Archive for June, 2008

Social Scene – July 2008

Saturday, June 28th, 2008

The ladies technical session was well attended and thanks again to Margie for organising these get togethers

The mid week run organised by Bill saw about 14 people enjoy breakfast/coffee at Newton Shopping Centre before heading off into the hills and ending up at the lobethal Bakery in Woodside for lunch.   Report in TRAK

This year’s weekender was again organised by Bill & Margie and what a value for money weekend it was.  Thirty five adults and two children enjoyed the delights of the Riverland.   Thanks to Bill & Margie for the effort they put in organising the catering which was done by the Girl Guides, and what a splended job they did, to the visit to the Historic Village in Loxton where we had lunch in the Institute Hall and the River Cruise on Sunday morning, plus the free time we had to do whatever took your fancy.   It will certainly be a hard act to follow.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Tues 15th July General Meeting Sporting Car Club King William Road Unley 8.00pm

Sunday 20th July Reservoir Run – meet 9.00am Target Newton

Tuesday 12th August Ladies Technical Session Cafe Buongiorno Mitcham 12.00noon

Wednesday 13th August Mid week run meet 10.30am Crafers Hotel followed by lunch at Strathalbyn

Sunday 17th August Run to Kapunda – meet 8.30am Burnside Town Hall

Tuesday 19th August Annual General Meeting Sporting Car Club King William Road Unley 8.00pm

Competition Report – June 2008

Monday, June 23rd, 2008

Team Triumph took part in the MSCA 6-Hour Regularity Relay event held at Mallala on Sunday 1st June with drivers Neil Martin (TR7) Peter Nelson (TR8 dhc) Andy Ansell from Victoria (TR7) Colin Gaetjens (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo TR6) Robin George (Westfield Clubman TR4) and Roger Lange (GT6).

Andy Ansell started the event for the Team, and after a few break out laps, settled down to produce a good session. Each driver contributed a 30 minute stint to complete the first rotation, with only Robin George experiencing some electrical gremlins with his car that saw his turn cut short. Roger was last out for the group, but could not contribute further after noticing an oily residue under the car caused by a failed oil seal in the rhs diff flange. Robin’s problems continued, but he was able to enjoy a reasonable time out on the track for the team, and put in some consistent laps whilst there.

Andy, Neil, Colin and Peter all took up the slack for the remainder of the event, all improving on their consistency to the point that after the chequered flag had fallen, were very satisfied with a job well done, and had a fun time doing it. The winners were announced after a dinner function held in the corporate facility at the track, and the team was very pleasantly surprised to have placed third overall – a great result and well done to all involved.

The support team consisted of John Touhy, Rod Carey, Frank Lewell, Stephanie George, Lindsay Coleman, Bill Berlemon, and with catering taken care of by Cherri Lange. A great team effort! Thanks to all involved.

Other news on the competition front include the sale of Ian Wilson’s awesome TR7V8 race car to a buyer in New Zealand – I am not sure if the guy knows exactly what he has purchased, but hope he has plenty of fresh underwear when he takes it out for his first experience with the car! Tom Hutchinson’s most recent round of the Victorian series ended in disappointment with a broken diff in his TR8 racer. This happened in open practice, so Tom’s event came to an early conclusion.

As far as events coming up are concerned, refer to the Competition Calendar at www.tsoasa.com

TSOA(SA) will be represented at the All British Race Meeting at Wakefield Park near Goulburn NSW by Trevor Lindsay (GT6) Rod Carey (AMI Spitfire) and Roger Lange (GT6) with pit and spectator support from Trevor’s wife Stephanie, Roger’s friend Hans, Rod’s wife Jen plus son who lives in Canberra, and our own TRak editor extraordinaire Richard Sutherland (TR4A) with his brother as passenger for the trip. Report and photos in a future issue of TRak.

That’s enough from me . . . see you trackside!

Roger

Team Triumph on the Podium

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2008

Team Triumph took part in the MSCA 6-Hour Regularity Relay event held at Mallala on Sunday 1st June with drivers Neil Martin (TR7) Peter Nelson (TR8 dhc) Andy Ansell from Victoria (TR7) Colin Gaetjens (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo TR6) Robin George (Westfield Clubman TR4) and Roger Lange (GT6).

Andy Ansell started the event for the Team, and after a few break out laps, settled down to produce a good session.Each driver contributed a 30 minute stint to complete the first rotation, with only Robin George experiencing some electrical gremlins with his car that saw his turn cut short. Roger was last out for the group, but could not contribute further after noticing an oily residue under the car caused by a failed oil seal in the rhs diff flange. Robin’s problems continued, but he was able to enjoy a reasonable time out on the track for the team, and put in some consistent laps whilst there.

Andy, Neil, Colin and Peter all took up the slack for the remainder of the event, all improving on their consistency to the point that after the chequered flag had fallen, were very satisfied with a job well done, and had a fun time doing it.

The winners were anounced after a dinner function held in the corporate facility at the track, and the team was very pleasantly surprised to have placed third overall – a great result and well done to all involved.

The support team consisted of John Touhy, Rod Carey, Frank Lewell, Stephanie George, Lindsay Coleman, Bill Berlemon, and with catering taken care of by Cherri Lange. A great team effort! Thanks to all involved.

Roger

Competition Report – May 2008

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2008

There is not a lot to report on since the last issue of TRak, the only event involving our members being the Hill Climb at Collingrove on May 25th. Neil Martin (TR7 Sprint) held the Triumph flag high recording a best time of 44.08 seconds for the run up the hill. Good on ya Neil – it is good to see someone at least having a go!

By the time you read this, the annual MSCA 6-Hour Regularity Relay will have been run and won and we hope that the TSOA team did well. I will report on this next month. Upcoming events include :-

June 29           Modern Regularity (and Superkarts)               Mallala             A7C

June 29           Adelaide Hills Tarmac Sprint                           Adel. Hills        SDCC

June 29           All British Race Meeting, Wakefield Park        Goulburn         AHOC

July 13             Hill Climb, Winter Cup Rd 2                            Collingrove      SCCSA

July 20             Modern Regularity (and Superkarts)               Mallala             A7C

TSOA(SA) will be represented at the All British Race Meeting at Wakefield Park near Goulburn NSW by Trevor Lindsay (GT6) Rod Carey (AMI Spitfire) and Roger Lange (GT6) with pit and spectator support from Trevor’s wife Stephanie, Roger’s friend Hans, Rod’s wife Jen plus son who lives in Canberra, and our own TRak editor extraordinaire Richard Sutherland (TR4A) and his brother as passenger for the trip. Report and photos in a future issue of TRak.

That’s enough from me . . . see you trackside!

Roger