Bernie Needs a 1275 backplate

Bernie has asked me to send out to members this message below.

to Mobile: 07905 412265


My change of camshaft necessitated a slot drive oil pump. The new pump goes in OK, but I cannot refit the engine backplate as the new pump is wider than the old one.(1098 Sprite).
I am told that the answer to my problem is a 1275 backplate and pump cover.

So, has anyone got a spare 1275 backplate they are willing to sell? N.B. it must be a 1275.

This is urgent. I’m desperate !!

Best regards.

Valentines Run 18th Feb 2018

Hi All .

I have just spoken to the New manager of the Kilton , Andy and he has assured us we have our bookings in the conservatory for this year , the March meeting it was booked by another group, but as I said we have been meeting there for the last 17year, He now fully understands, as no information was left for him and he will now sort it .

On the morning of the Valentines Run 18th Feb, we will be Starting from the Kilton and he is going arrange drinks for us as we do For our Cars & Coffee Meeting at £2, buying your cups at the bar. from 9-30am for early arrivals, we hope to start the run at 10.30am.

Regards Neil

Windermere & Ambleside charity Classic car show ( For Info)

Dear Classic Vehicle Owners,

You are receiving this email as you are registered as an owner of a Classic Vehicle.

Windermere & Ambleside Lions Club is responsible for the annual Charity Classic Vehicle Show – and owners are invited to bring along their Classic Vehicle to the beautiful Grasmere in the English Lake District display your vehicle to the public and to fans of classic vehicles.

Since its inception this Lions event has grown year on year and has attracted some magnificent vehicles, lots of visitors and has helped to raise thousands of pounds for some very worthwhile local charities.

We are pleased to announce that this year’s event is scheduled for Sunday 17th June 2018 and we encourage you all to bring along your classic vehicles and display them to the public, and as usual we will be awarding prizes to the Best Car, Best Truck, Best Motorbike and Best Tractor.

There is a minimum suggested donation of £5 to enter your Classic Vehicle, which also gets two people into the show – all proceeds from our event are donated to very worthwhile charities.

If you plan to attend then we advise you enter now – before the end of May – as this will enable you to benefit from the lower-priced entry fee, and your name / vehicle will appear in the show programme. Entries on the day will be charged at £10 per vehicle.

If you are interested you can download your entry form here.
Please complete this form and send with your payment to the address that is specified. If you have already entered then there is no need to take any further action.

We very much hope that with your support the Lakes Charity Classic Vehicle show will continue to grow, and 2018 will be even bigger and better than ever. We very much look forward to welcoming you on the day – please let us know if you have any questions.

The Windermere and Ambleside Lions Club

Valentines Day Run 18th Feb 2018

Hi All.

This year the Valentines Day Run is on Sunday the 18th Feb 2018 .

We will be following a route starting at the Kilton Inn with Coffee/Tea 10am for 10-30am start. When we will make for The British Ironworks Centre, Oswestry, Shropshire. This is a distance of 60+miles.  Time can be spent looking around the centre were they serve light snacks , we will return mid-afternoon via a different route. Mike is busy working on the fine details for the day. We already have 15 cars booked in.

If you have NOT already given me your name as attending this event, please do so ASAP. just to give us an idea how many route books we might need to print. Thank you.

Best regards .



Happy New Year from the London Area of the Midget & Sprite Club

Happy New Year from Gary (London Area Rep of the Midget & Sprite Club),

I hope to be a lot better at keeping you up to date this year.
Our next meeting will be in the evening of Tuesday 13th of February at the Ace Cafe
I’ll be there from around 6:45pm onwards and I look forward to greeting any members who’d like to pop along.
I can be contacted by email at or by phone on 07505 528 026

In addition, although it’s short notice, there will be a run tomorrow (Sunday 7th) across many of the London Bridges.
meeting ( for start) Start Point : Rotherhithe McDonalds, Evelyn Street, London SE8 5AW and ending at Rose of York pub Petersham Rd, Richmond TW10 6UY

Please email me for a word document of the route, should you wish to join us.

Finally, please feel free to email me with any request, suggestions etc.

Kind regards