SPRITE STORIES

SPRITE STORIES2018-08-29T15:32:06+00:00

The following pages showcase some of the colourful members that make up the Club’s member base.

Read about the people, their cars and the things that they get up to in them.

Lincoln Ponton: Love at first drive

It was 1990, I was 20 years old, laying on the couch reading The Trading Post. The ad read “Sprite mk2a good condition, runs well, needs some work, $5500”. After a test drive around the block I talked the guy down to $4650 and it was mine. However, I had no idea what a ‘Sprite’ was. I just knew it [...]

Garry Neeman’s MK1 Sprite

In over 40 years of driving, I haven't owned many cars. Started in 1974 with a Valiant VC Regal sedan. A good car but I would advise against buying a car at night time. Turned out the paintwork wasn't so good. This was followed by a Valiant VJ Charger 770 with the 318 V8. Everyone should have at least [...]

Simon and Mandy’s Nigel

As we have a long history of naming and shaming Sprites, when Simon first came home with a bugeye shell I hunted around for a suitable name, which had to be British and preferably connected with a teddy bear. This goes back such a long way I no longer remember why, it’s just a tradition. Previous Sprites have had names [...]