Lotus & Clubman Notes Magazine – September 2014

Lotus & Clubman Notes Magazine – September 2014In this edition of the magazine we feature:

  • Canberra: Sunny Saturday Afternoon Drive
  • Monaco Grand Prix 2014
  • Formula One drive day at Circuit du Var AGS Formule 1
  • Winton Festival of Speed 2014
  • The Tuft Eleven Diatribes

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LCV Elise Team race to 5th. place finish in P.I. 6 hour relay

See the details on Latest News page.

Simply Sports Cars Lotus only Track Day

After two hugely successful SSC LOTD at Wakefield Park the interstaters who wanted an event now have their dreams fulfilled.

Saturday,15th. November 2014 at Winton

The event will be the same format as previous days at Wakefield Park with race,sprint,drive  and ride categories.

Since Zagame are not having a Track Day this year,this event will be the only Lotus Only Track Day in Victoria.

Mark O’connor is organising the event,0418 349 178   If you are an aussieelises member there is currently a thread on the website.

Drive session  $280

Sprint session $295

Race session   $350

Ride session    $75

Further details : Go to www.simplysportscars.com

A social get-together is planned for Benalla on Friday evening. Bear in mind that Friday is always an open practice day at Winton so you can have two full days of motorsport. Plenty of accomodation in Benalla,Executive Hideaway recommended.

A website for SSC LOTD  will be up soon where you can get info and enter for the event.

 

 

Lotus & Clubman Notes Magazine – August 2014

Lotus & Clubman Notes Magazine – August 2014In this edition of the magazine we feature:

  • EMR and Sunshine Coast Hinterland Day Run
  • GOME 2014 – Madrid-Vila Real-Madrid
  • The Europa Mann
  • MSCA Phillip Island – July
  • “Get yourself a hobby”

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July COTM

Here is the reality of Motorsport,spotted at MSCA Sandown,22 June.  Alec & Cocky helping search for Rhett Parker’s oil leak. As usual minor leak means car on trailer for home and engine out to fix the leak. Who said life is easy ?

IMG_5905  pic by Kris Cook

We received this from Rhett…..

“As an update to the photo on the Club website, I can advise that thanks to the very generous hard work of the St.Kilda Crew (both present & past), my Elise is already back on the road. Obviously I am very indebted for their help, as without it the car may not have been running for sometime. The problem was a leaking rear main oil seal, which required removal of the gearbox and thankfully not the whole engine. Repair went reasonably well except for a hiccup with the pressure plates bolts. One bolt refused to be loosened, and eventually the head had to be cut off – turns out the bolt head had welded itself onto the pressure plate, as the bolt screwed out by hand after we removed the plate. Ah well, can’t expect everything to run smoothly or, more aptly – that’s motor racing.”

Lotus & Clubman Notes Magazine – July 2014

Lotus & Clubman Notes Magazine – July 2014 - Front CoverIn this edition of the magazine we feature:

  • June Club Night at the Dizane Collection
  • Maclean’s Bridge 2014
  • Lotus Club Queensland Woodford Run
  • Adventures from our Lotus Monaco Trip of a Lifetime
  • My Lotus Cars

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June COTM

The 2014 running of the famed Mille Miglia rally took place May 15-18 in Italy on the historic roads from Brescia, through Padova, Rome, Siena, Pisa and Bologna, before returning to cross the finish line in Brescia. A field of 435 historic automobiles built between 1927 and 1957 challenged each other and themselves in the modern revival that celebrates the “finest race in the world,” as Enzo Ferrari famously called it.

 

This pic of a ’57 Lotus Eleven Climax Le Mans taken by Julien Mahiels on 17th. May captures the spirit of the event for Lotus fans.

See more here:   http://www.sportscardigest.com/mille-miglia-2014-picture-gallery/?awt_l=8VE_Y&awt_m=JJYNG_G1Ues.C0

 

1957 Lotus Eleven Climax S2 Le Mans

Lotus & Clubman Notes Magazine – June 2014

Lotus & Clubman Notes Magazine – June 2014In this edition of the magazine we feature:

  • 2014 CSCA May Report
  • LCV Tour of Tasmania
  • Preston Peak Winery Tour
  • Why bother with Driver Training?
  • Australian owned Lotus 25 victorious at Monaco
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COTM May

This month we have something special. An image from the recent California Mille of Hank Mauel’s  ’62 Elite. Hank is a member of Golden Gate Lotus Club who have produced this short video,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=56MofAqKQSA

Follow this link to see how they promote their club,I think it’s inspirational,why didn’t we think of that ? Don’t we have a few IT savvy members who could do a short promotional vid,we certainly have the cars so just a case of bringing the two together eh ?

I like the pic as it’s evocative of the way we see ourselves enjoying our cars on the open road.

Hank Mauel is a well known luthier specialising in guitars in Auburn CA. He also owns a restored ’63 Lotus 7 America which is the green car with the yellow nose cone in the vid.

Hank Mauel's 1962 Lotus Elite.