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MSCA Presentation Day

24 February – MSCA Trophy Presentation Day – Virgara Wines – 143 Heaslip Road, Angle Vale – 11.00am

Everyone is invited to the MSCA Presentation Day for the 2018 class awards along with the many other trophies up for grabs! There is also a trophy for the best Club Display. Bring with you, your family, your cars and a picnic lunch. As we are being hosted by Virgara Winery, Heaslip Road, Angle Vale there is the opportunity to purchase some of their wonderful wines and food! 

Assemble from 11.00am, Judging Display – 1:00pm, Presentation of Trophies – 2:00pm

All British Day 2019

The All British Day had an early start for a couple of us taking two cars to celebrate British Racing Heritage at this year’s event.

The Sprite club managed to get 16 club cars on display, including 14 sprites and two associated vehicles all managed to find their way to the Echunga ovals.

This year was a celebration of the long British motorsport history. The Sporting Car Club managed to have a great display of cars with long racing pedigrees on display to celebrate their 85thbirthday.

As usual there was a great turn up of all British marques with full credit to the ABD committee, with nearly 900 vehicles on site to look at there was certainly a rich and diverse range.  The Vauxhall hearse was the highlight of the day for me 😉

Again there was a very convivial atmosphere and we were lucky enough to have a marquee directly opposite the club display this year.  As usual there were many warm and much welcomed comments on the quality of our display vehicles.  Providing many memories for the patrons, it always surprises me just how may people have a story of a Spridget in their lives.

All in all great day was had by all, the weather was very kind this year and without any club cars misbehaving we’ll be back next year to do it all again.

Sports car cruise

A friendly reminder to Sprite club members Our Classic sports car cruise is on this coming Saturday evening 16 Feb.  Starts at the Adelaide clipper site at Port Adelaide 6:30 for a 7:00departure to Windy Point. Route maps available  at departure site. Please try to recruit a young person to accompany you as there will be a trophy for the car with youth appeal selected by said young people. Also please contact me on arrival at windy point with your selection of most appealing car and, car with the best patina (ie used and loved appearance).

Pat Miller

Bugeye Burble

Sprite Club Coming Events for February 2019.

Year Calendar Available Here

Burble Available Here

Keep an eye on the Sprite Club Web Site and Facebook page for more interesting events …………………….

4 February – General Meeting – Meeting starts at 8.00pm.

Fullarton Park Community Centre, 411 Fullarton Road, Fullarton Park.

10 February – 35th All British Day – Echunga Oval – 9.00am – 3.00pm

The annual All British Day is a chance to display our Members car and view over 750 British vehicles, plus British Racing Heritage vehicles as the main display.

If you have entered entry to the ovals is from 9.00am. The display will be between 10.30am and 3.00pm.  Public Entry is $8.00 Adult, $4.50 Children – Parking Available – Catering, Displays and Trade Stalls available. 

Find map of the ovals here

16 February – Sprite Club Classic Sports Car Cruise – Meet 6.30pm, Depart 7.00pm

The first cruise for 2019 should be a great event. Meet at 6.30pm at the City of Adelaide Clipper Ship carpark, McLaren Parade, Port Adelaide. The Run will depart at 7.00pm.The run will head up Port Road, bypassing the City and ending at Windy Point to capture the sunset.

One of the purposes of these cruising events is to promote interest in our cars a special feature of this event is that if possible drivers recruit a junior person to accompany them e.g.: Children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, etc.

24 February – MSCA Trophy Presentation Day – Virgara Wines – 143 Heaslip Road, Angle Vale – 11.00am

Everyone is invited to the MSCA Presentation Day for the 2018 class awards along with the many other trophies up for grabs! Bring with you, your family, your cars and a picnic lunch. As we are being hosted by Virgara Winery, Heaslip Road, Angle Vale there is the opportunity to purchase some of their wonderful wines and food! 

Assemble from 11.00am, Judging Display – 1:00pm, Presentation of Trophies – 2:00pm

4 March – General Meeting – Meeting starts at 8.00pm.

Fullarton Park Community Centre, 411 Fullarton Road, Fullarton Park.

17 March – MSCA Mallala Super Sprint – Round 1 – Mallala Motorsport Park

The Sprite Club have been rostered for flagging duties at this Round so please come along and get yourself trackside to see some motorsport action up close.Officials briefing at 8.30am. You will be supplied lunch and basic training, also you will have an opportunity to have a few parade laps at the lunchtime break.Please support our competing Sprite and Clubman driving members as they compete.On track action from 10.00am

General Meeting – Meeting starts at 8.00pm. 4 February

Fullarton Park Community Centre, 411 Fullarton Road, Fullarton Park.

Welcome to the first General Meeting for 2019 and a chance to catch up with members, check out the library, buy some Club merchandise and find out the latest information from the Club. 

The Committee has been hard at work and will release the 2019 Calendar, with a range of interesting events planned throughout the year.

 Club Registration owners please note that your rego expired on the 31 December if you are not financial, therefore your vehicle is unregistered if you have driven it over the New Year break!

So please bring your Log Books, Rego Papers, $5.00 for a new Log Book and Membership Form and Fees.


classic sports car cruise February 16

The first Sprite Club of South Australia classic sports car cruise for 2019 will be run on the evening of Saturday February 16th. As usual this is a low key informal short sharp and hopefully not too hot opportunity to display our  cars.

Gathering point this time will be the car park area next to the Adelaide historic ship in Port Adelaide. Entry off  Mclaren parade. Arrive at 6:30pm for a 7:00 pm departure. As usual we would like to be joined by any interested  sports car, clubman, etc drivers. We are not  fussy about what constitutes a classic sports car. Participants do not need to be members of car clubs. The run will be of approximately 1 hour duration. Sun is scheduled to dip into the gulf of St Vincent at 8:09 on this day. The route should minimize sunglare and be reasonably user friendly on older cooling systems.

One of the purposes of these cruising events is to promote interest in our cars a special feature of this event is that if possible drivers recruit a junior person to accompany them ie. children grand children nieces nephews etc. We will be asking the kids for their vote of favorite participating car with a  trophy going to the   car with the most votes. 

          Route maps will be available at the departure point.

          Depart the car park via Mclaren Pd.

          Left turn onto commercial rd following into Port rd towards the city.

          Veer right onto West Trc. Follow through to Goodwood rd. 

          Follow Goodwood road to Panorama.

          Turn left onto Springbank rd, cross over railway bridge.

         Turn right onto Belair rd follow road up to Windy Point car park where we should just be in time to catch the sunset.

          There will be a short presentation at Windy point. 

If the bureau predicts a day temperature above 38 deg or heavy rain the Cruise will be postponed. 

As would be expected everyone joining us take part entirely at their own risk and are responsible for the roadworthiness of their vehicle.             

Further info on the evening contact Pat Miller 0421 289 706 email nanmiller@adam.com.au.

Please pass this info onto anyone you think might enjoy participating. 

Would all Sprite Club members please contact me on arrival at windy point with their selection of the most appealing car and the car with the best patina (ie although used the car is loved).