President’s Prattle: August 2015

President's Prattle

Heavens above, it’s August already! Which means we’ve enjoyed our first Tyre Kicking and Coffee event (third Sunday of the month in Gough Whitlam Park, Tempe in case you’ve not seen the Calendar) – thank you to everyone who turned up, and to Murray for the photos. Have a look here if you’ve not seen them yet.

We also had two very well attended general meetings this month. The EGM was held at the Royal Automobile Club of Australia (RACA) where Tony Caldersmith kindly regaled us with his warm, humorous and detailed experience at Lotus in the late ’50s and early ’60s. A week later we also held a very well-attended visit to Trevor Simpson’s shed in Hornsby, where we enjoyed the sight of Trevor’s beautifully maintained BT23b, BT5 and Lotus Cortina – thank you again Trevor, and Seth for the photos (also on the website).

For those of you laggards that have been prevaricating about coming to the Barossa in October for Lotus2015, you may have missed out this time! The event is fully subscribed and a wait list has been started – to register, follow the instructions at For those lucky, and organised, enough to be booked in – I look forward to seeing you there!

If you recall the Dawson Damer days and Round the Buckets (and you might still be removing grass from the undercarriage), we have kindly been allowed to reinstate the tradition at the Blackwoods’ annual Eggs Benedict. This year Eggs Benedict will be held on Sunday the 27th of September, so come prepared.

August is traditionally a busy month and this year is no different. We kick off with the August General Meeting, which Ed Holly has kindly offered to host at his shed on Tuesday 11th, followed shortly by the CSCA sprints on Saturday 15th, the Shannons Classic at Sydney Motorsport Park on Sunday 16th (tickets from Evan Jones – be quick as there aren’t many left!) and then the wonderful All British Day at Kings School on Sunday 30th, where we will have our traditional family picnic and car display (tickets from Elliott – again, be quick as the 40 tickets are going fast!)

Looking a little further ahead, we are planning the Christmas Party for Sunday 6th December. It will be held at Bombinis at 366 Avoca Road, Avoca and will include a leisurely drive up (or down) there for those who would like to join the fun, lunch subsidised by the Club, and lots of parking. We are limited to 80 places so make sure you get your booking in as soon as Elliott sends out the details.

Right, enough rattling on – it has been lovely to see so many of you at the various events recently, so thank you for supporting your club so actively, and we look forward to seeing lots of you over the coming months.

In the meantime keep safe, upright and on the black stuff!

Pip pip,

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