We’re Invited to the Concours d’Elegance Sydney this Australia Day

Concours d’Elegance Sydney is the latest iteration of the Australian Concours d’Elegance, which first ran back in 2010 at St. Patrick’s Estate in Manly. It will be held this year on the 26th of January at Darling Wharf in Pyrmont.

The event is one of 25 worldwide International Chief Judge Advisory Group concours events and will be judged against ICJAG criteria. Three ICJAG judges, each with experience judging the prestigious Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, will head the judging team.

Concours d’Elegance Sydney is looking for classic cars 30 years old and older to take part in its Concours d’Elegance, which will feature both cars and bikes. If you’re interested in attending or entering your car, you can download an entry form, class listing and timeline of the event’s history from the following links:

2017 Concours d’Elegance Sydney Class Listing [PDF]

Concours d’Elegance Sydney History Timeline [PDF]

2017 Concours d’Elegance Sydney Entry Form [PDF]

CLA Build Stories: TUFT’s Eleven December 2016 – Hitting the Road

Club Lotus Australia is full of interesting people who are up to interesting things with interesting cars. We think that’s wonderful, so we’re going to share their stories with you here!

If you’d like to share your story on the club website, just send Seth a quick email at web@clublotus.com.au

In this post, we reach the end of the TUFT’s Eleven build story, and the beginning of its active life of motoring!

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Join Us at the Gerringong Motor Fest This February

Gerringong Motor Fest

The Gerringong Lions Club will hold the Gerringong Motor Fest on Saturday the 18th of February, 2017, on Michael Cronin Oval in Gerringong. The organisers have set aside ten spots for Club Lotus Australia and we’re looking for cars to fill them, as well as a few friends to spend the day with.

Organisers are inviting some very specific vehicles and working to attract unorthodox, collectable and exotic vehicles to show on the day. Vehicles will be shown in categories, with prizes offered for each category.

There are a very limited number of spaces available, around 120, and the Lions Club has very generously offered ten of those to Club Lotus Australia. Entry for participating vehicles, their driver and passenger is free. A small $5 entry fee will apply for everyone else attending the event.

The Lions Club Gerringong is donating all funds raised from the event directly to Childhood Leukaemia, and specifically to a local in need.

The Gerringong monthly market will be held on the same day in the centre of town, just a short walk away, and is well worth a look while you’re in town.

If you are interested in showing your car, please RSVP as soon as possible to Ashton at ashton@clublotus.com.au. And even if you don’t plan to show your car, come along to support an exceptionally important cause and enjoy a lovely Saturday.

Classic Vehicle Scheme for Modified Vehicles is Now Live

The Council of Motor Clubs has announced that the Classic Vehicle Scheme for Modified Vehicles is now live and available.

The Classic Vehicle Scheme guidelines and documentation are now available on the Council of Motor Clubs website, and you can head directly to them by clicking this handy link. Please read the guidelines carefully before filling in and submitting the forms.

The main page on Conditional Registration can be found on the Roads and Maritime Services website here. Please refer to this resource for the most up-to-date information.

December 2016 Edition of Chunky’s Chatter Now Available for Download!

All British Day & Concours d'Elegance

The December 2016 edition of Chunky’s Chatter is now available to download from the members’ page. Grab a copy, and enjoy the final edition of the mag for 2016!

Features in this month’s mag include:

  • The Elan Plus 2 Turns 50
  • The Exige Sports 380 – the Best Lotus Yet?
  • Mike Basquil Reports on the Phillip Island 6-Hour
  • 2017 Calendar
  • Bumper news from South Australia, Tasmania and Western Australia

And much more! Enjoy Chunky’s lighthearted and sometimes irreverent monthly look at the world of Lotus.

Head to the members’ page to download your copy. And if you’re not a member already, have a browse around the site and hit up our membership page here to find out why you should be!

Lotus Photos: LOST Fraternity Run to Awaba

LOST Fraternity Awaba Run

This past Sunday, the 11th of December, the LOST Fraternity took off for their final run of 2016, to Awaba House.

They met on Main Road Boolaroo for a gentle cruise to breakfast at Awaba Restaurant. Jack McLaughlin has kindly shared a few photos from the run, which you can enjoy above and below!

Thanks to Jack McLaughlin

LOST Fraternity Awaba Run

The Club Lotus Australia 2017 Calendar is Now Available!

Club Lotus Australia 2017 Calendar

The Club Lotus Australia 2017 Calendar, very kindly created by Robert Costa, is now available!

We are sadly unable to give them away for free this year, but are heavily subsidising them. The cost is $15 including shipping, and the calendar is available on a first in, best dressed basis.

To order, transfer $15.00 per calendar into the Club Lotus Australia account with the description CALYourSurname. Then email Elliott with the address that you would like it sent to. We’ll do the rest!

See the latest Chunky’s for bank details, or get in touch with Elliott.