President’s Prattle: April

President's Prattle

Well if yesterday’s CLA CSCA sprint didn’t cap off a fun month then nothing could have!

A million thanks to Mike for the impeccable organisation and running of the day as well as to all the participants who also volunteered (or perhaps more accurately were volunteered!) to Marshall throughout the day. All willingly shared the workload seamlessly and with good humour – it was a fantastic day of Motorsport, with the usual and important social element – thank you all! And there were a few PBs too, which goes to show what a fine day it was.

Earlier in the month a group of hardy souls came along to the General Meeting held in my shed – well done to all for not knocking yourselves out on the hoist – did someone say OH&S? Oh, and thank you to the jokers who hid empty drink cans around the place 🙂 I think I’ve found them all…

Next month’s GM is at Simply Sports Cars (and I’m willing to bet you won’t dare hide any empties in their beautiful workshops!) so make sure to put it in the diary – Tuesday 14th April at 17 Hotham Parade.

Sadly I will miss this as Mrs R and I are going to the UK and Europe for April to help my father celebrate his milestone 80th birthday with a family party and tour. Sadly I was banned from buying another Lotus for the trip around France and Italy so I’m having to admit I’ve gone to the dark side and got a Boxster – at least it’ll buy some p&q from the passenger seat.

So I will also miss the next Lotus Only Track Day organised by SSC at Wakefield on Saturday 18th April – if you haven’t joined in the fun of having 60 Lotuses in one place you owe it to yourself to do so. Other dates for the diary are July 3rd at Wakfield and November 21st at Winton – I hope to see lots of you at those two.

And while thinking that far ahead, if you haven’t yet booked into the Lotus 2015 Nationals event, go to www.lotus2015.com right now and register and pay your first instalment – and if you still need accommodation the details of the Barossa Motor Lodge, where there are still some rooms, are there on the website too – just make sure you mention you are with Lotus 2015 otherwise you’ll be told they are full!

Right that’s me done with nagging – have a great month in my absence and I look forward to hearing all about it in May. Meantime take care, have fun and keep right side up and on the black stuff!

Pip pip,
Ashton

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