Archive for October, 2016

Girl Torque October 2016

Sunday, October 30th, 2016

It was fantastic to be able to visit the nationals for the show and shine event at Auburn.  Wow there are really lovely Triumph’s out there, and I trust everyone had a great week.  Congratulations to Sue Gibson who did a fantastic job of the rally guide…wow so much information…no one should have been lost or needed anything as it was all in the book!

In regards to supper at the monthly meetings – firstly it has been noted this year that not everyone pays their $2.00 entry…even if there are two of you coming you should both pay $2.00 (after all everyone eats supper, and we haven’t put the cost up since we started having supper!) so funds can get quite tight paying everyone for their expenses!

Secondly we have also noted that the sweet food is not being eaten, so we ae wondering if we need it all?  Please advise me so we can adjust the requirements for 2017….if you want to have a say let me know…we will make the decision following the November meeting!

Don’t forget to book into the Christmas Dinner – it is always a great night.

Margie Berlemon AM

President’s Report – October 2016

Sunday, October 30th, 2016

As I recommenced my semi-retirement work with Pete for the summer season from 1st October, and Margie had Children’s Week from October 21st – 30th, we were unable to participate in the Nationals this year. However, we did manage to go to Auburn for the show and shine day – wow what a great day with so many great cars. Good turnout from our club members visiting the day as well.  Thanks to the Nationals committee for an excellent day, and getting the local school involved to cook the BBQ lunch!

The day of Triumph was well run and despite the floods the week beforehand, we managed to get through the day and hoe just in time for more rain. Thanks to Ian Rigby and team for organising another great day – lots of spectators enjoyed our display as well!

Coming up is the Observation run and the Christmas Dinner – look out for more info in Trak.

Until we meet again

Bill Berlemon


Wednesday, October 19th, 2016


I expect by now, those who have previously been involved in the All British Day event will have received communication from the President of the event, either by email or post, providing an update with regard to registration for the February, 2017 event.

Unfortunately our best attempts to make registration available electronically were thwarted by various issues.  Consequently it will be necessary for each entrant to lodge their Entry Form manually.

To lodge your Entry, whether you are a repeat attendee or new attendee, download the Entry Form from the website, complete and return it to the postal address shown on the Form.  There are several alternatives for payment of fees for your entry but please ensure you clearly provide the requested information, particularly if you are paying electronically.

This year there is a strict close off date for Entries as printed on the Entry Form.  Please ensure you get your entry and payment in before 15th November, 2016 otherwise you could miss out!

This event like many similar events relies heavily on volunteers not only on the day of the event but also on the Saturday prior to the event to assist with setting up the grounds and immediately after the event on Sunday to assist with clearing the site.  If you can help in any way for any period of time your services would be most welcome.

Should you have any questions or are unable to download the Entry Form please contact me.

Geoff Ellis

All British Day Committee Member

0408 829 195

Day of Triumph 2016

Friday, October 14th, 2016

Day of Triumph.
Another year is almost over and after a few nervous weeks leading up to “The Day of Triumph” we were able to successfully hold the event on the planned day. As you can imagine this is not one of those events that can be moved around as easily as the month by month runs, due to hire the facility and also have everyone wash and polish their cars to the standard needed.
With only 39 cars on the day it was a bit down on predicted numbers and I guess this was partly due to the unpredictable weather and the fact that there were a few cars racing around the track at Bathurst. Sorry neither was in my plan but I’m sure some of you made it back to watch the ending and an interesting one it was.
The week’s leading to this weekend saw torrential rain, flooding and agents pulling out on us. Not to be deterred by this I held several talks with the council regarding a change of vendor support and also the condition of the grounds. For some reason, this year they were a bit more difficult to deal with.
This last week’s task was watching the weather, just in case we needed to do a plan B at the last minute. Thankfully we had a few good days drying everything out, however it changed again on us and was a bit blowy in the morning and threatened showering us during the course of the day. By the time the rain did come we were all packed up and gone.

A big Thank you must also go to the following people.
Sue Gibson and Marg Berlemon, the ladies on the gate:
Aaron Ellery and Bill Berlemon for their on ground support.
Our very supportive inspector: Colin White
And to the inspection team: Roger lange, Richard Sutherland, Dean Bogisch, Neil Martin, Steve Moule, Alex Smithson, Brian Argent, Peter Davidge, Alan Gold.
I would also like to thank those that asked if I need any help during the day; it’s always this support that we rely on.
Without your help the day would not have been the same so thanks again.
With the scrutinizing all done and with the wonderful assistance of our score keepers Rory Gibson and Mike Temby,
we have the list of winners.keeping-score

Outright winners:
richard-sutherlands-tr4aFirst place: Richard Sutherland: TR4a

Second place: John Tuohy: TR5 john-tuohy-tr5

chuck-and-dianne-falzon-tr3aThird place: Chuck Falzon: TR3a

Concour: Not all categories were supported.
TR 2, 3 3a / 3b: Chuck Falzon with his green TR3a
TR4 / 5: Richard Sutherland with his TR4a
TR6: Ian Burnett
Spitfire / GT6: First Place: Volker Stroeher Spitfire Mk3
Second Place: Neil Haywood. GT6
Third Place: Graham Jones. GT6
Stag: Andy Hill
TR 7 / 8 Peter Davidge
Saloon: John Tuohy
Pre 54: Chuck Falzon
Pride of Ownership: Not all categories were supported.
TR6: Alex Smithson
TR7 / 8: Dean Bogisch
Spitfire: Mark Halloran
Stag: Mike Temby
Saloon: Duane kaak
Dolomite: Bob Cini
Competition: Duane kaak

Michelotty Trophy: Richard Sutherland
Register Trophy: Chuck Falzon
Harris Mann Trophy: Peter Davidge

Below the The winners circle (Those that I was able to catch so sorry if i missed you.)
After everything was squared away and just as the last cars were pulling out, I had 2 people approach me regarding their times with Triumphs.
Len Burton kindly donated books to add to our library and Richard Dew talked about badging for Stags. He gave us a point of contact that apparently has moulds to produce these if you are in the need for them the contact is
So that’s it for 2016. I hope that everyone got the best out of the day that we could hope for and we would like to see more out next year.
As announced on the day, I’m already looking at alternatives for next year with more lessons gained form this year.
PS: For those that have won trophies these will be presented at this year’s end of year dinner. The info can be found on the web or in Trak.
Hope to see you there.
Best regards
Ian Rigby

President’s Report

Thursday, October 13th, 2016

Sunday 25th September (3 months to Christmas!) – this morning Margie and I parked along Lower North East Road next to Mercato Continental Deli (for coffee and breakfast) and watched about 1,000 Vintage cars, trucks, and motorcycles go past in the Bay to Birdwood. What a sight to behold – their enthusiastic owners, lots in period costume, the smell of exhaust fumes particularly from the two stokes, the various states of repair from the definite ‘barn’ finds to the pristine Concours entrants all making this a wonderful event. Saw only three Triumphs – one Mayflower and two TR3’s – one belonging to Vic Neeve – sorry if I missed any!

We are just so lucky to be able to participate in these motoring events at all levels from Club runs, State Events, Major Display days, Track events and Hillclimbs.

Oh for the love of Vintage motoring!

Bill Berlemon

TSOA Day of Triumph

Tuesday, October 4th, 2016

Just a quick note to let everyone know that after discussion with the council and our president that the display day has been given the green light. I was concerned with all the rain that they would prevent the cars entering the field but after my checks done on the weekend and the council green keepers today, that there are no issues that we can see that would prevent the event.
see you all on Sunday with those Triumphs and remember that we have inspections available on the day.
Ian Rigby