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Day of Triumph 2023 – Report and Results

Thursday, November 23rd, 2023

Our Day of Triumph was held at Civic Park on Sunday 15th October 2023. While the weather wasn’t especially kind we
had 20 entrants and an extra 13 cars on display.
Winners on the day were:
Overall: Trevor Hawkins (TR4A)
Second Overall: Roger Lange (TR7V8)
Third Overall: Lisa Vettese (Stag)
Michelotty Trophy (TR4,4A & 5): Trevor Hawkins
Register Trophy (TR2,3,3A,3B): Colin Baldock
Harris Mann Trophy (Tr7/8): Roger Lange
Concours
TR2/3/3A/3B: Colin Baldock (TR2)
TR4/4A/5/250: Trevor Hawkins (TR4A)
TR7/8: Roger Lange
Stag: Lisa Vettese
Dolomite: Ian Burman
Saloon: Ian Rigby
Pride of Ownership
TR4/4A/5/250: David Stephens (TR5)
TR6: David Marlow
TR7/8: Dean Bogisch
Spitfire/GT6: Nathan Parkes (Spitfire)
Stag: Chris Marshall
Saloon: Rod Hanna
Big thanks to everyone who helped on the day, especially our judges and those of you who brought your cars.
Special Thanks to Ian Rigby for all of his help and support, Marg and Dean Bogisch for their great clerical skills and
my wife Lisa, who without her secretarial skills, none of this would have happened. Also, thanks again to Dino and
Lisa Vittese who provided a subsidised breakfast or lunch for members at Café Primo – all the reports indicated
breakfast was delicious.
Dean Berlemon
2023 DOT Organiser

Blast From The Past

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2022

Found these photos recently. I believe it to be a TSOA show from about 1977 or so. I am pretty sure  the TR2 RPN843 belonged to a friend of mine Robin Heath while we were doing our engineering degree at the time. It was my introduction to TRs and most of the reason I own one today once I realised that an XK140 was unlikely to happen. Still happy with my choice.

 

Day of Triumph 2022

Monday, February 28th, 2022

Day of Triumph 2022

It’s on again the TSOA annual DAY OF TRIUMPH.

Polish the chrome and get ready to be judged.

This year’s event will again be at Civic Park Modbury
SUNDAY 3rd of April

Cars need to be in place early and can’t be removed until the end of the
event at 3pm for safety reasons. Gates open around 8.30am

The rules and scoring are the same as prior years and it will be the point score
that wins you the trophy. However due to low numbers over the past years, cars
may be grouped for judging.

The car needs to support the class and score ranking it has been entered into.

I will need a lot of help again from several people on the day who have an
eye for detail, especially Concours.

Please join me and many others on the day.

Apologies: It was flagged earlier that the event would be at the rotunda at the park in Adelaide but unfortunately the council pulled out at the last minute due to ground works.

Ian Rigby 0417085083

Day of Triumph 2021

Sunday, March 28th, 2021

After months of planning and a cancelled event last year, we were finally able to run the TSOA Display day. Traditionally this event runs towards the end of the year but it was decided by the committee to run it during the autumn months. This is good for me regarding the trophies as I typically only get a few weeks to sort that part of the process out. Less stress this year on A-Class.

With the current global issue, most councils were not permitting the use of their grounds but thankfully, an 11th hour call back to the Modbury council gave us the go ahead to use the grounds.

My concern during set up in the morning was that there were several other car shows being held on the same day and the short notice of our event could possibly have had an impact. It was pleasing to see the turnout of 40 or so cars across the full range of the Marque.

Several notifications for the day.

The judges were a great support to me once again. I had several that had not done this before for us so thank you to all of those that supported this crucial part of the event.

The federation also sponsored us. They allowed my last minute request for a grant, so again, free for the club.

Café Primo also supported with a meal deal and several took advantage of this during the day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The event also allowed for a more general presentation of the club and I was able to help with three more cars added to the Historical Rego scheme, a TR6 presented on the day for sale. I had a call later that night regarding the car and was informed the day after that it had SOLD. Great result for the owner. We had a few interested people wanting more details on the club and a lot of interest from the public.

So onto the results: We had five cars enter Concours and a further 23 enter Pride of ownership. Several other cars were on display but not entered for judging. Total count 40 cars all up.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Outright winner : Roger Lange with the yellow Dolomite Sprint.

Concours d’Elegance

First place:           Roger Lange                       Dolomite Sprint               and Overall winner.

Second place:      David Stephens:                 TR2

Third place:         Richard Sellers                   TR8

Marque results.

TR2 / 3                  David Stephens               also recipient – Register Trophy

TR4 / 5                  Ian Burman                      also recipient – Michelotti Trophy

TR6                        No Entries

TR7 / 8                  Richard Sellers                also recipient – Harris Mann Trophy

Stag                        No Entries

Saloon:                  Bob Cini

Dolomite:             Roger Lange

Spitfire / GT6      No Entries

Master Class:   2500TC                  John Tuohy

Pride of Ownership

TR2 /3                   Vic Neave

TR4 / 5                 Bob Kretschmer

TR6                        Trevor Hawkins

TR7 / 8                  Bob Farrell

Spitfire / GT6       Nathan Parkes

Stag                         Duane Kaak

Saloon                    Roger Lange

Dolomite                Bob Cini

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So for next year.

I am open to submissions of venue and also for any ideas that may be added or changed. It’s a difficult day trying to make sure that all cars are correctly represented and nothing gets missed, as it does on occasions but we always check and try to make sure we get it right. I lay out all of the documents again when I get home and do a double check.

After hosting this event for several years, I’m now wondering if anyone would be willing to take on the challenge and run the event for themselves. Naturally, I would be in full support until you were fully in tune with running the programme.

Regards

Ian Rigby

DAY OF TRIUMPH 2021

Friday, March 5th, 2021

Polish those spokes, black the wheels and vacuum the carpets

    get ready to be judged or just come for the display.

      It’s FINALLY on again the TSOA annual DAY OF TRIUMPH.

       SUNDAY             21st March

Cars need to be in place early and can’t be removed until the end of the event at 3pm for safety reasons. Gates open around 8.30 am

The rules and scoring are the same as prior years and it will be the point score that wins you the trophy. The car needs to support the class and score ranking it has been entered into.

I will need a lot of help from several people on the day that have an eye for detail. We hopefully have a few in Master Class if they can be rolled out from under the covers.

In the event of a tie, for any category, I will ask several of the more knowledgeable in the group to cast their eye over the cars to come up with the ultimate winner. The decision will be based on an agreed approach that would be around overall presentation and as close to original as possible.

I hope to see a full field across all types of Triumphs so Please join me on the day.

Ian Rigby  0417085083

 

 

2019 Day of Triumph

Monday, September 23rd, 2019

Information regarding Judging for Concours and Pride of Ownership

Concours Section
All cars must be driven onto the judging site (except competition vehicles which may be trailered).
Entrants must score a minimum of 70% of the total points available in presentation section to be eligible for a Class or Outright trophy.
Standard classes will be – TR2/3/3A/3B, TR4/4A/5, TR6, TR7/8, Stag, Saloon, Dolomite, Spitfire/GT6, Herald/Vitesse, Pre 54 and Competition Classes may be split/combined depending on the number of entrants in each Class. This will be determined by DOT Officials on the day.
Judges will award points for each car up to a maximum of 750 possible points in 5 judging sections as follows –
. Exterior (170 points) – if convertible, the soft top must be erected and any tonneau/s displayed
. Engine bay (140 points)
. Underside (100 points)
. Wheels & tyres/boot (170 points) – boot must be left open or at least unlocked, with spare wheel, tools etc available for judging
. Interior (170 points)
Cars will NOT be judged on originality except in the event of a tie when the cars will be marked out of 250 points in accordance with the Concours table.
In the event of a tie “originality” for each model shall be broadly determined as any equipment or manufacturing (i.e. official works modifications) produced by the original car manufacturer or an approved option available for that model.

Masters Class
Cars that win their Class for 3 years running, or win outright for 2 years running, will be placed in a Masters Class and are ineligible to enter the standard Concours Classes for 2 years. Masters Class Awards will be given to all Masters Class cars in attendance.

Trophies
Trophies will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd Overall place getters on the day. The Register Trophy (TR2/3/3A and 3B), The Michelotti Trophy (TR4/4A/5) and The Harris Mann Trophy (TR7/8), will be awarded to the highest points achieved in that Class. Where the winner is also the winner of a Concours Class only one personal trophy will be awarded.
Trophies will be awarded to 1st place only if 3 or fewer cars are entered in a Class and 1st and 2nd place if 4 or more cars are entered.

Pride of Ownership Section
Entrants will be scored on presentation only (originality will not be considered)
Judging will follow the processes outlined in the Concours section, except the underside will not be considered. Standard classes will be – TR2/3/3A/3B, TR4/4A/5, TR6, TR7/8, Stag, Saloon, Dolomite, Spitfire/GT6, Herald/Vitesse, Pre-54, and competition.
Restoration projects may be considered depending on what is presented on the day.
Classes may be split/combined depending on the number of entrants in each Class – to be determined by DOT Officials on the day.
Masters Class cars are ineligible to enter POO section until 2 years after their Masters Class qualification.
Trophies will be awarded to Class winners only.

 

Day of TRiumph 2019

Monday, September 23rd, 2019

Civic Park will be Open for our display from 8.00am . . . All Cars to be in position by 10am.

We will be joined by the TR Register and The Stag Club on the day.

YOU need to be there to make sure that TSOA has the most number of Triumphs on display!

Information regarding the rules and regulations for the Concours dÉlegance and the Pride of Ownership competitions is available within the “Concours” tab . . . just click on that tab in the right hand column, and all the details are there for you to behold!

Day of Triumph 2018

Monday, October 15th, 2018

 

DAY OF TRIUMPH

Saturday OCTOBER 20th 2018

Wigley Reserve, Glenelg

In conjunction with the TR Register Nationals Show and Shine / Concours

This promises to be a big day for the Triumph marque . . . make it even bigger by being there yourself with your Triumph!

note the date/day – it is a Saturday this year

Information regarding Judging for Concours and Pride of Ownership

Concours Section
All cars must be driven onto the judging site (except competition vehicles which may be trailered).
Entrants must score a minimum of 70% of the total points available in presentation section to be eligible for a Class or Outright trophy.
Standard classes will be – TR2/3/3A/3B, TR4/4A/5, TR6, TR7/8, Stag, Saloon, Dolomite, Spitfire/GT6, Herald/Vitesse, Pre 54 and Competition Classes may be split/combined depending on the number of entrants in each Class. This will be determined by DOT Officials on the day.
Judges will award points for each car up to a maximum of 750 possible points in 5 judging sections as follows –
. Exterior (170 points) – if convertible, the soft top must be erected and any tonneau/s displayed
. Engine bay (140 points)
. Underside (100 points)
. Wheels & tyres/boot (170 points) – boot must be left open or at least unlocked, with spare wheel, tools etc available for judging
. Interior (170 points)
Cars will NOT be judged on originality except in the event of a tie when the cars will be marked out of 250 points in accordance with the Concours table.
In the event of a tie “originality” for each model shall be broadly determined as any equipment or manufacturing (i.e. official works modifications) produced by the original car manufacturer or an approved option available for that model.

Masters Class
Cars that win their Class for 3 years running, or win outright for 2 years running, will be placed in a Masters Class and are ineligible to enter the standard Concours Classes for 2 years. Masters Class Awards will be given to all Masters Class cars in attendance.

Trophies
Trophies will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd Overall place getters on the day. The Register Trophy (TR2/3/3A and 3B), The Michelotti Trophy (TR4/4A/5) and The Harris Mann Trophy (TR7/8), will be awarded to the highest points achieved in that Class. Where the winner is also the winner of a Concours Class only one personal trophy will be awarded.
Trophies will be awarded to 1st place only if 3 or fewer cars are entered in a Class and 1st and 2nd place if 4 or more cars are entered.

Pride of Ownership Section
Entrants will be scored on presentation only (originality will not be considered)
Judging will follow the processes outlined in the Concours section, except the underside will not be considered. Standard classes will be – TR2/3/3A/3B, TR4/4A/5, TR6, TR7/8, Stag, Saloon, Dolomite, Spitfire/GT6, Herald/Vitesse, Pre-54, and competition.
Restoration projects may be considered depending on what is presented on the day.
Classes may be split/combined depending on the number of entrants in each Class – to be determined by DOT Officials on the day.
Masters Class cars are ineligible to enter POO section until 2 years after their Masters Class qualification.
Trophies will be awarded to Class winners only.

2017 Day of Triumph – 12th November

Monday, October 2nd, 2017

Just a few days to go . . . let the TRiumphs shine!
Same rules as normal but for those that are new to the club here they are again and I hope to see a great turn out at Semaphore on the 12th November this year.

2017 TSOA Day of Triumph – Entry Rules
Overall Entry – Concours and Pride of Ownership (POO)

• To be eligible for entry, the owner of the car must be a current financial member of TSOA (SA)
• Entry will not be permitted to those joining/renewing on the day.
• The car must be currently registered (with the exception of Competition and Restoration cars).
• Late entries, i.e. cars arriving after the published judging commencement time, will not be eligible.

Concours Section
• All cars must be driven onto the judging site (except competition vehicles which may be trailered).
• Entrants must score a minimum of 70% of the total points available in presentation section to be eligible for a Class or Outright trophy.
• Standard classes will be – TR2/3/3A/3B, TR4/4A/5, TR6, TR7/8, Stag, Saloon, Dolomite, Spitfire/GT6, Herald/Vitesse, Pre 54 and Competition
• Classes may be split/combined depending on the number of entrants in each Class. This will be determined by DOT Officials on the day.
• Judges will award points for each car up to a maximum of 750 possible points in 5 judging sections as follows –
• Exterior (170 points)
• Engine bay (140 points)
• Underside (100 points)
• Wheels & tyres/boot (170 points)
• Interior (170 points)
• Cars will NOT be judged on originality except in the event of a tie when the cars will be marked out of 250 points in accordance with the Concour table.
• In the event of a tie “originality” for each model shall be broadly determined as any equipment or manufacturing (i.e. official works modifications) produced by the original car manufacturer or an approved option available for that model.

Masters Class
• Cars that win their Class for 3 years running, or win outright for 2 years running, will be placed in a Masters Class and are ineligible to enter the standard Concours Classes for 2 years. Masters Class Awards will be given to all Masters Class cars in attendance.

Trophies
• Trophies will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd Overall place getters on the day.
• The Register Trophy (TR2/3/3A and 3B), The Michelotti Trophy (TR4/4A/5) and The Harris Mann Trophy (TR7/8), will be awarded to the highest points achieved in that Class. Where the winner is also the winner of a Concours Class only one personal trophy will be awarded.
• Trophies will be awarded to 1st place only if 3 or fewer cars are entered in a Class and 1st and 2nd place if 4 or more cars are entered.

Pride of Ownership Section
• Entrants will be scored on presentation only (originality will not be considered)
• Judging will follow the processes outlined in the Concours section, except the underside will not be considered.
• Standard classes will be – TR2/3/3A/3B, TR4/4A/5, TR6, TR7/8, Stag, Saloon, Dolomite, Spitfire/GT6, Herald/Vitesse, Pre-54, and competition.
• Restoration projects may be considered depending on what is presented on the day.
• Classes may be split/combined depending on the number of entrants in each Class – to be determined by DOT Officials on the day.
• Masters Class cars are ineligible to enter POO section until 2 years after their Masters Class qualification.
• Trophies will be awarded to Class winners only.

2017 TSOA Annual Display Day

Thursday, August 3rd, 2017

2017 TSOA Display day
12th November Semaphore Esplanade
Its on again and time to start thinking about polishing and dressing up those Triumphs.
This year we will be at Semaphore just by the public area south of the Steam Train Kiosk.
Entry will be opposite Coppin street and parking on the grassed area for Triumph Owners.
I will need several volunteer judges again and I’m look forward to working with them to pick the best of the best.
We will also be looking for those with pride in their cars and as usual Pride of ownership will be Judged.
Local traders are there for food and drink so No coffee bus will be on site.
You can bring a SMALL shade tent as this year allocation around the outer areas has been included in our display.
This year we have invited the Cadillac LaSalle Club of SA just for an added interest. There are some fine examples of these in SA and it will interesting to see what turns up on the day.
Why Cadillac?
Cadillac was Founded – August 22 in 1902 and has a rich history.
Cadillac is among the oldest automobile brands in the world, second in America only to fellow GM marque Buick. The firm was founded from the remnants of the Henry Ford Motor Company in 1902 and named after Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac. The founder of Detroit Michigan. So build a car and a town why not.
Cadillac was also the first American car to win the Royal Automobile Club of the United Kingdom’s Dewar trophy. This award is for Interchangeability of components just like Triumph.
Back to Triumph.
With the Standard Car Companies purchase of Triumph in 1944 the development of the Triumph 1800 was a solution to keeping the Marque afloat, they began exporting to the US and with the 1800 styling, 3 abreast seating, column gear change and folding dickie seat it was a good fit. Almost the length of Cadillac its features were suited to the American market and renamed the 2000 Roadster after an engine change. After that the rest is history and the models kept coming. Utilizing Jag engines swapped out chassis remake styling and the list goes on. With the Standard Car Companies roots starting not long after Cadillac in 1903 the merging of components and bodies the link is thin but there. That’s how I see it anyway.
So with all that history of different models, astute men with drive to succeed in a competitive market and global success how can we not display that to the public? So it’s worth getting them out from under the covers and onto the road.
This year on SUNDAY the 12 November drive to Semaphore.
Starting time is as usual around 8.30.
Cars need to be in position for judging no later than 10am when judging starts and the cut off for entry.
It’s a pity that during the last 12 months some of the clubs breeds have moved on especially Chuck and Dianne’s black beauty. As it won’t be there this year to take the front row I’m sure we will have a worthy contender. This will be decided on the day so if it takes my eye when you roll in then decision made.
Let’s hope the weather is kind and we get a good turnout.
See you all on the day
Regards
Ian Rigby