What a cracking day! A cool start followed by the warmth of Sydney winter and slight whiff of “Eau De EC Rubbish Tip” in everyone’s nostrils meant that the full SMSP track was ready for an onslaught. It’s rare that access is granted to the ‘full’ circuit – with both North and South Circuits combined and the Lotus team were up for it.
Sunday the 18th of August, 2019, brought around 1700 cars, bikes, buses, trucks and a few other wheeled and motored contraptions of more puzzling designation to Sydney Motorsport Park for the CMC’s annual celebration of Sydney’s motoring community. We were there to share the love of Lotus with a Club Lotus Australia display, and we have photos as proof.
Our rotating Tyre Kick & Coffee found us at Kokoda Cafe in Rhodes Park on Sunday the 18th of August, catching up in tranquil surrounds before returning to our regularly scheduled Sunday programming. Peter Walker has very kindly sent through some photos from the day, which you can enjoy below.
Sunday was a busy one, with the 2019 Shannons Sydney Classic also on the go on the other side of the city at Sydney Motorsport Park. Nevertheless, we had a good turnout for the Tyre Kick and did a great job of decorating the car park with Lotuses from throughout the ages.
Thanks to everyone who came along and supported our monthly catch-up, and to Peter Walker for the shots!
Images thanks to Peter Walker
Held at The King’s School each year, the Sydney All British Day is a celebration of all things British with wheels and an engine. It will be held in 2019 on Sunday the 15th of September. The event is coming up quickly, and we have plenty of tickets available for the Club Lotus Australia display.
Evan Jones is looking after our display at the event and has plenty of tickets available for you to take part. Access to display your car in the Club Lotus Australia area is by ticket only, and tickets must be organised ahead of time, so please do get in touch soon.
Please contact us via email ([email protected]) if you would like a ticket to take part in the display. All we need is a postal address so that we can send you your ticket, to and a heads-up about the car that you would like to display.
The All British Day is always good fun, attracting an interesting and varied collection of British motoring machines to The Kings School in Parramatta, and putting on a fun festival as well. We put together a great display, and enjoy a relaxed day together exploring all the other marques, having a picnic and socialising. To give you a feel for things you can see what we got up to in 2018 here, and 2017 at this link.
The All British Day is an enjoyable and social day of sharing the love of Lotus with the world, and an important opportunity to promote our club. We hope to see you there!
Cover photo: The newly released Lotus Evija, described by the factory as the world’s first British all electric hypercar.
The August edition of Chunky’s Chatter is ready to roll, and is available for download from the members’ page.
The August 2019 edition of the magazine features:
- The last two days from Ashton and Giles on the Peking to Paris Rally
- A Misty Early Morning Run in WA
- A quick look at the latest from Lotus, the Evija electric hypercar!
And much more! Enjoy Chunky’s lighthearted and sometimes irreverent monthly look at the world of Lotus.
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!
The Lotus Excel project that we listed over the weekend has been rescued from the crusher by Paul in Perth, who is taking care of it so that it may make its way to its next custodian.
Saturday the 19th of October, marks the return of our Lotus Lunches, with Tom Devitt kindly planning a get together at Lindsay’s Cafe in Falconbridge.
Join us for lunch in this fabulous setting in the Lower Blue Mountains at Falconbridge. Lunch is planned for Saturday, the 19th of October, at 12:30PM. The restaurant is located at 12 Norman Lindsay Cres, Faulconbridge, NSW.
This high quality, friendly. fully licensed restaurant serves delicious fine food & wines that are sourced locally.
The cafe/restaurant forms a part of the estate and historic homestead of the late Norman Lindsay – a famous Australian artist renowned for his sculpture, etchings, and somewhat risque creations of the female form. Norman Lindsay was also the author of the famous Australian children’s novel ‘The Magic Pudding’.
Whilst you are there why not take in a tour of the Norman Lindsay Gallery, which contains not only his artworks, but sculpture and some magnificent ship models as well. Its extensive gardens and bush trails offer one of the most relaxing experiences anywhere in the lower blue mountains.
Entrance to the gallery and gardens is by paid ticket only ($17.00 adults, $15.00 concession). Proceeds go to the National Trust.
Bookings essential to Tom Devitt. Send Seth an email at [email protected].
Cover photo by Wayne Proud: Dave Finnie’s 2018 Elise Sport 220 blending in with the WA autumnal colours
The August 2019 edition of Victoria and Queensland’s Lotus & Clubman Notes is on the way to Lotus Club Victoria and Lotus Club Queensland members, and is available to download from the members’ page.
August 2019’s Lotus Notes features:
- LCV Restaurant Night at The Builder’s Arms
- Historic Queensland Race Meeting
- Lotus Evija Launch
- Meet the Mechanic: Rhys Edgar
- Lotus Cars Australia Track Day
- Goodwood Festival of Speed
And much more!
The magazine is kindly provided to Club Lotus Australia by Lotus Club Victoria and Lotus Club Queensland 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 for Queensland head to lotusclubqueensland.com.
Adrian Jones tells tales of a misty early morning run in this edition of Quokka Talk, illustrated by Ellie Hamilton & Wayne Proud.
Sunday the 21st of July saw us enjoying a beautiful sunny winter’s morning, catching up around a collection of Lotuses. Scroll along for a few photos from the morning.