Archive for September, 2011

Social Scene – October 2011

Sunday, September 25th, 2011

The mid week run in September ended up at Balance in Meadows for afternoon tea.  There were seven Triumphs given a run that day along with a few other vehicles.  The run took us to Stirling, Mylor, Echunga and Macclesfield and back to Meadows on country roads.  Thanks to those people who came along and thanks to Tony for organising and Natalie for typing up the directions.

The annual Day of Triumph was held at Civic Park in rather inclement weather, however it was pleasing to see over 40 cars brought out despite the forecast and rain.  Congratulations to all winners and thanks to all the judges, scorers and helpers on the day.  A big thank you to Bill and Margie for providing the tent and also donating two bottles of wine for the gate prizes, also Bob Cini for getting to Civic Park very early to keep the entry clear and returning the key to the Council.   A list of trophy winners will be in TRAK.

There is a mid week run on Wednesday November 2nd being organised by Bill Smith and details are in the magazine.

The Christmas Dinner is fast approaching and payment in full is required at the November meeting.  Bookings are being taken now and if you wish you can post payment to the Club address.   The date is Saturday 10th December at the Royal Adelaide Golf Club where we will enjoy pre dinner drinks (club sponsored) from 6.30pm and a 3 course dinner (with choice of two in each course) at a cost of $45 for members and $59 for non members which represents very good value.  The menu is published in the magazine.  We would love to see all the Day of Triumph winners present to accept their trophy(s).

Sue Gibson

President’s Thoughts for September 2011

Thursday, September 1st, 2011

The new club year begins, and in reflection I would once again thank all those club and committee members who helped make the last year so successful.

Thanks goes to Rick Staehr for accepting the committee position of Competition Secretary and also filling in and assisting in publishing our TRAK magazine for the next couple of months while Richard is away on holidays, it is good to welcome a new enthusiastic member to our committee. Congratulations Rick.

While on the subject I would thank the retiring committee member Trevor Lindsay for his efforts as competition secretary over the last two years.

While the AGM is over and the new Committee has been established, if you have any skills or aspirations as club Treasurer or Social secretary there could be an opportunity next year, but in the mean time you could gain a year’s experience working with the current incumbent, a great opportunity – think about it and if you are interested or speak to Peter, Sue or myself.

Three important dates for your diaries for September :

1. The Day of Triumph Sunday September the 11th – Not only is this a great picnic day for all members to attend and mingle with fellow Triumph owners, but it is a tremendous opportunity to promote our marque at this fantastic venue, so polish your car and come and enjoy the day.

2. The General meeting Tuesday September 20th we will have 3 special “Triumphant Italians” on stage, prancing horses ranging from 1965 to 2005 models, so come along and enjoy the noise.

3. The Bay to Birdwood breakfast Sunday the 20th on Dequetteville Tce  @ 9.00am – BBQ provided but BYO food.

For full details refer further in the magazine.

Our AGM was also a special event celebrating the 50th birthday of the TRIUMPH TR4, August 1961. The stage and tables were suitably decorated by Rick and Maree Staehr and there were three highly polished great looking examples of the TR4 for the full house to admire.

Thanks to Richard Bingham, Bill Jones and Steve Hutchinson for bringing their cars in for the night and joining in the celebrations.

Till we meet again

John Sampson