Message sent by Graham Kirkup

Message from Midget and Sprite Club


by Graham Kirkup

Hi All,

Our club meeting last Thursday 14th whilst lacking in numbers was high on content, apart from discussing future motoring events electrical matters were a topic. Having a limited understanding¬† together with a great respect of electrics since you cannot smell it or see it, but it can kill you is enough for me and I steer clear of working on it and its effects even on cars, maybe reinforced by an article in ‘enjoying MG’ a while ago where rubber bumpered MGBGT.s would misteriously start up¬† and if in gear drive on with calamitus effect. This was found to be an electrical fault asociated hand brake warning light wired through the ignition.

Gordon Higgs and Chris Flinders both recalled odd electrical incidents and problems, Higgsie in particular referred to the Aston Martin Lagonda of the 80’s which used cathode ray tubes to operate dashboard screens, with their inherently lethally high currents if one had to carry out work in those areas.


April 6-7 Snetterton- Peter Chase has highlighted this ‘proper’ classic car racing event, he is going along and wondered if anyone of us was also going to inform him via myself.

Easter Saturday April 20th Fun Run starting at Morrisons car park Cambourne 10:30 then on to Jordan’s Mill near Gamligay all via minor roads calling at various places of interest en route for an early evening meal c 6:30pm at The White Swan Conington – contact myself or Chris Flinders ( if interested.

Sunday April 28th ‘Drive it day’ charity fun run starting from Melbourn Village College The Moor Melbourn SG8 6EP at 11am. ¬£5/car donation to Cherryhomes Trust for help to physically disabled people in the Cambridge area.( The easy run (with tulip diagrams provided) will visit Thaxted and finish at Finchingfield (approx 28miles) with optional lunch stops. This is not a speed event and takes in minor roads most suitable for our cars as an enjoyable run.

Sunday May 5th Earsham Hall classic vehicle and country fayre. Organised by The Bungay Area Lions Club contact:

Sunday July 14th Kimbolton classic cars and country fayre.Please let Chris or myself know asap for entry passes. We will be alloted our own area, this has something for everyone.

Sunday August 4th Higham Ferrers classic car and country fayre, this is a super event, also smaller in scale than Kimbolton thus limited space.

We intend to organise another tenpin bowling event but at Pidley sports venue thanks to Nigel/Diane Fenn, watch this space.

We will be planning other events and look forward to some good weather to make them more enjoyable, otherwise catch up with you at our next meeting Thursday April 11th at The White Swan.

Graham Kirkup frogeye TVS 664



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