The Preserve January 2015 Available for Download

The Preserve January 2015

‘The Preserve’ is the newsletter of the Council of Motor Clubs. It’s made available to members of CMC-affiliated clubs, and that means you!

Council of Motor Clubs is back with their first edition of The Preserve for 2015, which kicks off the year with motoring news, upcoming events, part 2 of the 2014 Goodwood Revival Tour, a Volvo 121 Amazon and 1937 Packard, and a whole lot more.

If you’re a Club Lotus Australia member, head to the members page here to download your copy.

And if you’re not, head here, and take a browse around the website to see why you should be!

Collect a Club Lotus Australia Calendar!

Club Lotus Australia 2015 Calendar

Good news, everyone!

We have a few 2015 Club Lotus Australia calendars left over from an extras run, and they’re looking for new homes. These homes could be yours! So could the calendars!

If you’re interested in picking up a 2015 Club Lotus Australia calendar please drop us a line at and we will arrange things. Calendars are $7 each, plus $10 postage, and we’ll send payment instructions via email.

Those of you who have already ordered extras should have an email notifying you that they are in the post and on the way.

CSCA Presentation & 2014 Final Results


As we approach the Australia Day Weekend and start thinking about the 2015 Season, it’s time for a quick recap of the 2014 Season. We did very well, and everyone enjoyed themselves a great deal, so congratulations and thank you to everyone involved! Hit the following links for the results and final pointscores for 2014.

CSCA Class Final Pointscore 2014 [PDF]

CSCA Club Final Pointscore 2014 [PDF]

CSCA Drivers Final Pointscore 2014 [PDF]

To celebrate last year’s fun and acknowledge the winners we will be have a Presentation Evening at Sports House, 6a Figtree Drive Sydney Olympic Park, on the THURSDAY 12th February in Ken Brown Room 1.

Entry is from the carpark at the rear of the building with plenty of (Lotus friendly) secure parking available. This is a catered event by the CSCA so food and drinks will be provided for a token $5 fee at the door. All are welcome and encouraged, including wives and girlfriends.

I would be especially thankful if all trophy winners could be in attendance to accept the accolades from their fellow competitors, and save me the job of distributing uncollected trophies throughout the year. As you will note CLA again won the Club Championship so in effect all CLA competitors are trophy winners and I hope to see you all there on the night!

I’ve made a hard copy of the calendar for the 2015 season available for download below. This calendar includes other events that we feel you might be interested in. You’ll also be able to keep up to date with what the club is up to in the online calendar here.

2015 Sporting Calendar Full Version [PDF]

I expect 2015 to be a busy year, so now is the time to mark up you calendars! The first event will be hosted by Club Lotus Australia on the 22nd of March at Wakefield Park. Supplementary Regulations will be available early February via Motor Event Entry, and once again entry will be via the site with no paper entries accepted.

I hope to see you at the presentation. Please drop me a line letting me know that you’ll be attending for catering purposes.

Mike Basquil


Lotus Eleven Build

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

In this post, we catch up with Ashton to find out more about his journey with the Tuft’s Eleven. You can enjoy part 1 here, part 2 here and part 3 here.

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Lotus NZ Edition 55

Our friends from Club Lotus New Zealand have kicked off 2015 with their latest newsletter, and we’re pleased to share it with you here!

This edition catches up on what’s going on in the world of Lotus before enjoying a photo shoot with the Ganley Eleven, interviewing Howden Ganley, going touring by Lotus with Allan Walton, spending three days at Hethel, doing Shanghai to London and a whole lot more.

Download it from the following link, and enjoy!

Club Lotus New Zealand Edition 55 [PDF]

Please also make sure to head to their official website here, their Facebook page here, and their YouTube channel here to keep in touch with everything they’re up to.

A Young CLA Man on the Move: Jake Hobbs

Jake Hobbs Van Diemen

CAMS’ 2014 awards night was a good one for Club Lotus Australia. Jake Hobbs received his award for claiming second overall in the Formula Ford State Championships, and Mike Basquil was honoured for his contributions to the motorsport community.

Jake Hobbs is a tidy steerer on the up and up, and you can read more about his story after the break.

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