The Preserve November 2017 Available for Download

The Preserve November 2017

‘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!

The November 2017 edition includes general news as well as updates coming out of the recent Shannons Sydney Classic, including a few changes for next year’s 2018 event and some updates on SSC track run etiquette, volunteer treatment and Classic Vehicle Scheme rules. You can grab a copy from on our members’ page here.

Club Lotus Australia members can head to the members page here to download your copy. If you’re not a member of the club head here, and take a browse around the website to see why you should be!

The Alexander Garage Sale is This Saturday, the 25th of November

Alexander Garage Sale

This Saturday, the 25th of November, the Alexanders are holding a garage sale of tools and parts with a portion of the proceeds to be donated to beyondblue in memory of Mark Alexander. We would greatly appreciate your support of the family and this extremely worthy cause.

The sale will be held on Saturday the 25th of November from 10am to 12pm at Freemans Reach, NSW. If you would like to attend, please confirm your interest with an email to

The sale will include a collection of tools and parts suitable for supporting motorsport in a Lotus. Download the catalogue from the following link (right-click and ‘Save-As’):

The Alexander Garage Catalogue [PDF]

The Alexanders Garage Sale

Photo Gallery: Targa High Country 2017

Images by Gino Valdes

This past weekend, over the 10th to the 12th of November, a huge crew of Lotus legends made the run to the hills in Victoria to take part in the 2017 Targa High Country Rally.

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November 2017 Edition of Chunky’s Chatter Available for Download

Image thanks to Mel & Gino Valdes

The latest edition of Tom Devitt’s lighthearted, occasionally irreverent and always enjoyable Chunky’s Chatter is ready to go and has been emailed out to members. If you’d like to download a copy, you can do so from the members page.

Inside this issue:

  • The final CSCA round, run by TSOA and reported for us by Melanie Valdes
  • Brian Caldersmith comments on the demise of the Australian car industry
  • We have a look at the classifieds from the Club Lotus UK magazine
  • All the info about this year’s NSW Christmas party

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!

NSW Christmas Lunch at Peppers Craigieburn Confirmed for Sunday 3rd December

2017 Christmas Lunch at Peppers Craigieburn

Image via Peppers Craigieburn

Our annual Christmas Lunch is confirmed for Sunday the 3rd of December at Peppers Craigieburn, including a run south from Loftus Oval and a coffee break very kindly hosted by Ed and Kath Burton just outside of the lovely coastal town of Kiama.

The cost will be $55 per head for a casual buffet lunch, not including beverages. Children are, of course, most welcome. We will book your place upon confirmation of payment to the CLA bank account. Please deposit $55 per head as follows by Friday the 24th of November:

BSB: 633 000
Account: 1442 79056
Name: Club Lotus Australia Inc
Payment ref: Xmas Joe and Joanna Bloggs (your name)

It would be very much appreciated if you could do this ASAP so that we can provide final confirmation of numbers to Peppers Craigieburn.

The plan for the day is as follows:

  • 8AM: Meet for the run at Loftus Oval (Farnell Ave, Sutherland NSW 2233)
  • 8.15AM: Run departs, heading south the scenic way to Ed and Kath’s place near Kiama
  • 10AM: Arrival at Ed and Kath. If you would like to join us there, the address is on the members’ page
  • 11:30AM: Depart Ed & Kath for drive to Peppers Craigieburn
  • 12:30PM: Arrival at Peppers Craigieburn in Bowral for a 1PM lunch. Meeting those not joining us on the run and parking up to eat, drink (if not driving) and be merry.

We’re looking forward to seeing everyone, catching up, reminiscing and celebrating another fun and rewarding year in Club Lotus Australia.