Magazines: Lotus Drivers Club

Chicane the official magazine of the Midlands based Lotus Drivers Club.

The origins of LDC started in late 1976 when a small group of Lotus owners met up at a pub (nothing new there then). One of the founder members was Gary Weston and being an enthusiastic friendly type it was decided that they meet again and this developed into a regular occurence. Soon they decided to form a club and given the location of the meeting place, they called it the West Midland Lotus Drivers Club.

It was not until the following year however, that things really started to take off. As the word spread and more people started attending from further afield the “West” was dropped from the title. They published a club magazine called Slipstream. The magazine continued by this name for around 3-years until a dispute amongst the committee lead to some sweeping changes.

A split occurred and some of those who left started another Lotus club with a magazine called Slipstream! In order to avoid any confusion, it was decided that the title “Midland” should be dropped from the club’s name to become Lotus Drivers Club and the club magazine be re-launched under the name Chicane. Issue #1 of Chicane was dated July 1980 and by the end of 2020 the club were about to publish issue 120. Visit the LDC website for more info on Chicane.

As the club has continued to develop  “Chicane” has gone from strength to strength and is widely regarded as one of the best club magazines available and is well respected by leading Lotus luminaries. It has come a long way from a few photocopied pages stapled together or those that were produced on a Gestetner printer (if you don’t know what that is, you’re just too young).

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Issue #1, July 1980

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Issue #2, August 1980

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Issue #3, September 1980

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Issue #4, October 1980

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Issue #5, March 1981

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Issue #5A, September 1981

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Issue #6, 1982

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Issue #7, April 1982

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Issue #16, January 1985

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Issue #24, September 1987

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Issue #26, May 1988

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Issue #27, September 1988

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Issue #34, Jan 1991

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Issue #35, May 1991

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Issue #37, January 1992

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Issue #38, May 1992

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Issue #39, September 1992

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Issue #41, May 1993

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Issue #47, Spring 1995

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Issue #48, Summer 1995

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Issue #49, Autumn 1995

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Issue #50, February 1996

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Issue #51, April 1996

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Issue #52, September 1996

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Issue #53, January 1997

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Issue #104, Summer 2015

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Issue #105, Autumn/Winter 2015

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Issue #106, Spring 2016

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Issue #107, Summer 2016

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Issue #108, Autumn/Winter 2016

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Issue #109, Spring 2017

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Issue #110, Summer 2017

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Issue #111, Autumn/Winter 2017

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Issue #112, Spring 2018

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Issue #113, Summer 2018

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Issue #114, Winter 2018

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Issue #115, Spring 2019

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Issue #116, Summer 2019

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Issue #117, Winter 2019

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Issue #118, Spring 2020

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Issue #119, Summer 2020

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Issue #120, Winter 2020