March 06, 2013

Coming Events

Details of all the events can be found in the Events Calendar. Any queries or suggestions for events drop Azlan, Spacefrog or Batty a u2u or email us at surrey@seloc.org

Regular Meets:

NSC Beers
A long standing and well attended pub meet, usually held on the 3rd Thursday of each month. The location changes each month so keep an eye on the events board for details.
East Surrey Meet
A monthly meet for those on the eastern side of the county.
Newlands Corner Sunday Brekkie
A well attended breakfast meet usually held on the 3rd Sunday of each month. Join from 09.00 when the cafe opens for bacon rolls. We'll probably be around until 10.00/10.30. Location map for Newlands Corner

Work in Guildford Lunch Enthusiasts (WiGLE)
A monthly lunch meet. Keep your eye on the events board for details of this one.
Surrey/Hants/BerBucks Borders meet
A family-friendly lunch meet at the Frog and Wicket in Eversley Cross usually held on the first Saturday of each month. Parking in front of the pub is often reserved for us.

Other events:

  • SelocFest '13 @ The Lotus Festival (Brands Hatch)
    August 24th-25th Sign up here
  • Bell and Colvill - Lotus Open Weekend
    March 15th-17th More info here

Posted by Azlan at 11:59 PM

January 11, 2013

Winter Warmer 2013

The 6th of January saw 40 cars meet up before dawn at Ockham Common car park to begin the annual Winter Warmer run down to Hayling Island for breakfast.

Thanks to fatwomble for putting together this video of the run:

Posted by Azlan at 06:53 PM

June 11, 2009

SELOC Does The Surrey Heath Show 2009

Tony Vincent (Flying Banana)

After very successful participation in last year's Frimley Green Carnival, SELOC were asked if we could provide a few cars to take part in the Surrey Heath Show. The show was to be held at Frimley Lodge Park on the 2nd May 2009, and SELOCs involvement was as part of the "Classic Car Show"? element of the event.
Once again, I drew the short straw and inherited cat herding duties in the run up to and during the event.

A lot of paperwork, car problems, polishing and last minute changes were overcome and a total of 16 Lotii of varying vintages made it to the show, coming from as far afield as Kent, the south coast and East London to take part.


Elan and EspritAs well as a good showing of Elise/Exige variants, we were fortunate to have a 1960's Elan, a V8 Esprit, an Excel and a Lotus Carlton take part. As an added bonus, we ran the balloon challenge competition again (thanks to Simon Mercer - GingerS1 - for the loan of his car for this) and raised just over £100 for the Surrey Heath Mayor's Charity. This fund provides charitable donations to smaller local causes, and the money raised by SELOC was as unexpected as it was welcome - we even got a mention over the P.A. system on the day. The winner of the competition was Roy Bewley - a 65 year old activity day newbie who I've spoken with and who assures me that he's really looking forward to joining me on the 31st July SELOC Activity day at North Weald - which was the balloon challenge prize again.

Over 8000 visitors to the show had a chance to "oooh and ahhh" at the very colourful and eyecatching array of Lotii on show, and there were certainly lots of happy faces on the folks who spent the day clambering in and out of my car, the Flying Banana.

Many thanks (in no particular order) to:

Pinkie, GingerS1, Tommo7, Type 104, Sweetcheeks, Batty, Woody72, Cockneydevil, Brody, Maydharm, Silent Hill, Duncan J, Ozzy_UK, Bruce Crowthorne and Chrissmith2097

For primping, preening and polishing their p&j's and giving up a Saturday for a good cause.

Posted by Azlan at 09:48 AM

December 12, 2008

Winter Warmer 2009

The Winter Warmer is back for 2009. This time, we will be taking the opportunity to raise a bit of cash for the Surrey Air Ambulance. These good people provide a valuable service to not only Surrey, but also Sussex.

Unfortunately, we have felt it necessary to limit the number of cars on the run to 40. However we would love to see as many of you as possible at the cafe at Hayling Island for breakfast.

To find out more, please keep an eye on the event thread

Posted by Azlan at 09:53 PM

November 17, 2008

Frimley Green Carnival Balloon Challenge Update

Tony Vincent (Flying Banana)

Sam and dad ChrisOn Friday November 14th, Sam Duddridge (aged 12) and his Dad Cris (LaserBlueExige) joined Tony Vincent (flying banana) at North Wield Airfield to participate in a Walshy Activity day. Sam won the inaugural Balloon Elise Challenge competition at the Frimley Green Carnival earlier in the year, with a guess of 150 balloons, just one shy of the actual total of 151.

It was Sam's first experience of an activity day and although he was a bit nervous at first, he soon settled into the passenger seat to enjoy the delights of the High Speed Bend, the top and bottom circuits and also the full sprint circuit during the course of a day that started with a damp surface and much spinning, but which was blessed with sun for much of the day.

Sam sent the following note: "Thank you Tony for taking me to the track day yesterday. I really enjoyed it, it was the first time I have ever been on anything like that. I was a bit frightened at first about being sick but I was okay and I didn't feel sick at all. The best bit was doing the doughnuts on the circuit and also doing the hand break turn at that corner, it was great."

Although the doughnuts were not necessarily intentional, a great day was had by all. The Balloon Elise Challenge raised over £150 for local charities as part of the Frimley Green Carnival. Thanks to everyone who participated.

Posted by Azlan at 10:09 PM

September 13, 2008

The Skittles meet is back!

Simon Mercer (Ginger S1)

The Frog and Wicket, Eversley Cross

After chatting to some of the local members it was decided that a weekend meet would be a good idea! With people working in the city, or having family and children finding the time in the evenings was difficult, So the question was asked... If a suitable pub could be found that would welcome the club and accommodate our needs, would people be interested in a Saturday afternoon meet? The answer was clear and after some discussion with the region liaisons it was decided that the old 'Skittles' meet would be resurrected.... As an event aimed at bringing Surrey, Hampshire and the BerBucks mobs together....

The Frog and Wicket at Eversley Cross proved to be a perfect location, with the Skittles hall, Good menu, and friendly staff all adding to the package, The owner, Mark, was more than happy to have us and even threw in a bottle of wine for the best presented car!

So despite the weekend starting with the usual horrendous weather, 16 loti of various colors and models descended on the pub! Including a stunning classic elan in sprint colors! New and old faces alike turned up for the usual chit chat, food and drink with children in tow, and the combination of a few minutes of sunshine and the front of the pub being closed off for our private parking brought some admiring glances from the locals. All in all it turned out to be a great success which will now become a regular event, with Alex Hill taking home a bottle of wine for his immaculate Exige and everyone leaving having had a great time!

Until next month......

Posted by Azlan at 04:14 PM

August 19, 2008

SELOC Invasion of the Frimley Green Village Carnival

Tony Vincent (Flying Banana)

On July 13th 2008, over 20 SELOC members and their cars converged on the Village of Frimley Green to take part in the annual Village Carnival parade and fair. Second only the the Fire Engine and marching band that traditionally leads the parade down the Frimley Green Road, the cavalcade of multicoloured Lotii wowed the crowds with much light flashing, horn tooting and engine revving along the mile long parade route.

It all started in 2007 when a member of the Carnival Committee spotted SELOC member Tony Vincent (Flying Banana) washing his S1 111s one Sunday afternoon and casually asked if he'd be interested in "Getting a couple of cars" together for the 2008 parade. A few months later, the call came and SELOC responded magnificently, with cars coming from as far afield as Kings Lynn to take part. Almost every variant of S1 and S2 Elise/Exige was represented, along with an Elise Trophy Race car and two 2-11s. Around 12 of the drivers provided chauffeur services to former Carnival Princesses and Princesses-in-waiting from past years in the parade.

As well as the parade, the cars were parked up in a micro car show around the green, which allowed the locals to have a chance to sit in the cars, take photos and make "brum-brum" noises to their hearts content.

SELOC also ran a competition on the day to win a passenger experience at a Carlimits Activity day, in which entrants had to guess how many balloons were crammed into Dave Skegg's ET Race Elise, which was parked in pride of place in the middle of the green for the duration of the event.

With bucket collections en-route, and the takings from the competition, SELOC raised a very worthwhile £300 for local charities. Feedback from carnival attendees was very positive, including one or two "Best bit of the Carnival" comments.

Many thanks to everyone who took part and brought their cars to the event, the SELOC directors for supplying T-Shirts and other merchandise for the event competition, Dave Skeggs for allowing his car to be crammed with Balloons and for loaning us his race marquee, and Azlan Cuttilan (Azlan) and Delwynne Ranner (Spacefrog) for helping set up, blow up/pop balloons, and tear down the SELOC marquee (and especially for the balloon animals).

Posted by Azlan at 06:32 PM

September 18, 2007

Isle of Wight 2007

The route for the Isle of Wight run is now available to download from the link below:
Download file

Posted by Azlan at 06:16 PM

August 14, 2007

Summer Run 2007

The Summer Run is nearly upon us. You can get the Tomtom itinery file from the link below.
Download file

When loading the route, select 'Fastest route' as I have not tested
it with any of the other options.

Please note that for reasons unknown to me, Tomtom thinks it is not possible to turn right off the A272 onto the B2133 and so instructs you to continue to the roundabout and turn back on yourself so you can turn left to the B2133.

When loading the route, select 'Fastest route' as I have not tested it with any of the other options.

To load the route onto Tomtom, copy the file to the itn directory on your device and you should then be able to select this route from within Tomtom's Itinery menu.

For those of you who need a Garmin file, you can get it from the following link: Download file
Thanks go to JohnF for this.

For those who prefer the rustle of a good old fashioned map the run route can be downloaded in pdf from here:

Download file

It is 1.6Mb so will take a moment or two to open. It's designed to print double-sided but will work fine on single side too!

Even if you're using the Tomtom route it's worth having a look at the pdf as I've included some 'caution' notes to highlight tricky parts or potential hazards on route.

Posted by Azlan at 09:09 AM

January 01, 2007

NSC Beers

This meet usually occurs on the third thursday of each month, although this is not cast in stone. Keep an eye on the Surrey regional forum and the events board to see when the next one is. It is held at The Jovial Sailor, Portsmouth Road, Ripley, Woking, Surrey GU23 6EZ.

Posted by Azlan at 12:00 AM

July 31, 2006

Tomtom & Garmin winter warmer route files

For those of you with Tomtom or Garmin satnav, here are a couple of itinery files of the route.

Download Tomtom file - Courtesy of Cris Duddridge

Download Garmin file - Courtesy of bobsan

Posted by Spacefrog at 09:32 AM

August 22, 2005

Winter Warmer


Video courtesy of Trigger

The WinterWarmer route is the feisty grandfather of the classic 'Fish & Chip' run. The route isn't very long, so just make sure you have at least half a tank of petrol when you arrive : we won't be driving near many petrol stations, and you don't want to be late for Breakfast!

The Meeting Point
The meeting point is the car park at Ockham Common.

It's best to meet early. We've met at 0630 before, leaving at about 0730 crisp, empty roads.

At the M25 Junction 10 roundabout use the exit for the southbound A3, towards Guildford. Once on the sliproad, stay in the left lane and turn left before you get to the A3 proper at the junction on the sliproad signposted for Ockham Common and Effingham and immediately turn left again into the car park.

There's a greasy spoon cafe there and toilets. If you need petrol or other facilities, there are services a couple of miles along the Southbound A3 towards Guildford. There is also a convenient toilet stop about 10 minutes into the drive at Newlands Corner.

The Route
The route details can be found here:
There are 2 pdf files, a small one (300Kb) with just the text details of the route and a larger one (4.6Mb) with embedded maps as well as text.

Getting Home
To get back home, most of you will probably want to take the A3, which is the quickest and most direct route towards the M25 (for both clockwise and anticlockwise directions).

To get to the A3, do the following:
Head North from Hayling Island to the A27
Join the A27 Heading west towards Portsmouth (and London)
Come off the A27 at the next junction and follow signs to the A3
Easy!

A more interesting route involves a trip to Chichester's roundabout strewn ring road (always a laugh), which eventually leads to the A285 that heads back towards Petworth, from which you can do the run in reverse until Ockley, at which point you continue on to Leatherhead and the M25.

Posted by Webmaster at 09:42 PM