Australia Day – Thong throwing festival!

 Australia Day at Gary and Fay Brock’s – 10 Ebenezer Place, Gumeracha, at 11:00am.  BYO drinks, BBQ meat, salad or sweet and chairs.
The North East Road is blocked off (and will be for some time) between the Kersbrook turn off and the Gorge Road just before Gumeracha.
People coming from the South should come up the Freeway to the Hahndorf outlet and then through Verdun, Balhannah, Woodside etc.  Those coming from more Northern areas can come up the North East Road, take the Kersbrook turn off and then Checker Hill Road (about a kilometre or so on the right) and this will get them close to Gumeracha.

Xmas BBQ, Log Books and General Meeting – Monday 5 December

Dear Members & Friends 

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

Time is 6:30 pm at the Fullarton Park Community Centre grounds. the Club will supply the meat and salads. So Bring chairs and drinks. The general meeting will follow and Subs are now due along with Historic Registration updates.


Sprite Club membership expires on the 31st December 2016.

If you have a Historically Registered Vehicle the requirements for this registration system are:

  • You must be a Financial Member of a recognised Car Club. Membership forms
  • 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 sign a Statutory Declaration stating you have not modified or changed the vehicle within the past 12 months
  • You must have the current Registration Paper Signed and Stamped to state that you have a Log Book and you are a Financial Member.

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  
  • Current Log Book
  • Current Registration Papers
  • Signed Statutory Declaration
  • $5.00for 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, Statutory Declaration 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.

Message from Reinhard Walker

Roy King, father of one of the Sprite Clubs founder members Dean King, passed away suddenly on Friday, November 18, aged 92 years.

“Loving husband to Vi. Dearly loved father of Dean, Janet, and Stewart. Best mate to brother Brian.”

Extract from Funeral Notice :

KING, Roy Leonard. FAMILY and FRIENDS of the late Mr. ROY LEONARD KING are respectfully informed that his Funeral Service will be conducted in the Florey Chapel, Centennial Park 760 Goodwood Road, Pasadena on MONDAY, November 28, 2016 at 2.30 p. m. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the City of Adelaide Lions Club would be appreciated. Envelopes will be available at the Service. 

Link to Funeral Notice in the Advertiser:

Our thoughts go out to Dean and family.

From fellow founder members Kevin Warren, Richard Stokes and Reinhard Walker


As a previous Bay to Birdwood entrant, we are asking for your help in a special event planned for Friday 20 January, when the Tour Down Under (TDU) passes through Birdwood.

In partnership with TDU and the Adelaide Hills Council, the Bay to Birdwood and the National Motor Museum plan to showcase Birdwood’s connection to motoring history through a large gathering of historic vehicles in the town.

Our plan is to line the main street (Shannon Street) of Birdwood with historic vehicles from approximately 10.30am until the Tour passes (after midday). Although the Tour passes through quite quickly, we anticipate that the gathering of a large number of historic vehicles as a backdrop to the bikes and the town will become a highlight of the day’s coverage for Australian and international media covering the event.

Once the Tour has passed, you are invited to bring your vehicle into the Museum grounds and enjoy a thank you BBQ lunch provided by the Museum. You and any in your group are also welcome to look through the Museum as our guests and receive a family pass to the Museum for future use or to pass onto friends and family.

We are hoping that up to 120 vehicles will make a wonderful spectacle. Please indicate your interest in participating in this event via a return email to Pauline Renner at by Friday 6 January.

We wish you all the best for the Festive Season and say thanks in advance from…

Michael Neale Paul Rees Kevin Noel
Chair, Bay to Birdwood Director, National Motor Museum Federation of Historic Motor Clubs

PAULINE RENNER Event Coordinator & Bay to Birdwood Finish Manager and Entry Director

Shannon Street Birdwood SA 5234
T: 08 8568 4022 M: 0481 392 888

The National Motor Museum.
A discovery at every turn.

A Museum of History SA

Adelaide Motorsport Festival – Gouger Street

Michael McLaren


Friday 18th November 2016 from 5:30pm

Reminder : Sprite members are welcome to meet in Gouger Street for the Street party.

We have booked tables at

Kingdom Chinese.   31 Gouger St, Adelaide SA 5000

The booking is in Michael’s name and has been made for 6.30pm.

Michael needs to know if you are attending in order to confirm dinner numbers. Please email him here Michael McLaren ASAP thanks!


Catering for Austin Healey Sprite and MG Midget Enthusiasts