Upcoming Events

July 1st, 2020. Submitted by Roger.

JULY

Wed 8th                  Mid Week RunCANCELLED

Tues 21st                General Meeting Sporting Car Club King William Road Unley 8.00pm revised

Sun 26th                 Super Sprint Mallala

Fri 31st-Sun 2nd Aug  Annual Weekender – RE-SCHEDULED TO SEPTEMBER 18th to 20th

AUGUST

Sun 16th                 Monthly Run – (POSSIBLE) TO BE CONFIRMED

Tues 18th                Sporting Car Club King William Road Unley 8.00pm – AGM

Sun 30th                  Super Sprint Mallala

SEPTEMBER

Tues 15th               General Meeting Sporting Car Club

Fri-Sun 18th-20th    Weekender to Port Pirie see advert

OCTOBER

Sun 4th                  Super Sprint – The Bend Tailem Bend

Sun 18th                 Monthly Run TBA

Tues 20th               General Meeting Sporting Car Club

Fri 30th-Fri 6th Nov          NSW Nationals The Anchorage Port Stephens

NOVEMBER

Sun 15th                All Triumph Run (Observation Run) – Details TBA

Sun 15th                 Super Sprint Mallala

Tues 17th               General Meeting Sporting Car Club

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.

1970 White Triumph 2000 Reg ROL 191

June 19th, 2020. Submitted by Russell Sayers.

A long shot but do any members know of the whereabouts/fate of a 1970 white Triumph 2000 reg ROL 191? I met a previous owner this week who is curious to know if the car is still around or not and I said I’d ask.

Competition Report

June 16th, 2020. Submitted by Neil Martin.

Hi everyone. Looks as if we might be back on the track next month with Regularity on 12th July and a Sprint on 26th.

I would like to touch briefly on some of my adventures with my TR7V8 so far this year. In March I teamed up with Bruce and Di Pollock for a trip to Phillip Island for the Festival of Speed. Bruce and I competed in Regularity in different divisions. Bruce won his division and I just had fun trying to lower my lap time.(2:04.91).

The Monday after finishing at Phillip Is. was a Vic long weekend and a track day at Sandown. I met Andy Ansell and Max Hayes at the track with their Triumphs. I had not driven at Sandown before so the first stint was a steep learning curve. I enjoyed learning a new track and reducing my lap time each time I went out. I reduced my time from 1:47 to 1:34.52 and I was happy with that. Still not as fast as Max who was a couple of seconds faster.

After I got home I gave my Triumph a quick wash and took her to Black Canvas photographic studio to have her photo taken. This was a very different experience and the results were amazing. I have attached the photos and I think you will agree that she looks good for a 38 year old car.

The weekend that the shutdown started was a MSCA Supersprint at Mallalla. Myself and Duane competed with our TR7V8s and Roger was wearing his MSCA Hat. Trevor Lindsey also turned up for a look. Duane’s car did not want to start for the first event but found a wire had fallen off the starter motor so was able to join a later group. Both of us achieved new PBs.

With competition starting next month, my job list includes an oil change and new rear brake pads.

Looking forward to seeing everyone at our next meeting

Cheers, Neil

President’s Report – May 2020

May 29th, 2020. Submitted by Roger.

President’s Report May 2020

No real deep reflection again this month other than continued log book renewals. This seems to be moving along OK but there is a large number yet to go.

As the sun sets on restrictions and they ease off with businesses, pubs and restaurants slowly opening up, we may be in a good position to hold the AGM. Naturally if people wish to hold on a bit longer and watch from a distance we fully understand. However it’s looking promising and as we progress over the next few months we watch the road in anticipation. There was a zoom request and we may give that a go but with the event being for Club positions and voting not sure how that would go.

Doing a quick check of the records (this could change as the report gets out) we are at roughly 50% to go for membership renewal so at a guess similar for books. Unfortunately for everyone left we won’t be out of restrictions in time to catch these at any upcoming meeting (There are none currently) and a timely reminder that there is one month to go. After the 30th June no one can drive their cars (legally or insured) unless we have up stamped or issued new books for out of date ones. Naturally we do expect a final influx but the turnaround time will be lengthy. With restrictions easing it would be a shame to have them locked away any longer.

I’m hopeful that they continue to trickle in over the next few weeks, that way it helps us to get through them and returned back to you so you can continue to enjoy your drives to wherever you choose once returned.

The process this year has helped to sort out one or 2 little issues captured while we have had time to look over them and cross check our records. There is always room for improvement.

NSW are still hopeful to run their Nationals this year. It may differ from the initial plan but with the conversations about “what if” during the lock downs they concluded that the show must go on. We too have been planning in the background, all be it slowly, as we were waiting on their final decision and to find out what implications we would have should the cancellation take place. It does appear that if theirs is cancelled then ours would proceed as planned next year.

We held our first ZOOM Nationals meeting this month and after the usual initial start-up tweaks we were up and running. A good meeting with plenty of discussion based on all the usual things needed to hold a good event and encourage those in other states to cross over and enjoy our company.

Just in case you noticed Alex is dominant on screen and no he doesn’t have a twin.  He was the convener and had 2 screens running to help show everyone other content for discussion. We really have come a long way since the start of the current crisis.

It’s certainly made a lot of people think of other ways and options to run our life and I guess even after the Virus issue is set aside, lessons and changes made during the past few months may re shape the way we all function from now on.  Different ways to shop and alternate methods to communicate.

 

 

The one thing that can’t be changed is the enjoyment of turning a key, listening to the slight rumble of an exhaust and the pleasure we get while driving our Triumphs.

With the lock down we thought that the web would have been inundated with stories and shared info. I have been too busy with work and log books and 5 minutes in the shed working on the Saloon so have not had time myself, but I can say that there is a very patient web page manager just a click away. Give it a go.

In closing wishing everyone a safe return to normal.

Regards

Ian Rigby

President.

Triumph Dolomite Sprint Restoration Update

May 28th, 2020. Submitted by Roger.

This is the last piece of my Resto jigsaw – the under dash shelf. Had to remake a new one to personal specification that includes front speakers and an oil pressure gauge.

And now fully installed . . .

Triumph vs MG . . . old foes in the same garage!

May 22nd, 2020. Submitted by Roger.

Ian Burman’s new Toy!  A very nice companion for his TR5 . . .

President’s Report – April 2020

May 7th, 2020. Submitted by Roger.

President report                                                      April 2020

Not an interesting report this month with no meetings, no runs, or general outings that we can share.

The highlight this month apart from starting the log book renew process was to do a drive by at Sue and Rory’s place to congratulate Sue on a birthday milestone. No telling the age but certainly Skyhooks had a great song based on it. Bit of trivia to look up while you’re at home googling.

Social distancing at its best. Best wishes to Sue and anyone else that shared their birthday or special milestone with limited people.

We also received several interstate Trak type mail outs for us to share from Duane and the ones we received were certainly full of stories and pictures. I’m guessing that this will diminish next month seeing they had a more restrictive hold put on them than we have.

Alex has been very busy behind the scenes setting up and entering club documents to our Drop Box. This is another great way for us to communicate rather than e-mails and phone messages.

We have had a good take up to the reduced membership fees and log book renew process this year. It certainly has been interesting for me. Welcome to our new members and thanks for bringing along more Triumphs to the stable.

If you have not checked out our Web have a look. Roger has been busy in the shed and has put up a glimpse of his newly completed project. There are a few stories and comments and another post about repairs. Parts for sale and wanted is there and I have posted up some general items for sale with a collection of books and model cars for a member who wants to clean them out of her shed (not all pictures are up of the collection so give Valarie a call her number is on the add). I hope to have a story up for next month (just to spread it out a bit) on the Saloon. Not like some that have been forced into time out of work, I can’t get a home stay with what I do daily. The parts are on order finally so just waiting patiently for a plane from the UK.

Up to now no planning has been done for our normal display day later in the year or other major events. The normal booking process through whatever council can’t be done currently so if the state opens up late it may not be possible this year. Should things work out for the better and we still wish to run this event it may need to have a bit of out the box thinking due to timing. Knowing that we have limited numbers over the past few years and with people still being cautious I’m thinking it would be more impacted with a poor turn out so reluctantly it may be a year of rest but too early to tell at this stage.

I would like to present the following to help further with postage since we started this process there is a need to tweak it a little more. In general it’s worked ok but still postage is an issue with returning more than one book. So to help visually please follow this general rule. If you’re lucky enough to have a need for more than 4 books then you would need to do a combination of the below or see the post office for your best option. That’s the fortune and privilege of owning a stable full. One book only to a standard envelope.  (Both ways)

Oh and I have just been reminded that if you are filling documents in for your car log books they need to be referring your home address not a post office box or business please.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So unfortunately that’s it for this month.

Think we all hope the global issue is resolved enough to get us out a little bit more so for now stay safe.

Regards

Ian Rigby

President.