It has been said, and justifiably, that the Sprite and Midget as produced by the MG Car Company from until , provided motoring enthusiasts with by far the most amount of enjoyment, for by far the least amount of money. One of the most versatile sports cars ever, owners were within days of its announcement, competing successfully with them in all branches of motor sport, and have continued doing so ever since. Equally at home whether being used for racing, rallying, hillclimbing, sprinting, trialling, or auto-testing, these diminutive machines were and are truly competitive, and in talented hands always capable of some giant slaying results. The MkI Midget, as announced in June and fitted with a
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Midget and Sprite Club – Serving the Spridget since
The club is UK based, although we do welcome overseas members, and currently has around members whose interests range from perfect factory fresh cars, restoration projects, everyday runabouts and serious racing cars. Whatever your interest you will find like minded Spridget fans in the club. Club activities are based around local area groups with over 20 currently active around the country. Each area runs its own activities with nearly all having a regular monthly meeting where members can talk about and show off their cars, enjoy a drive out through our countryside or just catch up with friends. You will find details of the area group nearest you in the regional area. All areas welcome new members and if you fancy popping along to a meeting before you have joined the club you will be made very welcome.
MG MIDGET 1500cc
The first version, announced at the end of June ,  was essentially a slightly more expensive badge-engineered version of the MkII Austin-Healey Sprite deluxe version. The original 'frogeye' Sprite had been introduced specifically to fill the gap in the market left by the end of production of the MG T-type Midget as its replacement, the MGA had been a significantly larger and more expensive car with greater performance. Many existing MG buyers turned to the Sprite to provide a modern low-cost sports car and so a badge-engineered MG version reusing the Midget name made sense. The new Midget differed from the Sprite only in grille design, badging, improved interior trim, better instruments and added external polished trim to justify its higher price. Mechanically the car was identical to its Austin-Healey counterpart, retaining the rear suspension using quarter-elliptic leaf springs and trailing arms from the 'frogeye'.
You will find similar Clubs in Victoria and South Australia. Started in June , we have the honour of being the oldest continuously running Sprite and Midget club in the world. In the following pages, you'll find information on our Club and the types of activities in which we are involved, as well as technical information, and history on Spridgets, particularly as regards to Australia. Our Membership currently stands at around the mark, and is slowly growing.