CAMS Bans Leaded Fuel from July 1, 2019

Club Lotus Australia at Sydney Retro Racefest

Back in July, 2017, a two-year phase-out of leaded fuels in motorsport was initiated by the Australian government. That two-year period is up in 2019, so from the first of July, 2019, leaded fuel will not be permitted for use at a CAMS event.

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December 2018 Edition of Chunky’s Chatter Available for Download

Chunky's Chatter December 2018

Cover photo: Sunbeam Talbot Lotus 2.2 litre, made in 1979 and sold recently in Italy for 30 thousand Euros

Club Lotus Australia’s Editor in Chief Tom Devitt has brought us one more edition of Chunky’s Chatter for 2018, and it’s now available for download from the members’ page.

The December 2018 edition of Chunky’s Chatter covers all the news in Club Lotus Australia as we head in to the holiday break, and features:

  • Christmas party wrap-ups
  • A fantastic report on Targa Great Barrier Reef
  • The Federation Tour: Another fabulous report from Alastair Browne
  • 2019 calendars

And much more! Enjoy Chunky’s lighthearted and sometimes irreverent monthly look at the world of Lotus. Head to the members page to download a copy.

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 become one!

The December 2018 Edition of Lotus Notes is Available for Download

Lotus Notes December 2018

Cover photo: Emma Morley, General Manager of Events, Lotus Cars Australia

Nick Hooper purchased the Lotus Race Day Experience to help raise funds for Cure Brain Cancer Foundation and had a fabulous day at Phillip Island with the Lotus team. Nick and Scott received Hot Laps in a Lotus race car with Grant Denyer and Jeff Morton at the wheel. (L-R) Grant Denyer, Lee Knappett, Nicholas Hooper, Scott Elder and Jeff Morton.

The December 2018 edition of Lotus & Clubman Notes is on the way to Lotus Club Victoria and Lotus Club Queensland members, and is available to download from the members’ page.

December’s edition of Lotus Notes features:

  • Rural Ramble Weekend
  • Targa Great Barrier Reef
  • Sandown Historics 2018
  • CSCA Report Round 7
  • MSCA Round 9 Winton 2018
  • LOTD Phillip Island & APC Round 5

And much more!

The newsletter is kindly provided to Club Lotus Australia by Lotus Club Victoria in its digital form, and will as such require you to be logged in to your members account. Download it from our ‘Members‘ page.

If you’re not a member yet, hit this link to find out more about the club and why you should become one! To learn more about Lotus Club Victoria, hit this link to their website and consider catching up with them when you’re in the state.

Quokka Talk: November 2018

Lined Up at Chidlow

Photos thanks to Ellie Hamilton

Catch up with our friends in Western Australia and recap everything on the go on the west coast in Steve Pretzel’s latest edition of Quokka Talk, covering November, 2018.

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Lotus Photos: 2018’s Club Lotus Australia Christmas Party

2018 Club Lotus Australia Christmas Party

Images: Gino Valdes & Paul D’Ambra

This past Sunday, the 2nd of December, 2018, we caught up for a picnic in Lane Cove National Park to hold our Christmas party, an AGM and a celebration of Lotus’ 70th birthday. Scroll along for a few photos of the day, with huge thanks to Gino Valdes and Paul D’Ambra.

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Wrapping Up an Impressive Outing for Lotus at the Inaugural Targa Great Barrier Reef

Targa Great Barrier Reef by Emma Morley

Lead image thanks to Emma Morley, Lotus Cars Australia

Targa Great Barrier Reef was held over the 31st of August to the 2nd of September, 2018, bringing Targa to Queensland for the first time. It also brought nineteen Lotuses to Queensland, with nine teams driving the tour and ten tackling the competitive classes, all supported by Lotus Cars Australia. We caught up with a few of the drivers to find out what it was all about.

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