Advance Notice – April Meeting at the SCCSA

Sprite Club General Meeting – 9th April 2018
Stars and Their Cars
7.00pm for 7.30pm
Once again we have planned a special night at the Sporting Car Club, 51 King William Road, Unley.
We will have members cars on display and a chance to chat with the owners about their vehicles
Please note the event start time.
The bar will be open and so please come along for this special night.
More details to follow, so mark your diaries now………………

MSCA Trophy Presentation Day – Sunday 25 Feb 18

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Sunday 25th February  
MSCA Trophy Presentation Day – Paxton Wines, McLaren Vale
The MSCA will be conducting it Trophy Presentations for the 2017 Mallala Super Sprint Series
The Sprite Club took out the top award for 2016, can we do it again?
Also many Sprite Club members were very competitive in their respective classes, can they bring home some tinware?
BYO everything to Paxton Wines, 68 Wheaton Road, Mclaren Vale and support our Motor Sport Competition members and their efforts for 2017.

 Assemble from 11.00am, Best Car Club Display Judging – 1:00pm, Presentation of Trophies – 2:00pm

All British Day – 11th Feb 2018 wrap up

With 11 vehicles on display the Sprite Club of SA was well represented with over 800 other British vehicles at Echunga Oval. With the Sprites of the Brines, Boyce’s, Jacksons, Lows, McClaren/Lescius and Cardone’s, MG Midgets of Peter Dineen, David Fitzner and Russell Schmarr, and the MGBGT of the Brocks and the MG Magnette of the Dutches, the club was able to represent some of the fine BMC vehicles.

This year was the 70th anniversary of the Land Rover and all models, shapes, sizes and variations were displayed in the centre of the main oval. These also included Range Rovers as well as fire, ambulance, tow truck and other specialised versions. The famous Leyland Brothers West to East Land Rover form the Birdwood Motor Museum was also on display.

Many Trade stalls helped fill the two ovals as well as most British Car and Motorcycle clubs on display. As one walked around the oval, stopping every 10 paces to talk and meet with someone you knew through the car club or motoring scene, there were many comments like “Dad owned one of them”, “I learnt to drive in one of them”, “Yes kids that was like my first car….” And so on.

Many past Sprite Club members were there as well, Bugeye owners Steve and Di Kent, Mk III Sprite owners Les and Lorraine Felix and previous Mk III Sprite owners Brian and Joy Grant with their Austin Healey 100/4 Le Mans. Gerard Miller had the privilege of bringing the Jaguar XJ13, which also won Car of the Day Award.

Other than a few drops on oil on the grass (and cardboard sheets under the cars) the McClaren/Lescius Sprite developed clutch issues and had a comfy ride home on a trailer, while the Dutches MG Magnette refused to start due to a couple of Joseph Lucas’s gremlins. After a prod and a poke it started, only to stop on the way home.

This little problems and the various designs, shapes and models make up what British Vehicle ownership is all about and the All British Day is the perfect way to display these traits to the public. Well done to the organising committee, the Echunga Oval is an ideal venue and look forward to the 2019 event.

Classic sports car cruise 6:30pm, Saturday 17th Feb

My lights are working are yours???  see you Saturday, details below…

Could all Sprite club members who are attending our Classic sports car cruise 6:30pm, Saturday next 17th Feb (see previous newsletter for full details ) please contact Pat Miller at the final gathering point ( Castle Plaza shopping centre ) with their choice of the most appealing car and the car with the best patina ie well used and well loved.

Judging by the no enquiries we will have an exciting turnout. The weather man also promises a ideal evening.

There will be route maps available at the departure point, Bunnings car park on Port rd Woodville

Hope to see you there. Any questions you may have please give me a call on 0421 289 706.


Pat Miller

Bugeye Burble – Feb 2018

Download a detailed Bugeye Burble – Feb 2018 here!

Coming events for next month…

Monday 5 February General Meeting 

Guest Speaker – Meeting starts at 8.00pm. Monday  Fullarton Park Community Centre, 411 Fullarton Road, Fullarton Park.

Our guest speaker is Dr Martin Belusko, Senior research fellow at UniSA.


Sunday 11 February All British Day – Echunga Oval – 9.00am – 3.00pm

With 750 British Cars on display there will be a vast range of vehicles to view.

If you have entered entry to the ovals is from 9.00am. The display will be between 10.30am and 3.00pm.


Saturday17 February Sprite Club of SA – Classic Sports Car Cruise 2018 

Meet at 6.30pm Meet at Bunnings Car Park, Port Road and Cheltenham Parade, Woodville

This cruise will head via Port Adelaide, Semaphore, Glenelg and finish at Castle Plaza Shopping Centre, Edwardstown at approx. 8.30pm.

Bring you Spridget or Classic out for a great evening cruise through the beachside suburbs


Sunday 25 February MSCA Trophy Presentation Day

Paxton Wines, McLaren Vale  

The MSCA will be conducting it Trophy Presentations for the 2017 Mallala Super Sprint Series

BYO everything to Paxton Wines, 68 Wheaton Road, Mclaren Vale and support our Motor Sport Competition members and their efforts for 2017.

Assemble from 11.00am, Judging Display – 1:00pm, Presentation of Trophies – 2:00pm


Monday 5 March General Meeting 

Meeting starts at 8.00pm.

Fullarton Park Community Centre, 411 Fullarton Road, Fullarton Park.



McLaren Vale Vintage and Classic – Entries Open

Please find below the details fo the event, one of the best of the year!
On Australia Day the McLaren Vale Vintage & Classic Event was named the City of Onkaparinga’s Community Event for 2018.   This is a great achievement for the organising committee and recognises it as a highly regarded event for the area.

This is just a reminder to get your entry in for the 2018 McLaren Vale Vintage & Classic Event.
This can be done on-line      
If you have already sent us your entry form and payment you will have received an email confirming receipt of this and you can disregard this email.

Looking forward to seeing you on April 22nd for another great day in McLaren Vale.
Trevor Sharp

McLaren Vale Vintage & Classic Event
Phone:  0415 820 719

February General Meeting – Guest Speaker and Log Books!

Monday 5th February – 8.00pm

The first General Meeting will be a special event with a Guest Speaker, Dr Martin Belusko, Senior Research Fellow at UniSA. (Our guest speaker is Dr Martin Belusko, Senior research fellow at Unisa  He will be speaking on matters relating to our energy situation, mainly electricity as it is at the moment and most interestingly how it will look in the not too distant future. I have asked him to speak for 15 to 20 minutes and I am sure there will be many question after.)

While not on a motoring subject, he will be speaking something that affects us all, matters relating to our energy situation, mainly electricity as it is at the moment and most interestingly, how it will look in the not too distant future.

Our thanks to Pat Miller for arranging this.

Also if you have a Club Registered Vehicle you subs are due, as if you are not currently financial your vehicle is deemed unregistered.

Subs can be paid on the night, or by EFT – details are on the website.

Membership Forms must also be completed so we have correct email address and contact details -also on the website.

Don and Gordon will be available before the meeting if you Club Registered vehicle requires inspection.

Please bring your current registration papers and the log book (plus $5.00 if you require a new book) for signing and stamping.

Look forward to seeing you there…



Members of the Sprite Club of SA are having their first sports car cruise for this year on the evening of February 17th. We welcome any sports car or clubman drivers to join in on what is intended as low key an informal way to enjoy hopefully top down motoring. We are not too fussy about the definition of what is a sports car.

Once again we will emulate Grant Zipple’s cruising format and gather in Bunnings car park on the corner of Port Rd and Cheltnam prd in Woodville at 6:30 pm departing at 7:15. The trajectory being to drive along Port Rd to Port Adelaide turn left at the Black Diamond corner onto St Vincent st. right turn onto Nelson over the Birkinhead bridge left onto Semaphore rd. Left onto the Esplinade, left Bower rd. right Military rd. at the Grange rd. intersection cross through to Seaview rd and follow. At Wesbeach Rd. cross through to Military rd past the golf links and the Patawalonga river. Across the King st bridge onto AdelphiTce. Then follow the Anzac Hwy vere right onto Cross Rd. right again onto South Rd. The finish point being Castle Plaza on the corner of South Rd and Ragland Ave at 8:30 pm ish. Where there will be a short presentation.

While we do not expect entrants by the hundreds we are advised to notify Sapol. Waye to the crowds by all means but do drive carefully.

As would be expected everyone joining us take part entirely at their own risk and are responsible for the roadworthiness of their vehicle.

Further info on the evening contact Pat Miller 0421 289 706 email

Weather If the bureau predicts a temperature over 36 deg C for the afternoon or greater than 20% chance of 5mm or more precipitation the cruise will be postponed to a later date


Pat Miller

0421 289 706 Email

Historic Rego

Just a reminder of the Historic Registration procedures, as we’ve has a few log books sent in without appropriate supporting documents… Rego Papers!


Sprite Club membership expires on the 31st December 2017.

If you have a Club Registered Vehicle or a vehicle that is eligible for Club Registration, the requirements for this registration system are:

  • You must be a Financial Member of a recognised Car Club. EG Sprite Club of SA
  • 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 have the current Registration Paper Signed and Stamped to state that you have a Log Book and you are a Financial Member.
  • If the vehicle has extensive modifications an DPTI Exemption Certificate is required

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  and completed membership forms download here
  • Current Log Book
  • Current Registration Papers
  • $5.00 for 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 and Registration Papers can be posted to:




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