A Long Affair: The Story of a Long and Happy Relationship with a Lotus Elite

Brian Caldersmith and his Lotus Elite

Lead image by Brian Caldersmith, images with thanks to Brian Caldersmith When Brian Caldersmith wrote to us to share his latest portrait work, completed during our nationwide nap time, and included some words on his time together with the lovely Elite featured in it, I asked if he’d be interested in sharing a couple stories. A few days later, I … Read More

Catching Up with our 2019 CSCA Drivers Champion Rex Hodder

Rax Hodder 2019 CSCA Drivers Champion

The 2019 CSCA Drivers’ Championship was won by Rex Hodder, who piloted his 2004 S2 Lotus Exige to victory ahead of a very closely-matched duel between Martin Duursma and Liam Sheppard. We caught up with Rex to share some of his history.

Ashton’s President’s Prattle for May, 2020

Land Rover Project

Hello fellow isolationists, As we plough on into month three of the isolation process, there is all sorts of chatter about how and when the degree of separation might change. I for one am no clearer as to what the next few weeks and months might include, but in the meantime, it has been an interesting exercise in social observation. … Read More

What Now? Sim Racing Through the Apocalypse

As we work our way through month two of the lockdown, we catch up with long-time Club Lotus Australia member and sprint competitor Syd Reinhardt to find out how he’s using his time away from the track to spend more time on the track.

CLA Build Stories: TUFT’s Eleven April 2020 – The Rebuild

TUFTs Lotus Eleven Rebuild April 2020

Between 2014 and 2016 we followed the build of the TUFT’s Eleven from the birth of the idea through to the car hitting the road in spectacular fashion at the 2016 Targa High Country. Well, after three years of happy campaigning, the Eleven, or more specifically its trailer, hit a little bump in the road. So, we, with the help … Read More

Ashton’s President’s Prattle for April, 2020

President's Prattle

Hello everyone, and welcome to the new ways of working and living (temporarily, we all hope). Where to begin? The work side of things is pretty dull, so I’ll switch tack to the domestic and interests aspect of the COVID-19 debacle. On the bright side, the opportunity presents itself to spend more time in new home (or garage!) based activities. … Read More

Round Wrap-Up: CSCA 2020 Round 1 at Wakefield Park

 Images thanks to Peter Klumper, Chris Pearse and Melanie Valdes We woke on the morning of Saturday the 14th of March to cold and rain. It was a good day, because it was finally time to get the cars back out on the track. 2020’s motorsport season kicked off over the weekend with round one of the CSCA series hosted … Read More

Ashton’s President’s Prattle for March, 2020

President's Prattle

Morning everyone, The year marches on into Autumn, and with it, an increase in activity as it becomes easier to use the car. In fact I had a lovely run out to Sackville yesterday in the Elan, and it reminded me how much fun you can have at or below the speed limit, with the accompanying symphony from the twin … Read More

Lotus Photos: February 2020’s Tyre Kick & Coffee

February 2020 Tyre Kick & Coffee

Images: Peter Walker We had a mighty roll-up to Sunday’s Tyre Kick & Coffee at the Kokoda Cafe in Rhodes Park this past Sunday, the 16th of February. Peter Walker kindly reached out with some photos of the morning, and you can enjoy them below. Our monthly meet-up is going from strength to strength, and Sunday’s meeting was no exception. … Read More