President’s Report November 2021

November 10th, 2021. Submitted by Roger.

Another eventful meeting in October when we learnt of long time member Rod Carey’s unfortunate tangle with a tree at the top of Greenhill Road.  Best wishes to Rod from the Club for a speedy recovery and we hope those broken ribs mend quickly and don’t give you too much ongoing discomfort. 

Katherine Bradley a relatively new member (May2021) and already keen enthusiast, proudly displayed her beautiful TR4A on stage.  Most impressive and she showed great judgement in shifting from a Sunbeam admirer to a Triumph owner. 

Good luck to Duane Kaak and Neil Martin in once again undertaking the Legends of the Lake Hillclimb at Mt Gambier on the extended weekend of 29 to 31 October.

November looks like being a busy month with 3 major events planned, apart from our normal Club meeting on Tuesday 16 November.  If you are keen to meet some other Club members and share in a chat about your car or theirs, how about joining us on one or all of these occasions.

Saturday, 13 November – run to Monarto Safari Park

If you’ve been unable to make any of the Club’s Sunday Runs here is your opportunity to join us on a Saturday!   This may not be repeated soon, and it is club sponsored (including kids) – $14 per adult, $5 per child.  So don’t miss out!    A fantastic opportunity to get your car out for a cobweb-blowing run to Monarto and then enjoy the animals and facilities at your leisure.  Monarto is the largest open range zoo in Australia and one of the largest (1500 hectares) in the world.  It is also home to the southern white rhinoceros and Australia’s largest giraffe herd. 

Note that because we have got special pricing (normally $39 per adult) for the event, we need to know names and numbers before 13 November, including those who may have free entry because they are zoo members.  Please contact me (text or phone 0438 765 358, email pdavvo@hotmail.com.au) to confirm who will be attending (see separate advert).

Tuesday, 16 November – Trip down Memory Lane

A segment of our next normal meeting will be devoted to some observations of what it was like to be a member in the very early days of TSOA(SA).  2 antique members will host a Q&A session aimed at extracting distant memories, if possible, of what it was like to own and drive a Triumph in the mid 1960’s/early 1970’s.   So bring yourself and a few long lost members that you know. If the event is successful, it will be repeated in March or April next year. 

Saturday 27 November – Club Christmas Dinner (see separate advert)

The Christmas dinner has always been a great social event.  And at the Royal Adelaide Golf Club it is not only a superb venue, but the quality of the food is outstanding.  At present we seem to be having difficulty in getting numbers up to around 60 or 70 despite the generous subsidies the Club is offering (happy hour and discounted meal for members).  Check out the separate ad. and book now.  You won’t be disappointed!!  See you there with your friends and family if you wish.

And finally what a brilliant Run to the Birdwood Mill on Sunday 17 October.  Magnificent weather, a record turnout of sparkling Triumphs (we could have held a Concours event!) and a very tasty lunch.  You can’t beat that!  Congratulations again to Bill, Margie, and their team.

Not long to the next meeting.  I hope to see you there.  TRavel safely in the meantime.

Peter Davidge, President