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Lotus Colorado is an independent car club not affiliated with Group Lotus, Lotus Cars USA, Classic Team Lotus, or any of their subsidiaries or affiliates.
Lotus Colorado is famous for its drives over Colorado's best roads. Ranging from a short morning drive to a lunch stop then home, to overnight journeys of >500 miles, we're never quite sure where we are headed next. Our longer drives are usually planned well in advance allowing car and schedule preparation. At least once a year, we do multi-day drives throughout Colorado and other western states, including Utah, New Mexico, Wyoming and even South Dakota, with the emphasis on driving the best Lotus Roads at a
March 25th 2018
WHO? Any current LOCO member
WHAT? Quick drive through Pine Junction, Tarryall Reservoir, Lake George with lunch in Divide or Woodland Park
$$$? Pay your own way
Spring Drive 2018
SAT May 19 - TUE May 22
WHO?: Any and all LOCO members who has paid their 2018 dues. Any and all types of cars are welcome, meaning we don't care what kind of vehicle you are driving, but it is a Lotus drive. Mais non?
WHAT?: Our annual Spring Drive. This will be a 1000 mile, four day, three night excursion through and around southern Colorado almost exclusively on Lotus friendly state highways and county backroads. If you cannot take that much time, you can cut the drive short and will be able to return to your point of origin from any of our overnight destinations, in one day of driving or less. We have blocks of rooms reserved at hotels at our three overnight destinations as well as group reservations at restaurants within walking distance of our accommodations. See below for details.
Day #1 (Saturday, 19 May): From a starting/rendezvous point in Buena Vista, south to Saguache, northwest to Gunnison, further west to tour the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, and finally into our first destination at the Holiday Inn Express in Montrose.
Day#2 (Sunday, 20 May): From Montrose, southwest to Cortez, and then east to tour Mesa Verde National Park, and finally further east to our overnight stop at the Best Western Plus Rio Grande in Durango.
Day #3 (Monday, 21 May): From Durango, east to Pagosa Springs, then northeast over Wolf Creek Pass to Del Norte and on to tour The Great Sand Dunes National Park, and finally further east to our last overnight stop at the La Quinta Hotel in Trinidad.
Day #4 (Tuesday 22 May): North on I-25 to a quick stop at the Ludlow Massacre site and then on to Colorado City, northwest to Florence and then on to a lunch stop in Divide or Woodland Park from where folks can proceed on to their homes by whatever route they choose.
A detailed route map and instructions to participants electronically about a week before the drive.
WHEN?: Saturday, May 19th through Tuesday, May 22nd.
HOW MUCH?: Participants pay all their own expenses PLUS a new $10 per person "shipping and handling" fee to offset planning expenses without drawing on the club's vast (?) treasury. I'll collect that at the start of the drive. No need to send me any money in advance.
DETAILS: If you plan on participating, please e-mail me so I know your name and the name of any passenger(s) who will be with you, the car you intend to drive (hey we're talking about Lotuses), and your cell phone number. You are not committed to anything, I just want to have a rough idea of the size of the group and to build a contact list.
We have a block of 20 rooms reserved at each of the hotels which will be held until 30 days before the arrival dates. Their cancellation policy is if you do so at least 24-hours ahead of your arrival time, there is no charge. To make reservations:
1. Holiday Inn Express in Montrose: Call (970) 240-1800. Identify yourself as a member of Lotus Colorado for the $110 (exclusive of taxes) room rate.
2. Best Western Plus Rio Grande in Durango: Call (970) 385-4980. Identify yourself as a member of Lotus Colorado for the $118 (exclusive of taxes) room rate.
3. La Quinta Hotel in Trinidad: Call (719) 845-0102. Identify yourself as a member of Lotus Colorado for the $125 (exclusive of taxes) room rate.
Dinners will be at restaurants where group reservations have been made. No advance meal selection necessary, as we will order off their menus with separate checks.
Contact Mike I. for details.