Blue Moon Bonfire

An invitation from Richard and Mandy Stokes!!


Blue Moon Bonfire

The next “BLUE MOON” phenomenon occurs on FRIDAY, JULY 31st.

Come and enjoy the spectacle of a HUGE bonfire at the home of Richard and Mandy Stokes
78 Fidock Road, North Goolwa.
(Phone: 8555 1862)

BYO Drinks, Nibbles, Chairs & whatever else you need.

The bonfire will be extremely HOT and you will burn, so bring SUN-SCREEN and use it!

Ignition time will be 7:00 pm (come rain, hail or shine)

NB – this will be a perfect opportunity to destroy incriminating evidence, like the stack of receipts from the last classic car restoration that you undertook! – ed

Frostbitten – see what you missed out on!

In keeping with trying to ward off the ravages associated with classic cars and their of lack of regular use, four of us ventured out from Hahndorf last Sunday to see if we could break something (or if something would break off) in the cold.


This is an accurate representation of a traditional Bugeye dismount procedure – a long forgotten technique that I feel we should revive. I am sure that this practice will become a feature of the All British Day – can’t be any weirder than Morris Dancing…..

Join us next month…

Paddy’s Breakfast Run…Take 2!

Due to the inclement weather at our last attempt, I abandoned the Run. Did not get a flood of complaints…

This Sunday will be a balmy 16C, with light winds. Although not quite tropical, it is nonetheless a great opportunity to get that old car out for a winter blast. If you don’t, I will either assume that you have a strong sense of self preservation, or are too sane…..

Please don’t let the spectre of hypothermia deter you.

Where – Bistro 25, Main St Hahndorf
When 8.15am THIS SUNDAY for a hearty breakfast followed by a spirited run around the Hills.

If you don’t come, you will not win the coveted ‘Frost-Sprite’ award!

What we hope it to be like…bmc1961

What it will actually be like…..

Our Des Does it Again!

On Sunday 14th June the Sprite Club member Des Chabrel competed in the Tribe Triathlon Club annual Duathlon at the Fox Mountain Bike Park, near Lenswood in the Adelaide Hills. The event comprised three distances all over the same forest and mountain bike tracks; Enduro course of 1 X 5km run followed by 3 X 8.6km Mountain Bike ride followed by a repeat of the 5km run course; The Long course of 1 X 5km run followed by 2 X 8.6km Mountain Bike ride followed by a shorter 2.5 run course and the Short course of 1 X2.5km run followed by 1 X 8.6km Mountain Bike ride followed by a repeat of the 2.5km run course.

There were around 100 entrants spread fairly evenly over the three courses. The winner of the Enduro finished in 2:10:44. The winner of the Long course finished in 1:37:00. The winner of the Short course finished in 54:51:6.
Des finished his Long course competition in 2:46:08, 22nd out of 31 claiming 1st in the Over 60 Age Group (he is actually over 70). He trains regularly with the Tribe and competes in their cycling time trials and short Triathlons.

In 2000, after moving up to the hills area Des joined the Tribe Triathlon Club and started a series of amazing events that all of us would be proud to hang our hat on, they include.
Competing in the Tour Down Under Bupa Challenge long ride (150kl)
Two Marathons in New Zealand
Competing in the London Marathon
Duathlon Race director Kevin Colla said “Des’ tenacity and commitment is an inspiration to us all on how to maintain an active life and positive outlook, I have advised Des he has to tone it down a bit, I have a reputation as being fit but he is upstaging me and should now concentrate on being Spritely”.

Garry Beaton


It is with great sadness that we must advise members of the sudden and tragic loss of one of our long term members, Ros Brittain, who passed away on Friday 12 June 2015 in Daw Park Hospice after a short battle with illness.

Ros was an active member of the Club, and was a regular attendee at many club events, always in company with her partner Peter Dineen, who is also one of the club’s longest serving members.

Her enthusiasm for the club and it’s activities was infectious, and her presence will be very sadly missed by all members.

On behalf of all members of the Sprite Club of South Australia, I convey our deepest sympathies to Ros’ family, and in particular offer our sympathy and support to Peter Dineen, in this his sad hour of loss.

Attention of members is drawn to the funeral for Ros, which is to be held in the Church of Christ, Porter Street Goolwa, on Friday 19 June 2015 at 11.00am.

With deepest sympathy

The Members of the Sprite Club of South Australia

Bay to Birdwood – Entries Open

Bay to Birdwood Classic 2015 – Entries Here

27 September 2015


 The Start

The sun will not yet have risen over the Adelaide Hills when the very first vehicles will start arrive at Adelaide Shores. It will only be 6am but the excitement will be palpable as these marvellous classic vehicles ready themselves for the biennial Bay to Birdwood Classic.

Breakfast With The Cars has become a classic start to the day as entrant vehicles start arriving ahead of their official flag off by Mr Glen Dix of Grand Prix fame at 8.30am.

The Bay to Birdwood Classic invites entries from vehicles manufactured between 1 January 1956 and 31 December 1978. This is Australia’s greatest motoring show!

A variety of breakfasts are on offer by local vendors washed down with jazz and other entertainment to build the excitement ahead of the Classic ceremony which sees entrant vehicles depart on the 70km journey to the National Motor Museum.


July General Meeting Agenda – Social Events and Member Participation

from the President

Major item of business – Social Direction of Club

Members please note that the issue of the type and frequency of social events organised by the club, and the participation rates of members in those social events, needs to be discussed urgently, and has been placed on the agenda for the July meeting as the major item of business.

All members are encouraged to consider what they wish the club to focus on in terms of social events and if possible, provide some suggestions as to further activities that could be arranged, noting the success of ‘different’ events this year, such as the Run/Yum Cha breakfast – Old Farts Garage Night, Sporting Car Club meeting and the number of traditional events that have been enjoyed in the past, such a such as Pea and Pie Night, and even ‘Christmas in July’ share a plate dinner.

As this is the best opportunity to bring any concerns and/or suggestions to the attention of members, I ask that as many members as possible attend the July meeting, and be prepared to join in the discussion as to the club’s social future.


Up and Coming Events etc…

image14 June – Paddy’s Big Breakfast – 8.30 on at Bistro 25 25 Main Road Hahndorf – Come for breakfast, a laugh and a sprightly drive thru the hills. If the weather doesn’t look too flash bring the tin top anyway for a convivial catch up!!

21 June – Clubbies Catch up at The Res and Super Sprints at Mallala

6 July – General Meeting – Wine and Cheese nightScreen Shot 2014-07-05 at 10.25.44 am

12 July – Club Run – Organiser required?? If you can help please contact Chris Brine

19 July – Super Sprints at Mallala – Flaggies needed – It’s the Sprite Clubs turn to provide Flag Marshall’s – good day out lunch provided and no experience necessary
and a few things on the side that you might like to keep in mind

Motorsport Park Development Tailem Bend Info Night

Paul Trengove, the Business Development Manager for Peregrine Corporation, the group developing SA Motorsport Park at Tailem Bend, will be giving a presentation at the Austin 7 Club meeting on June 15. He will be sharing with us their vision, plan, timetable and a status update. It should be very informative, particularly for anyone interested in motorsport. All club members are very welcome to attend.The meeting will be held;

.         At the Austin 7 Club clubrooms 262 Tapleys Hill Rd, Seaton

.         On June 15

.         Starting at 8.00pm.

.         Gates open from 6.30pm


Victoria Park Sprints – Adelaide Motorsport Festival – SCCSA

We would like to make this a club outing to the sprints and the car display day as part of the Adelaide Motorsport Festival.  Several members have already entered for Sunday 18 October.  Please consider entering with your sprite/midget and have a great day out!

More Info here

and find the

Entry Form Link

Catering for Austin Healey Sprite and MG Midget Enthusiasts