Your February 2019 Edition of Chunky’s Chatter is Available for Download

January 2019 Tyre Kick & Coffee

Getting Together for the January 2019 Tyre Kick & Coffee in Gough Whitlam Park

After a very well-earned summer break, Tom Devitt welcomes 2019 with the first edition of Chunky’s Chatter for the year. It’s available for download from the members’ page.

The February 2019 edition of Chunky’s Chatter features:

  • Elisa Artioli, Granddaughter of Romano Artioli, Announced as Guest of Honour at Lotus 2019
  • The Lotus 30: Should it Ever Have Been Made?
  • Mel Valdes takes on the story of the Women’s Motorsport Development Program
  • Clarification of Historic and Conditional Vehicle Registration

And much more! Enjoy Chunky’s lighthearted and sometimes irreverent monthly look at the world of Lotus. Head to the members page to download a copy.

If you’re not a member already, have a browse around the site and hit up our membership page here to find out why you should become one!

February 2019 Edition of Lotus Notes Available for Download

Lotus Notes February 2019

Cover photo by Angryman Photography: LCV members Cris and Meg Johansen in the Tour category of Targa High Country near Tolmie, 22 kilometres north-east of Mansfield.

The first edition of Lotus & Clubman Notes for 2019 is on the way to Lotus Club Victoria and Lotus Club Queensland members, and is available to download from the members’ page.

February’s Lotus Notes features:

  • Targa High Country 2018
  • Lotus Club Victoria Christmas Function at Zagame Tullamarine
  • Lotus Club Victoria Concours d’Elegance 2018
  • Lotus Club Queensland Xtreme Karting & Barbecue
  • MSCA 2018 Results
  • Member Profile: Peter McConnell

And much more!

The newsletter is kindly provided to Club Lotus Australia by Lotus Club Victoria in its digital form, and will as such require you to be logged in to your members account. Download it from our ‘Members‘ page.

If you’re not a member yet, hit this link to find out more about the club and why you should become one! To learn more about Lotus Club Victoria, hit this link to their website and consider catching up with them when you’re in the state.

Ashton’s President’s Prattle for February, 2019

President's Prattle

Welcome to February – already!

I know I’m a little late in saying this as it’s February, but for all those I’ve not seen yet I hope you all have a great 2019.

We have kicked off the year with a combined first Tyre Kick and Coffee and Committee meeting on January 20th. As a result of rolling them together, we had an even better turnout than usual and it was particularly good to see a few new faces and get to meet new members. Thank you all for coming along!

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Elisa Artioli Announced as Lotus 2019 Guest of Honour

Elisa & Romano Artioli

Image via Lotus 2019

Elisa Artioli, granddaughter of Romano Artioli and namesake of the Lotus Elise will attend Lotus 2019 on the beautiful Sunshine Coast as the event’s guest of honour.

Romano Artioli was the chairman of Lotus at the time of the Series 1 Elise’s launch and named the car after Elisa, his granddaughter. Travelling around the world to attend Lotus national events, Elisa has developed into a well-loved ambassador for the Lotus marque and commands an impressive knowledge of the Elise’s history. Over the 25th to the 28th of April, she’ll travel from Munich to attend Lotus 2019 as the guest of honour.

In other important Lotus 2019 news, the event is nearing capacity with just 22 places remaining! For further details and to book a place, head to

Entry Form & Supplementary Regulations Available for CSCA 2019 Round 1

Lotus CSCA Sprint Round 1 2018

Club Lotus Australia has the great pleasure of hosting the first round of 2019’s CSCA sprint series, which will be held on Saturday the 2nd of March at Wakefield Park. Entry to the event is now open and both the entry form and supplementary regulations are available for download.

Please be aware that there have been some changes made to the CSCA class tables for 2019. A table of the classes can be found near the bottom of the supplementary regulations document.

The entry form for the event is available as a Google form at the following link:

CSCA Supersprint R1 / 2nd of March, 2019 – Entry Form

And the supplementary regulations (please download and read them – particularly the changes to the class tables) are available for download at the link below:

CSCA 2019 Round 1 Supplementary Regulations [PDF]

If you have any questions or need a hand with anything, you can reach our brilliant motorsport committee at [email protected].

After a magic summer break, we’re looking forward to kicking off 2019’s motorsport season, and especially to catching up with our friends and giving the cars a chance to do what they do best. We’ll see you at Wakefield Park on Saturday the 2nd of March.

CAMS Bans Leaded Fuel from July 1, 2019

Club Lotus Australia at Sydney Retro Racefest

Back in July, 2017, a two-year phase-out of leaded fuels in motorsport was initiated by the Australian government. That two-year period is up in 2019, so from the first of July, 2019, leaded fuel will not be permitted for use at a CAMS event.

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December 2018 Edition of Chunky’s Chatter Available for Download

Chunky's Chatter December 2018

Cover photo: Sunbeam Talbot Lotus 2.2 litre, made in 1979 and sold recently in Italy for 30 thousand Euros

Club Lotus Australia’s Editor in Chief Tom Devitt has brought us one more edition of Chunky’s Chatter for 2018, and it’s now available for download from the members’ page.

The December 2018 edition of Chunky’s Chatter covers all the news in Club Lotus Australia as we head in to the holiday break, and features:

  • Christmas party wrap-ups
  • A fantastic report on Targa Great Barrier Reef
  • The Federation Tour: Another fabulous report from Alastair Browne
  • 2019 calendars

And much more! Enjoy Chunky’s lighthearted and sometimes irreverent monthly look at the world of Lotus. Head to the members page to download a copy.

If you’re not a member already, have a browse around the site and hit up our membership page here to find out why you should become one!