NEC Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show 2020

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NEC Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show 2020

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We plan to be exhibiting at the NEC again this year - our application has been submitted. We had a successful show last year with lots of interest in the cars. We'll know the outcome of our application around the end of May. The show dates are 13-15 November.

I suggest that for this show we attempt to show good examples of the range, rather than restoration projects, to showcase the cars' appearance and appeal - but other suggestions are welcome! Ian Hissey's painted Elite bodyshell, for example, created a lot of interest last year.

There are two anniversaries this year - the Eclat is 45, and the S2.2 models are 40. It would be great to have at least 2 Eclats (S1 and S2.2) as well as an Elite (ideally S2.2) plus one or two nice Excels, so if you have a vehicle you'd like to show then please post here. Remember you will need to drop the car off on 12 November, with collection normally on the evening of 15 November or during the day on the 16th.

Feedback please!

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I'm certainly happy to bring my car and be part of the show, but there's no denying mine is currently at the tattier end of the spectrum, so I will stand aside if there are tidier examples available.

Maybe better to bring mine in 2021... If Lewis manages to win the championship again this year I'll get enough of a bonus finally to be able to afford the respray Lilith really needs!
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rbgosling wrote:I'm certainly happy to bring my car and be part of the show, but there's no denying mine is currently at the tattier end of the spectrum, so I will stand aside if there are tidier examples available.

Maybe better to bring mine in 2021... If Lewis manages to win the championship again this year I'll get enough of a bonus finally to be able to afford the respray Lilith really needs!
You've just altered my stance on Lewis winning this year :? -

I wanted Le-Clerk to win this year (mainly because I'm a shallow fantasist in that his track display handle is 'LEC' -like the short version for Lotus-e-Clan).

But now I hope Lewis wins so you get your respray. 8)

I know that ^^ could sound sarcastic - but it's not meant to be. I do hope you benefit from his success! :D
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Lotus-e-Clan wrote:
rbgosling wrote:I'm certainly happy to bring my car and be part of the show, but there's no denying mine is currently at the tattier end of the spectrum, so I will stand aside if there are tidier examples available.

Maybe better to bring mine in 2021... If Lewis manages to win the championship again this year I'll get enough of a bonus finally to be able to afford the respray Lilith really needs!
You've just altered my stance on Lewis winning this year :? -

I wanted Le-Clerk to win this year (mainly because I'm a shallow fantasist in that his track display handle is 'LEC' -like the short version for Lotus-e-Clan).

But now I hope Lewis wins so you get your respray. 8)

I know that ^^ could sound sarcastic - but it's not meant to be. I do hope you benefit from his success! :D
Your sincere wishes are most gratefully received!!

Now, let battle commence and the best team win...
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I thought LEC meant Lotus Elan Central?
https://forum.lotuselancentral.com/

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TrevorK wrote:I thought LEC meant Lotus Elan Central?
https://forum.lotuselancentral.com/
Maybe like me, for the same reason, they wanted Le Clerk to win too? :wink:
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Had an update last night regarding the show, just fyi:

Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, with Discovery including The Classic Motorbike Show

I wanted to update you about the Lotus Elite/Eclat/Excel Club application for a club stand at November’s CMS as I realise in a normal year we would have finalised the show layout and issued stand offers by this point.

Due to Covid-19, Clarion Events are currently working with other event organisers, venues and government to develop guidelines for a new way of presenting events which are safe and secure for all involved. As I am sure you can appreciate, this unavoidably requires changes to the show layout, access procedures etc.

I can assure you that we are putting all our efforts into delivering a fantastic meeting of the community at our flagship event in November. As soon as plans are finalised I will be in touch with further news. Thank you for your patience in these challenging and unprecedented times.
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It's all happening this week!

I've just received the show floorplan and we have been offered a very good position - Hall 3, stand 3-150 which is at the rear of the Club Lotus stand. Size is good - 12m x 7m and no pillars or other obstructions to contend with. I'll look at this more closely over the weekend; I feel that we should aim to have as nice a selection of cars as possible. Works in progress are best featured at the Restoration show which we will attend next year, I feel, but please put your case if you disagree!

There are going to be restrictions in place, of course. The following will be in place for the show as a whole:

• Temperature checking upon arrival and compulsory face coverings.
• Strict exhibitor and contractor scheduling during build up and breakdown.
• Social distancing managed in line with the latest government advice.
• Enhanced cleaning regime across the venue throughout the show period.
• Contactless payments encouraged.
• One and two-way aisles to enable easy visitor navigation to help maintain physical distancing.

As a club we need to consider the following:

- a dividing wall between neighbouring stands, or deliberate placement of vehicles.
- using marshals / barriers to create separate viewing areas or control visitor access.
- floor markings to help visitors keep 2m apart.
- having a counter with screen, where visitors can ask questions.

Also, regarding the stand layout and staffing itself:

- The guideline is a maximum of 4 cars;
- Car Clubs will receive access for one person per day per 10sqm of stand space (in our case that is 8 passes) to allow for adequate marshalling etc. - so we will need plenty of support.

Anyway, I'm delighted that it is going ahead and most of us have had experience of the precautions being put in place.

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Be happy to assist or be involved in some way Richard W.

Just reading back on thread.
enough of a bonus finally to be able to afford the respray Lilith really needs!
Early days, but a Merc 1 2 in the championship has to be looking odds on. Fingers crossed for your respray especially it's not dependant on which driver tops it.

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Thanks Tony - you're on the list!

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I'm also willing to help in some way as I was planning to go to the show anyway.

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TrevorK wrote:
Sat Aug 01, 2020 22:02
I'm also willing to help in some way as I was planning to go to the show anyway.
Thanks Trevor - that's great. Lets hope it happens as planned.

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