Archive for May, 2011

Social Scene – June 2011

Friday, May 27th, 2011

The mid week run in early May ended up at Doncho’s Restaurant at Virginia Nursery.  The meeting place was Endue on Grand Junction Road for coffee and a browse through the shop.  The run took us up through Chain of Ponds to Kersbrook and down towards Gawler before picking up Angle Vale Road and Gawler Road to the Nursery.  Hopefully those people who came along enjoyed the run and their lunch.

The annual weekender was again very successful with 44 people joining in what can only be described as a weekend full of fun, food and a bit of frivolity.  The only disappointment was the lack of Triumphs, probably due to the shocking weather forecast for strong winds and rain, which did catch up with us on Sunday for our trip home.  Once again Bill and Margie put an awful lot of effort into organising the two days and I know they had already done the trip twice before the actual event.  A huge thank you from everyone who attended for what was a great two days.  Where to next year?

The run on Sunday 19th June will end up at Thorndon Park for a club sponsored gourmet sausage sizzle lunch.  There is plenty of under cover area should the weather be inclement, so don’t let the weather deter you from participating.  Just bring chairs, tables and drinks and of course your Triumph.

The next ladies technical session will be on Tuesday 14th June at Cafe Buongiorno Mitcham at 12.00 noon.  As usual if you are free on that day come along and join us for a chat and a bite to eat.

There will be a mid week run on Wednesday July 6th meeting at Millies Bakery in Stirling at 10.00am for 11.00am departure.  The run is ending up at Grumphy’s in Hahndorf for wood fired pizzas for lunch at a cost of $14.90ph.

A reminder that due to the National Rally being held in Mt Gambier in October there will be NO MEETING that month.

Sue Gibson


Tuesday, May 10th, 2011


A computer glitch has been found to have messed with some of the team results for this year’s 6-Hour event held on 1st May.

This included the teams placed first and second which have now been relegated down the line, which has meant that this year’s winners were in fact the Scuderia Alfa Black Team from SA with 54.68%. Second place went to a mixed Team from Victoria (53.41%, and THIRD PLACE HAS NOW BEEN AWARDED TO TEAM TRIUMPH with 52.86%.

Once again, thanks to all the drivers and volunteer helpers on the day . . .  a great result for TSOA SA and our invited guests from Victoria. Well done all!!

Roger Lange, Team Manager

President’s Thoughts for May 2011

Sunday, May 1st, 2011

Just prior to the last general meeting the committee held a short meeting to sanction a few changes we have been working on over the last couple of months, and I thought the general membership should be advised even though it will not affect the day to day running of the club.

First of all Peter Davidge has been reviewing the clubs finances and how the funds are managed, and we have approved his recommendations to continue forward with three accounts that will gain an improved return on our funds and allow the treasurer greater flexibility in running our accounts. We will progressively move to electronic fund transfer and rely less on our old cheque account.

At the same meeting Peter presented, and the committee approved the budget for next year and we are please to advise that the club membership subscriptions will be held at the same level as the last couple of years, while maintaining the level of activities we have come to expect.

The weather has been kind to us on our last couple of runs and the breakfast run to Clarendon and beyond was enjoyed by all who attended, and my thanks go to Lyle and Sue for again organising this event.

The technical meeting held in early April with a practical session on spray painting was well attended with approximately 25 participants and thanks goes to John Tuohy and Richard Sutherland for planning and organising this event.

On Easter Saturday I ventured out to Mallala to watch the National Historic race meeting and again the weather was great and I had an enjoyable day watching the older cars compete in their historic events as well as several club members participating in the modern regularity events, due to another commitment I had to leave before the day was over and I am sure any results achieved on the day will be reported later in this magazine.

On the day it was pleasing to see a TR2, TR3A, TR4, TR4A, 4 x TR6’s, a 2500 estate and a Daimler Dart on display in the designated area, and while 2 of these cars did not belong to our club members the marque was again well represented amongst the 50 or so vehicles on display.

Three of the Triumph display cars took advantage of the lunch time parade and did five or six laps around the circuit under the control of a pace car, and while it was not race conditions it was a bit of a buzz to get a feel of the circuit.

Look forward to catching up soon,
‘Til we meet again

John Sampson