Good morning My name is Malcolm Pitt and I have a 1961 Bug Eye Sprite for sale, unfortunately I can not find the time to do this car justice. I am currently working in WA on a Gold Mine , and will be home in Adelaide on the 19 December 2012. If anyone would like to look at it please contact me on 0402898675. I would like to thank you for the opportunity to present this offer to your club members.
A little known variant of the marque, the Boston Healey Sprite was an attempt by BMC marketers to boost sales of the cheap and cheerful sports car to the U.S college student market. Despite strong sales, the Boston Sprite line was discontinued. As we all know, students are not kind to cars, so there are very few survivors.
Another theory is that it never existed, and the person who typed out this ad needs a new hearing aid…..
Update – salad supplied! just BYO chairs and drinks.
The Xmas meeting (BBQ supplied – byo drinks and chairs!) will be held Monday 3 December from 6pm at the Fullarton Park Community Centre 411 Fullarton Road.
Memberships are now due please fill out a new membership form so we can keep our records up to date. Fees remain unchanged.
Annual inspections of Conditionally Registered Vehicles and log book renewals – (Historic). Inspections will be carried out from 6pm on Monday night at the Fullarton Park Centre -please make a booking with Gordon Boyce to have this done!
You will need to have the following documents for historic registration – follow the link for the documents
Sprite Club Membership Renewal Form including Membership Subs or a Receipt for EFT Transfer.
Signed and Witnessed Statutory Declaration Form
Current Log Book
Current Registration Certificate (Blue Registration Certificate – NOT the Registration Renewal Form)
$5.00 if a new Log Book is required.
See you there!
Want to have this much fun! Come on get the car out of the shed and join in!
Don’t forget them Morning Tea Run this coming Sunday!
Location: Kevin and Rose Caire’s with run from Fullarton Park Centre
Description: Meeting at Fullarton Park Centre @ 9:15 for a 9:30 start with a short run to end at The Caire’s at Walkley Heights for morning tea.
Replies to Kevin by Thursday 22nd on 0409 828 385 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for catering purposes
One of our own, Gerard Miller [seen here dressed as Darth Stig], and his rather well known Plymouth made the cover of the Historic Sandown event programme this year. As can be plainly seen, the elbows are well up, the head tilted slightly, but that little Sprite is well up Gerard’s chuff. I’m told that was the theme of the weekend… great work Gerard!
A trip down memory lane early this morning on the way to some breakfast in the Sprite. In 2009, Lobethal hosted the Grand Carnival, a ‘re-enactment’ of the 1939 Australian Grand Prix, won by Alan Tomlinson in a blown MG. The curcuit was / is the longest public road race in Australia, and took in some of the best / deadliest roads around the Hills in Adelaide. The view along the long and rather undulating straight out of Charleston would have been a fair sight just before Australia got caught up in another World War. What could have been?
This is the view in reverse. This was GP racing before Twitter, run off areas, Drag Reduction Systems, sponsors, grid girls, press conferences, and designer facial hair. Pardon my nostalgia. Click below.
Seventy years on and the revival gives us a glimpse of what might have been. This morning I imagined that in a sports car support race in the 1962 GP, the Sprite may have been eclipsed on the long stretches, only to gather up the opposition in the tight bits around the village. Sprite vs Lotus Elan vs Triumph Spitfire vs Bolwell Mk4….
Bring on the good old days….