Tagged Sprite and Midget

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Sprites and Midgets: Cheap and Cheerful

The most amount of enjoyment for the least amount of money Cute, fun, and affordable are the key benefits that most MG Midget and post-Bugeye Sprite owners point to proudly. Pin-sharp handling and throttle response makes drivers smile. Vintage racers and autocrossers love the power-to-weight ratio and potential for hot tuning. In production for 18…

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Three Great Cars for the First-Time Restorer

We constantly hear from people who want to buy a British car. They yearn for that sports car experience—a curvy road, a humming engine and a nice day to put the top down. Some want to do a frame-up restoration, while others just want a play car to take to shows. Perhaps it’s a father…

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Spritely Beginnings

I had my first glimpse of a Sprite during the winter of 1958. John Thornley, MG factory boss and BMC Competition Department instigator, heard that I was writing “Modified Motoring,” a tuning book on the A series Austin A35 and Morris Minor. He invited me to an early showing of the Bugeye so that I…

Tech Tips: Fall 1999

I bought my 1980 MGB a year ago from a very honest guy who was open to showing me all the problems as well as the good points of the car. He informed me that all of the light bulbs had been tested and replaced, but the turn signals still didn’t work! After buying the…

Rallying in Tasmania

One of the first 40th birthday parties for the Austin-Healey Sprite took place in Tasmania, that large and beautiful island off the southeast coast of Australia. It has long been the home of some of the most devout Sprite enthusiasts in the world, and no less than 14 of them prepared their beloved classics to compete in…

Spridget: The Bike Shed Ferrari

Spridgets: Sprites, Midgets, Bugeyes, Frogeyes. There must be a million of them and it looks as if no one owns just one. Actually, there were something under half a million (355,888) of them produced and their owners are among the most loyal afficionados around. Some of these folks have had one Spridget after another and…

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Customer Profile – Rex Urban

From Moss Motoring 1983 The Austin Healey has been popular since its debut thirty years ago. People take pride in their Healeys, many paying more attention to their car than their spouse. Clubs have been formed to help preserve the marque all around the world. In these clubs are some of the most devoted Healey…

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