Archive for January, 2011

President’s Thoughts for Jan / Feb 2011

Monday, January 31st, 2011

Welcome to an exciting New year of TSOA events for 2011, once again the committee believe we have planned a great year of events and activities to satisfy and expand our active membership.

Furthermore this year again it is our privilege to host the Triumph National Rally, and some of our organising sub-committee have recently been away fine tuning the program. The event is planned over 7 nights commencing in Mt Gambier, and concluding in Victor Harbor with an option to tack a 1 or 2 day post rally tour to Kangaroo Island. This is a wonderful opportunity to showcase our great state, renew past friendships, and make new friends with likeminded enthusiasts from interstate. I encourage you to consider participating in the whole Rally or take advantage of attending part of the event. Details on our website or for part Rally participation please contact Bob Farrell 8370 7210, but be quick.

The annual ICECREAM run is to be held on Sat 29th January commencing just off Greenhill road and cruising along the beaches from Glenelg to Semaphore, a great night run for all.

The annual ALL BRITISH DAY will be held on Sunday 13th February at the Uraidla Oval. If you have not booked your car into this fantastic day as a display vehicle, then make your way to the oval and enjoy the 875 British vehicles on display. This year we are located under the  shade of the trees so an enjoyable picnic day is assured. A great lunch is available from the local CFS at a very reasonable cost, so just hop in your car and come on up.

The following week on Sunday 20th February we have another picnic day programmed to the Peter Lehmann winery Tanunda for the MSCA PRESENTATION DAY, we are meeting at the TTP car park for a leisurely run to the event, we look forward to seeing you there enjoying another fantastic day.

More details of the above events are available in the magazine on the promotion pages and the Event Calendar in the back.

Our informal general meeting held on January 18th at the Sporting Car Club rooms was well attended, and from the questions raised hopefully our technical presentation on brake lines and fittings was well received. Should you have any further questions or require a clearer explanation on any associated subject then feel free to contact me or catch up at a future event, and I will try answer them.

Watch the magazine promotions for future technical meetings and practical demonstrations we are planning for this year.

‘Til we meet again

John Sampson

Sporting Triumphs January 2011

Thursday, January 20th, 2011


Some motoring enthusiast dates for 2011

February 13 All British Day Uraidla

February 19 SA State Race championship Round 1 (twilight meeting) Mallala

February 20 MSCA Picnic at Tanunda. Another opportunity to promote our marque in pleasant surroundings at Peter Lehmann’s Winery off Para Road at Tanunda. For those wanting company for the drive there, meet in the Tea Tree Gully car park corner of Smart and Reservoir Roads at 9:45 am for a 10:00am departure. For those wishing to join along the route, we will be travelling through Kersbrook, Williamstown and Lyndoch with an estimated time of arrival at Tanunda around 11:00am. BYO everything, or pick something up there or on the way.

February 25–26 Ballarat Swap Meeting

March 6 Campbelltown Swap Meeting

March 17-20 Clipsal 500 Adelaide

March 18–20 Phillip Island Classic. Once again, a great line-up of classics. See

March 21–25 Lake Gairdner Speed Week See

March 24-27 Australian Formula 1 GP Melbourne

March 27 MSCA Sprint Rd1 Mallala

April 16 Come & Try Hillclimb Round 1 Collingrove

April 17 Hillclimb Rd1 Collingrove

April 23-24 National Historic Easter Race Meeting Mallala

May 1 MSCA 6HR Mallala (Note – changed from previously scheduled 15th May)

May 15 Kernewek Lowender Cavalcade of Cars Wallaroo/Moonta/Kadina

May 22 Kapunda Swap Meeting

May 22 Hillclimb Round 2 Collingrove

May 27-29 Adelaide Hills Tarmac Rally

June 4-5 SA State Racing Championship Round 2 Mallala

June 12 Tailem Bend Sprint Round 1

June 19 MSCA Driver Training or Come & Try Mallala

June 26 Winter Cup Hillclimb Round1 Collingrove

July 3 MSCA Sprint Round 2 Mallala

July 16 Come & Try Hillclimb Round 2 Collingrove

July 17 Winter Cup Hillclimb Round 2 Collingrove

August 7 Winter Cup Hillclimb Round 3 Collingrove

August 14 MSCA Sprint Round 3 Mallala

August 20-21 SA State Racing Championship Round 3

August 21 Willunga Swap Meeting

August 28 Tailem Bend Sprint Round 2

September 10-11 SA Hillclimb Championship Mallala

September 18 MSCA Sprint Round 4

September 18 Gawler Swap Meeting

October 1-2 Vintage Hillclimb Collingrove

October 16 Strathalbyn Swap Meeting

October 16 Hillclimb Round 3 Collingrove

October 23 MSCA Sprint Rd5 or Driver Training

October 30 Tailem Bend Sprint Round 3

November 4-6 Legends of the Lake Hillclimb Mt Gambier

November 12–13 Bendigo Swap Meeting

November 19-20 SA State Racing Championship Round 4

Note: MSCA membership fees for 2011 are now due.

Trevor Lindsay

Social Scene – January 2011

Thursday, January 20th, 2011

Welcome to 2011 and another year of TRiumph events which this year sees South Australia host the Nationals in October.

I hope all those people who attended the Christmas dinner had an enjoyable evening, and it was good to see most Trophy winners in attendance.

What a great turn out for the annual after Christmas run on 29th December which saw 59 people congregate at Crafers for coffee before heading off to the Barossa Valley and Kies Winery for lunch.  The day was glorious for a run through the country and it was great to see so many “topless” TRiumphs.   The run took us through Lobethal, Mt Torrens, Mt Pleasant, Eden Valley and down Menglers Hill wih a view over the Valley before skirting around the back of Tanunda and into Lyndoch.   Thanks to Bill and Maggie for their organisation of this run.