QUICK CALENDAR – UPCOMING EVENTS

July 28th, 2020. Submitted by Roger.

OCTOBER

Sun 4th                  MSCA Super Sprint – The Bend, Tailem Bend

Sun 18th                 Club run to the Chocolate Factory at Tanunda – see calendar for details

Tues 20th               General Meeting Sporting Car Club

NOVEMBER

Sun 15th                 MSCA Super Sprint Mallala

Sun 22nd               All Triumph Run (Observation Run) – see Calendar for details

Tues 17th               General Meeting Sporting Car Club

DECEMBER 

Sat 5th                    End of Year Social Event – B.Social, Oakden . . . see Calendar for details

Wed 30th               After Christmas Run – see Calendar for details

JANUARY 2021 

Sat 23rd                 Ice Cream Run . . . see Calendar for details

Socially Speaking – Sept / October 2020

September 23rd, 2020. Submitted by Roger.

Socially Speaking for October.

Sunday’s Strathalbyn event went well with 30 people in attendance.  Collectable Classic’s is always interesting, with lots of interesting cars to see. Thanks to Graham Simpson for hosting us there. Most members then went onto Gilberts Motor Museum, which only opened in January. They have an amazing selection of cars, motor bikes, speedway vehicles, and of course the Glen Dix Library for visitors to see.  Members then went onto Lunch at various places in Strath to enjoy the beautiful sunshine.

Stay safe, and see you at upcoming events.

Bill and Margie.

2021 TSOA NATIONALS – click on link below to register interest.

August 23rd, 2020. Submitted by Dean Bogisch.

https://forms.gle/g2mcdPxvBhM61cEfA

Socially Speaking September 2020

August 23rd, 2020. Submitted by Roger.

Firstly, a huge thanks to Sue Gibson and Peggy Argent for their time as Social Secretary’s. They did a great job, and we have big shoes to fill!

Sadly, the Weekender planned for September has been cancelled due to the Covid 19 restrictions, but we will plan the 2021 Weekender to Pt Pirie and enjoy the adventures we had planned for this year.

Bill and Margie, Joint Social Secretaries

Calendar:

DECEMBER

We are hoping to have a casual end of year lunch. Details to be advised.

 

Sunday 20th September

Strathalbyn

Meet at Collectable Classics Rankine Street Strathalbyn at 10.30am

Parking in front yard

Then onto

Gilberts Motor Museum, High Street Strathalbyn to see the new Museum

Cost: $6.00 entry

Parking in front car park, Triumphs in front please.

Lunch available in any of the many eateries in Strathalbyn.

Enquiries: Bill/Margie 0438836837

 

 

 

Re TR6 parts for sale in Classifieds – all items sold – thanks for your interest – Colin White

August 6th, 2020. Submitted by Colin White.

President’s Report – July 2020

July 28th, 2020. Submitted by Roger.

President’s report July 2020

I both pleased and relieved to say, we are finally finished with registrations and log books for this year.

It was a great effort not only from the assisting registrars, Alex for the collection and processing of Payments, Duane’s help with the process in Alex’s absence but you the Triumph membership for your patience and support during the past few months.

Unfortunately we did have a few members not make payment and therefore are no longer on Historic with the club. My final legal requirement for the year will be the reporting of those members and cars to the DPTI.

Naturally if they chose to re-join we would be more than happy to issue new log books once membership and joining fees are paid.

We held the first cautious club meeting this month and as promised, also had Zoom available for those wanting to see what was presented and I think around 6 people took up that offer. An early start with the executive committee was held so that we could discuss the clubs future months in accordance with the current safety concerns. Big thanks to Duane for setting up and running the Zoom meeting. We presented the usual format but without the normal snacks after.  Sanitizers, distancing and log book registrations of those attending was followed. There was a surprising support with a good turnout. We were unsure how this one would go and it was very pleasing to catch up with the membership once again.

In support of our constitution, the announcement of our August AGM and notice given that all positions would become vacant. There are several positions that will not be taken up by the current supporting members so please consider coming and hopefully we fill all positions for the coming year. It’s an important one for the club as we will be presenting the 2021 Nationals later in the year. A sound committee is integral not only to the running of the club but supporting that event and showcasing this great state.

I never know what contact I will get with members having both positions of president and club Registrar. This month Alex and I discussed all of the documentation I’m holding in regards to the history of the club. There is a significant amount in well-presented folders and it was that attention to detail that allowed me to go back in time and find racing and hill climb times that were recorded during the 2001 Nationals. I have not had time to fully absorb all of the details but it was pleasing that we were able to hand over that information as it was important for the person requesting it.

That gave me an idea now that I have an endless supply of stories and history that I might continue to present to the editors for adding to what now is the electronic TRak. The front covers changed a lot over the years and next month I will do a compilation of those to give a bit of nostalgia to the monthly read. It’s sort of like when you find something wrapped in old newspaper that you have squirreled away long ago and upon opening it finding all the old advertisements for soap or radios and TVs and different styles of clothing etc.

First one found was this from 1966 . . . on this day they dropped the $2 joining fee and membership was $4 if you lived outside of 50 miles then you only paid $2

The Committee back then . . .

President was John Fergusson

Vice president Milton Collins

Secretary: Graham Stiff

Treasurer: Don Corey

Competition Secretary: Chris Tucker

Social Secretary: Rob Dansie:

He also had a hard time socially as there was a colourful quote attached to his report. And Quote of the day: Nothing to report as socially not a bloody thing happened.

It then went on to cover what we all experience during Duane’s report with several jokes that I refuse to add he. A story regarding the real cost of buying a sports car / mostly how the car is not the real cost but pleasing and maintaining the wife and the car for different reasons after the purchase.

With over 50 years of history I have an endless supply of trivia and I hope to highlight more of yesteryear over the coming months.

On closing I would like to ask that members think of supporting the AGM and open positions next month. The meeting will be managed and monitored over the coming weeks due to the current outbreaks interstate and hopefully our numbers stay the way they have been. Naturally if there is any major concern and change in government directive we will act accordingly.

Kind regards

Ian Rigby,

President

Social Snapshot – July 2020

July 28th, 2020. Submitted by Roger.

SOCIAL SNAPSHOT

Peggy and I would like to say thank you to all those members who put their hand up and organised a social run, including mid week runs, over the time we have acted as Social Secretaries.   We now think it is time for some new blood with new ideas to step forward and take on the role of Social Secretary.    If you would like to take on the position please put your name forward to Ian Rigby prior to, or at, the AGM next month.

The social calendar has been set through to the end of the year and with the annual Ice Cream run in January and All British Day in February (provided these events can still take place due to Covid-19) there are no runs to set until March 2021.

Due to Covid-19 there will be no Day of Triumph or Presentation Dinner this year.

Margie and Bill have once again organised a 3 day/2 night weekender going to Port Pirie and surrounds on 18/19/20 September.   If you are intending to go would you please let Margie and Bill know as soon as possible so they can confirm numbers with the various venues and the motel.    The cost is $200 per member which includes a Club Subsidy.  Non members will pay $250.

The run on 23rd August will end up at Birdwood Motor Museum however we are not organising a group lunch anywhere it will be up to the individual to have lunch where they please.   Meet at Burnside Townhall Carpark at 10.00am.   For more information please contact Dean Berlemon.

We are sure your cars will enjoy a good run through the hills after languishing in the garage over the past few months.   Hope to see you there.

Cheers

Peggy-Sue

 

President’s Report – June 2020

July 1st, 2020. Submitted by Roger.

This month we will see the close of logbook renewals for the next financial year. For those who have not renewed membership by the 30th June and still have cars on Conditional Registration you can no longer drive the car. If you make a late membership payment the book can then be stamped. (No backdating though) We can only sign older books as we receive them and cannot backdate. We will do the reporting checks soon after June 30th and will do a final reminder to those in question before I send in the DPTI our report.

  • The reporting to the Registrar needs to be within a prescribed time and no extension given or books signed after the fact.
  • If you have lost or destroyed your book, you will need to send us a statutory declaration advising us as soon as possible.
  • A new logbook can be done once reported.
  • If the car has been sold, we need to cancel the logbook.
  • If you are no longer staying with the club and have a car listed we need to have the logbook so it can be cancelled. It will be returned if you wish to have the record.

It happens that some members have chosen not to continue with the club. We wish them all well with their plans and thank them for their membership over the years. Maybe one day they will miss their Triumph so much they find a new one and re-join us.

If you need to review responsibilities regarding the scheme log onto Sa.Gov.au where you will see the link to the code of practice.

Code of Practice for Club Registration (177.4 KB PDF)

Information can also be found on our web page under “News and Information” Club Registration.

I thank everyone once again for the understanding, patience and support with the postage this year. I would also like to send a well-earned call out of gratitude to the other club Registrars, Kevin, Colin, Stuart and Graham for their continued help with updating this year. We have had a very large number of replacement books done and it takes time to update and log these.

Time to welcome all of our new members that joined over the past few months and their Triumphs; we hope you enjoy the benefits and support of the club. Let’s hope we can get back to monthly runs soon and we can finally meet and check out your cars in person. It was a bit of an effort for them to get their registrations done due to the need to mail out, but we worked through it together and it was successful for everyone with no issues stopping the process. Thank you for your patience in this awkward time. We will also be welcoming Lawrie and Kaye Placing who are moving to SA soon from their home in NSW. Another fine Stag coming with them.

I am sure we are all looking forward to club runs, etc. It still seems clear that the country has a few issues with restrictions and what we can or can’t do. Some states are still having problems with continued infections and this signifies the continued need to be cautious.

That being said we have been discussing the weekender planned earlier in the year and again for July but unfortunately, we have made the decision to postpone this event once more. It would have been a great way to open the club up again now, but the decision made was on how the restrictions would effect a smooth and open run where social distancing would not have effected how we interacted at the planned locations. The forward weather forecast looked bad also.

The good news is that Bill Berlemon and Margie Berlemon AM have once again done a great job in setting the run, working closely with the hotel and events and it is now planned for the 18th to 20th September. To all those that had initially put forward your interest, can you please advise Bill and Margie if you are still interested on 0438836837. Also, for those that would like to get involved please consider and get in early, as there are limited spaces. All the details are on the Web in the social folder and Trak.

The 2021 SA Nationals is still ongoing with another Zoom meeting held this month. Some have upgraded computers, bought cameras and become Zoom savvy. The group are quietly going about the business of fine-tuning the event, thinking out of the box and working through the week’s schedule.

Interestingly NSW are continuing to plan their event this year. Big question will be, can the planned event hold up for them with restrictions predicted to continue for some time to come? Or worse, that some business have not survived the extended shut downs. All we can do is wish them well as it did look to be another great event. Our presentation for the following year will be handed up at the time but if there is a need for them to cancel at the last minute then the presentation will be promoted electronically to all states.

Although the Government restrictions after 19th June allowed more people in an area for meetings, we have been waiting on an update from the Sporting Car Club where groups were restricted to 20.

I can finally advise that, with caution and some level of control we WILL BE conducting the club meeting July 21st. naturally, if you are unwell please do not attend.

The July meeting will be a little different and will be as follows.

  • Hand Sanitiser will be at the door for all to use on entry.
  • There will be No Supper OR Raffle.
  • The Bar will be open.
  • Government advised social distancing rule apply.
  • Any other sporting car club rules will also apply.
  • There will be no cars on display
  • There will possibly be a Zoom code set up for those wanting to stay at home but still be informed. This is subject to the means to do this.
  • I will have log book signing for those that need it where possible during the night.
  • At the close of the meeting, the club will remain open for a short time only for people to catch up.

I believe we have a car offered up for display at the next meeting and suggest that it will be there for the August meeting as this will be the AGM. All positions will be called “Vacant” and if you think, you might like to take up a position on the committee then please send in your nomination to either Duane or myself. (Contact details on the web.) There will be a new calendar set on the web to give the latest in club events for the remainder of the year.

Thanks to those that took the time to put up info on the web. Have a look at Neil Martins story and pictures. I think everyone one that knows Neil would agree he is doing a great job consistently flying the Triumph flag across the state and racing circuits. There is some talk of racing cautiously starting up again so let us hope they can work out the fine details and make it happen. A thoroughbred likes to run.

The club will slowly open its eyes over the next few weeks and Months so I hope to see all again soon.

Regards,

Ian Rigby – President

 

Annual Weekender Rescheduled

July 1st, 2020. Submitted by Roger.

TSOA WEEKENDER

SEPTEMBER Friday 18TH – 20th 2020

MID NORTH EVENT

Places we are visiting:

Sea Squadron Wallaroo

RSL Military Museum – Pt Pirie

PADARC Car Club – Pt Pirie

Accommodation – John Pirie Motor Inn – Superior Rooms.

Jacks large model cars and trucks – Jamestown

Charlene’s Quilting Shop – Jamestown

Discovery Centre – Gladstone- history of the area, and tastings.

Gladstone Gaol – maybe closing this year

Ossies Homestead – Gulnare-working farm . . . Damper and billy tea for morning tea

Claymore Wines – Leasingham – curated tasting of the current range with 10% discount on wine purchases.

Meet Friday 18th September:

OTR Bolivar (859 Pt Wakefield Road Bolivar)

8.45am for a 9.00am Departure

Cost:  $200.00 pp (with club subsidy of $50 members) twin share

Individual and Children’s Rates –by negotiation.

Contact Margie/Bill 0438836837

Memories

June 21st, 2020. Submitted by Roger.

It’s that time of year when a group of us South Aussies would travel to Goulburn NSW for the annual get together of Triumph racers. Rod Chivas found this shot of my GT6 racer in form up from June 2008 . . . brings back lots of memories of the good times we had back then.