Vale- Tony Guest

Tony Guest (right) presenting David Low a trophy at the 1994 Sprite Club Display Day

It is with sadness that I write to inform the Members of the Sprite Club of South Australia of the passing of previous member and past President Tony Guest.

Tony and his late wife Sally joined during the late 1980’s and were active members in all aspects of the Club, social, car displays and competition events. Tony was elected President in 1994.

Tony and Sally were also regular entrants and supporters of the All British Day, regularly displaying their vehicles over many years and proudly wearing the Union Jack of their home country.

Tony and Sally’s early 1958 Bugeye Sprite

Tony and Sally had an rare early 1958 “9-Stud Windscreen” Bugeye Sprite that Tony restored twice during his ownership and also owned a Mk IIIA Sprite that was his daily driver and evolved into a competitive Sprite for MSCA Sprints. This Sprite is still in the Sprite Club having been restored by Chris Brine and currently owned by Patrick Kukla.

Tony and Sallys MkIIIA Sprite with the 1989 MSCA Class A Trophy on the bonnet

Tony interest in competition included MSCA Sprints and Bordertown motorkhanas. Tony was awarded the MSCA Class A Champion driver in 1989 and also was awarded the Sprite Club’s Sprite of the Year and Sprint Driver of the Year.

On behalf of the Committee and the Members of the Sprite Club of South Australia we pass on our condolences to Tony’s daughters, Louise and Samantha and their families.

Tony’s Mk IIIA Sprite leading Gordon Boyce’s Bugeye at Turn 2 – Mallala 1990

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