Ashton Roskill to Share Tales from the Peking to Paris Rally at HSRCA Social Evening

Returning Hero Gidget, Fresh from Customs

Our fearless President Ashton Roskill will share tales of adventure from his extraordinary run with Giles Cooper in the 2019 Peking to Paris Rally at the HSRCA’s upcoming social evening on Tuesday the 4th of February.

The event will be held at Denistone Sports Club (59 Chatham St West Ryde) on Tuesday the 4th of February. Ashton will share stories and vision from the journey, and ‘Gidget’, the Austin Healey 100/4 in which he and Giles tackled the rally, will be in attendance as well.

The talk itself will kick off from 7:30pm, but members get together from 6:00pm for a bite to eat, a drink and a catch-up. Guests and friends are most welcome.

We’d love to see you there!

December 2019 Edition of Lotus Notes Available for Download

Lotus Notes December 2019

Cover photo by Simon Anderson Photography: Fire Red Lotus Exige 410 Sport with walnut pearl details.

The December 2019 edition of Victoria and Queensland’s Lotus & Clubman Notes is on the way to Lotus Club Victoria and Lotus Club Queensland members, and is available to download from the members’ page.

December 2019’s Lotus Notes features:

  • Sunshine Coast run
  • Targa High Country 2019
  • LCQ Christmas Party & LCQ December 2019 Meeting
  • LCV Christmas Party & Concours
  • LCV Concours d’Elegance Winners 2019
  • LCV Goldfields Weekend

And much more!

The magazine is kindly provided to Club Lotus Australia by Lotus Club Victoria and Lotus Club Queensland in its digital form, and will as such require you to be logged in to your members account. Download it from our ‘Members‘ page.

If you’re not a member yet, hit this link to find out more about the club and why you should become one! To learn more about Lotus Club Victoria, hit this link to their website and for Queensland head to

Ashton’s President’s Prattle for December, 2019

Ashton's President's Prattle December 2019

How did THAT happen? December has come roaring around again, and as usual caught me short. No Christmas decorations up yet despite the plethora of houses in the vicinity clearly getting into the spirit, a long to-do list of presents to buy and a hyperactive puppy waiting to destroy the tinsel…

On the upside, I’m managing to avoid the smoke of Sydney by being in Melbourne at the moment!

Last weekend we had the CLA Christmas Party and AGM. The AGM was dispatched fairly promptly and minutes will be circulated shortly. The essence is that you are lumped with me for another year, the committee has agreed to stand again (and my eternal thanks to them all for their continued great efforts), and we’re in a strong financial position.

Following the AGM, we tucked into the excellent picnic Tom had so kindly organised, and before we knew it it was home-time, having shared some lovely conversations.

My key objective for 2020 is to get some more social events organised. So, if anyone fancies hosting us in their shed or joining a run somewhere, let me have your ideas.

Next year promises to be fun on the motorsport front. After a successful couple of shakedown sessions with the Elite (at the Wakefield 25th and the HSRCA Summer Festival), I think we know what needs doing before Phillip Island in March. And with a following wind I’ll get the Eleven back all shiny and new.

Of course the Elan continues to be the most delightful weekend car (particularly now that I’ve sorted out the suspension and cured an oil leak or two!) and I really need to bring the Elise out of hibernation more often in 2020. And who knows, Gidget might get an airing once I cure the oil leak on the rear axle!

Right, better let Tom have this. May I take the chance to thank you all for another fun year, and to wish you all a wonderful, fun and family-filled Christmas, and a happy and successful New Year.

Until we meet in 2020, keep it safe, upright and (generally) on the black stuff.

Pip pip,

‘The Preserve’ December 2019 Available for Download

The Preserve December 2019

‘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 December 2019 edition reflects on the year that was, recaps the Julie Williams Volunteers Thank You Day held late in November, reports on the Judging Pool in 2019 and more.

You can grab it from the following link, and we’ll archive it on the members page here.

The Preserve December 2019 [PDF]

‘The Preserve’ is provided by the Council of Motor Clubs.