Lotus Photos & Report: Early Morning Run to the Western Australian Racing Museum

Club Lotus Western Australian Racing Museum Run

This report of the Western Australian crew’s early morning run to the Western Australian Racing Museum is thanks to Eddie Lankhorst, with photos thanks to Wayne Proud and John Edmondson.

By Eddie Lankhorst

Wow what a day.  We had a fabulous turn out of cars for this EMR.  11 cars including a 1970 Marcos, one Esprit and then a range of modern Elises and Exiges of all colours. The weather was expected to be very wet, but fortunately the sky gods were watching over us and held back the rain except for all for a brief shower.

Onward we ventured to the WA Racing Museum. The property is owned and managed by Neil McCrudden. Neil’s premises houses a small private museum, a workshop including an extensive array of all things 1950s and ’60s, race car bits, engine parts, suspension geo items and everything needed to build, repair, restore, tune, and test.

However, the museum was the place to be.  It contained all of their working race cars that are restored, maintained and raced around the globe. To read more about the museum, collection or cars and their calendar, I highly recommend checking their webpage www.warm.org.au.  A real unexpected treat was the appearance of Leo Wybrott of who headed up the Lotus F1 Racing team mechanic and works manager before moving onto McLaren. Leo had some interesting tales of Colin Chapman and insights into Formula 1 of the era.

I am hoping to see the WARM team in action on 24th October at the Wanneroo raceway for the Festival of Motorsport which is open to all historic race cars from around the globe.

Photos courtesy of Wayne Proud and John Edmondson

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