Lotus Photos: LOST Run to the 2017 Jaguar All British Day

Jaguar All British Day Raymond Terrace

On Saturday, the 15th of July, the LOST Fraternity gathered for a run to the Jaguar Drivers Club Hunter Region All British Display Day at Raymond Terrace.

The run began, as is the case with many great runs, at McDonald’s. They left Hexham, enjoying a road trip through to the Riverside Park at Raymond Terrace before setting up their display and taking in the lovely collection of British motoring machinery gathered for the day.

Enjoy the photos below, thanks to Jack McLaughlin.



An Opportunity to Drive Your Lotus at Mount Panorama

2015 Bathurst 12-Hour

Mark O’Connor in the 2015 Bathurst 12-Hour, thanks to Martin Duursma

Simply Sports Cars, in association with Challenge Bathurst, are offering 12 entrants an awesome opportunity to unleash their Lotus around Mount Panorama this November 16th & 17th.

The team will be participating in November’s Challenge Bathurst, which offers two days of track time on the iconic circuit. Simply Sports Cars will provide support and will be bringing along four-time Bathurst 12-Hour class winner Mark O’Connor to act as a guide.

The cost for the event is $3,299 including GST, and entry includes:

  • Entry to the 2017 Challenge Bathurst Sprint Group (a vehicle can be shared by two drivers)
  • Two days of track time including 8 20-minute sprint sessions
    • 1 familiarization run
    • 1 practice
    • 6 timed sprints with Mylaps timing
  • Simply Sports Cars support for both days, which includes a mechanics and engineers team, as well as access to the wealth of knowledge that the team has gained from winning multiple Mount Panorama racing events
  • A dedicated Lotus pit garage
  • Lotus Pit Suite
  • Gourmet lunch for both days
  • Comfortable 40-car grid

If you’re interested in this opportunity to drive your Lotus on one of the world’s greatest race circuits, hit the Simply Sports Cars website here, or send Paul an email.

To get inspired, check out this video of Jeff Morton putting in a 2 minute 23 lap on the way to a Class B win in his Lotus Elise at the event last year.

Lotus Photos: July LOST Fraternity Run to Caves Beach

July LOST Fraternity Lotus Run to Caves Beach Hotel

Image thanks to Jack McLaughlin

Sunday the 9th of July saw the LOST Fraternity getting together for their favourite run to Caves Beach Hotel for a catch up and a coffee. Photographer and LOST Fraternity shepherd Jack McLaughlin has kindly sent through some photos from the run, which you can enjoy below!

A dozen Lotus owners, along with a few similar thoroughbreds, met in Belmont by the lake, before enjoying a run up to to the beautiful spot on Caves Beach to enjoy good company and a few coffees. Enjoy the photos below, thanks to Jack McLaughlin.

LOST Fraternity

July Edition of Chunky’s Chatter Available to Download

Chunky's Chatter July 2017

Annette and Mark Alexander at the 2017 Phillip Island 6 Hour Relay

Tom Devitt’s latest Chunky’s Chatter, for July 2017, is hot off the digital presses and on its way to members. It’s available to download from the members’ page, so head over there to download a copy, and enjoy!

Huge thanks to Tom and contributors for putting together another awesome edition of the magazine, and for the effort each and every month.

Inside this issue:

  • Anne Blackwood holds a fantastically successful auction day on behalf of Lifeline
  • The Lotus Diamond Jubilee draws closer – all the information inside
  • Classic Team Lotus holds a tribute to Elio de Angelis
  • Geoff Winder concludes the tale of the fabulous Esprit VQ

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!

For Sale: Collection of Lotus Books Featuring Elan, Europa and More

A collection of Lotus books, in particular featuring Elan, Plus 2 and Europa models, is up for sale through former Elan & Escort owner Geoff.

The books will be available for individual purchase. The full collection is as follows:

  1. The LOTUS ELAN & EUROPA A Collector’s Guide by John Bolster
  2. Autobooks Special Workshop Manual LOTUS ELAN & Plus 2 (1962/74)
  3. LOTUS ELAN The Complete Story by Mike Taylor
  4. LOTUS ELAN Super Profile by Graham Arnold
  5. Autosport File LOTUS 1976-1987
  6. LOTUS TWIN-CAM ENGINE A comprehensive guide to the design, development, restoration and maintenance of the Lotus-Ford twin-cam engine  BY MILES WILKINS (Hard Cover copy in as new condition)
  7. WEBER CARBURETTORS Owners Workshop Manual to 1979 By Haynes & Legg
  8. THE DEVIL BEHIND THEM By John Bentley – Nine Dedicated Drivers Who Made Racing History – Shaw, Varzi, Moss, Nuvolari, Ascari, Seaman, Sommer, Caracciola & Fangio.

Please contact Geoff on (02) 94494720 to make an offer, or send Seth an email and he’ll put you in touch.