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Australia Day Picnic and Thong Throwing Competition – 26th January

Our first event for 2021 will be the Australia Day Picnic and Thong Throwing Competition on Tuesday 26th January.

This year the “thong” has been passed from Gary and Faye Brock to Des and Penny Chabrel, who will host the event at their property at Dorset Lane, Oakbank.

There are a few changes due to the COVID-19 requirements and the restrictions on the sharing of food and utensils, so please note the following:

  • There will be no cooking facilities, so this will be a BYO Picnic Lunch (Cold meat/Chicken and salad or similar)
  • Please bring a Sweets to share – we have one person serving these to prevent any sharing of food utensils, etc.
  • Please BYO Chairs, Drinks, Sunscreen, etc
  • There will a COVID-19 Contract Tracing check-in – either via the QR code or Manual sign-in.
  • Please maintain the usual social distancing and personal hygiene requirements.
  • Please do not attend if you are unwell or have any of the recognised symptoms.
  • Thank you for your support of these requirements to allow this event to proceed.

An important and enjoyable part of the day will be the Thong Throwing Competition, supporting the spirit of Australia Day. Several members have been practicing throughout the lockdown period so the competition should be strong.

Please RSVP to Des and Penny on 0457 206 946 – letting them know what sweets you will bring and for further directions, etc

Sprite Club Update – January 2021

Happy New Year to all of the Sprite Club Members!

The Sprite Club Committee has been busy behind the scenes putting together the 2021 Sprite Club Calendar. This is currently in draft form and we will be posting the final version soon.

While we hope that we will not have the COVID-19 issues that we faced during 2020, the Committee has put in place plans to reduce the risk to members and have planned events that will have a minimal impact if we need to go into lockdown for any reason.

We also ask that you abide by the various regulations that the Club has to meet when conducting events, contract tracing sign-ins, social distancing, personal hygiene, etc and not attending if you are unwell or have any of the recognised symptoms.

Here is a taste of the first couple of months – more details to follow:

  • January
  • 26th – Australia Day Picnic at the Chabrel’s
  • February
  • 1st – General Meeting
  • 6th – Ice Cream Run
  • 14th – Shannons British at The Bend
  • 21st – MSCA Presentation Day – Virgara Winery
  • 28th – MSCA Supersprint – Round 1 – The Bend West Circuit
  • Sprite Club Members Required for Flagging Duties

Your’s Spritely

Gordon Boyce – President and the Committee of the Sprite Club of SA

ABD Update

December 2020

Dear All British Day Entrant,
Since I last wrote to you back in September the ABD committee has been looking at ideas and options for celebrating our day and to fill the void left in the calendar by the postponement of the 2021 event. As COVID-19 is still very much with us, and we are still upholding our decision not to hold a physical event in 2021, you may wish to consider getting involved in one or both of the suggestions below.
Your Committee is already planning for the 2022 All British Day at Echunga along the lines of the Club-based picnic day event, and these suggestions are simply put forward as alternatives for 2021 until we resume our usual format.
We are grateful to Tony Heard, the SA Registrar of the Morgan Owners Club of Australia for his suggestion of a VIRTUAL ALL BRITISH DAY which celebrates the continuity of the event. The basic concept is that you, as British vehicle owners, take up to three photos of your pride and joy at your choice of location, with an option of penning up to 100 words and submitting them electronically to us by Friday 26 February.  The entries will be presented on our website and available for all to see and will be subject to judging in one of several categories.
We are aware that a couple of clubs with British marques are already planning a run to the hills on that day for a low-key morning tea or brunch event based on the ‘park, snack and chat’ model, to acknowledge the second Sunday in February as ‘ABD day’. If you or your club decides to follow suit then such an outing could provide the ideal photo opportunity, or perhaps you might prefer a specific backdrop, it is up to you.
Entrants will need to send us an email which includes the basic information according to the rules of entry, details and categories. The photos will be judged, and we will offer prizes. The premise of the virtual day is that every entrant will have at least one of their images included as part of the website gallery, not just randomly selected vehicles as is the usual procedure for the ABD. We are not charging any fees and being totally electronic we feel it is a safe option. To the best of my knowledge this has not been tried before but we are keen to give it a go. Prizes will be in 6 categories for vehicles and 6 categories for bikes. Winners will be notified by 28 March.
 
If you are you are looking for something different, and more dynamic, there is another option available to you, which I would like to acknowledge our committee member, Paul Venables, for steering this option. ‘The Bend’ Motorsport Park at Tailem Bend is hosting an event called “British at the Bend” on 14 February. This is an event that will be sympathetic to British vehicles and bikes. The Bend have the appropriate Covid Management plan to allow cars and bikes to be put on display and allow public access in accordance with the current health regulations. Indoor dining or even overnight accommodation are options you may also wish to explore. The Bend organizers will make it possible for cars and bikes to do cruise laps and other track options are also possible.  Even if you do not have a track-type vehicle you might like to take a run through the hills ending up at Tailem Bend and have a look around at the complex!
For more information contact enquiries@thebend.com.au or visit thebend.com.au
You may even elect to take part in both opportunities and give your car/bike a good run and take photos.
Please keep an eye on our website for new information on both of these great opportunities and stay safe! We fully expect that our postponement of the 2021 Club picnic event is a one-off, and that we will be back at Echunga with a bigger and better All British Day in February 2022.
 
Kind Regards
Jamie Sandford -Morgan  
President All British Day

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Happy New Year To All!

Wishing all of our Members a Happy New Year! We hope you all had a great festive season and celebrated with family, friends and your Sprite or Midget!

Hope you had the opportunity to do a few odd jobs on the vehicle, or even better enjoyed a nice Summer cruise in the Spridget.

Just a quick reminder to those with Club Registered vehicles that you Club Membership expired on the 31st December, so if you have not renewed your Membership by now your Club Registered vehicle is Unregistered.

You will need to pay your subs as soon as possible and have either Don or Gordon sign, stamp and update your log book so you can legally drive your car.

All details can be found in either previous posts or on the Sprite Club web site.

Merry Christmas To All

Enough has been said about 2020 and the different year we have all had.

Both the Sprite Club Committee and I would like to thank all of the Members for their support of the every changing environment that we have been through for the past year.

The Committee will be meeting in early 2021 to plan the Calendar for the coming year. A number of events are starting to take shape with other organisations (Virtual All British Day, British at the Bend, Cavalcade of Classics, etc). We will post this information in the New Year.

One important Sprite Club event is in the early planning – the Australia Day BBQ. Previously held at Gary and Faye Brock’s, the “thong” has been handed to Des and Penny Chabrel to host the event for 2021.

Our special thanks to Gary and Faye for hosting this special event for a number of years – and also to the Chabrel’s for taking up the event.

More info to follow in the new year, but the format will remain as previously (subject to any COVID-19 restrictions), BYO BBQ, salad and sweets and the all-important Thong Throwing Competition.

I would like to take this time to wish all of the Sprite Club members a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Safe New Year!

Yours Spritely

Gordon Boyce – President and the Committee – Sprite Club of SA

PS: I have just been on the phone to Des Chabrel who will be spending Christmas in hospital this year – our thoughts are with you Des and Penny.

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