Looking for Expressions of Interest in a Christmas Lunch at Peppers Craigieburn

2017 Christmas Lunch at Peppers Craigieburn

Image via Peppers Craigieburn

Having enjoyed two Christmas parties at Bombini in Kincumber, it’s time to change up the venue and go for a run in the opposite direction. Preliminary arrangements have been made to hold the Christmas party at Peppers Craigieburn, but we need to confirm numbers to proceed.

The Christmas party will be held on Sunday the 3rd of December and the current venue of choice is Peppers Craigieburn (Centennial Rd, Bowral NSW 2576, www.peppers.com.au/craigieburn).

The cost will be $55 per head for a casual buffet lunch, not including beverages. Children are, of course, most welcome. We are sad to say that this year we will be unable to subsidise the cost of the meal.

To get us there in good company, we will organise a run south and enjoy our cars, great roads and New South Wales’ beautiful countryside along the way. Arrangements will be made to park and display our cars at the venue. Details will be confirmed closer to the date.

In order to go ahead, we need to confirm numbers by the end of October. Please get in touch with Anne Blackwood by Friday the 27th of October and confirm who is coming (you, your partner and any children that you would like to bring along.)

The expression of interest date is final and if we do not have sufficient numbers by the 27th of October, 2017, we will progress alternate arrangements.

We have traditionally enjoyed an excellent response to our Christmas events, so we’re looking forward to celebrating another year with the Club Lotus family at this lovely venue!

Lotus Elite Diamond Jubilee Wrap-Up and Photo Gallery

Club Lotus Elite Diamond Jubilee

We enjoyed an absolutely stunning winter’s long weekend over the 12th to the 14th of August, 2017, when we celebrated the 60th birthday of the Lotus Elite.

The event was a great success, with Saturday’s CSCA sprint and commemorative dinner, Sunday’s celebrations and concours d’elegance and the Lotus-Only Track Day on Monday all very well supported.

A huge ‘THANK YOU’ to everyone involved, and a special one to Brian Caldersmith who put in countless hours of hard work over many months to make this all happen.

Please scroll on to read Brian’s thanks and report, and to enjoy some photos from the weekend.

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August 2017 Edition of Chunky’s Chatter Available to Download

August 2017 Chunky's Chatter

The July Tyre Kick & Coffee, thanks to Rob Costa

The August 2017 edition of Chunky’s Chatter has been completed and sent out to members thanks to the hard work of editor Tom Devitt and his contributors. It’s available to download from the members’ page, so head over there to download a copy, and enjoy!

Inside this issue:

  • Countdown to our Lotus Elite Diamond Jubilee
  • All the remaining Lotus 49s gather in one place
  • Skid pan fun in Canberra
  • An opportunity to unleash your Lotus around Mount Panorama

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!

The Preserve June/July 2017 Available for Download

The Preserve June July 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 June/July 2017 edition of the newsletter is hot off the presses and has been sent out to members ahead of this weekend’s Shannons Sydney Classic. It’s available for download on our members’ page here.

The magazine looks forward to the upcoming Shannons Sydney Classic, which will see close to 1800 cars attend, provides updates on the Classic Vehicle Scheme, recaps the Sunbeam Nationals and much, much more.

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 Lotus Elite Diamond Jubilee is On This Weekend!

Lotus Elite Diamond Jubilee

We’re just a few days away from the biggest Lotus party of the year – the Lotus Elite Diamond Jubilee at Sydney Motorsport Park and Wakefield Park. Put August the 12th to 14th in your diary, and be there!

Read on for the latest news on the event thanks to Brian Caldersmith.

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The Annual Eggs Benedict is On Again!

Eggs Benedict 2017

Our annual Eggs Benedict and Round the Buckets is on again, and coming up soon on Sunday, September the 10th.

The event is always a lot of fun, so put it in your diary and join in. Have a look at the photos from last year here and 2015 here to get an idea of what we get up to.

The 2017 Eggs Benedict with Barista & Buckets will once again be hosted with huge thanks to Anne Blackwood at Ebony Hall. Festivities will kick off from 9AM on Sunday the 10th of September, 2017. The address is available on the members’ page.

Bookings are absolutely, totally essential. Contact Anne before Friday the 1st of September and let her know that you would like to attend.

A bucket will be passed around on the day to collect donations for Beyond Blue. Bring some cash with you!

Eddie Lankhorst’s Quokka Talk for August, 2017

John Hurney Sprints & WA Lotus Championship

Catch up on the action in the Western Australian Lotus community thanks to Eddie Lankhorst’s latest Quokka Talk, for August, 2017, including reports on the John Hurney Sprints & WA Lotus Championship and the August early morning run to the Ford Farm.

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Part 5 of the Lotus Esprit VQ Build: The Inlet Manifold


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 web@clublotus.com.au

Last time we met Geoff Winder, he was fabricating and wrestling the sump into his Lotus Esprit VQ. In this post, we rejoin Geoff as he fabricates an inlet manifold to fit under the bonnet of the Esprit VQ.

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