March Bugeye Burble and Coming Events

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

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

6 March – Sprite Club Classic Sports Car Cruise – Southern Cruise
Join us for the first Classic Sports Car Cruise of the year with a run down south.
Starting at the Windy Point Lookout – Upper Car Park we will meet at 4.30pm for a 5.00pm departure. The destination is Port Noarlunga and try and catch the sunset!
Any further info Ph Pat Miller 0421289706 email

7 March – Clubbies SA – Southern Group
Southern Clubbies coffee and chat at The Perfect Note Cafe, 168/170 Main Road Blackwood this Sunday, from 8.30am

14 March – “Over COVID Rock ‘ n Roll Music Festival” and Car Display – Lenswood Memorial Park
Garry Beaton has invited us to display our vehicles at this Hills Picnic and music concert. Featuring Hills food and wine and some headline bands, including the Master’s Apprentices. The Sprite Club will have a display of Sprites, Midgets and Clubmans. More details on the web site 12.00pm – 9.30pm – Display Cars to be there from 10.30am
If you would like to display your car, please contact Gordon Boyce – 0417897905 or with your vehicle details and rego number.

17 March – Mid-Week Meander – “Hills Face Roam”
Russell and Judy Schmarr have organised the first Mid-Week Meander for 2021.
Meet at 9.30am at Hazelwood Park Playground car park, Howard Terrace, Burnside (off Greenhill Road) Departing at 10.00am, please BYO morning tea for a short stop on the way.
Please advise Russell or Judy you are attending by 15th March – Phone: 0403151715

21 February – Clubbies SA at the Rezz
Join the Clubbies SA group for their Informal coffee/breakfast meeting on the 3rd Sunday of each month, at The Rezz Hotel, 20 Hamilton Terrace, Newton, from 9am.

27th March – Hillclimb Come’n’Try 1 – Collingrove
A great day out for both spectators and competitors at the famous Collingrove Hillclimb in the Barossa Valley

12th April – General Meeting
Monday Fullarton Park Community Centre, 411 Fullarton Road, Fullarton Park.

17th April – Re-Union Re-Visited Dinner with the Stars and Their Cars – 6.00pm for 6.30pm
After a short adjournment for COVID shutdowns we will reunite and revisit our Dinner from 2020. Added with the Stars and their Cars this will make it a very special night.
Sporting Car Club clubrooms – Buffet Spit Roast Dinner plus pre-dinner drinks. More details to follow

Entries Open 2021 B2B

Registrations for the 2021 Bay to Birdwood, one of the world’s great historic motoring events, are now open. Click on the link below to register your vehicle and be one of the participants on Sunday 26 September

“The Bay to Birdwood’s new shape – celebrating all eras of historic motoring – was successfully ‘road-tested’ last year and this will be the new look for the Bay to Birdwood from hereon in,” said the Bay to Birdwood Chair, Michael Neale. “It is an iconic event, part of the fabric of the nation and we are really proud to present it here in South Australia every year.”

This year’s event will follow in the footsteps of 2020’s with a COVID-safe environment to keep all participants and spectators safe. It will again be a showcase of motoring history, with vehicles from all decades – antique, veteran, vintage and post war/early classic, classic, post classic and modern up to 31 December 1991. Due to current regulations, participation is restricted to 1400 vehicles (this may change as the event gets closer).Register online ASAP as places will fill fast.

Over Covid – 14 March – Lenswood Oval

Club member Garry Beaton has been instrumental in organising a fund-raising events for the Adelaide Hills communities

The Sprite Club has been invited to participate this event, we’d like to see as many cars as we can get up to the Lenswood oval

Garry provided the following information for club members…

posters for for the Sunday 14-3-2021 display as mentioned as many Sprite, Clubmans or any classic vehicle will be mos welcome  NO admission charge for the cars and their passengers,  we would like all vehicles there between 10 -11am and they can leave between the band changes aprox 1.5 hrs advise if any further info required we need to have an idea of attendee numbers for  covid marshalls and also advise all car owners to have their log books as we have police on site.

Please advise of attendance at either tonight’s General Meeting of be replying to this email,


General Meeting Monday 1 March

Don’t forget there is a General Meeting at the Fullarton Park Centre, 411 Fullarton Rd, Fullarton, from 7:30 for *pm start. Covid safe plans in place

All Historic at Mallala, 17th & 18th April

Hi Folks….please find attached our invite to your club to attend our event in April. I realise that this is fairly short notice however please consider joining us….it’s a great family day.Entries are now open on the SCC website.For further info please call me on 0408 277380….show and shine is specifically for cars however we will have display areas for bikes as well.Kind RegardsGraham Boulter(Chairman of Historic Racing Register of the Sporting Car Club of SA.)

McLaren Vale Vintage and Classic 18th April entries close 26 October

Wanted to Buy


I am a genuine buyer looking for a AH Sprite Mk1 (Bugeye).

I’m after a turnkey car in reasonable condition – just hop in and cruise with the Sprite Club, Coffee ‘n’ Chrome or even drive to work.

Ideally I would like a South Australian car, but an interstate purchase could be an option.

Please contact me on 0418815196 or

Thanks in advance.


2020 MSCA Trophy Presentation Day

Sunday 21st February was the date for the MSCA Trophy Presentation Day at Virgara Winery at Virginia. This day is held each year to acknowledge the winners for the various classes and overall winners for the MSCA Supersprints for 2020.

The past year was a challenge for the organising committee of the Marque Sports Car Association trying to continue to conduct motorsport events with everything that was going on in the world.

The first Supersprint of the 2020 season was the last motorsport event to be held in Australia before the COVID pandemic shut down the world for a number of months. As usual the MSCA rose to the challenge and covered all of the changing requirements with their usual professionalism and skill.

After the forced break the Supersprints returned and allowed the competitors to run at both Mallala and the MSCA conducted one of the first Supersprints on the East Circuit at The Bend Motorsport Park.

As well as the trophy presentations there was a chance for the MSCA member clubs to display their cars -and a great range of vehicles were on display, track cars, road cars and various other vehicles.

Of course the various winners were the true champions of the day and we congratulate all of the class winners and overall winners recognised on the day. These were for the various classes – Marque Sports, Street and Modified.

Sprint Champion 1st Place John Davies
Sprint Champion 2nd Place Fletcher Bolton
Sprint Driver 1st Place Michael Katsikitis
Sprint Driver 2nd Place Randall Warry
Class C Winner Dick Manning
Class D Winner Jason Edwards
Class E Winner Duane Kaak
Class EE Winner Pat Miller
Class G Winner James Taylor
Class H Winner Fletcher Bolton
Class J Winner Neil Martin
Class M Winner Malcolm Ebel
Class R Winner Michael Coles
Class T Winner Rob Atkins
Class U Winner Michael Katsikitis
Class V Winner Robert Hal
Class X Winner John Davies
As you will notice our own Competition Secretary, Pat Miller was the winner of the EE – Racing Clubmans category – Congratulations Pat!

The MSCA Member Clubs were also recognised – there winners were:

MSCA Club of the Year MX-5 Car Club
Best Presented Team MG Car Club of South Australia

If you would like to watch the presentation you can follow it via the link below:

Thanks to Helen Stephenson and the MSCA for use of the photos and video.

Flaggies – The Bend

Message received by Pat Miller, and will be benefit to club members who have volunteered to flag on the weekend.

If there are any other club members who would like to join them it is not too late. Just contact Murray Stephenson email address included.

Greetings All,

Thank you for volunteering to help as a flaggy at the Super Sprint on Sunday 28 February at The Bend West circuit. The event would not happen without you.

Thank you to Alfa Romeo, MX-5, Sprite, BMW, Nissan Datsun and MG Car Clubs.

Could you please respond to let me know this has been received so I can follow up any that go missing.

As part of our COVID compliance measures there will be no face to face briefings for officials.

Attached are the flaggies briefing notes which I ask that you read before the event. There may still be some briefing over the radio once you are in position.

Also attached is The Bend waiver which you need to print, sign and have witnessed. Then bring it on Sunday and hand it in at the gate. 

Please bring both documents with you.

You will need to pick up a radio and safety vest in garage 1 on Sunday morning. Garage 1 is at the North end of the main building.

Please find attached a list of volunteers for Sunday with your allocation listed in the Comments column.

If you have any issues please let me know. 

If for any reason you are unable to come on the day, or think beforehand that you may not make it, it is vital that you notify your club delegate and me immediately. Under COVID restrictions we have only signed up the minimum numbers so any withdrawals will be an issue.

Bring the usual things for flagging, chair, coat, hat, drinks, snacks, sunscreen?, etc. There will be sanitizer and wipes on site.

You will receive lunch as usual which will be served in garage 1 near form up. 

The gates will open at 0730 and close at 0900. Please report to garage 1 by 0815 ready to pick up your radio, vest and go. You can take a car to all points via “the moat” which is a dirt track outside the main concrete wall. Turns 1 to 6 travel clockwise (north) and 7 to 12 anti clockwise (south). Note that all flag bunkers are on the outside of the track, just some turn numbers are shown on the infield.


Murray Stephenson

Secretary, MSCA

Mobile: 0419 565 970


Shannons British at The Bend

With the cancellation of the traditional All British Day at the Echunga Oval, the owners of The Bend Motorsport Park stepped in and organised an alternative event on the same weekend.

Shannons British at The Bend consisted of a Show ‘n ‘Shine, Track Sessions for those competition vehicles to have blast around the circuit, a Motorkhana and Track Parade for the displayed cars and bikes.

With approx 200 cars and bikes on display, a number of competition vehicles and good weather, there was a good turnout of car enthusiasts, general public and Sprite Club members.

Dean King and Clive Spreadbury entered their competing vehicles for the Track Sessions, but gremlins affected both – Dean with brake issues at the end of the straight and Clive was having issues with the Mk II not achieving full revs!

There were a number of impressive track cars including a well developed TVR, Rover SD1, various Minis and older Singers, Jags and MG’s.

While on the display side there was David and Carole Tye and their lovely Lotus Elan. There were also the Bugeye, previously owned by Doug Gordon/Robert George and the nice Mk I Midget pictured above.

The Motorkhana did not eventuate, but the Track Parade gave all a chance to drive the 7.77km of the GT circuit. The crowd were able to stand on the pit wall and cheer and wave the participants at they completed a few laps behind the Safety Car.

Overall it was a good day, with many making use of the facilities of The Bend complex, including the cafe/coffee bar in the foyer, the restaurant and bar for a nice meal and refreshing ale or two. It was also noted that at the end of the day, many were booking into the Motel to stay the night, returning to Adelaide the following morning.

While the All British Day is scheduled for 2022, the British at The Bend gave those owners of British cars a chance to display and drive their cars this year.

Classic Sports Car Cruise.

Date   Saturday March 6th.

Time   4:30 pm for chat and checkout for a 5:00 pm departure. Sunset on the day is 7.46 pm

Start     Windy point car park upper level.


Drive down Belaiir Road.

Turn left onto Springbank Road.

Turn left onto Goodwood Road. Centennial Pk cemetery on your right.

Follow on to Fiveash Drive continue on Ayliffes Road. Parklands on your left. A good area to bunch up a little.

Carefully follow the signs to get onto the new southern expressway. If we miss here we may be lost in the labyrinth and never be seen again.

Follow the expressway for approximately 15 km. Vere left for the turnoff onto Beach road.

Turn right and head west onto Beach Road over the bridge.

Drive along Beach road for 1.3 Km cross over Dyson Road.

Proceed a further 0.5 Km along Beach Road and pull into Woolworths car park.

There will be a short presentation for the most appealing car and the car with the best patina as decided by our somewhat fickle judging panel.

People wishing to make an evening of it may wish to visit many of the eating places available in the Port Noarlunga area. Unfortunately, none of them have parking space for large numbers of cars in one area. I am reliably informed the Port Noarlunga fish shop is a good place to eat.

As usual all drivers are responsible for the roadworthiness of their cars and adherence to the rules of the road.

We welcome any and all sports cars. clubmans and specials to join us on the drive.

No club memberships are required.

Any further info Ph Pat Miller 0421289706 email

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