Internet Spridget List Members For Canada(14)



Name: Bethune, Steve
Date:5/15/2003
City: Simcoe
State/Province: ON
Country: Canada
Area Code: 519
Phone(Home): 428-4636
eMail: steve@nationalelectronicservice.com
Web Site: None
Model: 1965 Sprite,
Model: 1961 Midget,
Model: 1976 Midget,
Check: NO
Who You Are: Found the two older cars in a swamp and did a complete restoration. Just got a 1976 and also have to do a complete restoration on it. Have been into british sports cars from when I was about 10 years old finished my frist car when I was only 15 years old.

Name: Duquette, Robert
Date:1/12/99
City: Ottawa
State/Province: ON
Country: Canada
Area Code: 613
Phone(Home): 733-8944
eMail: RobertDuquette@Sympatico.ca
Web Site: http://www3.sympatico.ca/robertduquette
Model: 1965 Sprite MKIII, HAN8/45200
Comment: RHD
Check: YES


Name: Grint, Michael
Date:6/5/2001
City: Stoney Creek
State/Province: Ontario
Country: Canada
Area Code: L8G 4T4
Phone(Home): 905-643-4673
eMail: mgrint@sympatico.ca
Web Site: None
Model: 1958 Bugeye,
Check: NO
Who You Are: I have been retired at the time of writing 6 years, I was a sales manager for nearly 30 years with a linen supply company. I purchased my Bug Eye in 1995 as a retirement project. Actually what I bought was a body, an engine and transmission, and 12 boxes of parts. There were also 11 wheels, 2 radiators, 3 doors, but you get the idea. It took me three years and a ton of money to complete the rebuild, my wife calls it the money pit. However she enjoys the rallyes and trips as much I do. Our six grandchildren think it's a cool car.


Name: Hiley, Dave
Date:2/1/99
City: Calgary
State/Province: Alberta
Country: Canada
Area Code: 403
Phone(Home): 279-5378
Phone(Work): 273-7296
eMail: dhiley@cadvision.com
Web Site: None
Model: 1972 Midget MKIII, GAN5UC113937
Check: YES
Where: 403 area code
Who You Are: I'm a 46 year old business manager for a wholesale distributor. In 1972 I was living in Vernon, British Columbia and a friend decided to start racing a '65 Sprite. A short time later another '65 came up for sale and I bought it. It was in pretty rough shape even though it was not very old and it soon inherited most of the first race engine. I went on to spend lots of money on BL performance parts and thoroughly enjoyed many slaloms and even the occasional ice race! Then came marriage etc and in '76 the Sprite turned into the down payment for our first house. Fast forward to 1991and a chance Sunday drive to Bragg Creek, a small town in the foothills west of Calgary. Parked beside the road with a For Sale sign was a bright yellow Midget. Had to stop and check it out. 35,000 miles???? Can't be. Well maybe. The interior was like new and the body showed no signs of rust (even in the driver's footwell) and the fridge magnet test revealed only a small patch of body filler in the hood. The paint job (it was orange originally) left a lot to be desired but it easily passes the 30 ft test. The owner had purchased a brand new top when the local dealer BL was closing so that was a bonus. My first priority was to have fun as soon as possible so the front A arms had to be replaced. With that done and a little regular maintenance, she ran well till the summer of '97 when the clutch expired. I could not bring myself to pull the engine and not breath a little fire into it like the "good old days" so it came apart in February of '98. New pistons, cam, valves, dizzy, a little head work, balanced, new headers and other misc. stuff and fired it up on September 20th. What a treat. Way more torque than what I remember from my previous 1098. I now NEED 5.5" rims and new tires and then I will try a few slaloms again. I plan to attend Britfest which will be held this year in Fairmont B.C. in June and hope to make it to Rally in The Valley in Vernon in July. Many thanks to all the Spridget listers who provide such a wealth of information and creative solutions.


Name: Inglis, Alan
Date:1/8/99
City: Vancouver
State/Province: British Columbia
Country: Canada
Area Code: 604
Phone(Home): 604-737-0044
Phone(Work): 604-224-4331
eMail: ainglis@bcresearch.com
Web Site: None
Model: 1974 Midget MKIII, GAN5UE140481
Comment: Excellent Daily Driver
Model: 1960 Bugeye, AN5L49552
Comment: Very rusty and dismantled
Check: YES
Where: tel area codes 604 & 250


Name: Ingram, Doug
Date:1/12/99
City: Victoria
State/Province: BC
Country: Canada
Area Code: 250
Phone(Home): 250-370-2820
Phone(Work): 250-592-3301
eMail: dougi@home.com
Web Site: none
Model: 1958 Bugeye, AN5L/636
Comment: Recent original restoration and making it better - a very early car!
Check: YES
Where: Victoria BC and area
Who You Are: I'm 45, married with 2 teenage children. My wife and I own a thriving retail pet food and supply business, which supports my LBC affliction. When younger, I owned a succession of Midgets, MGBs, and minis, but was without for many years. I was fortunate to find my car with all the major body, engine, and gearbox restoration completed to a high standard - the PO just ran out of time and money. The car gets lots of driving, I slalom with the local British car club, and at the same time I'm continuing to improve it and bring it ever closer to originality, which is my passion.


Name: law, ed
Date:1/23/99
City: thorold
State/Province: ont
Country: Canada
Area Code: 905
eMail: elaw 2vaxxine
Web Site: None
Model: 1960 Bugeye, an541496
Comment: driver about to be re restored after my sons mini
Check: NO


Name: LAW, ED
Date:10/9/2003
City: THOROLD
State/Province: ONT
Country: Canada
Area Code: 905
Phone(Home): 680 1429
Phone(Work): RETIRED
eMail: ELAW12@COGECO.CA
Web Site: None
Check: YES
Where: NIAGARA REGION


Name: McNaughton, Bill
Date:1/8/99
City: Toronto
State/Province: Ontario
Country: Canada
Area Code: 416
Phone(Home): 481-0295
Phone(Work): 369-6187
eMail: wjmcn@rogers.com
Web Site: None
Model: 1958 Bugeye, AN5-8410
Comment: 40th "birthday" was Dec 5/98.
Check: YES
Where: but I'm sure there are much more experenced listers whose opinion would be much more helpful as my car has always run well ever since I got it 10+ years ago.
Who You Are: I'm a lawyer who practices labour relations and employment law on behalf of management and who was very distraught to discover a number of years ago that what I thought of as "sports cars" were by then "vintage racers". My first ride in a sports car was in a Bugeye in 1959 when I was in grade 9 and taken to my first sports car race at a disused Commonwealth Air Training Program airfield which probably explains why in a "midlife crisis" instead of changing wives or chasing 17 yearolds I bought my bugeye one day at lunchtime.I promptly discovered that when there are already two cars and only a single car garage the purchase of a sprite that will henceforth occupy the garage results in an immediate cessation of verbal communication from ones spouse, a situation which is not improved by the joyful reaction of two young sons to daddy's little car. Both marriage and sprite survived,kids survived having a set of rear springs and other parts added to their luggage on a trip home from England and have stopped asking,"Dad, there are two of us but only one little white car. Which one of us are you going to leave it to when you die?" Marriage further survived the appearance in the front hall of a 3'x2' mounted poster print of the car just before the guests arrived on Dec. 5 /98 to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the car's production date. However there remains an annual dispute about the hardtop in the summer:Dad's appreciation of the fact it prevents sunburn through thinning hair vs teanagers desire for maximum air and sun.


Name: Muttart, Geoff
Date:2/12/99
City: Kentville
State/Province: Nova Scotia
Country: Canada
Area Code:
eMail: gmuttart@mtdc.ns.ca
Web Site: None
Model: 1961 Bugeye,
Check: YES
Where: Mainland Nova Scotia, Eastern New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island


Name: Reddin, Clive
Date:9/28/2002
City: Toronto
State/Province: Ontario
Country: Canada
Area Code: 416
Phone(Home): 405-9853
eMail: cliver@rogers.com
Web Site: None
Model: 1976 Midget 1500, GAN6UG 172714 G
Comment: Roadworthy.
Check: YES
Where: Varies depending upon distance/location
Who You Are: "Arthur" was bought from a second hand car lot by my father in 1989. Some TLC put "Arthur" back on the road. "Arthur" was last driven on the road in 1992. Housed in the garage, he occasionally saw the light of day until I bought him in 2002. With some more TLC "Arthur" is now back on the road with some 47,300 original miles. I am the 8th owner of "Arthur".


Name: Thompson, Daniel
Date:1/8/99
City: Montreal
State/Province: Quebec
Country: Canada
Area Code: 450
Phone(Home): 441-0197
eMail: dthompson@gbc.ca
Web Site: http://www.gbc.ca
Model: 1958 Bugeye, AN5L 612
Comment: under major restoration
Model: 1965 Sprite MKIII, HAN8L 40474
Comment: all original and loads of fun!
Check: YES
Where: Eastern Canada: Quebec, Ontario; Vermont and upstate NY
Who You Are: Married, father of two boys (6 and 3 yrs.); occupation: president of portfolio management firm; also president of local Jag Club (but sold all my Jags in disgust!); Formula One racing fanatic; hope to go vintage racing in a Sprite very soon; heavy into originality and period correct, even if it is slower :-)


Name: Will, Ken
Date:6/6/2001
City: Merritt
State/Province: British Columbia
Country: Canada
Area Code: 250
Phone(Home): 250-378-5601
Web Site: kwwill@uniserve.com
Model: 1977 Midget 1500, Gan6uh193136G
Comment: bought totally apart. getting back together...
Check: YES
Where: within 2 hours drive...
Who You Are: I had midget when younger.... couple years ago I had a '73, and a '74.. but sold those as far to much work.. picked up the '77 for a fair price totally apart and "hope" to have it on the road 1.5 yrs after I bought it..It was a "SndGlow " color but have changes to a bright red... I'm a Health Care worker in a nursing home..


Name: Wood, David
Date:1/8/99
City: Elora (Centre Wellington)
State/Province: Ontario
Country: Canada
Area Code: 519
eMail: dewood@sentex.net
Web Site: http://www.sentex.net/~dewood/sprite
Model: 1960 Bugeye, 21349
Check: YES
Where: Roughly east to Toronto, south to Lake Erie west to London, and north to Georgian Bay
Who You Are: I am an electronic technologist presently working in test engineering. I am a member of the Austin-Healey Club of America, Southern Ontario Chapter and the British Saloon Car Club of Canada.