By Des Hill.
Another great Lotus drive on the weekend organized by Colin McKay, with a nice leisurely start from the Bearded Dragon Hotel in Tamborine Village at 8:30am.
Not a bad turnout, ten or so cars, a few joined us along the way. Starting with a run up the north side of Tamborine we had a few cars held up behind some slower traffic but Colin grouped us all together before the drop down to Guanaba. Mystery road was a nice steep road straight down, a good test for some of the cars to see if the brakes still worked.
A few twists and turns later and we were in Maudsland heading on our way to Binna Burra for morning tea where a few near misses of some very slow cyclists meant we all made it through Beechmont without any new bonnet mascots.
Once everyone had their fill of cakes and coffee it was then onto the lunch destination near Mudgeeraba. Dropping back down the mountain we could pop around the corner to the lunch spot or take the long winding road back up over Springbrook. Well when you have a Lotus you always take the winding roads, so once we got around the back of Hinze Dam it was time for the ascent up the back of Springbrook.
We managed to get a nice BMW to lead us back down the mountain. Even though it was only a 3 Series it looked more like a mini bus or oversized SUV in front of Colin’s Elan.
Polly’s Country Kitchen, what a great picturesque destination for a delicious lunch. What a great way to spend a Sunday morning, Drive, eat, drive, eat, followed by another drive home. Well done Colin.