Archive for August, 2013

Socially Speaking – September 2013

Tuesday, August 27th, 2013

Our monthly club run on Sunday the 18th saw us take off from the Top of Taps in very wet, blustery conditions to Meadows and Mclaren Vale. About 25 members braved the day but ended up enjoying a spectacular run set by Rory and Sue Gibson.  We could have stayed home for the day, but would have missed out on a great event!

Our annual AGM was well attended and again with lots of arm twisting for committee members. Yours truly has again accepted the challenge for the next twelve months as Social Secretary with Margie’s help of course!

Future Events: September 11th mid week run, meet 10.30am at The Place Next Door.

Sunday 22nd – Breakfast run take two…From Burnside Town Hall…meet 9.00am

Sunday 29th – Bay to Birdwood. It has come to my attention that the routing for the event has changed so cars will no longer be travelling along Dequetteville Terrace. Hence a new meeting place….have a choice of two…(1) on Greenhill Road just before the cars will turn right onto Glen Osmond Road diagonally opposite KFC thereby giving us toilet/food facilities  OR

(2) at the time of printing the TRAK I am negotiating with Scout Headquarters 211 Glen Osmond Road to see if their car park in the front of their building is available for us to possibly hire for the morning – this will give us next door facilities of McDonalds. Therefore either check site one first, and if not there go to site 2 on the morning or ring Bill 0409849314 or check website for updates.

National Meeting 4th-12th October – Queensland – we wish a safe journey to all our participants.

Sunday 20th October – Club run to Roseworthy Agricultural Museum Annual open day.

A huge Congratulations to Duane and Meranie who got engaged in Paris on their recent trip overseas!

Birthday celebrations to Richard Sutherland and anyone else celebrating a Birthday or special event this month.

Hoping we find a new editor to continue after this month’s Trak to keep everyone informed of coming events. If not check the website for details, as this will become our communication to the members.

Till next time

Bill Berlemon

Club Run to Roseworthy Agricultural Museum 20/10/13

Tuesday, August 27th, 2013

Club run to Roseworthy Agricultural Museum

Sunday 20th October

Meet:  9.30am Bunnings Parafield, Main North Road (northern corner)

Cost:  $5.00 Adults (Family $12.00 max)

BBQ Lunch, tea &coffee& cake available.

Roseworthy Agricultural is a Working Technology Dryland Farming Museum, established in 1989 and run entirely by volunteer members of the Gawler Machinery Restorers Club Inc.

The Museum strives to present the history and the development of agricultural machinery, much of which was invented in South Australia. We do this by highlighting innovation and invention in our State, including the contribution through research and development of Roseworthy Campus, and the impact of local manufacturing.

Current Displays

– Restored vintage tractors: Holt 45, British Wallis, Howard DH22 and more.
– Restored Stationary Oil engines: Blackstone, Tangye, Campbell.
– Restored farm machinery
– Interactive model displays
– Farm memorabilia

Miniature train rides also available on the College Grounds.

A great Family day out!

Girl Torque – September 2013

Tuesday, August 27th, 2013

Thank you to all the ladies who have helped with the Supper Roster for the year we have now filled the calendar!

The Ladies Lunch went well with a few new faces which was good, and it is great to see Naomi and our youngest member Lily who is growing so fast join us! This year’s venue has proved to be popular but we need to decide if we are going back there in 2014.  Next Lunch is in October for those of us not going to the Nationals.

Hopefully the wet weather will clear up soon, and we can enjoy spring weather.

Margie Berlemon.

Run down South – Sun 18th August

Sunday, August 18th, 2013

Run down South…Sunday 18th August.

As we got into the car on the wet and windy Sunday morning with coats, and umbrella’s I wondered why I
was doing this, and not staying in front of the fire with a book?  Well it’s because the run has been set,
people are expected to go, and well we were off….

People gathered at the ‘Top of Taps’ despite the blustering conditions, and Rory and Sue gave out the
instructions…I was happy because the first stop was to be at the Meadow’s Bakery…ah….Coffee….

So off we set through Clarendon, and the rain and onto Meadows where we met up in the dry for
Coffee….(despite the slippery wet floors, it became very noisy in the Bakery with some 23 Triumph fanatics
enjoying the coffee and a chat)

Off we set again, through Ashbourne, in the rain, and onto Nankita Road through the luscious countryside
with so much water…the dams were all full, as were most of the paddocks! Then we hit the fog, water
over the roads, and many side of the road waterfalls…it was very scenic despite the conditions.  We went
through McLaren Flat, onto the Blewitt Springs Road, Kay’s Road, past the wineries through the back area
of McLaren Vale and then onto McLaren Vale to the Pub for Lunch. A good meal was enjoyed by all.
Despite the bad weather conditions, the run was suburb, and Rory and Sue did a fantastic job…it was great
to see a few Triumph’s attend….ours was warm, dry and handled the conditions well, after all it is a British

Margie Berlemon.

President’s Report – August 2013 & AGM

Sunday, August 11th, 2013

Its been a short year in the HOT Seat but again a huge thank you to all of those who have given me support and guidance and advice.

The committee intends to continue work on our Constitution this year, and just recently Mike Temby found a near original copy of our current one and a copy on a ‘Floppy Disk’. Technology has come a long way over time and the TSOA has embraced that with email, and a great and growing website.

It was a year mixed with sadness of the loss of some members including John Sampson & John Allnut who we all saw regularly and new well, but also exciting to meet some new members and new cars.

All in all we still have a very strong club, with some fun and professional events. If you were there, you know how great they were, and they are too numerous to list here. We have just as much coming up, so come along! Although Bill is the Social Secretary, his job is certainly made easier by the volunteers who set and managed runs throughout the year. Thank you to all who drove, mapped and double checked all the run sheets, rang and organised venues for morning tea, lunches and dinners etc to make our social events such a success.

I do so love the TRak magazine so I appeal to all of you to consider how we can continue this to a high standard.  It is a great record of our club, advertising us and the fun times we have in our cars, and each issue over the last 12 months and more has been superb. A Huge thank you to the outgoing editor, Richard Sutherland. He is also the recipient of this year’s Presidents Award.

I also see an opportunity to get more Triumphs on the stage, even repeats from years ago that I’d love to hear about what problems you may have had or repairs undertaken.

Although we have a couple of years, this year I would also like to  begin planning for our National Rally in 2016, an event that the TSOA SA can certainly be proud from our past performance.

Thank you all for the support over the past year, and I certainly look forward to the opportunities in the future.


TSOA Members and their TRiumphs

Sunday, August 11th, 2013


Part of the Chuck and Dianne Falzon collection at the 2013 All British Day – very “British” don’t you think?

Sporting Triumphs – August 2013

Monday, August 5th, 2013

Sunday August 25th is the TSOA’s turn to supply flag marshals for the 4th round of the MSCA SA Super Sprint Series. Volunteers don’t have to be at Mallala for the entire day if we supply enough marshals. Being a flag marshal is a great way to get an understanding of what competitors get out of sprinting. Each flag point is hooked into the event via radio communication so each flaggie gets to know exactly what’s going on during the event.

If you read my previous article you will know that the Mazda MX5 club had a very successful day when it was their turn to flag marshal. Most of their members had never been to Mallala Motorsport Park before and thoroughly enjoyed the day doing something they hadn’t done before. Hopefully the weather will be kind to us later this month which would make for a lovely picnic on the lawns.  Our recent rains have made the country very green and the plains of outer Adelaide look a spectacle.  Please contact me if you are available to assist me on the day. My contact details are in the advertisement for this event in this edition of TRak.

As I write this article there is no results posted on the web for the 3rd round of the Super Sprint Series held on July 21st. A full report of this round will be in month’s edition.

Neil Martin participated in a recent round of the Regularity season at Mallala. It would seem from the results Neil had a mixed day with a couple of DNF’s, a 4th in heat 2 followed by a 10th placing in heat 4.


Rick Staehr