Archive for January, 2008

Social Scene – January Report

Saturday, January 26th, 2008

Welcome to 2008 and another year of TSOA social activities.

The mid week run on 27th December was again well attended with over 45 people enjoying a run through the hills followed by lunch at the Victory Hotel at Sellicks Hill – it is thanks to John Williams that this annual event takes place.

The Informal Meeting on 15th January was also well attended with all the ladies heading off to King William Road for gelato and/or coffee. Thanks for Margie for providing supper for the “boys” at the clubrooms.

The annual Ice Cream Run has been extended this year to incorporate a stop for Fish ‘n Chips on the way to Noonies at Semaphore Park for ice cream and/or coffee. The stop for Fish ‘n Chips will be at Barnacle Bills at Plympton. The meeting time has been brought forward to 7.00pm at Beaumont Road off Greenhill Road.
All British Day is on Sunday 10th February, come along and support TSOA in their display.  You can either bring a picnic lunch or support the CFS by purchasing lunch at the oval.

Roger is once again looking to win the display at the MSCA presentation day at Peter Lehmann Winery on 17th February, so come along and join in.   Platters for lunch are available at the winery or bring your own picnic.


Sat 26th January – Fish ’n Chips & Ice Cream Run – meet 7.00pm Beaumont Road off Greenhill Road.
Sun 10th February – All British Day Uraidla Oval
Tues 12th February – Ladies Technical Session 12 noon Café Buongiorno Mitcham
Wed 13th February – Mid week run meet 1.00pm Morialta Recreation Area carpark, Stradbroke Road Rostrevor
Sun 17th February – MSCA Presentation Day Peter Lehmann Winery, Tanunda
Tues 19th February – General Meeting 8.00pm Sporting Car Club King William Road Unley


Happy December birthday to Marcia Stillwell, Frankie Merritt, Joan Bowman and Cameron Elsdon, and anyone else celebrating a birthday/special occassion during the month.

Sue Gibson


Sunday, January 20th, 2008

10-Feb    Modern Regularity & Superkarts    Mallala    A7C
17-Feb    MSCA Presentation Day     Lehmann’s    MSCA
21-24 Feb    Clipsal 500    Adelaide     SAMSB
2-Mar    Super Sprint Round 1    Mallala    MSCA
22-23 Mar    Race – National Historics    Mallala    SCCSA
24-Mar    Hillclimb – Historics    Collingrove    SCCSA
5-Apr    Hillclimb – “Come and Try”    Collingrove    SCCSA
6-Apr    Hillclimb, Winter Cup Rd 1    Collingrove    SCCSA
6-Apr    Modern Regularity & Superkarts    Mallala    A7C
12-Apr    SA Race Championships Rd 1 (Twilight)    Mallala    SCCSA
13-Apr    Super Sprint Round 2    Mallala    MSCA
3-4 May    SA Race Championships Rd 2    Mallala    SCCSA
25-May    Hillclimb, Multi Club    Collingrove    SCCSA
1-Jun    6 Hour Regularity Relay     Mallala    MSCA
29-Jun    Modern Regularity & Superkarts    Mallala    A7C
29-Jun    Adelaide Hills Tarmac Sprint    Adel. Hills    SDCC
13-Jul    Hillclimb, Winter Cup Rd 2    Collingrove    SCCSA
20-Jul    Modern Regularity & Superkarts    Mallala    A7C
3-Aug    Hillclimb Multi Club    Collingrove    SCCSA
17-Aug    Super Sprint Round 3     Mallala    MSCA
23-24 Aug    SA Race Championships Rd 3    Mallala    SCCSA
31-Aug    Hillclimb, Winter Cup Rd 3    Collingrove    SCCSA
13 Sep (Sat)    Super Sprint – Twilight    Mallala    MSCA
13-21 Sep    TSOA NATIONAL RALLY     Queensland    TSOA (Qld)
14-Sep    Modern Regularity SA Championship (&S’karts)    Mallala    A7C
20-Sep    Hillclimb – “Come & Try Day”    Collingrove    SCCSA
21-Sep    Hillclimb – Multi Club    Collingrove    SCCSA
4-5 Oct    Hillclimb – Vintage     Collingrove    SCCSA
11-12 Oct    Historic Demonstration    Lobethal
18-19 Oct    SA Hillclimb Championship    Collingrove    SCCSA
19-Oct    Modern Regularity & Superkarts    Mallala    A7C
26-Oct    Super Sprint Round 4    Mallala    MSCA
8-9 Nov    Hillclimb – “Legend of the Lakes”    Mt Gambier    SEAC
9-Nov    Modern Regularity & Superkarts    Mallala    A7C
15-Nov    SA Race Championships Rd 4 – Twilight    Mallala    SCCSA
19-23 Nov    Classic Adelaide Rally    Adelaide     Silverstone
7-Dec    Modern Regularity & Superkarts    Mallala    A7C


Friday, January 18th, 2008


TSOA has won the “Best Club Display” trophy at the MSCA picnic presentation day for the last three years running. Our display themes have included a “TR6 Pack”, and a “Squadron of Spitfires”.

This year, our theme will be a “Stag Party” whereby we intend to display as many Stags as we can find, arranged in a circle, possibly around a keg, with helium balloons and maybe some Triumph underwear (in the nicest possible way, of course).

So, if you own a Stag (condition is irrelevant) and want to enjoy a fun day at the Peter Lehmann Winery, Tanunda, then come along and join in. Assembly of our display will be at 11.00am so please arrive prior to that time. If you intend to bring your Stag, could you please let Roger Lange (8132 1841) know ahead of the day. And if you have something that you can bring to enhance the Stag Party theme, let Roger know and bring it along.

BYO everything for lunch – most people pack a picnic, but a very good luncheon platter can be purchased at the winery cellar door (plus a bit of vino if you want). Full details of this event can be found in the Club Calendar section of the TSOA site.

TSOA has a shady spot “reserved” just left of the entrance to the lawned area towards the top of the hill and near the hall – even hot days can be accommodated quite well.

So make it a date – Sunday, February 17th, and of course, all members and their Triumphs are welcome to join in and gatecrash the party!