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Dedicated to the memory of the late Brian Archer who fulfilled his dream to re-create John Sprinzel's Sebring Sprite Coupé

 

Sebring Sprite Family

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Surname

Forename

Location

Interest

A

ANDERSON
Neil
Malta, Illinois, USA
Owns a Healey 3000, and is building a Sebring Coupe Replica
[VP Conclave Coordinator of the AHCA overseeing the annual Conclave]
ANSTEAD
Alan
Greenhithe, Kent, UK
Owns Sebring Coupe Replica 577 DNX
ARMOUR
Joe
NSW, Australia
Owns HAN9-R-237, probably the most important historic Sprite around which the works team took to Sebring and Le Mans several times.
AVEYARD
Nik
Pontefract, W.Yorks UK
Bought a Midget race car at 21 and hillclimbed it through the 90's. Currently has a W & P (Sebring 2) bodied Spridget and several other race cars.

B

BAGGOTT
John
Tunbridge Wells, Kent UK
Has written two books about Sprites and Midgets and over the years raced and rallied them. Currently has a Frogeye and 2 Midgets and keeps threatening to build a special-bodied Sprite.
BERG
Michael
Arhus, Denmark
Building Sebring Rep from Kai Eriksen’s discarded panels
BILLION-REY
Nicolas
Paris, France
Admires and aspires to own a Speedwell Sprite
BISH
Graham
Harrogate, N.Yorks UK

Owns Austin Healey Sprite Mk3 Standard-bodied Sebring replica. GRZ1264 (formerly GFL232D)

BLANEY
Neil
Pheasants Nest, NSW
Australia
Recently completed the building of an Archers Sprinzel Sebring Coupe Replica, painted similar to 410 EAO.
BLAYDEN
Bob
Hunter Valley NSW Australia

Owns a green Sebring Sprite replica, formerly a LHD Mk I Sprite from America which he converted to right-hand drive.

BOECKMANN
Ulrich
Karlsruhe, Germany
Standard-bodied Sebring replica (like Don Balm’s YDF140- Ecurie Wild Goose based on a 62 Mark 2).
BOWEN
Stephen
Poederlee, Belgium
Has owned the ex-Ian Walker Sprinzel Sebring,  WJB 707 for over 50 years – also built a replica, since sold.
BURFORD
Ian
Benenden, Kent, UK

Owner of Lumbertubs Sprite - interested in history and racing of Sebring Sprites.

BURROUGHS
Andrew
Stamford, Lincs UK
Owns HAN6 Mk2, reg Number: 4424 HJ. Being made into a replica of 1962 works cars (9253 WD)

C

CASSON
Stephen
Guildford, Surrey UK
956 VMV is an Archer kit on a 59 Frog.  1330 full race engine with Dogbox and LSD. Campaigning in the HealeySport Sprint and Hill Climb Championship.  Also own a 3000 BJ8.
CHAFFEY
Andy
Maidstone, Kent UK

Ex-owner of a Sebring Sprite Replica JMA 152C and currently 40% of the way there on building a Cosworth Midget !!

CLEGG
Christopher
London, UK
Owns S221, an original W & P bodied Sprinzel Alloy Coupe and 1961 Sebring team car.
Nick
Penn Valley, California, USA
has been "hooked on Bugeye's for 40 years, fell in love when I found a standard bodied Sebring. I'm a lifelong sports car fanatic/rally/ pleasure driver. I have been doing restoration /acquisition and research for 30 years..Jaguars, Healey's, MG's, Triumph and Rootes cars."
COULTHARD
Tom
Cotswolds, UK
His interest: “started in 1959 when Reg Parker, my Dad’s friend and fellow lecturer at Hendon Technical College, gave my brother and me a ride up Oakroyd Avenue in his dark green Frogeye. But it really got going ten years later, when my brother bought an old Sprite that was supposed to have “done a Monte, old boy” (but they all said that) and had funny brakes that you couldn’t get the seal kits for. And it’s sort of gone on from there ...” The Sprite is the Monte entry of Bill Franklin/Denys Burgess, WER 354 which Tom is currently restoring – also of course, co-author (with John Sprinzel) of the Sebring Sprite ’Bible’ – “Spritely Years” in 1994. Also owns 888 HPA.
CURTIS
Michael
North Yorks, UK
Building 1367 VU Sebring Sprite coupe replica, scheduled for completion during 2017. Plus other Midgets.

D

E

ECKHARDT
Sven
Rosenheim, Bavaria, Germany
owns 5 Mk 1 Sprites, a Mk2 and has built/restored one Sebring Coupe rep (twice), a standard Frogeye and a standard bodied Speedwell modified Mk 1 Sprite (TRV202) Also currently restoring the ex Stan Ennis Rallye Sprite 4444DA to original registration UER7.
EGAN
John
Wokingham, Berks, UK

Interested in all things Spridget, owning a standard 1971 Midget and currently modifying an abandoned project to take a K series. Also a keen Motorsport fan and photographer.

ELWELL
Gordon
Nottinghamshire, UK

Owned and raced the ex Mike Garton Sebring Sprite (MEG 199) since 1966. Also owned and raced the AHC Championship winning Frogeye 861 JRR ( AKA 'The Yellow Peril'!) since 1999.
Shares ownership and racing of Frogeye Sprite 428 JPG with daughter Helen.

ENGLISH
Ray
Victoria, Australia
Creator and keeper of "The Sprite Room" and publisher of the quarterly magazine "MarQue One". Owns a special Mark 1 Sprite.
ERIKSEN
Kai
Oslo, Norway

Owns a ‘64 Midget and a ‘58 Sprite Sebring (Archer) replica w/aluminium body and FIA HTP. Bought the Midget in 1976 and my first ‘60 Sprite Mk1 in 1977. Many years with lots of fun and experiences with Spridgets.

F

FORSTER
Andrew
Highley, Shropshire, UK
Took over production of the Sebring Sprite Replica at Archers Garage following Brian Archer's death in 2008 - until 2016.
FLETCHER
Peter
Scarborough, N.Yorks UK
Has a Speedwell-modified Sprite, a Sebring Rep and is working on an MG Midget race car.
FRIEND
Roger
Watford, UK

Replica 1959 Sebring Sprite 125 OPD

G

GRAINGER
Ian
Enstone, Oxon UK
Owns and hill-climbs with a red 1962 W&P competition Sprite, 426 UXN.
GRASING
Ken
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA

Has several Sprite projects including an alloy-bodied Sprinzel coupe replica and  a standard-bodied Bonneville replica.

H

HINCHLIFFE
Bob
Welwyn, Herts, UK

Owns Austin Healey Sebring Coupe replica USU 607: with 1320 cc A Plus engine, 5 speed Ford G/box, Frontline F/S, Panhard Rod R/S, and Minator wheels.

I

INGALL
Martin
Tonbridge, Kent, UK
Owns Sebring Coupe Replica 946 JJO

J

JACKSON
Peter
Falmouth, Cornwall, UK
Raced and rallied 46 BXN from 1960, first in Jamaica, then Nassau and on to international circuits including Nurburgring. Re-bodied the car in alloy. Now owns supercharged Peasmarsh bonneted Frogeye.
JONES
Emrys & Pauline
Ruthin, N.Wales UK

 Own Supercharged Sebring Coupe replica, 381 SYB, current holder of the Sebring Sprite Memorial Trophy, and also 2 further Mk 1 Sprites, a Mk 5 Austin Sprite, and an MG Midget.

K

KRIKKEN
Maarten
Zonhoven, Belgium
An enthusiast still hoping to own and enjoy a Sebring one day.

L

LAZARUS
Gary
Central London
Owner of two Mk1 Sprites "Gaps and Gapless", Editor of Mascot and collator of the photographic database of UK registered Mk1 Sprites at www.frogeye.smugmug.com
LEQUEUX
Pierre
Wimbledon, London UK
Owns ex-hill climb Sprite Mk1 2080 PO
LONGHURST
Cynthia
Bradford, W.Yorks, UK
Cynthia was the partner of the late Ian Ashfield who owned a Sebring Rep.
LOVEGROVE
Jack
Lechlade, Glos, UK
Currently preparing MkIV Sprite NMR239G as a Sebring replica with aluminium bodywork (to be made by Jack) plan is to re-build with original 1275cc engine and running gear; roll-cage to be fitted but may upgrade to higher spec...
LOVEGROVE
David
Lechlade, Glos, UK
LINDQUIST
Jonas
Sigtuna, Sweden
Has a Sprite Mk1 with racing history in Sweden and is interested in both standard, but mostly racing Sprites and Midgets
(homepage: www.speedwell.se)

M

MARRIOTT
Dave
Oakham, Rutland UK
Converting '59 Frog to Fastback Sebring with 1330cc and Datsun 5-speed box
McILROY
Trevor

Belfast N.Ireland. UK

Owns Archers 1959 Sebring Sprite (No.51) 1380cc road-going, sprint/hill climb car. XXC818. Also 1959 cherry red/OEW  STD body Mk1 sprite, Monte Carlo replica, 171DKA; and 1959 A35 rally car. 822BAU. and 3 MG Midgets, round wheel arch cars (one for every year they were made 72 - 74) one rally car, one modsport sprint car & one STD car. 

MEERLO
Michael
Culemborg, Netherlands.

Owns a Sebring Sprite with fastback and Sebring front with red nose, a supercharged Frogeye and a Sprite MKII.

MUSSCHE
Lubbert
Staphorst, Nederland

Building a wide body alluminium fastback Peel/Sebring Sprite.

N

NASH
Steve
Old Buckenham, Norfolk. UK
Currently building a CCK supplied Sebring replica.
NUTLAND
David
Christchurch, Dorset, UK
Currently building a Sebring Fastback replica for

racing and speed events.

O

OAKES
Alan
Stalybridge/Manchester area UK

His interest in the Sebring is its racing history and being able to replicate a version of the marque - in progress.

P

PAUL
Dan/Will
Devon, UK
Brothers, co-restorers of a non-coupe Sebring built on a period tuned rally Mk1 Sprite with a Wheeler and Davies replacement shell.
POULTER
John
Dursley Glos, UK (home of Wild Goose Garage)

Spent teenage years at Wild Goose Garage working on Sebring 2214 UE (Howard Steel and Chris Cooke) and Don Balm's Sebring YDF140 attending race meetings mainly at Castle Combe and Silverstone. In many recent years trying to locate 2214UE after hearing a rumour that it still existed, and found it. Still looking for YDF140. Still fascinated by the technical history of all Sebrings and the XSP engines.

POWELL
Steven
Cardiff, Wales UK

Currently restoring / creating a Sebring Sprite from a 1959 Frog. Also has many years experience (1995 to present) of historic rallying A/H sprites. Also has 1963 Mk2 Sprite .

PRUITT
Brett
Honolulu, Hawaii USA
Recently carried out a meticulous rebuild of his friend, John Sprinzel's, last Sprite to Alpine Rally specification, reg no. PMO 200.

R

ROBSON
Asher
London SW15, UK

Campaigning his Sebring Sprite replica in Equipe GTS, HRDC A series/All Stars for 2017.

ROBSON
Graham
London SW15, UK
Owner/racer of the red WSM - 793 XPP
ROOKS
Richard E.

Brookfield, Wisconsin, USA

Owner of Speedwell GT 6943MM (Original owner David Hurn)
ROSS
Alistair
Girton, Cambridge, UK
Owner of Speedwell GT 455 EVE (was 5447 HX) ~ Speedwell GT officianado (happy to help ~ has a great machine shop at Cambridge University).
ROSSITER
Bryn
Malmesbury, Wilts UK
Has a keen interest in all things Sprite and Midget.

S

SCHAEFER
Juergen
Erlangen, Bavaria, Germany
Owns a Sebring Replica Fastback with opening tailgate.
SCOTHORN
David
Yarnton, Oxon, UK

Owns Lenham GTO, PEA 254F

SIELING
Roger
Columbus Ohio, USA

Owns the ex-works Falcon-bodied Sprite (1960) and a late 1958/early '59 Frogeye with early features such as straight plastic covered door handles etc, and a Healey hardtop fitted.

SLANGEN
Paul
Meerssen, Netherlands 
Built and owns a Sebring Fastback Replica
SPRINZEL
John
Kaimakakai, Hawaii, USA
"Head of the Family!"
STEWART
Derek
South Cambridgeshire, UK
Fastback Sebring with Coventry Climax engine and Toyota T50 gearbox

T

TAYLOR
Pete & Paul
Woodham Ferrers , Essex, UK.

Commissioned and own an aluminium replica of a 1965 Sebring/ Lemans Sprite, registration HNX 416C

THACKER
James
Warwickshire, UK
Owns TZA 238 - famous ex-Alec Poole racing Frogeye

V

VERSTRAETE
Bruno
Zurich, Switzerland
Owns the ex-works 1965 Sebring car DAC952C, an original Frogeye and a Lenham GTO, plus other Healeys/Austin-Healeys
VISSER
Robert
Oldemarkt, Netherlands

Owns historic Sprites: DD-55-63 and XOH-276

VOOGD
Albert
Enschede, Netherlands
Owns a '65 Midget with W&P Sebring fastback hardtop,a '59 Frogeye / Sebring Coupe Replica project and a Healey 3000.

W

WELLS
Bryan
Sydney, Australia
Currently building a Sebring Speedwell Sprite using a Mk2a  donor car - all mechanicals are now complete and is starting on the body.
WHITEHOUSE-BIRD
Jonathan
Walsall, W.Midlands UK
Owns ex-works Sebring team car (Mark 2) 9253 WD after meticulously restoring the ex-Andrew Hedges, Sprinzel Sebring 410 EAO . Energetic and knowledgeable researcher of all matters related to Sebring Sprites, and has a substantial archive of period photos of the cars.
WILKS
Martyn
Steeple Bumpstead, Essex UK
Currently building a Lenham Le Mans Coupe
WILSON
Ian
Tivetshall St. Mary, Norfolk, UK
Owns an early 1958 (9-stud screen) Frogeye, WGJ 837, featured in Horlers “Original Sprite & Midget”, and previously ran with a Shorrock Supercharger; and a 1967 ex-hillclimb Sprite, LKT 852F.
WOOLMER
Paul
Bedford, UK
Owns: PMO 200 – W&P bodied Sebring; 46 BXN – Peal bodied Sebring; 364 EAC – DHMC Super Sprite; 252 GNX- DHMC MARS Prototype; LNX 629E – DHMC Sebring/Targa Florio Sprite/Midget.
WYLIE
David
London, UK
Now owns the ex-Adrian Boyd Speedwell GT 505 BZ, previously
owned by his late father, Mike.

Z

ZAMLYNSKI
Philip
USA
Building an Archer’s Sebring (Coupe) Replica
ZIMMERMAN
Randy
Dallas, Texas USA

Owns a '62 MG Midget vintage racecar and is building a pair of standard-bodied '60 Sprite Mk. I's with Sebring Sprite noses to be street-driven.


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