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MSCA 50th Anniversary Celebration

Thursday, November 23rd, 2023

It has been 50 years since the establishment of the MSCA for the purpose of providing an entry level motorsport  activity opportunity for members of affiliated clubs, mostly established marques such as MG, Triumph, Healey, Alfa, Jaguar, Mini, Datsun etc. There are currently 18 clubs affiliated with the MSCA here in South Australia.

To celebrate this milestone, a gathering of all the clubs involved is planned to coincide with the annual Picnic and Presentation Day on the last Sunday in February 2024. A special shout out to past competitors to attend and reminisce how things were back in the day and to share some stories about their experiences.

TSOA has been a big part of the MSCA motorsport scene for many years – it was not unusual to have up to 15 or more Triumphs competing on the track at a Mallala sprint event. Interest has waned over recent years as the drivers and cars aged, but the memories of past adventures prevail.

It would be great to have a big turn out of Triumphs and club members to support this event. Talk to Neil Martin, Duane Kaak or Roger Lange if you would like more information or encouragement.

The venue is the shady western end of the Mount Barker Oval complex. Assembly of cars in club display groups to be in place by 11.00 am

BYO everything for a picnic lunch

Quick Calendar

Thursday, November 23rd, 2023

April 16th              (Tuesday)  General Meeting, Sporting Car Club 8.00pm

April 21st              (Sunday)  Run to Riverbend Park, Clarendon with Club Sponsored BBQ – meet Burnside Town Hall Car park at  9.45am for a 10.00am departure

May 5th                 (Sunday)  MSCA 6-HOUR Regularity Mallala – contact Neil Martin, Duane Kaak or Roger Lange for information

May 9th               (Wednesday) Midweek Run – The Rex Hotel 12:30pm . . . see Calendar for more details Lawrie Placing 0407 286 194

May 17th – 19th      Weekender featuring the Fleurieu staying in Goolwa – see Calendar for details

May 21st                  (Tuesday)  General Meeting, Sporting Car Club 8.00pm

June 16th             (Sunday)  Run to Beach Road Winery, McLaren Vale – see Calendar for full details

June 18th            (Tuesday) General Meeting, Sporting Car Club 8.00 pm

June 23rd            (Sunday)  MSCA Super Sprint, Mallala – including a Come and Try . . . further info from Roger Lange

July 16th             (Tuesday)  General Meeting, Sporting Car Club 8.00 pm

July 21st            (Sunday) Observation Run – details t.b.a.

Getting ready for Day of Triumph

Thursday, September 28th, 2023

Wheels and tires are one of the categories for judges to inspect. My Dolomite Sprint wheels were in poor original condition, as can be seen but are turning out great with hours of effort at home, 1 side done, 2 weeks to get the passenger side finished



Thursday, September 28th, 2023

Social Report – Sept 2023

Saturday, September 23rd, 2023

Sunday 27th August  saw 36 members enjoy the drive through the hills to Bethany for a gourmet sausage sizzle for lunch.  We had hired the Pavillion and Bill had the fire going, and although it was a beautiful day,most people sat on the lawns and enjoyed the sunshine.

Sunday 17th September was the Observation Run  and we enjoyed a beautiful sunny day.  Dean and Lisa had set a great run through the beachside suburbs and we ended up at Osborne for a Hamburger and Sausage Sizzle lunch. 24 members participated in the day.

It is with great pleasure we announce that Natalie Farrell is taking on the role of Social Secretary for the incoming year. We wish her all the best.

Margie and Bill.

Paul Newman racing a TR6

Monday, August 28th, 2023

Paul Newman’s early racing career started out in Triumphs before moving on to Datsuns. Interesting front air dam / spoiler .  . .

Vitesse Racer

Thursday, July 27th, 2023

Found this shot of the well known US Triumph racer Kas Kasner with his Vitesse – I wonder if this is what set Bryan Young off on his competition journey?

Quick Calendar – August onwards

Tuesday, July 25th, 2023


November 25th  (Saturday Night) End of Year Dinner – Royal Adelaide Golf Course.

December 3rd     (Sunday) Run to Kenton Valley Cherries – meet Burnside Town Hall 9.00am – morning tea and Cherry purchases at the Cherry Cafe

December 28th  (Thursday) The annual “Apres” run (between Xmas and New Year) meet at the upper car park, rear of The Feathers Hotel from 10.30 – full details in Calendar section of this site. Attendance numbers required by 15th December to Roger 0458 621 161

January 26th      (Friday)  – Ice Cream / Picnic . . . this year we are trying something different, incorporating the mid-week lunch and the Ice Cream Run as well as Australia Day, at Kaye and Lawrie Placing’s house, 10 Woodhall Drive, Happy Valley from 12.30 pm. BYO picnic lunch, drinks and chairs etc. Kaye and Lawrie will provide Ice Creams for all to enjoy

February 20th    (Tuesday)    General Meeting, Sporting Car Club 8.00pm

February 25th     (Sunday)   MSCA 50th Anniversary Picnic / Club Display / Presentation Day – Mt Barker Oval, club display to assemble by 11.00am BYO everything – see Calendar for more info, or contact Roger, Neil or Duane


Around Australia in a TR2

Saturday, July 15th, 2023


Our member Bill Galler came across these two intrepid travellers in Kingston SE – they are Bob and Robyn Adams from Victoria.

They are travelling around Australia in their 70 year old Triumph TR2, complete with trailer to carry essentials (and possibly some spare parts?)

What an adventure! We wish them well . . .



New Look

Saturday, July 8th, 2023

Your website manager didn’t particularly like the look of the front page of our site . . . too fussy and a bit boring.

Posts to the site will now appear in date of lodgement order and users will need to scroll down for all the latest.

Something of particular interest may be left at the top of the list for a short time . . . like today’s photo!

Geoff Ellis is selling his lovely TR6 – have a look at the Classifieds section for more details.

Why not find something of your own to share and post it? It is not difficult, and if your need guidance contact me.