Archive for October, 2011

Member’s Triumphs

Thursday, October 27th, 2011


TSOA SA member Barry Clark’s TR4A with Mark Webber on board at this year’s F1 event in Melbourne. Not too shabby Barry! What a Triumph!

Social Scene – November 2011

Monday, October 24th, 2011

The Nationals were two years in the planning and it is now all over!!!   The week was full of fun and camaraderie and it is always nice to catch up with our interstate colleagues.  The weather in Mt Gambier was very kind to us and it was even hot on the Wednesday travelling back to Victor Harbor.  Unfortunately the weather in Victor was typical for the area with drizzly rain.   We hope that all those who attended had an enjoyable time and will consider going to Victoria in 2012.

The All Triumph Rally for the Tony Esau Memorial Trophy is on Sunday 20th November meeting at Burnside Townhall carpark at 9.00am.   There will be a club sponsored BBQ at the destination which is a tightly held secret until the day, with the run being set by last year’s winners, Bill and Margie.   This will be the last Sunday run for the year with the Christmas dinner rounding off what I hope has been another successful year socially.

The Christmas Dinner and Trophy Presentation night is on Saturday 10th December at the Royal Adelaide Golf Club and payment is required in full at the meeting on 15th November.   The menu and cost are listed in TRak and it should be another successful night, the venue being very popular.

The annual after Christmas run is heading to Middleton Tavern for lunch meeting at Crafers Inn at 10.00am for coffee departing at 11.00am sharp.

Sue Gibson

President’s thoughts for October 2011

Saturday, October 1st, 2011

Wow what a month of diverse activities for our club members last month, sometimes I wonder how some people find time to fit it all in, certainly it was “Adelaide Alive”  for Triumph motoring enthusiasts in September.

We started with a mid week club run on September the 7th from windy point to Meadows for afternoon tea, and for the competition members a chance to attend the S.A. Hillclimb event on the 10th and 11th of September assuming they were not involved in our premier club display “The Day of Triumph “ held opposite the TTP on Sunday 11th.

The weather was not as good to us as the Sunday before, or the couple of Sundays after, but 45 of the clubs finest cars and approx 80 club members who attended put on a creditable display and promotion of the Triumph marque.The overall winner on the day was the very well prepared and presented newly restored red TR6 of Geoff Mockford, with Noel and Cindy Schmidt in their red TR3A coming in a creditable second on the day, all other results will be reported on later in the Mag.

Continuing on – the “Classic Targa Adelaide” held on public roads of the Adelaide hills and surrounds from the 13th to the 18th for all motoring enthusiasts, with Round 4 of the sprints at Mallala on the 18th for our competition guys again.

Our Tuesday 20th general meeting had a near record attendance when we had a display of over $500K worth of “Triumphant Italians” (you may know them as Ferrari’s) on stage with the owners giving us a short talk on their Italian Love affairs.

And today (25th September) we held our club yearly breakfast get together on Dequetteville Terrace to watch the wonderful world class event “The Bay to Birdwood Rally” with 1800 classic cars on display, a display that took over two and a half Hours to pass any one spot on the approx 70Km of roads the entrants travelled. ……………Hot off the presses!!, …….I understand Noel and Cindy Schmidt were selected in the final 10 in the concour’s in their beautiful red TR3A, well done!!Who would want to live in any other city ?

I am sure reports and photographs on most of the above events will be reported later in the magazine.

Now to October, approximately 35-40 club members are waiting in anticipation to participating in the S.A run National rally to Mount Gambier and Victor Harbor with a side trip to K.I. for some. This is a unique opportunity to meet with old interstate friends for some, and make new friends for others, along with inspecting the variety of interstate Triumph vehicles present on the rally.

Thanks to all those who helped organise the above events, and to all members who participated in these continuing to help make the club the success it is.


Till we meet again

John Sampson