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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.

 

Lotus & Clubman Notes Magazine – May 2014

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

  • Mid-week run to Tolmie
  • Wandering the Wineries
  • EMR to Malmsbury
  • Simply Sports Cars Lotus on Track Day (LOTD)
  • S2 Exige on steroids!
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Lotus 2015 launch

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COTM April

Lotus 11 GT Breadvan…………seen at recent Goodwood Member’s Meeting,Moss Trophy race

Many open sportscars were fitted with closed cockpits to compete in the GT Class with some amusing results and this has to typify the horrendously ugly ones. I’m reminded of Keith Berryman’s D type Jaguar which was similarly cobbled up for GT competition. Keith still retains the roof,now thankfully separated from the gloriously restored car,the only genuine D type in Australia.

1964 Lotus 11 GT Breadvan  photo by Tim Scott

 

Lotus & Clubman Notes Magazine – April 2014

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

  • Lotus at the Australian Grand Prix
  • Quokka Talk
  • Top Gear Festival
  • Phillip Island Classic 2014
  • Mike Kimberly and the ‘Other’ Bond car
  • MGCC Mt Cotton Hillclimb
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