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50th anniversary of the TR5 by John Tuohy

Thursday, August 9th, 2018

 

The first British sports car with petrol injection was a new 6 cylinder 2.5 litre engine. A big rise in size and power. Top speed 125mph (UK Spec 0-50 6.5 seconds Standing ¼ mile 16.5 seconds).

In October 1967 British Leyland, in order to keep up with the increasing power upgrades of the Austin Healy, the MG’s were still on the 1500 BMC Motors although there were rumours of a 6 cylinder version maybe in the pipeline!!  By now the TR4A was getting somewhat antiquated. British Leyland needed an interim model with a 15 month (at most) production run.  The new 6 cylinder motor, derived from the existing 2000cc motor developed 90 BHP,  and, by increasing the stroke, achieved 125BHP.

To increase the power and for the first time in a production sports car Lucas Mechanical fuel injection was installed which caused a lot of chagrin amongst mechanics not used to this system.

A total build of 2947 cars over a 15 month period between 1967 and 1968, chassis numbers CPI-CP3096.  As the American market would not allow the TR5 with fuel injection, British Leyland detoxed the motor with twin carbies and called them TR250.  8484 built between August 1967 and September 1968, chassis numbers CDI-CD8594.

My car is CD686.  All my numbers still match although the car has had two restorations and, according to Vin Anderson, was the first TR5 in Australia.  It was flown in for car shows.  If not the first in Australia, it was the first in South Australia.

JOHN TUOHY.

 

Triumph TR5 – from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Overview.
A new six cyclinder Triumph TR arrived in 1967, the TR5. The TR 5 engine was a larger version of the unit used in the 2000 Saloon range and measured 2498cc and produced 150 bhp. Wheelbase 2240 mm (7ft 4in), length 3908 mm (12ft 9.625in), width 1470 mm (4ft 10in) and height 1170 mm (3ft 10in).

Another all new feature on the TR5 was the use of a Lucas Fuel Injection system, a first for a British sports car.
Externally the TR5 looked much the same as he TR4A and optional extras were carried over for buyers to choose from. The TR5 sold in small numbers until the arrival of the TR6 in 1968.

The Triumph TR5 was built for a 15 month period between 1967 and 1968 by the Triumph Motor Company in the United Kingdom, during which time approximately 2,947 cars were built.

The main differences to the TR4A were under the Giovanni Michelotti designed bonnet, and the most significant of these was the engine and a hot cam. The TR5 boasted a 2.5 litre straight six fuel injected engine developing around 150 bhp (110 kW) and produced performance equal to many 1990’s sport sedans. The engine was carried forward to the TR6. At the time, fuel injection (or petrol injection as it was sometimes called back then) was uncommon in road cars. So much so that Triumph claimed in their sales brochure that it was the “First British production sports car with petrol injection”.  This engine could propel the TR5 from 0 to 60 mph in just 8.1 seconds and on to a top speed of 125 mph (201 km/h).

The TR5 came equipped with front disc brakes, independent rear suspension, rack and pinion steering and a four speed gearbox. The available optional extras included overdrive, wire wheels and a hard top with detachable roof panel and a small removable frame with vinyl cover – known as the ‘Surrey Top’. In 1968,  the basic price of the TR5 in the UK was 1,260 pounds including taxes, with extras, wire wheels (38 pounds), overdrive (60 pounds) and a tonneau cover (13 pounds).

The TR5 was produced in small numbers when compared with the later TR6, with just 2,947 units produced in 1967/8 – the first car being assembled on 29th August 1967 and the last made on 19th September 1968. In a similar period 8,484 TR250’s were built for the US market. Only 1,161 TR5’s were produced for the UK market, with the remainder being LHD TR5’s and going to France, Belgium and Germany amongst others.

The TR5 was available in the following colours;

Signal Red, White, Jasmine Yellow, Wedgwood Blue, Royal Blue and Valencia Blue.

The TR5 was virtually identical to the TR250, built during the same period for the North Amercian market. Due to price pressures and emission regulations the TR250 was fitted with twin Zenith-Stromberg carburettors rather than the Lucas fuel injection system, and took 10.6 seconds to get to 60 mph (97 km/h).

Jeremy Clarkson labelled the TR5 as “the best TR ever” and named it #74 on his list of Top 100 cars.

 

 

 

Minutes of General Meeting 17/7/18

Thursday, July 19th, 2018

 

TSOA GENERAL MEETING  17th July 2018

 

Meeting Opened at 8:03pm     

 

  1. Welcome:
    • Apologies: Andy Hill, Tom Long, Peter & Julie Davidge, Sue & Rory Gibson, Geoff Ellis, John Wood, Neil Martin, Bob & Lorraine Cini, Greg Page, Mike Bonning, Trevor Lindsay, Bill Galer, Gary “Spitfire” Button.
    • Guests/Visitors/New Members: None
    • Previous Minutes: Proposed by accepted by Dean Bogisch, Seconded by David Stephens

 

  1. Presidents Report – Ian Rigby
    • A thank you pizza dinner was held tonight to thank all the committee, appointees and volunteers. Support for next year was also discussed, helpers are needed for some important roles.
    • A 6 month review report was published in the latest Trak.
    • Great run held on the weekend just gone.
    • The TR6 as advertised on our website and discussed at last meeting, has now gone to Far North Queensland, Ian assisted the new owner with transfers, parts, help and advice for which both parties were very thankful.
    • Reminder that next month is the AGM.

 

  1. Secretary’s Report – Duane Kaak
    • Magazines received are available to members. No official correspondence in or out.
    • Duane advised will be away overseas next month so is an apology for the AGM, but is willing to nominate again for Secretary role.

 

  1. Treasurer’s Report – Alex Smithson
    • Balance at bank is $50,241 being $3,645 more than last month.
    • Allowance for next SA National Meeting is now at $9,592.
    • Subscriptions totalling $14,450 received, equal to 85% of the Budget. 23 members to renew with 11 cars on the Club Registration scheme.
    • Alex will be an apology for the AGM but is willing to renominate for Treasurer position.

 

  1. Social Report – Peggy Argent
    • Peggy highlighted that all the upcoming Social events are detailed in the last printed Trak.
    • Supper roster vacancy exists for the September meeting, Peggy encouraged members to nominate to assist with Supper at the meeting.

 

  1. Competition Report – Duane Kaak
    • Duane advised Neil Martin is away for next 3 – 4 months, but Neil will be participating in an event at Winton VIC on July 28th.
    • The TSOA is required to supply Flag Marshalls for the MSCA Supersprint on August 19th . See Duane or Roger Lange if able to assist.

 

  1. Library Report – Greg Page
    • No report.

 

  1. Regalia Report – Sue Smithson
    • Sue advised due to her upcoming holiday tonight was the last chance to purchase Regalia until September.
    • A special offer of free ladies cap with purchase of mens cap was offered to members.
    • A Free windscreen shade was offered to any member present who could get the item back into the original packaging.
    • Only 2 beanies remain in stock from recent order.

 

  1. Magazine Editor’s Report – Marg & Dean Bogisch
    • Thanks expressed for all the contributions. This month will be a fast Trak. Next month is the AGM and the position will be vacant and Dean & Marg will not be renominating.
    • Dean & Marg are happy to train a new incumbent.

 

  1. Website Report – Roger Lange
    • Roger again brought a laptop computer to the meeting to train members on how to use the TSOA website.
    • Roger will publish items sent through to him.

 

  1. Conditional Registration Report – Kevin Foster
    • Kevin reported there are 209 cars in total participating in the Club Registration scheme.
    • As a new financial year had begun, there are 55 cars that need log books updated.
    • Members reminded to report sale of vehicles and to return the logbook.
    • It was noted that the last 2 months have not had many new cars join the scheme.

 

  1. General Business

12.1 Display Day – Day of Triumph. David Stephens advised we are joining the TR Register National meeting display on Saturday October 20th at Glenelg. Approx. 50 Sidescreen TR’s will be on display, hoping to have 100 cars in total.

 

  1. Parts or Cars For Sale or Wanted
    • A white 1975 Stag has been offered for sale by the daughter of the owner, unknown details of Stag, mobile telephone number was provided for follow up.
    • Roger Lange was contacted by someone seeking a GT6, any year, any condition.

 

  1. Raffle

Won by Kevin McEnroe (Meat Tray)

 

  1. Cars on Stage
    • Duane Kaak displayed his TR7 V8 and spoke of recent engine change and other work undertaken.

 

  1. Thanks expressed to Supper Roster volunteers, Fay Esau and Peggy Argent.

 

Meeting Closed: 8:47pm

TSOA WEEKENDER 2018

Thursday, March 22nd, 2018

TSOA Weekender 2018

Explore the SOUTHERN YORKE PENINSULA

Friday May 18th – Sunday May 20TH, 2018

Weekender Includes . . .

Visit to the Watsacowie Brewery at Minlaton

Visit the Red Baron plane at Minlaton

Visit the Chocolate place at Minlaton

Accommodation at Stansbury Motel

Play a game of lawn Bowls at Stansbury

Visit the Tidal pool at Edithburgh

Visit the Wattle Point Wind Farm at Edithburgh

Visit the Alpaca Farm

Visit to the Military Museum at Bublacowie

Visit to the Barley Stack Winery

Meals at Stansbury Bowling Club, Pt Clinton Community Club

Meet Friday 18th May

OTR Bolivar (859 Pt Wakefield Road Bolivar)

8.45am for a 9.00am Departure

Cost:  $200.00 pp twin share

Individual and Children’s Rates –by negotiation.

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

Payment by the April meeting, or EFT to Treasurer.

ALL BRITISH DAY 2018 – BRIEF UPDATE

Monday, December 4th, 2017

The organising committee for the 2018 All British Day event at Echunga Oval on the 11th February 2018 is pleased to announce it has received 847 registrations to display vehicles on the day.   This compares very favorably to 745 for the 2017 event.

It was pleasing to receive 65% (553) of registrations electronically via the new ABD website and the balance 35% (294) by paper/postal registration.  Hopefully as entrants become more familiar with the new ABD website www.allbritishday.com the percentage of electronic registrations will increase, resulting in cost and time savings in the administration of the event thus allowing the organising committee to apply funds to further improve the event.

For 2018 the event has attracted new sponsors as well as the continued support from its long term valued sponsors.  I would encourage everyone to take a few minutes on the day to walk around the ovals to check out the sponsors/trade exhibitors and support them where you can.

History has shown that when entrant vehicle registrations are on the rise so is public support and attendance for the event.  Consequently we are anticipating strong public support to help create a successful event for 2018.

For those in the TRiumph Sports Owners club that have registered or are otherwise supporting the event, on behalf of the organising committee, we look forward to seeing you on the day and thank you for your support of the event.

Geoff Ellis

Quick Calendar of Events – June to August

Monday, May 29th, 2017

 

JULY

Sat/Sun 1st/2nd              Super Sprint & All Triumph Race/Regularity Wakefield Park Goulbourn

Wed 12th                          Mid Week Run meet The Pavillion Greenhill Rd from 9.45am departing 10.30am

Sun 16th                           MSCA Super Sprint

Tues 18th                         General Meeting Sporting Car Club King William Road Unley 8.00pm

Sun 23rd                           Christmas in July meet Burnside Town Hall Carpark 9.45am for 10.00am departure

Tues 25th                         Informal Lunch – Cafe Buongiorno Mitcham 12.00 noon

Sun 30th                           Modern Regularity C/Championship Mallala

AUGUST

Tues 15th                         AGM Sporting Car Club King William Road Unley 8.00pm

Sun 20th                           “No Sheet” Run meet Civic Park 10.00am

Sun 27th                           MSCA Super Sprint

TSOA NATIONAL RALLYE – 2017 VICTORIA

Monday, March 13th, 2017

21ST Oct to 28th Oct 2017

Saturday Arrival and Registration

Welcome Dinner at the Gateway

Sunday Pride of Ownership at Apex Park

Free afternoon

Dinner at Jubilee Golf Club

Monday Scenic tour Ovens, Happy and Kiewa Valleys

 Lunch at Boynton’s Feathertop Winery

Tuesday Competition at Barnawartha North circuit, or Coach trip to Benalla

Lunch Provided

BBQ ‘dinner’ and karaoke evening at the Gateway

Wednesday Boat trip on Lake Mulwala & the Ned Kelly Last Stand Experience  at Glenrowan

Lunch at Byramine Homestead

Thursday Observation Run, Eldorado, Yackandandah, Bonegilla and Hume Weir

Packed Lunch at Bonegilla

Dinner at the Pre Vue restaurant

Friday Beechworth, including a guided walking tour

Lunch at Bridge Road Brewery

Presentation Dinner at the Gateway

Saturday Check out and head  for home

Quick Calendar – March to end of May 2017

Sunday, February 26th, 2017

MARCH

Thurs-Sun 2nd-5th              Clipsal

Sun 12th                           MSCA Super Sprint

Sun 19th                           Afternoon Run meet 4.30pm Haywood Park Unley Park

Tues 21st                          General Meeting Sporting Car Club King William Road Unley 8.00pm

Tues 28th                         Informal Lunch – Cafe Buongiorno Mitcham 12.00 noon

APRIL

Sun 9th                            Modern Regularity Mallala

Tues 18th                         General Meeting Sporting Car Club King William Road Unley 8.00pm

Sat/Sun 22nd/23rd             Historic Race meeting Mallala

Sun 23rd                           Brunch Run meet Civic Park opp Tea Tree Plaza 8.30am

MAY

Sun 7th                            MSCA  6hr Regularity Relay Mallala

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

Fri-Sun 19th-21st               Annual Weekender – meet from 9.00am Zeea’s Eatery Glenunga

Tues 23rd                         Informal Lunch – Cafe Buongiorno Mitcham 12.00 noon

Sun 28th                           Modern Regularity  Mallala

 

Quick Calendar to end of May 2017

Saturday, January 28th, 2017

 

FEBRUARY

Sun 12th                           All British Day – Echunga 10.00am onwards

Tues 21st                          General Meeting Sporting Car Club King William Road Unley 8.00pm

Sun 26th                           MSCA Picnic Virgara Winery 11.00am onwards

 

MARCH

Thurs-Sun 2nd-5th              Clipsal

Sun 12th                           MSCA Super Sprint

Sun 19th                           Afternoon Run meet 4.30pm Haywood Park Unley Park

Tues 21st                          General Meeting Sporting Car Club King William Road Unley 8.00pm

Tues 28th                         Informal Lunch – Cafe Buongiorno Mitcham 12.00 noon

 

APRIL

Tues 18th                         General Meeting Sporting Car Club King William Road Unley 8.00pm

Sun 23rd                           Brunch Run meet Civic Park opp Tea Tree Plaza 8.30am

 

MAY

Sun 7th                            Peter Hall 6hr Regularity

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

Fri-Sun 19th-21st           Annual Weekender – details TBA

Tues 23rd                         Informal Lunch – Cafe Buongiorno Mitcham 12.00 noon

 

ALL BRITISH DAY EVENT 2017 – REGISTRATION

Wednesday, October 19th, 2016

ALL BRITISH DAY EVENT 2017 – REGISTRATION

I expect by now, those who have previously been involved in the All British Day event will have received communication from the President of the event, either by email or post, providing an update with regard to registration for the February, 2017 event.

Unfortunately our best attempts to make registration available electronically were thwarted by various issues.  Consequently it will be necessary for each entrant to lodge their Entry Form manually.

To lodge your Entry, whether you are a repeat attendee or new attendee, download the Entry Form from the website www.allbritishday.com, complete and return it to the postal address shown on the Form.  There are several alternatives for payment of fees for your entry but please ensure you clearly provide the requested information, particularly if you are paying electronically.

This year there is a strict close off date for Entries as printed on the Entry Form.  Please ensure you get your entry and payment in before 15th November, 2016 otherwise you could miss out!

This event like many similar events relies heavily on volunteers not only on the day of the event but also on the Saturday prior to the event to assist with setting up the grounds and immediately after the event on Sunday to assist with clearing the site.  If you can help in any way for any period of time your services would be most welcome.

Should you have any questions or are unable to download the Entry Form please contact me.

Geoff Ellis

All British Day Committee Member

0408 829 195

Emissions from the Crankcase

Friday, July 22nd, 2016

TSOA has been around since 1965 so we can’t ignore Case history. A great club.

So don’t fall asleep and out of your mag wheelchair.  Get set for a master blast from a past master.

Now as a reminder, there are some that have been, and some that have not been, and not all that could have been, indeed would have been, had  they not made a scene.

Some would have been if they could have been a little more keen but we definitely know that one HAS been, and what’s more that we’re sure always WILL be. That just happens to be the Case.

Some sleeping dogs lie, but I reckon it’s better they come clean and tell the truth, especially if they are barking up the wrong TRee. You know I won’t give up on you, so don’t give up on me you soothsayers and TSOAers and continue to follow me on Casebook: for my latest offering titled “The Adventures of Siddowne and Shuddarp”.

These were two fellows belonging to an historic car club, with Shuddarp being a person who apparently did not believe in Siddowne’s right to freedom of speech, which is odd really, as they had never met.

As ancient history reveals, Siddowne had been fast asleep for 28 years before he was woken up and awarded Life Membership, so Shuddarp thought, without thought, that Siddowne had gone back to sleep for the next 23 years and therefore mistakenly concluded was a ‘has been’ whereas Siddowne had proof that Shuddarp was a ‘never been’ so they begged to differ. Get it. Woof.

If after Siddowne had sat down and shut up, and Shuddarp had not stood up and shouted down Siddowne, then the differences in between would never have been.

The motto of this story is this. If you’re out of order then you’re not in place and you should have been and could have been if you had taken the time not to be seen as a has been, or actually should he mean evergreen?

If Shuddarp had been keen not to make a scene and come clean and was stood down, then in the history of the Club he would be the ONLY one as a has been, and most likely would again be never seen, and remain as a Life Member Could’ve  Been.

If Shuddarp only knew how lucky he was not to be known as Mister Been, and gone.

He may well too have been a has been if the Committee had been brought in to convene on the scene to intervene.

But Siddowne wasn’t keen to be mean. So, until next time I’m seen, kindly be seated and be quiet.

TONY CASE