Archive for the ‘Social Scene’ Category

“Apres” Run 28th December

Sunday, December 31st, 2023

The after Christmas run on Thursday 28th December was a delightful affair, with in excess of 30 members enjoying a wonderful jaunt through the Adelaide hills that are remarkably green for this time of year. Our group showcased around 20 Triumphs with Stags and TR4s and 6s the most prevalent.

We gathered at the rear car park of the Feathers Hotel and took off around 11.00 am through the upper reaches of Burnside, past the Glen Osmond Golf Club, on and off the freeway quickly to take in the old Princes Highway and past The Eagle on the Hill, on and off the freeway once again and then taking a left turn before entering Stirling and on to Mylor, Echunga and finally Macclesfield.

Lunch had been arranged at The Macclesfield Hotel which has undergone substantial renovation and extensions over recent times. Several benches had been reserved for us under the outside shaded area, the meals were reasonably priced and substantial, and everyone enjoyed the friendly chatter over a cold beverage or two. All rated the Hotel highly for ambience and service.

The weather treated us kindly, with perfect conditions for roof down Triumph cruising. All in all, a great run – if you missed it, too bad. Maybe next time?




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

June 16th             (Sunday)  Run to Beach Road Winery, McLaren Vale – see Calendar for full details

June 18th            (Tuesday) General Meeting, Sporting Car Club 8.00 pm

June 23rd            (Sunday)  MSCA Super Sprint, Mallala – including a Come and Try . . . further info from Roger Lange

July 16th             (Tuesday)  General Meeting, Sporting Car Club 8.00 pm

July 21st            (Sunday) Observation Run – details t.b.a.

Social Report – October 2023

Thursday, November 23rd, 2023

Hi I’m Natalie, some of you may remember me through being the membership Secretary and also Regalia before that.
After Bob Passed Away, I found that I needed to get out and do things, so I decided to take on the position of Social
My aim is to encourage new members and members we haven’t seen before or for a while, to come to our social
events we have on the 3rd Sunday of each month.
The TSOA club is a fabulously friendly and happy group of people with like minds, namely your cars, as well as
meeting new people and enjoying each other’s company.
Over the years Bob and I have been all over Australia in our Triumph, meeting new friends interstate, and enjoying
meeting them again each year at the National Rally’s, going to places that we would never have visited by ourselves.
So, I hope to see you at some of our events and perhaps participate in setting a run. This could be of new places or
the same ones near Adelaide. This is a chance also to have a run in your car!
My Mobile number is 0455 250 990 if you wish to participate or would like a chat about any ideas you may have
regarding social events, just give me a ring.
Natalie Farrell
Social Secretary

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.

Quick Calendar – August onwards

Tuesday, July 25th, 2023


November 25th  (Saturday Night) End of Year Dinner – Royal Adelaide Golf Course.

December 3rd     (Sunday) Run to Kenton Valley Cherries – meet Burnside Town Hall 9.00am – morning tea and Cherry purchases at the Cherry Cafe

December 28th  (Thursday) The annual “Apres” run (between Xmas and New Year) meet at the upper car park, rear of The Feathers Hotel from 10.30 – full details in Calendar section of this site. Attendance numbers required by 15th December to Roger 0458 621 161

January 26th      (Friday)  – Ice Cream / Picnic . . . this year we are trying something different, incorporating the mid-week lunch and the Ice Cream Run as well as Australia Day, at Kaye and Lawrie Placing’s house, 10 Woodhall Drive, Happy Valley from 12.30 pm. BYO picnic lunch, drinks and chairs etc. Kaye and Lawrie will provide Ice Creams for all to enjoy

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

February 25th     (Sunday)   MSCA 50th Anniversary Picnic / Club Display / Presentation Day – Mt Barker Oval, club display to assemble by 11.00am BYO everything – see Calendar for more info, or contact Roger, Neil or Duane


Socially Speaking – August 2023

Tuesday, July 25th, 2023

Socially Speaking for August

Sunday July 23rd, we had a morning tea run to the Gumeracha Toy Factory.  21 people attended despite the cold weather.

Thursday 7th September will see the next mid week Lunch to the Aussie Hotel, 108 South Road, Hackham at 12.30pm.  Please advise Lawrie /Kaye if attending  – Phone: 0407286194.

Our condolences to Brian and Peggy Argent on the passing of Brian’s son Paul.  Our thoughts are with you all.

Bill and Margie.

Quick Calendar

Monday, June 26th, 2023

July 5th                  Informal Lunch at The Rezz Hotel, Paradise 12.30 pm

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

July 23rd               Morning Tea run to Gumeracha – Meet Burnside Town Hall 9.30am

August 13th         MSCA Super Sprint – Mallala

August 15th         General Meeting Sporting Car Club, King William Road, Unley 8.00pm

August 27th         TBA – possible run to Bethany with Gourmet Sausage Lunch

September 17th Observation Run details TBA

September 19th General Meeting Sporting Car Club, King William Road, Unley 8.00pm

September 30th Saturday event – MSCA Super Sprint – The Bend (East Circuit)

October 15th       Day of Triumph – Civic Park- cars to be onsite by 9.00am

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

October 22nd      Bay to Birdwood

October 29th       MSCA Super Sprint – Mallala

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

November 25th  End of Year Dinner – Royal Adelaide Golf Course

Socially Speaking July 2023

Monday, June 26th, 2023

The weekender ran well with 20 Adults and 1 Child attending.  The weather was kind to us for most part.  We had the Girl Guides cater for our two dinners, and they did an excellent job.  Most of us came home with pumpkins from Angelina’s farm, who made the pumpkin soup for Saturday night. The Riverland Wine Centre was excellent, and everyone enjoyed their tasting of the wines.

Sunday’s run to Middleton was great with 24 people enjoying lunch at the Middleton Tavern. Great run set by Rory and Sue.

Next month, on Sunday July 23rd we have decided to have a morning tea run to the Gumeracha Toy Factory.

Bill and I are stepping down as Social Secretaries, so we are hoping someone will put their hand up to take over!  The calendar of events is covered till December, so you would have a head start on upcoming events!

Bill and Margie

Quick Calendar

Thursday, May 25th, 2023


Friday 26th May       Weekender meet at Chateau Barossa Lyndoch at 9.45am

Sunday 18th June    Lunch run to Middleton (see Calendar on this site for details)

Sunday 25th June   MSCA Sprint – The Bend

Tuesday 20th June  General Meeting Sporting Car Club King William Road, Unley 8.00pm

Wednesday 5th July – Lunch get together at The Rezz (see Calendar on this site for details)

Tuesday 18th July    General Meeting Sporting Car Club King William Road, Unley 8.00pm


Upcoming diary dates:

Sunday 17th September    Observation Run

Sunday 16th October         Day of Triumph – Civic Park TTG.