Archive for June, 2021

President’s Report June 2021

Sunday, June 27th, 2021


 Hi everyone, I hope you have paid your subs for 2021/22 and updated your logbooks to ensure you are historically registered for next year.  There is still some time before we have to close off to honour our obligations under the Historic Registration Scheme and report all unfinancial TSOA members/drivers to DPTI.  If you haven’t already done so, make a resolution to do it this week by contacting a Club Representative listed on our website.

Last meeting was again well attended as members continued the logbook endorsement process.  It is a smooth process and certainly encourages members to come to our June and July meetings.   The Committee met before the meeting to review upcoming events and confirm

  • a club subsidy for the Christmas in July Run on Sunday 18 July
  • a return to the Royal Adelaide Golf Club for our Christmas dinner on Saturday 27 November and.
  • a club sponsored prize for our monthly quiz

John Tuohy surprised everyone and won Geoff Ellis’s quiz and it was pleasing to hear that Roger Lange had successfully sold Bob Farrell’s lovely TR8, shown below.  A beautiful car owned by a beautiful bloke!  Well done, Bob, Natalie and Roger!


The committee also confirmed Tuesday 17 August 2021, a normal Club meeting, as the date of our next AGM.  With great regret I advised the Committee and subsequently members at the Club meeting that I had decided not to continue as President in 2021/2022.  And so, you all have an opportunity to consider nominating for the position of President and serving the Club at the highest level.  It is an honour, a privilege and a vital role in ensuring the ongoing viability of the Club.  I never imagined or sought the role, but I have enjoyed it greatly.  I can honestly say that with the support given by a quality Committee who have all indicated their willingness to continue, anyone with the right interest and wishing to serve could do the job.  The Club needs someone to step up.  Why not you!  I am more than happy to have a chat about the Presidency, as are all members of the Committee about their respective roles.

Think seriously about nominating at the AGM.  I look forward to seeing you at the next meeting.

Kind regards, Peter Davidge (President)

Socially Speaking – July 2021

Sunday, June 27th, 2021

Socially Speaking for July 2021

June’s visit to Virginia Nursery for Brunch, was great, thanks to Peggy and Brian for organising it.  I know many people purchased plants, and other goods as well, so a great morning outing was had by all.

July 18th is the Christmas in July Run with Trophy Presentations for the All-Triumph Day so come along and enjoy the day.

August 15th is a morning tea run – see details below.

September is The Mt Barker to Strath train trip on the Highlander.  Meet at Mt Barker for a 10.00am departure, and then have a couple of hours to wander in Strath and have a bite to eat, with the return train departing Strath at 1.30pm arriving at 2.30pm in Mt Barker. Cost is $29 Adult and $15 Child.  Bookings are essential, with payment to Alex by 30th August.

November 27th is the Christmas Dinner at the Adelaide Golf Club.  Details to follow.

Bill and Margie



Sunday 18th         Mid-Year Christmas and Presentation of Trophies from All Triumph Day meet at top of Taps at 9.15am

Tuesday 20th    General Meeting – Sporting Car Club, King William Road, Hyde Park 8.00pm


Sunday 15th   Meet Office Works Carpark Marion Road, Marion 9.15am departing 9.30am sharp

Morning Tea Run to Balhannah

Tues 17th              AGM and General Meeting General Meeting – Sporting Car Club, King William Road, Hyde Park 8.00pm


Sun 12th                Train Ride Mt Barker to Strath and Return see details above

Tues 21st              General Meeting – Sporting Car Club, King William Road, Hyde Park 8.00pm



Tues 19th              General Meeting – Sporting Car Club, King William Road, Hyde Park 8.00pm

Thurs 22nd            Adelaide Nationals



Tues 16th              General Meeting – Sporting Car Club, King William Road, Hyde Park 8.00pm

Sat 27th                 Christmas Dinner – Adelaide Golf Club – Details to follow

TSOA Nationals – Barossa Valley – October 2021

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2021

The 2021 TSOA Nationals is to be held in the beautiful Barossa Valley, South Australia from Friday 22nd October through to Friday 29th October 2021. Accommodation at the Barossa Weintal Hotel in the heart of Tanunda. We cannot control COVID and potential travel restrictions, however we have contingency plans in place to cover as many risks as possible.

Our program for the week is set and highlights include:
• A Show and Shine at Nuriootpa
• Circuit racing at a MSCA race day at Mallala racetrack
• Partner program including visits to Seppeltsfield and Barossa Chocolate Company
• Observation run down the mighty River Murray with lunch at the Swan Reach Hotel
• Visit to historic Anlaby Station at Kapunda
• Visit to the Carl Lindner Collection of Classic Jaguars (believed to be the largest privately owned collection of Jaguar vehicles in the Southern Hemisphere)
• Day trip to Monarto Safari Park (the largest open-range zoo in the world), including optional “Lions 360 Experience” (subject to availability of bookings and at additional cost).
Nationals registration will include a cooked breakfast each morning, including a brunch at The Company Kitchen, Angaston on the Thursday, lunch on three days, and dinner on five nights. There will be the traditional “happy hour” before each dinner.

The all-inclusive price for attending the week is $1,150 per person (twin share). Accommodation is limited, but with changing circumstances for some registrants, there may still be opportunities for other TSOA members around Australia to attend. Please contact the Registrars, Dean and Marg Bogisch (ph 0402 410 635, or email: for more information.

Christmas in July and Presentation Lunch

Thursday, June 17th, 2021

Christmas in July
TSOA (SA) July Run and
Trophy Presentation Lunch
18th July 2021

Meet at Victoria Hotel, O’Halloran Hill
9.15am for 9.30am start

Come and celebrate an early Christmas with TSOA.

Prizes for best decorated vehicle and best Christmas outfit.
Day of Triumph trophies will be presented at the lunch.

Lunch will be at The Yankalilla Hotel, 105 Main Road,
with a $20.00 subsidy per member (full meal cost) from the Club.
Alex Smithson – 0412 823 789
Sue Smithson – 0409 675 343