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President’s Report – March 2020

Thursday, February 13th, 2020

   President report:  March 2020.

As prior reported, I will be away for the February meeting so this is a short report on following from the last few weeks and  All British day.

Once again it was a great turn out and all but one entrant turning up for the display. Alongside and with the Stag clubs 22 registered we had 27 Triumphs, a V12 E Type Jaguar, and one Mini on display.

There were several more across the field joining other clubs but at the end of the day it was our very own Noel and Cindy Schmidt who blitzed the field once again with the TR3 and took out “Best Vehicle” and was awarded the honor by Jeremy Cordeaux, so go Triumph.

As a follow up to displaying our cars I previously mentioned a vote we ran at the presentation dinner last year. The results of this are as follows after asking tthose that attended where it should be in 2020.

Semaophore :    4 votes.

Glenelg:               17 votes

Modbury:            20 votes

Other:                   14 Votes 7 of these were the Birdwood Museum with a few scattered elsewhere

So this decision will now go to the committee and final acceptance before I start this year’s process.

The second part of the voting I asked for 2021 possibly having this at the “All British day” 42 voted Yes and 13 were No.

Seemed like a good idea especially for me as with the Nationals later in the year having the event early with all infrastructures taken care off, the only detail I would have discussed would be subsidizing the entry cost.

After looking over the field this time there were cars that normally go to that display missing so I’m not sure if it would be fair to do this or take the risk and go with it. That being said we got more cars on display at all British than we typically have had over the past few years for the display event. We would certainly have different winners.

This will be another committee decision based on what we have seen from the voting and the day this year.

The other detail up for review is the display day presentation dinner. We have a date set but at this stage we are negotiating a location.

Who ventured out on Monday the 10th for “drive your Triumph Day” I took the mother in law to her appointment in the morning so treat for her in the TR6 her first time in the car. Once dropped off I couldn’t resist a little run in the hills then back to our local park. Even with the car still dusty from the Sunday event I will still post up the picture.

driveyourtriumphday@gmail.com,

Best regards for now.

Ian Rigby

President

Minutes – General Meeting 19/11/19

Sunday, November 24th, 2019

MINUTES – TSOA GENERAL MEETING 19/11/19  

 

Meeting Opened at 8:00   

 

  1. Welcome:
    • Apologies: John Wood, Dean & Marg Bogisch, Wayne & Carolyn Byrne, Peter & Julie Davidge.

 

  • Guests/Visitors/New Members: Guests – Garry Blucher (Stag Owners Club); Dean Hosking (Talk on Goodwood Revival Festival UK). New Member, Darryl Champion 2500S.

 

  • Previous Minutes: Proposed be accepted as accurate by David Stephens, seconded by Neil Martin.

 

  1. Presidents Report – Ian Rigby

2.1 Welcome Back to those members who attended WA Nationals. Alex Smithson has submitted a great report in last Fastrack and the Team SA Red Polo Shirts certainly looked great.

2.2 Received an email encouraging all Triumph owners to drive their Triumph on Monday Feb 10th 2020, in memory of John Black. Take a photo and share it on email, social media.

2.3 Sunday’s Day Of Triumph was a great event. Sincere thanks to Aarrand Ellery who was first to arrive and last to leave. Trophies are being engraved ready for the Presentation Dinner on November 30th. FHMC supported the event with grounds hire, thanks also to Dino & Lisa for discount at Caffe Primo.

2.4 Bill Berlemon thanked Ian Rigby on behalf of all TSOA Members for all his efforts in preparation and also on the Day of Triumph to help make it a successful event.

 

  1. 3. Secretary’s Report – Duane Kaak

3.1 Thanks to Stag Owners Club for assisting with Judging. Duane will attend their next meeting to thank them formally.

3.2 Usual Club Magazines and Shannon’s Auction catalogue received. Received Cheque from FHMC also for DOT Grounds hire fee.

3.3 Birdwood Motor Museum are offering all registered car club members and their passenger’s free entry to the venue from January 1st, 2020. Suggested Club event be arranged.

3.4 Duane did not take his Stag over to Victoria to participate in the Melbourne Cup parade as Triumphs were cancelled last minute by Lexus.

3.5 Expressions of interest are sought for TR7/8 convertible owners to drive their cars in a Formula 1 Parade next year.

 

  1. Treasurer’s Report – Alex Smithson

4.1 Over $52,000 in all bank accounts, $50 less than last month. Although money has been banked for Presentation Dinner, the annual insurance cost has been paid.

4.2 Have achieved Budget for Subscriptions for this financial year already.

 

  1. Social Report – Ian Rigby

5.1 Presentation Dinner, must pay and register tonight, currently 64 people attending. Starts 6:30pm for pre dinner subsidised drinks

5.2 Dean Berlemon has arranged the after Christmas Run to Mt Compass Hotel on Dec 29th. Meet Victoria Hotel, “Top o Taps” at 10am.

5.3 January’s usual Fish & Chip/Icecream run is likely to be different this year, event to be held on Sat 18th Jan, 2020.  Bill Berlemon volunteered to arrange the typical run to Noonies if there was no success with the new planned event.

5.4 Looking for a Volunteer to arrange a run in March, ideally 15th and Birdwood Museum was suggested as a destination.

 

  1. Competition Report – Neil Martin

6.1 WA Nationals had 3 participants, Duane Kaak in 2000 Saloon, and Neil & Roger Lange double entered Neils TR7 V8. Neil was fastest outright Triumph in both events. No National Competitions Trophy was awarded.

6.2 MSCA Vic is hosting an event at The Bend on June 7th 2020. Will be 56 places open to SA members and it will be held on the International Circuit (Same as Supercars) TSOA will be asked to assist with Marshalls for the event.  MSCA SA also due to hold an event at The Bend on the East Circuit later in 2020.

6.3 Neil has entered the Modern Regularity event this weekend, Duane is still repairing his car.

 

  1. Library ReportGreg Page

7.1 Thanks to Bill Berlemon for caretaking the library in his absence

7.2 Lots in the library and would like to loan some out.

 

  1. Regalia Report – Sue Smithson

8.1 The Team SA Red Polo shirt looked excellent at the Nationals, plan is to add NSW 2020 to the sleeve for those attending that event.

8.2 Apologies for September meeting price quote of $25 for Triumph Model T-Shirts, cost is $30 each. Have TR6, TR7 and Stag.

8.3 Tonight’s special is Black S/S polo shirts for $34, usually $38.

8.4 Still have sunshades available for only $5.

 

  1. Fastrak Editor’s Report

9.1 Ian Rigby will ask Editors to produce one more edition this year.

9.2 Alex Smithson stated he is aware some members are receiving multiple copies and has a solution to avoid it next time.

 

  1. Website Report – Roger Lange

10.1 The Website is the Clubs websites, not Rogers, so the onus is on the members to supply articles and photos etc.

 

  1. Conditional Registration Report – Ian Rigby

11.1 Attended the FHMC meeting recently.

11.2 Still have a trickle of books being received that requiring stamping/updating.

 

  1. All British Day – Geoff Ellis

12.1 Entries are now closed with 840 entrants. Some TSOA members missed the deadline so it was asked for anyone unable to attend to offer their gate pass to another TSOA member.

12.2 ABD are meeting at the oval on Thursday to map out which clubs will park where.

12.3 British High Commissioner is due to attend. SA Governor General has declined due to another commitment.

12.4 Jeremy Cordeaux as Parton of the event will promote it through his media contacts.

12.5 Stag Owners Club will park with TSOA and their vehicles are due to be listed against their club in the magazine, not the TSOA like last year.

 

  1. Guest Speakers

13.1 Garry Blucher advised the Stag Owners Club and Triumph Car Club of Victoria are planning an event in the June 2020 Long weekend, based at Hahndorf. TSOA members are also welcome to attend. They will reconsider the itinerary now to look into visiting The Bend.

13.2 Garry spoke of how he had a request for Engineering for the 3.9L Rover Engine in his Stag. After supplying evidence of Warranty replacement of 4.4L Leyland Engines and other technical data, Service SA agreed to Roadworthy inspection only. A copy of this correspondence is available through Duane Kaak if anyone requires it.

13.3 Dean Hosking presented a photo slide show of his recent trip to Goodwood Revival Meeting and discussed the large variety of cars and other related activities for all to enjoy.

 

  1. Raffle

14.1 Box of Chocolates won each by Lisa Macleod and Mark Russell.

 

  1. Parts or Cars For Sale or Wanted.

15.1 Ian Rigby is travelling to QLD this weekend to collect a large number of 2500S parts from a 130,000km car.

15.2 Roger Lange donated a large number of Car Magazines for members to take home.

 

 

  1. Supper.

Thanks to Peggy Argent and Duane Kaak

 

17         Meeting Closed:           9:10pm

All Triumph Challenge 2019 – Winton

Sunday, August 25th, 2019

See some of the action from this year’s All Triumph Challenge held at Winton in August . . . Neil Martin’s in-car camera – https://youtu.be/2DaBomP46oY

“We got us a Convoy”

Sunday, August 20th, 2017

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.

Come and Try Hillclimb – Collingrove

Monday, June 26th, 2017

4th June 2017

Regular TSOA members will know that Neil has done a lot of recent work to his car, small things here and there to get it to rev faster, smoother and handle better, resulting in new Personal Bests at Mallala. His motivation is to keep ahead of me. When I first joined him at Mallala 5 years ago, he was slower than my PB now.

If Neil’s changes would result in a faster Hillclimb time was yet to be proven, then the opportunity arose to participate in the Sporting Car Clubs Come & Try day. Neil didn’t have to twist my arm too hard to join in, Roger also had his arm twisted and the 3 of us entered the recent Sunday event.

We all know it has been a cold start to winter. The official forecast for Springton was -1 overnight. Imagine living in that tree! So as I got up that morning, I donned my thermals before my race attire and I set off at 6:30ish to top up the fuel in my TR7 and met Neil at his place to travel in convoy along some of our favourite twisty roads up & over Tea Tree Gully and beyond. My car had warmed up by Neil’s house and I was thankful I had racing gloves to wear to brave the very cold morning.

Some spirited driving ensued, up through the hills, and shortly before Chain of Ponds, I spied some fancy LED lights, synonymous with Audi, in my rear view (yes, I was chasing Neil again) and Roger joined in our TSOA convoy as the ambient temperature dropped around us. Through Birdwood at 50km/h I nearly had to pull over to call the RAA due to my car underheating. I never thought I’d ever need antifreeze living in Australia until that point. My body was frozen through several layers of clothes, the heater useless and my driving came from the knee as I lost feeling in my toes and feet. I found out later the gauge in Roger’s Audi RS3 reported it as minus 4.5degrees.  Brr.

But spare a thought for the couple of guys who tailed us from Mt Pleasant, making the journey from the City in a Clubman. No roof, no side windows. My TR7 suddenly felt like an oasis.

But clear skies and no breeze made way for an absolutely beautiful winter day at Collingrove. I made sure I was basking in the sun like a lizard on a rock and soon was ready to have some fun.

The day was very well run, beginning with not your ordinary slow orientation drive up the track, but a free go, straight up, so we could feel how it would be at a realistic pace for the day. I cruised up at 47 seconds. Neil and Roger about  42 seconds each.

We all got 4 more runs and plenty of time to talk to strangers about Triumphs and with each other about how to get across the finish line the fastest, comparing times etc. Dave Wilson made a visit in his Saloon to add a Triumph to the spectators car park.

My best time for the day was 41.3 seconds. A PB for me, 5 years ago, the best I managed was 43.5 You can view my quickest 3 laps on YouTube through this link.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lc73I7O-5wo&t=107s

We were all ready for one more run at the end of the day, but it ended abruptly as all runs were completed. We all had big grins on our faces anyway. Neil got a new PB, and of course it was Rogers PB being the first Competitive event in the Audi.

And of course, we knew we had the drive home ahead, now with feeling in fingers and toes, through the twisty bits at more than the recommended speeds through the bends on warmed up tyres and roads. Smiles all round.

Duane Kaak

Neil Martin’s TR7V8

Sunday, June 25th, 2017

My Car. Photo taken by Duane at the Legends of the Lake hillclimb, Mount Gambier, last year.

Log in

Tuesday, June 6th, 2017

Thanks Roger, Didn’t know this existed so will visit more often

Quick Calendar of Events – June to August

Monday, May 29th, 2017

 

JULY

Sat/Sun 1st/2nd              Super Sprint & All Triumph Race/Regularity Wakefield Park Goulbourn

Wed 12th                          Mid Week Run meet The Pavillion Greenhill Rd from 9.45am departing 10.30am

Sun 16th                           MSCA Super Sprint

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

Sun 23rd                           Christmas in July meet Burnside Town Hall Carpark 9.45am for 10.00am departure

Tues 25th                         Informal Lunch – Cafe Buongiorno Mitcham 12.00 noon

Sun 30th                           Modern Regularity C/Championship Mallala

AUGUST

Tues 15th                         AGM Sporting Car Club King William Road Unley 8.00pm

Sun 20th                           “No Sheet” Run meet Civic Park 10.00am

Sun 27th                           MSCA Super Sprint

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