Archive for December, 2011

Member’s Triumphs

Tuesday, December 20th, 2011


A selection of the TSOA display at this year’s All British Day in February. Are you entered for the 2012 event?

Social Scene – September 2011

Tuesday, December 6th, 2011

The last ladies technical session at Café Buongiorno Mitcham on 9th August saw lots of talk re all things Triumph especially the upcoming National Meeting in October.   The next get together will be Tuesday 11th October at the same venue, and we hope to see you there.

The sun shone, the sky was clear and blue for the run to the Middleton Tavern on Sunday 21st August.   A good number of people brought their Triumphs out in what was a perfect day for a run through the country, stopping off at Willunga for a coffee before heading down to the beach at Middleton.   Unfortunately there was only one whale at Bashams Beach about a kilometre off shore.   Thanks to Greg & Lorraine Page for organising the day and putting on such beautiful weather.  Let’s hope spring is just around the corner with more sunny days like this.
The mid week run on Wednesday 7th September is being organised by Tony Harvie (who we haven’t seen out and about for a while) meeting in the Top Carpark Windy Point at 1.00pm for a 1.15pm departure with the destination being Balance at Meadows (opp the Bakery) for afternoon tea.

Don’t forget the Day of Triumph on Sunday 11th September at Civic Park opp Tea Tree Plaza.   This is a major event in the Club’s year so let’s see a record number of Triumphs on display, even if you don’t want your car to be judged bring it out and put it on show. This is an ideal opportunity to clean and polish the car in readiness for the upcoming summer months and of course the National meeting (if attending) in October.   Gates open at 9.00am.

Sunday 25th September is the annual Bay to Birdwood car run.   The Club will be setting up on Dequetteville Terrace from 9.00am as in the past.   BYO food, drinks, tables, chairs etc and the Club BBQ will be available for use if anyone wishes to cook breakfast.



Wed 7th  Sept              Mid Week Run meet Top Carpark Windy Point 1.00pm

Sun 11 th Sept             Day of Triumph Gates open 9.00am Civic Park opp Tea Tree Plaza

Tues 20th Sept            General Meeting Sporting Car Club King William Road Unley 8.00pm

Sun 25th Sept              Bay to Birdwood BYO Breakfast Dequetteville Terrace from 9.00am

Tues 14th Oct              Ladies Technical Lunch Café Buongiorno Mitcham 12.00 noon

Sat 15th-Fri 22nd Oct   National Meeting Mt Gambier/Victor Harbor

Tues 18th Oct              NO MEETING THIS MONTH

Happy September birthday to Richard Sutherland and anyone else celebrating a birthday/special occasion during the month.

Sue Gibson

President’s Thoughts – December 2011

Thursday, December 1st, 2011

The all Triumph rally for the TONY ESAU MEMORIAL TROPHY was held on the 20th of November with 50 plus people attending for a drive through the Adelaide hills on a pleasant sunny day, driving carefully and attentively answering 40+ questions.  The lucky winner for the second time in 3 years was Ian and Raelene RIGBY, with a near perfect score, congratulations to them both and as per normal they will have the pleasure of running next years rally.

Many thanks to Peter and Dean Berlemon for cooking the club sponsored BBQ.

As normal the January general meeting will be held at the Sporting Car Club rooms on Tuesday the 17th and will be the usual informal nature with the ladies going down King William Road for coffee and Gelato.

The normal room may be having some maintenance work done, and if this work is incomplete we have made arrangements to use one of the other rooms in the main building, so when you arrive you may need to keep a look out for an alternative entrance.

During the last meeting we made a presentation of a model Spitfire to Dwayne kaak as a thank you for the work he did as M.C. during the national rally. We have managed to get a list of models currently held by the outlet at Little Hampton where the model was purchased and this list and contact details will be found later in the magazine just in case you would like to purchase one as a gift for Christmas.

In mid November we received a request from the DTEI and the Federation of Historic Motoring Clubs to urgently review the wording in the conditional registration scheme Code of practice, a small team has reviewed and we are currently working on the our recommendations as requested.

At this point the committee felt that we need to review and understand the new code wording before we can advise members of any revisions or changes that may be made. It is our current understanding that the aim is to clarify and ambiguities and poor wording in the existing document, in an effort to simplify the code and make it more user friendly, hopefully they can achieve this goal. We will keep the membership informed as we understand more.

With the festive season nearly upon us I would like to take this opportunity to wish everybody the compliments of the season, and remind all to celebrate wisely and above all drive safely over the coming holiday period.

I look forward to catching up with as many members as possible over the holiday season at the various club organised events and invite members who would not normally come to our club runs to take this opportunity to come along make yourself known and meet and mix with your fellow Triumph club members.

Till we meet again
John Sampson