The Re-Union Re-United Dinner 21 November 2020

21 November 2020 7.00pm

What a year 2020 has been. But, if you want to get back together with other Sprite Club members then The Re-Union Re-United Dinner might be for you. RSVP and mark your diaries NOW!

The venue will be at Namaste Restaurant, 41 George Street, Parkside, so it is quite central.

We will have space to ourselves to enjoy this special night. Numbers will dictate which room.

Our Club has subsidised this evening, as well as drinks we will have a Nepalese Banquet at $40.00 per head.

Everest Banquet

An excellent way to sample the favourite dishes of Namasté, comprising of 4 pieces of entree,

  1. Mixed Entrée 1 piece of each per person

Momo (DF, NF)

Chicken dumpling with ginger, garlic, spring onion and coriander.

Samosa (DF, V, V’n, NF)

Home made pastry triangle filled with vegetables including potatoes, fresh spring onion, peas and coriander.

Phulaura (GF, DF, V, V’n, NF)

Traditional crispy patty prepared from black lentils, chickpea flour, spring onion, spinach & coriander blended in

Nepalese herbs.

Tareko Machha (GF, DF, NF)

Fish marinated in Nepalese herbs and lightly battered with cornflour and mustard oil.

Main Courses

Poleko Khasi / Badami Sekewa (Choice of Tandoori Lamb or chicken) (GF)

 juicy lamb ribs marinated in yoghurt, spices & garam masala, then cooked in the charcoal clay oven.


Tender juicy pieces of chicken fillet, lightly marinated in a creamy yoghurt sauce with ginger, garlic and lemon

juice, enriched with almond paste.

Jhingey ko Tarkari (Prawn Curry) (GF, NF)

Rich King prawn curry infused with the flavours of green chilli, ginger, garlic, garam masala, yoghurt, vinegar

and coconut milk.

Khasiko Masu (Choice of Lamb or Goat) (GF, DF, NF)

Traditionally spiced Nepalese style curry with your choice of tender boneless lamb or goat.

Sekewa Ko Leddoor (Nepalese Butter Chicken) (GF)

Boneless chicken pieces, cooked in the charcoal fired clay oven, then pan simmered in a delicious creamy sauce.


Rayoko Saag (GF, V, NF)

Mustard leaves stir-fried with chilli, cumin seed & a dash of mustard oil & butter.

Misayako Tarkari (GF, DF, V, V’n, NF)

Mixed vegetable curry of cauliflower, green beans, potatoes and green peas flavoured with spring onion and fresh coriander.

Pharsi ko Tarkari (GF, DF, V, V’n, NF)

Pumpkin curry, flavoured with mustard seeds, fenugreek, ginger, salt and pepper.


Laal Mohaan (V)

Traditional sweet prepared from milk powder flavoured with cardamom and rose water. A typical sweet from the Terai region, served with vanilla bean ice-cream.

Please come along and enjoy the company as well support the various award winners.

Payment can be made either at General Meetings or the Club’s Bank Account EFT – Details Below.

Please note the Surname and numbers attending when making the EFT deposit.

NAB Adelaide Branch.


BSB:  085 005

Account Number: 207432628

Cottage at Night

There will be further emails nearer the event detailing any necessary Covid19 precautions and procedures.

October Bugeye Burble and Coming Events

Here is the October Bugeye Burble and Coming Events………………………

Keep an eye on the Sprite Club Website, Email Postings and Sprite Club Facebook Page for more information…………

21 October             Mid-Week Meander – “Head to the Hills”           

Russell and Judy have planned an enjoyable run for the return of the Mid-Week Meander for 2020.

Meet 10.00 am at Tilley Reserve, Yatala Vale Road, Surrey Downs for a 10.30 am departure.

BYO morning tea/coffee and then lunch at a local Hills hotel.

Please let Russell and Judy know if you are attending for catering purposes – 0403 151 715

2 November      Annual General Meeting – Meeting starts at 8.00pm.

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

All committee positions will be declared vacant, so if you would like to join the committee and assist in the running of the Sprite Club of SA please think about nominating or volunteering at the AGM.

14 November    Sprite Club Classic Sports Car Cruise – “Northerly Aspect!”

Our first cruise of this season we will meet at Kateena Street, Regency Park opposite the Dept of Transport Inspection Station, and head up the new Northern Connector and Expressway to Gawler.

Start time to be advised in the next Bugeye Burble and on the Web Site

Any enquiries contact Pat Miller 0421289706.

15 November    MSCA Mallala Super Sprint – Round 5 – Mallala Motorsport Park

This competition event will be held at Mallala for the final round of the MSCA Super Sprint Series.

Hoping the weather will provide a fast track for the competitors.  On track action from 10.00am

21 November    Sprite Club of SA Reunion Dinner – Namasté Nepalese Restaurant, Parkside

The format will be a catered banquet with an interesting range of dishes for each of the courses. Cost is $40 per head. The meal and drinks will be subsidised by the Sprite Club.

Payment can be made via the Club’s Bank Account EFT – Please note the Surname and numbers attending when making the deposit.

PLEASE NOTE: There will be No Dinner Payments on the night, must be prepaid before.

7 December       Christmas General Meeting – Meeting starts at 8.00pm.

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

All British Day

Dear All British Day Entrant,

Whilst the Covid-19 pandemic still causes havoc across the world, closer to home it has been refreshing to see the infection numbers drop in Victoria and some state borders opening. I am sure we are all looking forward to the talented scientists across the globe finding a solution to rid us of this most brutal virus. 
In my last newsletter I advised that we would be open for registrations this year and would confirm the status of All British Day 2021 by November 30. As a result of our research into what is required for us to hold an event that attracts around 3000 plus people, and meets SA Health Covid-19 criteria, our November deadline has been brought forward. We have considered the time required for us to prepare the necessary extensive Covid Management Plan for SA Health, and have factored in the significant review of logistics and costs involved to run the event.
As the committee is entirely made up of volunteers and our resources are finite both in manpower and financially, we regrettably must advise it is simply not feasible for us to host All British Day next February 2021, considering all the obligations we would be required to undertake. As a result, we will not be sending out invitations nor opening the website for registrations.
By February, the Covid Management plan may be a lot less involved, but we have to assess the facts and act as they are now.   it is possible that some of the current Covid management policies may become a part of every event, but only time will tell.
We are disappointed that we have had to make this decision, but feel it is the only responsible course of action open to us. We have no desire to take unnecessary risks with the health of those attending ABD or running a compromised event just for the sake it. We do hope you will understand why we have had to make this decision. We will, in the absence of ABD 2021 still make donations to the CFS and other service groups that benefit from ABD.
Essentially ABD 2022 will be ABD 2021 plus 12 months. February 2022 will still be featuring both British Working Wheels and the E Type Jaguar celebration. We expect to open registrations on October 1, 2021, for ABD 2022 and plan to keep the registration fee unchanged.
However it is not all bad news and despite the COVID-19 constraints the ABD Committee is extremely hopeful we can come up with an alternative approach to enable you to still exercise or display your vehicles on February 14, 2021. We will be having another meeting in November and hopefully by then, the Covid rules may have changed, allowing us to suggest an alternative, in the absence of ABD 2021, to the many clubs and organizations that make up and support ABD. Save the date and watch this space!
Kind Regards
Jamie Sandford-Morgan 
President All British Day

Sprite Club Update

Hello All Sprite Club members

It has been a while but slowly the Sprite Club will be returning to normal activities. The Committee has been working on a number of requirements and events behind the scenes as we come to grips and understand the new regulations we need to follow as part of the COVID-19 pandemic and its effect on our Club.

General Meetings – Monday 12th October

We will be returning to normal General Meetings at the Fullarton Park Community Centre on Monday 12th October at 8.00pm.

We have been working with the Fullarton Park Centre and SA Health to return to our usual meetings.

There are a number of COVID-19 requirements you need to be aware of. These include:

• Do not attend the Centre if you, or anyone in your group:
• Is experiencing cold and flu like symptoms including fever, cough, sore throat, and/or shortness of breath
• Has a chronic medical condition and/or weakened immune system and has not sought advice from a health care professional prior to attending.
• Practice physical distancing where possible, stay 1.5m apart
• Wash hands or use sanitiser provided when entering and exiting the premises.
• Maintain appropriate personal hygiene practices (especially covering coughs and sneezes).
• Avoid lingering in foyers and waiting areas and encourage members to arrive just prior to your starting time and to exit promptly after completion of your activity.
• There is no communal food or beverage service areas
• The Sprite Club will need to keep and retain contract tracing records in accordance with their COVID Safe Plan. You will be required to complete an attendance sheet containing details of the group, the date of the activity, and the names and phone numbers of each attendee.
• Hirers are responsible for cleaning and disinfection of touch-points (door handles, light switches, counters, table tops, and backs of chairs)

While this list has a number of specific requirements , these, our COVID Safe Plan and our COVID Marshals are an important part for us as a Sprite Club to maintain to have our General meetings. Your assistance with these requirements that allows the Sprite Club to return to normal activities is appreciated.

Sprite Club Display Day – 25th October

Thank you to those who have responded to our request for interest in this event for 2020.

Unfortunately we received a low number of replies by the due date, and in light of the investment for the hire of the venue and the COVID-19 requirements the Sprite Club would have to meet for this event, the Committee has decided to cancel the event for 2020.

This decision was not made lightly, and involved many discussions and emails between the Committee members, and I thank them for their input with these discussions.

While we as a Sprite Club believe would be able to meet the COVID-19 requirements, the COVID Safe Plan and the social distancing, the Committee felt that to apply this to the general public would require more resources than the Club would be able provide.

The general public’s interest in our Sprites, Midgets and Associate vehicles is an important part of the day, and the promotion of our special vehicles and the Club.

Members who attended the recent Bay to Birdwood rally stated that there were no spectators at the start on the event at West Beach to reduce any risk to attendees, as well as the general public.

The Sprite Club Committee acknowledged this reduced risk, so have decided to ensure that we “reduce the risk to members and the general public” for any Sprite Club planned events. This aligns with the current requirements and regulations that we have to abide by under the COVID-19 Safe Plan and directions implemented by SA Health. As these are changing at regular intervals the Sprite Club will monitor these and apply any changes to meet these requirements.

There are a number of other events and social drives that are in the planning stages and we will announce some of these at the next General meeting and as the details become finalised.

Thank you to all members for your support over the past few months and looking forward to catching at a general meeting or event soon.

Yours Spritely

Gordon Boyce – President and the Committee of the Sprite Club of SA

Sprite Mk II and Midget Mk i – 60th Anniversary Print

Greetings from Melbourne and the Austin Healey Sprite Drivers Club

Our club is being proactive in regard to the 60th anniversary next year and I thought some of your members may also be interested in one of the prints.

The AHSDC has commissioned Mike Harbar to create a piece of original artwork to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the MK2 Sprite and MK1 Midget in 2021. 

AH Sprite Mk2 Poster A4 250x354.jpg

The club will be offering 100 numbered prints for sale.

There will be 30 x A2 prints numbered from 1 to 30 and 70 x A3 prints numbered from 1 to 70.

The prices (excluding postage & handling) are as follows:

A2 – A$94.80

A3 – A$61.50

Requests for specific print numbers will be accommodated, providing the number(s) are still available, but please provide a couple of options.

Please send your orders through to Greg or Terri at: 


Cheers Mike Welsh – President – Austin Healey Sprite Drivers’ Club Inc.

Bay to Birdwood 2020

The first Bay to Birdwood was held 40 years ago with a run for Veteran and Vintage cars from the Car park at then end of Anzac Highway to the National Motor Museum at Birdwood.

Over the years the route has changed, the number of entries has increased and the start venue has relocated to Barrett Reserve, West Beach to allow for the larger fleet of vehicles. Since the late 1990’s there has been the Bay to Birdwood Classic to allow for the newer vehicles, eligible under the Historic Registration Scheme.

For the 40th Anniversary the Bay To Birdwood run was open for vehicles from each era to enter. This allowed a range of vintage, veteran, classic and special interest vehicles to enjoy this special event.

The COVID-19 pandemic also became a major part of the planning, with even the possibility of the event being cancelled. To overcome this the organisers allowed only the entrants at the start – therefore no spectators, but encouraged members of the public to socially distance along the route to enjoy the mobile spectacle.

To assist this the run was “live streamed’ to allow all to enjoy the event from their homes, computers, mobile phones, etc.

Here is the link if you would you missed the broadcast

At the Birdwood Mill the entrants were encouraged to stop for a pit stop, and then head to the surrounding Adelaide hills to either have a picnic or support the local businesses that were affected by the fires earlier this year.

Sprite Club members entered and attended the run, here is a report from our Social Coordinator, Michael McClaren:

B2B yesterday was good in a different sort of way.

Left West Beach at 7.45am, fairly chilly but got an unimpeded run to Birdwood. Organisers fairly strict on the (say) 30 min pit stop in the grounds of the museum; so it filled and emptied fairly quickly (the carpark and lawns I mean).

Modest traffic assistance at Tapleys Hill Rd & Anzac Hwy and then again at Britannia Roundabout. Therefore early finish, so coffee in the main street and then lunch at the Charleston Hotel – 2 hour time limit as part of the Covid measures.. Home about 4pm Regards Michael and Pat

Special thanks to Murray Packer for the use of his photos of the Sprite Club members on the run – these were taken on Anzac Highway.

Scott Duncan – Sprite Mk II
New member – James Campbell – Sprite Mk III
Peter the Plumber in his MG Midget
Previous Member Steve Kent following the field in his Bugeye
Michael and Pat in their lovely Sprite Mk IIIA

For Sale Sprite mk2

Sprite mk2 

Fast car loves the  open road

1100cc motor by Mekatron

Tuned by Kent Autotune

1.5 SUs

Farina brakes   Bugeye Barn

Negative Camber Blocks  Bugeye Barn

Ripcase Gearbox    Bugeye Barn

Stronger Hillman Hunter Clutch

3.7 Diff   Bugeye Barn

Master and Slave Cylinder done PBR

Mags tyres  70%

Panhard Rod

Kilometer Speedo

Upgraded Alternator 

Oil Cooler

Spare motor and gearbox 

All the Chrome Work is there

Spare Starter Motor

Original Steering Wheel


And other bits and pieces 

The bad

Motor Rear Seal is leaking

Needs Battery

and a Paint Job

Good car has done several inter state trips and never let me down. 

On Historic Rego

Bargain $10000
Curt Heinrich

Sprite Club Update

The Sprite Club Committee held a meeting tonight to discuss the next few months and the return to Club Activities. Here are a few notes from the meeting.

We will return to normal General Meetings at the Fullarton Park Community Centre From Monday 12th October 2020. There will be the now usual COVID-19 restrictions regarding social distancing, hand sanitising and contract tracing. Will inform you all of the specifics in the next update.

There are two events that have been calendared and the Committee requires your assistance with the planning and preparation. Can you please respond to this email as soon as possible to assist the Committee.

The Annual Sprite Display Day is planned to be held at Wigley Reserve, Glenelg on Sunday 25th October 2020. The event will be similar to previous years, although this year there will just be a display of Sprites, Midgets and Associate vehicles. There will be no Peoples Choice award.

We will be required to have the usual requirements of the hire of the reserve plus the addition of the COVID-19 Action Plan, COVID Marshals, social distancing and personal hygiene requirments.

To assist with the planning we need to know the number of members and vehicles attending.

If you are planning to attend the Sprite Display Day can you please send an email registering your interest and vehicles that you will display to by Sunday 27th September

Likewise we are looking at having an Annual Dinner to celebrate the Sprite Club year. This would be a similar price and format to previous years. The numbers may be limited by the size and catering capacity of the venue.

To assist with the planning we need to know the number of members interested in attending an Annual Dinner.

If you are interested in attending the Annual Dinner can you please send an email registering your interest to by Sunday 27th September

Interest in both of these events can be listed in the same email – this will help the Committee’s planning and to make these events enjoyable as well as meeting all of the COVID-19 requirements.

Thanks for you assistance and the Committee is looking forward to returning to the “new normality” over the next few months.

Yours Spritely

Gordon Boyce and the Committee of the Sprite Club of SA

Sprite Wanted

Sprite Club Member is looking for a Sprite…

Hey everyone, I am currently looking to buy a classic car, either running or a project, with a budget of $10000. Midget or Sprite preferred but consider anything pre 1989, contact Christopher on 0411 867 118