Christmas Dinner and Trophy Presentation Night

November 13th, 2017. Submitted by Roger.

Club sponsored pre-dinner drinks from 6.30 pm

Dinner from 7.00 pm

Royal Adelaide Golf Club, Tapleys Hill Road, Seaton.

This is a great venue for our end of year celebration and the catering is first class – just ask anyone who has been to one of the Christmas dinners at this venue . . . excellent menu, reasonably priced drinks, beautifully decorated and safe parking on site. What more could you want?!

Cost is $50 for members and $60 for non-Members.

Further info can be had from Sue Gibson on 8449 7814

Bookings with full payment by the November General Meeting – 21st November

Social Snapshot – November 2017

November 3rd, 2017. Submitted by Roger.

A big thank you to David & Yvonne Armstrong for hosting the mid week run in October at their home and for providing a lovely sausage sizzle/bbq lunch.   I am sure all the men would have had a good time looking at the collection of cars.   Thanks also to those who contributed to the lunch.    Unfortunately whilst the day started off okay weatherwise it deteriorated into heavy continuous rain.   Fourteen people braved the weather and Bill & Maggie Smith joined us for coffee at the Rezz.

Thanks to Bill & Chris Galler for putting together an interesting Observation Run which ended up at Lenswood.   There were two stops for questions/answers, the first at Uraidla and the second in Lenswood Recreation Park.   Thanks to Margie for transporting the BBQ and food and to all those who helped cook and prepare.    There were 20 members in attendance and the weather was ideal.   Our final destination was the Lenswood Memorial Park which had all the facilities we required.  There was a community event on in the park but we still had plenty of room.   Congratulations to Alex & Sue who came second and Pete Thornton who came in third without a navigator.   Rory & Sue won the event.

The Victorian National Committee certainly organised a full and busy week in Wangaratta for this year’s National Meeting.  The countryside around Wangaratta is spectacular and we had some great drives.   The weather was very kind to us only raining a bit at night and on the day we left.   NSW won the Ironman competition this year.  

The next big event on the social calendar is the Day of Triumph, this year being held at Semaphore on the grass at the beach end of Semaphore Road.   Ian has arranged for the Cadillac Club to also be in attendance so it should be a good showing of cars.    However we don’t want to be outnumbered so please come along and join in the day even if you don’t want your car judged, put it on display.

The Christmas Dinner is fast approaching (Saturday 9th December) at the Royal Adelaide Golf Club and they have been celebrating their 125th year in 2017 with many international events being held.    Please make your payments by the November meeting and we hope to see a good number of members in attendance.   The food and service is always excellent and I am sure this year will be no different.   At $50 for members and $64 for non members it is certainly good value for a 3 course meal with a choice of entree and main courses.  

The Annual After Christmas Run is heading down south this year and is on Friday 29th December (see advert).   It will be a reasonably short run with lunch at a venue we have not been to for many years (if at all).    Hope to see a good number of members come along for the drive.

The 2018 calendar has been drafted and we are always looking for different people to organise a Sunday run.    Please contact either Peggy or Sue to put your name against a month.   Of course we start off in January with the Ice Cream Run which always proves popular, then All British Day in February so the first two months are already taken care of.

 

Cheers Peggy-Sue

ALL TRIUMPH RALLY – Sunday 15th October

October 11th, 2017. Submitted by Roger.

This is your opportunity to test your observation skills against other teams in their Triumphs for the coveted All Triumph Rally Trophy and the opportunity to set next year’s test.

Meet in the Feathers Hotel Carpark, Greenhill Road, Burnside from 8.30 am for a 9.00 am departure.

To be eligible to win the trophy you must be driving a Triumph. If you can’t bring your Triumph for some reason, come along and participate anyway – it is a fun event!

There will be a club sponsored BBQ at the destination.

BYO clipboard, pen, chairs, table, drinks etc.

Details – Bill Galler 0400 503 114

2017 Day of Triumph – 12th November

October 2nd, 2017. Submitted by Ian Rigby.

Just a few days to go . . . let the TRiumphs shine!
Same rules as normal but for those that are new to the club here they are again and I hope to see a great turn out at Semaphore on the 12th November this year.

2017 TSOA Day of Triumph – Entry Rules
Overall Entry – Concours and Pride of Ownership (POO)

• To be eligible for entry, the owner of the car must be a current financial member of TSOA (SA)
• Entry will not be permitted to those joining/renewing on the day.
• The car must be currently registered (with the exception of Competition and Restoration cars).
• Late entries, i.e. cars arriving after the published judging commencement time, will not be eligible.

Concours Section
• All cars must be driven onto the judging site (except competition vehicles which may be trailered).
• Entrants must score a minimum of 70% of the total points available in presentation section to be eligible for a Class or Outright trophy.
• Standard classes will be – TR2/3/3A/3B, TR4/4A/5, TR6, TR7/8, Stag, Saloon, Dolomite, Spitfire/GT6, Herald/Vitesse, Pre 54 and Competition
• Classes may be split/combined depending on the number of entrants in each Class. This will be determined by DOT Officials on the day.
• Judges will award points for each car up to a maximum of 750 possible points in 5 judging sections as follows –
• Exterior (170 points)
• Engine bay (140 points)
• Underside (100 points)
• Wheels & tyres/boot (170 points)
• Interior (170 points)
• Cars will NOT be judged on originality except in the event of a tie when the cars will be marked out of 250 points in accordance with the Concour table.
• In the event of a tie “originality” for each model shall be broadly determined as any equipment or manufacturing (i.e. official works modifications) produced by the original car manufacturer or an approved option available for that model.

Masters Class
• Cars that win their Class for 3 years running, or win outright for 2 years running, will be placed in a Masters Class and are ineligible to enter the standard Concours Classes for 2 years. Masters Class Awards will be given to all Masters Class cars in attendance.

Trophies
• Trophies will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd Overall place getters on the day.
• The Register Trophy (TR2/3/3A and 3B), The Michelotti Trophy (TR4/4A/5) and The Harris Mann Trophy (TR7/8), will be awarded to the highest points achieved in that Class. Where the winner is also the winner of a Concours Class only one personal trophy will be awarded.
• Trophies will be awarded to 1st place only if 3 or fewer cars are entered in a Class and 1st and 2nd place if 4 or more cars are entered.

Pride of Ownership Section
• Entrants will be scored on presentation only (originality will not be considered)
• Judging will follow the processes outlined in the Concours section, except the underside will not be considered.
• Standard classes will be – TR2/3/3A/3B, TR4/4A/5, TR6, TR7/8, Stag, Saloon, Dolomite, Spitfire/GT6, Herald/Vitesse, Pre-54, and competition.
• Restoration projects may be considered depending on what is presented on the day.
• Classes may be split/combined depending on the number of entrants in each Class – to be determined by DOT Officials on the day.
• Masters Class cars are ineligible to enter POO section until 2 years after their Masters Class qualification.
• Trophies will be awarded to Class winners only.

August run to Paracombe Premium Perry. (Pear farm)

August 22nd, 2017. Submitted by Ian Rigby.

Congratulations must go to Duane for this month’s run. We were joined by the usual crowd with 3 saloons and 2 Tr6s. It would have been nice to see a few more in the convoy though. The run did start off at a VERY slow pace but that was to make sure that we stayed in line and no one got lost. The run took us through some great roads that we have not ventured down much, if not at all. I did think that getting over 40 Klms per hour was going to be a challenge, but as we hit the hills and winding roads the engine and shocks got a work out.
Not only did we get a good turnout but Duane was able to pull off what can be one of the best presentations held by a local business that we have seen.
Damian from “Paracombe Premium Perry” (Pear farm for the uneducated) was very inviting well versed on his produce and just very open to our group.
Yes it was cold but as we arrived they took coffee orders from all that wanted warm hands and Mark the local Barista delivered a very nice cuppa.
Damian presented us with a very informative tour of what they produced, how it all started and the finer details of preserving, caring for and delivering a range of produce from what I thought was a very simple fruit.

It was interesting to see how Damian has continued to run the family business. Moving back home in 2010 he took over from his father and moved to modernise the output with some overseas machines and also turned his skill in inventing line processes that not only work well but out shine off the shelf machinery.
The site started in 1932 by his grandfather and it has stood the test of time. Handed down through generations and is now managed and run by Damian and his wife Amelia.

They were also helped on the day by Pam who was just as welcoming.
The Triumph line of cider started back in the 1800s and after sampling all of the alcoholic and plain juices we were given a clear sample to try that you could run your car on.

After 2 hours of conversation Coffee and question and answers we said our thankyous purchased some pears and bottled produce and farewelled our hosts.
We were back in the cars and after a short trip up the road met at the Cudlee Creek hotel for a $10 roast lunch.
I think the day went very well and after we all said good bye for the day Raelene and I went on a bit further to the Cudlee Café for a final Coffee and met up with Wilhelm Galler and his wife. Last year’s winner of the annual “All Triumph Observation Run” that is to be held on Sunday 15th October. No secrets were handed over just that this year’s run is in the final stages.
I hope to see as many Triumphs out on that day all challenging for the winner’s trophy.
It’s always great to meet up on the monthly runs and for me is a way to forget work, dust off the Triumph and just enjoy life with friendly people.
Thanks again to Duane and I’m looking forward to the next run.
Regards
Ian and Raelene Rigby.

“We got us a Convoy”

August 20th, 2017. Submitted by Duane Kaak.

Although off to a nervous start i did manage to get all Triumphs in convoy today for a quick run through the northeast and Range Road. Naturally(?) Our Triumphs left the modern cars behind and the rain stayed away for a fun and informative tour of Paracombe Premium Perry farm.

The next year

August 17th, 2017. Submitted by Ian Rigby.

With the annual AGM over for another year and the next year’s committee members in place I take this opportunity to provide a bit of feedback to those that missed the night and to thank the only outgoing member.
Bill Berlemon, who supported in this roll yet again, has now handed the baton over to me.
The usual general business was discussed with 2 new members bringing their TR6s to the fold. Welcome to them.
After the initial meeting took place and that part of the evening closed, the bar opened up for drinks and all Executive positions were declared open. Surprisingly there was an involved uptake this year and positions were voted in reasonably quickly.
No inspirational speech from me, but, I was inspired leading up to the night with several members speaking with me directly and encouraging me to raise my hand. Please don’t let my Rego number on the six get you worried. Who would have though TRUMP would be elected when I bought the plate several years ago. I promise that I will not tweet late at night and upset other clubs or our neighbouring states with its content. But I will keep everyone up to date where I can with the club activities and anything that needs to be highlighted and raise awareness.
I know that the ongoing support from those in the group will continue and I thank those that have once again stepped up and taken on their existing rolls for another year to help.
Our Vice president remains unchanged and I’m looking forward to working with David Stephens.
Alex Smithson, as our Secretary, has kept everyone informed of our funds over the year and I’m sure that his tight grip will continue. Both Peggy Argent and with a bit of coaxing, Sue Gibson will continue with our Social calendar. Duane Kaak will maintain his Secretary roll while Neil Martin continuing with the competition secretary roll. All of the year’s events will be posted in Trak again by Marg and Dean Bogisch.
I also thank the following for their continued support.
There were no open positions or votes taken but the remainder of the Committee members stay the same. The club Registration team of Kevin Foster, Colin White and Stuart Ghent have a slightly changed involvement looking after the amended government scheme that will naturally be reported on in Trak and the Web.
Sue Smithson: Clothing, Tom Long: Mag distribution, Greg Page: Library, Arrand Ellery: Media and Advertising, John Tuohy: Club Historian, Meeting displays and Technical Meetings, Natalie Farrell: Memberships, Roger Lange: Website manager. And I will also continue with Concours and Pride of ownership (for now)
At the end of the proceedings I took a small amount of time fixing something that our club had overlooked last year. It was brought to my attention that 2 special presentations did not take place at the end of year dinner. Unknowing how that occurred apologies went to them both and we set about to fix the issue. I was grateful to be able to present both Bill and Margie Berlemon with their recognition trophies for their elevation to “Life members”. I was also able to present them and Tom Long with a small token key chain with the wording “TSOA SA Life Members” so they have that with them day to day.
I thought it fitting that we also take this time to recognise our other past life members and will issue the same token chains to them shortly, or posted if I can’t get to see them at the next club meeting they attend.
Thank you to those that assisted me in the selection and wording.
Well that’s it for now.
I hope that I can continue in the supporting role that has been presented to me in the same fashion that others in the past have done and look forward to more monthly runs with lots of Triumphs.
Kind regards

Ian Rigby.

2017 TSOA Annual Display Day

August 3rd, 2017. Submitted by Ian Rigby.

2017 TSOA Display day
12th November Semaphore Esplanade
Its on again and time to start thinking about polishing and dressing up those Triumphs.
This year we will be at Semaphore just by the public area south of the Steam Train Kiosk.
Entry will be opposite Coppin street and parking on the grassed area for Triumph Owners.
I will need several volunteer judges again and I’m look forward to working with them to pick the best of the best.
We will also be looking for those with pride in their cars and as usual Pride of ownership will be Judged.
Local traders are there for food and drink so No coffee bus will be on site.
You can bring a SMALL shade tent as this year allocation around the outer areas has been included in our display.
This year we have invited the Cadillac LaSalle Club of SA just for an added interest. There are some fine examples of these in SA and it will interesting to see what turns up on the day.
Why Cadillac?
Cadillac was Founded – August 22 in 1902 and has a rich history.
Cadillac is among the oldest automobile brands in the world, second in America only to fellow GM marque Buick. The firm was founded from the remnants of the Henry Ford Motor Company in 1902 and named after Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac. The founder of Detroit Michigan. So build a car and a town why not.
Cadillac was also the first American car to win the Royal Automobile Club of the United Kingdom’s Dewar trophy. This award is for Interchangeability of components just like Triumph.
Back to Triumph.
With the Standard Car Companies purchase of Triumph in 1944 the development of the Triumph 1800 was a solution to keeping the Marque afloat, they began exporting to the US and with the 1800 styling, 3 abreast seating, column gear change and folding dickie seat it was a good fit. Almost the length of Cadillac its features were suited to the American market and renamed the 2000 Roadster after an engine change. After that the rest is history and the models kept coming. Utilizing Jag engines swapped out chassis remake styling and the list goes on. With the Standard Car Companies roots starting not long after Cadillac in 1903 the merging of components and bodies the link is thin but there. That’s how I see it anyway.
So with all that history of different models, astute men with drive to succeed in a competitive market and global success how can we not display that to the public? So it’s worth getting them out from under the covers and onto the road.
This year on SUNDAY the 12 November drive to Semaphore.
Starting time is as usual around 8.30.
Cars need to be in position for judging no later than 10am when judging starts and the cut off for entry.
It’s a pity that during the last 12 months some of the clubs breeds have moved on especially Chuck and Dianne’s black beauty. As it won’t be there this year to take the front row I’m sure we will have a worthy contender. This will be decided on the day so if it takes my eye when you roll in then decision made.
Let’s hope the weather is kind and we get a good turnout.
See you all on the day
Regards
Ian Rigby

Club Registration Scheme – effective from 1/7/17

July 19th, 2017. Submitted by Roger.

A new Code of Practice for the 90 day Conditional Registration Scheme for Historic (and other vehicles) became effective from 1/7/17.

Within the “Club Registration” tab on this website you will find a complete copy of the new Code of Practice and also a link to the government website to view the guidelines and requirements regarding modifications to vehicles under MR1457.

The new scheme is welcome news to all historic motoring enthusiasts and should enable many more of our members to access the many benefits that the scheme offers.

Contact the TSOA Club Registration Scheme Representatives if you have any specific queries regarding the Scheme.

Club Registration – Fact Sheet MR1457 Modifications

July 19th, 2017. Submitted by Roger.

“Copy and paste” the following link to view the Fact Sheet regarding modifications to vehicles that may affect the eligibility of your vehicle under the new Code pf Practice for the Club Registration scheme . . .

https://www.sa.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0017/10727/MR1457-Modifications-to-vehicles.pdf