Archive for May, 2016

TSOA SA Nationals 2016

Monday, May 30th, 2016


2016 Triumph Nationals Show and Shine Clare Valley

If you have never been on a National tour this is your opportunity to give it a go and join in for the day/weekend.

You are welcome to join us on Saturday 22nd October 2016 for the Display Day Event, Centenary Park in Auburn.

Come to Auburn and look over more than 50 superb Triumph cars many of which have traveled from interstate. The display day is open to all, but only those entered into the Nationals can be in the park for the display and judging. Cars will be to position by 10am and the event concludes at 2pm

The Afternoon activity is still in the planning stage but will be a leisurely afternoon around the Clare area.

We will then move back to the Clare Sports Club for the evening Meal and you are welcome to join us there too. The meal at the club will be $40 per person with a choice of 2 main meals (Alternate Drop) and 2 deserts.

Perhaps you can make a night of it and stay in Clare. Your choice to make that arrangement but we can help with details.

This will then give you another opportunity to head back home through Mallala where we will be running the Race day event. Roger has secured this day for the National participants who are licensed to join in the race event being held on Sunday the 23rd. This will not only give you a chance to watch our club and interstate members compete against a greater field but the chance to feel part of our clubs organization and hosting this yearly event in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

We would love as many of the SA members as possible join us on the weekend and look forward to a great display and race event.

See you there.


Ian Rigby: & the 2016 National Committee.


TSOA Library

Wednesday, May 25th, 2016

Note to all members – several new additions have been made to the Club library that may be of interest to you.

Greg Page does a marvelous job in maintaining and managing the library for the Club, which is usually open for business at every monthly club meeting.

Give Greg a call if there is a special interest item that you would like to reserve for collection – 8387 0619 or 0478 896 222

TSOA 2016 weekender

Tuesday, May 17th, 2016

TSOA Annual Weekender
After a long 10 years hosting this event Bill and Margie Berlemon have done it again. Not only did they turn on great weather they also provided a value packed itinerary.
The day started at Burnside Town Hall where 36 adults, 5 children and Quinlan the dog arrived in a variety of cars with a good mix of Triumphs. Progressing up the freeway we arrived a “Melbas Chocolate Factory” for Coffee and chocolate cake and the start of the traveling food fest.
It wasn’t long before a local turned up with what can be described as a very worn out, tired TR7 on a trailer and the owner then attempting to sell it off.
Several of our senior members gave it the look over and thought better of it.
We were told that it did run, REALLY!!
We were then back on the road through Woodside, Nairne, Littlehampton and onto Murray Bridge where we stopped for lunch at “Sanctuary Café.
The service was very friendly and the meals came out quickly.
On leaving the café we were on the road to Mannum to “Serenity Nursery”. Well worth a look if you’re interested in anything for the garden even an Elephant or 2.
Just before we stopped for the day, some of us took a short break to look over some Vintage Speed Cars displayed in a very interesting shed full of other memorabilia. Not only did he have an impressive collection of cars he wasn’t short of a cap or two either. There were several rows hanging from the roof and apparently you can never have enough.
We all arrived to our destination for the night at the Mannum Motel opposite the caravan park.
Before the evening meal and after a few wanderers came back from the main street, we gathered outside Sue and Rory’s cabin to have a few wines and tastings while Rory and Sue gave an importuned quiz night. Let’s say we would never win on “the chase” but all involved gave it a good go.
The evening meal was at the community Club in the main street and as usual we did not go hungry.
Early morning on Sunday had us down by the river at the local rowing club, where we were met by locals who served us up coffee, bacon & Eggs for Breakfast.
It was then onto the river cruise aboard “MV Jester” for a very relaxed cruise up and down the river. They entertained with a very comprehensive discussion about the history of Mannum, the floods and wildlife.
Departing the boat we then headed up to the Information Center where we all took in a tour of the museum. Never guessed it had all that inside and we have been driving past this building for years. Goes to show you need to stop and check things out more often.
Back down to the river for a BBQ lunch, held by the local Lions Club.
A few of us then ventured to the lookout. Another spot we have never bothered to look at before now and it really does give another perspective of the river and I must say it’s looking a lot healthier than the last time we were there at a family members shack.

Oh and one local who has more time than most and apparently an endless supply of corrugated iron, filling his front garden with all sorts of artworks.
Fast trip down the hill back to Auchendarroch house for, you guessed it, coffee and cake. Just in case we hadn’t filled up enough over the weekend.
That’s it until next year and I’m sure if we are lucky we will have another one to look forward to.
A big thank you must go to Bill and Margie, from all who attended, and for all their efforts in putting together another wonderful weekend.
Ian, Raelene and the weekender group.