One of those places where we want to take you, and we want you in the formation for the good of all, is the Australian 2012 Festival of Sprites. I really want to call on all of our Members who have not indicated , or who might be still contemplating involvement, to be part of this event because I know you will enjoy the ride and take memories from it. The event caters for those who wish to have track time, those who to drive socially ( that’s us mainly) and those who don’t even have a Sprite in fact! The fact you are a Sprite devotee you will want to meet up with Sprite devotees from WA,VIC,QLD, & NSW. See their cars, share the passion with them, and make new friends. What better place to do it than at Wangaratta, near by is Winton Raceway and Wangaratta is the gateway to so many wonderful touring roads,places of historic and scenic interest, many local producers of wine, cheese,olives and chocolate.
Excellent accommodation has been secured at extremely good rates and the tariff for the event reflects this, plus evening meals, lunches, a farewell breakfast and of course entertainment. A couple are going from our Club which is a great improvement from recent years.
Please give this event your serious consideration, don’t dismiss it lightly as something other people, it it aimed at you and you really enjoy yourself, big time.
Here is the latest abou.t the upcoming Festival of Sprites
Bulletin No 3
25 – 29 April 2012 – Wangaratta Victoria
A couple of cars listed for sale see Wanted / For Sale – Cars for Sale
Based on actual experience….
Range Road, heading up the hill, really wishing I had an extra 20hp…
Final count for 2011.
- 49 trips,
- 6734miles, or 10,774 km.
- Number of times broken down on the side of the road? 3
- Amount of money spent on maintenance….pass
- Average fuel consumption? don’t care
- Best moment…chasing down John Tran outside Lobethal.
- Worst moment…missing out on Fruchocs this year in the Bay to Birdwood showbag
After a brief period of being innaccessible, your favourite Sprite and Midget website is back on air. A couple of posts have been lost, but we are back.
Thanks to Chris, who knows how to fix internetwebcom stuff…
Bulletin No 3
Click on the above and then take a look PDF file at the bottom left corner of the
page. These are OUR Nationals. Note all meals are included in the costs!
This snap was taken somewhere plunging down Pound Road near Montacute one November morning. It’s one of those roads that rewards the Sprite driver, sweeping gently and inevitably downhill, running close to embankments, and ignoring the drop offs – until you remember that you have four drum brakes the size of nut bowls, and you haven’t updated your Will in years!
Al those members who have turned 60, but are not on the ‘Rocking Chair’could you please reply with your date of birth please.
Here is the club magazine for December 2011
Special thanks to Patrick for his hard work in making the changes to the format of the magazine!
The club magazine can also be accessed from the members area of the site – this will soon be locked down so you can only access it if you have a current membership and therefore be able to log into the website.
You will need the Adobe PDF reader or the plugin for your browser to read this document
Kym Ninnes will have copies for sale of his book at the meeting on 5 December.
It is the story of his trip around Australia in his Clementé clubman. It’s a good bit of Australiana, adventure, travel, dreams and cars. It is a great read and would make an ideal Christmas present especially for friends overseas. It comprises 170 pages, full colour with lots of photos and maps. It costs $29.95 or it can be ordered over the internet through www.kymroundoz.com where it costs an additional $3.50 p&h. I’ve attached a couple of pages to give you an idea of what it is like.
Sample pages 1
Sample page 2