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.
Purchased in February 1979 as a shell with a couple of trailer loads of bits, the Bugeye had been extensively modified to house a Holden 6 cylinder grey motor, gearbox and radiator. The transmission tunnel was missing from the handbrake forwards as was the inner footwell sides, chassis cross member, radiator supports and battery box area. The rear guards were [...]
It’s hard to think that I have owned my Sprite for over 37 years! Back in 1972 I helped a fellow engineering student rebuild his MGB over a few months. This got me keen on buying a sports car. MG's were too expensive and the only sports cars that I could afford were Austin Healey Sprites. I decided on one [...]
In 1972, aged 18 I got my drivers licence and started to think about wheels. I was keeping company with a couple of mates one of whom had a Bugeye, followed soon after by a Midget, the other an MGB. This fostered my interest in getting a roadster but there was one catch! – I was cash strapped and with [...]
Back in August 1967 I came across Mr Bug sitting on the revolving turntable at Pitstop Motors. At the time I was looking for my first car, it had to be a Bug Eye Sprite as my brother-in-law had one and it was one of the vehicles that I learnt to drive in. Ross Wyn invited me into the showroom [...]
This was a more relaxed adventure than the one undertaken in earlier years, as I had a navigator (and driver) this time. This meant that I did not have to follow others and the destination folder to the letter each day. Needless to say, with a tour plan in an area the size of Tasmania, we met up with fellow [...]