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For Sale – Lightweight Trailer

Trailer for sale

Small car tilt trailer with independent suspension, override brakes, removable winch, 5 stud Holden hubs, mag wheels, ramp extensions, 4 ratchet tie down straps. Inside width 1770 mm and 3 m long tray. Has been used for a Puma Clubman. Price $2200 ono. Adelaide area. Contact:- Rob   0413 283 835.

Sprints Sunday 22 March

Please find a message from Pat Miller below, please check the website or the MSCA SA closer to the event for any updates…

The Super Sprint Meeting at Mallala will go ahead as planned on Sunday next 22nd, in line with advice from Motorsport Australia. There will be precautions taken to reduce  risk of virus transmission. As usual the meeting will require Flagies, it is the Sprite Club’s turn to provide somepeople to assist with this. It may prove to be your last chance to get up close to motor sport for a while.  At this stage further MSCA motor sport in the short term foreseeable future will depend on how effective measures are to contain Corvid 19.

Regards

Pat Miller.

Message from the President

Dear Sprite Club of South Australia Members

Due to the rapidly changing circumstances regarding the outbreak of the COVID-19 Coronavirus, the Committee of the Sprite Club of South Australia has responded to the advice from the various medical agencies, SA Health, State and Federal Governments. With the recommendations regarding non-essential gatherings and meetings the Committee has decided to cancel or postpone certain Sprite Club organised events.

This has been for the protection and well-being of the health of both Sprite Club members and the associated public. While these decisions have not been made lightly, the Sprite Club will follow the evolving recommendations regarding these events.

As more information develops, we will ensure all members are aware of any changes to Sprite Club organised events, which will be communicated via the website, email and Facebook pages. Please keep checking these for updates and event information.

For those events that the Sprite Club of SA is associated with including hill climbs, MSCA super sprints, Coffee & Cars and other parades and displays, please check the organisers website or Facebook for the latest information on the status of these events.

We thank the members for their understanding at these times and hope that they will continue to enjoy the use of their Sprites, Midgets and Associate vehicles in the meantime and follow the recommended good hygiene and social distancing practices.

Please contact the President if you have any specific queries or concerns.

Yours Spritely 

Gordon Boyce

President and on behalf the Committee of the Sprite Club of South Australia.

March 2020

Sprite Nationals Cancelled

Message from the The Sprite Car Club of Queensland

Sad to say, but the time has come to make the decision that the National Challenge 2020 has been cancelled due to the Corona Virus Pandemic.
We have had discussions with each of the state Presidents and they all agree this is the right decision.

As we have had a number of expenses – permits, deposits etc which are non refundable, we hope you understand that we need to share the costs of expenses paid, so our Treasurer will do some financial calculations and inform all participants of their refunds.

I am sure the Presidents will liaise in the coming months, and hopefully this event  may take place at a later date.

Regards

Keith Gordon
Sprite Car Club of Qld.
Ph 0432483228.

McLaren Vale Vintage and Classic – Cancelled

PRESS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE • 15 March 2020 McLaren Vale Vintage & Classic 2020 cancelled.

In its most recent (15.03.20) Coronavirus (COVID-19) health alert, the Australian Government has advised that, effective from Monday 16 March, organised, non-essential gatherings should be limited to 500 people.

As a consequence, we are left with no alternative other than to cancel the McLaren Vale Vintage & Classic 2020.

This step has been taken with heavy heart but full awareness of the need to ensure public safety at an event that was anticipated to draw in excess of 15,000 local, South Australian and interstate visitors to the Grand Parade on McLaren Vale Main Street on Sunday April 5, 2020.

Event Chairman Trevor Sharp said,“For this year, we have received record entry levels of classic cars and motorcycles that would have paraded down the Main Street of McLaren Vale. Sadly, we have had no other choice but to cancel the event.”

“Wineries have geared up to welcome entrants and visitors as this is one of their major tourism events. They are of course disappointed but understand that this was our only and realistic option”.

Trevor Sharp commented that: “A primary goal of McLaren Vale Vintage & Classic, now in its 15th year, is to raise funds for the McLaren Vale and District Hospital, CFS McLaren Vale and CFS McLaren Flat units and, this year, the Southern Koala Rescue. It will be doubly disappointing if our charitable goals are not met due to events beyond our control.”

As you have already paid the entrance fee we would like to give you the option to pass on the funds to any of the three fundraising beneficiaries already nominated with the event.   Could you please indicate your preferred charity  –  McLaren Vale & District War Memorial Hospital, CFS or Southern Koala Rescue.

Refunds are also an available option.   If for some reason you would prefer to have your entry fee refunded you will need to provide bank details –  name of account, BSB and account number.

Both options must be channelled via email at mclarenvalevintageandclassic@gmail.comWe hope to see you at the 2021 event April 17th and 18th
Regards
Trevor SharpChairmanMcLaren Vale Vintage & Classic EventPhone:  0415 820 719www.vintageandclassic.com.au

Mid Week Run Cancelled

Due to the ever developing need to be cautious with the COVID19 it has been decided that the mid week, this Wednesday 18 March, run will be cancelled.

Stay well and wash your hands and practice sensible social distancing, hopefully you have some toilet paper 🙂

MSCA Sprints – Flaggies Required! Sunday 22 March

Please Note: The Sprite Club of SA is required to supply officials to assist with running of this event. This would involve flag marshalling and other assorted duties. There is a safety briefing at 8.30am, and lunch will be supplied.

There will also be an opportunity to have some Parade Laps of the circuit during the lunchbreak.

This a great opportunity to get up close and near the on track action.

For the competitors it is time to dust of the helmet and gloves and head to Mallala for the first time on the racetrack for 2020. Come along and support our competing Sprite and Clubman driving members. Did all their adjustments and modifications over the break lower their lap times. Free Spectator Entry. Practice from 9.00am On track action from 10.00am

Remember its ‘Come and Try’ as well see link for more info

MSCA SA Sprints 22 March at Mallala

A great opportunity to attract new people to the joys of super sprinting especially the younger generation. No club memberships required, just a car with standard seat belts and a crash helmet, See sup regs.. 

Supp Regs and entry form for the Come & Try are on the website and attached.

Please promote to your club and family and friends.

Participants do not need a competition licence or to be a club member.

Minimum age is fourteen but at that age they would need to have had some driving experience.

Please have the entry form scanned and returned to Sue and me. We are not using meecams for the C&T group.

Regards

Murray Stephenson

Secretary, MSCA

Mobile: 0419 565 970

Email:     stephenson@esc.net.au