Sprite Car Club of SA Annual Dinner 12th September – Numbers!!

cropped-bar2This is a half price night out – can’t ask for more than that!!

$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.

We need to know numbers and get your $35 ASAP!!

Please let us know social@spriteclub.com.au

and if you can do a direct deposit for payment (if not pay at the next club meeting)  – surname as the reference.

Account Name:  THE SPRITE CLUB OF SA INC.

BSB:  085-005

Account Number: 207432628

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Adelaide Festival of Motorsport

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Just a reminder about entries to the Adelaide Festival of Motorsport and anybody entering the ‘Bay to Birdwood’ gets FREE entry into the Adelaide Festival of Motorsport.  You will save $40.00 on entry to both events.  However be aware that entries to the Bay to Birdwood close on August 7th -Bay to Birdwood Entries Here

Last year was a huge success, with thousands coming back to the home of the old Adelaide GP track where F1 cars, vintage and classic cars and bikes spent the day racing through the Senna Chicane, up Wakefield St, and through Victoria Park. This year, the Classic Adelaide tarmac rally returns on the same weekend. Adelaide always turns on the sunshine, good racing, and a big crowd.

We will organise the Friday night get together for the Gouger St Display as well – keep you diaries free!!

We need to know how many are displaying their cars at the Adelaide Festival of Motorsport.  So they should reply to David Low via email at dslow@tpg.com.au

Engine Rebuild

Can anyone recommend someone to rebuild my 1275 Midget engine?

I finally worked out why the PCV valve keeps filling with oil and consequently the old girl blows huge clouds of smoke. Compression test shows number 2 cylinder is about 20% lower than the others and the blow-by is causing the ventilation system to suck large quantities of oil. It looks like my rings are shot…
Regards,
Peter Graham exjay6@gmail.com

It’s On! – Advance Notice – Sprite Car Club of SA Annual Dinner 12th September

WHAT: The Sprite Car Club annual dinner is a goer. Don’t start your engines just yet, but get the date in your diary.

WHEN: Saturday 12th September, 2015 from 6pm.

WHERE: Duke of Brunswick Hotel, Gilbert Street Adelaide.

The Brunswick Hotel – Adelaide South Australia, Australia

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TIME: It’s a free country so get there as early as you like, but we’re starting officially at 6pm in the bar with finger food and pre-dinner drinks.

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.

We’re still working on this with the hotel

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.

COST: The cost is $35 per head. The event will be supported by both the Club and Bentleys so you’ll get bang for your Thirty Five bucks.

Oops.. Sprite V Clubbie

Clive came to grief at the MSCA sprints on Sunday – connecting with a Clubbie that had spun in from of him – with the Sprite coming out worst off…

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Thanks to those who volunteered to flag on Sunday it was greatly appreciate by the Sprite club members competing – the weather was great unlike Paddy’s predictions although a little frosty first up!

Flag marshals still required. Please!

A reminder and an earnest appeal to anyone available to help the Club with their commitment to flag marshal the Sprints at Mallala this Sunday.

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I won’t lie to you – it ain’t going to be a day for working on your tan…BUT you will be very close to the action, and you will have a front row seat to witnessing some mad buggers in Sprites amongst others as they punt around an old airfield.

As far as days go, it’s pretty good – you get fed, and you get to see another side to motor racing.

If you are keen, and even if you aren’t, send me an email at paddykukla@gmail.com to get amongst it.

The Beast of Turin vs. Brutus Sinsheim. Who says size doesn’t matter?

Possibly the least Sprite related posting ever to this website, but Garry Beaton and I feel that these two “vehicles” are well worth your time seeing.

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The first is the Beast of Turin – the 1911 Fiat 28.5 (twenty eight and a half!) litre, four cylinder behemoth built to have a crack at the Land Speed Record. 290hp and 116mph in this thing is fast enough to make anyone want to put a nappy on before getting on board..

Click on the link below and turn your speakers up to painful. I am quite sure that halfway up the hill, the normally composed Earl of All That He Surveys During March lets out a sneaky “farken hell!!”. And, they almost had roast pheasant for lunch…

The Beast of Turin

Contrast that with the efforts of the Teutonic madness that is Brutus, 47 litres of Heinkel bomber engined apocalypse-mobile.

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This should get your achtung!

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Now my German isn’t flash, but I reckon the bloke at the end is describing how the torque of the engine caused his bollocks to twist into a very tight knot indeed…

Adelaide Motorsport Festival – register for the Display Day!

The Adelaide Motorsport Festival is back for 2015!

Last year was a huge success, with thousands coming back to the home of the old Adelaide GP track where F1 cars, vintage and classic cars and bikes spent the day racing through the Senna Chicane, up Wakefield St, and through Victoria Park. This year, the Classic Adelaide tarmac rally returns on the same weekend. Adelaide always turns on the sunshine, good racing, and a big crowd.

For $40, you get to park your classic at the front door of the Sunday Victoria Park Sprint on Sunday 18th October. No walking half way across the city to get to the front gate for us!

Link to Display Day entry form

If you are going, let David Low know with an email to him at dslow@tpg.com.au

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The other Senna Chicane….

Who Braved the Rain?

Breakfast Run this morning – well attended – by three (including Russell and Judy), a cherry farmer, and me. Coffee, breakfast at Bistro 25, lamenting the Blues’ getting creamed in the NRL State of Origin, and a quick blast through Hahndorf, Lenswood, and Lobethal via Coldstore Road, in keeping with the fact that it was so cold that we saw one dog on the side of the road trying to jump start another dog….

Regardless, the usual suspects in Lycra, and the intrepid Mt Lofty walking fraternity seemed unphased, even if their shadows were frozen to the bitumen. Good fun. Join us next time!

Catering for Austin Healey Sprite and MG Midget Enthusiasts