Sprite Club Classic Sports Car Cruise

The first Sprite Club Classic Sports Car Cruise event  hit Adelaides streets on Saturday last. With a turn up of 14 cars of various marques. The weather turned on idyllic conditions for top down motoring.  The odd wave coming from dinners at curbside eateries. Our convoy became temporarily scattered as we had to navigate around closed off roads due to horse trials in the east parklands. We  regrouped  on Anzac highway and did a reasonable job of clogging the road with sports cars. After  a 1 hour drive we gathered at K mart on Tapleys Hill road where Sprite club members voted Trevor Hawkins immaculate Triumph TR6 the most appealing car and duly presented him with a trophy. The whole thing was low key, informal, very friendly and most enjoyable. We learned from the experience and everyone asked about next time which we will organize for a Saturday evening in February. Watch this Space. A big thank you to all who attended.

Message from the president (pt 2)

Hi Sprite Club Members.

At the AGM the Subs for the 2018 Sprite Club year were discussed and the following was put to the members, and was adopted by the members.

There has been an increase and decrease of the fees, depending upon the membership type.

The Subs for 2018 will be the same for Single and Family. These will be $50. Therefore members will now effectively join as a Family which covers member, spouse, and any children under 18 years.

This will streamline the membership options and allow all members and partners to benefit from any Club subsidies at events, as well as insurance coverage, etc.

The joining fee will also be $50 for both member categories.

These subs will be due at the December meeting, and must be paid by 31st December if you have a vehicle on Club Registration

So this leads to marking your diary for Monday 4th December for the Christmas BBQ Meeting. This will commence at 6.00pm in the grounds of the Fullarton Park Community Centre.

The club will provide the meat and salads, please BYO Chairs and drinks.

More info will follow.

Your Spritely

Gordon Boyce – President

Message from the President

Hi Sprite Club Members.

Thanks to those who attended the Display Day on Sunday 5th of Nov and the AGM on the 6th Nov.

Thanks to members for my nomination for the role of President, and all other nominations and volunteers for the other committee positions.

We all look forward to “steering the wheel’ for another Spritely Year.

Here is the 2018 Committee:

President: Gordon Boyce
President Elect: ????
Secretary: ????
Treasurer: Darryl Hanna
Social Co-Ordinator: ????
Clubman Rep: Barry Edson
Web Master: Chris Brine
Library: Miles Jackson
Club Registration: Don Cardone & Gordon Boyce
Regalia: Ken Dutch
Competition Rep: Pat Miller
FHMVC Rep: Don Cardone

As you can see there are a couple of vacancies.

Due to low numbers at the AGM, these position are still vacant and we will be looking for nominations at the December BBQ meeting, to help with the operation of the Sprite Club of SA.

If you would like to nominate or have any questions about what is required of these roles, please feel free to contact me or any of the committee.

Yours Spritely

Gordon Boyce – President

Sprite Club of SA Display Day 2017

 

For those members who were at last year’s 2016 Sprite Club Display Day at the Wigley Reserve will remember it was a cold,windy and very wet Sunday. So wet and windy that those who made the early morning journey gave up and went home by about 11.30.

But for 2017 it was a very different story at Wigley!

The sun was shining,the sky was blue and the temperature was heading up to the mid 30’s. I arrived at about 8.30 and Glenelg was starting to come alive with the usual mixture of cyclists,dog walkers and joggers.

On my arrival in the Magnette I was directed by Gordon to park next to Michael and Pat’s rather stately Rover P5B V8 saloon in the associate vehicle section. I set up my new MG Magnette display board on the excellent metal stand made by Gary Brock. Then,with Don and David’s assistance we erected the club banner. By now about fifteen cars had been already lined up by Don,Gordon,Gary and Michael. A steady stream of Sprites and Midgets and a wide variety of club members other cars continued to arrive over the next few hours.

The associate cars included an assortment of Big Healeys and Clubmans, as well as a Ford Capri GT,an MG Magnette, Rover  P5B, Rover P6 V8,Alfa Romeo,Waler race car and an MGB GT.

A highlight of the day for me was to see that my red Sprite MK 2a that had been brought along by Bridget,the current owner.

It was the second Sprite I had owned and I hadn’t seen it for over ten years. I bought it at the 1990 Grand Prix auction held at Wayville and sold it ten years later in 2000.When the final hammer fell on my winning bid a young chap in front of me called Gordon Boyce turned around and asked me if I wanted to join the Sprite Club!

We had our usual voting slips for favourite Spridgets and favourite associate car. Don’s Sprite Mk.1 took out the Sprite & Midget section and Ian Hay’s Austin Healey 100/4 took the associate car award.

Total number of cars on display was forty one. Twenty six Sprites & Midgets and sixteen associate cars.  

Thanks to the excellent turnout of cars from our club members and the Healey Club the 2017 club Display Day was a great success. We had great weather and plenty of interest in our cars from the public. Thanks to Don Cardone and all who played a part in organising a very enjoyable day at Wigley.

Ken Dutch                                                                    18-11-2017

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Classic sports car cruise Saturday 18 November

To add a little interest to proceedings would all Sprite club members attending the classic sports car cruise on this Saturday evening please make a note of the participating car they find most appealing. Please let me know your choice upon arrival at our destination at Fulham shopping center as we have a small trophy to present to the driver with the most votes.

Does attendee have a spare seat in a sports car as my anticipated ride has dipped out and I do not think the constabulary would take kindly to me using my racing sports cars. Pat Miller 0421289706

CLASSIC SPORTS CAR CRUISE November 18th

Members of the Sprite club of SA are arranging a sports car cruise around Adelaide on the evening of November 18th similar to the cruises run by Grant Zipple for American cars. The cruise is informal, low key, sort, sharp and won’t take a lot of time. It is simply a chance to enjoy classic sports cars, provide opportunity for a chin wag, and generally check out the scene. We welcome any classic sports car drivers to join in.

We intend to gather in the vicinity of K mart Firle Plaza on Glynburn Road from 6:30pm departing at 7:30pm, driving on Magil rd turning onto Fullarton rd, negotiating the Victoria roundabout onto Wakefield st through the center of Adelaide, West trce, then driving along the Anzac highway turning on to Tapleys Hill rd. arriving in the vicinity of Target Fulham Gardens, corner of Tapleys Hill road and Valetta road Fulham Gardens 8:30 pm ish for a final gathering.

As a courtesy SAPOL will be advised of our activity. Driving standards should reflect the utmost respect for safety and our road rules.

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 nanmiller@adam.com.au While we would prefer the cruise to be for cars that are genuine classic cars or replicas of classics and of course clubman type cars we do not wish to be too fussy.

The object of the exercise is 1: To have fun. 2: Create an awareness of our cars and maybe generate a little potential long term demand for them. 3 Hopefully promote Adelaide as the go to place for tourists who like cars.

Weather if the weather bureau predicts a temperature for the day over 36 deg C or a greater than 20% chance of 5mm or more rain, the cruise will be postponed to a later date.

Regards
Pat Miller.

0421 289 706

Email nanmiller@adam.com.au

 

All British Day 2018

Dear All British Day Entrant,

I am pleased to report that many entrants have utilized our new on-line registration facility. As a result, entry numbers are looking promising compared to this time last year. So, if you are one of the many entrants that are all signed up and entered thank you. You can go back to preparing your vehicle. And we look forward to seeing you at Echunga for All British Day 2018. However, if you have not entered or you know of a fellow British vehicle owner who has not entered yet please read on.

We have fielded correspondence from some past entrants asking when they may expect their entry form by email for ABD 2018. The answer is you will not, we only emailed past entrants last year as a last resort, as our new website was not finished. The new website has been operational since 1/10/2017.

In the interests of being fair, there may be a few entrants who might have misunderstood what the entry process is for ADB 2018, so we will keep registrations open for another week. So, you now have until the November Wednesday 22nd to enter for All British Day.

To register you must go onto the ABD website and either print, fill in and post an entry form, or, alternatively fill in the online registration form which will redirect you to a Pay Pal site for credit card payment.

Please click on this link below for entry information.

http://www.allbritishday.com/all-british-day-entry-form

I trust the above clarifies any misunderstanding on how you enter your British vehicle for All British Day 2018.

We do want to see you and your British Vehicle at the next year’s All British Day, so now is the time to act!

Should you require any assistance with registration, please contact our Secretary John Michelmore 0490 677 520 email blushinggrape@iinet.net.au

 

Kind Regards

Jamie Sandford-Morgan

President All British Day

All British Day entry

Dear All British Day Entrant,

Registrations for All British Day 2018 close in just over two weeks! To register you must go onto the ABD website and either print, fill in and post an entry form, or, alternatively fill in the online registration form and submit it with credit card payment.

Please click on this link below for entry information.

http://www.allbritishday.com/all-british-day-entry-form

I trust the above clarifies any misunderstanding on how you enter your British vehicle for All British Day 2018.

We currently have entries coming in and we do want to see you and your British Vehicle at the next year’s All British Day, so now is the time to act!

Should you require any assistance with registration, please contact our Secretary John Michelmore 0490 677 520 email blushinggrape@iinet.net.au

Kind Regards

Jamie Sandford-Morgan

President All British Day

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