For Sale: Lotus Elan Hard Top

Lotus Elan Hard Top

This hard top to suit a Lotus Elan is up for sale by John in Warners Bay.

It was purchased to be fit to a Series 1 Elan, but it has never been installed. It is in raw, unpainted state. Sold with rubbers, rear window (perspex) and fittings.

$500 ono. Buyer to pick up. To reach out to John, send Seth an email at [email protected] and he’ll put you in touch.

Classic and Historic Vehicle Registration During COVID-19

Club Lotus February 2021 Tyre Kick South

The Council of Motor Clubs recently shared with us a Transport NSW update on classic and historic vehicle registration during COVID-19. It’s available for download from their website at this link.

The document outlines systems that have been put in place to support those on conditional registration while we’re unable to manage it in person. Topics include what to do if your registration has expired or if your classic or historic vehicle is your only form of transport, how to renew your classic or historic vehicle registration if it has expired, how you can pay your registration once restrictions ease and information about your registration date and plates.

If you’re on historic or classic registration, it’s well worth a read – particularly if your renewal date falls between the 28th of June and 31st of October, 2021. Grab it from the CMC website at this link.

Lotus Photos: Sandy Bay Tasmania, September 2021

Lotus at Sandy Bay September 2021

Images thanks to Robert Verhey

Our friends in Tasmania get together most months at Sandy Bay to kick tyres and chat about life, Lotus and everything. Robert Verhey made it to September’s catch-up, held on Sunday the 5th, and very kindly reached out with a few photos.

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Ashton’s President’s Prattle for September, 2021


Yes, it’s already September. And the elephant in the room is that September is likely to be more of the same for the majority of us, so my thoughts are with you all.

This month’s column is therefore more of a musing than usual, as we continue to learn how to navigate uncertain waters individually and collectively.

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Lotus Stories: Mark McConnell on Restoring a 1972 MG Midget as a Student and Forming a Lifelong Connection with Motoring

Mark McConnel's 1972 MG Midget

Thanks to Mark McConnell

While we’ve hit pause on life for a few months to potter around at home, we wanted to take the opportunity to share a few stories from our community to keep things interesting and hopefully spark inspiration for projects and adventures.

In this story we catch up with Mark McConnell, who shares the story of restoring restoring a 1972 MG Midget as a student, and forming a lifelong connection with motoring, family and the motorsport community.

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HSCC’s 2021 Baskerville Historics on for September 17 – 19

For our Tasmanian friends, or those of us with more freedom to move, the Hobart Sporting Car Club’s Baskerville Historics historic race meeting is back for 2021 after the pandemic resulted in the cancellation of 2020’s event.

The meeting will run at Baskerville Raceway from Friday the 17th of September to Sunday the 19th, featuring practice, qualifying, racing and a grid walk on Sunday at lunchtime.

Feature events include the Muscle Car  Cup, which will bring pre-EH Holdens to the event from around the country. A special race will be held for small Ford Group N cars, including Escorts, Cortinas, Anglias and Capris, and a variety of local categories will feature at the event.

For more information, see the HSCC’s website here, and make sure to follow them on Facebook. For general or competitor enquiries about the Historics meeting, email [email protected] or call 6224 4134 for general enquiries.