The Midget And Sprite Club. Serving the Spridget since 1983
4th Sunday of the month - Meet at The Angel, Addington, West Malling, Kent, ME19 5BB at 12:00 for lunch.
East Kent Meet
Last year’s Beast from the East seemed a distant memory as 12 months on our monthly get together bore witness to a warm sunny day with 19 diners and 5 Spridgets in attendance. Credible excuses by a number of others with cars needing minor repairs or Mots before the start of the season were quite acceptable but would have swelled our numbers even further. Not sure whether much talk was on cars but certainly discussion on our May Tour to Norfolk took place (what do we call it on the rally plaques?) plus plans for a fore runner to “Drive It” in April taking in the roads running around the South Kent coast, Dungeness to Deal. Whilst the May Tour is fully booked everyone is welcome on the Coastal Run just let me know. Next meet 10th March – see you there.
East Kent Rep
West Kent Meet
Well! I awoke from my slumbers and looked out of the window and what did I see - Fog! I live by the river Thames at a place from whence explorers have set sail never to return - Scott to the antarctic and Sir John Franklin to the North West Passage. Perhaps it is what is known as a Ghostly fog? After the passage of a couple of hours there was a slight lifting. Sprite or modern? I chanced the Sprite and was rewarded, once a short distance from home, by beautiful blue skies and a bright winter sun.
Others had taken advantage of the weather. Mark & Caroline Jackson visited from Richmond - not ‘Old Dixey’ but Surrey. They had braved the M25 / M26. Another visitor from Surrey was John Gibbons in his Frogeye.
Darren Tyre and Maria came in their freshly rebuilt E-Type Jaguar and very nice it looked too. Graeme Williams brought his newly acquired Sprinzel Sebring Sprite replica. Graeme’s father was one half of the famous ‘Williams and Pritchard’ whom contributed to the bodywork of the originals and bodied many other sports and racing cars. The rest of us contributed to an excellent line representing the many marks of Austin-Healey and M.G.Midget.
An added bonus was that hearing of us via the grapevine prospective new members paid a visit in their 1969 Midget owned for some thirty seven years