Archive for August, 2018

Regarding Classified Adverts

Wednesday, August 29th, 2018

Heads Up Everyone!

From now on, any advert that has been on our website for two years or more will be deleted unless I hear from the advertiser that they want the ad to remain.

There seem to be a lot of stale ads that people have forgotten about – so no more! Let’s keep the TSOA Classifieds up to date.

This new arrangement will apply from 30th September, so if you are affected and want your ad to remain, let me know.

Otherwise, it’s goodbye out of date advert!

And remember, Everything is For Sale, and Everything is Negotiable . . .

Roger, Website Manager

Minutes of Annual General Meeting 21/8/18

Monday, August 27th, 2018



President’s closing remarks . . .


 Thanks again to all the members supporting me over the past 12 months.

It’s been an interesting year.

This year we need to recognise people that have been long standing support and those that have spent time working to give the club the information needed to function as a club.

This Year –

The President’s award goes to Natalie Farrell for many years of support with the club membership. Even though her position will not be taken up again she will remain as a support until someone takes over for her.

The Vice President’s award goes to Dean and Marg Bogisch for their contribution to the Trak.


The meeting was handed over to Bill Berlemon and Roger Lange


All positions were stated as open anyone can nominate.



I present the as yet unaudited financial accounts for the 2017/18 year. My apologies for missing the AGM and not being able to present my report in person.

Clearly we have had a less than profitable year, however this is due mainly (in fact almost solely) to the decision to offer a $10 discount on subscription fees for those who paid prior to 30th June last year. This decision was made by the club executive due to our much better than expected financial position after the 2016 Nationals, and the change in subs due date to the 30thJune.

A couple of notable issues in comparing 2017/18 with the previous financial year include the boost we got last year from the Nationals, particularly with regalia sales which are much lower this year, and extra money spent on trophies and motorsport sponsorship of our team at Wakefield Park in this financial year. We had to buy more logbooks than last year due in part to the change to the Historic scheme, and venue rent increased (and has again this year). We have lost some Trak advertising with two long-term advertisers retiring and also write-off of previously accrued income from this source from last year as a result. We also paid for the lodgement of the new constitution with OCBR this year (including in Accounting, as there was no other more appropriate existing category) and a full year of MYOB Essentials monthly fee. Depreciation is up due to our purchase of the new display marquee. On the positive side, Bill and Margie brought in the Weekender at well below budget, and we had lower Trak expenses this year. We also saved on DOT hire at Semaphore as compared to last year at Glenelg.

Overall, whilst we had a significant trading loss for the year, this was in line with budget. The increase in subs should see the 2018/19 net position close to break even. Whilst membership numbers remain high, we are an aging club and retirement numbers are generally exceeding new memberships each year, with 27 members not renewing in 2018/19. Luckily we have a very healthy bank balance and have plenty in reserve to cover unforeseen circumstances. My thanks go to the club and executive, particularly President Ian and Secretary Duane for their support during the year. Special thanks also to membership secretary Natalie Farrell, who I work with closely throughout the year, and who does an absolutely fantastic job. Without Natalie’s diligence and perseverance in collecting subs and accounting for every dollar with great accuracy, the role of TSOA Treasurer would be a very onerous one.


Alex Smithson

TSOA Treasurer

August 2018


Elected Committee for 2018 to 2019


President:  Ian Rigby 


Vice President: David Stephens


Secretary: Duane Kaak


Treasurer: Alex Smithson


Competition Secretary:  Neil Martin.


Magazine Editors:  No take up    Dean and Marg called the next day and offered to do the next                                                              electronic only.


Social Secretary: Sue Gibson and Peggy Argent


Appointed Representatives:


Membership Secretary:                       Natalie is in Caretaker mode.

  • Thankyou goes out to Graham Dean. Graham has offered to take over this position and will be “In Training”

DisTRibution Manager:  Not required until someone takes on TRAK


Historical Vehicle Registration:                        Kevin Foster


Assist Hist. Vehicle Reg:                                 Colin White


Assist Hist. Vehicle Reg:                                 Stuart Ghent


TSOA Library:                                                  Greg Page       


Clothing & Regalia:                                          Sue Smithson


Concours & Pride of Ownership:                     Ian Rigby


Advertising:                                                     Arrand Ellery


Meeting Display:                                              Duane Kaak


All British Delegate:                                         Geoff Ellis


Club Historian:                                                 Vacant


Web Site Manager:                                           Roger Lange                                        


Marque Representatives would be as currently displayed on the Web


Minutes of General Meeting 21/8/18

Monday, August 27th, 2018

TSOA GENERAL MEETING & AGM      21stth August 2018


Meeting Opened at 8:05pm     


  1. Welcome:
    • Apologies: Alex and Sue Smithson, David Stephens, Duane Kaak, Arrand Ellery, Colin Whyte, Chuck and Dianne Falzon, Kate Tuohy, John Wood, Andy Hill, Tom Long, John Wood, Neil Martin, Trevor Lindsay, Tony Case.
    • Guests/Visitors/New Members: Darren Collins.
    • Previous Minutes: Proposed by accepted by Bill Gower, Seconded by Roger Lange.


  1. Presidents Report – Ian Rigby
    • A thank you to all those that supported my roll over the past 12 months.
    • All positions will be available during the following part of the evening with the AGM.
    • Helped out at the race event on the weekend.


  1. Secretary’s Report – Ian Rigby / Bill Berlemon (For Duane)
    • No incoming mail
    • The Jags, Stags, Bristol & Armstrong Siddeley clubs joining for Drive Your Classic Day Saturday 1st Meeting at the REZZ hotel 20 Hamilton Street Newton. 10am and 10.30am with a planned departure around 11am the run ends at Tanunda Club. Please contact David Armstrong on 0438819145so catering can be arranged.


  1. Treasurer’s Report – Alex Smithson
    • Balance at 27th July 48,967.50
    • This is down on last months reported figures due to subscription discounts a
    • Full account will be presented by Alex on his return.
    • AGM minutes include full balance sheet.


  1. Social Report – Peggy Argent
    • Peggy highlighted that the midweek run is in question as the last run only had 7 people.
    • Thanks to Bill and Margie for the weekend run with the usual attending.
    • Next event is the observation run 23rd Drive a Triumph, have a great day and Club sponsored BBQ at the end.
    • “Day of Triumph” with the TR register Saturday 20th October
    • November is the Queensland Nationals. Info on the net
    • 1st December Xmas dinner same place as last year details to follow.


  1. Competition Report – Roger Lange for Neil.
    • Mallala this weekend supported only by 4 people. This event we are required to support Flagging and is only once a year we need to get better representation.
    • Trevor Lindsay ran at Winton after being invited by the MG club and split them with a good reslt.running 6 third and a first.
    • Past member Fred Cullen passed away..


  1. Library Report – Greg Page
    • No report.


  1. Regalia Report – Ian Rigby
    • Nothing to report or display but will be available at the next meeting.


  1. Magazine Editor’s Report – Marg & Dean Bogisch
    • Thanks expressed for all the effort over the year but they will be standing down


  1. Website Report – Roger Lange
    • Roger again mentioned that as from now all info for the club will be internet based due to No editors or Trak.
    • Roger will publish items sent through to him.


  1. Conditional Registration Report – Kevin Foster
    • Kevin reported there are 2010 currently on Club Reg.
    • 40 log books not updated.


  1. General Business

12.1 There is an interest from an external provider to make Tin Plate signs for the club.

Information and contacts will be presented soon.



  1. Parts or Cars For Sale or Wanted
    • Roger has been contacted regarding a supplier of Gearbox covers that are a better fit than the genuine board units. His contact stated that most models can be supplied at a cost of $200


  1. Raffle

4 raffle prizes.

First Ian Rigby

Second: Graham Dean

Third: Sue Argent:

Fourth: Bill Galler

  1. Cars on Stage
    • Dino Vettese Yellow TR7 V8
  2. Thanks expressed to Supper Roster volunteers, Margie Berlemon and Sue Gibson


Meeting Closed: 8:30 pm 15 minute break to get ready for the AGM.

50th anniversary of the TR5 by John Tuohy

Thursday, August 9th, 2018


The first British sports car with petrol injection was a new 6 cylinder 2.5 litre engine. A big rise in size and power. Top speed 125mph (UK Spec 0-50 6.5 seconds Standing ¼ mile 16.5 seconds).

In October 1967 British Leyland, in order to keep up with the increasing power upgrades of the Austin Healy, the MG’s were still on the 1500 BMC Motors although there were rumours of a 6 cylinder version maybe in the pipeline!!  By now the TR4A was getting somewhat antiquated. British Leyland needed an interim model with a 15 month (at most) production run.  The new 6 cylinder motor, derived from the existing 2000cc motor developed 90 BHP,  and, by increasing the stroke, achieved 125BHP.

To increase the power and for the first time in a production sports car Lucas Mechanical fuel injection was installed which caused a lot of chagrin amongst mechanics not used to this system.

A total build of 2947 cars over a 15 month period between 1967 and 1968, chassis numbers CPI-CP3096.  As the American market would not allow the TR5 with fuel injection, British Leyland detoxed the motor with twin carbies and called them TR250.  8484 built between August 1967 and September 1968, chassis numbers CDI-CD8594.

My car is CD686.  All my numbers still match although the car has had two restorations and, according to Vin Anderson, was the first TR5 in Australia.  It was flown in for car shows.  If not the first in Australia, it was the first in South Australia.



Triumph TR5 – from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

A new six cyclinder Triumph TR arrived in 1967, the TR5. The TR 5 engine was a larger version of the unit used in the 2000 Saloon range and measured 2498cc and produced 150 bhp. Wheelbase 2240 mm (7ft 4in), length 3908 mm (12ft 9.625in), width 1470 mm (4ft 10in) and height 1170 mm (3ft 10in).

Another all new feature on the TR5 was the use of a Lucas Fuel Injection system, a first for a British sports car.
Externally the TR5 looked much the same as he TR4A and optional extras were carried over for buyers to choose from. The TR5 sold in small numbers until the arrival of the TR6 in 1968.

The Triumph TR5 was built for a 15 month period between 1967 and 1968 by the Triumph Motor Company in the United Kingdom, during which time approximately 2,947 cars were built.

The main differences to the TR4A were under the Giovanni Michelotti designed bonnet, and the most significant of these was the engine and a hot cam. The TR5 boasted a 2.5 litre straight six fuel injected engine developing around 150 bhp (110 kW) and produced performance equal to many 1990’s sport sedans. The engine was carried forward to the TR6. At the time, fuel injection (or petrol injection as it was sometimes called back then) was uncommon in road cars. So much so that Triumph claimed in their sales brochure that it was the “First British production sports car with petrol injection”.  This engine could propel the TR5 from 0 to 60 mph in just 8.1 seconds and on to a top speed of 125 mph (201 km/h).

The TR5 came equipped with front disc brakes, independent rear suspension, rack and pinion steering and a four speed gearbox. The available optional extras included overdrive, wire wheels and a hard top with detachable roof panel and a small removable frame with vinyl cover – known as the ‘Surrey Top’. In 1968,  the basic price of the TR5 in the UK was 1,260 pounds including taxes, with extras, wire wheels (38 pounds), overdrive (60 pounds) and a tonneau cover (13 pounds).

The TR5 was produced in small numbers when compared with the later TR6, with just 2,947 units produced in 1967/8 – the first car being assembled on 29th August 1967 and the last made on 19th September 1968. In a similar period 8,484 TR250’s were built for the US market. Only 1,161 TR5’s were produced for the UK market, with the remainder being LHD TR5’s and going to France, Belgium and Germany amongst others.

The TR5 was available in the following colours;

Signal Red, White, Jasmine Yellow, Wedgwood Blue, Royal Blue and Valencia Blue.

The TR5 was virtually identical to the TR250, built during the same period for the North Amercian market. Due to price pressures and emission regulations the TR250 was fitted with twin Zenith-Stromberg carburettors rather than the Lucas fuel injection system, and took 10.6 seconds to get to 60 mph (97 km/h).

Jeremy Clarkson labelled the TR5 as “the best TR ever” and named it #74 on his list of Top 100 cars.




The Air / Heater Box is done . . .

Tuesday, August 7th, 2018

The Prince of Darkness is giving me nightmares . . .

Wednesday, August 1st, 2018