The TLR was established in 1985 and several of the founding members remain within the club. Currently the club has just over 200 paid-up members, of which most are located in or near our Gauteng base, with others across South and Southern Africa and a few spread across Europe, Asia and North America.

The club is proud to host a vast array of original Lotus road and race cars, the earliest being a 1960 Lotus 18 Formula Junior racecar and carrying right on up to the modern Evora, and an even larger number of Lotus-inspired cars (particularly of the Lotus 7) owned, and often-built, by our members.

Some members in the club can trace their Lotus ownership days back to the 1960s, whilst for others their first Lotus may have only been on their driveway for months or even weeks!

At our core, we are a social club.

With that in mind, we have a monthly noggin (typically the second Saturday of each month and usually hosted at the Vintage and Veterans Car Club in Oaklands Johannesburg, Gauteng, a monthly Breakfast Run, two Long Distance Runs a year, and our MSA-registered race series the Lotus Challenge which has been exciting racers and motorsport fans alike since 1996.

Our annual Driver Training Day is a particular highlight of our annual calendar, and provides an opportunity for all members to enjoy the excitement and exhilaration of taking their cars on the race track, under the guidance of our Lotus Challenge race drivers.

Beyond the face-to-face, we have a very active set of discussion groups on WhatsApp, including a dedicated Technical help group, and also run a league of weekly PC-based Sim racing events.

As a service to our members, insurance valuations for Lotus and Lotus-type cars are also provided.

Please click the link below to download a copy of our constitution and rules.  Membership details can be found on our Contacts and Membership page.

TLR Constitution and Rules as at November 2022