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Mallala 60th Anniversary

Sunday, August 22nd, 2021

Looking to enjoy some car time this weekend? Neil & I will be at Mallala both Saturday & Sunday as part of the Weekend full of events, competing in a Supersprint. There will be lots of different cars on the track and on static display. $10 spectator entry.

Hopefully with some new stiffer front suspension now fitted, I will set a new Personal Best time in my Tr7. Stay tuned!

 

 

Quick Calendar

Friday, July 23rd, 2021

All Triumph Challenge 2021

Tuesday, May 25th, 2021

ALL TRIUMPH CHALLENGE

In the last few years the number of drivers competing in the Annual All Triumph Race has been getting less and less.  It got to the point where NSW had to cancel the event because there were not enough competitors.  The Victorians developed a new format called All Triumph Challenge.  This was designed to enable more cars and drivers to compete on an equal footing.

What is it?  It’s a cross between Regularity and a Supersprint, and is exclusively for TRIUMPHS.

This will be held at Wakefield Park on 19th September 2021.  On the day before (Saturday 18th September) there is a Supersprint which is being run by TSOA NSW.  This means competitors can have two days of fun at the one track.

As well as competing there is a social side to the day.  Some NSW cars will be travelling down from Sydney and there is a dinner for everyone on the Saturday night.  On the Sunday there will be display of all Triumphs present.  There will be lunch, and a coffee and cake station provided.  There also could be a parade lap of Triumphs if time permits.

Kaye and I are going.  We will leave on Thursday 16th September and arrive in Goulburn on Friday 17th.  We will be going in convoy with the South Australian competitors (Duane and Neil).  If you would like to join us for a fun filled few days, please call me on 0407 286 194.

If you would like to see a similar event, the Victorians are running an All Triumph Challenge at Winton on 14th and 15th August.

Lawrie Placing

2500S spotted for sale on Magill Rd

Sunday, May 23rd, 2021

Hi all

This white ‘S’ is for sale outside the antique shop at 167 Magill rd.

Looks very straight and has o/d manual.

Call Patrick 0421901075

 

Phil

TSOA WEEKENDER 2021

Friday, March 12th, 2021

TSOA WEEKENDER

MAY 21st to MAY 23rd

MID NORTH EVENT

Accommodation – John Pirie Motor Inn – Superior Rooms.

Places we are visiting:

Sea Squadron Wallaroo  TBC

RSL Military Museum – Pt Pirie

PADARC Car Club – Pt Pirie

Jacks Large model cars and trucks – Jamestown

Charlene’s Quilting Shop – Jamestown

Discovery Centre – Gladstone- history of the area, and tastings

Gladstone Gaol – maybe closing this year

Ossies Homestead, Gulnare (working farm) Damper & billy tea

Claymore Wines, Leasingham – curated tasting of the current range with 10% discount on wine purchases

Meet: Friday 22nd May:

OTR Bolivar (859 Pt Wakefield Road Bolivar)

8.45am for a 9.00am Departure

Cost:  $200.00 pp (with club subsidy of $50 members) twin share

Individual and Children’s Rates –by negotiation.

Contact Margie/Bill 0438836837

Socially Speaking – March 2021

Monday, February 22nd, 2021

Socially Speaking for March 2021

Eleven people attended the Breakfast Run, to Bethany.  It was a lovely day despite the low numbers, and Alex and Sue won the best breakfast, as they had their grandchildren with them, and had extra breakfasts to cook! Congratulations.  It was great to see Tony Rutter join us at Bethany, following his many months of lockdown in Western Australia.  Dean and Lisa joined us at Bethany with their Caravan, after staying at Tanunda.

Thanks to Dean and Lisa who assisted with the Super at the meeting after our  late apologies for the meeting.

We hope to have details of the weekender soon to publish.

The day of Triumph is next month, so I hope we have a great turn out for that.

Bill and Margie

Motor Sport Success!!!

Sunday, February 21st, 2021

Hot off the Presentation earlier today at the MSCA “Picnic and 2020 Trophy Presentation Day” held at the Virgara Wines lovely shaded grounds at Angle Vale, is the fantastic news that our intrepid Super Sprint drivers Neil Martin and Duane Kaak both WON their respective Competition Class awards for the 2020 year!

Congratulations you two – you do our TSOA SA Club and the Triumphs we love proud!

 

President’s Report – Jan / Feb 2021

Wednesday, January 27th, 2021

PRESIDENT’S REPORT – JANUARY 2021

Julie and I will be away for February visiting our daughters’ families in Melbourne and celebrating 3 birthdays, 1 birth and Chinese New Year.  We are driving over and hope that at the end of February we can get back into SA without having to quarantine.   The Committee will keep the Club running smoothly and Vice President Ian Rigby has kindly consented to chairing the February meeting.

Since November we have had 4 official Club functions, the Christmas Social, the after-Christmas Run, the informal January Club meeting and our traditional Ice-cream Run.   These have all been well attended with no forced cancellations, so things are looking up!!

During the Christmas/New Year break the Committee started planning for a return to more normal activities.   Supper (Covid-Safe) is on again and Bill and Margie have prepared the Club’s event Calendar for 2021 out to the end of May (see this FasTRak).  Several cancelled events from 2020 feature in the program.  So some exciting stuff is coming up including Valentine’s Day, the Breakfast Run, the long-awaited Observation Run and our May Weekender.

And mentioning Club Runs, are the photos below of early 1950’s Club Runs in the UK?  No! – too many people?  – too much sunshine?  Yes, you are right!  They were taken at Le Mans where the Standard Triumph Team was well represented.  A member with Coventry connections supplied the photos.

 

Condolences were sent to Mike Temby and his family following the passing of his wife Trina, just before Christmas.  Mike and his family were great supporters of the Club, Mike is a past President (2015/16) and was largely responsible for initiating and successfully managing the most recent review of our Constitution.  The family moved to Queensland 3 to 4 years ago

In early January I sent an email, entitled “Your Club”, to a number of members seeking to personally encourage greater involvement in club activities, rather than just enjoying the benefits of historic registration.  This was done with conviction, but some trepidation and I have been encouraged by the responses I have received so far.

It does seem clear that

  • members could benefit by greater communication between each other (this needs to be self-driven) and
  • some members are reluctant to get more involved because they don’t have a driveable Triumph. This is no barrier to attending meetings or coming on Club runs!  Whilst we encourage driving your Triumph, you can come to events in your family car.

And the following comments received are worth repeating:

  • “When I feel confident the car will handle a 1,000 km round trip (from Mt Gambier) with touring in between and not leave me red faced at the side of the road, half-way there, I’ll certainly be coming to some events.”                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
  • “Unfortunately, our Stag is stuck in a container in Singapore (on its way from Yorkshire). We will join you on an event as soon as we are able.”

  • Thanks for the email…and yes, we should all try a bit harder to get more involved…that said, I am sure the efforts of those who do the heavy lifting are appreciated by all!

These are just a fraction of the views that members have but they certainly consolidate my confidence in the continuing value of the Club.

I wish all members a happy New Year.  Enjoy your February and see you again in March.

Kind regards,

Peter Davidge (President)

Quick Calendar – Lots of events coming up!!!

Wednesday, January 27th, 2021

June

Sunday June 27th MSCA Super Sprint, Mallala

July

Sunday 18th         Mid-Year Christmas and Presentation of Trophies from All Triumph Day

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

Legends of the Lake

Wednesday, November 4th, 2020

Or Legends of Latte’s? Legend of Lunch?

Neil Martin, Bryan Young & myself had a fun & fast 3 day event at Mt Gambier last weekend. Yes, we had time for Coffee & Lunch, we sure mastered that, but we all set new Personal Best times up the hillside around the famous blue lake district.

A video of one of my sessions is on YouTube. Search for “Duane Kaak Legends of the Lake” and you will find it. Not my fastest but the best one that you can make out a bit of the road. A local Stag also competed, bringing the Total Triumphs represented to 4, more than many other marques and models. The cars performed brilliantly with Neil’s TR7 V8 the only car needing a repair that couldn’t be fixed with gaffa tape or a coat hanger. I’m sure you will hear about it at an upcoming event soon.