2-4 Oct 2020
2020 GRAND TOUR
2nd – 4th October 2020
The annual LCQ 3 day long run is on again!
Celebrate the lockdown easing with good company and food, beautiful scenery, historic townships and, best of all, GREAT LOTUS ROADS.
Day 1 – Beerwah – Mary Valley – Gympie – Maryborough
Day 2 – Maryborough – Goomeri – Moffatdale Ridge – Kingaroy
Day 3 – Kingaroy – Home via a really nice pie shop at Blackbutt and coffee shops at Moore.
Off the highways as much as possible with lots of open touring and twisty bits. All bitumen. Something for everyone. All OK for my Europa so they will be good for your cars.
WHAT YOU NEED TO DO:
There is a limit of 20 cars. Places will go quickly and bookings will need to be made with final numbers very shortly.
Anyone who wants to come must email Ken Philp supplying the names of who is coming, contact phone numbers and car by no later than 15 July. It’s first in best dressed so don’t miss out on this great event.
As before, all starters will need to pay a deposit against accommodation and some of the food venues with full payment well before the event. More details will follow once we have the numbers.
LOTUS 2021 TASMANIA
The next biennial event is being hosted by CLA NSW and will be run February 2021 in Tasmania.
Currently, the event will look like this:
We will catch the Spirit of Tasmania from Melbourne on the evening of Saturday 20th February 2021.
We will catch the return ferry on the evening of Saturday 27th February 2021.
Accomodation and some but not all meals will be pre-booked, giving flexibility to everyone to group up as they wish for lunch and dinner most days,
The broad itinerary is:
Sunday 21st February – Arrive Devonport, drive through to Hobart
Monday 22nd – Wednesday 23rd February – Based in Hobart, with day trips to e.g. Bruny Island, Coal Valley Wineries, RIchmond, Wineglass Bay etc
Wednesday 23rd – Friday 25th February – Based on the west coast (probably a night in Strahan and a night near Cradle Mountain)
Friday 25th February – Last night in Launceston, with day trips to the north east, east or just chlling around Launceston
A comprehensive road book with suggested routes, things to see and do, timings etc will be developed to allow everyone to decide how they would like to spend their days.
There will not be a track event, and therefore no need to bring helmets suits etc.
Pricing is still being nailed down, but indicatively it likely to be in the order of $1-2k per person for the ferry, accomodation and one or two dinners. On top of that you will need to budget for fuel, costs to get to and from Melbourne, and other meals not included.
If you would like to be kept informed as we progress planning, please drop a line to Anne at the email below.
Cars & Coffee
1st Saturday of every month – Turbo Drive, Coorparoo
3rd Saturday of every month – Taigum Square, 217 Beams Rd, Taigum