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Minutes of General Meeting 18/6/19

Sunday, June 23rd, 2019

TSOA GENERAL MEETING  18st June 2019

Meeting Opened at 8:00pm     

 

  1. Welcome:
    • Apologies: Andy Hill, John Wood, Alex & Sue Smithson, John Tuohy, Peter & Julie Davidge, Marg Bogisch, Fay Esau, Tom Long, Kevin McEnroe.
    • Guests/Visitors/New Members: Guest – New TR6 owner
    • Previous Minutes: Proposed be accepted by Neil Martin, Seconded by Bill Galler.

 

  1. Presidents Report – Ian Rigby
    • Ian apologised for being away last meeting but thanked all those that helped keep the club running in his overseas absence.
    • Lots of events planned for the rest of the calendar year.
    • Reminder that as at the upcoming AGM all positions are declared vacant.

 

  1. Secretary’s Report – Duane Kaak
    • Received in some other club magazines, FHMC minutes.
    • Duane also received information that the Bay to Birdwood this year is running the old roads and the club could again view from Dequetteville Tce if desired.
    • The Melbourne Cup parade in November is seeking 30 well presented Stags. See Duane if interested to register.
    • Personal thanks expressed to TSOA members who helped and came on the run on Sunday to show their support of the Triumph marque on the race track.

 

  1. Treasurer’s Report – Duane Kaak
    • Bank balance is healthy at $49,153.88
    • Approx 180 members have renewed before tonight with a further 120 due still to pay subscriptions for next year. Lots have paid via Direct Deposit to Club bank account.

 

  1. Social Report – Peggy Argent
    • Mid week run had 13 people attend.
    • Only 11 members attended the run to The Bend on Sunday.
    • Sunday 21st July is a breakfast run departing Burnside Town Hall at 8:30am for Oakden.
    • August 18th is a run to Paech Farm at Wistow, tour of sheds and lunch. Cost $15per person, subsidised by club, members need to order and pay in advance
    • Christmas Dinner is booked for 30th
    • Volunteers are needed for October and November Supper roster.

 

  1. Competition Report – Neil Martin
    • The 1986 Targa Adelaide poster of a Rally TR7 at last meeting was further identified as the Rally TR7 built by Colin Bond from the 2 wrecked TR7 Pro cars from the series event. Duane found a further picture of the same rally car severely damaged, likely its demise.
    • Thanks expressed to the Flaggies and officials that assisted at The Bend event. Flag marshals were Ian Rigby, Bryan Young and Arrand Ellery. Keith & Clare Williamson and Roger Lange also assisted in morning documentation activities for the MSCA.
    • At The Bend Neil and Duane both obtained new personal best times approx. 1.5 seconds below their last event at the same track.
    • A Regularity event is on this coming Sunday, Neil is the only Triumph driver entering.
    • An MSCA Supersprint at Mallala is at end of July.
    • Andy Ansell’s car is nearly repaired and he will likely attend a Jaguar Club race day in a couple of weeks.

 

  1. Library Report – Greg Page
    • Open for business.

 

  1. Regalia Report – Sue Smithson
    • No Report

 

  1. Website Report – Roger Lange
    • Roger reported that the white Spitfire for sale has been sold for a good price.
    • Due to the length of the list, TR6 parts for sale by Colin White is on the members page.
    • See Roger if you need any help in loading pictures or articles.

 

  1. Conditional Registration Report – Kevin Foster
    • Kevin reminded all that logbooks need to be updated by June 30 but acknowledged the members present had mostly completed this task.
    • The administrator position will be vacated by Kevin as at 1st July 2019. Ian Rigby as President advised he will undertake the role to ensure it is completed until a new incumbent is found.

 

  1. General Business
  • Bill Berlemon presented Duane Kaak with a “Triumph of Jokes for over 50s” book in attempt to improve Duanes jokes at each meeting.

 

  1. Parts or Cars For Sale or Wanted
    • Roger has some Hyundai 15 x 5.5 inch steel rims to suit a Triumph Saloon to give away.
    • Colin White provided a printed listed of his TR6 parts for those without a computer to access website.

 

  1. Raffle

Won by Dean Berlemon (Cordless drill)

 

  1. Cars on Stage
    • Nil cars on display.
    • Dean Berlemon advised he has recently bought a 2500S.
    • Trevor Lindsay mentioned he helped a friend bring a 1988 Argo, Lemans race car from Melbourne as a project. Fitted with a Formula 1 style engine.

 

  1. Thanks expressed to Supper Roster volunteers Natalie and Peggy.

 

Meeting Closed: 8:47pm         

Triumph TR6 parts for sale

Saturday, June 15th, 2019

Triumph TR6 Parts for Sale 

Updated list 2/7/19

Contact Colin White 0427 341 337         All prices negotiable  Everything must go!

New Parts.  AUD                                                                                                                                                                                    

 

  1. 1 new Revington adjustable top fulcrum kit RTR3174K                                                                                                       150.00

Used Parts

  1. 2 lower suspension wishbone brackets                                                                                                                                         10.00
  2. Lucas screen washer bottle and pump                                                                                                                                            2.00
  3. 1 set used rear brake shoes                                                                                                                                                               20.00
  4. Smiths ammeter good condition top pivot                                                                                                                                   20.00
  5. K & N air filter for plenum inlet fitting RK2710 little used                                                                                                       30.00
  6. 1 pair  Koni shock absorbers 801784 for TR6 – good but need new lower bushes                                                                                                                             40.00
  7. Stop light switch                                                                                                                                                                                  5.00
  8. Good tonneau cover, RHD with cutouts for rollover bar.                                                                                                         50.00
  9. 1 set front wheel bearings NSK ex.cond. little used.  30.00
  10. 1 plastic + 1 chrome glove box stays.   5.00
  11. 1 pair rear shock absorber links with bushes (for lever type shocker).    10.00
  12. 1 pair track rod ends   10.00
  13. 1 pair Pioneer 2 way speakers 6″ dia excellent condition.   30.00

Minutes from General Meeting 21/5/19

Wednesday, June 5th, 2019

TSOA GENERAL MEETING 21st May 2019

Meeting Opened at 8:02pm

1. Welcome:

1.1 Apologies: Andy Hill, John Wood, Bob & Lorraine Cini, Ian Rigby, Alex & Sue Smithson, John Tuohy, Graham Dean, Aarand Ellery, Rod Carey, Steve Moule, Lisa Vettese, Chuck & Dianne Falzon.

1.2 Guests/Visitors/New Members: None

1.3 Previous Minutes: Proposed be accepted by Neil Martin, Seconded by Dino Vettese.

2. Presidents Report – Ian Rigby

2.1 David Stephens advised Nil Report sent to him.

3. Secretary’s Report – Duane Kaak

3.1 No official correspondence in or out.

3.2 Duane advised a very nice TR5 sold last night at a Shannon’s auction with no reserve for a bargain price of $36,000.

4. Treasurer’s Report – Duane Kaak

4.1 Bank balance is steadily growing predominantly due to renewal of subscriptions received but will take a hit after this weekends annual Club Weekender.

5. Social Report – Peggy Argent

5.1 Bill Berlemon advised 35 people are attending the Annual weekender which will include lots of food and drink stops.

5.2 Duane advised run on 16th June to The Bend is via Old Princes Highway, stopping for coffee at Murray Bridge before heading to the end point. Flag Marshals are required to assist by 8:45am, lunch and drinks supplied, plus the chance to drive a parade lap. See Duane, Neil Martin or Roger Lange if can assist. (Ian Rigby has volunteered).

5.3 12th June is a mid week run meeting 10am at Joans Pantry – Hawthorndene.

5.4 Sunday 21st July is a breakfast run departing Burnside Town Hall at 8:30am for Oakden.

5.5 August 18th is a run to Paech Farm at Wistow, tour of sheds and lunch.

5.6 Entertainment Books are for sale to raise funds for National Meeting. 8 books remaining.

6. Competition Report – Neil Martin

6.1 Neil displayed a 1986 Targa Adelaide poster and sought information on the driver or car (TR7) Driver was identified as Stan Keen?.

6.2 The MSCA 6 hour event drivers were Duane Kaak (TR7 V8), Neil Martin (TR7 V8), Rod Carey (Spitfire), Tim Piper (Datsun 240z) and from Victoria Michael Kip (TR7) and Brian Watson (TR7). Team placed 13th from 26 teams entered. Thanks expressed to volunteers, Scott Adamson, Arrand Ellery, Bill Berlemon, Geoff Ellis, Judy & Ineke(wives of Victorian drivers), Roger & Cherri Lange, and Jimmy & Dean (Triumph Rover Spares Apprentices).

6.3 Targa Tasmania had Triumphs from SA entered. Cave Racing team consisted of Jon Williams (Saloon) and Cameron & Tania Wearing (TR7 V8). Other Triumphs were MD Racing – Graham Dobson (TR7 V8) and Bruce Pollock was navigator in a TR5 driven by Neil Revington from the UK.

6.4 Neil competed at Anzac Historics at Mallala and obtained 1st place in regularity. This is the 5th year in a row that a Triumph has won (Andy Ansell won in 2018, the other years were Neil).

6.5 Neil entered a Regularity event on 19th May and was doing well until it rained heavily. His team placed 3rd for the day.

6.6 Bill Berlemon expressed thanks to Roger Lange as the 6hr team captain.

7. Library Report – Greg Page 7.1 Open for business.

8. Regalia Report – Sue Smithson 8.1 No Report

9. Website Report – Roger Lange 9.1 Roger advised everything that has been submitted to him is live on the Website.

10. Conditional Registration Report – Kevin Foster

10.1 Kevin reminded all that logbooks must be updated prior to June 30th to keep Club Registration legally active. Approx 150 logbooks are yet to be updated. Members are welcome to contact any of the officers to make a personal appointment.

10.2 If issued a new book for the coming Financial Year and beyond, do not use until July 1st. Continue to use current issued book until and including June 30th.

11. General Business 11.1 None

12. Parts or Cars For Sale or Wanted
12.1 Roger Lange reported that Lyle Taylor has dropped the price on his TR7 Sprint to $9,800.

12.2 Colin White reported his TR6 has been sold to Rainsfords Car dealership.

12.3 Andrew Pinkerton advised he will soon be selling a Manual 2500TC with performance enhancements.

12.4 Neil Martin was given a set of 5 steel wheels with 4 near new tyres to suit TR6? Free to anyone who wants them.

13. Raffle Won by Duane Kaak (Meat Tray)

14. Cars on Stage 14.1 Dino Vettese and cousin Paul displayed Corvettes. Dino’s a 1970 Stingray with 454 engine and Paul a 1958 Roadster with 327 engine.

15. Thanks expressed to Supper Roster volunteers.

Meeting Closed: 8:53pm

Duane Kaak, Secretary

Minutes of General Meeting held 16th April 2019

Monday, May 20th, 2019

AGENDA – TSOA GENERAL MEETING 16th April 2019

Meeting Opened at 8:00pm

1. Welcome: 1.1 Apologies: John Wood; Richard Sutherland; Bill & Margie Berlemon; Peter Branson; Bill Galer; Garry Buckton; Fay Esau; Andy Hill; Peter Spalding. 1.2 Guests/Visitors/New Members: Brian – 2000 Saloon, Steve Noolan – TR7 convertible. 1.3 Previous Minutes: as published in email / electronic FastTrak, Proposed accepted as a true record without alteration by Neil Martin to be accepted, seconded by Peter Davidge.

2. Presidents Report – Ian Rigby
2.1 Executive Committee had a meeting earlier tonight, discussed Christmas/Presentation Dinner, date set as November 30th. 2.2 Ian will be away next month, wishes the weekender all success in his absence. David Stephens will chair the meeting. 2.3 The Executive Committee discussed WA Nationals and agreed to a subsidy for shirts for participants. 2.4 With Kevin Foster stepping down from his Club Registration Co-ordinator position, the position description was advertised in FasTRak. A bottle of wine to say thanks was presented to Kevin by Ian.

3. Secretary’s Report – Duane Kaak
3.1 Duane had printed the electronic newsletter of TSOA QLD and Triumph Car Club Victoria to add to the other club magazines. 3.2 Two new membership applications were received during the month.

4. Treasurer’s Report – Alex Smithson
4.1 Funds in bank of $45,780 4.2 Weekender payments have been received, main expenses paid were meeting costs, and MYOB. 4.3 Alex will be going overseas also, absent for next 2 meetings. Duane to fill in during his absence. 4.4 Subscription renewal notices are to be sent soon along with an SMS reminder. $65 fee for coming year and a $5 discount applies if paid by June 30th. An emailed receipt will be sent in lieu of membership cards. A member’s receipt of payment by EFT will be satisfactory for Club Registration renewal.

5. Social Report – Peggy Argent
5.1 The McLaren Vale run on Sunday was attended by 20 members. Thanks to Tony & Phyllis Rutter for arranging the run, scones with jam & cream, plus a quiz. 5.2 The mid week run arranged by Stephen Wade was attended by 13 members. 5.3 Graham Jones is arranging the next mid week run on June 12th. 5.4 Entertainment Books are available for purchase for $70 with profit to the club. 5.5 Duane is arranging a run on Sunday June 16th to The Bend Motorsport Park.

6. Competition Report – Neil Martin
6.1 Neil competed in a Regularity event on the weekend, though his car didn’t perform as well as it could. 6.2 Andy Ansell has recently fitted a new engine, brakes and wheels. He participated in Eddington Sprints on Saturday – all went well. He participated in a Corporate Day at Winton on Monday and his TR7 was badly accident damaged by another TR7. A donor TR7 with a 6 cylinder engine to be used for spares. 6.3 Neil will be the only Triumph competing at the Anzac Historics event at Mallala on 27th & 28th April. 6.4 The MSCA 6 Hour event is on 5th May at Mallala. Volunteers needed for timing, pit crew etc. Some Victorian TR7’s are joining the team.

7. Library Report – Greg Page
7.1 Nothing new has been added but there is plenty to borrow and several members have borrowed some items tonight.

8. Regalia Report – Sue Smithson
8.1 People going to the WA Nationals are asked to see Sue with their size requirements (& Partners size if applicable) 8.2 Alex Smithson modelled a TR6 T-shirt, available in black or white. 8.3 Other regalia specials also available tonight.

9. Communication report – Ian
9.1 Any stories or articles for FasTR ak or the website can be sent to Ian.

10. Website Report – Roger Lange
10.1 The list of regalia is now on the website for perusal 10.2 TSOA Victoria member has produced a 50 years of TR6 poster for only $10 with $5 of this going to TSOA SA. Postage is $11, possible bulk order to save on postage cost. See Roger if interested.

11. Conditional Registration Report – Kevin Foster
11.1 No updates received from the FHMC. 11.2 Kevin will still be a conditional registration officer, but is seeking someone to take over the club administration of the scheme.

12. General Business
12.1 A reminder that at the AGM all committee positions are declared vacant, new volunteers are needed.

13. Parts or Cars For Sale or Wanted
13.1 Steve Noolan is looking to sell his red TR7 convertible. Bought 20 years ago from Powertune, less than 1,000km on reconditioned engine. $10,000.

14. Raffle
Won by Arrand Ellery

15. Cars in Carpark
New member Brian advised his 1969 MK1 Saloon has had a closed door respray, new bottom end, new upholstery.

16. Supper.
Thanks to Marg Bogisch & Phyllis Rutter for tonight’s supper. Volunteers are needed to fill vacancies over coming months.

17 Meeting Closed: 8:50pm Duane Kaak Duane Kaak Duane Kaak Duane Kaak Secretary Secretary Secretary Secretary

Regalia – In Stock NOW!

Sunday, March 31st, 2019
Item Description Size Retail  
T Shirt Navy long sleeve XXL $20.00 *
         
Polo Top Plain red short sleeve L $30.00  
    XL $30.00  
    XXL $30.00  
  Plain black short sleeve M $30.00  
    L $30.00  
    XL $30.00  
    XXL $30.00  
  Black long sleeve M $33.00  
    L $33.00  
    XL $33.00  
    XXL $33.00  
  Red long sleeve L $33.00  
    XL $33.00  
    XXL $33.00  
NEW Biz Edge polo L $38.00  
    XL $38.00  
    XXL $38.00  
Collared Shirt Indigo short sleeve L $43.00  
    XL $43.00  
    XXL $43.00  
  Indigo long sleeve M $45.00  
  L $45.00  
    XL $45.00  
    XXL $45.00  
NEW Deep red female short sleeve 16 $40.00  
NEW Deep red female long sleeve   $42.00  
NEW Navy male short sleeve   $41.00  
NEW Navy male long sleeve   $43.00  
         
Windscreen Shades “Triumph” wreath logo   $8.00  
         
Hats Navy baseball cap   $20.00  
NEW TSOA Beanie Gray or Navy   $20.00  
         
Key rings TSOA logo   $8.00  
* – Reduced 2019

Minutes from General Meeting held 19th March 2019

Sunday, March 24th, 2019

 Minutes – TSOA SA GENERAL MEETING 19th MARCH 2019

 Meeting Opened at 8:02pm     

 Welcome:

  • Apologies: Geoff Ellis, Andy Hill, P & J Davidge, Neil Martin, John Wood, Bill Galer, D & M Bogisch, Bob Cini, Fay Esau, Peter Myhill, Greg Page, David Stephens.
  • Guests/Visitors/New Members: New Member – Peter Spalding – Spitfire
  • Previous Minutes: Accepted without alteration Proposed by Alex Smithson, seconded by John Tuohy.

 Presidents Report – Ian Rigby

  • David Stephens (Vice president) is due to stand in next month due to Ian being away.
  • Committee discussed the coming years budget tonight, Treasurer will talk more on that later in the meeting.
  • It is our turn to host the TSOA Nationals in 2021 and people are sought to join a sub committee.See Ian or secretary if interested.
  • Ashbourne Run on the weekend was well attended, great run and lots of Triumph cars joined the run.
  • The upcoming weekender and social events have been granted some additional funding and subsidies.

Secretary’s Report – Duane Kaak

  • We received 2 new applications for membership, 1 new member has a GT6, the other a TR6.
  • A small volume of other club magazines also received and FHMC minutes received which have been passed on to Historic Registration officers for review.
  • Stag Owners Club has invited all TSOA members to participate or spectate at their Annual “Herding of the Stags” on March 31st.
  • The Nationals in WA this year is now fully booked, names being taken for a stand by list.

 Treasurer’s Report – Alex Smithson

  • Balance in bank is $44,606 with very few transactions occurring since last month.
  • The 2019/2020 Budget was presented to committee and approved. Due to no printed Trak costs, a surplus is likely for this current financial year.
  • Full member subscriptions for the coming financial year will be reduced to $65, with a $5 discount if paid by June 30, 2019. All other member fees unchanged. Renewals will be sent via email with an SMS message to mobile phones to alert members to look out for it.

Social Report – Peggy Argent

  • 32 people attended the run on Sunday 17th to Ashbourne and most dressed in green theme. John Tuohy was awarded best dressed prize.
  • 10th April is a mid week run to Langhorne Creek, leaving 11am from the Pavilion on corner Greenhill and Glynburn roads.
  • 14th April is a BYO Picnic lunch run in the McLaren Vale area, meeting at the McLaren Vale visitor centre at 10am for coffee. Centre is not open until 10am so don’t arrive too early.
  • Volunteers are needed to fill the supper roster this year. See Margie Berlemon, Peggy Argent or Sue Gibson if you can help.
  • Entertainment books are again for sale. See Margie Berlemon to order a physical book, or the app can be purchased online.
  • The annual weekender has 22 people registered but can accommodate up to 40. $115 per person with great value to be had due to club subsidy.

 Competition Report – Duane Kaak

  • Neil has submitted report via email to Duane due to him working interstate.
  • Duane and Neil competed in a Modern Regularity event on 24th Feb but didn’t achieve great results due to extreme hot temperature. Duane reported he achieved 10th in 2 events, ahead of Neil each time.
  • Neil walked the Superloop 500 track at a brisk pace of 30 minutes.
  • Bruce Pollock from WA joined Neil at the Phillip Island Classic Festival of Motorsport. Neil achieved a new personal best time of 2min 4 sec and a top speed of 203 km/h.
  • MSCA Supersprint on March 17th had no Triumphs entered but Roger Lange and Richard Sutherland attended.
  • Next regularity event is 31st March and also has a “come and try” component, see Duane if interested.
  • The annual Anzac historic event at Mallala will see some Victorian Triumphs participate alongside Neil and Andy Ansell. These cars and owners are likely to stay in SA for the 6 Hour regularity event the following weekend.
  • Helpers are needed for the Annual MSCA 6 Hour Relay on 5th May at Mallala.

Library ReportBill Berlemon

  • Open for business tonight.

 Regalia Report – Sue Smithson

  • Polo shirts were offered to members at a special price of $25 tonight.
  • All the other items are on display and there is a large range to choose from.
  • Sue suggested people attending the WA Nationals might like to purchase a new shirt to wear to that event.

Newsletter Report – Position Vacant

  • If you have anything to include please submit it to Ian Rigby or Marg & Dean Bogisch

Website Report – Roger Lange

  • A Classified enquiry was received via the website for Tony Rutters TR4.
  • Photos on the website are easily able to be downloaded and printed by members if desired.

Conditional Registration Report – Kevin Foster

  • Nothing to report

 General Business

  • Bill Berlemon advised he is arranging a Rowley Park Speedway reunion on 14th April at 10am, see Bill for details.
  • John Tuohy asked why the Day Of Triumph was being held at Modbury Civic Park again. Ian Rigby advised due to lower cost, ease of dealing with the council, better eating and shopping nearby and better toilet facilities. Ian is open to any feedback or suggestions on future locations for this event.
  • The feedback sheet completed at last month’s meeting has given the Social Secretaries and Committee good insight for planning future events. Peggy Argent will look to circulate the results.

Cars or Parts For Sale or Wanted.

  • A GT6 in reasonable or better condition is sought by ‘David Allington’ See Ian Rigby for details.
  • A 2500TC in Blanchetown is for sale at $2,500, Silver with red interior. See Roger Lange for details.

Raffle

Won by Kym Millard.

 Cars on Stage

  • Andrew Pickles displayed his Stag. He has owned it for approximately 2 years and had local businesses Rowell & Searle, AAA Exhaust and Don Eldred work on the vehicle. A Weber carby has been fitted.

Supper

  • Thanks to Peggy Argent/Sue Gibson & Natalie Farrell.

 

Meeting Closed:           8:57pm

Annual Weekender 2019

Tuesday, March 12th, 2019

TSOA WEEKENDER MAY 25TH AND 26TH 2019

Come along and explore the Adelaide Hills including Strathalbyn and Langhorne Creek

Meet Sat 25th May

Burnside Town Hall

8.45am for a 9.00am Departure

Cost:  $115 pp twin share (including a subsidy from the club of $40pp)

Individual and Children’s Rates –by negotiation.

Payment by the April meeting, or EFT to Treasurer.

Weekend Includes

Travel through the beautiful Adelaide Hills

Visit to Berenberg Farm

Visit the Hills Restoration Machinery Clubrooms

Visit Talinga Olive Farm

Discover shopping in High Street Strathalbyn

Accommodation at Strath Motel

Visit Collectable Classics

Visit the Heritage Centre

Visit Newsman’s Horseradish Farm

Visit the Strawberry Farm in Wistow

Meals:

Morning Tea Otto’s Hahndorf

Lunch: Hills Restoration Club

Dinner: Terminus Hotel

Breakfast: Motel

Lunch: Langhorne Creek Bowling Club

Finish at: Auchendarroch House for Coffee

Bookings essential: Margie 0438836837or email mberlemon@hotmail.com

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, February 27th, 2019

JULY

Tues 16th             General Meeting Sporting Car Club King William Road Unley 8.00 pm

Sun 21st               Breakfast Run – see Calendar for details

Sun 28th              MSCA Super Sprint – Mallala

AUGUST

Sun 18th              Paech Farm Shed Tour & Lunch – see Calendar for details

Tues 20th            AGM held at Sporting Car Club, King William Road, Unley 8.00 pm

SEPTEMBER

Tues 17th             General Meeting Sporting Car Club King William Road Unley 8.00 pm

Sun 22nd             All Triumph Rally (Observation Run) . . . Details t.b.a.

Sun29th               MSCA Super Sprint – Mallala

General Meeting Minutes 19 February 2019

Wednesday, February 27th, 2019

TSOA GENERAL MEETING FEBRUARY 2019

 Meeting Opened at 8:04pm     

 Welcome:

  • Apologies: Geoff Ellis, Richard Sutherland, Kate Tuohy & Shane Dix, Andy Hill, P & J Davidge
  • Guests/Visitors/New Members: New Member – Jim Scott 1971 TR6
  • Previous Minutes: Accepted without alteration Proposed by David Stephens, seconded by Neil Martin.

 Presidents Report – Ian Rigby

  • The informal meeting in January at Richmonds’ Car Sales was well attended despite being hot weather. Great cars on display.
  • Ice Cream run had a terrific turnout and was an excellent event.
  • All British Day was a tight squeeze to fit every vehicle in. 58 vehicles entered to display with us and a few other Triumphs were also on display in other club areas. Thanks expressed to Bill for bringing the extra marquees and also to Geoff Ellis for representing us at the Committee level.
  • The Executive Committee met earlier tonight and discussed social events. A tick sheet is on tables at tonights meeting to gain feedback about types of events that members would be interested in attending. The idea of having a Presentation night in lieu of a Christmas Dinner was also discussed and feedback is welcomed.

Secretary’s Report – Duane Kaak

  • We received some applications for membership; usual other club magazines; FHMC minutes which have been passed on to Historic Registration officers for review.
  • Stag Owners Club has invited all TSOA members to participate or spectate at their Annual “Herding of the Stags” on March 31st.
  • A gentleman has contacted us to offer a free 2500TC Saloon that has been garaged for 19 years. Dean Berlemon inspected and reported the items needing attention. See Duane for details.
  • The Sprite Owners Club held a ‘Sports car run’ on Saturday evening from Port Adelaide to Windy Point. 6 Triumphs attended.
  • Thanks to Ivan Powell for displaying his Lotus Esprit tonight, a boyhead dream car of Duanes.

 Treasurer’s Report – Alex Smithson

  • Funds in bank down by $3,713 from last report 3 months ago. Main Expense was Christmas Dinner, Meeting Room hire fees and a refund of Weekender payment.
  • Budget for next financial year will be presented to a future committee meeting once drafted. Without printed Trak costs there is likely to be a saving which could result in subscriptions being reduced.

Social Report – Peggy Argent

  • The Mid Week run organised by Tony Harvie had 15 people attend.
  • 17th March is a visit to the Green Man, attendees encouraged to wear green that day.
  • 10th April is a mid week run after coffee, leaving 11am from the Pavilion on corner Greenhill and Glynburn roads.
  • 14th April is a run in the McLaren vale area, meeting at the McLaren Vale visitor centre at 10am.
  • Some members may have entered the Victor Harbor Classic Day on 5th May.
  • 25th & 26th May is set as the annual club weekender event. Bill Berlemon advised accommodation is booked at Strathalbyn Motel and the itinerary will include Hills Motor Restorers Club, Collectable Classics and Horseradish, Olive and Strawberry farms.

Competition Report – Neil Martin

  • The 2019 local events begin this Sunday with Duane Kaak and Neil entered into Modern Regularity at Mallala. The MSCA annual picnic & presentation day is also on this Sunday.
  • Trevor Lindsay competed in the Victoria Park sprints at Adelaide Motorsport Festival and came a close 2nd behind Tim Piper in his Datsun 240z.
  • Rod Carey and Trevor Lindsay displayed their racing Triumphs at the All British Day as part of the feature display.
  • Neil is participating in a Phillip Island event on March 8, 9 and 10th.
  • MSCA Supersprints start on March 17th. Duane and Neil likely to enter.
  • Trevor Lindsay has plans to remove the engine from his GT6 to fit into a TR6. Duane has recently fitted bigger tyres and fixed a vibration and Neil has recently fitted a new engine management system.
  • Helpers are needed for the Annual MSCA 6 Hour Relay on 5th May at Mallala.
  • Flag Marshal volunteers are also needed for the MSCA Supersprint at The Bend on June 16th.

Library ReportGreg Page

  • Nothing new added, but plenty to borrow.
  • Ian Rigby has a huge history of the Trak magazines and club records and is open to ideas on where and how to best store them for all to be able to access.

Regalia Report – Sue Smithson

  • Lots of stock available for purchase.
  • A jacket produced by WA National committee previously was displayed as an example that could be ordered if there was sufficient interest.
  • There is one only long sleeve navy coloured TRIUMPH polo in size XXL for sale.
  • Keyrings are offered tonight at a discounted price of $5. Normally $8.

Newsletter Report – Position Vacant

  • Email has been used to send out minutes and important communication and will continue.
  • Any stories or articles of interest can be sent to Roger Lange to add to the Club website.

Website Report – Roger Lange

  • Some content of interest has been sourced from external sources to add to the website
  • The classifieds continue to work effectively.
  • Photos and any stories about Triumphs are welcomed to be added by registered members or via Roger.

Conditional Registration Report – Kevin Foster

  • Quiet recently in this area.
  • The most abundant car on our club records is the TR6. There are 45 of them recorded.

General Business

  • Duane read an email from Geoff Ellis of an All British Day interim report. More to come once the All British Day committee has had a formal debrief meeting. 875 cars were entered and it was estimated that the number displayed was close. The aerobatic display by Chris Sperou was a highlight also.
  • WA Nationals – John Tuohy is seeking a ride as a passenger to the event, likely his last interstate National event.
  • The feedback requested on the tick sheet as distributed tonight for feedback, is also to be similarly sought from members not in attendance via email.

Cars or Parts For Sale or Wanted.

  • Some members cars for sale were discussed, a red TR7 in Riverton for $7,000 and a TR6 partially restored, partially reassembled $24,000.
  • A GT6 in reasonable or better condition is sought by ‘David Allington’ See Ian Rigby for details.
  • Lyle Taylor’s TR7 with Sprint engine is also for sale at $11,000

Raffle

  • Won by Fay Esau.

Cars on Stage

  • Ivan Powell displayed a 1996 Lotus Esprit. Fitted with 3.0 litre V8 twin turbo engine. Approx 1200 were built, 600 remaining.
  • The LOTUS acronym was explained as Lots Of Trouble, Usually Serious.
  • The Esprit was described as being the most comfortable car Ivan has ever had, despite a long list of cars driven.

Supper

  • Thanks to Sue Gibson & Margie Berlemon.
  • Volunteers needed for the Supper Roster for the coming year, all members encouraged to help.

 Meeting Closed: 9:25pm.                       

Classic Sports Car Cruise

Wednesday, February 6th, 2019

The first Sprite Club of South Australia classic sports car cruise for 2019 will be run on the evening of Saturday February 16th. As usual this is a low key informal short sharp and hopefully not too hot opportunity to display our  cars.

Gathering point this time will be the car park area next to the Adelaide historic ship in Port Adelaide. Entry off  McLaren parade. Arrive at 6:30 pm for a 7:00 pm departure. The run will be of approximately 1 hour duration. Sun is scheduled to dip into the gulf of St Vincent at 8:09 on this day. The route should minimize sun glare and be reasonably user friendly on older cooling systems.

One of the purposes of these cruising events is to promote interest in our cars. A special feature of this event is that if possible drivers recruit a junior person to accompany them ie. children grand children nieces nephews etc. We will be asking the kids for their vote of favorite participating car with a  trophy going to the  car with the most votes.

Contact Duane Kaak 0449 200 726 with any queries.