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“We got us a Convoy”

Sunday, August 20th, 2017

Although off to a nervous start i did manage to get all Triumphs in convoy today for a quick run through the northeast and Range Road. Naturally(?) Our Triumphs left the modern cars behind and the rain stayed away for a fun and informative tour of Paracombe Premium Perry farm.

2017 TSOA Annual Display Day

Thursday, August 3rd, 2017

2017 TSOA Display day
12th November Semaphore Esplanade
Its on again and time to start thinking about polishing and dressing up those Triumphs.
This year we will be at Semaphore just by the public area south of the Steam Train Kiosk.
Entry will be opposite Coppin street and parking on the grassed area for Triumph Owners.
I will need several volunteer judges again and I’m look forward to working with them to pick the best of the best.
We will also be looking for those with pride in their cars and as usual Pride of ownership will be Judged.
Local traders are there for food and drink so No coffee bus will be on site.
You can bring a SMALL shade tent as this year allocation around the outer areas has been included in our display.
This year we have invited the Cadillac LaSalle Club of SA just for an added interest. There are some fine examples of these in SA and it will interesting to see what turns up on the day.
Why Cadillac?
Cadillac was Founded – August 22 in 1902 and has a rich history.
Cadillac is among the oldest automobile brands in the world, second in America only to fellow GM marque Buick. The firm was founded from the remnants of the Henry Ford Motor Company in 1902 and named after Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac. The founder of Detroit Michigan. So build a car and a town why not.
Cadillac was also the first American car to win the Royal Automobile Club of the United Kingdom’s Dewar trophy. This award is for Interchangeability of components just like Triumph.
Back to Triumph.
With the Standard Car Companies purchase of Triumph in 1944 the development of the Triumph 1800 was a solution to keeping the Marque afloat, they began exporting to the US and with the 1800 styling, 3 abreast seating, column gear change and folding dickie seat it was a good fit. Almost the length of Cadillac its features were suited to the American market and renamed the 2000 Roadster after an engine change. After that the rest is history and the models kept coming. Utilizing Jag engines swapped out chassis remake styling and the list goes on. With the Standard Car Companies roots starting not long after Cadillac in 1903 the merging of components and bodies the link is thin but there. That’s how I see it anyway.
So with all that history of different models, astute men with drive to succeed in a competitive market and global success how can we not display that to the public? So it’s worth getting them out from under the covers and onto the road.
This year on SUNDAY the 12 November drive to Semaphore.
Starting time is as usual around 8.30.
Cars need to be in position for judging no later than 10am when judging starts and the cut off for entry.
It’s a pity that during the last 12 months some of the clubs breeds have moved on especially Chuck and Dianne’s black beauty. As it won’t be there this year to take the front row I’m sure we will have a worthy contender. This will be decided on the day so if it takes my eye when you roll in then decision made.
Let’s hope the weather is kind and we get a good turnout.
See you all on the day
Ian Rigby

Quick Calendar of Events – June to August

Monday, May 29th, 2017



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


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

Social Snapshot – April 2017

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

The Breakfast Run on 23rd April organised by Ian Rigby ended in Lyndoch with 15 members cooking breakfast in the Lyndoch Recreation Park.    The weather was perfect and the Lyndoch Craft Fair was on, which a few people went to after breakfast.     Thanks to Ian for organising.

The mid week on 3rd May is being organised by Graham Jones and meeting at Joan’s Pantry in Hawthorndene at 10.00am for coffee before setting off for a run through the Hills ending up at the Inglewood Hotel for lunch.

The weekender is getting nearer and Margie & Bill have again put together a very good value package for us all.   This year the weekender is heading to Meningie and Kingston.   We will be stopping for two nights in Meningie with activities organised for each day.   We are sure all those who attend will have a full weekend of action and friendship.     These weekenders take a lot of organising and Margie & Bill certainly had added frustration with the breakdown of their car when doing all the routing over Easter.

David Stephens is organising a run on 18th June meeting at 10.30 for an 11.00am departure at the Unley Shopping Centre Carpark Unley Road Unley.   The run is heading to Tanunda and the Tanunda Hotel for lunch.     Contact David for more details.   See advert in TRak.

Sue & Alex Smithson are putting together a run on Sunday 23rd July meeting at Burnside Townhall at 10.00am.   This is heading to the Old Noarlunga Hotel where we will enjoy a
Christmas in July themed lunch for just $15.90 a head including dessert.   See advert in TRak.

There are still a few vacant spots on the Supper Roster so if you are able to help, please contact either Margie, Sue or Peggy and put your name down.   Thanks to those people who have already volunteered.




“Christmas in July” Run

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017



Meet at Burnside Town Hall Car Park  10.00am on the 23rd July

We will have a picturesque drive through the Adelaide Hills and Southern Vales. Destination – Old Noarlunga Hotel, 38 Patapinda Road

for a hearty Christmas Roast with all the trimmings.

Only $15.90 per head including dessert.

If you would like to get into the Christmas spirit, you could decorate yourself and your car with Christmas trim.

Details- Sue Smithson ph 0409 675 343



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

Girl Torque March 2017

Thursday, March 2nd, 2017

Girl Torque

Wow what crazy weather we are having….hot, cold, wet and who knows what’s coming next!

Thanks to everyone who has put their name on the supper roster…we still have some vacancies…if you can help out please let Sue or myself know.  Thanks to Phyllis Rutter who did supper last meeting. Great to have you on board!  We have cut the sweet money down, as the members don’t seem to be eating the sweets as much, so we can reassess this in winter.

Bill and I have been working on the Weekender, and it has all come to plan, including sailing on Lake Albert for those who want to take up the challenge! The Coorong is a fascinating place to visit, but there are a lot of miles to travel, so I hope the petrol is not a ridiculous price that weekend.

Condolences to Kevin Foster on the loss of his mother.

Kind regards

Margie Berlemon AM

Annual Weekender 2017

Monday, February 27th, 2017


Explore the Coorong Friday May 19th – Sunday May 21st

Meet Friday 19th May at Zeea’s Eatery 553 Portrush Road, Glenunga (behind Dan Murphy’s)

at 9.0am for Breakfast/9.30am Coffee/10.00am departure

Cost:  $180.00 pp to be confirmed

Possibility for members to join in Friday night at a reduced rate – Children’s Rates –by negotiation.

Weekend includes . . .

2 Ferry Trips – Wellington and Narrung

Cross the waters where Lake Alexandrina and Lake Albert meet

Travel the Narrung and Lake Albert Loop to Meningie

Go sailing on Lake Albert

Visit the Lighthouse and Museum at Kingston

Visit the Cheese Factory Museum at Meningie

Visit the Coorong Mechanical Restoration Car Club including Lunch at Meningie

Meals at Wellington Hotel,  Meningie Golf and Sailing Clubs,  RSL Hall,  Kingston Bowling Club and accommodation at Lake Albert Motel,  Meningie directly across the road from Lake Albert

Are you interested in going sailing on Saturday morning for an hour?  – One on one sailing on small boats – you only need shorts, shirt, beanie and runners…. Please advise when booking

Bookings essential: Margie 0438836837or email


Quick Calendar – March to end of May 2017

Sunday, February 26th, 2017


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


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


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


Social Snapshot – Feb / Mar 2017

Sunday, February 26th, 2017

Christmas and New Year celebrations are now well behind us and we are almost a quarter of the way through 2017.

The Ice Cream run to Noonies was well attended, as usual, with many people enjoying fish & chips, coffee, donuts and of course Ice Cream.   The night was very pleasant with no wind and a lovely sunset.    Noonies love having the Club each year.

All British Day on 12th February was apparently not very well attended and despite there being over 30 cars entered far less than that turned up on the day.    The weather was ideal for a day in the hills, not too hot nor too cold, no rain just pleasant.   Maybe the Day has become too much the same.   I heard a member say at the meeting that maybe the event should be held bi-annually rather than annually – food for thought maybe?

The run this month (Sunday 19th March) is an afternoon meet with an early chicken & salad dinner provided by the Club.   Peggy is the main organiser and we would like an indication of those who will be attending for catering purposes.    We anticipate you being home before it is dark, so not having to rely on the poor, by today’s standards, TRiumph lights!!

In April Ian is organising the annual breakfast/brunch run ending up in Lyndoch, so after you have devoured a cooked brunch you could visit some wineries in the area before heading home.

The annual weekender is also well into the planning stages and once again Margie & Bill have organised an amazingly good value weekend, this year being 2 nights down at Meningie on the Coorong.   The details are in the magazine so we would suggest you get in early and “bag” your place as numbers are limited due to the accommodation available.

If anyone is interested in organising a mid week run please go ahead and do so as we have not included them in the calendar this year due to the lack of interest last year.

There are a number of months where we need someone to do either savoury or sweet supper.  Please, if you can help out, put your name forward so it does not fall back on the same people each month.

Hope to see you out and about in your TRusty TRiumph soon!!