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15th Lotus Jura Tour
September 2016

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Text: Jacky FAVRE - Photos: Christelle SOMMEREISEN - Jacky FAVRE

15th edition. What pride for the organizers for having managed to create an appointment monobrand that has lasted 15 years. The seriousness and passion of Guélat brothers are obviously the basis of these friendly meetings. But the general sympathy and discovery, every year, roads and exceptional landscapes also make the success of Lotus Jura Tour. This year it was in September that took place, the timing of Rangiers itself being shifted. Fortunately the weather offered a great summer, the weekend of 3 and 4 September indeed. This 15th edition in summary these are: 47 cars, 210km on Saturday and 120km on Sunday. The points of departure and destination are the same: from La Chaux-de-Fonds in Bure. Because of the repaving, the Classic LJT to Rangiers was canceled the day before. But we still had a great run, which was as follow:

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For this edition, we have chosen not to ship the big photographic material, but only the small Sony. The goal is to share the event more than make beautiful artistic photos. We did the road to La Chaux-de-Fonds with Jean-Marc and his wife in their red Elise S3.

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This year we are not in advance and there are already a lot of cars arrived. Still a very varied set, even though modern are the majority!

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This beautiful blue Evora is part of the last series made before the transition to the Evora 400. Very nice setup.

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Off we went by the road of the View of the Alps.

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Quickly groups form, but we will remain behind the Exige S1 of Eric, including the passage of Chasseral whose route is touristy but very narrow and crowded at that. And I will spare you the number of cow-stop.

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The absence of some headliners of LJT gives me the impression of a rather fluid driving rhythm but not very fast.

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The pause occurs at Le Cavalier in Soyhières

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A beautiful tray which some cars stand out. Attention an intruder slipped on a photo.

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Like every year, I take the wheel for the second part. But a big part of the trip will be behind the convoy led by Elan S4 too slow for my taste. After having passed, the pace became a little faster, but less obvious to the pictures !!

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Here we quickly came to Bure, among the first groups. Place the shoot with these two beautiful Exige.

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Elise S1 Type 49 did not blush more than the Exige V6 which rubs. The V6 BRG is always beautiful effect.

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Then we can introduce virtually the complete range of Lotus colors.

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For the first time, we have chosen to participate on Sunday too. The appointment is given in the morning at Porrentruy for about 120km. Here is the path:

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As we parked in a parking lot serving as the Post as bus, the yellow cars set before somewhat surprising passers ..

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Departure at 10 am in convoy, with almost as yellow in our group. Again we are behind the Exige S1.

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The sun is really low-key, but the roads are beautiful and rytme suits us.

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You should know share the road. I do not know who was more surprised, carriages or Lotus?

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Driver change again halfway.

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And arrives Chez Tante Eva in Cerneux-Veusil.

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Table and see you next year!

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Very nice edition to be known, in no doubt, satisfy everyone. Congratulations and thanks to Manu and Didier Guélat and partners.

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