Archive for January, 2012

Sporting Triumphs – Jan/Feb 2012 Report

Sunday, January 29th, 2012

Happy New Year. I trust everyone had a safe festive season and enjoyed some motoring in your Triumph(s).This time of year is a very quiet time on the motor racing circuit scene. Most competitors use this time of year to do major overhauls, carry out maintenance jobs or perform planned major improvements to their machines.I know that Neil Martin was planning to do some major maintenance on the brakes and other components of his TR7 V8 in preparation for the upcoming 2012 racing season.

The 1st event on the “Sporting Triumph” calendar is the Annual Marque Sports Car Associations picnic and presentation day on the 26th of February at Serafinos Winery, (formerly McLaren’s on the Lake) Mc Laren Vale.

Each car club is required to put on a display of their Marque on the day. As we are the current champions I am keen to once again win the prize for best display.I’m hoping to see you there on the day with your Triumph to join our display and have a relaxed picnic day under the trees. Please see the advertisement for this event in the January edition of Trak for further details.

Another date to put in your calendar is the 6th of May for the 6 hour regularity relay team event. Last year the TSOA finished on the podium in 3rd place against some strong competition. This year we will once again be looking for competitors to form a team and club members to form a pit crew for this event. There are numerous duties to be performed on the day. If we get enough volunteers these duties can be shared and provide breaks for each person on the day. I’m sure last year’s crew would agree with me, that this was a fun day.

Until next month . . . . Cheers,

Rick Staehr

Coming Events

February 18th –S.A. State Motor Racing Championship Round 1 Mallala

February 25th – MSCA Picnic and Presentation Day Serafino Winery (formerly McLaren’s on the Lake) McLaren Vale

February 25th – Modern Regularity -Mallala

March 1-4 – Clipsal 500 Adelaide

March 4th – Campbelltown Swap Meet Campbelltown Oval TBC

March 4th – Mt. Barker Swap Meet

March 9th-11th – Historic Motor Racing Phillip Island

March 15th -18th- Australian Formula One Grand Prix Albert Park Melbourne

March 25th – MSCA State Super Sprint Series Round 1 Mallala

Social Scene – January 2012

Thursday, January 19th, 2012

Welcome to 2012 and I hope everyone had an enjoyable Christmas and New Year.  This year’s Nationals are being held in Victoria (near Ballarat) from 3rd to 10th November so not too far for South Australians to travel with no need for an overnight stop.  First instalment is due by 1st March.

To all those people who attended the Christmas Dinner I hope you had an enjoyable night and it was pleasing to see a good number of TRophy winners in attendance.  Once again the Golf Club did us proud with the quality of the food, service and general ambience of the surroundings.

The annual after Christmas run is always a very popular event and the one on Wednesday 28th December was no exception with well over 50 people turning up for coffee at the Crafers Inn before heading off to Middleton Tavern for lunch.  Thanks to all those who attended and I trust you all had a good run, in what can only be described as perfect weather conditions for a drive.

The Ice Cream run is on Saturday 28th January with a new route to Noonies at Semaphore Park being planned.  This year we are also starting earlier, meeting at 7.00pm at Beaumont Road off Greenhill Road Eastwood.

All British Day is on 12th February at Uraidla Oval from 10.00am.   TSOA has a record number of cars entered and if you haven’t entered, come along and have a look at the hundreds of cars that will be on the oval.   Bring a picnic lunch or support the local CFS and purchase lunch from the venue.    The Uraidla market will of course be open which is across the road from the oval and always good for a  wander around.

Sue Gibson

President’s Thoughts – January 2012

Sunday, January 1st, 2012

We are all set for another great TSOA club year, and I would take this opportunity to wish all members a happy and prosperous New Year. But before I advise you of some great coming events the committee has planned, I was wondering if you have broken any new year’s resolutions yet? Maybe it’s not too late to consider putting in place one or two more, and then come out and meet and enjoy this year’s events that have been planned with your fellow club members.

Do you have a Triumph off the road with and with little effort you can repair it and get it back on the road ?

Do you have a project car languishing in the garage looking to be completed? Well I encourage you to set a new year’s resolution in place and be inspired to finish the project this year.

Do you have a Triumph that is road worthy but never gets used? Well now is the time to brush of the cob webs and come out on our club runs.

We look forward to seeing current and new members joining in our club runs and competition events over the next year.Here are some of the events your committee has planned for the first quarter of 2012 and many more are to follow:

(1) The 19th annual Ice Cream run to be held on this weekend – Sat 28th Jan. at 7.00pm. We have planned a revised extended run along the Adelaide foreshore and hopefully we will have a great sunset as we cruise to Noonie’s via Outer Harbour.

(2) The All British Day held on Sun. 12th February at the Uraidla oval. Unfortunately it is too late to enter your car but you are welcome to attend on the day and view the 800+ British car and bikes on display.

(3) The MSCA picnic and presentation day held on Sun. 26th of February and this year will be held at Sefafino’s (McClaren on the Lake) at McClaren Vale. A great picnic day is promised at this new venue.

(4) The Hindmarsh Island run with the option of a Tiger moth flight for the adventurist to be held on Sun. 28TH March – please note the full payment is required to Rod Dent by the February 21st general meeting.

For full details please refer to the event notices either within the calendar on this website or in the last issue of your TRak magazine.

Now for a quick update on the Historic Registration scheme (CHVRS)

Details of the scheme revision remain unchanged from our previously published comments with the exception of a request to clubs to recommend changes to the general wording of the “Code” in an effort to simplify the interpretation. We as a club have made a submission to the Federation and DPTI and we await the outcome of any revisions that may be accepted from all clubs who responded.

The CHVRS is before State Cabinet for approval and was expected to be approved by March this year, it is not known if the last minute request for comments will further delay the implementation.In the mean time, until we receive and further advice we will be operating the scheme as we have in recent years, and the only changes we are currently aware of awaiting Parliamentary approval are :

(1)   Effective date for eligibility will be reset to vehicles manufactured prior to 1st January 1979.  If you own a vehicle manufactured between 1979 and 1982 and has been approved for the scheme then these vehicles will remain in the scheme. Refer to previous reports on the subject.

(2)   A mandatory yearly inspection of the approved vehicles is proposed, and your committee is working on establishing dates and times for this new requirement. Watch for details in future magazines.

(3)   Approved LHD vehicles effectively date will be standardised from the current 1974 date to 1st January 1979 as with RHD vehicles.

Due to a recent medical condition our club scheme controller Tom long has lost most of his sight and has advised me as a result he will not be able to continue running the scheme. In the short term Kevin Foster will take over the running of the scheme until the committee confirm the new appointment at the February committee meeting.

I would like to take this opportunity to pass on my sincere thanks to Tom for his efforts and involvement in the scheme over the last ten years, and wish him well for the future as he adjusts to this unfortunate circumstance.

Look forward to catching up in the near future,

John Sampson