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Day of Triumph 2015

Sunday, August 30th, 2015


Day of Triumph 2015

50 Years of TRIUMPH

It’s on again . . . the TSOA annual DAY OF TRIUMPH – SUNDAY      25th  of   OCTOBER   

This year we are at WIGLEY RESREVE, GLENELG for our 50th year celebrations.

Entry to the event is from the roundabout at the end of Anzac Hyw.

Cars need to be in place early and can’t be removed until the end of the event at 3pm for safety reasons. Gates open around 9am. It does not need to be perfect it only needs to run to get there. If you wish to show off the restoration in progress it can also be on a trailer . . .  just get it there and get ready to be judged.

The rules and scoring are the same as prior years and it will be the point score that wins you the trophy. The car needs to support the class and score ranking it has been entered into.

I will need a lot of help from several people on the day that have an eye for detail, especially Concours.

In the event of a tie, for any category, I will ask several of the more knowledgeable in the group to cast their eye over the cars to come up with the ultimate winner. The decision will be based on an agreed approach that would be around overall presentation and as close to original as possible.

There is access to food and toilets at several locations in the area or bring your own food and tables. The club will provide a council approved sheltered area.

Please join us on the day.                      Ian Rigby  0417085083

Day of Triumph 2015 – Concours and Pride of Ownership Rules of Entry

Sunday, August 30th, 2015

Overall Entry – Concours and Pride of Ownership (POO)


  • To be eligible for entry, the owner of the car must be a current financial member of TSOA (SA) Branch – entry will not be permitted to those joining/renewing on the day.
  • The car must be currently registered (with the exception of Competition and Restoration cars).
  • Late entries, i.e. cars arriving after the published judging commencement time, will not be eligible.


Concours Section


  • All cars must be driven onto the judging site (except competition vehicles which may be trailered).
  • Entrants must score a minimum of 70% of the total points available in presentation section to be eligible for a Class or Outright trophy.
  • Standard classes will be – TR2/3/3A/3B, TR4/4A/5, TR6, TR7/8, Stag, Saloon, Dolomite, Spitfire/GT6, Herald/Vitesse and Competition
  • Classes may be split/combined depending on the number of entrants in each Class. This will be determined by DOT Officials on the day.
  • Judges will award points for each car up to a maximum of 750 possible points in 6 judging sections as follows –
  • Exterior (170 points)
  • Engine bay (140 points)
  • Underside (100 points)
  • Wheels & tyres (90 points)
  • Boot (80 points)
  • Interior (170 points)
  • Cars will NOT be judged on originality except in the event of a tie when the cars will be marked out of 250 points in accordance with the table shown on the entry sheet.
  • In the event of a tie “originality” for each model shall be broadly determined as any equipment or manufacturing (i.e. official works modifications) produced by the original car manufacturer or an approved option available for that model.


Masters Class


  • Cars that win their Class for 3 years running, or win outright for 2 years running, will be placed in a Masters Class and are ineligible to enter the standard Concour Classes for 2 years. Masters Class Awards will be given to all Masters Class cars in attendance.




  • Trophies will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd overall place getters.
  • The Register Trophy (TR2/3/3A and 3B), The Michelotti Trophy (TR4/4A/5) and The Harris Mann Trophy (TR7/8), will be awarded to the highest points getter in that Class. Where the winner is also the winner of a Concours Class only one personal trophy will be awarded.
  • Trophies will be awarded to 1st place only if 3 or less cars are entered in Class and 1st and 2nd place if 4 or more cars are entered.


Pride of Ownership Section


  • Entrants will be scored on presentation only (originality will not be considered)
  • Judging will follow the processes outlined in the Concours section, except the underside will not be considered. (100 point underside will not be judged) Max score for POA will be 650 points.
  • Standard classes will be – TR2/3/3A/3B, TR4/4A/5, TR6, TR7/8, Stag, Saloon, Dolomite, Spitfire/GT6, Herald/Vitesse, Pre-54, and competition.
  • Restoration projects may be considered depending on what is presented on the day.
  • Classes may be split or combined depending on the number of entrants in each Class – to be determined by DOT Officials on the day.
  • Masters Class cars are ineligible to enter POO section until 2 years after their Masters Class qualification.
  • Trophies will be awarded to Class winners only.

All Triumph Race 2015

Tuesday, August 4th, 2015

ALL TRIUMPH 2015 Race weekend Review 

Well, it was a great weekend! The weather was good, cold early in the morning, but sunny through the day and no cold wind or rain on both days. Most people used the Saturday Super sprint as their test day on the Saturday, with in the triumphs Trevor Lindsay in his GT6 fastest, Mark Morsillo (Dolomite V8 turbo) second and Ryan Glinn (TR8) third. Poor Mark had a massive shunt at the end of the day, closing the track for the rest of the day. Luckily Mark was fine and walked away after hitting the main fence on the entry to the front straight very hard, not sure what will happen with the car.  Geoff Byrne had gearbox troubles mid-day Saturday that ended his weekend, and Glen Coutinho had a fuel leak that stopped him running all weekend. Rod Carey had to pull out a few days before the event with a piston issue, but made the long trek to support his SA mates and Andrew Gibson had a failed gearbox on the Saturday after installation, so also missed the event this year.


Sunday was some great racing. First there was the 3 regularity runs. Great to have 4 Triumphs running . Sorry Guys I didn’t have your results on hand at the presentation. Results . . .

Run 1 – John Whitaker (Spitfire) 1st, Neil Martin TR7/8 4th, Ken Peters TR7 and Horsct Kirchner Stag but DNFd

Run 2 – Neil Martin 3rd, Ken Peters 5th, John Whitaker 6th and Horsct Kirchner 14th

Run 3 – Neil Martin 3rd, John Whitaker 4t and Horsct Kirchner 5th, with Ken a DNF

We had a great suggestion that next year there will be a trophy for the Regularity Races as well.

For the ATR races, we had 19 runners (would have been 24 without he last minute drop outs). There was heated duels not just at the front of the field, but right through the field.

Race 1 – 1st Howard Glinn (TR8) , 2nd Trevor Lindsay (GT6) second and 3rd Jon Newell (TR8)

You can watch race one on You Tube from Greg Morsillo’s car, type in to You Tube “Greg Morsillo All Triumph Race 1 2015” for all 6 laps (many thanks Greg)

Race 2 – The Reverse Grid Handicap. There was virtually 1 minute difference between the front groups release and the last. It seems like forever to be waiting in the last pack for your release. 1st across the line was Gary Gibson (Dolomite Sprint) who started off the front row with Grant Rawlings (Stag),  2nd was Trevor Lindsay with a great drive from last row of the grid, and I made 3rd place. It was very close with no one knowing with half a lap to run who would win. It looked like it could have been Chris Swingler or Sue Tahir in the front 3 with half a lap to go. It was great for Gary at his first run at the event and the circuit.

Rog & Trev at Mallala Nov 2009

In the All Triumph Trophy Race  – 1st Howard Glinn, 2nd Trevor Lindsay (who pushed me so hard non stop for all 9 laps) and Jon Newell 3rd.  We both got down into the 1.08s.

In the Classes, Roger Lange took out the up to 2 Litre Class in his GR6, Trevor Lindsay took the 2.0 to 3.5 Litre Class in his white GT6, and Howard Glinn the over 3.5 Litre Class in his TR7V8.

Following that we had the All British combined race, with the win going to Trevor Lindsay, Howard second, Jon Newell 3rd and Rhys Morsillo with his first run in the ATR 4th with Greg Morsillo 5th. I must say it wasn’t until I held the Sportscar Trophy that I could sit in awe that Trevor has won it 6 times and Graeme Rutledge 5, so to pip Trevor by such a small margin on the day, no wonder I was mentally exhausted when it finished

I must thank the generosity of Glen Coutinho and Sue Tahir for their sponsorship, and Glen also helps me through the year in many other ways of support beyond simply money, so thank you. To Ken Peters and all his helpers on the flags for the RG race, many thanks. To Terry Donovan and all thise running the MRA round, great event and thanks for allowing us to run on the program. If I missed talking to you on the day, Im sorry, but running the twins in the car Saturday and then racing in the two categories and doing the handicapping during the Sunday keep me very busy.

To all that came to race, especially those from interstate, many thanks and hope you really enjoyed yourself! Also thanks to those that travelled just to watch and support us on the day. I think we delivered a great event to allow many varied Triumphs to come together in the same race, and to showcase to the spectators what a great time you can have owing  a Triumph.


We have 15 confirmed entrants to the second ATR to be run at Winton as part of their “Champions of Winton” race meet on 28th August 2016. If you are truly interested in running in this event, please please send me a note so I can add you to the list. You certainly aren’t entering and paying yet, just so I can get a feel for the grid size. I am still working with the circuit promoter to see if they would run a mixed field regularity on the same program so will kept you all know.  It would be only a one day event, but is then so much closer to both Victoria and SA. Next we need a sponsor (anyone know someone fitting in Victoria?) and if someone knows of a suitable event we could do on the Saturday would be great. I will send this to all the ATR contacts and see if they have suggestions on this. This seem to confirm we should also work to add a meeting in Morgan park in 2017 to make it a 3 state competition.


What has been so instrumental in the growth of the All Triumph Race in NSW has been the generous sponsorship by Sue and Glen from TSOA NSW every year. To help with this first event in Winton next year, we need a sponsor for that round. Ideally someone that can commit $2,000 for the naming rights of the Winton Round of the ATR. You will have your Logo and name added to all emails and advertising done throughout the year and in at least the TREAD monthly magazine article on the ATR. If you have some interest but would like more details, please contact me by Phone or Email for more discussion.

Many Thanks

Howard GLINN