March 22nd, 2018. Submitted by Roger.

TSOA Weekender 2018


Friday May 18th – Sunday May 20TH, 2018

Weekender Includes . . .

Visit to the Watsacowie Brewery at Minlaton

Visit the Red Baron plane at Minlaton

Visit the Chocolate place at Minlaton

Accommodation at Stansbury Motel

Play a game of lawn Bowls at Stansbury

Visit the Tidal pool at Edithburgh

Visit the Wattle Point Wind Farm at Edithburgh

Visit the Alpaca Farm

Visit to the Military Museum at Bublacowie

Visit to the Barley Stack Winery

Meals at Stansbury Bowling Club, Pt Clinton Community Club

Meet Friday 18th May

OTR Bolivar (859 Pt Wakefield Road Bolivar)

8.45am for a 9.00am Departure

Cost:  $200.00 pp twin share

Individual and Children’s Rates –by negotiation.

Bookings essential: Margie 0438836837or email mberlemon@hotmail.com

Payment by the April meeting, or EFT to Treasurer.

All British day 2018

February 14th, 2018. Submitted by Ian Rigby.

Great event this year and thankfully the temperature dropped to a manageable level. This year we had our new display cover and flags raised. WE had 38 Triumphs on display this year so a good turn out for us. We had a great selection of cars on display but More in Trak on that as this is just a quick note to present some of the pictures. Note Bill’s Photo Bomb in the background of the display pic. Big thank you to our club ABD Rep. Geoff Ellis Great work and also to Kate Berlemon My Flag Marshal assistant.

Ian Rigby

Welcome 2018 TSOA

January 10th, 2018. Submitted by Ian Rigby.

Happy new year to all our TSOA members. Welcome to 2018 and hopefully a safe year for all. 2018 starts off with the first club meeting for the year Tuesday 16th and is a general informal meeting. Each year we do something a little different so this year I would like to suggest we have a “Something of Interest Night” Nothing too far out there but if you are coming and think you have something of interest to share then bring it along for all to have a look and enjoy. Bill Berlemon has a special guest and I have a new club addition to share. Hope to see you all there but if not then maybe on the first run for the year.January 27th is our usual Ice Cream run. Meet at K-Mart car park Anzac Highway Kurralta Park at 7.45 (pm). Best regards to all. Ian Rigby


December 4th, 2017. Submitted by Roger.

The organising committee for the 2018 All British Day event at Echunga Oval on the 11th February 2018 is pleased to announce it has received 847 registrations to display vehicles on the day.   This compares very favorably to 745 for the 2017 event.

It was pleasing to receive 65% (553) of registrations electronically via the new ABD website and the balance 35% (294) by paper/postal registration.  Hopefully as entrants become more familiar with the new ABD website www.allbritishday.com the percentage of electronic registrations will increase, resulting in cost and time savings in the administration of the event thus allowing the organising committee to apply funds to further improve the event.

For 2018 the event has attracted new sponsors as well as the continued support from its long term valued sponsors.  I would encourage everyone to take a few minutes on the day to walk around the ovals to check out the sponsors/trade exhibitors and support them where you can.

History has shown that when entrant vehicle registrations are on the rise so is public support and attendance for the event.  Consequently we are anticipating strong public support to help create a successful event for 2018.

For those in the TRiumph Sports Owners club that have registered or are otherwise supporting the event, on behalf of the organising committee, we look forward to seeing you on the day and thank you for your support of the event.

Geoff Ellis

Christmas Dinner and Trophy Presentation Night – 9th December 2017

November 13th, 2017. Submitted by Roger.

Club sponsored pre-dinner drinks from 6.30 pm

Dinner from 7.00 pm

Royal Adelaide Golf Club, Tapleys Hill Road, Seaton.

This is a great venue for our end of year celebration and the catering is first class – just ask anyone who has been to one of the Christmas dinners at this venue . . . excellent menu, reasonably priced drinks, beautifully decorated and safe parking on site. What more could you want?!

Cost is $50 for members and $60 for non-Members.

Further info can be had from Sue Gibson on 8449 7814

Bookings with full payment by the November General Meeting – 21st November

Social Snapshot – November 2017

November 3rd, 2017. Submitted by Roger.

A big thank you to David & Yvonne Armstrong for hosting the mid week run in October at their home and for providing a lovely sausage sizzle/bbq lunch.   I am sure all the men would have had a good time looking at the collection of cars.   Thanks also to those who contributed to the lunch.    Unfortunately whilst the day started off okay weatherwise it deteriorated into heavy continuous rain.   Fourteen people braved the weather and Bill & Maggie Smith joined us for coffee at the Rezz.

Thanks to Bill & Chris Galler for putting together an interesting Observation Run which ended up at Lenswood.   There were two stops for questions/answers, the first at Uraidla and the second in Lenswood Recreation Park.   Thanks to Margie for transporting the BBQ and food and to all those who helped cook and prepare.    There were 20 members in attendance and the weather was ideal.   Our final destination was the Lenswood Memorial Park which had all the facilities we required.  There was a community event on in the park but we still had plenty of room.   Congratulations to Alex & Sue who came second and Pete Thornton who came in third without a navigator.   Rory & Sue won the event.

The Victorian National Committee certainly organised a full and busy week in Wangaratta for this year’s National Meeting.  The countryside around Wangaratta is spectacular and we had some great drives.   The weather was very kind to us only raining a bit at night and on the day we left.   NSW won the Ironman competition this year.  

The next big event on the social calendar is the Day of Triumph, this year being held at Semaphore on the grass at the beach end of Semaphore Road.   Ian has arranged for the Cadillac Club to also be in attendance so it should be a good showing of cars.    However we don’t want to be outnumbered so please come along and join in the day even if you don’t want your car judged, put it on display.

The Christmas Dinner is fast approaching (Saturday 9th December) at the Royal Adelaide Golf Club and they have been celebrating their 125th year in 2017 with many international events being held.    Please make your payments by the November meeting and we hope to see a good number of members in attendance.   The food and service is always excellent and I am sure this year will be no different.   At $50 for members and $64 for non members it is certainly good value for a 3 course meal with a choice of entree and main courses.  

The Annual After Christmas Run is heading down south this year and is on Friday 29th December (see advert).   It will be a reasonably short run with lunch at a venue we have not been to for many years (if at all).    Hope to see a good number of members come along for the drive.

The 2018 calendar has been drafted and we are always looking for different people to organise a Sunday run.    Please contact either Peggy or Sue to put your name against a month.   Of course we start off in January with the Ice Cream Run which always proves popular, then All British Day in February so the first two months are already taken care of.


Cheers Peggy-Sue

ALL TRIUMPH RALLY – Sunday 15th October

October 11th, 2017. Submitted by Roger.

This is your opportunity to test your observation skills against other teams in their Triumphs for the coveted All Triumph Rally Trophy and the opportunity to set next year’s test.

Meet in the Feathers Hotel Carpark, Greenhill Road, Burnside from 8.30 am for a 9.00 am departure.

To be eligible to win the trophy you must be driving a Triumph. If you can’t bring your Triumph for some reason, come along and participate anyway – it is a fun event!

There will be a club sponsored BBQ at the destination.

BYO clipboard, pen, chairs, table, drinks etc.

Details – Bill Galler 0400 503 114

2017 Day of Triumph – 12th November

October 2nd, 2017. Submitted by Ian Rigby.

Just a few days to go . . . let the TRiumphs shine!
Same rules as normal but for those that are new to the club here they are again and I hope to see a great turn out at Semaphore on the 12th November this year.

2017 TSOA Day of Triumph – Entry Rules
Overall Entry – Concours and Pride of Ownership (POO)

• To be eligible for entry, the owner of the car must be a current financial member of TSOA (SA)
• Entry will not be permitted to those joining/renewing on the day.
• The car must be currently registered (with the exception of Competition and Restoration cars).
• Late entries, i.e. cars arriving after the published judging commencement time, will not be eligible.

Concours Section
• All cars must be driven onto the judging site (except competition vehicles which may be trailered).
• Entrants must score a minimum of 70% of the total points available in presentation section to be eligible for a Class or Outright trophy.
• Standard classes will be – TR2/3/3A/3B, TR4/4A/5, TR6, TR7/8, Stag, Saloon, Dolomite, Spitfire/GT6, Herald/Vitesse, Pre 54 and Competition
• Classes may be split/combined depending on the number of entrants in each Class. This will be determined by DOT Officials on the day.
• Judges will award points for each car up to a maximum of 750 possible points in 5 judging sections as follows –
• Exterior (170 points)
• Engine bay (140 points)
• Underside (100 points)
• Wheels & tyres/boot (170 points)
• Interior (170 points)
• Cars will NOT be judged on originality except in the event of a tie when the cars will be marked out of 250 points in accordance with the Concour table.
• In the event of a tie “originality” for each model shall be broadly determined as any equipment or manufacturing (i.e. official works modifications) produced by the original car manufacturer or an approved option available for that model.

Masters Class
• Cars that win their Class for 3 years running, or win outright for 2 years running, will be placed in a Masters Class and are ineligible to enter the standard Concours Classes for 2 years. Masters Class Awards will be given to all Masters Class cars in attendance.

• Trophies will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd Overall place getters on the day.
• The Register Trophy (TR2/3/3A and 3B), The Michelotti Trophy (TR4/4A/5) and The Harris Mann Trophy (TR7/8), will be awarded to the highest points achieved in that Class. Where the winner is also the winner of a Concours Class only one personal trophy will be awarded.
• Trophies will be awarded to 1st place only if 3 or fewer cars are entered in a Class and 1st and 2nd place if 4 or more cars are entered.

Pride of Ownership Section
• Entrants will be scored on presentation only (originality will not be considered)
• Judging will follow the processes outlined in the Concours section, except the underside will not be considered.
• Standard classes will be – TR2/3/3A/3B, TR4/4A/5, TR6, TR7/8, Stag, Saloon, Dolomite, Spitfire/GT6, Herald/Vitesse, Pre-54, and competition.
• Restoration projects may be considered depending on what is presented on the day.
• Classes may be split/combined depending on the number of entrants in each Class – to be determined by DOT Officials on the day.
• Masters Class cars are ineligible to enter POO section until 2 years after their Masters Class qualification.
• Trophies will be awarded to Class winners only.

August run to Paracombe Premium Perry. (Pear farm)

August 22nd, 2017. Submitted by Ian Rigby.

Congratulations must go to Duane for this month’s run. We were joined by the usual crowd with 3 saloons and 2 Tr6s. It would have been nice to see a few more in the convoy though. The run did start off at a VERY slow pace but that was to make sure that we stayed in line and no one got lost. The run took us through some great roads that we have not ventured down much, if not at all. I did think that getting over 40 Klms per hour was going to be a challenge, but as we hit the hills and winding roads the engine and shocks got a work out.
Not only did we get a good turnout but Duane was able to pull off what can be one of the best presentations held by a local business that we have seen.
Damian from “Paracombe Premium Perry” (Pear farm for the uneducated) was very inviting well versed on his produce and just very open to our group.
Yes it was cold but as we arrived they took coffee orders from all that wanted warm hands and Mark the local Barista delivered a very nice cuppa.
Damian presented us with a very informative tour of what they produced, how it all started and the finer details of preserving, caring for and delivering a range of produce from what I thought was a very simple fruit.

It was interesting to see how Damian has continued to run the family business. Moving back home in 2010 he took over from his father and moved to modernise the output with some overseas machines and also turned his skill in inventing line processes that not only work well but out shine off the shelf machinery.
The site started in 1932 by his grandfather and it has stood the test of time. Handed down through generations and is now managed and run by Damian and his wife Amelia.

They were also helped on the day by Pam who was just as welcoming.
The Triumph line of cider started back in the 1800s and after sampling all of the alcoholic and plain juices we were given a clear sample to try that you could run your car on.

After 2 hours of conversation Coffee and question and answers we said our thankyous purchased some pears and bottled produce and farewelled our hosts.
We were back in the cars and after a short trip up the road met at the Cudlee Creek hotel for a $10 roast lunch.
I think the day went very well and after we all said good bye for the day Raelene and I went on a bit further to the Cudlee Café for a final Coffee and met up with Wilhelm Galler and his wife. Last year’s winner of the annual “All Triumph Observation Run” that is to be held on Sunday 15th October. No secrets were handed over just that this year’s run is in the final stages.
I hope to see as many Triumphs out on that day all challenging for the winner’s trophy.
It’s always great to meet up on the monthly runs and for me is a way to forget work, dust off the Triumph and just enjoy life with friendly people.
Thanks again to Duane and I’m looking forward to the next run.
Ian and Raelene Rigby.

“We got us a Convoy”

August 20th, 2017. Submitted by Duane Kaak.

Although off to a nervous start i did manage to get all Triumphs in convoy today for a quick run through the northeast and Range Road. Naturally(?) Our Triumphs left the modern cars behind and the rain stayed away for a fun and informative tour of Paracombe Premium Perry farm.