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Wanted – Bugeye

Is it time to sell your much loved Bugeye?
 
The time has come for me to buy a Bugeye of my own. I’d love to be the next custodian of a much loved Bugeye and take over from an owner who is ready to pass their car on. Ideally I’m looking for a car that has been well maintained or has had some restoration work done to it, a bare metal rebuild at some point would be great (but not essential), what’s important is that the car has a sound and well maintained rust free body and preferably a steel bonnet. It’s also important that the car and any work done to it has been as true to the original as possible. A car with well maintained records would also be great as the car’s history is important to me. So in short, I’m looking for a loved Bugeye that I can continue to look after, maintain and restore for many years to come until it becomes my turn to hand the car on to a new generation of Bugeye owner. My budget is very realistic, especially for a well maintained or well restored car. So if you feel it’s time to pass on your Bugeye to it’s next custodian and want to know that it will be cared for and fussed over for years to come, I’m your man! You can reach me on 0402700779 or on email at adam.toma@bigpond.com
 
Regards, Adam.

Previous for sale post update

1964 MG is Midget L18 Spl  Gp R
Car originally built by Simon Aram and presented, including specifications, as per 1983 Australian Sports Car Championship at AIR.

Car has just had COD from CAMS issued and eligible as Group R, a great all round car that is reliable and fast, capable of running the biggest historic race meetings in Australia as well as MG Racing.

Car restored 2007-8, debuted back on track August 2009 and has since competed in 49 MG & Inv British race weekends with just 2x DNF’s and 1x DNS (electrical).

Ultra reliable and regular top 5 outright over the last 10 years, the most reliable Midget around.   Full History

Car runs as period L18 Datsun engine and gearbox by Les Collins of Datrally. 4-2-1 exhaust system, Albins gearset, Quaife LSD, Birrana F2 unequal wishbones , 2x sets of wheels. Alloy fabricated fore and aft camera mounts for GoPro. etc.

Numerous parts and spares included. Gearbox and Motor, discs, pads, wishbone jigs.  Bonnet, bumper & guards moulds. Plus +

Chassis No. 8353  Eng.    No. L18001961

‘Turn key’ ready to go for  – MG Series, State Race, Club  & Historic. Assistance / Pit crew if requested

 Has been entered for the VHRR Winton FOS Aug 3-5. You could be in the seat

Contact Jim Robertson       jrrjrob@bigpond.com         0408107788

$32,000 negotiable.      + purpose built trailer available for $1400 if required

 

Notice from MG car club

Invitation Challenge Event Description 2018

As mentioned on Monday night the MG Car Club is running its Challenge on the Queen’s Birthday weekend with a Hillclimb at Collingrove on Saturday 9 June and a Super Sprint at The Bend on Sunday 10 June.

For the sprint we will be using the west circuit at The Bend.

MG numbers are unlikely to fill our fields so we would welcome entries from your clubs. See attached invitation for more information.

I ask that you keep it to your club members and do not spread this to a wider audience.

Entries to non MG clubs will open on MONDAY 21 MAY, as advised, and any received prior to that date will not be considered earlier.

We would prefer entries to both events.

To enter both in meecams go to the Hillclimb first and enter the “Challenge” which is at a discounted price. Then go to the sprint and enter the sprint at no charge.

In the sprint event you can also book a Dorian and a garage/carport.

It would be appreciated if your club could also provide a helper or two for the event.

Any questions please call or email as below.

Regards

Murray Stephenson

Motorsport Secretary

MG Car Club of South Australia

Email:     stephenson@esc.net.au

Bugeye Burble – Updates..

Saturday 19 MaySprite Club Autumn Classic Sports Car Cruise – Meet at 4.30pm – Depart 5.15pm

Could Sprite Club members attending our classic sports car cruise on Saturday evening, upon arrival at the destination please give me their choice of,

The most appealing car

2 The car with the best patina, ie used and loved.

3  For this 60th anniversary cruise only  their choice of the best Bug Eye SpriteRegards Pat Miller.

Wednesday 30 May – Sprite Club Mid-Week Social Drive to Mannum – Meet 9.30am – Depart 10.00am

BYO Morning Tea – there is a stop planned for this during the run.

Contact Russell and let him know you’re going  0403 151 715 or admin@spriteclub.com.au

Bugeye Burble

Please find below the list May 2018 events and a downloadable Bugeye Burble – May 2018 here!

Saturday 19 MaySprite Club Autumn Classic Sports Car Cruise – Meet at 4.30pm – Depart 5.15pm

Meet at IKEA Car Park, Donald Bradman Drive, Adelaide Airport

This cruise will head towards the coast and then head for Outer Harbour and returning to the Port Canal shopping centre car park at approx. 6.30pm.

20 May – 60th Birthday of the release of the Austin Healey Sprite

Wednesday 30 May – Sprite Club Mid-Week Social Drive to Mannum – Meet 9.30am – Depart 10.00am

Russell and Judith Schmarr have organised another enjoyable mid-week run to the Pretoria Hotel, Mannum for Lunch.

Departing from the Oval and Tennis Courts, Onkaparinga Valley Road, Balhannah at 10.00am.

Monday 4 June – General Meeting – Meeting starts at 8.00pm.

Sport car cruise May 19

RESCHEDULED  SPRITE CLUB OF SA. AUTUMN 2018  CLASSIC SPORTS CAR CRUISE.

 Due to Adelaide turning on cancellation status weather for our scheduled sports car cruise last month the Sprite Club of SA is having a second attempt on Saturday May 19th. Which happens to be the eve of the 60 BIRTHDAY OF THE BUG EYE SPRITE. It would be especially good to have  drivers of all sports car, clubman, replica sports car or any car that fits the general description, join us.                                         

As usual the event will not take up much of your time, it is an informal low key cruise along  some of Adelaide’s popular coastal thoroughfares. The idea being to be part of a spectacle that spotlights on special interest classic sporting  cars and to generally have some fun.

The gathering place will be the very western end of the IKEA car park where the blue was to be Masters store stands, Sr Donald Bradman drive in the Adelaide airport precinct. Gathering for a bit of mingling and inspecting all the cars from 4:15 pm for a departure at 5:00 pm. Driving west on Sir Donald Bradman drive, turning right on Seaview road and following through to Grange road, a quick right left onto Military road, A left turn at  Bower road onto the Esplanade/ Lady Gowrie drive, going all the way to the roundabout at outer Harbor, returning along thissame road to make a left hand turn onto Semaphore road. At the end of Semaphore road turn right onto Causeway road, then turn Left onto Bower rd, followed by a left onto Port rd travel about 500 meters and turn left into the Port Canal shopping centre car park  where there will be a short presentation. This should be at approximately 6:00ish. There  are a good number of eating places in this area should you wish to make a night of it.

 Sunset on this day is at 5;19 pm

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

Driving standards should as always respect our road rules and the safety of yourselves and other road users.

Weather ? Since this is such a significant birthday we hope the weather will be kind to us on as most previous cruises.

 Please pass this invitation to anyone you know who drives a sports car. There are no club memberships required. 

 For further info on the evening contact Pat Miller 0421 289 706  email nanmiller@adam.com.au

For Sale

1964 MG Midget L18 Spl  Gp R
Car originally built by Simon Aram and presented, including specifications, as per 1983 Australian Sports Car Championship at AIR.

Car has just had COD from CAMS issued and eligible as Group R, a great all round car that is reliable and fast, capable of running the biggest historic race meetings in Australia as well as MG Racing.

Car restored 2007-8, debuted back on track August 2009 and has since competed in 49 MG & Inv British race weekends with just 2x DNF’s and 1x DNS (electrical).

Ultra reliable and regular top 5 outright over the last 10 years, the most reliable Midget around.   Full History

Car runs as period L18 Datsun engine and gearbox by Les Collins of Datrally. 4-2-1 exhaust system, Albins gearset, Quaife LSD, Birrana F2 unequal wishbones , 2x sets of wheels. Alloy fabricated fore and aft camera mounts for GoPro. etc.

Numerous parts and spares included. Gearbox and Motor, discs, pads, wishbone jigs.  Bonnet, bumper & guards moulds. Plus +

Chassis No. 8353  Eng.    No. L18001961

‘Turn key’ ready to go for  – MG Series, State Race, Club  & Historic. Assistance / Pit crew if requested

 Has been entered for the VHRR Winton FOS Aug 3-5. You could be in the seat

Contact Jim Robertson       jrrjrob@bigpond.com         0408107788

$32,000 negotiable.      + purpose built trailer available for $1400 if required