‘The Preserve’ February 2020 Available for Download

‘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 February 2020 edition kicks off the year to come, looking back at the Vintage Speedcar Association of NSW’s Christmas Picnic, looking forward to some of the motoring events coming up this year and catching up on all the news for motoring enthusiasts.

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

The Preserve February 2020 [PDF]

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

Entry is Now Open for CSCA 2020 Round One, Hosted by Club Lotus Australia

CSCA 2020 Round 1

We’re set to open the 2020 CSCA series with a speedy and social round of supersprinting at Wakefield Park on Saturday the 14th of March. Entry is now open and we would love to see you there.

You are invited to enter the first round of the CSCA Supersprint Series for 2020, hosted by Club Lotus Australia at Wakefield Park Raceway on Saturday the 14th of March.

Entry Fee : $195 + Dorian Hire : $15.

Minimum Licence Required : Current Motorsport Australia (CAMS) Level 2S, Level 2SJ or a CAMS Licence of a higher status, and a current club membership card of Motorsport Australia affiliated Car Club are compulsory.

Please find the Entry Form for the event at the following link:

CSCA Supersprint R1 / 14 of March 2020 – Entry Form

Please read Supplementary Regulations, available for download at the link below:

CSCA 2020 Round 1 Supplementary Regulations [PDF]

If you have any questions or need a hand with anything, you can reach the team on the motorsport committee at [email protected].

We’re very happy to be kicking off the CSCA calendar for 2020 and look forward to receiving your entry and welcoming you on the day.

Your February 2020 Edition of Chunky’s Chatter is Available for Download

2019 Club Lotus Australia Christmas Party

Our tireless editor Tom Devitt is back to the grind stone, and has your first edition of Chunky’s Chatter for 2020 available for download from the members’ page.

The February 2020 edition of Chunky’s Chatter features:

  • Peter Walker’s photos take us back to the first race meeting at Wakefield Park 25 years ago
  • A great SA round up from Andrew Stevens
  • Ashton and Giles, and of course Gidget, win the Sports Car Digest photo of the year
  • Get your diary out to mark up 2020 events for NSW and SA

Enjoy Chunky’s lighthearted and sometimes irreverent monthly look at the world of Lotus.

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 become one!

Ashton’s President’s Prattle for February, 2020

Gidget in the Peking to Paris 2019

Photo by Gerard Brown

Hi everyone,

The year is fast turning into a busy one, with the motorsport season already underway and the beginnings of a great social schedule in the planning.

This weekend we have the Bathurst 12 Hour, followed by SSC’s first LOTD trackday at Bathurst on Wednesday. The CLA-organised first CSCA sprint is coming up on the 14th of March, and the HSRCA Autumn Festival (also at Wakefield) will be held the following weekend (21st-22nd March).

Socially, we are getting into the detail of the Lotus 2021 Tour of Tasmania for the gathering of the clans in February next year. It’s hard to believe that it is only a year away, so I’m delighted that the planning is well underway.

Tyre Kick and Coffee at the Kokoda Cafe is held on the third Sunday of every month (so February 16th this month), and I have a plan to run an evening about the Peking to Paris in late February or early March – watch this space. (I’m also talking to the HSRCA on Tuesday if you fancy coming along – 6.30 at the Denistone Sports Club, 59 Chatham Road, Denistone 2114).

With the gradual move into Autumn, I am hoping the worst of the hot weather is behind us, and that the portable air conditioner I have finally succumbed to buying will get relatively little use! I would like to take the opportunity to pass on our thoughts to all those impacted by the terrible fires this year, and our very grateful thanks to the emergency services, and most particularly the Rural Fire Service and WIRES, both of which have been stretched beyond what would normally be considered acceptable.

I would also encourage you to consider visiting some of the worst affected areas for weekends away to get some money back into the local economies, and with the weather forecast to bring some relief to the heat, perhaps we can get a weekend away organised? Let me know if you have a good idea for something, perhaps in April (but not over Easter)?

As a final note of thanks, I am humbled by all the support from friends and family who voted the picture of Gidget climbing out of the sandpit in the Gobi desert in the Sports Car Digest Vintage Racing Car Photo of the year 2019 competition. Gerard Brown’s excellent photograph won first place!

And on that happy note, I’ll wish you all a fantastic February, and I look forward to seeing you soon; in the meantime, keep it safe, upright and on the blackstuff!

Pip pip,

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!