Archive for July, 2016

Emissions from the Crankcase

Friday, July 22nd, 2016

TSOA has been around since 1965 so we can’t ignore Case history. A great club.

So don’t fall asleep and out of your mag wheelchair.  Get set for a master blast from a past master.

Now as a reminder, there are some that have been, and some that have not been, and not all that could have been, indeed would have been, had  they not made a scene.

Some would have been if they could have been a little more keen but we definitely know that one HAS been, and what’s more that we’re sure always WILL be. That just happens to be the Case.

Some sleeping dogs lie, but I reckon it’s better they come clean and tell the truth, especially if they are barking up the wrong TRee. You know I won’t give up on you, so don’t give up on me you soothsayers and TSOAers and continue to follow me on Casebook: for my latest offering titled “The Adventures of Siddowne and Shuddarp”.

These were two fellows belonging to an historic car club, with Shuddarp being a person who apparently did not believe in Siddowne’s right to freedom of speech, which is odd really, as they had never met.

As ancient history reveals, Siddowne had been fast asleep for 28 years before he was woken up and awarded Life Membership, so Shuddarp thought, without thought, that Siddowne had gone back to sleep for the next 23 years and therefore mistakenly concluded was a ‘has been’ whereas Siddowne had proof that Shuddarp was a ‘never been’ so they begged to differ. Get it. Woof.

If after Siddowne had sat down and shut up, and Shuddarp had not stood up and shouted down Siddowne, then the differences in between would never have been.

The motto of this story is this. If you’re out of order then you’re not in place and you should have been and could have been if you had taken the time not to be seen as a has been, or actually should he mean evergreen?

If Shuddarp had been keen not to make a scene and come clean and was stood down, then in the history of the Club he would be the ONLY one as a has been, and most likely would again be never seen, and remain as a Life Member Could’ve  Been.

If Shuddarp only knew how lucky he was not to be known as Mister Been, and gone.

He may well too have been a has been if the Committee had been brought in to convene on the scene to intervene.

But Siddowne wasn’t keen to be mean. So, until next time I’m seen, kindly be seated and be quiet.


President’s Report – June 2016

Friday, July 22nd, 2016

Now that the federal elections are out of the way, it’s time to turn our attention to the TSOA elections coming up in August. As usual, all committee positions will be declared vacant at the AGM and nominations will be called for. If you are thinking about how you might be able to become more involved in the TSOA, I would like to encourage you to talk to one of the committee members and think about a position that might suit you. It’s always great to have more people involved in the running of the club.

We are now finalising the constitution based on feedback received from members, and will be publishing an update before the August AGM where we will be voting on it. Please mark the date (Tuesday August 16) in your calendar now, as we would like to see as many members attend the meeting as possible to ensure we have a quorum for the voting process.

There are now some opportunities for TSOA SA members to come along to some of the Nationals events over the weekend. This is for members who want to join in the Nationals but aren’t able to make it to the full event. If you would like to register your interest for this option, please contact either Alex Smithson or myself so that we can get an idea of numbers for accommodation.

I would like to thank Ian Rigby for stepping in and taking the Minutes at the June meeting while Dwayne was away.

Mike Temby

Triumphs in Winter

Friday, July 22nd, 2016


Given our wintry conditions lately, this is a shot of Life Member Geoff Bills’ TR3A totally chilled!



Social Snapshot – July 2016

Monday, July 4th, 2016

For those who have attended National Meetings and would have met Graham Crane it is with sadness that we impart the news that Graham passed away earlier in June.  Graham had been ill for a number of months and was sadly not responding to his third round of Chemotherapy.   Graham was a very active member of the NSW Club.   We send our condolences to Lucy and the family.

The mid week run in June was well attended despite the atrocious weather.   No-one brought their Triumph but everyone enjoyed the get together for coffee at the Bakehouse on Magill and lunch at The Old Spot.  This run was organised by David & Yvonne Armstrong and our thanks go to them for their time and effort put into the organisation.

There will be another mid week run on Wednesday 10th August being organised by Lyle Taylor details in the magazine.

Twenty people plus enjoyed the pasta night at the Marche Club on 24th June.   Thanks to Bill & Margie for organising the event.

Sixteen people came on the run to Bracegirdles in McLaren Vale for coffee & cake.   The run started off in the rain but the sun soon came out and it turned into a reasonable day albeit quite cold.   Everyone enjoyed hot chocolate/coffee and cake/muffins/waffles and even wedges (I wonder who)!    Being just a morning run people could have been home before lunch time which, on a winter’s day, is good.   Thank you to all those who came along.

The next Sunday run is on 24th July and being organised by Mike & Trina Temby see details in magazine.




Calendar – Short Form (to December 2016)

Monday, July 4th, 2016


Tues 19th                General Meeting – Sporting Car Club King William Road Unley 8.00pm

Sun 24th                 Club Run – meet Victoria Hotel Top of Taps 10.00am for 10.30am departure


Wed 10th                     Mid Week Run – meet Feathers Pavillion (was Place Next Door) 11.00am for 11.30am departure

Tues 16th                AGM – Sporting Car Club King William Road Unley 8.00pm

Sun 21st                  Club Run –  meet Victoria Hotel Top of Taps 10.00am for 10.15am departure

Tues 23rd                Informal Lunch – Cafe Buongiorno Mitcham 12.00 noon

Sun 28th                  MSCA Super Sprint


Sun 18th                  Club Run – Lunch Run meet Burnside Townhall 10.00am

Tues 20th               General Meeting – Sporting Car Club King William Road Unley 8.00pm


Sun 9th                   Day of Triumph – Wigley Reserve Glenelg from 9.00am

Tues 18th                    General Meeting – Sporting Car Club King William Road Unley 8.00pm

Fri 21st-Fri 28th    National Meeting – Clare Valley SA

Sun 23rd                MSCA Super Sprint


Tues 15th               General Meeting – Sporting Car Club King William Road Unley 8.00pm

Sun 20th                Annual Observation Run – details TBA

Tues 22nd              Informal Lunch Cafe Buongiorno Mitcham 12.00 noon


Sat 10th                  Christmas Dinner – Royal Adelaide Golf Club

Wed 28th               After Christmas Run – details TBA