Lotus Photos: LOST Fraternity’s November Breakfast Run to Awaba

LOST Fraternity Awabe Run November 2021

Images thanks to Jack McLaughlin

On Sunday, the 14th of November 2021, our friends in the LOST Fraternity crew took a run to Awaba for coffee, breakfast and a catch-up. Scroll along and enjoy a few photos from the day thanks to Jack McLaughlin.

The LOST Fratenity (Lotus or Similar Thoroughbreds) catch up once or twice a month for a run and a social get together around the Central Coast. This month they went to Three Bears Cafe in the Museum of Art and Culture Lake Macquarie. If you’re interested in getting involved, send Seth an email and he’ll put you in touch.

Lotus Photos: Sandy Bay Tasmania, November 2021

Sandy Bay November 2011

Images thanks to Robert Verhey

Our friends in Tasmania get together most months at Sandy Bay to kick tyres and chat about life, Lotus and everything. Robert Verhey made it to November’s catch-up, held on Sunday the 7th, and very kindly reached out with a few photos that you can enjoy below.

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For Sale: Three Lotus Elites

Club member Peter is having a garage sale and would like to sell a lot of three Lotus Elites, along with some accoutrements.

Selling the following:

  • 1974 White Lotus Elite has had a complete rebuild has club plates
  • 1976 Red Lotus Elite California has side clearance lights, pollution equipment, soft rubber impact bumper bars
  • 1976 Red Lotus Elite
  • 1 Lotus Elite workshop manual
  • 1 Lotus Elite service parts manual

All have been garaged and some spare parts. All cars have original Lotus mag wheels.

To be sold as 1 lot $35,000 or ONO

Reach out to Seth at [email protected] and he’ll put you in touch with Peter for photos and additional information.

Lotus Photos: October 2021’s Return to Tyre Kicking

October 2021 CLA Tyre Kick & Coffee

On Sunday the 17th of October, 2021, with vaccinations in place and Sydney slowly returning to life, we ventured out, bleary eyed, into the outside world, meeting in the car park above By the Bay Cafe in Carss Park to kick tyres, caffeinate and catch up after many months of COVID-19 lockdown.

With our usual third Sunday of the month location yet to be roused, we took the trip south to By the Bay Cafe in Carss Park. A friendly crew braved the post-apocalyptic unknowns to spend a relaxed Sunday morning chatting in pleasant spring sunshine surrounded by a comprehensive collection of Lotus cars.

Next month, with more vaccination targets hit and freedoms opened up, we’ll return to our regularly scheduled programme. On Sunday the 14th of November we’ll meet at Carss Park from 8:30am, and all being well we’ll head to Kokoda Cafe in Rhodes Park on Sunday the 21st from 9:30am. Come along and say ‘Hi!’

Classic and Historic Vehicle Registration During COVID-19

Club Lotus February 2021 Tyre Kick South

The Council of Motor Clubs recently shared with us a Transport NSW update on classic and historic vehicle registration during COVID-19. It’s available for download from their website at this link.

The document outlines systems that have been put in place to support those on conditional registration while we’re unable to manage it in person. Topics include what to do if your registration has expired or if your classic or historic vehicle is your only form of transport, how to renew your classic or historic vehicle registration if it has expired, how you can pay your registration once restrictions ease and information about your registration date and plates.

If you’re on historic or classic registration, it’s well worth a read – particularly if your renewal date falls between the 28th of June and 31st of October, 2021. Grab it from the CMC website at this link.

Lotus Photos: Sandy Bay Tasmania, September 2021

Lotus at Sandy Bay September 2021

Images thanks to Robert Verhey

Our friends in Tasmania get together most months at Sandy Bay to kick tyres and chat about life, Lotus and everything. Robert Verhey made it to September’s catch-up, held on Sunday the 5th, and very kindly reached out with a few photos.

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Ashton’s President’s Prattle for September, 2021

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Yes, it’s already September. And the elephant in the room is that September is likely to be more of the same for the majority of us, so my thoughts are with you all.

This month’s column is therefore more of a musing than usual, as we continue to learn how to navigate uncertain waters individually and collectively.

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