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President’s Report – August 2021

Saturday, August 28th, 2021

PRESIDENT’S REPORT – August 2021

Welcome to a new TSOA Club year!  South Australia is still doing well with reasonably few Covid restrictions and so together with the rising rate of vaccinations I am hoping we have a better year than we did in 2020/2021.

The AGM last month went smoothly with most members of the Committee including me as President, being renominated and elected unopposed.  Whilst this is an excellent result, most current members have been on the Committee for more than 10 years.  It is imperative for the future success of the Club to draft new members on to the Committee.   To this end I will be asking all Committee members, where possible during the year, to seek new nominees to the Committee for the 2022 AGM.

In the meantime as a matter of urgency the Vice President, Ian Rigby, would be very pleased to hear from anyone able to assist with various membership duties or to take over organization of the Day of Triumph which is planned for late March/early April 2022.  Give him a call now, his number is 0417 085 083.

As July’s meeting was cancelled due to a Covid lockdown, we held our annual pizza thank you to contributing club members, prior to the AGM. There was a good turn up and well deserved thanks were given!

Recently I have been in touch with members Bob Farrell (hip), Kevin Foster (heart) Tom Long (limited sight) and Roger Lange (hip), who have made and continue to make significant contributions to the Club.  Each is in good spirits and very much appreciated best wishes from the Club.  Frankie Merrett, ex social secretary of the Club about 8/10 years ago and resident of Boyanup WA, rang me from Perth last weekend.  She has been in hospital for the last 4 weeks following an ankle operation and, despite not losing her sense of humour, has the rehab blues.  If you know her, I’m sure she would appreciate a call from SA.

Check out the Club website while you’re at it!   I just sold a group of items leftover from my TR6 restoration and on the classified ads since December 2018.  Just proves the value of the website and patience!

And don’t forget to browse our social calendar later in this FASTRAK and also on the Club Website.  Some great events are coming up and it is pleasing to see the support that Bill and Margie are getting on a regular basis.  Unfortunately as we live at Victor Harbor and often have a commitment on Sunday mornings it is not always possible for Julie and me to get to organized Club runs.  Despite that we will do our best.

We look forward to seeing you at the next Club meeting.

Kind Regards, Peter Davidge, President

President’s Report – July 2021

Wednesday, July 28th, 2021

PRESIDENT’S REPORT – July 2021

Hi everyone.

Not much fun in July!  Travel plans disrupted continuously, a State Government lockdown and the Committee had to cancel the Club’s July meeting.   I hope you are doing as well as you can within the rules of the lockdown and hopefully, we will be out of it early this week.

Since my last report, I have had the opportunity to reconsider my position as President.   I have decided to toss my hat in the ring again and nominate for 2021/22.  That doesn’t preclude anyone else from nominating or, alternatively, considering joining the Committee.  If I am re-elected, I will retire the following year.

New members are required on the Committee.  That will be the challenge over the next 12 months!   Almost all current committee members have each spent more than 10 years serving the Club and they are happy to continue.   However, it is about time other members

  • check out the Committee/Club Representative positions as listed on the TSOA SA website
  • talk to Committee members about their roles. I am happy to speak to anyone who needs a little encouragement to get more involved.  Or why not ask Ian Rigby about organising the Day of Triumph and taking that over with his help. He has decided to relinquish the role.
  • nominate for a position (contact Duane Kaak our Secretary) and
  • join us at the AGM on Tuesday 17 August 2021, the next normal Club meeting

Well, that’s enough spruiking, but it would be nice to think that members are sufficiently enthused by and interested in the Club to maintain its ongoing success.

National Meeting Memories – 1981, 40 years ago

 

The above pictures were provided to me by Tony Case (co-founder of the Club).  The 1981 Adelaide Nationals were the first conducted over a week and set the framework for organising all future National Meetings both here and interstate.  That is something the Club can be proud of, as the same format exists today.  We still have race days, entertaining social events, observation runs, display days, an emphasis on touring and who knows whether we drink as much or drive as fast.

The group photo of delegates at the “Unofficial Party” looks more like a Wild West family gathering.  But believe it or not it isn’t!  Disguised in 1980 outfits are various members at the time including Tony Case, Bob and Margaret Anderson, Chris Barnes, Geoff Bills, Bill McGuiness, and Tom Hutchinson.  See if you can find them!

And finally, check out the social calendar for our upcoming program and commentary on the recent Christmas in July Run to the Yankalilla Hotel.  Well done to the organisers Sue and Alex Smithson!   This may become a regular annual event.

I look forward to seeing you at the AGM.  John Tuohy, if I recall, is next up to set the Club Quiz,

 

Kind regards,

Peter Davidge (President)

President’s Report June 2021

Sunday, June 27th, 2021

PRESIDENT’S REPORT – June 2021

 Hi everyone, I hope you have paid your subs for 2021/22 and updated your logbooks to ensure you are historically registered for next year.  There is still some time before we have to close off to honour our obligations under the Historic Registration Scheme and report all unfinancial TSOA members/drivers to DPTI.  If you haven’t already done so, make a resolution to do it this week by contacting a Club Representative listed on our website.

Last meeting was again well attended as members continued the logbook endorsement process.  It is a smooth process and certainly encourages members to come to our June and July meetings.   The Committee met before the meeting to review upcoming events and confirm

  • a club subsidy for the Christmas in July Run on Sunday 18 July
  • a return to the Royal Adelaide Golf Club for our Christmas dinner on Saturday 27 November and.
  • a club sponsored prize for our monthly quiz

John Tuohy surprised everyone and won Geoff Ellis’s quiz and it was pleasing to hear that Roger Lange had successfully sold Bob Farrell’s lovely TR8, shown below.  A beautiful car owned by a beautiful bloke!  Well done, Bob, Natalie and Roger!

 

The committee also confirmed Tuesday 17 August 2021, a normal Club meeting, as the date of our next AGM.  With great regret I advised the Committee and subsequently members at the Club meeting that I had decided not to continue as President in 2021/2022.  And so, you all have an opportunity to consider nominating for the position of President and serving the Club at the highest level.  It is an honour, a privilege and a vital role in ensuring the ongoing viability of the Club.  I never imagined or sought the role, but I have enjoyed it greatly.  I can honestly say that with the support given by a quality Committee who have all indicated their willingness to continue, anyone with the right interest and wishing to serve could do the job.  The Club needs someone to step up.  Why not you!  I am more than happy to have a chat about the Presidency, as are all members of the Committee about their respective roles.

Think seriously about nominating at the AGM.  I look forward to seeing you at the next meeting.

Kind regards, Peter Davidge (President)

President’s Report – May 2021

Thursday, May 27th, 2021

PRESIDENT’S REPORT – May 2021 

Well who would have thought that we could go away on a Weekender at this time of year and not catch a drop of rain!   We even missed the dust storm that enveloped the mid North late last weekend.  Apart from everything else, Bill and Margie Berlemon organised some sensational weather for us, although the well prepared and seeded paddocks could have done with a good drenching.

Highlights and surprises for me from the Weekender were as follows:

  • Before leaving Adelaide, the Vice President’s wife missed a freeway turn on the way to Bolivar. Guided by an expert navigator she took all the right turns from then on & made it safely (?) through the weekend.  Well done, Raelene!
  • On the drive to Pt Wakefield 2 Stags were wedged between 2 Wedges
  • My first finger bun for 3-5 years at the Pt Wakefield bakery. Heavenly!!
  • The growth and community pride in the townships of Kadina, Wallaroo and Pt Broughton since I was last there 10-15 years ago
  • At Wallaroo we were privileged to be briefed on the vital volunteer activities of the Sea Rescue Squadroneers. 50 years ago, they used tinnies for rescue and tin cans for communication.  Now you should see their equipment!  Top class vehicles for towing, the latest in communication equipment and 7.5m rescue vessels that are navy class!

  • Duane learnt a new joke at the BBQ tea provided by PADARC (Pirie & Districts Automotive Restorers Club). So, book in early for our next meeting when Duane might just retell it.

To the left was the spectacular sunset on our first night in Pt Pirie

  • The RSL Military Museum at Pt Pirie featuring memorabilia from all conflicts Aussies have been engaged in since the Boer War and a fully restored troop-carrying chopper used in Vietnam Opened in 2009 and a brilliant display!
  • A delicious pasty at the Jamestown bakery. I should have had another one!
  • A visit to Jack’s shed at Jamestown where he displays, with great joy, an incredible collection of minitiarised and motorised tractors, tanks, ferris wheels and belt driven apparatus as well as an impressive array of scaled outback dunnies with authentic redback spiders. All built and operated expertly by Jack himself.  And unlike many Triumphs all exhibits started first go!!
  • Apart from our visit to the Gaol in Gladstone, the Smithson’s discovered a classy family restoration of the Booyoolee Hotel. Check it out for tea coffee, food, arts and craft, a relax or tour if you are anywhere near Gladstone.  This was the first time we’d been into the main township and it was well worth the visit.
  • Damper and billy tea at Gulnare (do you know where that is?), prepared by Sandy and Harry Osborn of central Australian tourism fame. The Kaak family were stranded here momentarily but, with the help of the only local mechanic, were soon on their way to pizzas at the Olive Bus in Clare.

Well, that wraps up an excellent Weekender.  Credit to Bill and Margie who continue to amaze with what they uncover in regional South Australia. Enjoyed by all!

Jack’s Shed 

 

Booyooloo Hotel    

Numbers at our last meeting were swelled by members anxious to get their logbooks endorsed.  A smooth operation was conducted by Ian Rigby and Colin White aided by latest subscription information from Treasurer. Alex.  Thanks Ian, Colin, and Alex and Kevin Foster at home, on behalf of the Club, for guiding the process so beneficial to members.  The rest of the meeting was quite lively, with Stephen Wade facing some spirited interventions during his quiz and Tony Rutter talking about his rare black TR7 Spider.  Geoff Ellis won the quiz after he got carried away, expertly answering 2 Rover questions without realising this would qualify him to run the next quiz.  Well done, Geoff!

In the immediate future subs are due, logbooks need endorsing and check the social calendar as outlined below.   Beyond that, the AGM will be coming up in August and I would encourage members to think seriously about nominating for a Committee position.  Each position is well established, current incumbents are well versed in their roles and are more than willing to assist you in anyway if you are interested.  Think about it!  The ongoing strength of the Club relies heavily on members continuing to volunteer their support.

See you at the next meeting.  Kind regards,

Peter Davidge (President)

President’s Report – April 2021

Tuesday, April 27th, 2021

PRESIDENT’S REPORT – April 2021

We are now in the depths of Autumn and approaching that time of year when we put our Triumph in the garage, hang up our gardening gloves and start searching Google for quality mulled-wine recipes.  But don’t despair; you can work on your Triumph in the garage and enjoy the various Club activities scheduled over the next few months.

On Sunday 18 April, a number of club members attended the Vintage and Classic Car Parade at McLaren Vale and 24 members wracked their brains on the Observation Run.  The Run took us through the Adelaide Hills and the upper reaches of the Fleurieu Peninsula arriving for a Club BBQ lunch at Mt Compass in perfect weather.  Two highly competitive couples won prizes at each event –

 

Noel and Cindy Schmidt – Best Dressed at McLaren Vale

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Roger and Cherri Lange  – Best Answers at Mt Compass

At our last meeting attendance was down slightly but, nevertheless, the level of conversation/discussion was quite lively.  Duane rounded the meeting off with an interesting quiz focussed on Dolomites.  This was particularly relevant given that 2021 is their 50th anniversary year.  Despite a large groan for getting one of the questions correct, Stephen Wade agreed to continue the quiz at our May meeting.

And while on anniversaries, TSOA Victoria celebrated their 60th anniversary recently with a drive to Ballarat and a book launch on the Anzac Day weekend.  Hopefully, Greg Page our librarian can get a copy of the book to add to the library.  I believe it has more than 300 pages so it should be an interesting read.

Subscriptions for 2021/22 will increase to $50pa from $40pa this year.  Despite this, a deficit is predicted for the year and our overall cash balance will reduce in line with our aims to promote additional member benefits and maintain a lower level of cash reserves.   The $50 compares more than favourably with subscriptions of other car clubs and is still significantly lower than the level that existed before Covid restrictions were imposed.   Notifications will be sent out in the next few weeks.

In previous Reports I have signalled why I chose my TR6 (because I liked the colour green!) and indicated that I would provide further details later.  Well, that time has arrived.   What follows is an abbreviated version of my ownership of TRSIX6 for just under 20 years and my subsequent purchase of TR8080 4 years ago.

My TR6 &TR8

My first involvement with motorized transport was at Uni when I thrashed around in my mother’s Ford Prefect.  I then purchased a Vespa 150 GS when I was about 19/20 years old.  This was followed by a Toyota Corona when I was 23 and after that I had a random set of vehicles rarely tinkering with any of them or even looking under the bonnet to see what was there.  In my 50’s I thought I might like to restore an old sports car and at an All British Day at Uraidla in the 1990’s I fell in love with a midnight blue TR6, on display with TSOA.

In 2016, much to the amazement of fellow TSOA friends and myself I sold our beloved TR6.  We purchased the car in pieces from a deceased estate in 1996 and I must thank Ron Corso for assisting with the sale.  Somehow, I got the silent vehicle home and into our garage.  It had been converted to RH drive, was mostly complete, rust free and came with a few boxes of miscellaneous spares.

A builder friend lent me some scaffolding which enabled me (and him) to remove the body and suspend it close to the garage ceiling and above the chassis.  This was pretty scary stuff, as I soon realized how much the body flexed when it was not attached to the chassis.  The car was now ready to work on.

At this stage I could put my lack of automotive skills to good use.  Over a period, I was able to remove the wiring loom, engine, differential, gear box, fuel tank, starter motor and other major/minor items from the chassis and their housings, as well as refurbish items such as nuts and bolts and make up a new veneer dash.  In between, I hand rubbed down to bare metal the body, doors, bonnet, and boot (ably assisted by Dave Wilson), removing 2 layers of blue paintwork and having the car resprayed in the original emerald-green.   The interior trim was also beautifully jazzed up by Alan Smith on Regency Road. Some tears on the chassis (where the diff. is fixed) required welding and the chassis was then sent off for respraying.

The engine and diff. were thoroughly reconditioned by Bob and Vin Anderson respectively (thanks guys).  Somehow, I had arrived at a point where I could attempt to reassemble all my gleaming components.  I was convinced it could look like a TR6 again, but this required a range of skills that I was well short of.  So the pieces sat in the garage for a further 2 years.

The hero in this story is another TSOA member Rory Gibson, who was a power station engineer, a good friend and a TR6 owner who had a lot of experience in the intricacies of what went where and why things worked.  Rory joined me at home every Wednesday for about 2 years and finally in 2002 a brilliant emerald-green TR6 was cleared by the Regency Park Vehicle Inspectors.  Subsequently I won 9 National and 6 State awards with the car.  And then I sold it (it is now in chilly Norway), replacing it with a genuinely nice TR8 (green again) which we still have.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I tell this abbreviated story to inspire others as I started with no intricate knowledge of cars and no specific knowledge of TR6’s but an overriding confidence in the support I could get from being a member of TSOA.  Dreams can come true but not necessarily on time and on budget!

Well I hope you enjoyed this story.  FasTRak is a great avenue for members to tell their own individual stories and for us all to get to know each other a little better.  I’m sure there are plenty of interesting stories out there and so I will be calling for volunteers in the near future.

PS Congratulations to Kaye and Laurie Placing on getting SA plates for their Stag.

 

Kind regards,

Peter Davidge (President)

President’s Report – March 2021

Sunday, March 28th, 2021

PRESIDENT’S REPORT – MARCH 2021

 Well, another month is behind us and in that time, we had an excellent March meeting and a great turnout for the Day of Triumph at Civic Park, Ti Tree Gully.

Attendance at the last meeting was as good as it has been all year.  Members were treated to a hot supper and 2 cars on stage, a 1964Van Den Plas ‘Princess’ and a 2004 Clubman (Mazda MX5 essentials) presented respectively by Stephen Wade and Chez Hobbs. Thanks to the presenters and to Duane for organising the cars on stage.   No Triumphs but both cars were of interest.

Other highlights of the night included

  • a quiz by Roger Lange, on Spitfires, won by Duane. This looks like being a regular monthly feature
  • a regalia fashion parade and auction and
  • display of a magnificent quilt made by Natalie Farrell from National Rally regalia and insignias

Unfortunately, I was unable to attend the Day of Triumph as I had another commitment at Victor Harbor.  Given the short notice, I was quite concerned that we might be well down on numbers.  However, Ian Rigby, informs me that the day was highly successful, with 40 cars displayed, including those of a number of reasonably new members.  He had great support from all who attended and very much appreciated the Primo breakfast/lunch vouchers supplied by Dino and Lisa Vitesse.

Margie and Bill have a full quota for the Weekender in May.  That is great news and don’t forget the Observation Run coming up shortly on Sunday 18 April.  Details are supplied elsewhere.

And to the left is why I like green.

If you are travelling over Easter, I hope the weather is fine and the roads are safe.  I look forward to seeing you again in April.

Kind regards,

Peter Davidge (President)

President’s Report – February 2021

Friday, February 26th, 2021

PRESIDENT’S REPORT – FEBRUARY 2021

This will be a relatively short report as I am still in Melbourne with my family.  Now that SA is opening the border to Greater Melbourne, we will be returning home on 7 or 8 March, hopefully, after 2 more family gatherings.

Well, apart from what we must do to remain Covid Safe, it feels like we are close to being back to normal activities.  Monthly meetings are occurring, supper and cars on stage have resumed, our social calendar is well in hand and a healthy racing program is in evidence.  The National Meeting Committee has also been busy and has a fully subscribed list of delegates who can’t wait to get to the Barossa Valley in late October 2021.  Details should be reported elsewhere in this edition of FastTRak.

My thanks to Vice President Ian Rigby for running the February meeting in my absence.  In addition to supper, members were treated to a

  • a quiz by Kaye Placing (thanks a million!) and
  • a presentation of Matthew Taylor’s TR7 with Sprint Engine.

An upcoming and exciting innovation is the transfer of our Day of Triumph (Concours and Show and Shine) to Sunday, 21 March 2021 from its normally later date in the year.  As Council approvals have only just come through, we have been unable to give club members greater notice.  Further details are provided in this FastTRak and members will be reminded again before the event.  So start polishing and let’s see if we can significantly boost the numbers the Club has had on display in recent years.  This is a great opportunity to compare your car with others and get some pointers as to what improvements you might make to your beloved Triumph.  Summer is rapidly running out (if we ever had one this year!), so use it as an excuse to get another day out with your Triumph.

And don’t forget the Observation Run and of course our traditional Weekender which are not far away. Details and dates are included in the Social Calendar.

In early January I sent an email, entitled “Your Club”, to a number of members seeking to personally encourage greater involvement in club activities, rather than just enjoying the benefits of historic registration.  In addition to the initial responses received, a further response elicited a rather nice TR8 that I thought was worthy of including here.

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I look forward to seeing you again in March.

Kind regards,

Peter Davidge (President)

PRESIDENT’S REPORT – NOVEMBER 2020

Monday, December 14th, 2020

PRESIDENT’S REPORT – NOVEMBER 2020

Not a lot has happened this month in terms of Club activities.  I have overseen the cancellation of another Club meeting (bugger!) and sadly our annual Observation Run.  Despite all this I hope you have been able to jump in your Triumph and forget your Covid worries for a time.

We have had 2 zoom meetings.   One with the Club Committee to discuss next year’s program, the format of Club meetings and our Day of Triumph display and the other our regular Nationals Committee meeting.  Both meetings went well.  I am hoping that we can hold our Day of Triumph earlier next year, either in late March or early April.  Ian Rigby is working towards achieving that.

As I mentioned in my last report, All British Day (ABD), as we know it, has been cancelled.  Following a suggestion made at our last meeting I wrote to the Chair of the Committee expressing TSOA’s appreciation of the effort they had gone to prior to deciding to cancel.  I have heard that there are further developments to be announced soon concerning the 2021 ABD.  This is unconfirmed at this stage but.  keep your ears close to the ground.  Maybe we should have a Club Run, “In place of the ABD”, on the proposed day, 14 February 2021 (Valentine’s Day).

On 9 November Duane Kaak, Roger Lange and I attended MSCA SA’s AGM at the MG Car Club Clubrooms.  Despite Covid they have been able to successfully run their 5/6 scheduled race days for the year and achieve a small surplus.  I was impressed by their strong volunteering spirit.  Roger Lange, who was re-elected Treasurer for the 19th year in a row, exemplifies this.  Well done Roger!

On a sad note Graham Jones, husband of Gwyn and proud owner of a magnificent yellow GT6, passed away recently.  Our thoughts go out to Gwyn and her family.  Graham joined the Club in 1970, never lost his love of Wales, was truly knowledgeable about Triumphs and had a quietly engaging personality.  He will be sorely missed.  I remember how meticulously he always presented his car and the photos below, taken at Milang in 2013, clearly show this.

 

And well done to Neil Martin, Duane Kaak and Bryan Young, the Legends of the Lake.  All did PB’s and sounds like they had a ball!!

Details of the remaining social calendar for the year are included elsewhere in FastTRak.  Let’s hope we can do some extra catching up over Christmas and the New Year to make up for all the opportunities we missed in 2020.

In the meantime, I wish all members a safe and enjoyable Christmas and especially those who might be travelling interstate or being visited from interstate to see their families once again.

See you again soon.

Kind regards, Peter Davidge (President)

President’s Report – October 2020

Monday, November 9th, 2020

Behind us is another month under Covid 19 restrictions that still allow us to enjoy a reasonable
lifestyle compared with most of the eastern States. We are largely free to visit friends, socialize,
travel and meet together. What a blessing!

On the Sunday before the last meeting, Ian Rigby’s run to the Tanunda Chocolate factory was well
attended and a good number of Triumph’s graced the carpark.

The countryside was in superb condition, the roads were good and the weather, although
threatening, never dampened our spirits. The Chocolate factory is a real showpiece (multimillion $
investment) with separate display, viewing, dining and winetasting areas. Well worth a visit! It will
be showcased as part of our 2021 National Rally program.

The visit to the Barossa also gave members of the Rally Committee a chance
to review a couple of locations that are being considered. One member paid
particular attention to the comfort of seating likely to be offered.

Attendance at the last meeting was considerably below normal numbers of 35-
50. Unfortunately, due to Covid, we are unable to have on-stage car displays
and provide supper, so we are looking at other ways we can make our monthly
meetings of more interest to members. Please pass on any suggestions you
may have to the Committee.

If you are unaware, All British Day for 2021(14 February) has been cancelled.
In view of the myriad of requirements imposed in relation to contact tracing,
marshalling, signage, social distancing, hygiene and cleaning, the ABD Committee decided to
postpone their next event until 2022. Disappointing but clearly understandable.

The MSCA Sprint event at the Bend on Sunday 4 October was an exciting day by all accounts and
continued the enormous competition between Neil Martin and Duane Kaak. Our flag marshal quota
was filled successfully, and I thank all who volunteered, braving the rather bracing conditions on the
day.

The MSCA SA has invited any interested members to their AGM on Monday 9 November at 8pm at
the MG Car Club clubrooms, 93 Chief St., Brompton.

Details of the remaining social calendar for the year are included elsewhere in FastTRak. Don’t
forget the informal end of year function on Saturday 5 December at B.Social, Oakden. It is a Club
subsidized event and if you haven’t been to a meeting for a while or are a newer member, join us
for some Christmas spirit!

And by the way, as I’ve had no contact or comment about the Suppliers Register as yet, the writeup has been included again in this FastTRak.

See you again soon.

Kind regards,
Peter Davidge
President

President’s Report September 2020

Monday, October 5th, 2020

Well as nerve-wracking as it might have been, I’m through my first meeting and the Club is off to a great start for the 20/21 year.

Bill and Margie’s social calendar (put it in your diary!) is more or less set for the first 3 to 4 months of the year.

They started with a memorable run to Strathalbyn where we visited Collectable Classics and Gilberts Motor Museum. Both locations were well worth a visit and absolutely captured everyone’s interest. Gilbert’s was much bigger and more comprehensive than I had imagined. Brilliant! Check out what Glen Dix (our Grand Prix flag-waver) has loaned to their library! And if you haven’t been there, make sure you pay them a visit. It is an exceptional regional attraction and a credit to the volunteers who have put it together.

An A-Model Ford (1927-31) rolled up in original and full working condition while we were there. Owned by a local family it is likely to be displayed in the museum soon. Despite the possibility of showers there was a great turn up of people, as well as Triumphs and an E-type Jag. Bill and Margie arranged a surprise fete adjacent to the museum and local hostelries entertained us for lunch.

The balance of the current social calendar is detailed elsewhere. However, the good news is that we will be having an informal end of year function on Saturday 5 December. Several Awards will be presented on the night. If you haven’t been to a meeting for a while or are a newer member, join us for some Christmas spirit! Further really good news is that the Club will be subsidising the event!

Before signing off, I would also like to encourage members to get more involved in the Club. We are strong at the moment, but we can always be stronger. Getting more involved doesn’t need to be onerous. I guarantee you will get support and have some fun. Join us at a social event, bring your car out on a run, talk to one of the Committee about what is involved in their portfolio attend 1 or 2 more meetings or write an article for FastTRak. The rewards far outweigh any extra effort.

See you again soon. Kind regards,

Peter Davidge
President