Annual General Meeting – Monday 3 November

Hi All

It’s that time of year again – Annual General Meeting to be held at the Fullarton Park Centre, 411 Fullarton Road, Fullarton 7.30pm for meeting start at 8pm

Please consider where you can not only attend this important meeting but also what you may be able to offer the club in terms of a position on the committee!

Also can ALL trophies please be returned to the club to enable awards to be presented at the Xmas function – Thanks!

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If Kate Moss has time to get her midget out so can you!!


Wow, what a great day we had.
30 cars and 43 people attended what could only be described as one of the better days. The weather was perfect, the grounds of the Birdwood Museum were as green as ever and great stories were to be told.
I would like to personally say thank you to the staff of the Birdwood Museum as they were so easy to work with and open to our needs of the day.
Secondly a huge thank you to Don, Peter and Sean for cooking all the food that we all enjoyed to eat.
I would also like to thank Don and Gordon for walking around and doing their job of registration on the cars.
And I would also like to take this opportunity of saying thank you to the flies for staying away all day.

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DISPLAY DAY -reply required.

The organisers need to know how many are coming to the Display Day.  This is needed for catering purposes.  Some 9 couples have already replied , but we need 31 more.

So if you coming could please reply NOW to this message.

Full details of the display Day are on the website.


Annual Display Day.

Where:  Birdwood  Motor Museum, Birdwood.

Date: Sunday October 12th

Time: 10:00  till 3:00pm




This is our Annual Display Day where we get to show case our cars and our Club to the public.  All our Sprites/Midgets  are now over 40 years old. One of the main aims of our Club is to Foster, Preserve and Promote Austin Healey Sprites and MG Midgets. We need to promote our cars to younger generations, otherwise our cars gradually lose their value.

It is important we present our cars and our club in a positive manner. Last year a few people turned purely for their annual inspection then promptly left.   As it is a display first and foremost it essential the cars remain on display TILL 3:00PM. The Club is paying for your admission on to the venue.


Cars can be inspected on the day for Historic registration,  and if your cars needs inspection this is a great time to do it.

So come along with your Sprite, Midget, Classic or Clubman and makes this a really  great day.

lets get at least 40 cars!



Run to Mannum

Sprite Run to Mannum on Sunday 21st September

What happens when owners of a Spridget, an MGBGT-Sprite, an Alfa-Sprite, an MG Magnet- Sprite and a Clubman-Sprite get together for a Sprite Run, on a perfectly beautiful Sunday in September ….. a lot of fun, that’s what!

After meeting at the Mt Barker Homemaker Centre- a navigational challenge for the Magnet; a pit stop in Nairne for an over committed Clubman (three functions in one day) we toured through great springtime scenery to Mannum- a route including challenging corners, sweeping bends and long straights- well planned by Peter and Ros.

We were greeted at the lunch destination by another couple who announced themselves as “someone’s nephew.” After some tactful investigation Mary discovered the “someone” belonged to a different club, which was also booked in for lunch. We invited them to join, in fact sign up immediately, but although they liked our friendly approach declined the offer. In the confusion of two clubs in one pub the other club had their booking cancelled!

Anyway we all had an abundant lunch (great salad and vegetable bar) looking out over the Mighty Murray. A stroll up the main street and excellent coffee al fresco at an old stone bank building completed the day.

Thanks to Peter and Ros, Ken and Mary, Gary and Faye, and Paul for a lovely day.
Don and Elaine

Club Birthday Lunch

To-day 35 people gathered at the Feathers Hotel at Burnside for a great lunch.

This was to celebrate the 42nd birthday of the Sprite Club of SA Inc.  Barb Ridge did a great job making sure the whole occasion ran without a hitch.

The food was great and plentiful, no need for dinner.  Garry Brock entertained us with a quiz, which at first seemed easy, but clearly tested all of us. Using your mobile phone to cheat was frowned upon. You could ask a friend because the whole of your table was consulted to find an answer. The smartest table took the prizes of fine wines donated by Michael McClaren.

It was good to see some faces not seen for a while.

So all in all it was a great lunch and a great way to spend your Sunday.




Annual Luncheon – Details!!

From Barb Ridge



Carvery at the Feathers Hotel

When: Sunday 14th September, 2014 at 12.30 p.m.

Cost: $34.00 per head

Where: Alfresco Room Feathers Hotel, 516 Glynburn Road, Burnside

You are invited to attend our Club luncheon with your fellow members, a carvery lunch, which includes soup, entrée, main course, dessert, tea and coffee.

Drinks can be purchased from the bar at your own cost.

Any enquiries to Barb your Social Conveynor, on 83879983

RSVP: NO later that 7th September

Payment must be IN FULL to Mary our Treasurer.

We ask that if you do pay by direct bank transfer, that you email the Club to inform us of your payment, your name and for how many people.

Bank Details: The Sprite Club of SA Inc.

BSB No: 085-005 Account No: 207432628


Cheque/Money Order with your name/names to be sent to:

The Sprite Club of SA Inc P.O. Box 21 Fullarton S.A. 5063

If you have any special food requirements, please let Barb know on her home phone number, or you may ring the Feathers Hotel direct on 83326133



Catering for Austin Healey Sprite and MG Midget Enthusiasts