. I hope a lot of folks make it and everyone enjoys themselves.


Re: 2013 West Coast Lotus Meet - July 4-7 - Seattle, Washing

PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2013 9:34 pm
by Tahoe
I'm planning on going as of now. Saw this on GGLC a month or so ago. A good alternative to LOG, since it's rare that they are on the West Coast. One of several trips planned if all goes well this year. Planning on the Sonoma Historic Motorsports festival in May, Monterey Motorsports Reunion in August. If I can swing it, I plan on the attending part of the Bonneville Speed Week just before Monterey. Also have a few others events planned, but may not have the time. My work schedule is not good and the last few years I've spent way too much time working on the house ,so this is the year to plan some car weekends, and make sure they happen. I also plan on driving the Elan to as many of these as possible (weather permitting).

Re: 2013 West Coast Lotus Meet - July 4-7 - Seattle, Washing

PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2013 1:32 am
by khamai
Happy New Year!

Doug Jackson is chairing the 2013 WCLM. Doug is also the Chairman of the host club, the Evergreen Lotus Car Club.

Doug has put together what will be a spectacular 4 day (or longer) event. The opportunity to see and have a private dinner at the LeMay Museum is almost worth the trip! But when you mix in Paul Allen's Flying Heritage Collection, a day at the Pacific Northwest Historic Races, the WCLM Autocross, 3 different scenic drives and more dinners, lunches and BarBQues you've got and epic event!

Registration just opened. The regular registration fee is $300 per person, but if you register before March 4th you can save $50 and if you're a member of a Lotus club (or guest of a member) you can get another $25 off, reducing the registration fee to $225!

GGLC webguy

P.S. There is a WCLM Lotus Track Day run by ProFormance Racing School at Pacific Raceways on July 4th. It is an optional event that is designed for both newbies and experienced on-track drivers.

Re: 2013 West Coast Lotus Meet - July 4-7 - Seattle, Washing

PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 4:45 pm
by khamai

A bit of 2013 WCLM news.

We've extended the Early Bird discount to March 18th. Register before that date and save!

Also, we recommend calling the Red Lion Inn in Bellevue WA and reserving a room. Room reservations seem to going rapidly. The WCLM rate is only $100/night. Be sure to mention the WCLM when you call them. And, if you're interested in arriving early or extending your stay the Red Lion will honor the WCLM rate for 3 days prior and 3 days after the WCLM!

See you in Seattle in July!!!

Re: 2013 West Coast Lotus Meet - July 4-7 - Seattle, Washing

PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2013 5:04 am
by stugilmour
Kiyoshi, just registered for the event and room at the Red Lion, so good to go!

A heads up for others. The Pacific Raceways Track Day is set up for Thursday, July 4th. it is separate registration. I registered today, and Don from ProFormance called me back. So far we need more cars to get the numbers up, so please consider getting registration in early so they get their car count results.

Another thing that might be of interest. I also registered with ProFormance on Wednesday, July 3rd. They have a school booked for that day, and it is on for sure. This will give me some instructor time on Pacific Raceway ahead of the Lotus Meet event, so hopefully should be able to solo on the 4th. :) This could be a great idea if you are coming as a couple, and one person wants to take the full school on Wednesday. Their school track car fleet includes Mini Cooper S' and Elise'. 8)

PM me if you want Don's cell number to find out about the school, or sign up on-line and he will probably call you back.

Looking forward to seeing you there.

Re: 2013 West Coast Lotus Meet - July 4-7 - Seattle, Washing

PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 5:30 pm
by khamai
TOMORROW IS THE LAST DAY to SAVE $50 on your West Coast Lotus Meet registration!


Stop waiting and register. Early bird registration ends on March 18th.

You don't want to miss any of the fantastic events of the WCLM on July 4-7 in Seattle, Washington. The Evergreen Lotus Car Club has lined up 4 days that are jam packed with fun and memorable events that include the WCLM banquet at the new LeMay Auto Museum, Paul Allen's Flying Heritage Collection, the spectacular scenic drives, the Pacific Northwest Historic Races and so much more!

So, go now to and register and SAVE $50!!!