Quokka Talk for June 2018: Lots of Lotus, Plenty of Pizza

Traffic Jam in the Autostrada Forecourt

Catch up with Steve Pretzel and the WA crew in the latest edition of Quokka Talk, which recaps a slightly different monthly Meet ‘n Eat and a meeting with the new Evora 400.

Quokka Talk: Lots of Lotus, Plenty of Pizza

Story and photos by Steve Pretzel

Something different for our monthly ‘Meet n Eat’ – a short drive from our Kings Park meeting spot to the WA Lotus dealer, Autostrada Lotus Perth, where Managing Director Paul Lombardi and his team were waiting with a showroom full of Lotus and a very large stack of pizzas.

The night’s event was the brainchild of Club Lotus member Mike Hamilton, who took the opportunity to show off Autostrada’s demo Evora 400 to the appreciative group assembled at Kings Park. Mike, always the perfectionist, decided that he needed to fully understand the Evora to accomplish this task, so he selflessly devoted his entire weekend to driving the sensational white beast on some of the twistiest roads near Perth. Onya Mike!

A record turnout of 14 Lotus took off on the short trip from Kings Park to Autostrada. While we didn’t get much driving in, we did get to enjoy the sound of a symphony of Lotus through Perth’s Northbridge Tunnel – led by the mighty Evora, its exhaust setting set to “Yes please!”

Our group entirely filled the forecourt at Autostrada, adding to Autostrada’s local stock and their track-focused Cup 220.

It was a great opportunity to meet the sales and service team and get the lowdown from Paul on the future plans for Lotus in WA.

Thanks Mike for organising, and thanks Paul and your Autostrada team for the hospitality!

Pizza and Lotus

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