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Entries Open 2021 B2B

Registrations for the 2021 Bay to Birdwood, one of the world’s great historic motoring events, are now open. Click on the link below to register your vehicle and be one of the participants on Sunday 26 September

“The Bay to Birdwood’s new shape – celebrating all eras of historic motoring – was successfully ‘road-tested’ last year and this will be the new look for the Bay to Birdwood from hereon in,” said the Bay to Birdwood Chair, Michael Neale. “It is an iconic event, part of the fabric of the nation and we are really proud to present it here in South Australia every year.”

This year’s event will follow in the footsteps of 2020’s with a COVID-safe environment to keep all participants and spectators safe. It will again be a showcase of motoring history, with vehicles from all decades – antique, veteran, vintage and post war/early classic, classic, post classic and modern up to 31 December 1991. Due to current regulations, participation is restricted to 1400 vehicles (this may change as the event gets closer).Register online ASAP as places will fill fast.

Over Covid – 14 March – Lenswood Oval

Club member Garry Beaton has been instrumental in organising a fund-raising events for the Adelaide Hills communities

The Sprite Club has been invited to participate this event, we’d like to see as many cars as we can get up to the Lenswood oval

Garry provided the following information for club members…

posters for for the Sunday 14-3-2021 display as mentioned as many Sprite, Clubmans or any classic vehicle will be mos welcome  NO admission charge for the cars and their passengers,  we would like all vehicles there between 10 -11am and they can leave between the band changes aprox 1.5 hrs advise if any further info required we need to have an idea of attendee numbers for  covid marshalls and also advise all car owners to have their log books as we have police on site.

Please advise of attendance at either tonight’s General Meeting of be replying to this email,


General Meeting Monday 1 March

Don’t forget there is a General Meeting at the Fullarton Park Centre, 411 Fullarton Rd, Fullarton, from 7:30 for *pm start. Covid safe plans in place

All Historic at Mallala, 17th & 18th April

Hi Folks….please find attached our invite to your club to attend our event in April. I realise that this is fairly short notice however please consider joining us….it’s a great family day.Entries are now open on the SCC website.For further info please call me on 0408 277380….show and shine is specifically for cars however we will have display areas for bikes as well.Kind RegardsGraham Boulter(Chairman of Historic Racing Register of the Sporting Car Club of SA.)

McLaren Vale Vintage and Classic 18th April entries close 26 October

Wanted to Buy


I am a genuine buyer looking for a AH Sprite Mk1 (Bugeye).

I’m after a turnkey car in reasonable condition – just hop in and cruise with the Sprite Club, Coffee ‘n’ Chrome or even drive to work.

Ideally I would like a South Australian car, but an interstate purchase could be an option.

Please contact me on 0418815196 or

Thanks in advance.


Flaggies – The Bend

Message received by Pat Miller, and will be benefit to club members who have volunteered to flag on the weekend.

If there are any other club members who would like to join them it is not too late. Just contact Murray Stephenson email address included.

Greetings All,

Thank you for volunteering to help as a flaggy at the Super Sprint on Sunday 28 February at The Bend West circuit. The event would not happen without you.

Thank you to Alfa Romeo, MX-5, Sprite, BMW, Nissan Datsun and MG Car Clubs.

Could you please respond to let me know this has been received so I can follow up any that go missing.

As part of our COVID compliance measures there will be no face to face briefings for officials.

Attached are the flaggies briefing notes which I ask that you read before the event. There may still be some briefing over the radio once you are in position.

Also attached is The Bend waiver which you need to print, sign and have witnessed. Then bring it on Sunday and hand it in at the gate. 

Please bring both documents with you.

You will need to pick up a radio and safety vest in garage 1 on Sunday morning. Garage 1 is at the North end of the main building.

Please find attached a list of volunteers for Sunday with your allocation listed in the Comments column.

If you have any issues please let me know. 

If for any reason you are unable to come on the day, or think beforehand that you may not make it, it is vital that you notify your club delegate and me immediately. Under COVID restrictions we have only signed up the minimum numbers so any withdrawals will be an issue.

Bring the usual things for flagging, chair, coat, hat, drinks, snacks, sunscreen?, etc. There will be sanitizer and wipes on site.

You will receive lunch as usual which will be served in garage 1 near form up. 

The gates will open at 0730 and close at 0900. Please report to garage 1 by 0815 ready to pick up your radio, vest and go. You can take a car to all points via “the moat” which is a dirt track outside the main concrete wall. Turns 1 to 6 travel clockwise (north) and 7 to 12 anti clockwise (south). Note that all flag bunkers are on the outside of the track, just some turn numbers are shown on the infield.


Murray Stephenson

Secretary, MSCA

Mobile: 0419 565 970


Classic Sports Car Cruise.

Date   Saturday March 6th.

Time   4:30 pm for chat and checkout for a 5:00 pm departure. Sunset on the day is 7.46 pm

Start     Windy point car park upper level.


Drive down Belaiir Road.

Turn left onto Springbank Road.

Turn left onto Goodwood Road. Centennial Pk cemetery on your right.

Follow on to Fiveash Drive continue on Ayliffes Road. Parklands on your left. A good area to bunch up a little.

Carefully follow the signs to get onto the new southern expressway. If we miss here we may be lost in the labyrinth and never be seen again.

Follow the expressway for approximately 15 km. Vere left for the turnoff onto Beach road.

Turn right and head west onto Beach Road over the bridge.

Drive along Beach road for 1.3 Km cross over Dyson Road.

Proceed a further 0.5 Km along Beach Road and pull into Woolworths car park.

There will be a short presentation for the most appealing car and the car with the best patina as decided by our somewhat fickle judging panel.

People wishing to make an evening of it may wish to visit many of the eating places available in the Port Noarlunga area. Unfortunately, none of them have parking space for large numbers of cars in one area. I am reliably informed the Port Noarlunga fish shop is a good place to eat.

As usual all drivers are responsible for the roadworthiness of their cars and adherence to the rules of the road.

We welcome any and all sports cars. clubmans and specials to join us on the drive.

No club memberships are required.

Any further info Ph Pat Miller 0421289706 email

Ken’s article for North Norfolk Classic Vehicle Club

I have attached an article I was asked to write it by the editor of the “North Norfolk Classic Vehicle Club” in the county of Norfolk,England.

A friend of mine called Bob who lives in Norfolk mentioned to him that he had a friend in Australia who was involved in classic cars.

Editors being editors he thought this could be an opportunity to get a story for his magazine! Bob asked me if I was interested. I thought it might be an interesting thing to do so I agreed to do it.

The article features classic cars I have owned over the years, not everyday family cars. 

I thought it might be suitable to put on the website or email to club members. 

Let me know what you think,

Cheers, Ken.


Flaggies Required – Sprints – The Bend

A good opportunity to check out THE BEND at close quarters. Traditionally the sprite club has helped with flagging at the first meeting of the year usually Mallala this year the meeting will be on the exciting West circuit at THE BEND. Even if you have never flagged before do not be scared to have a go. Any questions Pat Miller 0421289706.

From the MSCA.

Round 1 Super Sprint is scheduled at The Bend on the west circuit on Sunday 28 February.

Nominally the duty flagging clubs are MG, Fiat Lancia, Nissan Datsun and Sprite but they will need input from other clubs.

We will be using nine flag points which requires eighteen volunteers.

COVID requirements continue to apply so I will need to confirm the volunteers before the event and have a list of names, phone and email addresses.

Please ask your clubs for volunteers and send me names and contact details before 21 February. Assuming we have a surplus, I will then confirm the final list.

It would help if they nominate their preferred team mate as well.

Murray Stephenson

Secretary, MSCA

Mobile: 0419 565 970