Archive for the ‘Members Cars’ Category

Information on TR2

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2022

I was provided with this ad regarding my car when I bought it via the TR register. I was wondering if anyone knows any history on it. I believe Kieran Sims was the owner at this time and sold it to a Melbourne guy. I bought the car in Melbourne through the Healey Factory while living in Victoria and have bought it back to SA


Triumph 2500S Blog Update – More engine and steering work

Tuesday, February 8th, 2022

Glad to see the website is back up and running. I’ve added a few more updates the 2500S blog since it was last available. It’s been sow progress but hopefully it will be back on the road soon.


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



Dolomite Sprint Restoration Completed!

Friday, January 8th, 2021


Sunday, June 21st, 2020

It’s that time of year when a group of us South Aussies would travel to Goulburn NSW for the annual get together of Triumph racers. Rod Chivas found this shot of my GT6 racer in form up from June 2008 . . . brings back lots of memories of the good times we had back then.

1970 White Triumph 2000 Reg ROL 191

Friday, June 19th, 2020

A long shot but do any members know of the whereabouts/fate of a 1970 white Triumph 2000 reg ROL 191? I met a previous owner this week who is curious to know if the car is still around or not and I said I’d ask.

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

Triumph Dolomite Sprint Restoration Update

Thursday, May 28th, 2020

This is the last piece of my Resto jigsaw – the under dash shelf. Had to remake a new one to personal specification that includes front speakers and an oil pressure gauge.

And now fully installed . . .

Triumph vs MG . . . old foes in the same garage!

Friday, May 22nd, 2020

Ian Burman’s new Toy!  A very nice companion for his TR5 . . .

Time to do a little maintenance on the TR8

Tuesday, April 21st, 2020

The fuel sender unit will not read Full when filling the tank.  Need to check the sender unit with the tank empty.

To remove the tank with room to work, the rear axle was removed.

When the fuel pump had been flooding the Carburettors, I fitted an external pump with the plan of fitting an original in-tank pump when I could source one.