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Press Release - Spridget 50 - The Big Party.
50 years of the Sprite/Midget cars. Gaydon, May 2008[Return to the main Press Releases page]
March 2008 Update.
Where is she now?
What could be more evocative than a wonderful English river bank. The only thing missing would be a beautiful young lady to sit demurely in the little car. Folklaw has it that in these circumstances, the BMC publicity department would trawl their office typing pools in search of a suitable young lady.
Approaching the 50th Anniversary of the Mk1 Sprite and with the arrival back on these shores from Australia of “PBL 75” the very car used as the publicity vehicle, the organisers of the Spridget 50 Birthday party are searching for information and hopefully the whereabouts of the young lady featured all those years ago in so many of the early publicity shots.
Do you know who she is? Do you know where she is?
We would love to reunite both of them at the 50th Birthday Party to be held at The Heritage Motor Centre, Gaydon, Warwickshire on Saturday 24th of May 2008. Further details available at www.Spridget50.com
Come along to the official party to celebrate 50 years since the launch of the Austin Healey "Frogeye" Sprite and all subsequent Sprites, MG Midgets and derivatives. Let's make this the largest collection of Spridgets ever seen!
To register an early no obligation expression of interest, and to receive priority booking information, please contact us with your name, Spridget age and details:
Tel 07963 433832
Spridget 50 - March 2008 Press Release.
“Spridget50” the Birthday Celebration to be held at the Heritage Motor Centre Gaydon on Saturday 24thMay 2008 is shaping up to be the largest collection of Sprites, Midgets and derivatives ever congregated in one place.
Members of the Midget & Sprite Club, Healey Drivers Club, MGCC, MGOC and Austin Healey Club have joined together and the aim of gathering together 1000 Sprites and Midgets is quickly becoming a reality.
Many rare and historic cars such as the original press car “PBL 75” and John Sprinzel’s Sebring Sprite “PMO 200” will be joined by currently raced examples along with drivers and personalities from the past to the present.
We have the pleasure of welcoming prominent members of the Healey family and can now announce two very special guest speakers, Don Hayter, responsible for the production of the Frogeye Sprite when it came to Abingdon and the Former Chief Engineer of the M.G. Car Company and Mike Garton, prominent Spridget racing driver and author.
Other events on the day will include Midget & Sprite Auto-jumble and Trade Stands and we are delighted to say that both the Concours and “Pride of Ownership” competitions have almost reached full capacity.
For those interested in less Spridgety pursuits there is the Gaydon Motor Heritage Museum as well as the Land Rover 4 x 4 Off-road experience, Go Karts and Miniature Roadway in addition to a Nature path and Children’s playground.
The organizers are proud to announce that all profit generated by the event will be donated to Macmillan Cancer Support.
More news will be announced closer to the day but in the meantime if you would like your Spridget to attend the Birthday Party and receive the special joining and entry pack please book online or download the application form at www.spridget50.com alternatively call the ticket hotline on 01954 231125.
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