All posts by Chris Brine

Sports Car Cruise – Update!

Unfortunately I will be unable to organise a sports car cruise on Oct 16 th as had been planned. Please cross this one off your calendar.  However there will be a cruise with a few variations on SUNDAY Nov 14th. This time we will endeavour to incorporate aspects of cruising with our missed display day and a morning tea.

In an effort to make the day as easy as possible for everyone to join in there will be 4 starting points and one finishing point, that being the Semaphore beach car park, second entrance north of Fort Granville. (Don’t get collected by the little steam train ) In order to secure a reasonably compact  gathering of cars we will need to arrive at Semaphore around 9:30 /10:00am.

It is envisaged that club members will meet at the following 4 locations and travel in convoy to Semaphore arriving pretty much at the same time.

1 For eastern suburbs residences, Firle shopping centre north eastern corner adjacent to Glynburn Rd. Distance to destination 24km est travel time 43 min depart Firle at 9:0 am.

2 Northern suburbs residents, Elizabeth shopping centre car park near the Phillip Hwy exit. Distance to destination 26.5 km. est travel time 42 min depart Elizabeth at 9:0 am. 

3 Southern suburbs residents. Marion shopping centre car park just north of diagonal rd exit 300m north of diagonal rd Sturt rd intersection. Distance to destination 22 km. est travel time 40 min depart 9:05 AM.

4 North east residents. Tea Tree Plaza car park just outside McDonalds parking area Distance to destination 21.7 km. est travel time 45 min. depart 8;45 I would like this group, including yours truly, to arrive at Semaphore early to help set up BBQ etc. 

It is possible you may be the only car at any of these departure points so don’t wait past the departure time.

5 People living in the Semaphore area may wish to drive direct to the car park.

We will be looking for departure point leaders just to make sure everyone leaves on time.

To incorporate morning tea at Semaphore we would ask everyone to bring what ever they would like to drink with them including cups. There is a café in the car park (Noonies) who do make a very nice coffee.

The plan is to have a couple of BBQ hot plates on hand and mass produce enough pancakes to feed everyone along with a range of pancake spreads ie jam honey etc. 

As with all sports car cruises there will be a trophy for the most appealing car and the car with the best patina as decided by an elite panel of discerning judges.

It may be wise to bring a chair or a rug and even a sun shade, sun screen,  if needed.

While you may not have a sprite ( yours is not running) or another special interest car to bring to the show please come anyway and enjoy the morning. 

For catering reasons please do your best to let me know if you are coming and how many people will be with you .

Pat Miller 0421289706 . 82511174  email,

MSCA SA – October Meeting at the Bend

The MSCA super sprint to be held on October 31 at The Bend east circuit will require more flaggies than are required for Mallala. If you could help out on the day would you please notify MSCA secretary Murray Stephenson email It is a good opportunity to get close to the action and your help will be very much appreciated.

The final  Super Sprint meeting for 2021 will be at Mallala on SATURDAY Nov 27.

Any questions re the above please phone Pat Miller 0421289706 or email

Annual Dinner Info – Dietary REQUIREMENTS

Please find below the banquet menu for Saturdays nights Annual Dinner.

Please have a look at the menu, mostly gluten free but if you have other dietary requirements can you please let me know ASAP 0419802163

Also there will be a limited amount of sponsored wine and soft drinks available on the night. When they run out there will be a system in place to purchase any extra at your own expense.

Please do not arrive before 6:30, 41 George Street, Parkside 5063, due to covid restrictions and BYO mask for moving around the venue when not seated.


Mallala 60th Anniversary

Anyone interested in entering the Mallala 60th anniversary 2 day meeting will need to get their entry in quickly. At the time of writing there are only 43 starts available and that is for Saturday Aug 28 only. Entry is via the Mallala website. Entry fee is discounted to MSCA members by quoting  MSCA60TH on the promo code in the entry form. I have looked for sup regs I believe they are not yet released.


Pat Miller


Sprite Nationals 2022 hosted by the Sprite Car Club of Australia

Please find attached the Newsletter Number 1 which asks some pertinent questions of our membership which will assist in the planning of the 2022 Nationals.

Please find the letter for download below

PS – Can you please let Chris Brine or Gordon Boyce know your interest in the 2022 Sprite Nationals either:

  1. Attending the 2022 Sprite Nationals.
  1. Attending the 2022 Sprite Nationals and wishing to participate in motorsport events

If you could let us know by 28th June we can send a combined response from SA.