South Australia Lotus Talk for July 2018

Catch up on all the news in South Australia with the latest edition of the occasional South Australia Lotus Talk, thanks to our correspondent on the ground – Andrew Stevens.

July Gathering

We had wonderful weather for last week’s Lotus Run in the hills.  Our eventual destination – somehow we didn’t manage to take the most direct route – was the Uraidla Republic Bakery in – wait for it – Uraidla. With Jo and Rich Cave leading the way in their Japanese Lotus, we snaked our way on what is best described as the scenic route.

The Republic is quickly making a name for itself and has brought quite a change to the sleepy little hollow in the hills. For some of us, this was the first time back in the quaint hills town since the All British Day moved to Echunga and parking at the back of the bowling club certainly brought back memories of hot and sunny February Sundays with the rest of Dr Lucas’ victims..

The Republic is a great place to stop and chat. It’s a very relaxed vibe and great food, with the extension into brewing certainly opening up all sorts of possibilities. If only it wasn’t so close!

Chance of a Lifetime

Ever wanted to try tarmac rallying?  Reckon you can read pace notes and navigate? Well, SA local Mike Gallasch has entered his supercharged Elise in the Adelaide Tarmac Rally on Thursday 29th November through to Saturday 1st December in the Challenge Category (130 km/h speed limited). And he’s looking for a navigator/co-driver.

The ability to read pace notes is preferred, but you must be willing to put up with his driving!  Requirements are to have Cams Level 2 Speed Licence and gelmet with Hans device compulsory, as well as proper race apparel.

The event includes stages at the fantastic new Tailem Bend Raceway and stages around the Adelaide Hills. Mike is looking to share entry costs.  You can find more details of the event at:

https://www.adelaidemotorsportfestival.com.au/entrants/adelaide-rally/

If interested send Seth an email and he’ll put you in touch with Mike.

August Monthly Gathering

The next run will, as always, depart at 9:00am on the 1st Sunday in August at the bottom of the SE Freeway – with people gathering at the top end of the Sikh Centre carpark.  See you there!

Lotus Dealer Sign

Richard Fewster recently put up for sale the original Lotus Dealer sign from the old King William Rd showrooms.  I wonder who snaffled that bit of memorabilia?  Time will tell.

Meanwhile I’m finding out how many steps Lotus left out of the manual in the how to remove your engine section! Ah well, they say brevity is an art form, which makes this part of the manual a masterpiece.

Cheers and safe motoring.
Andrew Stevens

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