REMINDER: GOUGER STREET PARTY: Friday 16th October 2015 will feature the full contingent of Classic Adelaide Rally cars in the City centre. This restaurant precinct will be humming with great cars and the public getting engaged with the event as 7 Formula 1 cars drive into town to join the Rally cars, Brazilian Dancers, Live DJ and Drummers.



Sprite Club and team McClaren have booked at the Wright Street Hotel for dinner at 7pm – see the Club’s website for more information.

Please reply to Michael McClaren asap  so the booking can be confirmed.

…and the general meeting Monday 12th October, Fullarton Park Centre from 7.30 – all trophies returned please!

National Challenge Update

Please see below the flyer from the NSW Sprite Club more details to come at the next club meeting…


Sprite and Midget Nationals Untitled

Our club is running the next NATIONAL MEETING for Sprites and Midgets.



What happens at a National Meeting?

Sprites and Midgets from all over Australia get together, their owners get to meet lots of fellow owners

The National Meeting has a display / concourse, social events, a track day for those so inclined.

Motels have been booked, meals and social events organised.

The emphasis is about having a good time, making lots of new friends and catching up with those you have already met from previous events.

You can be a social butterfly or get into the competition side.

Proposed Itinerary

Thursday 24th March – Welcome BBQ

Friday 25th March

Track Day at Marulan Driver Training Centre

Social activities (bus trip)

Evening Dinner (fun, frivolity, tappet cover races)

Saturday 26th March            

Concourse, motorkhana (new location)

Evening Dinner (slide show, fancy dress)

Sunday 27th March    

Observation Run (see the sights)

Presentation Dinner (more fun and frivolity)

Sunday 28th March

Farewell Breakfast


All inclusive of accommodation, food and social activites. Cost is dependent on social / competition choices.

Do you want more information?


Greg Holden 0418 286 831 (

Graham Wells 02 9654 1344 (

ANNUAL DINNER- from Paul Doube

In spite of a number of obstacles being thrown at us, the Annual Dinner proceeded on Saturday evening at the Sporting Car Club, and what a terrific evening it was.

Approximately 45 people attended for the dinner, which commenced pre-dinner drinks and delightful finger food/ nibbles, followed by a hearty meal of roast meats, an assortment of sauces and dressings and vegetables, finishing with a choice of three deserts, all of which looked absolutely delicious (I can vouch for the     apple crumble).

A nice touch this year was the band, and while their performance was very much enjoyed, some concerns were raised about most of us knowing all of the songs performed throughout the evening. Perhaps we are all getting a bit older!

A big thank you was extended to Michael McLaren on the evening for his work in organizing the evening, and I repeat those thanks on behalf of all members. However,  I was remiss in not acknowledging or thank Chris and Tina Brine, who put in an enormous amount of effort not only in assisting in the planning of the evening, but on the day in getting everything ready for the dinner and ensuring all was in place for the arrival of the first guests. Thank you so much on behalf of all who attended the dinner, as your effort were a very large factor in making the evening the success it was.

I believe there is still a protest pending, over the one table walking off with most prizes, though it was nice to see Molly win the very substantial door prize of entry to the special guests function at the Adelaide Festival of Speed, for which thanks must again go to Michael for procuring such a wonderful prize..

Lastly, a big thank you to so many of you the members, who made the effort to attend and join your fellow Spritely ones, in what was in my humble opinion, one of the most enjoyable and social annual dinners I have attended in a long time.

Now I must return to business and urge each and every one of you who has a Sprite, a clubman or even an interesting ‘associate’ vehicle, to contact Don to confirm you will be bringing that car to the Display Day at Wigley Reserve on Sunday 1 November. A big effort has gone into securing that venue, both by Don and Gordon and other committee members, and which itself is arguably the very best possible place to put our vehicles on show to a large passing audience. That effort needs to be rewarded by having the biggest display of Sprites, Clubmans and associated vehicles that we can muster.

Once again, a pat on the back to the dinner organizers for a job well done.

Take Your Tops Off – Sat 31 October

DL Flyer  FINAL 4.9.15

Please find attached the entry form & flyer for this exciting new event, Take Your Tops Off, in support of breast cancer research.  As a previous entrant in the Bay to Birdwood Classic with a tourer, we thought you may be interested in attending & supporting this great cause.  Enthusiasts with convertible motor vehicles are being invited to display their prized possession at local ‘show & shine’ events around Australia during October – National Breast Cancer Month.

The National Motor Museum is proud to be hosting this inaugural event in South Australia & thank SHANNONS as the major sponsor as well supporting partners, CASSABLANCA & the SOLITAIRE AUTOMOTIVE GROUP.

2015 Vehicle Entry Form TYTO

Please return completed entry forms to –

Take Your Tops Off

National Motor Museum

Shannon Street

BIRDWOOD    5234


Enter on-line & see more details at

We hope to see you here on Saturday 31 October.

SPRITE CLUB 2015 DISPLAY DAY Sunday 1st November 2015

For this year’s Display Day we have secured the Wigley Reserve on Anzac Highway Glenelg. Arguably the best site for this purpose.
It involves considerable expense and a bond so we need a good turn out of cars to make it worthwhile. To do justice to our  club we would love to see at least  50 to 60 cars.
What we envisage is rows of Bugeys, MK 2s, MK3s and Midgets, some Clubmans and other associates cars. The organising committee will be on site at 8.30am and cars need to be on display by 9.30am.
Besides enjoying seeing your car on display Gordon and Don will be available to carry out inspection for historic registration.
NB – To ensure we get the bond back all owners need to bring along a suitable piece of cardboard to place under the cars to catch dripping oil so the lawn is not damaged.
Don is compiling a list of cars (needed for insurance purposes)  so please email him you car details at  or phone 0411 876 067.
The weather should be fine and it will be a nice drive to Glenelg so we urge as many members as possible to make the effort and bring your cars along and make this a fantastic display day.

Annual Dinner – 12 September Sporting Car Club

Final reminder about the annual dinner, plase let us know as soon as you can

Dinner – 6.30 Sporting Car Club 51 King William Road Unley


Door Prizes – ticket to this year’s Adelaide Motorsport Festival. and many more…

Good company – Carvery Menu

what more do you want??

and don’t forget the general meeting next Monday night  7 September at Fullarton Park 7.30 onwards

Please let us know ASAP via

and if you can do a direct deposit for payment  – surname as the reference.

BSB:  085-005
Account Number: 207432628

Annual Dinner… updates and there’s more free stuff!!

We’ve had to have a change of venue for the Annual Dinner, (due to the current problems at the hotel).  Thanks to the hard work of Michael, we have been able to book the Sporting Car Club, 51 King William Road, Unley, for the same night and arrange caterers for a Carvery Menu.  The band is still booked so it all systems go!!Remember to book and pay as soon as you can.  Let us know if you want to come, $35 per head.

You can still get a place by email  via  We need final numbers by the 5 September!

Sporting Car Club
Sporting Car Club

spriteThe sponsors have been at it again !
We can announce that there will be a draw for a ticket to this year’s Adelaide Motorsport Festival.

The ticket, valued at $265 will be one of the draw prizes. A lucky member will get Sunday access to the event – see below for details.

So now we can say:  where else can you get food, beverages, music and some wonderful draw prizes for such a low cost. Book now for the Club’s annual dinner and avoid any disappointment.

From the Sporting car Club of SA news release: The Senna F1 cars (pictured below) have left Rotterdam and are on their way to Adelaide Motorsport Festival !  We can’t wait to see them with the other Formula 1 cars at the event.

Ray Bellm’s Escort from England is due to set sail this week. It’s great to see so much international interest in this years event !

 image002Ticket to the Porsche VIP Suite – Victoria Park Sprint 

The Porsche VIP suite is the official VIP area for the event sponsors, celebrities and a very limited number of ticket purchasers. Facilities included are;

Food through the day by Celebrity Chef Simon Bryant
Drinks including;

  • Champagne Salon by Deviation Rd Wines
  • Adelaide Hills Cider
  • Mismatch Brewing Craft Beer
  • Wine by Riposte Wines – Tim Knappstein
  • Tea/Coffee
  • Softdrinks
  • Cheese Bar by Udder Delights

… and all overseen by the suite hostess

Sprite Car Club Annual Dinner beckons……

image002Now is the time to book for the Club’s annual dinner. Don’t delay.

In addition to the obvious, that is food and watering,  where else will you get:

  1. Support from the Club and Sponsors that’s almost equal to our individual subscription,
  2. Free entry into the door prize raffle supported by Michael ( I only drink red ) McClaren
  3. A band with a play list where we’ll know all the songs!


All Shook Up – Elvis Presley
Apache – The Shadows
Do You Wanna Dance – Cliff Richard & The Shadows
I Saw Her Standing There – The Beatles
Needles And Pins – The Searchers
Pretty Woman – Roy Orbison
Roll Over Beethoven – Status Quo Version (2000)
 – Del Shannon 

April Sun In Cuba – Dragon
Come Back Again
 – Daddy Cool
Dancing Queen – ABBA
It’s A Long Way To The Top
 – AC/DC
Mamma Mia – ABBA
Nutbush City Limits – Ike & Tina Turner
Walking On Sunshine 
– Katrina And The Waves
You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me – Dusty Springfield

Better Be Home Soon – Crowded House
Boys In Town
 – The Divinyls
River Deep, Mountain High – Tina Turner
Simply The Best – Tina Turner


I know Elvis is an apology, but there’ll be lots of wonderful club members and assorted car nuts at the dinner.

We want to see you there: Saturday 12th September at 6pm, Duke of Brunswick, Gilbert Street Adelaide.

Please let us know ASAP via

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