July 4th General Meeting – A Spritely Adventure

4th July – General Meeting – 8.00pm – Fullarton Park Community Centre, 411 Fullarton Road

At the next General Meeting we will be joined by Special Guests Ian and Wendy Gibbs from the NSW Sprite Club of Australia.

Ian and Wendy are currently on “A Spritely Adventure”, circumnavigating our wide brown land in their 1964 Austin Healey Sprite (Esme) towing a specially built camping trailer (Shirley).

Leaving Grafton on the 1st April they have heading in an anti-clockwise direction across the top of Australia and down the WA Coast. They are currently on the journey across the bottom of the continent heading for Victoria and the run up the East Coast.

Ian and Wendy will have a talk about their adventures so far, places they have been and hopefully Esme and Shirley will be there as well.

You can follow their journey with a daily update at:

https://www.facebook.com/SpritelyAdventure

Please come along and hear about this amazing journey and the joys of touring the country in a Sprite! Looking forward to seeing you there.

Classic Sports Car Cruise – Monte Carlo Pancake Run SATURDAY 25Th JUNE   

                                     Starting at various sites around the city – north, south, east and west we will all end up at Marque Restorations, Goodall Avenue, Kilkenny for a Pancake afternoon tea and tour of the facilities and workshop.

                                     The meeting venues are listed below – Meet at 1.00pm for a 1.30pmdeparture

                                     1. K Mart Car Park, Glynburn Road, Firle – North Eastern corner.

                                     2. Marion Shopping Centre, Diagonal Road, Marion – Just north of Diagonal Road exit. 

                                     3. Tea Tree Plaza next to MacDonalds.

                                     4. Semaphore Foreshore Car Park – North of Noonies Kiosk – enter via roundabout.

                                              If you are the only car at a departure point at departure time do not wait to leave for Marque Restorations at the prescribed time – or you can head straight to the finish venue.

                                     The Sprite Club will be providing pancakes with toppings, lemon, jams, etc.

                                     Please bring your own upmarket drinks, cups, and chairs. The urn will be on tea and coffee available.

                                   Don’t want to get the sprite all muddy, when the weather forecast is cold and raining. Just roll up in  the road car and spend a pleasant while feeding on freshly made pancakes while surrounded by exotic cars and good company   

                                     For catering reasons please contact Pat Miller 0421289706 email, nanmiller@adam.com.au We just need an idea of attendance last minute changes will not cause a problem.

Monte Carlo Pancake Run

After the success of the last run of this style to visit Marque Restorations were doing it again…

25th June  Classic Sports Car Cruise – Monte Carlo Pancake Run to Marque Restorations – 1.00pm

Saturday Starting at various sites around the city – North, South, East and West we will all end up at Marque Restorations, Goodall Avenue, Kilkenny for a Pancake afternoon tea and tour of the facilities and workshop.

The meeting venues are listed below – Meet at 1.00pm for a 1.30pm departure

1. K Mart Car Park, Glynburn Road, Firle – North Eastern corner.

2. Marion Shopping Centre, Diagonal Road, Marion – Just north of Diagonal Road exit. 

3. Tea Tree Plaza next to MacDonalds.

4. Semaphore Foreshore Car Park – North of Noonies Kiosk – enter via roundabout.

If you are the only car at a departure point at departure time do not wait to leave for Marque Restorations at the prescribed time – or you can head straight to the finish venue.

The Sprite Club will be providing pancakes with toppings, lemon, jams, etc.

Please bring your own drinks, cups, and chairs.

For catering reasons please contact Pat Miller 0421289706 email, nanmiller@adam.com.au

Flaggies required

The MSCA is looking for flag marshals for the Supersprint meeting at the Bend Raceway on June 19th. Volunteers would need to be at the track 8:30ish Competition will commence at 9:45 and finish at 4:30. There will be a lunch break with lunch provided along with being able to participate in a parade lap or two of the track. If you are able to assist please contact Pat Miller 0421289706nanmiller@adam.com.au or contact the MSCA directly sec@msca.com

Mid Week Meander – aka The Autumn Run

by Shirley Schubert

A super-sized group of 18 vehicles and 28 people took part in the run from Balhannah to Mannum in glorious autumn weather on Wednesday 18 May. 

Russell’s radar was spot on – perfect weather and perfect conditions on the roads.

The convoy left the Balhannah Oval at 10 am and had our first spot of excitement as we approached a railway crossing blocked by a stationary train of interminable length, only to find that Russell’s map directed us to turn right and avoid the holdup. On we went, via Nitschke Road and Blakiston Road to the Old Princes Highway. This long stretch on a good road let the navigator have a nap while the driver could see the convoy uninterrupted by other traffic.

A wee stop at the Monarto Sporting Complex gave us a chance to chat before the next 20 mile(32 km) stage through various roads to our morning tea destination at the Mypolonga Community Cafe. A great spot to sit and savour coffee and cake in sunshine with a view of the river.

It was hard to rally the troops but once we started the engines and drove out of town we could see “ the vision splendid of the sunlit plains extended” as we rounded the bends on Heinrich Road to Zadow Road.

The traffic picked up a bit on Mannum Road which meant a couple of cars missed the turnoff to Belvedere Road but they were able to catch up easily when we all arrived at the Mannum Community Club.

Our tables were organised with a view of the river and we all enjoyed lunch and a drink and especially the camaraderie and comfort. Special thanks to Russell and Judy for researching and planning such a successful run.

A good day was had by all!

Mid-Week Meander – Eastern Encircle

Wednesday 18th May – Meet 9.30am for 10.00pm departure

Russell and Judy Schmarr have planned another run for this month’s Mid-Week Meander.

Meet 9.30 am at the Main Oval Gates, Onkaparinga Valley Road, Balhannah for a 10.00 am departure.

This time the route will be in an Easterly direction and touring some well and not so well used roads on the Eastern side of the ranges.

This Meander will finish as usual for a delicious Sprite Club lunch.

BYO morning tea/coffee, etc

Please let Russell and Judy know if you are attending for catering purposes – 0403 151 715

Catering for Austin Healey Sprite and MG Midget Enthusiasts