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Quick Calendar – March to end of May 2017

Sunday, February 26th, 2017

MARCH

Thurs-Sun 2nd-5th              Clipsal

Sun 12th                           MSCA Super Sprint

Sun 19th                           Afternoon Run meet 4.30pm Haywood Park Unley Park

Tues 21st                          General Meeting Sporting Car Club King William Road Unley 8.00pm

Tues 28th                         Informal Lunch – Cafe Buongiorno Mitcham 12.00 noon

APRIL

Sun 9th                            Modern Regularity Mallala

Tues 18th                         General Meeting Sporting Car Club King William Road Unley 8.00pm

Sat/Sun 22nd/23rd             Historic Race meeting Mallala

Sun 23rd                           Brunch Run meet Civic Park opp Tea Tree Plaza 8.30am

MAY

Sun 7th                            MSCA  6hr Regularity Relay Mallala

Tues 16th                         General Meeting Sporting Car Club King William Road Unley 8.00pm

Fri-Sun 19th-21st               Annual Weekender – meet from 9.00am Zeea’s Eatery Glenunga

Tues 23rd                         Informal Lunch – Cafe Buongiorno Mitcham 12.00 noon

Sun 28th                           Modern Regularity  Mallala

 

Mallala Sprint August

Sunday, August 28th, 2016

Man on a mission
Neil under Brakes impressive.
Neil past the post

Powers away
Another great day at the track.

Mallala sprints
Roger has more than a golden touch with Triumphs.
Lots of noise, spills and apart from the wind great weather. Come and join us on the Nationals in October and you will see lots more and other Triumphs from around Australia.
Regards
Ian
Ian at Bathurst 2013

All Triumph Race 2015

Tuesday, August 4th, 2015

ALL TRIUMPH 2015 Race weekend Review 

Well, it was a great weekend! The weather was good, cold early in the morning, but sunny through the day and no cold wind or rain on both days. Most people used the Saturday Super sprint as their test day on the Saturday, with in the triumphs Trevor Lindsay in his GT6 fastest, Mark Morsillo (Dolomite V8 turbo) second and Ryan Glinn (TR8) third. Poor Mark had a massive shunt at the end of the day, closing the track for the rest of the day. Luckily Mark was fine and walked away after hitting the main fence on the entry to the front straight very hard, not sure what will happen with the car.  Geoff Byrne had gearbox troubles mid-day Saturday that ended his weekend, and Glen Coutinho had a fuel leak that stopped him running all weekend. Rod Carey had to pull out a few days before the event with a piston issue, but made the long trek to support his SA mates and Andrew Gibson had a failed gearbox on the Saturday after installation, so also missed the event this year.

 

Sunday was some great racing. First there was the 3 regularity runs. Great to have 4 Triumphs running . Sorry Guys I didn’t have your results on hand at the presentation. Results . . .

Run 1 – John Whitaker (Spitfire) 1st, Neil Martin TR7/8 4th, Ken Peters TR7 and Horsct Kirchner Stag but DNFd

Run 2 – Neil Martin 3rd, Ken Peters 5th, John Whitaker 6th and Horsct Kirchner 14th

Run 3 – Neil Martin 3rd, John Whitaker 4t and Horsct Kirchner 5th, with Ken a DNF

We had a great suggestion that next year there will be a trophy for the Regularity Races as well.

For the ATR races, we had 19 runners (would have been 24 without he last minute drop outs). There was heated duels not just at the front of the field, but right through the field.

Race 1 – 1st Howard Glinn (TR8) , 2nd Trevor Lindsay (GT6) second and 3rd Jon Newell (TR8)

You can watch race one on You Tube from Greg Morsillo’s car, type in to You Tube “Greg Morsillo All Triumph Race 1 2015” for all 6 laps (many thanks Greg)

Race 2 – The Reverse Grid Handicap. There was virtually 1 minute difference between the front groups release and the last. It seems like forever to be waiting in the last pack for your release. 1st across the line was Gary Gibson (Dolomite Sprint) who started off the front row with Grant Rawlings (Stag),  2nd was Trevor Lindsay with a great drive from last row of the grid, and I made 3rd place. It was very close with no one knowing with half a lap to run who would win. It looked like it could have been Chris Swingler or Sue Tahir in the front 3 with half a lap to go. It was great for Gary at his first run at the event and the circuit.

Rog & Trev at Mallala Nov 2009

In the All Triumph Trophy Race  – 1st Howard Glinn, 2nd Trevor Lindsay (who pushed me so hard non stop for all 9 laps) and Jon Newell 3rd.  We both got down into the 1.08s.

In the Classes, Roger Lange took out the up to 2 Litre Class in his GR6, Trevor Lindsay took the 2.0 to 3.5 Litre Class in his white GT6, and Howard Glinn the over 3.5 Litre Class in his TR7V8.

Following that we had the All British combined race, with the win going to Trevor Lindsay, Howard second, Jon Newell 3rd and Rhys Morsillo with his first run in the ATR 4th with Greg Morsillo 5th. I must say it wasn’t until I held the Sportscar Trophy that I could sit in awe that Trevor has won it 6 times and Graeme Rutledge 5, so to pip Trevor by such a small margin on the day, no wonder I was mentally exhausted when it finished

I must thank the generosity of Glen Coutinho and Sue Tahir for their sponsorship, and Glen also helps me through the year in many other ways of support beyond simply money, so thank you. To Ken Peters and all his helpers on the flags for the RG race, many thanks. To Terry Donovan and all thise running the MRA round, great event and thanks for allowing us to run on the program. If I missed talking to you on the day, Im sorry, but running the twins in the car Saturday and then racing in the two categories and doing the handicapping during the Sunday keep me very busy.

To all that came to race, especially those from interstate, many thanks and hope you really enjoyed yourself! Also thanks to those that travelled just to watch and support us on the day. I think we delivered a great event to allow many varied Triumphs to come together in the same race, and to showcase to the spectators what a great time you can have owing  a Triumph.

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT

We have 15 confirmed entrants to the second ATR to be run at Winton as part of their “Champions of Winton” race meet on 28th August 2016. If you are truly interested in running in this event, please please send me a note so I can add you to the list. You certainly aren’t entering and paying yet, just so I can get a feel for the grid size. I am still working with the circuit promoter to see if they would run a mixed field regularity on the same program so will kept you all know.  It would be only a one day event, but is then so much closer to both Victoria and SA. Next we need a sponsor (anyone know someone fitting in Victoria?) and if someone knows of a suitable event we could do on the Saturday would be great. I will send this to all the ATR contacts and see if they have suggestions on this. This seem to confirm we should also work to add a meeting in Morgan park in 2017 to make it a 3 state competition.

SPONSOR WANTED

What has been so instrumental in the growth of the All Triumph Race in NSW has been the generous sponsorship by Sue and Glen from TSOA NSW every year. To help with this first event in Winton next year, we need a sponsor for that round. Ideally someone that can commit $2,000 for the naming rights of the Winton Round of the ATR. You will have your Logo and name added to all emails and advertising done throughout the year and in at least the TREAD monthly magazine article on the ATR. If you have some interest but would like more details, please contact me by Phone or Email for more discussion.

Many Thanks

Howard GLINN

Photos

Tuesday, July 21st, 2015

I don’t know about you, but I need to see a photo of a Triumph when I open up the TSOA SA web page, so here is one of my favourites.

Why not load one of your own on to the site – at least for a while, you will get front page exposure of your car and your personal photographic artistry.

RogerLaurie Cousin

MSCA 6-Hour Regularity Relay : Team Triumph

Monday, June 8th, 2015

Jon Williams has put together a very nice visual summary of the 2015 Team Triumph entry in the 6-Hour event that was conducted on the 3rd May.

In Jon’s words –

“6 Cars, 6 Hours, as many laps as possible in nominated times with penalties for breaking the time – sounds really easy . . . but it isn’t.
Despite having a fantastic Team of Supporters with great communications and brilliant experience, Team Triumph still had to work through everything from clutch failures, power steering problems, rear hub issues and lap time breakouts to finish the day 9th out of 22 teams entered.
Rule number 1 was “Have Fun!” and we did. Thanks to all involved.”

That pretty much says it all – have a look via this link :

https://youtu.be/lvXd4dHQ0WM

 

 

Winton Historics 2015

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015

Hi everyone

My yearly trip to Winton went great. My liver agrees too but that’s another story. Lots of Triumphs on display and in the carparks, although no GT6s this year at all. Also there were less Trumpies actually competing – not sure what that suggests. Lots of superb TRs but you’d expect that. My picks were the beautifully restored Vitesse and the sharp Vanguard.

The weather was cold but the rain stayed away until, I kid you not, 10 seconds after the final race ended – then the heavens opened.

My Pi behaved admirably on the trip, although I did pop a leak in a rainstorm at highway speed. Anyway, here are the pix. Just the Triumphs.

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Phil Bagust

Triumphs on Track

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

There were four Triumphs competing in the Regularity event at Mallala on 12th April – Neil Martin and our own el Presidente Duane Kaak in their TR7V8’s along with Geoff Burdon in his TR7 and Dennis McDeed (non-member) in a Mk II Saloon (fitted with a Leyland V8 engine).

All had fun, and the Triumph “wedges” looked and sounded great!

Roger

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Neil Martin hits the Front Page

Monday, March 30th, 2015

2009-12-28

 

If you would like to star on the front page of the TSOA website, load up your photo and put in a story . . . it is not that hard.

Roger

Jon Williams’ Triumphs

Monday, March 9th, 2015

Jon added several photos into the website that you may enjoy . . . for more photos, have a look at the Media tab in the Dashboard selection after you have logged in – you will find this at the top left hand of the screen.

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"Nigel" - Mk1 2500 PI running in Targa Adelaide 2012. Aldgate Valley Road, Mylor. Driver - Jon Williams. Navigator - Ken Bryant.

“Nigel” – Mk1 2500 PI running in Targa Adelaide 2012. Aldgate Valley Road, Mylor.
Driver – Jon Williams. Navigator – Ken Bryant.

"Nigel" - Mk1 2500PI running in Targa Adelaide 2012 - The Basket Range Stage on Day 4. Driver - Jon Williams.  Navigator - Ken Bryant.

“Nigel” – Mk1 2500PI running in Targa Adelaide 2012 – The Basket Range Stage on Day 4.
Driver – Jon Williams. Navigator – Ken Bryant.

Jon Williams' TR6 rises over Wickams Hill in Classic Adelaide 2003. 5 Minutes after this image was shot - the rally was over.........

Jon Williams’ TR6 rises over Wickams Hill in Classic Adelaide 2003. 5 Minutes after this image was shot – the rally was over………

Classic Adelaide 2003 - TR6

Classic Adelaide 2003 – TR6

David Coulthard

David Coulthard

2011-07-05

TAFESA – Vehicle Track Day Preparation Course

Monday, March 2nd, 2015

Dear Motorsport Enthusiast,
The TAFESA Automotive Program at Regency Campus is please to present a course for people who wish to attend their first track day or sprint and would like a better understanding of vehicle set-up and preparation for the event.
The Basic Vehicle Track Day Preparation Course will provide students with a basic knowledge of:

 

  • Both Vehicle and competitor preparation
  • Required licenses for events
  • Driver etiquette
  • Basic track flag meaning
  • Basic vehicle mechanical checks
  • Safety equipment, clothing and fire equipment
  • Tyre types, using pyrometers to read tyres
  • Basic wheel alignment set up
  • Basic corner weighting
  • Brakes and brake fluid
  • Basic suspension understanding and set up
  • Basic dyno checks of air fuel ratio

This course will be presented with both Theory and Practical Sessions using the new TAFESA Automotive facilities at Regency Park

The course is six weeks in duration and will run in the evening between 6.00pm – 9.00pm.

The course will commence in early March.

For more information please refer to the attached Flyer or refer to the TAFESA Website:
TAFESA Website

For enrolment information contact:

Leigh White 08 83484422

For course information contact:

Jamie Campbell 08 8348 3912