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.
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 [...]
Current Car: MK IIA Austin Healey Sprite Years of Membership: 22 I first joined the AHSDC in 1987 as an 18 year old, after an old school mate, Tim Dore told me what a great weekend he had spent at Bordertown in SA. He had been with his parents, and all these other people where they had been driving around [...]
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 one [...]
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 [...]
I bought my ‘61Mark 1 Sprite (HMC 800) on the 31st October 1966, from a B.W. Mulligan of Brighton for $800, and I was the third owner. It was considered an ‘old’ model, but it was in perfect condition and still in its original colour of pale Aintree Green and was fitted with a J & S fastback hard [...]