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Thursday, March 22nd, 2018

TSOA Weekender 2018


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

Payment by the April meeting, or EFT to Treasurer.

All British day 2018

Wednesday, February 14th, 2018

Great event this year and thankfully the temperature dropped to a manageable level. This year we had our new display cover and flags raised. WE had 38 Triumphs on display this year so a good turn out for us. We had a great selection of cars on display but More in Trak on that as this is just a quick note to present some of the pictures. Note Bill’s Photo Bomb in the background of the display pic. Big thank you to our club ABD Rep. Geoff Ellis Great work and also to Kate Berlemon My Flag Marshal assistant.

Ian Rigby

Welcome 2018 TSOA

Wednesday, January 10th, 2018

Happy new year to all our TSOA members. Welcome to 2018 and hopefully a safe year for all. 2018 starts off with the first club meeting for the year Tuesday 16th and is a general informal meeting. Each year we do something a little different so this year I would like to suggest we have a “Something of Interest Night” Nothing too far out there but if you are coming and think you have something of interest to share then bring it along for all to have a look and enjoy. Bill Berlemon has a special guest and I have a new club addition to share. Hope to see you all there but if not then maybe on the first run for the year.January 27th is our usual Ice Cream run. Meet at K-Mart car park Anzac Highway Kurralta Park at 7.45 (pm). Best regards to all. Ian Rigby

Christmas Dinner and Trophy Presentation Night – 9th December 2017

Monday, November 13th, 2017

Club sponsored pre-dinner drinks from 6.30 pm

Dinner from 7.00 pm

Royal Adelaide Golf Club, Tapleys Hill Road, Seaton.

This is a great venue for our end of year celebration and the catering is first class – just ask anyone who has been to one of the Christmas dinners at this venue . . . excellent menu, reasonably priced drinks, beautifully decorated and safe parking on site. What more could you want?!

Cost is $50 for members and $60 for non-Members.

Further info can be had from Sue Gibson on 8449 7814

Bookings with full payment by the November General Meeting – 21st November

Social Snapshot – November 2017

Friday, November 3rd, 2017

A big thank you to David & Yvonne Armstrong for hosting the mid week run in October at their home and for providing a lovely sausage sizzle/bbq lunch.   I am sure all the men would have had a good time looking at the collection of cars.   Thanks also to those who contributed to the lunch.    Unfortunately whilst the day started off okay weatherwise it deteriorated into heavy continuous rain.   Fourteen people braved the weather and Bill & Maggie Smith joined us for coffee at the Rezz.

Thanks to Bill & Chris Galler for putting together an interesting Observation Run which ended up at Lenswood.   There were two stops for questions/answers, the first at Uraidla and the second in Lenswood Recreation Park.   Thanks to Margie for transporting the BBQ and food and to all those who helped cook and prepare.    There were 20 members in attendance and the weather was ideal.   Our final destination was the Lenswood Memorial Park which had all the facilities we required.  There was a community event on in the park but we still had plenty of room.   Congratulations to Alex & Sue who came second and Pete Thornton who came in third without a navigator.   Rory & Sue won the event.

The Victorian National Committee certainly organised a full and busy week in Wangaratta for this year’s National Meeting.  The countryside around Wangaratta is spectacular and we had some great drives.   The weather was very kind to us only raining a bit at night and on the day we left.   NSW won the Ironman competition this year.  

The next big event on the social calendar is the Day of Triumph, this year being held at Semaphore on the grass at the beach end of Semaphore Road.   Ian has arranged for the Cadillac Club to also be in attendance so it should be a good showing of cars.    However we don’t want to be outnumbered so please come along and join in the day even if you don’t want your car judged, put it on display.

The Christmas Dinner is fast approaching (Saturday 9th December) at the Royal Adelaide Golf Club and they have been celebrating their 125th year in 2017 with many international events being held.    Please make your payments by the November meeting and we hope to see a good number of members in attendance.   The food and service is always excellent and I am sure this year will be no different.   At $50 for members and $64 for non members it is certainly good value for a 3 course meal with a choice of entree and main courses.  

The Annual After Christmas Run is heading down south this year and is on Friday 29th December (see advert).   It will be a reasonably short run with lunch at a venue we have not been to for many years (if at all).    Hope to see a good number of members come along for the drive.

The 2018 calendar has been drafted and we are always looking for different people to organise a Sunday run.    Please contact either Peggy or Sue to put your name against a month.   Of course we start off in January with the Ice Cream Run which always proves popular, then All British Day in February so the first two months are already taken care of.


Cheers Peggy-Sue

ALL TRIUMPH RALLY – Sunday 15th October

Wednesday, October 11th, 2017

This is your opportunity to test your observation skills against other teams in their Triumphs for the coveted All Triumph Rally Trophy and the opportunity to set next year’s test.

Meet in the Feathers Hotel Carpark, Greenhill Road, Burnside from 8.30 am for a 9.00 am departure.

To be eligible to win the trophy you must be driving a Triumph. If you can’t bring your Triumph for some reason, come along and participate anyway – it is a fun event!

There will be a club sponsored BBQ at the destination.

BYO clipboard, pen, chairs, table, drinks etc.

Details – Bill Galler 0400 503 114

August run to Paracombe Premium Perry. (Pear farm)

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017

Congratulations must go to Duane for this month’s run. We were joined by the usual crowd with 3 saloons and 2 Tr6s. It would have been nice to see a few more in the convoy though. The run did start off at a VERY slow pace but that was to make sure that we stayed in line and no one got lost. The run took us through some great roads that we have not ventured down much, if not at all. I did think that getting over 40 Klms per hour was going to be a challenge, but as we hit the hills and winding roads the engine and shocks got a work out.
Not only did we get a good turnout but Duane was able to pull off what can be one of the best presentations held by a local business that we have seen.
Damian from “Paracombe Premium Perry” (Pear farm for the uneducated) was very inviting well versed on his produce and just very open to our group.
Yes it was cold but as we arrived they took coffee orders from all that wanted warm hands and Mark the local Barista delivered a very nice cuppa.
Damian presented us with a very informative tour of what they produced, how it all started and the finer details of preserving, caring for and delivering a range of produce from what I thought was a very simple fruit.

It was interesting to see how Damian has continued to run the family business. Moving back home in 2010 he took over from his father and moved to modernise the output with some overseas machines and also turned his skill in inventing line processes that not only work well but out shine off the shelf machinery.
The site started in 1932 by his grandfather and it has stood the test of time. Handed down through generations and is now managed and run by Damian and his wife Amelia.

They were also helped on the day by Pam who was just as welcoming.
The Triumph line of cider started back in the 1800s and after sampling all of the alcoholic and plain juices we were given a clear sample to try that you could run your car on.

After 2 hours of conversation Coffee and question and answers we said our thankyous purchased some pears and bottled produce and farewelled our hosts.
We were back in the cars and after a short trip up the road met at the Cudlee Creek hotel for a $10 roast lunch.
I think the day went very well and after we all said good bye for the day Raelene and I went on a bit further to the Cudlee Café for a final Coffee and met up with Wilhelm Galler and his wife. Last year’s winner of the annual “All Triumph Observation Run” that is to be held on Sunday 15th October. No secrets were handed over just that this year’s run is in the final stages.
I hope to see as many Triumphs out on that day all challenging for the winner’s trophy.
It’s always great to meet up on the monthly runs and for me is a way to forget work, dust off the Triumph and just enjoy life with friendly people.
Thanks again to Duane and I’m looking forward to the next run.
Ian and Raelene Rigby.

“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