Letting You Know about the Lugarno Lions Spring Festival and Classic Vehicle Show

Lugarno Lions Spring Festival

The Lugarno Lions Spring Festival and Classic Vehicle Show will be held on Sunday the 18th of September, 2016, at Gannons Park in Peakhurst, and should be a lot of fun.

As its name would imply, the event has two sides – a Spring Festival, and the car show. Entry to the car show is open to all interesting cars. It costs $10, which goes entirely to charity. While displaying your car is not mandatory, it enters your car in the judging and provides cheap and convenient parking for the rest of the show.

For more details and to download the invitation and registration forms, hit the Classic Vehicle Show website here.

Entry to the Spring Festival is free. The festival offers great family entertainment including stalls, rides, music and dancing.

Club Lotus Australia member Peter Walker is the secretary for the Lugarno Lions Classic Vehicle Show, and you can contact him with any questions at carshow@lugarnolions.org.au.

Hit this link to head to the event’s official website.

Black Sheep in the Fast Lane by Ian Scott-Watson Now Available

Black Sheep in the Fast Lane

Cover features Jim Clark in the Border Reivers team Aston Martin

Thanks to Brian Caldersmith for passing on the news that Ian Scott-Watson’s new book ‘Black Sheep in the Fast Lane’ has finally been published.

Ian Scott-Watson is known for setting Jim Clark on the path that led to his legendary career in motorsport. Jim features prominently in the book, which provides insights into his friendship, early motorsport career and time with the Border Reivers and Team Lotus.

Read on for Brian’s explanation of the value of the book for Lotus enthusiasts.

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Lotus Photos: July Tyre Kick & Coffee

Lotus Tyre Kick & Coffee July

Thanks to everyone who joined us this slightly soggy Sunday the 17th of July for our monthly Tyre Kick & Coffee at Gough Whitlam Park in Tempe.

We thoroughly enjoyed catching up with everyone and were pleased to see such a good turnout! These photos come thanks to Ashton.

The Tyre Kick & Coffee is a relaxed Club Lotus Australia event held on the third Sunday of each month at Gough Whitlam Park in Tempe. We kick off at around 9am and enjoy each other’s company over a morning coffee and some tyre kicking! The next Tyre Kick will be on Sunday the 21st of August – put it in the diary and come along!

Entries Open for VSCCA’s 40th Anniversary of All-Historic Racing

VSCC 40 Years of All Historic Racing

Entries for the VSCCA’s 40th Anniversary of All-Historic Racing race meet are now open.

To be held over the 17th and 18th of September, 2016, the 40th Anniversary of All-Historic Racing celebrates four decades of historic motorsport since the first race meeting at Amaroo Park for classic cars and bikes. It will be run under an AASA permit in Goulburn at Wakefield Park and is open to pre-1960 cars and bikes.

It’s a one-off meeting to celebrate the birth of historic racing in Australia and the friendships and great racing that have come out of it, and should be quite special. We are hoping to support the event by bringing on a good collection of period-appropriate Lotuses, so please do join us!

Entries are open now and the organisers are already receiving enquiries from all around Australia and from some very notable historic cars.

40th Anniversary of All Historic Racing Entry Form [PDF]

40th Anniversary of All Historic Racing Supplementary Regulations [PDF]

Please note that these details may change. See the VSCCA website for the most up-to-date information.

Read on for the full details, and stay tuned for information about entering. For further details head to www.vscca.org.au or email vscca40@gmail.com.

The team are also looking for cars or bikes that may be asleep somewhere in a garage, so please get in touch with them if you know of one such vehicle so that they can chase it up.

Lotus Photos: Newcastle LOST Fraternity July Run

Lost Fraternity July Run

Enjoy these lovely photos from the Newcastle LOST Fraternity’s July 10 Sunday morning run.

The Newcastle LOST Fraternity was started a few years ago when a group of Newcastle Lotus owners realised that there was a healthy collection of Lotuses out and about in Newcastle. They started making contact with owners to bring everyone together, and had soon formed a fraternity of Lotus (and similar thoroughbreds) people.

They’re a relaxed crew who get together for social coffees and various runs, and just to enjoy their cars. If you’re based in Newcastle or are just interested in catching up with the guys, send me an email and I’ll put you in touch.

Their next event will be at the Jaguar Club’s All British Day on Saturday the 30th of July. Hit this link for details.

These pics are from their run last Sunday morning, thanks to Jack McLaughlin.