Archive for April, 2011

Social Scene – May 2011

Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

The annual breakfast run was again organised by Lyle & Sue Taylor who were unfortunately unable to attend however Lyle saw all the cars off from the Mitcham Shopping Centre carpark at 8.00am.   The run took us through Blackwood to Clarendon and the picnic area down by the oval.  It was a perfect day weatherwise and thanks to Lyle & Sue for organising.

The ladies Technical lunch on 12th April saw a good number discuss all things technical and enjoy a bite to eat as well.  The next lunch will be on Tuesday 14th June at Cafe Buongiorno Mitcham.

The next mid week run is on Wednesday 4th May heading to Doncho’s Cafe at Virginia Nursery for lunch.  We are meeting at Endue Cnr Grand Junction and Nelson Roads at 10.00am for coffee departing 11.00am.

The annual weekender is fast approaching and full payment should have been made at the April Meeting.  As usual it promises to be an excellent weekend organised by Bill and Margie with plenty of things to do and see on our way to our overnight stop at Pt Pirie and the following day on our return to Adelaide.  The dates are Sat/Sun 21st/22nd May.

The June run on Sunday 19th will be a club sponsored sausage sizzle lunch at Thorndon Park where there is a large under cover area should the weather be inclement.  Meeting at 10.00am at The Place Next Door Cnr Glynburn and Greenhill Rds departing at 11.00am.

Sue Gibson

Social Scene – April 2011

Saturday, April 2nd, 2011

The mid week run on 2nd March headed to Langhorne Creek for coffee, on to the Wellington Hotel for lunch and then Strathalbyn for afternoon tea.   I understand this run was well attended and all enjoyed the day.  Thanks to Bill and Maggie for organising.

The run on 27th March was well attended despite a gloomy start to the day with a threat of rain and fog up at Crafers.   The run took us through the hills, through Echunga, Clarendon and ended up at Montagana Cafe at Blackwood where some people had breakfast, some morning tea and others lunch.  Thanks to Tony and Wendy for organising this Sunday run.

The next ladies lunch is on Tuesday April 12th at Cafe Buongiorno Mitcham.  If you are free on that day come along and join us for a chat and a bite to eat.

The next Sunday run is the Breakfast Run to Clarendon on 17th April and again is being organised by Lyle and Sue, meeting at 7.45am at Mitcham Shopping Centre behind the service station.   BYO gas cooker, table, chairs, drinks and all your breakfast goodies.

This year’s weekender is heading to the Lower Flinders area on 21st/.22nd May and as usual is filling fast.  If you are thinking of coming along please get in touch with Margie to book your place.  Full payment is required at the April meeting and the cost is $100pp for members.

There are still a few gaps on the supper roster so if you are able to help out please let either Lorraine Page or Sue Gibson know.

President’s Thought – April 2011

Friday, April 1st, 2011

Global disarray with floods, earthquakes, tsunami’s and nuclear plant meltdowns, while I share all the sorrow, concerns and sympathy for those countries and people caught up in these events, it brought home to me how lucky we are in S.A. and again reminded me that we should get out and enjoy our wonderful state and all it has to offer.

I would like to bring to your attention upcoming club events even though the specific details will be shown in following pages.I am not sure if this magazine will get to you in time for the next “Technical meeting” but on Saturday the 2nd of April there is a practical workshop on “Automotive spray painting” starting at 9.00am for approximately 3 hours. I understand we have just over 20 members interested in this event and there are still a couple of positions left, so if you have delayed your decision to attend to the last minute then ring John Tuohy on 8443 5493 or 0418 838 074 and I am sure he can get you in.

Over Easter the Sporting Car Club of SA will be holding the 30th Easter National Historic race meeting and Classic Display / Lunchtime Parade on Saturday 23rd at Mallala Motorsport Park If you have nothing planned for that day there is a Golden opportunity to promote the club and our marque, by attending this event and displaying your vehicle either as an individual or with the club at the Saturday display day.

There is a cost to enter but if you have more than one person in your car then it is cheaper than attending the day just to watch the event, and if you are interested then you can also do a lap or maybe two of the Mallala circuit under controlled conditions. For further details again see inside this copy of Track, but remember you must register and have your entry in by the 8th of April.  Contact Trevor Lindsay for details, again his contact details are in the inside front cover of Track, or visit the Sporting Car Club of SA’s website sportingcarclubsa.org.au for more details of this day and the full long weekend’s activities.

The Triumph Weekender in late May is filling up quickly and if you intend joining this special club weekend then ring Margie and Bill on 0409 849 314 / 0438 836 837 to confirm your booking, thanks goes to Margie and Bill for all the work put in  to this event over the last weeks.

Do not forget the TSOA National rally to Mt Gambier, Victor Harbor with the side trip to K.I if you so desire, bookings are being finalised now but there may still be a chance to join in for last minute booking contact Bob and Natalie on 8370 7210.

Of course all the planned Sunday and mid week runs are as normal so there are many opportunities for the balance of the year to take your pride and joy out on the road and mix with fellow club members and enjoy our state.

Till we meet again

John Sampson