Membership Details

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The Sunbeam Lotus Owners' Club is the only independent organisation catering solely for the Sunbeam Lotus, and the cars therefore receive our undivided efforts and loyalty. As a part of membership we are able to provide written valuations on cars for agreed value insurance schemes, plus an extensive calendar of social events, including local area meetings, attendance at the major classic car shows as well as track and sprint test days. Technical advice and assistance, and help with finding spare parts, is also available at the end of a phone, through e-mail, or by post, and in addition, we do from time to time source, or have re-manufactured, some spare parts or associated items of interest, and these are advertised for sale exclusively to members (normally at cost price plus postage). These currently include radiator hoses, stripes, sales brochures, homologation papers, Talbot rally films and scale models.

The Sunbeam Lotus Owners' Club is recognised by the Motor Sports Association ("the MSA"); we are also members of the Association of Rootes Car Clubs, the Association of West Midlands Car Clubs and the Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs. This ensures that SLOC members are invited to, and can participate in, all events organised or attended by these long-standing and active organisations.


Our club magazine, oppoSite LOC, is published quarterly, and is posted free to all members. The club is organised and managed by a group of enthusiastic volunteers who, whilst running things entirely in their spare time, nevertheless try to provide a service equal to the highest professional standards.

Until his death in 1999, the Honorary Club President was Des O'Dell (former Talbot Competitions Director and inspiration for the Sunbeam Lotus), and our Honorary President is now Paul White, who was the Talbot Team Manager and winning co-driver on the 1980 Lombard-RAC Rally. Other honorary members include Jean Todt, Andrew Cowan and David Lapworth.


The Sunbeam Lotus Owners' Club is a fully incorporated limited company entitled "The Sunbeam Lotus Owners' Club Limited", and this ensures that all members are fully protected from any liabilities that the club may incur as part of its day-to-day business.


Single Membership is available to both owners and enthusiasts at the realistic rate of £25 per annum. Joint Membership also costs £25 for two people living at a single address, enabling both Members to enter motor sport competitions as individuals. A discount is applied where the member agrees to pay by standing order. Also, Family Membership is available at a cost of £28, and in addition to the other benefits of membership, all family members will receive individual membership cards. We welcome all conditions of car, from restoration projects to every-day workhorses, weekend 'fun' cars, concours winners, sprint/hill climb/race/rally versions and ex-works rally cars.


If you are interested in joining, you can become a member on-line using the link at the top of this page; alternatively, please send a stamped (first class in UK) A5-sized self-addressed envelope to the address below for our information pack, or contact us with any questions.

Dave Merlane,

SLOC Membership Secretary

PO Box 188, GOOLE, DN14 7WW.

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