President’s Prattle: October 2015

President's Prattle

Hello!

Thank you to all the members who came along to the AGM and voted to continue with the current committee and club direction. A huge, heartfelt and public thank you from me to all the CLA committee as well, for without their continued and relentless support, none of this would be possible!

Minutes of the AGM will be published as soon as we can (and once Elliott gets back from a well-earned holiday) but in the meantime, if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to drop any of us a line.

Many of you will be reading this either en route to, or in, the Barossa Valley for Lotus 2015, and what a lovely and fun event it is shaping up to be. I know (because I speak from first hand experience!) that the Lotus 2015 committee has worked tirelessly to put together a fantastic event, so a very big THANK YOU to all of them too – I am very much looking forward to catching up with lots of friends and having a thoroughly Lotus time.

For those unable to make the Barossa, we are lucky enough to have Richard Parramint (who is MC at L2015) coming over the Sydney and joining us for our October General Meeting at Simply Sports Cars, so if you haven’t put Tuesday 13th October in your diary, now is a good time to do so.

Also coming up in October is a whole host of fun; the HSRCA Driver Training Day at Marulan (18th), for those of a more social nature, there’s CLA’s Tyre Kick and Coffee on the third Sunday (also 18th!) of the month in Tempe, and for the motorsport tragics, there’s more fun with the Triumph round of the CSCA sprints (including their Driver Training Day the day before) on 24th and 25th.

By the time you read this, we will have re-inaugurated (did I just make that word up?) the John Dawson Damer Trophy for Round the Buckets at Eggs Benedict – I hope everyone survives and enjoys it enough to make it an annual event.

Speaking of annual events, Syd Reinhardt and I attended the Cootamundra Sprints a couple of weeks ago, and it was a hilarious weekend! We (the Club) have been invited back again next year, and I would encourage anyone who enjoys grass roots motorsport to attend – it was both relaxed and hugely enjoyable, and book-ended by a couple of drives which will forever remain in my memory. Have a look at the website for the write up and photos.

I think that’s it from me for this month. I very much look forward to seeing lots of you in the Barossa Valley, and in the meantime, keep it safe, upright and on the blackstuff!

Pip pip,
Ashton

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