Archive for February, 2015

TSOA Members Compete

Sunday, February 22nd, 2015

Neil Martin and Bryan Young both took the opportunity to compete at last year’s Nationals held in WA. A Super Sprint was conducted at Barbagello Raceway and a hill climb event at a place called the Zig Zag. Both had fun!



Girl Torque – March 2015

Sunday, February 22nd, 2015

Wow the hot weather is finally here and the weekends have been HOT… hope everyone is keeping cool as best they can.

The first Ladies Lunch went well with 11 people attending including a couple of mere males….which is good and the males are warmly welcomed.

Bill and I have spent several hours and trips to the Barossa to ensure everyone has a good time on the weekender.  Do hope you can all come and enjoy the weekend.  It is the same weekend as last year, just 3 days this time….so come along and participate in the 50th Celebrations!

The Supper Roster is not full, so if you can help out please let me know.  It is not an onerous task, so please help if you can.

Lorraine Cini has taken on the Regalia, so if you have any suggestions for new Regalia let her know.

Take care

Margie Berlemon AM

Socially Speaking – March 2015

Sunday, February 22nd, 2015

Ice Cream run was well participated with 48 people enjoying Noonie’s Cafe – some for tea, some for coffee, some for ice cream and some for all! This remains a very popular event for the start of our Calender year.

All British Day was again well supported by our Club with nearly 50 entries. The weather was kind to us and we were also on the main oval next to the food and coffee….probably won’t be so luck next year as they do move clubs around.  The ABD Executive has asked us to advertise the positions of representatives to the Committee who are computer literate, so if you are interested please see me.

Margie and I have sat down and put together a proposed Calendar for our 50th Anniversary Celebration of Events. I presented this Calendar at our February committee meeting and am delighted to advise that the Committee has agreed to allocate extra funding ($4,000) to assist with running these events above our normal budget.

March 15th is a Lunch run which Ian Rigby is organising.  Ian always sets excellent runs so don’t miss out on this one!

April 19th is our annual Breakfast Run this year to Birdwood Motor Museum with exceptional club discount on entry of $10.00 per car including Museum entry. See Flyer this issue.

May 3rd is the 6 hour regularity at Mallala so Roger will again be looking for your assistance.

May 15th-17th is our Annual (3 day) Weekender to the Barossa. We have done a lot of work to make this event exciting so book now to secure your place. With extra subsidies from the club we have been able to put together an exceptionally priced package – even better rates can apply if you are prepared to share two bedroom accommodations with family etc.

A full 2015 Calendar is enclosed in the magazine.

Till we meet again


Bill Berlemon

President Report Feb 2015

Saturday, February 21st, 2015

Another year Begins, but this year is a Special one as the Club celebrates its 50th Birthday.

At the February Meeting we heard of the great plans ahead that you can enter on your Social Calendar. The committee has approved some extra funding so it is sure to be great value but also a great chance to catch up with old & new friends in their old and not so new cars. Listen out soon for a special 50th Birthday polo shirt that you can wear proudly in & out of your Triumph.

Personally, I am looking forward to October. The Adelaide Motorsport Festival Returns, along with the Classic Adelaide Rally, many including me will head off to the National Meeting in Bathurst NSW and at that time of year we also have our Day of Triumph and Annual Observation Run.  Meranie’s Dad will be paying his first visit to Australia in October also, and it will be great for him to meet and experience the club that we both chat so much about.

However lots of exciting and fun stuff before then. I spent a few hours polishing the Spitfire before the All British Day, so I am sure you will see me out and about in that soon on a run while I have no need for a baby seat.  Hope to see you in your Triumph at as many events as you can this year.

Duane Kaak now live!

Saturday, February 21st, 2015



Many thanks to our webmaster Andy Dutko for his determined effort in bringing the TSOA SA website on to current technical platforms and putting it all together so that you, the TSOA member, can use it easily and without the scams and virus problems that plagued the old site.

You will find the new site much better to access and navigate, but importantly, to use – i.e. to contribute your thoughts, experiences and photos. Setting up a news item is as simple as typing in the text direct or cut and paste from another document. Loading up a photo is also easy – just copy in from your own album. Be careful with the picture size though – high resolution photos will not be accepted for obvious reasons so if you start out with a 7Mb shot, edit it down to “document” size of around 400Kb.

Placing a Classified Advert is also easier, particularly with loading up photos (beware the size limitations here as well). The new platform asks for some information that seems superfluous to the task though, and we are working to simplify this further over the coming weeks. For the time being though, if you think the information requested to be unnecessary then ignore it and see what happens. If it is a mandatory field, you will find out when you push the “save” button.

So, what do you need to do first? Well, as we have not been able to transport the previous Registered User information from the old site, you will need to register afresh.

To do this, send an email to and I will set up your initial profile with a temporary password. This will enable you to access the site, change your password to one of your choice as well as complete your profile details, and you will then be good to go.

In addition, if you had a Classified advert on the old site, you will need to complete a fresh advert on the new site.

Oh, and just a little tip . . . if you click on the TSOA banner at the top of the page, you will be returned to the Home Page from wherever you are within the site directly.

So Register now and have a play! See what you can find and what happens when you click on stuff. There is plenty of information about all things Triumph and TSOA to explore.

You may also note that there is a capacity to make a comment and attach it to a published item – we included this to try and encourage members to get involved! If you like someone’s article or photo, you can say so. You could also ask for help or information. Pretty cool hey?

Let me know if you have any problems in registering or any other aspect of the new platform. Feedback is encouraged, + or – so don’t be shy.

Thanks again Andy – great job!

Roger Lange

TSOA SA Website Manager

Day of Triumph 2014 Results

Friday, February 20th, 2015

Finally, with the new website operational, I can provide the results of the 2014 Day of Triumph Concours and Pride of Ownership displays.

Congratulations to Johnny Frick who took out best TR4, 4A, 5 Concours Class and also Best Outright Trophy plus the Michelotti Trophy.


Best in the TR6 Class and Second Outright in Concours was the bright red TR6 owned by Dino Vettesse.


Third Outright in Concours was John Tuohy’s Black TR5.


Other Concours Class winners were . . .

Graham Jones bright yellow GT6 MkIII was judged best in the Spitfire / GT6 Class


The lovely green Mk II Saloon of Bob Cini took the trophy for Best Saloon


Best in the Modified Class was the glaringly bright yellow TR7 V8 of Dino Vettesse


Jon Williams took best in the Competition Class with the outstanding Mk I 2.5 PI Saloon

Mk1 Pi Competition (2)c

Let’s not forget the Pre ’54 Concours Class with the trophy going to Chuck and Dianne Falzon’s Triumph 2000 Roadster

Pre 54 (3)c

Pride of Ownership results for 2014 were as follows . . .

TR2, 3, 3A, 3B   –   Vic Neave

TR4, 4A, 5, 250   –   Peter paterson

TR6   –   Geoff Ellis

TR7, 8   –   Lyle Taylor

Spitfire GT6   –   John Wood

Stag   –   John Boffo

Saloon   –   Trevor Lindsay

Competition   –   Geoff Burdon

Congratulations to all the winners. Trophies were presented at the Christmas Dinner / Trophy Presentation night held in December.



2015 National Meeting – Bathurst NSW

Wednesday, February 11th, 2015

The TSOA NSW has released information about the 2015 National Rally.

TSOA 2015 National Meeting will be held in Bathurst NSW, 30th October til 7th November 2015.

Staying at Rydges on Mount Panorama, Concours, scenic runs, gourmet food, competition on the famous mountain, plus lots more.

From the webmaster

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

Hi all,

You might have noticed things are a changing with the website. I’ve dragged it out of last decade and into the new with an upgrade of the bits that make it all run.

I’m hoping this new incarnation proves to be more user friendly than the old scripts. At this stage the site itself is still under development but stay tuned, it should be live and ready for you all to use within the next week.

A special thank you to Noel Schmidt for his graphic work on the banner at the top.

Comments positive and negative help shape the final site, please forward any of those to ayresrocksnaturally ateth  gmail doteth com   Lose the “eth”s and convert the appropriate words to symbols.

Progress Report:
Home link
Classified ads feature
links to Photo Galleria and Suppliers Register

Design is still being tweaked, registration will soon be open for those who want to be active on the site.