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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)

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.

The Bend East Circuit

Wednesday, October 7th, 2020

Thank you to all the Volunteers who assisted with Flag Marshall duties on Sunday. Lunch – what a huge feed! Thanks to Noel for snapping a few pictures of me on the track. Looking forward to sharing the fact that by Round 2 I was faster than Neil 🙂 and RD3 & RD4 he certainly couldn’t catch me as I continued to post better times despite some offs.

Log In

Tuesday, September 29th, 2020

There has been a change to the location of the Log In tab . . . you will now find it much higher up the right hand menu rather than waaay down the bottom.

Hope you like it as much as these guys like getting their Mk1 Saloon airborne!

Competition Report

Tuesday, June 16th, 2020

Hi everyone. Looks as if we might be back on the track next month with Regularity on 12th July and a Sprint on 26th.

I would like to touch briefly on some of my adventures with my TR7V8 so far this year. In March I teamed up with Bruce and Di Pollock for a trip to Phillip Island for the Festival of Speed. Bruce and I competed in Regularity in different divisions. Bruce won his division and I just had fun trying to lower my lap time.(2:04.91).

The Monday after finishing at Phillip Is. was a Vic long weekend and a track day at Sandown. I met Andy Ansell and Max Hayes at the track with their Triumphs. I had not driven at Sandown before so the first stint was a steep learning curve. I enjoyed learning a new track and reducing my lap time each time I went out. I reduced my time from 1:47 to 1:34.52 and I was happy with that. Still not as fast as Max who was a couple of seconds faster.

After I got home I gave my Triumph a quick wash and took her to Black Canvas photographic studio to have her photo taken. This was a very different experience and the results were amazing. I have attached the photos and I think you will agree that she looks good for a 38 year old car.

The weekend that the shutdown started was a MSCA Supersprint at Mallalla. Myself and Duane competed with our TR7V8s and Roger was wearing his MSCA Hat. Trevor Lindsey also turned up for a look. Duane’s car did not want to start for the first event but found a wire had fallen off the starter motor so was able to join a later group. Both of us achieved new PBs.

With competition starting next month, my job list includes an oil change and new rear brake pads.

Looking forward to seeing everyone at our next meeting

Cheers, Neil

President’s Report – March 2020

Monday, March 30th, 2020

President’s report                                                                                                 March 2020

Most would be aware of the recent passing of Arrand Ellery but I was made aware that Vic Neave lost his wife during that week also. TSOA wish all families our condolences at this sad time.

It was a difficult time for all, especially those that Arrand has assisted over the time he has been a member of TSOA. For me personally Arrand was always the first to arrive and last to leave on any event that had cars on display helping me set up and break down and never faltered with his support.

For those that could not attend Arrand’s funeral there were many stories from family and friends that highlighted his life and certainly honoured his strengths and kindness to everyone around him. He will be sadly missed. Lorna now has the little yellow car that he lovingly cared for assigned to her. I’m sure that their son Todd will also have lots of time in the car.

I think everyone would agree that it’s been an interesting and difficult time globally and the impact has strengthened over the past few weeks. We as a club will constantly monitor events with the hope that some normality will occur in the not too distant future. After discussions with the committee I’m now informing all members that:

ALL “Club sponsored runs and meeting’s” will be Cancelled now until further notice.

I’m very conscious about the pending renewal of memberships, upcoming AGM and log book updates and will do what we can to help with these mandatory processes. We have until August to hold the AGM so we will advise closer to the date how this will occur or be affected.

The next issue for members is the continuation of Membership/payments and the updating of log books for members on the historic scheme. I would like to advise that membership invoices for the next financial year will be sent out soon, so that these can be done prior to log book renewals. Different payment options will be available. The new costing’s for next year is reflective of the budget proposed by our treasurer and put to the committee this month. After discussion and acceptance the budget will be disclosed in an upcoming Trak, but I’m sure that all members will be happy with the outcome. For those people that paid more than one year subscription last year, Alex will advise an outcome for those affected and suitable arrangements will be done directly with those members. The new costing is for the 2020 / 2021 financial year only and we don’t consider it’s continuation into the following year.

Log book updating will now only be done this year through the postal process. Unfortunately we cannot provide a one on one at the club. Books need to be posted to the clubs PO Box for collection and processing. We will turn these around as soon as possible. There are now 5 of us available to process books and the team welcomes Graham Dean to the table. Graham now looks after all of the club’s memberships and Historical registrations. Thanks for stepping up to the new challenge.

The recent global concern will now test our continued communication and once we have any news to share we will update everyone with those details. The most pressing will be events planned for later in the year. The nationals next year are well underway with good ground covered so far but this too will need constant communication so we have something to present at this year’s Nationals if they proceed. We are unsure at this time how they will be affected. Hopefully the current issue does not extend until then and the event goes ahead for those going but currently this is at risk and communication is ongoing with their committee.

Now I can finally advise everyone of a bit of good news for a change and it links very closely with the situation we are all in currently. This week I was able to recognise and present Roger Lange with a small token gift from the club in recognition of his ongoing support with the Web. This presentation was planned to happen at the dinner last year, but Roger had other commitments on the night. Since then it’s been a hit and miss so there has been no opportunity to present this to him in the environment where other members are present. Sadly the current conditions still prevent this so here we are electronically thanking him for all of his good work. Now more than ever we look to the web for updates. I’m hopeful that Roger and Cherri enjoy the bottles of red. Good timing too seeing they may restrict purchasing that now also. Cheers Roger and thankyou from all of us at TSOA.

We will still send out general comments through our on line OCC logging tool and phone messaging but as Roger continually mentions the web works for many reasons. Sale of parts, or cars / parts wanted, general stories or updates and membership notices. If you have trouble posting parts for sale etc please contact Roger, Duane or me. We are all here to help.

Please send log books via our PO Box after subscriptions are paid and when required.

Triumph Sports Owners Association SA Inc.

PO Box 192 Glenside SA 5065

Having been away for the past few months, I would like to thank the committee members who kept me informed and supported the club and other members during this time. I did keep in contact as best I could but knew things were well taken care of.

Regards for now and stay safe.

Ian Rigby

President

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