All posts by Chris Brine

For Sale – Mk 2 Sprite

It is with great sadness that I am looking at putting my sprite up for sale due to needing something more practical and family friendly.

It is likely better know at Pat K’s old Sprite and is a 63 Mk2 (Not a 2a which Pat thought was relevant?). Running really well, serviced/tuned every 6 months.

Has had some cosmetic work over the last couple of years such as a pain touch up, new badges and dash repair.

Pat mentioned to put it out to the club for their interest prior to car sales I’m assuming to try and keep it within the club? As there is another vehicle that I am hoping to secure pending the sale of the sprite I will need to get it up on car sales by Thursday at the latest so if it is possible to get it sent out to the club ASAP I can hold off until say Wednesday before looking at putting it on car sales.

Price: $10,500

Sports Car Cruise – Wrap

Despite threatening clouds 17 cars turned up for the final sports car cruise of the season. Unfortunately the convoy became scattered leaving the car park but everyone enjoyed a drive in the hills. Most appealing car trophy Garry Beaton’s tricked up BMW best patina, Gerard‘s Plymouth spl and much to his surprise Chris Mignone, Datsun coupe the youth appeal award. great to see strong support from Sprite and MX5 clubs also young people navigating. My niece Kelly Scott enjoyed co-piloting the Plymouth. Big thank you to all who attended.

Sports Car Cruise – REMINDER

Don’t forget Classic Sports car cruise this Saturday starting and finishing at K mart shopping centre on Glynburn rd Firle. Gathering from 4:30 pm for a 5:10 pm start. Duration of the run approximately 1 hour. Drivers with a spare seat may like to offer sedan drivers a ride. Route maps will be available on the afternoon. All Sprite club members and their families please let me know their choice of 1 the most appealing car and the car with the best patina straight after the run finishes. Any enquiries ph O4212897O6

Classic and vintage mclaren vale

If you’re not in the parade, you can still meet us at Paxtons

  • THE EASY CLUB from Willunga bringing their Smooth Sounds with a Rock & Roll Heart to entertain us all afternoon.
  • THE YIROS SHACK feeding us with delicious, healthy Greek style Chicken, Lamb, Combination & Vegetarian Yiros – served with salad in a pita style wrap or in a bowl., complemented with a variety of sauces.
  • DAL MARE COFFEE, a local McLaren Vale coffee caravan – you may have seen on the side of Victor Harbour Road – serving coffees throughout the afternoon.

At our Cellar Door we will have our PAXTON WINES available by the bottle or the glass, local beers, ciders, soft drinks and fruit juices to purchase along with a selection of local cheeses, almonds, antipasto meats & McLaren Vale olives to build your own platter.  Also Paxton Picnic Plumm stemless wine glasses to buy for $10.00 if you forget yours.

Oh, and to make the day even more fun we are going with the Vintage! Glamorous! Gatsby! Roaring Twenties 20s! Theme… so grab the gloves, feather boa, headbands or for the men the dress shirts, hats and suspenders and join us in dressing up in Glamorous 1920s style.

Please note that this event is strictly NO BYO Alcohol.

We will see you on Sunday!

Tech Night Friday – Manifold Needed

Please can I borrow a “straight style” Weber manifold to suit a Sprite or Mini to use for flow bench testing at the Tech Night this Friday night. (see sample photo)
Only need to borrow as a comparison between the curved and straight manifold.
Only need the manifold
Let me know if you can assist
Regards Gordon Boyce
O417 897 9O5

General Meeting at SCCSA

Sporting Car Club

1 April – General Meeting – Stars and Their Cars – 7.00pm for 7.30pm Start of Meeting.

Sporting Car Club Clubrooms, 51 King William Road, Unley.

Please note a different venue and the earlier start time for this special Meeting Night.

We will have member’s cars on stage and have a Q & A with the owners.

Join us an interesting night of Spridgets, enjoy a drink at the bar and some pizza and there will be door prizes and giveaways throughout the night.

And a reminder about the Tech Night Friday – 29 March – Technical and Dyno Night – TAFESA Automotive Regency Campus – 6.00pm – 9.00pm  See more info here

Mid week Meander

3 April – Mid-Week Meander – Southern Run – Departing at 10.00am – BYO Morning Tea.

Russell and Judy Schmarr have organised this Mid-Week Meander heading South.

Meet at Mitcham Reserve Car Park off Old Belair Road for a 10.00am departure.

As usual the run will cover some interesting roads south of Adelaide, ending up for lunch at a convenient venue. This will be close enough for a short run home after lunch.

For catering purposes please let Russell and Judy know you are coming – Phone O4O3 151 715

Sports car cruise


For our last cruise of the season we are doing things a little bit different in that the start and finish will be in the same place. The reason being that it may be possible for those driving a non sports vehicle to hitch a more exciting  ride. No logistics required. As usual this is a most informal short sharp and shiny cruise, we welcome anyone driving a sports car to join us. No club memberships are required.

1: To make best use of the day light we will gather at 4:30 pm for a  chat and checkout session  at the K mart shopping center on Glynburn rd Firle. Departing at 5:10 pm onto Glynburn rd in a southerly direction.

2: Turn right (west) onto Norwood Parade.

3: Turn left (south ) onto Portrush rd follow through to the south eastern freeway. Leading cars back off a bit so everyone can bunch up on the first part of the freeway.

4 :Follow the freeway through the Heysen tunnel ( An acoustic experiment!!!. the sound of lots of sports cars going through here. )  

5: Turn off at  Crafers  ie. Mt lofty summit rd etc do not go up this road.

6 :Drive on to  Piccadilly rd just a few hundred meters. and turn left. 

7 :Follow nice and wining Piccadilly rd to Greenhill Rd.

8: Turn left (west) onto  even more winding Greenhill rd all the way back to suburbia.

 9: Turn Right (north) onto Glynburn rd and drive back to K mart where there will be a short presentation. 

The sprite club reminds everyone that they are responsible for the roadworthiness of their vehicles and behavior behind the wheel.

Route maps will be available on the evening.

Weather, I doubt too hot will be a problem, however if the bureau predicts more than 5mm of rain on the evening the cruise will be postponed .  

For further info Contact Pat Miller at mob 0421289706

Please forward this information to anyone you feel might be interested.