At the very heart of SELOC is the forums, one of the most active Lotus forums in the world, with an average of over a post every 66 seconds since the forum first opened in late 2002—fast approaching a total of 4.5 million posts from our near 20,000 members.
Lotus ownership isn’t a requirement, with many past owners choosing to stick around and enjoy the community and plenty advice available for those looking to buy.
The forums themselves are only visible to members, but inside you’ll find a bustling community with interests ranging far beyond just cars and the Lotus marquee.
SELOC Chat—A place for talking about cars, whether it’s Lotus’s, what’s happening in Formula 1, or just how much you hated the last episode of Top Gear.
Technical Discussion—Got a problem with your car you just can’t work out, or think you can help someone who has? Then this is the place for you. Inside you’ll also find the Engine Conversions sub-forum, perfect for those with Audi, Honda or Duratec equipped cars.
Motor Sport—Advice on car preparation, regulations and coming events for those competing in motorsport in their Lotus—including in the LoTRDC Elise Trophy and the SELOC Speed Championship, along with some non-Lotus saloon car racing.
Garages—A forum for members to show-off their Lotuses and how they’ve evolved through upgrades and experiences. Inside you’ll find the ownership experiences from each end of the spectrum—from standard daily drivers to highly modified track toys. A great place to check out if you’re new to the brand and want to know the in’s and out’s of Lotus ownership.
Photography—SELOC features many keen photographers, and the photography forum gives them a place to share their favourite shots and to discuss techniques, equipment and photo editing software.
Chapman Arms—Probably the busiest section of the site, The Chapman Arms is SELOC’s virtual pub with a relaxed atmosphere and a wide range of topics, from news and politics to tips on how to make the perfect home made burger, you’ll find it in here.
Product News—News and offers from the companies which support and advertise through SELOC.
Regions—Sub-forums dedicated to SELOC’s various regions. Great for finding other like-minded remembers in your area and for organising trips and events.
Spotted—Spotted another Lotus on the road and want to see if it was another SELOC member, or just spotted a particularly nice car on the road? Then tell us about it here.
The Games Room—For those who enjoy spending some time playing video games, this is the perfect place to discuss the latest games or get involved playing against your fellow SELOCers. GT5, Forza 4 and the Call of Duty series are particular favourites.
So whether you’re a current member who’s still lurking or have yet to sign up, why not login and join the Lotus forum of choice for thousands of Lotus enthusiasts around the globe.
Also, don’t forget to check out the Benefits offered to our members on the SELOC website.