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President’s Report – April 2019

Saturday, April 20th, 2019

President report April 2019

Like to remind everyone again that the date for club membership is fast approaching and you need to get your log books up dated. If you can’t get to the next 2 club meetings then please contact either of the club registration delegates. Their contact details are on the web in the committee section. Remember this year’s membership is $60 if you get in by the due date.

We are looking for someone to take on Kevin’s role. If you are interested we are happy to have names put forward and I’m sure Kevin, Colin or Stuart will assist settling in. Have a chat when you are getting the paper work signed this year.

Socially Speaking:

With the MSCA 6 hour event upon us on 5th May, any help at the track is always welcome and I’m sure that Duane, Neil and Roger would be happy to have you get involved. Lunch and morning tea is provided along with a great days racing. I’ll miss it this year so putting it out for others to help out.

We also had a few spots left for the Weekender on 25th and 26th of May but as this goes to print that might no longer be the case. If you are interested give Bill or Margie a call ASAP and if you don’t have their contact details give me a call.

We have been actively looking into a new location for this year’s Xmas / presentation dinner. As discussed prior, we have now selected on what we consider a great substitution. Costings will be presented soon but for your consideration between now and the 30th November check out “The Edinburgh Hotel.” The date is now set and the format is similar with club sponsored pre dinner drinks prior. We have pulled the date back a little as we know December is quite busy for some and 2 weeks after the display day it gives me time to arrange the trophies. Also for those that are travelling to this year’s Nationals in Perth they should be settled back in to S.A by then.

I will be away for the May meeting, sorry no report from me but im sure that those holding the fort can get everyone up to date. I will however catch up with everyone on the next run to “The Bend” on the 16th June for the MSCA super sprint and the June meeting.

This year’s AGM will again have all positions open so have a think about getting involved and support the club from a different perspective.

Best regards for now

Ian Rigby

President

Minutes from General Meeting held 19th March 2019

Sunday, March 24th, 2019

 Minutes – TSOA SA GENERAL MEETING 19th MARCH 2019

 Meeting Opened at 8:02pm     

 Welcome:

  • Apologies: Geoff Ellis, Andy Hill, P & J Davidge, Neil Martin, John Wood, Bill Galer, D & M Bogisch, Bob Cini, Fay Esau, Peter Myhill, Greg Page, David Stephens.
  • Guests/Visitors/New Members: New Member – Peter Spalding – Spitfire
  • Previous Minutes: Accepted without alteration Proposed by Alex Smithson, seconded by John Tuohy.

 Presidents Report – Ian Rigby

  • David Stephens (Vice president) is due to stand in next month due to Ian being away.
  • Committee discussed the coming years budget tonight, Treasurer will talk more on that later in the meeting.
  • It is our turn to host the TSOA Nationals in 2021 and people are sought to join a sub committee.See Ian or secretary if interested.
  • Ashbourne Run on the weekend was well attended, great run and lots of Triumph cars joined the run.
  • The upcoming weekender and social events have been granted some additional funding and subsidies.

Secretary’s Report – Duane Kaak

  • We received 2 new applications for membership, 1 new member has a GT6, the other a TR6.
  • A small volume of other club magazines also received and FHMC minutes received which have been passed on to Historic Registration officers for review.
  • Stag Owners Club has invited all TSOA members to participate or spectate at their Annual “Herding of the Stags” on March 31st.
  • The Nationals in WA this year is now fully booked, names being taken for a stand by list.

 Treasurer’s Report – Alex Smithson

  • Balance in bank is $44,606 with very few transactions occurring since last month.
  • The 2019/2020 Budget was presented to committee and approved. Due to no printed Trak costs, a surplus is likely for this current financial year.
  • Full member subscriptions for the coming financial year will be reduced to $65, with a $5 discount if paid by June 30, 2019. All other member fees unchanged. Renewals will be sent via email with an SMS message to mobile phones to alert members to look out for it.

Social Report – Peggy Argent

  • 32 people attended the run on Sunday 17th to Ashbourne and most dressed in green theme. John Tuohy was awarded best dressed prize.
  • 10th April is a mid week run to Langhorne Creek, leaving 11am from the Pavilion on corner Greenhill and Glynburn roads.
  • 14th April is a BYO Picnic lunch run in the McLaren Vale area, meeting at the McLaren Vale visitor centre at 10am for coffee. Centre is not open until 10am so don’t arrive too early.
  • Volunteers are needed to fill the supper roster this year. See Margie Berlemon, Peggy Argent or Sue Gibson if you can help.
  • Entertainment books are again for sale. See Margie Berlemon to order a physical book, or the app can be purchased online.
  • The annual weekender has 22 people registered but can accommodate up to 40. $115 per person with great value to be had due to club subsidy.

 Competition Report – Duane Kaak

  • Neil has submitted report via email to Duane due to him working interstate.
  • Duane and Neil competed in a Modern Regularity event on 24th Feb but didn’t achieve great results due to extreme hot temperature. Duane reported he achieved 10th in 2 events, ahead of Neil each time.
  • Neil walked the Superloop 500 track at a brisk pace of 30 minutes.
  • Bruce Pollock from WA joined Neil at the Phillip Island Classic Festival of Motorsport. Neil achieved a new personal best time of 2min 4 sec and a top speed of 203 km/h.
  • MSCA Supersprint on March 17th had no Triumphs entered but Roger Lange and Richard Sutherland attended.
  • Next regularity event is 31st March and also has a “come and try” component, see Duane if interested.
  • The annual Anzac historic event at Mallala will see some Victorian Triumphs participate alongside Neil and Andy Ansell. These cars and owners are likely to stay in SA for the 6 Hour regularity event the following weekend.
  • Helpers are needed for the Annual MSCA 6 Hour Relay on 5th May at Mallala.

Library ReportBill Berlemon

  • Open for business tonight.

 Regalia Report – Sue Smithson

  • Polo shirts were offered to members at a special price of $25 tonight.
  • All the other items are on display and there is a large range to choose from.
  • Sue suggested people attending the WA Nationals might like to purchase a new shirt to wear to that event.

Newsletter Report – Position Vacant

  • If you have anything to include please submit it to Ian Rigby or Marg & Dean Bogisch

Website Report – Roger Lange

  • A Classified enquiry was received via the website for Tony Rutters TR4.
  • Photos on the website are easily able to be downloaded and printed by members if desired.

Conditional Registration Report – Kevin Foster

  • Nothing to report

 General Business

  • Bill Berlemon advised he is arranging a Rowley Park Speedway reunion on 14th April at 10am, see Bill for details.
  • John Tuohy asked why the Day Of Triumph was being held at Modbury Civic Park again. Ian Rigby advised due to lower cost, ease of dealing with the council, better eating and shopping nearby and better toilet facilities. Ian is open to any feedback or suggestions on future locations for this event.
  • The feedback sheet completed at last month’s meeting has given the Social Secretaries and Committee good insight for planning future events. Peggy Argent will look to circulate the results.

Cars or Parts For Sale or Wanted.

  • A GT6 in reasonable or better condition is sought by ‘David Allington’ See Ian Rigby for details.
  • A 2500TC in Blanchetown is for sale at $2,500, Silver with red interior. See Roger Lange for details.

Raffle

Won by Kym Millard.

 Cars on Stage

  • Andrew Pickles displayed his Stag. He has owned it for approximately 2 years and had local businesses Rowell & Searle, AAA Exhaust and Don Eldred work on the vehicle. A Weber carby has been fitted.

Supper

  • Thanks to Peggy Argent/Sue Gibson & Natalie Farrell.

 

Meeting Closed:           8:57pm

Guess who’s got a new project?

Wednesday, July 4th, 2018

“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