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Saturday, June 29th, 2024

Our club was originated right here in South Australia and we should all be reminded that we are officially registered as
the TSOASA, and we should also remind everyone that we are not just the TSOA.

Submitted by Crank Case


Saturday, June 29th, 2024

Small section of the vast crowd eagerly awaiting for the start of the 1995 Inland Run to Victor.
L -R, Tony Esau, Cherri Lange, Faye Esau, John Tuohy, Tony Case, John Fechner

I ran the ‘Inland Run to Victor’ observation run from 1980 until 1999 and provided a trophy for the winners. It really
suited the times and was to become the highlight road event of the year.
After a drivers’ briefing on departure, all were given a route sheet and a questionnaire to complete along the way, so
boredom was not an issue. For those who made it to Victor Harbor, free beer and a barbecue awaited.
I seem to recall the weather was always fine, and never did we experience rain to spoil the day out.
Questionnaires were handed in on arrival for me to adjudicate the winner, which always seemed to take such a long
Of course, it also took a very long time to set the course and provide the sometimes cryptic questions, so I inevitably
ended up going to Victor forty times over the of life of the event.
I loved doing it, it was so worthwhile. Perhaps I might bring it back if I am encouraged to do so.

And the winners are………..
1980 – Ray Taylor – TR4
1981 – Helmut Liepe – TR5
1982 – Chris Meulengraaf – Spitfire
1983 – Bob Burke –
1984 – Louis Whittle/Sean Field – GT6
1985 – Geoff Bills –
1986 – Bob Burke –
1987 – Steve McReady –
1988 – Bill McGuiness –
1989 – Geoff Bills –
1990 – Paul Swain –
1991 – Roger Lange/Peter Ruta –
1992 – Roger Lange –
1993 – Roger Lange –
1994 – Trevor Lindsay –
1995 – Roger & Cherri Lange – TR6
1996 – Jac Dittmar –
1997 – Peter Ruta/Des Wilkinson –
1998 – Peter Ruta/M.Whiston


Social Report – June 2024

Saturday, June 29th, 2024

Hi Everyone

We had a lovely sunny day for our run to the Beach Rd Wines on the 16th June. Our run took us on the Mount Lofty
summit Rd with beautiful views, through Stirling down to Echunga to Meadows, over to Kangarilla to Chapel Hill Rd and
on to the Beach Road winery for pizza etc. and a taste of wine. Everyone enjoyed themselves and had a wonderful
outing in their cars.

Next month we are travelling south to a “Christmas in July” lunch at the Old Noarlunga Hotel set by Alex and Sue on
Sunday the 21st July, meeting at the Feathers Hotel carpark at 9.30 am. Another great day. If you wish to wear
something to get into the spirit of Christmas in July, please do so.

Our August run is on Sunday 18th. Sue and Rory have planned a run to Kersbrook Hill Wines and Cider for morning
tea. This is a run to the north with coffee/tea and muffins for $6. It will be nice to see you there.

I have included the rest of the events for the year, so you can mark them off in your diaries, the only ones left to be set
are the mid-week runs for September and November which Lawrie and Kaye are working on.

The mid-week run to Ashbourne on 10th July will enable you and your cars to charge your batteries and get out in the
fresh country air, Thanks to Kaye and Lawrie.

See you there on the runs.

Natalie Farrell
Social Secretary

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

July 21st              (Sunday)  Christmas in July run – Meet at Feathers Hotel Carpark 10.00 am for a 10.15 am departure finishing up at the “Old Noarlunga Hotel 38 Patapinda Road, Old Noarlunga for hearty a-la-carte lunch. Contact Alex (0412 823789) or Sue (0409 675 343) to book in for lunch.

Aug 11th              (Sunday) MSCA Super Sprint, Mallala

Aug 18th             (Sunday)  Run to the Kersbrook Hill Wines and Cider – Meet at the Feather’s Hotel Carpark at 9.45am

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

Sept 8th             (Sunday)   MSCA Super Sprint, Mallala

Sept 17th           (Tuesday)  General Meeting, Sporting Car Club 8.00 pm

Sept 22nd         (Sunday)  Day of Triumph – Information t.b.a.

Oct 15th             (Tuesday) General Meeting, Sporting Car Club 8.00pm

Oct 19th to 27th  – TSOA Nationals, Albany WA

Oct 20th           (Sunday)  MSCA Super Sprint,  “The Bend” – East Circuit

19th Nov          (Tuesday) General Meeting, Sporting Car Club 8.00 pm

Nov 3rd            (Sunday)  Observation Run – Information TBA

Nov 23rd         (Saturday Evening) End of Year Dinner – Information TBA

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?