Internet Spridget List Members For California(36)



Name: Algar, Jim
Date:11/17/99
City: Valencia
State/Province: California
Country: USA
Area Code: (661)
Phone(Work): 295-1910
eMail: JamesA@-hi-torque.com
Web Site: None
Model: 1969 Sprite MKIV, H-AN9-U/79140-G
Comment: Bought new in August of 1069
Check: YES
Who You Are: Copy Editor for Hi-Torque Publications, publisher of motorcycle/bicycle/ATV magazines.

Name: Atwater, Toby
Date:1/30/99
City: Santa Barbara
State/Province: California
Country: USA
Area Code: 805
Phone(Home): 886 8062
Phone(Work): 969 7554
eMail: tobyatwater@home.com
Web Site: http://www.tobysengineparts.com
Model: 1969 Sprite MKIV,
Comment: will look up VIN # soon.
Check: YES
Where: Santa Barbara, Goleta, Oxnard, Ventura, Camarillo, San
Who You Are: Student at UCSB (university of CA at Santa Barbara.) All of a sudden I got intrested in LBCs over one summer. I was determined to get one. 6 months later, thanks to the Spridget list, I found one in Camarillo, right next to home. Purchased it and I am currently restoring it to top notch condition. Check out my web site for lots of info.


Name: Blake, Lee
Date:1/8/99
City: Irvine
State/Province: California
Country: USA
Area Code: 949
Phone(Home): 949 559 4919
eMail: leeblake@home.com
Web Site: None
Model: 1978 Midget 1500, GAN6UJ209881G
Comment: just back after new paint
Check: YES
Where: general look over, rust, interior condition, light mechanical


Name: Bohler, Peggy & Dave
Date:4/5/00
City: Novato
State/Province: California
Country: USA
Area Code: 94947
eMail: pbohler@wenet.net
Web Site: http://www.geocities.com/bohlerbunch/BohlerBunch.html and http://www.geocities.com/bohlerbunch/Queenie.html
Model: 1978 Midget,
Comment: Kermit
Model: 1971 Midget,
Comment: Queenie (the current project)
Model: 1978 Bugeye,
Comment: TR7 - Peggy's - Hey, it's an LBC and when the headlites are on it is a Bugeye!! :o)
Check: NO


Name: Brown, Dave
Date:3/10/99
City: Palmdale
State/Province: California
Country: USA
Area Code: 661
Phone(Home): 538-9765
eMail: davebrown1@earthlink.net
Web Site: http://home.earthlink.net/~davebrown1
Model: 1978 Midget 1500, GAN6UJ2074716
Comment: White.
Check: YES
Where: Greater Los Angeles Area. I can email digital photos.
Who You Are: 44yo with wife, Genie and 3 children. I work as a Registered Nurse in the ICU at nearby Lancaster (CA) Community Hospital. I bought the car not running in August 1997 and have so far performed nearly all the fixing myself--and learned a lot doing it. In addition to working on my Midget, I enjoy bicycling, rowing, and playing the double bass.


Name: Cagle, Thomas
Date:10/16/2003
City: San Diego
State/Province: California
Country: USA
Area Code: 92117
Phone(Home): 858-274-7760
eMail: tcagle@san.rr.com
Web Site: None
Model: 1960 Bugeye, AN5L31709
Check: YES
Who You Are: I've had this little bug since 1968. It now has a 1275cc eng. & trans. with 40dcoe side draft weber, and will never let it go.


Name: Carey, John
Date:10/9/2003
City: San Jose,
State/Province: California
Country: USA
Area Code: 95136
Phone(Home): 408-264-9256
eMail: JCarey4NGs@cs.com
Web Site: http://pages.sbcglobal.net/jbcarey/index.html
Model: 1961 Bugeye, AN5L / 40067
Comment: Hot Street
Check: YES
Where: South Bay Area of Calif.
Who You Are: I have the Bugeye to die for (finally). It runs strong., is dependable, has 1380, Datsun 5 speed, Mqazda RX 7 diff with LSD and rear disk brakes as well as about every other trick modification that can bolt on and not destroy the car or it's British heritage. I enjoy having the Bugeye Gallery to picture them from the world over. (see the web site listed)


Name: Culp, Adam
Date:1/26/99
City: Menlo Park
State/Province: California
Country: USA
Area Code: 650
Phone(Home): 299-1107
eMail: aculp@mailhost.tcs.tulane.edu
Web Site: None
Model: 1974 Midget MKIII,
Comment: Originaly purple, now thriving in blue!
Check: YES
Where: San Francisco Bay Area, are codes 650, 408, 415, 510
Who You Are: I am a college student Tulane University currently, but what I love to do when I am back in my native state, CA, I drive my topless Midget around any chance I get. My favorite area is the Santa Cruz Mountains. Haven't seen any spridgets yet, but I have seen a "B" or two. By the way, Spridgets are more fun and true sports cars!


Name: Edmunds, Bill & Cindy
Date:3/26/00
City: Cobb
State/Province: California
Country: USA
Area Code: 707
Phone(Home): 928-6236
eMail: fatboy@metro.net
Web Site: None
Model: 1965 Sprite MKIII, HAN 8L 53059
Comment: Awaiting refurbishment
Model: 1969 Sprite MKIV, HAN 9U 80871G
Comment: Daily driver
Model: 1972 Midget MKIII, GAN 5U 115875G
Comment: Parts car
Check: YES
Where: Lake & Sonoma Counties


Name: Faulkner, Mostyn
Date:1/7/99
City: Dana Point
State/Province: California
Country: USA
Area Code: 949
Phone(Home): , 493-9818
eMail: mostyn_f@msn.com
Web Site: None
Model: 1959 Bugeye, AN5L/8625
Comment: Whoopie
Check: YES


Name: Fisher, Scott
Date:5/5/99
City: Sunnyvale
State/Province: California
Country: USA
Area Code: 408
Phone(Home): 736-3124
Phone(Work): 527-7686
eMail: sefisher@cisco.com
Web Site: http://www.living-history.org/
Model: 1974 Midget MKIII, GAN5UE152914
Comment: Totalled while parked in front of my home, Dec. 14, 1986.
Model: 1974 Midget MKIII, GAN5UE150977
Comment: Arrives in about three weeks! I can't wait!
Check: YES
Where: San Francisco peninsula, South Bay, to Santa
Who You Are: I bought my first LBC, the first '74 Midget listed here, on October 17, 1983. Hard to imagine it was only nine years old at the time. Unfortunately, it was totaled while parked in front of my house about three years later. I went through many other British cars, and I'll probably have still more (good lord, I hope so!) in years to come, but I'm back to the round-arch Midget. They just... do something to me. Don't think I'll have to explain why to this crew. I also run the annual Day Before The Britcars Day (on the Saturday before Rick Feibusch's Palo Alto All-British Car Meet). Write me for info.


Name: Gardner, Robert
Date:11/19/2002
City: El Cajon
State/Province: California
Country: USA
Area Code: 92020
Phone(Home): 619-588-0824
Phone(Work): 619-460-1000
eMail: rdgard@pacbell.net
Web Site: None
Model: 60 Bugeye, AN5L32314
Comment: Project car. Since 1967, Autocross & rally car and
Model: 60 Bugeye, AN5L12203
Comment: Project since '85 orig lic # 1BTR-013. Blue
Model: 60 Bugeye, ??? 9CUH14353.
Comment: Project-rolling tub some rust. Lic # 382 UGW
Check: YES
Where: Any where except underneath. Am getting too old for that.
Who You Are: I am an EMMY Award winning television producer/director/cameraman. I own Gardner Productions LLC, producing tv commercials, documentaries, Corporate films and video etc. since 1978. Love cars, raced for many years, autocross and some SCCA, Go-karts, rallys etc. I have a project Porsche 356 B Karmann Notch back coupe and a very fast sand rail. I live in San Diego. Working on a 1000sq ft. shop with a grease pit and 12X12 underground wine cellar.


Name: Gowins, Greg
Date:9/15/99
City: Dublin
State/Province: California
Country: USA
Area Code: 925
Phone(Home): 925-829-8696
Phone(Work): 650-846-6227
eMail: cartman@dnai.com
Web Site: http://www.thegreatcornholio.com
Model: 1969 Sprite MKIV,
Comment: Going to the paint shop!
Check: YES
Where: Bay Area, CA
Who You Are: I'm a lifelong LBC nut, and it's all my Dad's fault... He had a '65 Sprite that sat in our driveway until I got old enough to work on cars, and we fixed it up. When I left for college, he kept the car, and when I got kicked out of college, I had to have something to do, so I got my '69 Sprite. That was 7 years ago. It was my daily driver for 5 years, now it's my fun car. One of these days I'm gonna build one of those V8 MGBs.


Name: Griffith, Andrew "Drew"
Date:1/12/99
City: San Jose
State/Province: California
Country: USA
Area Code: 408
Phone(Home): 269-4603
Phone(Work): 956-2311
eMail: andrew.griffith@readrite.com
Web Site: None
Model: '62 Sprite MKII, AN6L71XX
Comment: Toyota Engine & Trans.
Check: YES


Name: Henderson, Bruce
Date:2/14/99
City: Camarillo
State/Province: California
Country: USA
Area Code: 805
eMail: bhndrson@west.net
Web Site: None
Check: NO
Who You Are: I just sold my '69 Sprite to another list member. Wah! I suppose I'll have to keep my eyes open for a clean Mk. I now.


Name: Hunt, Bill
Date:1/8/99
City: Hayward
State/Province: California
Country: USA
Area Code: 510
Phone(Work): 483-9020 x21
eMail: billh@aaai.com (Alt: pbhunt@pacbell.net)
Web Site: None
Model: 1964 Sprite MKII, HAN7L37671 (Herbytoy)
Comment: Currently under reanimation
Check: YES
Where: San Francisco Bay Area & Sacramento Area (I've learned a lot more about Spridgets)
Who You Are: I am a Purchasing Agent for a small company in San Leandro, CA who makes and sells aircraft jet engine parts for the USAF. I have owned only three LBC's among my many "wheeled toys". My first was a '68 Ford Cortina 1600 Deluxe (maybe an MBC?) that I spent a year going through the engine, tranny and electrics. It got totaled two weeks later. Next was a '62 MK II Sprite with Aluminum Olds V8 & Powerglide. It needed more help than I could give it at the time. I bought my current '64 MKII more on emotion than common sense and after I got my prize home found a lot more than I bargained for. I am determined to get it rebuilt and bring it back to life. At least I was able to drive it for about 2 years before numerous problems forced a complete teardown. Hopefully before 2000 Herbytoy will live again!


Name: Hurst, Brent
Date:11/15/2009
City: Carlsbad
State/Province: California
Country: USA
Area Code: 760
Phone(Home): (760) 720-9850
Phone(Work): (760) 889-4961
eMail: bshurst@sbcglobal.net
Web Site: http://www.carlsbadortho.com
Model: 1959 Bugeye, AN5L10900
Comment: 1275, Datsun 5 speed, Gold color
Check: YES
Where: North San Diego area, Possibly Orange county
Who You Are: Bought my first Bugeye in Sept. 2009. Owned a 1977 Triumph Spitfire prior to this.


Name: Kitterer, Bob
Date:2/13/99
City: Solana Beach
State/Province: California
Country: USA
Area Code: 92075
Phone(Home): (619) 755-2316
eMail: bkitterer@aol.com
Web Site: None
Model: 1960 Bugeye, AN 524918
Check: YES
Where: Greater San Diego
Who You Are: Bob - Retired - experimental physics Annice - Retired - computer system analyst


Name: La Baw, Clay
Date:6/5/2001
City: Sunland
State/Province: California
Country: USA
Area Code: 818
Phone(Home): 951-4982
eMail: clabaw@jpl.nasa.gov
Web Site: None
Model: 67 Sprite MKIV,
Comment: needs gearbox (stock or 5-sp)
Check: YES
Where: Sunland, Pasadena, Crescenta valley, San Gabriel valley


Name: Leland, Richard
Date:3/2/01
City: Durham,
State/Province: California
Country: USA
Area Code:
eMail: leland@sunset.net
Web Site: None
Model: 1972 Midget MKIII,
Check: NO


Name: Lindley, Ed
Date:8/21/2006
City: San Diego
State/Province: California
Country: USA
Area Code: 619
Phone(Work): 299-0200
eMail: lindlaw@yahoo.com
Web Site: None
Model: 1965 Sprite MKIII, HAN8L51017
Comment: OWNED SINCE 1-69
Check: YES
Where: San Diego area
Who You Are: Got Sprite day after got out of USMC for $950 (18000 miles) fm orig.owner back home in Orange County, NY. That was the place for this kind ofim car, with those great roads. At the time, new was $1888. Has a 1275 fm a 67. I have not used in a few years. Needs work now, time and $ permitting. Biggest need at present is bodywork. Have pulled engine 4+ (solo) over the years. Run 165s with no problem. Love the car. Older brother had a 59(?) BE, ivory w/red int.


Name: MacLean, Mike
Date:1/11/99
City: San Bernardino
State/Province: California
Country: USA
Area Code: 909
Phone(Home): 909-824-8632
Phone(Work): 909-426-9261 pager
eMail: macleans@earthlink.net
Web Site: none
Model: 1960 Bugeye, AN5-L/34172
Comment: Bone stock restoration in progress.
Check: YES
Where: within 25 miles or so because of my work schedule
Who You Are: I work 7 days a week for Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad as an engineer. Not much time to work on my restoration, but it will get done. Have owned seven Bugeyes since 1971. My first was a running example with 3 tops including the factory hardtop for $150.00, oh, for the good old days. I've also owned 3 MGBs, a TR3, an MGA, a Ford Cortina and lots of parts cars. I have a wife and 2 children, a house with a two car garage (Mercedes on one side-bugeye on the other-my other two cars stay outside) I am a member of Austin Healey Club USA, Austin Healey Club of America and locally the Austin Healey Club of Southern California. My inspiration for My Bugeye restoration came from Rob Garofalo, whom I met through an article in British Car Magazine, gave him a call and asked if I could photograph his car. That was back in 1994, we've been friends since then. He's why I joind the local club. He was president then. I feel the same way Rob does, you do not do this for gain, you do this for fun and to pass some knowledge or info on to someone else who has your feelings and passion for this hobby.


Name: McGee, Steve
Date:1/12/99
City: Sacramento
State/Province: California
Country: USA
Area Code: 916
Phone(Home): 362-7760
Phone(Work): 488-9788
eMail: samesq@pacbell.net
Web Site: http://home.pacbell.net/samesq
Model: 1966 Sprite MKIII,
Comment: under restoration
Model: 1967 Sprite MKIV,
Comment: parts car
Model: 1979 Midget 1500,
Comment: restored
Check: YES


Name: Miller, Larry
Date:1/8/99
City: Salinas
State/Province: California
Country: USA
Area Code: 831
Phone(Work): 649-3853
eMail: bugiiis@ado13.com
Web Site: http://www.ado13.com
Model: 1959 Bugeye, AN5L/25636
Comment: "BUGIIIS" Starting up on a full restoration
Model: 1960 Bugeye, AN5L/33728
Comment: Built from a tub and some parts catalogs
Check: YES
Where: Monterey, Salinas area
Who You Are: Custom computer software for Air/Ocean environment. Purchased first Bugeye in 1964. Purchased "BUGIIIS" in 1966. Only about six months without a Bugeye in the last 34 years. Owned many many LBC's and Porsche's over the years. We also have a 1978 Porsche 911 SC that we have owned since new.


Name: Moore, Harry
Date:7/17/2002
City: Valley Springs
State/Province: California
Country: USA
Area Code: 209
Phone(Home): 772-0850
eMail: botherme@cosmiverse.com
Web Site: None
Model: 1969 Midget MKIII, GAN 4U 66866 G
Comment: should be on the road by October 2002
Check: NO
Who You Are: I'm a mechanic for Silgan Containers in Stockton, CA. This is my third MG, and it was given to me by a friend at work. The other two were a 1961 MGA 1600 I bought in Lawrence,Kansas the day after I graduated from high school, and a MG 1100 Sedan I also bought in Lawrence as a "family car".


Name: O'Neill, Kathleen
Date:5/5/99
City: Morgan Hill
State/Province: California
Country: USA
Area Code: 95037
Phone(Home): (408) 778-0091
Phone(Work): (408) 894-5763
eMail: kathleen.oneill@quantum.com
Web Site: None
Model: 1962 Midget MKI, 63GAV2L17681
Check: NO


Name: Otte, Ric
Date:8/18/99
City: Felton
State/Province: California
Country: USA
Area Code: 831
Phone(Home): 335-3152
Phone(Work): 459-2819
eMail: otte@cats.ucsc.edu
Web Site: http://humwww.ucsc.edu/phil/otte/ric.html
Model: 61 Sprite MKII,
Comment: 1275, 5 spd
Check: YES
Where: Santa Cruz, CA
Who You Are: I got the car for free many many years ago, and although I got it running, I never drove it much. Finally a couple of years ago I suggested selling it to my wife, who threw a fit since I drove it on our first date. So I took that as a sign that I was supposed to fix it up. It now runs great, looks great, and is more fun than I ever imagined it would be. I've been reading the list for several months now. Although I don't consider myself a mechanic, I've sure learned a lot and am very thankful to everyone on it, even if I seldom post anything.


Name: Palmer, Christopher
Date:1/9/99
City: Concord
State/Province: California
Country: USA
Area Code: 925
eMail: ctp@gbn.org
Web Site: http://www.ctpdesign.com/baby
Model: 1969 Sprite MKIV,
Comment: Driver
Model: 1965 Sprite MKII,
Model: 1960 Bugeye,
Comment: Fiat Powered
Check: YES
Where: San Francisco Bay area


Name: Paschke, Jon
Date:1/26/99
City: Tehachapi
State/Province: California
Country: USA
Area Code:
eMail: birdman@lightspeed.net
Web Site: None
Model: 1971 Midget,
Model: 1971 Midget,
Check: YES
Where: Kern Co. Ca.


Name: Perry, Mark
Date:6/4/2001
City: Ventura
State/Province: California
Country: USA
Area Code:
eMail: markdp@pacbell.net
Web Site: none
Model: 1969 Sprite MKIV, han 9U 84884 G
Check: YES
Where: Ventura, Ca
Who You Are: I was a truck driver but broke my back. now mostly recovered and getting ready to start my retraining.


Name: Rogers, Jim
Date:1/18/2003
City: San Juan Capistrano
State/Province: California
Country: USA
Area Code: 92675
Phone(Home): 949-493-3965
Phone(Work): 949-295-9031
eMail: JARplanner@cox.net
Web Site: None
Model: 1959 Bugeye, AN5L28725
Comment: Purchased disassembled Bugeye in 2000, with '63 Sprite parts car. I am currently working on electrical wiring & exhaust system & exterior paint. Car has 1380 engine with Longman GT6 head, Elgin 003 cam (268 deg), single SU HIF6 carb, 5-speed transmission (Morriservice kit), and other "go" goodies. Intend to use Bugeye as daily driver.
Check: YES
Where: California - San Diego, Orange, Riverside & Los Angeles Counties.


Name: Sankey, Robert
Date:1/26/99
City: Glendale
State/Province: California
Country: USA
Area Code: 818
Phone(Work): 240-5280
eMail: counter@auto-part.com
Web Site: http://www.auto-part.com
Model: 1965 ish Midget,
Comment: F production Vintage race car
Check: YES
Where: San Fernando Valley/ LA area
Who You Are: I own and operate a British Auto parts and Restoration Shop. We specialize in Morris Minors but cover allmost all British cars (Hey, those Riley carb parts are hard to come by!)


Name: Snover, Rick
Date:1/9/99
City: San Diego
State/Province: California
Country: USA
Area Code: 619
eMail: rsnover@ix.netcom.com
Web Site: http://www.netcom.com/~rsnover
Model: 1959 Bugeye, AN5/21170
Comment: Speedwell Racer
Check: YES
Where: Depends


Name: Van Wig, Paul
Date:11/17/2009
City: Long Beach
State/Province: California
Country: USA
Area Code: 562
Phone(Home): 15624227201
Phone(Work): =20
eMail: pvanwig@me.com
Web Site: =20
Model: 1960 Bugeye, =20
Comment: work in progress not running
Model: 1965 Sprite MKIII, =20
Comment: parts car
Check: NO
Where: =20
Who You Are: =20 Got the LBC bug but not much time to work on them have a couple of = Morris Minors as well =20


Name: Vrba, David
Date:1/8/99
City: Dublin
State/Province: California
Country: USA
Area Code: 925
eMail: dave.vrba@am.sony.com
Web Site: None
Model: 1962 Sprite MKII,
Comment: 1275, Weber downdraft
Check: YES
Where: I have a long checklist I'd be glad to share


Name: Walters, Rick
Date:1/10/99
City: Manteca
State/Province: California
Country: USA
Area Code: 209
eMail: walters@mail.softcom.net
Web Site: http://www.softcom.net/users/walters
Model: 1960 Bugeye,
Comment: Puddles, Leaves them all over the drive
Check: YES