Bugeye Burble

Dear Members
We discussed at the Committee meeting of having a monthly reminder at the start of the Month to inform/remind all of what is coming up.
Will follow up with individual post for events as per normal via email and the website calendar and also a PDF copy will be available here Bugeye Burble Dec 2107
Thanks Gordon Boyce
Bugeye Burble – December 2017
Coming events for the next month
Dec 4th – Christmas BBQ Meeting – Fullarton Park Community Centre – 6.00pm
BBQ ready from 6.30pm  BYO Chairs and Drinks -Meeting starts at 8.00pm Subs are now due.
Dec 8th – Classic Adelaide Street Party Viewing and Dinner – Gouger Street – 6.00pm
Meet at the Dragons in Chinatown – View the cars then Chinese dinner from 7.00pm
Dec 9th – 10th – Adelaide Motorsport Festival – Victoria Park
Dec 17th – ClubbiesSA – Christmas at the Rezz – 9.00am
Rezz Hotel, 20 Hamilton Terrace, Newton (directly opposite the Thorndon Park Reservoir). 

Dec 25th – Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

MSCA SA Sprints 2018

The 2018 SA and NT Cams Calendar has now been finalised. Our club events for next year are listed as below

25/02 Presentation Day
11/03 Supersprint Round 1 and Come and Try
06/05 Peter Hall Memorial 6-Hour Regularity Relay
17/06 Supersprint Round 2
15/07 Supersprint Round 3
26/08 Supersprint Round 4
28/10 Supersprint Round 5

Christmas Meeting and Historic Rego – Monday 4 December

Dear Members & Friends 

The Sprite Club December Meeting always has a Christmas BBQ supplied by the Club prior to the General Meeting.

Time from 6.00pm with the BBQ ready at approx. 6:30 pm at the Fullarton Park Community Centre grounds.

The Club will supply the meat and salads. So please bring chairs and drinks.

The general meeting will commence at 8.00pm and Subs are now due along with Club Registration renewals

Please remember that there has been an increase in Membership Fees this year to $50 for all Membership Types (previously Single and Family)

Inspections for Club Registered Vehicles will be available. Please let Don or Gordon know if you require a vehicle inspection.


Sprite Club membership expires on the 31st December 2017.

If you have a Club Registered Vehicle or a vehicle that is eligible for Club Registration, the requirements for this registration system are:

  • You must be a Financial Member of a recognised Car Club. EG Sprite Club of SA
  • You must have your Log Book signed and stamped to show you are a Financial Member.
  • You must have had your vehicle inspected within the past three years
  • You must have the current Registration Paper Signed and Stamped to state that you have a Log Book and you are a Financial Member.
  • If the vehicle has extensive modifications an DPTI Exemption Certificate is required

Without these completed you are deemed to be driving an Unregistered and Uninsured Vehicle.

The Current Fine for this offence is $750.00.

Logbooks can be signed at Monthly meetings by either GORDON BOYCE or DON CARDONE.

 Please Bring the Following Items:

  • Membership Subscription  and completed membership forms download here
  • Current Log Book
  • Current Registration Papers
  • $5.00 for the New Log Book (If required)

Subs can be paid at the meeting or alternatively you can EFT your Subs to the Club’s Bank account. See the website for details.

If unable to attend the meeting the above items can be posted to the Club Register for processing.

If mailing Please enclose a Stamped, Self-Addressed Envelope for Return Mailing.

Log Books and Registration Papers can be posted to:



Due to the 60 Log Books currently in the Sprite Club these are the only methods for Processing Log Books and Registration Papers.

Sprite Club Classic Sports Car Cruise

The first Sprite Club Classic Sports Car Cruise event  hit Adelaides streets on Saturday last. With a turn up of 14 cars of various marques. The weather turned on idyllic conditions for top down motoring.  The odd wave coming from dinners at curbside eateries. Our convoy became temporarily scattered as we had to navigate around closed off roads due to horse trials in the east parklands. We  regrouped  on Anzac highway and did a reasonable job of clogging the road with sports cars. After  a 1 hour drive we gathered at K mart on Tapleys Hill road where Sprite club members voted Trevor Hawkins immaculate Triumph TR6 the most appealing car and duly presented him with a trophy. The whole thing was low key, informal, very friendly and most enjoyable. We learned from the experience and everyone asked about next time which we will organize for a Saturday evening in February. Watch this Space. A big thank you to all who attended.

Message from the president (pt 2)

Hi Sprite Club Members.

At the AGM the Subs for the 2018 Sprite Club year were discussed and the following was put to the members, and was adopted by the members.

There has been an increase and decrease of the fees, depending upon the membership type.

The Subs for 2018 will be the same for Single and Family. These will be $50. Therefore members will now effectively join as a Family which covers member, spouse, and any children under 18 years.

This will streamline the membership options and allow all members and partners to benefit from any Club subsidies at events, as well as insurance coverage, etc.

The joining fee will also be $50 for both member categories.

These subs will be due at the December meeting, and must be paid by 31st December if you have a vehicle on Club Registration

So this leads to marking your diary for Monday 4th December for the Christmas BBQ Meeting. This will commence at 6.00pm in the grounds of the Fullarton Park Community Centre.

The club will provide the meat and salads, please BYO Chairs and drinks.

More info will follow.

Your Spritely

Gordon Boyce – President

Message from the President

Hi Sprite Club Members.

Thanks to those who attended the Display Day on Sunday 5th of Nov and the AGM on the 6th Nov.

Thanks to members for my nomination for the role of President, and all other nominations and volunteers for the other committee positions.

We all look forward to “steering the wheel’ for another Spritely Year.

Here is the 2018 Committee:

President: Gordon Boyce
President Elect: ????
Secretary: ????
Treasurer: Darryl Hanna
Social Co-Ordinator: ????
Clubman Rep: Barry Edson
Web Master: Chris Brine
Library: Miles Jackson
Club Registration: Don Cardone & Gordon Boyce
Regalia: Ken Dutch
Competition Rep: Pat Miller
FHMVC Rep: Don Cardone

As you can see there are a couple of vacancies.

Due to low numbers at the AGM, these position are still vacant and we will be looking for nominations at the December BBQ meeting, to help with the operation of the Sprite Club of SA.

If you would like to nominate or have any questions about what is required of these roles, please feel free to contact me or any of the committee.

Yours Spritely

Gordon Boyce – President

Sprite Club of SA Display Day 2017


For those members who were at last year’s 2016 Sprite Club Display Day at the Wigley Reserve will remember it was a cold,windy and very wet Sunday. So wet and windy that those who made the early morning journey gave up and went home by about 11.30.

But for 2017 it was a very different story at Wigley!

The sun was shining,the sky was blue and the temperature was heading up to the mid 30’s. I arrived at about 8.30 and Glenelg was starting to come alive with the usual mixture of cyclists,dog walkers and joggers.

On my arrival in the Magnette I was directed by Gordon to park next to Michael and Pat’s rather stately Rover P5B V8 saloon in the associate vehicle section. I set up my new MG Magnette display board on the excellent metal stand made by Gary Brock. Then,with Don and David’s assistance we erected the club banner. By now about fifteen cars had been already lined up by Don,Gordon,Gary and Michael. A steady stream of Sprites and Midgets and a wide variety of club members other cars continued to arrive over the next few hours.

The associate cars included an assortment of Big Healeys and Clubmans, as well as a Ford Capri GT,an MG Magnette, Rover  P5B, Rover P6 V8,Alfa Romeo,Waler race car and an MGB GT.

A highlight of the day for me was to see that my red Sprite MK 2a that had been brought along by Bridget,the current owner.

It was the second Sprite I had owned and I hadn’t seen it for over ten years. I bought it at the 1990 Grand Prix auction held at Wayville and sold it ten years later in 2000.When the final hammer fell on my winning bid a young chap in front of me called Gordon Boyce turned around and asked me if I wanted to join the Sprite Club!

We had our usual voting slips for favourite Spridgets and favourite associate car. Don’s Sprite Mk.1 took out the Sprite & Midget section and Ian Hay’s Austin Healey 100/4 took the associate car award.

Total number of cars on display was forty one. Twenty six Sprites & Midgets and sixteen associate cars.  

Thanks to the excellent turnout of cars from our club members and the Healey Club the 2017 club Display Day was a great success. We had great weather and plenty of interest in our cars from the public. Thanks to Don Cardone and all who played a part in organising a very enjoyable day at Wigley.

Ken Dutch                                                                    18-11-2017

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