Archive for November, 2019

Minutes – General Meeting 19/11/19

Sunday, November 24th, 2019



Meeting Opened at 8:00   


  1. Welcome:
    • Apologies: John Wood, Dean & Marg Bogisch, Wayne & Carolyn Byrne, Peter & Julie Davidge.


  • Guests/Visitors/New Members: Guests – Garry Blucher (Stag Owners Club); Dean Hosking (Talk on Goodwood Revival Festival UK). New Member, Darryl Champion 2500S.


  • Previous Minutes: Proposed be accepted as accurate by David Stephens, seconded by Neil Martin.


  1. Presidents Report – Ian Rigby

2.1 Welcome Back to those members who attended WA Nationals. Alex Smithson has submitted a great report in last Fastrack and the Team SA Red Polo Shirts certainly looked great.

2.2 Received an email encouraging all Triumph owners to drive their Triumph on Monday Feb 10th 2020, in memory of John Black. Take a photo and share it on email, social media.

2.3 Sunday’s Day Of Triumph was a great event. Sincere thanks to Aarrand Ellery who was first to arrive and last to leave. Trophies are being engraved ready for the Presentation Dinner on November 30th. FHMC supported the event with grounds hire, thanks also to Dino & Lisa for discount at Caffe Primo.

2.4 Bill Berlemon thanked Ian Rigby on behalf of all TSOA Members for all his efforts in preparation and also on the Day of Triumph to help make it a successful event.


  1. 3. Secretary’s Report – Duane Kaak

3.1 Thanks to Stag Owners Club for assisting with Judging. Duane will attend their next meeting to thank them formally.

3.2 Usual Club Magazines and Shannon’s Auction catalogue received. Received Cheque from FHMC also for DOT Grounds hire fee.

3.3 Birdwood Motor Museum are offering all registered car club members and their passenger’s free entry to the venue from January 1st, 2020. Suggested Club event be arranged.

3.4 Duane did not take his Stag over to Victoria to participate in the Melbourne Cup parade as Triumphs were cancelled last minute by Lexus.

3.5 Expressions of interest are sought for TR7/8 convertible owners to drive their cars in a Formula 1 Parade next year.


  1. Treasurer’s Report – Alex Smithson

4.1 Over $52,000 in all bank accounts, $50 less than last month. Although money has been banked for Presentation Dinner, the annual insurance cost has been paid.

4.2 Have achieved Budget for Subscriptions for this financial year already.


  1. Social Report – Ian Rigby

5.1 Presentation Dinner, must pay and register tonight, currently 64 people attending. Starts 6:30pm for pre dinner subsidised drinks

5.2 Dean Berlemon has arranged the after Christmas Run to Mt Compass Hotel on Dec 29th. Meet Victoria Hotel, “Top o Taps” at 10am.

5.3 January’s usual Fish & Chip/Icecream run is likely to be different this year, event to be held on Sat 18th Jan, 2020.  Bill Berlemon volunteered to arrange the typical run to Noonies if there was no success with the new planned event.

5.4 Looking for a Volunteer to arrange a run in March, ideally 15th and Birdwood Museum was suggested as a destination.


  1. Competition Report – Neil Martin

6.1 WA Nationals had 3 participants, Duane Kaak in 2000 Saloon, and Neil & Roger Lange double entered Neils TR7 V8. Neil was fastest outright Triumph in both events. No National Competitions Trophy was awarded.

6.2 MSCA Vic is hosting an event at The Bend on June 7th 2020. Will be 56 places open to SA members and it will be held on the International Circuit (Same as Supercars) TSOA will be asked to assist with Marshalls for the event.  MSCA SA also due to hold an event at The Bend on the East Circuit later in 2020.

6.3 Neil has entered the Modern Regularity event this weekend, Duane is still repairing his car.


  1. Library ReportGreg Page

7.1 Thanks to Bill Berlemon for caretaking the library in his absence

7.2 Lots in the library and would like to loan some out.


  1. Regalia Report – Sue Smithson

8.1 The Team SA Red Polo shirt looked excellent at the Nationals, plan is to add NSW 2020 to the sleeve for those attending that event.

8.2 Apologies for September meeting price quote of $25 for Triumph Model T-Shirts, cost is $30 each. Have TR6, TR7 and Stag.

8.3 Tonight’s special is Black S/S polo shirts for $34, usually $38.

8.4 Still have sunshades available for only $5.


  1. Fastrak Editor’s Report

9.1 Ian Rigby will ask Editors to produce one more edition this year.

9.2 Alex Smithson stated he is aware some members are receiving multiple copies and has a solution to avoid it next time.


  1. Website Report – Roger Lange

10.1 The Website is the Clubs websites, not Rogers, so the onus is on the members to supply articles and photos etc.


  1. Conditional Registration Report – Ian Rigby

11.1 Attended the FHMC meeting recently.

11.2 Still have a trickle of books being received that requiring stamping/updating.


  1. All British Day – Geoff Ellis

12.1 Entries are now closed with 840 entrants. Some TSOA members missed the deadline so it was asked for anyone unable to attend to offer their gate pass to another TSOA member.

12.2 ABD are meeting at the oval on Thursday to map out which clubs will park where.

12.3 British High Commissioner is due to attend. SA Governor General has declined due to another commitment.

12.4 Jeremy Cordeaux as Parton of the event will promote it through his media contacts.

12.5 Stag Owners Club will park with TSOA and their vehicles are due to be listed against their club in the magazine, not the TSOA like last year.


  1. Guest Speakers

13.1 Garry Blucher advised the Stag Owners Club and Triumph Car Club of Victoria are planning an event in the June 2020 Long weekend, based at Hahndorf. TSOA members are also welcome to attend. They will reconsider the itinerary now to look into visiting The Bend.

13.2 Garry spoke of how he had a request for Engineering for the 3.9L Rover Engine in his Stag. After supplying evidence of Warranty replacement of 4.4L Leyland Engines and other technical data, Service SA agreed to Roadworthy inspection only. A copy of this correspondence is available through Duane Kaak if anyone requires it.

13.3 Dean Hosking presented a photo slide show of his recent trip to Goodwood Revival Meeting and discussed the large variety of cars and other related activities for all to enjoy.


  1. Raffle

14.1 Box of Chocolates won each by Lisa Macleod and Mark Russell.


  1. Parts or Cars For Sale or Wanted.

15.1 Ian Rigby is travelling to QLD this weekend to collect a large number of 2500S parts from a 130,000km car.

15.2 Roger Lange donated a large number of Car Magazines for members to take home.



  1. Supper.

Thanks to Peggy Argent and Duane Kaak


17         Meeting Closed:           9:10pm

President’s Report – October 2019

Tuesday, November 5th, 2019

President report October 2019

A Big welcome back sent to our SA team who recently attended the WA Nationals.  For those that missed out have a read of Alex Smithson’s report and stories on the event. Great shot of Neil’s car flying the SA flag on the display day there.

Our next major event is the “TSOA display day” on the 17th November to be held at Civic Park Modbury. The follow up dinner will be on Saturday the 30th at the Edinburgh Hotel in the Victorian room, 7 High Street Mitcham. Pre-dinner drinks at 6.30pm all welcome.

We a have been lucky enough to be sponsored for this event.

The Federation of Motoring clubs SA have donated funds for the day in support to our costs.

Dino and Lisa Vettese have also been very generous and offered “50% off “meals to those that attend the event on the day at their Café Primo restaurant in the new Modbury lower dining area.

The plan to have added Triumphs on the day should hopefully increase the numbers for the public to view. An invitation was extended to the TR Register the Stag club and any Triumph belonging to members of the federation to join us on the day. This sometimes encourages new memberships and we have certainly had this in the past. Let’s hope for good weather.

I hope to have some from the Stag and TR Register clubs assist in judging this year.

Over the past month I attended the Federation Historic club meeting and an interesting number came out during a conversation regards the number of cars currently using the conditional registration scheme. Hot rod (738), L/H drive cars (1365) and those on Historic came out at an eye brow raising 56,000.  We currently have just over 300 members but when the number of Historic was mentioned it’s easy to understand why they/we harp on about the importance of keeping on top of the reporting for this. Big question is where are the rest of them? I’m sure there are some owners out there with a cattle yard full.

I also tagged along on a random TR Register run to Clare. It was an “interesting day” with a very small amount on the road.

This could have been due to their Nationals being held

At the end of that week and understandably they were probably getting their cars ready. In most respects it was a great run (cold in Clare)

On the return journey home I was lucky enough to come across the VERY expensive “Variety cars” sitting proudly outside of Seven Hill Hotel.

And with a short break over the Xmas period coming up it will be a time to gather our thoughts on what to do over the following months to entertain everyone. If you have something that you feel would be of interest please let our social ladies in on it and we will do our best to get something up and running.

Keep a look out for updates on our future events on the web.

Something already for us to consider:

This year the Federation had a run for all clubs to Wirrina and will be holding the event again next year. Apparently the event went off really well with multiple clubs joining in. The event is planned again next year on the 13th September 2020

This may be an opportunity to join in for that months run and showcase our club also.

Next year’s Nationals in NSW are to be held at the Anchorage 5-star beachfront resort at Port Stephens from 30th October to 6th November 2020.

Best regards

Ian Rigby


Minutes from General Meeting 15/10/19

Tuesday, November 5th, 2019



Meeting Opened at 8:00   


  1. Welcome:
    • Apologies: Andy Hill, Neil Martin, John Wood, Colin White, Alex & Sue Smithson, Roger Lange, Trevor Lindsay, Stephen Wade, Fay Esau, Dean & Marg Bogisch, Richard Sutherland, Bill Galer.


  • Guests/Visitors/New Members: Nil


  • Previous Minutes: Proposed be accepted as accurate by Natalie Farrell, seconded by Aarand Ellery.


  1. Presidents Report – Ian Rigby

2.1 Contact was made to FHMC to sponsor the upcoming Day of Triumph. They will also promote to all other car clubs affiliated. Their sponsorship will cover the grounds hire. TR Register & Stag Owners Clubs have accepted invitations to judge on the day.

2.2 FHMC has also recently discussed proposed networking to assist veteran and classic car owners to get their cars on the road on runs etc. to keep more members cars active.

2.3 An invitation to the MSCA AGM has been replied to and Ian will attend.

2.4 List of continuous memberships has been produced and will be reviewed for accuracy in consideration of acknowledging members tenure of TSOA SA.

2.5 Best wishes expressed to those members heading over to the TSOA National Meeting in WA.


  1. 3. Secretary’s Report – Duane Kaak

3.1 Stag Owners Club have accepted invitation to judge at Day of Triumph, likely 5 – 6 members and their cars. Caffe Primo have also agreed to generously discount their meal items by 50% for all participants on the day.

3.2 All British Day entries are now open, will be closed before next meeting. Stag Owners Club will again park next to us, approx. 15 Stags already registered from their club.

3.3 Bay to Birdwood are celebrating their 40th Anniversary in 2020 and are splitting entries to Classic and Veteran cars of approx. 750 cars each.

3.4 Duane is taking his Stag over to Victoria to participate in the Melbourne Cup parade on November 4th.


  1. Treasurer’s Report – Duane Kaak

4.1 Over $52,000 in all bank accounts, majority of funds received were for Christmas Dinner and Regalia sales.

4.2 Expenses out included Regalia & Meeting Expenses.


  1. Social Report – Ian Rigby

5.1 Display Day, Day of Triumph is on Sunday November 17th, the Trophies are ready to be engraved.

5.2 Observation Run – All Triumph Rally was well attended, great run and BBQ lunch despite cool weather. The event was won by Lisa McLeod and Dean Berlemon in their Saloon.

5.3 Noel Schmidt has passed on an invitation to members to join a run on Saturday 19th October with the TR Register travelling to Clare. Meet 9am at Caltex Bolivar.


  1. Competition Report – Duane Kaak

6.1 Thanks to Duane Kaak & Ian Rigby for assisting as Flag Marshalls at the recent MSCA event.

6.2 Neil Martin participated in the MSCA Supersprint, trialling an old thin rear sway bar, experiencing a spin, then after fitting a larger diameter sway bar achieving a time close to his PB.


  1. Library ReportGreg Page (absent)

No report but open for business.


  1. Regalia Report – Sue Smithson

No report.


  1. Fastrak Editor’s Report Marg & Dean Bogisch

Due to National Meeting this will be delayed.


  1. Website Report – Roger Lange

No Report.


  1. Conditional Registration Report – Ian Rigby

11.1 Ian has been helping however possible to get cars onto the system.


  1. General Business

12.1 Tony Case brought along some era 1965 photos and letters and told of his first ride in a TR2. Tony also mentioned that the first association was called Triumph Sports CARS Owners Association.


  1. Parts or Cars For Sale or Wanted

13.1 Peggy Argent sent through a picture of a TR6 for sale in the US at an Army Base.

13.2 Dino Vettese advised he had a gearbox that might suit Duane’s need of a 5spd LT77.


  1. Raffle

14.1 Meat Tray won by Lisa Vettese.


  1. Cars on Stage

15.1 Dean Berlemon displayed a 1977 2500S Saloon, auto with power steer and integrated air conditioning. Purchased from Barossa Valley with local history. Has Electronic Ignition fitted and brakes have been overhauled.


  1. Supper.

Thanks to Natalie Farrell.


17         Meeting Closed:           8:50pm