Archive for June, 2013

Socially Speaking – July 2013

Sunday, June 30th, 2013

The ETSA Playford Museum was a fantastic morning – the volunteers proudly showed us around the Museum, and it was fascinating…wow what a morning…thanks to Rory Gibson for organising this for us and Sue for organising the tea/coffee for us. Unfortunately only 14 members and 1 grandchild attended which was a embarrassment to the Club as we had advised that there would be 30 members present and volunteer staff were rostered to cater for the numbers. We finished off at Vili’s Café for Pie, Chips and Gravy and a good chin wag to finish off the morning.

Next event is the morning run across the northern freeways, highways and byways to be set by Bob and Lorraine Cini ….this will be their first run… the Slug and Lettuce Pub for a traditional English Lunch.  We have booked for the usual 30 however when we went last time about 50 people attended and had a great time! We will amend the final numbers on the morning.

Our social calendar for the rest of the year has now been decided upon in principal and full details will be provided as dates draw nearer. Anyone wanting to put a run together please contact me.

Till we meet again

Bill Berlemon

Sporting Triumphs – June 2013

Monday, June 24th, 2013

The 1st Sunday of May marked this year’s running of the MSCA 6 hour team regularity event at Mallala. 18 teams were fielded this year with the TSOA providing one team made up from a mix of South Australian and Victorian Drivers. Roger Lange again was team manager and was assisted by an enthusiastic and capable pit crew. Roger had set the team an objective at the team meeting which was “to have fun”.

Bill Berlemon and John Tuohy volunteered as the batten runners— we made sure we had the youngest and fittest members for this important role. Dean Berlemon was in charge of the pit board, complete with a new set of magnetic numbers that didn’t fall off over the pit wall. Last year we had to try to retrieve numbers that had fallen off over the pit wall which lead to some inventive provisions to retrieve them. Arrand Ellery, Rod Carey and Rick Staehr were allocated timekeeping duties and Phil Bagust scribed the times. The pit crew worked like a well oiled machine. Cherri Lange provided the team with her great homemade muffins –delicious! – and delivered the lunch orders. Meranie Vermeer was our official photographer on the day.

Three drivers made the trek from Victoria, regular visitor Andy Ansell in his “Chocwedge” TR7, Ian Cowie GT6 and first timer at Mallala, Ed Ferguson in a TR7V8. South Australia was represented with regulars Neil Martin and Duane Kaak both in TR7V8’s. Robin George who was a late scratching at last year’s event was the final member of the driver line-up in his clubman.

Ian Cowie had a few mechanical issues on Saturday in free practice and thought he had overcome them for Sunday. Practice Sunday morning revealed that he still had some issues that still needed sorting and was pulled over by the officials when he entered pit lane for loosing excessive oil. Unfortunately for Ian his mechanical issues stayed with him and he was unable to fully complete his first run.

The other 5 drivers and cars performed consistent and without incident. Our team was heading for a great result but unfortunately because of Ian’s mechanical problem, we forgot to advise race control that he was a scratching, and we were penalised for one driver and car completing less than 10% of the total laps allocated. A hard way to be taught a lesson. On the bright side we weren’t the only ones to fall foul of this rule and finished 15th.

Did we meet our objective? If the smiles from the drivers and pit crew when the cars return to pits is anything to go on, then we sure did achieve our objective!

Until next month.

Rick Staehr

Socially Speaking – June 2013

Monday, June 24th, 2013

May was again a very busy month starting with the 6 hour regularity run at Mallala, then the mid week run and the annual weekender.

Mallala was a great day with a full team of Triumph’s and for those of us who don’t go racing a great way to participate in the event in some way.

Mid week run by all reports was a lot of fun and I hope to join in these when I retire!

Margie and I are sitting down writing this report on the Monday morning following the weekender and are very pleased with the results of this annual event. 41 Adults, 2 children and 2 babies made up the numbers and we feel confident everyone had a great time.  Happy to report 13 Triumph cars attended – strangely mostly TR7’s /8!  We self catered for dinner and breakfast which does create a lot of extra work, but we feel sure it creates good camaraderie within the club and again we thank all those who helped in making it a success.  All other meals were well enjoyed as was the final lunch at the Victor Harbor Golf Club offering magnificent views over the fabulous coastline. We covered 300km’s of great southern countryside exploring our scenic Fleurieu Peninsula. Our Studio Apartment accommodation at Victor Harbor Beachfront Caravan Park was first class as were the other cabins books for the weekend – they even supplied the pancakes and maple syrup for breakfast – fully recommend the Park for a holiday in the future!

June’s social activities are: Ladies lunch June 11th, followed by the ETSA Museum on the 16th June .

Please refer the back page of Trak for all future events.

Birthday wishes to:  Alex Smithson, Naomi Siegertsz, Tony Case, Barb Sampson, Dale Temby,                          Mal Jonas, and Kate Berlemon

Till we meet again,

Bill Berlemon

Club Run, then Lunch at Slug & Lettuce

Monday, June 24th, 2013

Sunday July 21st run

Meet at Civic Park, Tea Tree Gully at 10.00am

Departing 10.30am to see the new Northern Express Way,  and Wetlands

Lunch at the British Pub – Slug ‘N’ Lettuce 130 Martins Road, Parafield Gardens

lunch menu

salt & pepper squid
lightly dusted in our own seasoning served with chips, salad &
chef’s own tartare sauce                                                  $9.90

bangers & mash
thick pork sausages served on a bed of creamy mash potato
topped with rich gravy                                                      $9.90

roast of the day
see chef’s suggestions board                                         $10.90

beer battered fish
battered hake fillet served with chips, salad & chef’s own tartare
sauce                                                                             $10.90

lamb shank
slow braised in a rich tomato & rosemary sauce served on a bed
of creamy mash potato                                                   $10.90

beef burger
beef pattie, lettuce, tomato, onion, cheese & beetroot relish
served with chips                                                             $10.90

graziers rump 250grams
this classic primal cut is grain finished for 100 days and is full in flavour, aged to our specification with the
supplier guarantee of ultimate flavour and tenderness.
“full of flavour”                                                                 $14.90

Any enquiries: Bob Cini 0419840176

TSOA Members and their TRiumphs

Monday, June 3rd, 2013


The 2013 All British Day brought out many Triumphs from the TSOA membership including Ian and Raelene
Rigby’s TR6 and John Wood’s Mk 1 GT6