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

Sunday August 16th – run organiser required!!

As the title suggests – we need somebody to put their hand up to organise a run for the 16th. It ain’t complicated, nor does it need a lot of work! And you will have the admiration and awe of the rest of us!


If you have never organised a run before, give it a go! Arrive, drive aimlessly in a conga line of BMC, hope not to break anything, wind up at a place to eat..or just disperse back to your loving families.

If that’s you, send me an email

Help Needed – Bugeye Toyota 4AGE

I have a Bugeye with a 4 age Twin Cam fuel injected Black top or silver top motor in it. (Not 100% sure which)
The car is ready to go, but cannot get the motor to run properly.
Have taken it to an Auto electrician and a qualified mechanic,  neither have been able to solve the problem.
Originally the fuel pump was thought to be the problem.
Then the injectors. Now  a wire breaking down in the computer.
Car idles fine, but will not rev.  The timing is fine. Seems to run better when the timing is advanced to about 50 deg.
Have any of you clubbies got any Gen people who would be capable of solving the problem.
Any assistance would be appreciated.
Clive Spreadbury    0418 832908

Annual Dinner + Gouger St Display – Adelaide Festival of Motorsport

2015-08-05 09.16.01I know we’re all getting a little slower however we really need to get the numbers up for the Annual Dinner and also find out who’s interested in coming to the Friday Night Car Display as part of the Adelaide Festival of Motorsport.

The details are:-



Annual Dinner

$35 per head is a great deal for…

THE FOOD: We’ll put a menu together of the pub’s best fare. The idea will be to start with soup, move on to mains and finish with birthday cake!!
THE BAND: The party band, “Slip of the Tongue”, will tune up for an 8pm start. We’ll put the brakes on the 50’s and 60’s music at 11pm.

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

BSB:  085-005
Account Number: 207432628


Gouger Street – AFM

7pm on 16th October.

Hotel Wright Street

p. 8211 8000
f. 8410 5501


The Hotel Wright Street renovation was completed in September of 2011. Wrecked, rejuvenated and rebuilt completely by its hands on owners, an overwhelming sense of openness greets allcomers as they wander through the entrance and are drawn to the rear of the hotel where The Cider Garden – with its very own apple tree – awaits.

Regularly evolving collections of beer, cider & wine will keep your thirst at bay and when combined with some of the kitchen’s creations, the Wright St becomes the perfect spot to while away the hours…any day of the week.

Please let us know ASAP via

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