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Socially Speaking Jan / Feb 2021

Wednesday, January 27th, 2021

Socially Speaking for January/February 2021

Happy New Year everyone, and I hope 2021 is a better one for everyone.

Our condolences go to Mike Temby who advised that Trina had passed away late last year, from Cancer. Our thoughts are with Mike, Megan, and Dale during this difficult time.

The end of year social dinner went well with 35 participants, and everyone enjoyed the evening.

Thirty-five people attended the after Christmas Run, which saw us have morning coffee at Uraidla and then onto Hahndorf for lunch – Hahndorf was so busy!! It was great to see some new faces, and a few spitfires on the run.

Congratulations to Roger and Cherri Lange on their 50th Wedding Anniversary in late January.

The Ice Cream Run on the 23rd January, although a hot day, it was pleasant driving along the waterfront with the sun setting.  Twelve cars braved the heat, and we meet 4 members at Noonies for Ice Creams.  It was lovely to see Lorna Ellery join us – she is working on Arrand’s car, and just needs to get the lights fixed, and she will  be on Club  runs in the TR6.

Bill and Margie



British At The Bend

Sunday, January 24th, 2021
Sunday 14th February 2021 
On Sunday, 14 February 2021, The Bend Motorsport Park will play host to a collection of the best British cars, motorcycles and working vehicles, across a themed and multidisciplinary celebration of the finest automotive marques, both past and present.British at The Bend will also feature displays of the latest British cars and motorcycles from manufacturers and dealerships, British food and beverage favourites, including high tea, and other side shows and activities.
What’s On?

Show and Shine 
Held on our expansive motor racing circuit paddock and lawns, the show and shine display is open to all British made and branded cars, motorcycles and working vehicles.  All entries will be grouped via era, make and club (club displays are welcome and encouraged).

Cruise Laps
Open to all cars and motorcycles, multiple sessions will take place throughout the day at controlled speeds on The Bend’s 7.77km GT circuit.

A true test of skill and agility – exactly what British sports cars are known for.  This non-competition event will be held on The Bend Motorsport Park’s irrigated skidpan, where the best of British handling and agility is on display for all to appreciate.

Track Sessions
See British performance or track cars drive at speed around our 3.41km West Circuit, in a non-competition format, over three x 20 minute sessions at the world’s best motor racing facility.

– Display cars $20 (includes admission for all occupants)
– Spectators $10, Children under 15 free
– Cruise laps $15
– Motorkhana $50
– Track sessions $100
– Motorkhana and track sessions $130
Gate Opening Times and Schedule
– Display cars in place from 9:00am
– Spectators from 10.00am
– Track sessions from 10:00am (bump in from 8:30am)
– Motorkhana from 1:00pm
– Cruise laps from 2:00pm

If you are intending to enter this event, and would like to be grouped with other TSOA members to create a Club Display, include this information with your entry and kindly let Club Secretary Duane Kaak know of your plans.

Re TR6 parts for sale in Classifieds – all items sold – thanks for your interest – Colin White

Thursday, August 6th, 2020


Tuesday, July 28th, 2020


Wed 30th               After Christmas Run – see Calendar for details


Sat 23rd                 Ice Cream Run . . . see Calendar for details

Annual Weekender Rescheduled

Wednesday, July 1st, 2020


SEPTEMBER Friday 18TH – 20th 2020


Places we are visiting:

Sea Squadron Wallaroo

RSL Military Museum – Pt Pirie

PADARC Car Club – Pt Pirie

Accommodation – John Pirie Motor Inn – Superior Rooms.

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 and billy tea for morning tea

Claymore Wines – Leasingham – curated tasting of the current range with 10% discount on wine purchases.

Meet Friday 18th September:

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

On Line TSOA Activities

Sunday, April 5th, 2020

Hey fellow Triumph enthusiasts!

With time on our hands being isolated at home for the duration, however long that may be, I am sure a lot of you are out in the garage doing some work on your Triumph that has been waiting for just the right time and your own enthusiasm and inclination.

Well, given that everything is cancelled and we won’t be mixing and mingling for a while, why not share your Triumph story on the club website? Log on, go to the top left hand corner of the Home screen and click on “Dashboard” and then “Posts” and follow your nose. You can even add photos to your post – “Add Media” and give it a go. Have a play! You can’t break it . . .

Contact me if you want same help with anything . . . I’m free, at home, in the garage playing with my Triumphs!

I might even post an update on my own project – now there’s an idea!

Stay sane and healthy people, and always have a cold Corona ready for enjoyment!


Minutes of General Meeting 18/2/20

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020



 Meeting Opened at 8:02pm by Dean Berlemon (Vice President)     

  1. Welcome:
    • Apologies: Andy Hill, Chuck & Dianne Falzon, Peter & Julie Davidge, Natalie & Bob Farrell, Arrand Ellery (Sue Gibson reported he suffered a major heart attack on Sunday 16/02), Kevin Foster, Bill Galler, Ian Rigby, John Woods.
  • Guests/Visitors/New Members: Tim Price (TR4A), Glyn Rippin (Stag), Steven Wheeler (TR6) 
  • Previous Minutes: Proposed by Bob Cini to be accepted, seconded by John Tuohy 
  1. Presidents Report – Dean Berlemon

2.1 Ian Rigby supplied his Presidents report which will be published in next edition of Fastrak.

  • Ian supplied numbers of votes for future Day of Triumph consideration venues
  1. Secretary’s Report – Duane Kaak

3.1 A small selection of Club Magazines received, minutes from FHMC meeting, reminders of Bay to Birdwood entries for 2020.

3.2 TR Register has invited TSOA to join them at McLaren Vale Classic & Vintage event on April 5th. Entries close March 9th.

3.3 Correspondence due to be sent to DPTI to appoint Graham Dean as an Authorised Club Registration officer. 

  1. Treasurer’s Report –Alex Smithson

4.1 Balance at bank is $47,316.99. This is $4,756 less than last report in November 2019, largely due to presentation dinner expenses and deposit on upcoming weekender.

4.2 Funds received included $279 bank fee refund, refund of deposit for Day of Triumph ground hire, FHMC sponsorship for Day of Triumph.

4.3 Club has now achieved budget for Subscriptions with a further $505 received since last report.

  1. Social Report – Peggy Argent

5.1 Peggy sought show of hands for those that enjoyed the Presentation dinner overall.

5.2 All British Day was very well attended by members and cars, as was the annual ice cream run.

5.3 A Chicken & Salad club subsidised event is being considered.

5.4 This years calendar has been amended to accommodate the MSCA events.

5.5 Next event is mid week run, March 18th, with a green theme being St Patricks day.

5.6 Visit to Birdwood Museum is planned for March 29th and includes Club Sponsored Sausage sizzle.

5.7 Run to Mt Compass tavern that was planned for post Christmas will now be held in April.

5.8 May’s mid week run is being arranged by Stephen Wade.

5.9 Volunteers are needed to arrange a Winery/Pizza run and also for supper roster at meetings. 

  1. Competition Report – Neil Martin

6.1 Over Christmas Neil had fitted new suspension parts and wheel alignment. Recently a cold air induction box.

6.2 Recent overheating issue of the TR7 V8 thankfully turned out to just be an Electric Water Pump failure.

6.3 At the recent Regularity event, Neil achieved 3rd placings in first few rounds but the TR7 V8 had to be towed off the track later in the day for the first time in its motorsport career. Fault was a broken wire.

6.4 MSCA has their annual Display Day on Sunday March 1st at Mt Barker football oval.

6.5 Andy Ansell & Neil competing at Easter historic event at Mallala.

6.6 Volunteers, Cars & Drivers needed for MSCA 6 hour event on 3rd May.

6.7 Neil is attending the Phillip Island Classic event in a couple of weekend’s time.

  1. Library ReportGreg Page

Plenty to borrow. 

  1. Regalia Report – Sue Smithson

8.1 Regalia will not be available at the next meeting.

8.2 Keyrings are available, as are T-Shirts with images of TR7, TR6 and Stag.

8.3 Long Sleeve and Short Sleeve shirts in red or navy are available for $43.

8.4 Caps on sale tonight for $17 (usually $20), Softshell jackets from previous WA National Rally available for $70 if interested.

8.5 EFTPOS is available at meetings if members do not have cash.

  1. Fastrak Editor’s Report Marg & Dean Bogisch

Please contribute any articles

  1. Website Report – Roger Lange

The Club Website is up to date, have a look. 

  1. Conditional Registration Report – Colin White

11.1 Colin reported he had only recently updated 1 log book. 

  1. General Business

12.1 Alex Smithson advised the Nationals Sub Committee of 10 members has agreed on Barossa as the Venue. The Weintal has been booked and the program of events is being finalised.

12.2 All British Day – Geoff Ellis reported 15% of entrant spaces were empty on the day. Spectator numbers were also down 15% on previous year. Committee debriefing is still to occur and Geoff will provide a further update next meeting.

12.3 Weekender – Bill Berlemon discussed the itinerary, around the Port Pirie area. Event to be held 22 – 24 May. Cost $200per person, club has subsidised the total cost by $50 per person. 15 rooms available at John Pirie Motor Inn. 

  1. Parts or Cars For Sale or Wanted

13.1 Duane was notified of a TR4 Steering wheel for sale. $80. Contact Andy 0433 738 633 or 0434 907 003.

13.2 Roger visited a TR4 in great original condition, white with black interior, soon to be for sale.

  1. Raffle

Meat Tray won by Neil Martin 

  1. Cars on Stage

Jim Scott displayed his TR6 in Saffron with clear over base. Imported into Australia in 1986 from America. Jim purchased in March 2019, had stripped to bare metal and no rust was discovered.

  1. Supper.

Thanks to Lisa McLeod & Dean Berlemon for arranging. 

17         Meeting Closed:           9:17pm

Annual Weekender

Monday, February 24th, 2020


MAY 22ND -MAY24TH 2020


Places we are visiting:

Sea Squadron Wallaroo

RSL Military Museum – Pt Pirie

PADARC Car Club – Pt Pirie

Accommodation – John Pirie Motor Inn – Superior Rooms.

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 and billy tea for morning tea

Claymore Wines – Leasingham – curated tasting of the current range with 10% discount on wine purchases.

Meet: Friday 23rd 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

TSOA Club Information and News

Saturday, February 1st, 2020

A lot of information has recently been updated on your TSOA website . . . most of this has to do with event and meeting cancellations for the next couple of months.

Check out the March President’s Report for all the latest developments.

And remember . . . if you want to communicate with your fellow TSOA friends, you can do so on line through this medium – just create a post! It’s easy! If in doubt, contact Roger who is always happy to assist.


Minutes from General Meeting 15/10/19

Tuesday, November 5th, 2019



Meeting Opened at 8:00   


  1. Welcome:
    • Apologies: Andy Hill, Neil Martin, John Wood, Colin White, Alex & Sue Smithson, Roger Lange, Trevor Lindsay, Stephen Wade, Fay Esau, Dean & Marg Bogisch, Richard Sutherland, Bill Galer.


  • Guests/Visitors/New Members: Nil


  • Previous Minutes: Proposed be accepted as accurate by Natalie Farrell, seconded by Aarand Ellery.


  1. Presidents Report – Ian Rigby

2.1 Contact was made to FHMC to sponsor the upcoming Day of Triumph. They will also promote to all other car clubs affiliated. Their sponsorship will cover the grounds hire. TR Register & Stag Owners Clubs have accepted invitations to judge on the day.

2.2 FHMC has also recently discussed proposed networking to assist veteran and classic car owners to get their cars on the road on runs etc. to keep more members cars active.

2.3 An invitation to the MSCA AGM has been replied to and Ian will attend.

2.4 List of continuous memberships has been produced and will be reviewed for accuracy in consideration of acknowledging members tenure of TSOA SA.

2.5 Best wishes expressed to those members heading over to the TSOA National Meeting in WA.


  1. 3. Secretary’s Report – Duane Kaak

3.1 Stag Owners Club have accepted invitation to judge at Day of Triumph, likely 5 – 6 members and their cars. Caffe Primo have also agreed to generously discount their meal items by 50% for all participants on the day.

3.2 All British Day entries are now open, will be closed before next meeting. Stag Owners Club will again park next to us, approx. 15 Stags already registered from their club.

3.3 Bay to Birdwood are celebrating their 40th Anniversary in 2020 and are splitting entries to Classic and Veteran cars of approx. 750 cars each.

3.4 Duane is taking his Stag over to Victoria to participate in the Melbourne Cup parade on November 4th.


  1. Treasurer’s Report – Duane Kaak

4.1 Over $52,000 in all bank accounts, majority of funds received were for Christmas Dinner and Regalia sales.

4.2 Expenses out included Regalia & Meeting Expenses.


  1. Social Report – Ian Rigby

5.1 Display Day, Day of Triumph is on Sunday November 17th, the Trophies are ready to be engraved.

5.2 Observation Run – All Triumph Rally was well attended, great run and BBQ lunch despite cool weather. The event was won by Lisa McLeod and Dean Berlemon in their Saloon.

5.3 Noel Schmidt has passed on an invitation to members to join a run on Saturday 19th October with the TR Register travelling to Clare. Meet 9am at Caltex Bolivar.


  1. Competition Report – Duane Kaak

6.1 Thanks to Duane Kaak & Ian Rigby for assisting as Flag Marshalls at the recent MSCA event.

6.2 Neil Martin participated in the MSCA Supersprint, trialling an old thin rear sway bar, experiencing a spin, then after fitting a larger diameter sway bar achieving a time close to his PB.


  1. Library ReportGreg Page (absent)

No report but open for business.


  1. Regalia Report – Sue Smithson

No report.


  1. Fastrak Editor’s Report Marg & Dean Bogisch

Due to National Meeting this will be delayed.


  1. Website Report – Roger Lange

No Report.


  1. Conditional Registration Report – Ian Rigby

11.1 Ian has been helping however possible to get cars onto the system.


  1. General Business

12.1 Tony Case brought along some era 1965 photos and letters and told of his first ride in a TR2. Tony also mentioned that the first association was called Triumph Sports CARS Owners Association.


  1. Parts or Cars For Sale or Wanted

13.1 Peggy Argent sent through a picture of a TR6 for sale in the US at an Army Base.

13.2 Dino Vettese advised he had a gearbox that might suit Duane’s need of a 5spd LT77.


  1. Raffle

14.1 Meat Tray won by Lisa Vettese.


  1. Cars on Stage

15.1 Dean Berlemon displayed a 1977 2500S Saloon, auto with power steer and integrated air conditioning. Purchased from Barossa Valley with local history. Has Electronic Ignition fitted and brakes have been overhauled.


  1. Supper.

Thanks to Natalie Farrell.


17         Meeting Closed:           8:50pm