Kiama Auto Expo 2019

Kiama Auto Expo 2019

Kiama Auto Expo is an annual auto expo held by the Rotary clubs of Kiama and Gerrigong. It’s coming up on Sunday the 24th of November and looks like a good day out. In 2019 it will be held in support of people living with Parkinson’s.

The event will be held on Sunday the 24th of November, from 9am to 2:30pm at Kiama Showgrounds and Pavilion Kiama. It will include displays of vintage, veteran and classic cars and bikes, which is where we come in, events for off road remote cars, as well as emergency services displays, trade stalls, music, food and drink and a raffle for an MG ZS SUV.

Entry is $5 per person, which will be donated in support of people living with Parkinson’s. There is no fee for display cars and under 12s get in for free.

A raffle will be held during the event to benefit the Parkinson’s support group’s Kiama and Rotary projects. First prize is a 1.5-litre automatic MG ZS including 12 months rego and on road costs.

It is possible to purchase raffle ticket ahead of time by downloading the following form, filling it in and returning it based on the instructions contained within.

Kiama 2019 Auto Expo Raffle Ticket [PDF] Please note that Club Lotus Australia is not involved in the organisation of this event or the raffle.

We have supported this event in the past and thoroughly enjoyed it, so we’re looking forward to doing so again. Please let us know if you’d like to be a part of a Club Lotus Australia display.

CSCA 2019 Round Six: Spring Sprinting

Club Lotus Australia CSCA 2019 Round Six

Our sixth and penultimate round of the 2019 CSCA sprint series was kindly hosted by the MG Car Club Sydney on Sydney Motorsport Park’s North (Druitt) circuit on Saturday the 14th of September.

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Lotus Lunch at Lindsay’s Cafe in Falconbridge Cancelled

Our Lotus Lunch at Lindsay’s Cafe in Falconbridge, previously set for this Saturday, October 19, 2019, has been cancelled due to lack of interest. Please update your diaries!

This was the final Lotus Lunch planned for 2019, so it’s time to file away the forks and look forward to the return of Lotus Lunches in 2020.

Our thanks to Tom Devitt for all of his efforts in finding delicious restaurants and organising these events. We look forward to getting together around a table in 2020!

‘The Preserve’ October 2019 Available for Download

The Preserve October 2019

‘The Preserve’ is the newsletter of the Council of Motor Clubs. It’s made available to members of CMC-affiliated clubs, and that means you!

The October 2019 edition of the newsletter is a bumper one, featuring a big wrap-up of the 2019 Shannons Sydney Classic as well as a report on their 2019 traffic management course, a look back at campers from the ’40s and ’50s and more.

You can grab it from the following link, and we’ll archive it on the members page here.

The Preserve October 2019 [PDF]

‘The Preserve’ is provided by the Council of Motor Clubs.

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

The October edition of Chunky’s Chatter is available for download from the members’ page, and is another monster effort thanks to editor Tom Devitt.

The October 2019 edition of the Chunky’s Chatter features:

  • It’s the last chance to grab a seat at October’s Lotus Lunch at Lindsay’s Falconbridge
  • Get Ready for Lotus 2021
  • Lotus Driving Academy: Mike Hamilton tells us the whole story
  • Photos from Sydney All British Day at The King’s School

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!

WA’s Visit to the Lotus Driving Academy – August 2019

Club Lotus WA & Instructors

Photos by Mike & Ellie Hamilton, David Nolan, Steve Pretzel, Paul Clark & Carolyn Spillett.

A happy group of our WA members recently returned from a visit to the Lotus Driving Academy in Hethel. Read on to find out what they learned with thanks to Mike Hamilton and photos by Mike & Ellie Hamilton, David Nolan, Steve Pretzel, Paul Clark & Carolyn Spillett.

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October Edition of Lotus Notes Available for Download

Lotus Notes October 2019

Cover photo by Angryman Photography. Mitch and Darryl Ringuet landing after getting airborn at Mareeba in their 2017 Lotus Exige Sport 350. They went on to win the GT Sports Trophy just ahead Tony and Sandra Seymour in their 2013 Lotus Exige Sport 350

The October 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.

October 2019’s Lotus Notes features:

  • Lotus Driving Academy
  • Sir Jackie Stewart officially opened the Jim Clark Motorsport Museum
  • EMR Berwick to St. Andrews via Woori Yallock
  • Targa Great Barrier Reef
  • Stanthrope Murder Mystery Weekend

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

Ashton’s President’s Prattle for October, 2019

Returning Hero Gidget, Fresh from Customs

Blimey. Another month has come and gone!

Goodwood Revival has happened (and if you haven’t seen the footage you’ve missed some awesome racing!) We’ve had the All British Day (with a slightly reduced turnout from the Club, so I’d be interested to know from you if this is no longer something that interests you) and Gidget has come home!

We’ve also won the CSCA series with the last round still to go. Well done to everyone who’s had fun out there this season, and remember there’s still the Triumph round on November 10th to go. Please support this as otherwise we could lose another round.

Lotus also came away from Targa Great Barrier Reef with lots of cred – well done to everyone involved – it looked a blast but there’s no way I was going to get there this year 🙂

Still to come we have the Lotus Only day at Winton (contact Lotus Cars for one of the last few spots) on October 7th. Then there’s the Alpine Classic. The event’s run by the Classic Rally Club but we are invited if you fancy the fun. And to wrap up the rallying, there’s the last round of the Targa series, Targa High Country from 8-10 November.

But MOST importantly, please put the Club Lotus Christmas Party in your diaries. It’s on Sunday the 8th of December, and as last year, we’ll use it to host the AGM beforehand too. It will be in Lane Cove National Park again and we’ll cater it again, but do some work on the logistics so no one goes without this time. We’ll also start praying for sun!

This year’s location will be at Commandment Rock picnic area which is further into the park than last year’s location. AGM will start at 11, lunch from 12. See you there I hope.

Right, I’m off to pick up the Elite and take it to Wakefield for the HSRCA Spring Festival. I hope to see some of you there too.

Meantime keep it safe, upright and (generally) on the black stuff.

Pip Pip,