Archive for February, 2019

Mk 1 PI Saloon in full flight!

Wednesday, February 27th, 2019

I just love this shot of Jon William’s Tarmac Rally car . . .

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, February 27th, 2019

MARCH                 

Sun 29th        Club Run to Birdwood Motor Museum – CANCELLED

APRIL

Sun 19th         Club run to Mt Compass Tavern – CANCELLED

Tues 21st        General Meeting Sporting Car Club King William Road Unley – CANCELLED

MAY

Sun 3rd          MSCA 6-Hour Regularity Relay – Mallala – CANCELLED

Wed 13th       Mid-Week Run – meet The Pavillion, Greenhill Rd Burnside – CANCELLED

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

Fri 22nd – Sun 24th     Annual Weekender – DATE CHANGE TO FRI 31/7 TO SUN 2/8

 

General Meeting Minutes 19 February 2019

Wednesday, February 27th, 2019

TSOA GENERAL MEETING FEBRUARY 2019

 Meeting Opened at 8:04pm     

 Welcome:

  • Apologies: Geoff Ellis, Richard Sutherland, Kate Tuohy & Shane Dix, Andy Hill, P & J Davidge
  • Guests/Visitors/New Members: New Member – Jim Scott 1971 TR6
  • Previous Minutes: Accepted without alteration Proposed by David Stephens, seconded by Neil Martin.

 Presidents Report – Ian Rigby

  • The informal meeting in January at Richmonds’ Car Sales was well attended despite being hot weather. Great cars on display.
  • Ice Cream run had a terrific turnout and was an excellent event.
  • All British Day was a tight squeeze to fit every vehicle in. 58 vehicles entered to display with us and a few other Triumphs were also on display in other club areas. Thanks expressed to Bill for bringing the extra marquees and also to Geoff Ellis for representing us at the Committee level.
  • The Executive Committee met earlier tonight and discussed social events. A tick sheet is on tables at tonights meeting to gain feedback about types of events that members would be interested in attending. The idea of having a Presentation night in lieu of a Christmas Dinner was also discussed and feedback is welcomed.

Secretary’s Report – Duane Kaak

  • We received some applications for membership; usual other club magazines; FHMC minutes which have been passed on to Historic Registration officers for review.
  • Stag Owners Club has invited all TSOA members to participate or spectate at their Annual “Herding of the Stags” on March 31st.
  • A gentleman has contacted us to offer a free 2500TC Saloon that has been garaged for 19 years. Dean Berlemon inspected and reported the items needing attention. See Duane for details.
  • The Sprite Owners Club held a ‘Sports car run’ on Saturday evening from Port Adelaide to Windy Point. 6 Triumphs attended.
  • Thanks to Ivan Powell for displaying his Lotus Esprit tonight, a boyhead dream car of Duanes.

 Treasurer’s Report – Alex Smithson

  • Funds in bank down by $3,713 from last report 3 months ago. Main Expense was Christmas Dinner, Meeting Room hire fees and a refund of Weekender payment.
  • Budget for next financial year will be presented to a future committee meeting once drafted. Without printed Trak costs there is likely to be a saving which could result in subscriptions being reduced.

Social Report – Peggy Argent

  • The Mid Week run organised by Tony Harvie had 15 people attend.
  • 17th March is a visit to the Green Man, attendees encouraged to wear green that day.
  • 10th April is a mid week run after coffee, leaving 11am from the Pavilion on corner Greenhill and Glynburn roads.
  • 14th April is a run in the McLaren vale area, meeting at the McLaren Vale visitor centre at 10am.
  • Some members may have entered the Victor Harbor Classic Day on 5th May.
  • 25th & 26th May is set as the annual club weekender event. Bill Berlemon advised accommodation is booked at Strathalbyn Motel and the itinerary will include Hills Motor Restorers Club, Collectable Classics and Horseradish, Olive and Strawberry farms.

Competition Report – Neil Martin

  • The 2019 local events begin this Sunday with Duane Kaak and Neil entered into Modern Regularity at Mallala. The MSCA annual picnic & presentation day is also on this Sunday.
  • Trevor Lindsay competed in the Victoria Park sprints at Adelaide Motorsport Festival and came a close 2nd behind Tim Piper in his Datsun 240z.
  • Rod Carey and Trevor Lindsay displayed their racing Triumphs at the All British Day as part of the feature display.
  • Neil is participating in a Phillip Island event on March 8, 9 and 10th.
  • MSCA Supersprints start on March 17th. Duane and Neil likely to enter.
  • Trevor Lindsay has plans to remove the engine from his GT6 to fit into a TR6. Duane has recently fitted bigger tyres and fixed a vibration and Neil has recently fitted a new engine management system.
  • Helpers are needed for the Annual MSCA 6 Hour Relay on 5th May at Mallala.
  • Flag Marshal volunteers are also needed for the MSCA Supersprint at The Bend on June 16th.

Library ReportGreg Page

  • Nothing new added, but plenty to borrow.
  • Ian Rigby has a huge history of the Trak magazines and club records and is open to ideas on where and how to best store them for all to be able to access.

Regalia Report – Sue Smithson

  • Lots of stock available for purchase.
  • A jacket produced by WA National committee previously was displayed as an example that could be ordered if there was sufficient interest.
  • There is one only long sleeve navy coloured TRIUMPH polo in size XXL for sale.
  • Keyrings are offered tonight at a discounted price of $5. Normally $8.

Newsletter Report – Position Vacant

  • Email has been used to send out minutes and important communication and will continue.
  • Any stories or articles of interest can be sent to Roger Lange to add to the Club website.

Website Report – Roger Lange

  • Some content of interest has been sourced from external sources to add to the website
  • The classifieds continue to work effectively.
  • Photos and any stories about Triumphs are welcomed to be added by registered members or via Roger.

Conditional Registration Report – Kevin Foster

  • Quiet recently in this area.
  • The most abundant car on our club records is the TR6. There are 45 of them recorded.

General Business

  • Duane read an email from Geoff Ellis of an All British Day interim report. More to come once the All British Day committee has had a formal debrief meeting. 875 cars were entered and it was estimated that the number displayed was close. The aerobatic display by Chris Sperou was a highlight also.
  • WA Nationals – John Tuohy is seeking a ride as a passenger to the event, likely his last interstate National event.
  • The feedback requested on the tick sheet as distributed tonight for feedback, is also to be similarly sought from members not in attendance via email.

Cars or Parts For Sale or Wanted.

  • Some members cars for sale were discussed, a red TR7 in Riverton for $7,000 and a TR6 partially restored, partially reassembled $24,000.
  • A GT6 in reasonable or better condition is sought by ‘David Allington’ See Ian Rigby for details.
  • Lyle Taylor’s TR7 with Sprint engine is also for sale at $11,000

Raffle

  • Won by Fay Esau.

Cars on Stage

  • Ivan Powell displayed a 1996 Lotus Esprit. Fitted with 3.0 litre V8 twin turbo engine. Approx 1200 were built, 600 remaining.
  • The LOTUS acronym was explained as Lots Of Trouble, Usually Serious.
  • The Esprit was described as being the most comfortable car Ivan has ever had, despite a long list of cars driven.

Supper

  • Thanks to Sue Gibson & Margie Berlemon.
  • Volunteers needed for the Supper Roster for the coming year, all members encouraged to help.

 Meeting Closed: 9:25pm.                       

President’s Report January 2019

Wednesday, February 6th, 2019

President’s Report – January 2019

I’m hoping that this finds every one well, rested and ready for another busy year. Seems we are now moving to Easter according to the retail Giants.  Who folded and bought Easter buns the day after Xmas???

Now that the mad month is over and things start to settle down again, I thought that I would open the year with a short report on what has been and gone and what is planned over the next few months / year.

For those that attended this month’s meeting I think you would agree that it was an interesting start. Richmond’s is certainly every car enthusiasts dream.  Thanks to Duane Kaak for arranging the event with a very healthy turn out despite the temperature on the day.

On the weekend several of us got together to enjoy a slightly cooler day and catch up on adventures since the close last year. We talked about several things and covered events that are planned with the club and interstate.

The Ice cream run for this year is always a good start and was well represented by our club and this year we had the stag club joined in and it seemed that the colour of choice this year was yellow.

 

The upcoming “All British Day” is well under way and communication has been great from Geoff Ellis our club representative on the committee. I will be one of the marshals but have been designated a specific area so for those that will be coming please look out for Aaron Ellery and possibly Kate Berlemon who will be placing you in our designated space. We have a good number of cars and as long as we adhere to the required spacing, all will get a position.

The Perth Nationals are well advanced and several members from interstate have already planned the trip. I hope that all received the message from Duane regards this just in case you are planning to go and drive to the event and possibly join in their convoy.

This year’s display day is locked in and I will be advertising this during the year once the council sends final confirmation to us with the submission of documents.

The new club reporting tool seems to be working well and by now you should have received several messages via this new method. It would be interesting to get some feedback from members on how they are feeling about messages and the current method of communicating so we can manage this in the future. We are still in the trial period so now would be a good time to ask.

The committee is also seeking feedback on the Xmas dinner. There have been talks about the future of this event regards location, timing and content and thanks to those that have taken the time to send me their thoughts on this. I will certainly be discussing this with the committee.

As the sun goes down on this month thanks again to those that have started the year off for the club and hope to see all out in the Triumphs soon. Really looking forward to seeing the new members and their cars that have joined recently.

Best regards

 Ian Rigby

President

Classic Sports Car Cruise

Wednesday, February 6th, 2019

The first Sprite Club of South Australia classic sports car cruise for 2019 will be run on the evening of Saturday February 16th. As usual this is a low key informal short sharp and hopefully not too hot opportunity to display our  cars.

Gathering point this time will be the car park area next to the Adelaide historic ship in Port Adelaide. Entry off  McLaren parade. Arrive at 6:30 pm for a 7:00 pm departure. The run will be of approximately 1 hour duration. Sun is scheduled to dip into the gulf of St Vincent at 8:09 on this day. The route should minimize sun glare and be reasonably user friendly on older cooling systems.

One of the purposes of these cruising events is to promote interest in our cars. A special feature of this event is that if possible drivers recruit a junior person to accompany them ie. children grand children nieces nephews etc. We will be asking the kids for their vote of favorite participating car with a  trophy going to the  car with the most votes.

Contact Duane Kaak 0449 200 726 with any queries.