President’s Report – May 2017

May 29th, 2017. Submitted by Roger.

From our front door we covered 698km over our three day, two night weekender to the Coorong. With several of our regulars away doing other things we still had 28 Adults and 1 young James Lipsham on tour. One day of rain and two day’s fine provided the perfect opportunity to explore the Coorong which was our aim for the weekend. As usual, the members who attended were a great social lot and good to see some new faces.

As in the past, we try to use local community clubs wherever we can and we supported the Meningie Sailing Club, Lions Club, Golf Club, Automotive Restorers Club, Kingston Bowling Club, and the RFDS. Accommodation at the Lake Albert Motel was good as was their coffee on arrival. AS the Motel was full my family opted for a B&B owned by a friend of Margie’s and in fact was a cost saving.

The TSOA boosted the local economy by around $6,500 and an estimated $1,500 by members plus fuel!

A discussion needs to be had for next year whether we regularly have a 2 night, 3 day weekender or 1 night, 2 day event and the occasional 2 nighter….Decisions….decisions…..decisions…..

‘til we meet again

Bill Berlemon

Quick Calendar of Events – June to August

May 29th, 2017. Submitted by Roger.



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

A Lovely GT6

May 19th, 2017. Submitted by Roger.

Neil Heywood’s beautiful Mk III GT6 at the 2016 Day of Triumph – worth a spot on the front page of our website, don’t you agree?

Social Snapshot – April 2017

April 26th, 2017. Submitted by Roger.

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

April 26th, 2017. Submitted by Roger.



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


President’s Report – April 2017

March 29th, 2017. Submitted by Roger.

Chicken and Salad in the park……What’s this all about?? That question I wrote in the February report was well and truly answered on Sunday 19th March at Heywood Park, Unley Park. We dropped off our chairs and tables as requested, went on a great run for about 1 hour through our fabulous Adelaide Hill and returned to find a fabulous spread ready and waiting for us – Chicken, salad and fruits a plenty! We all went home well fed! Thanks to Peggy and Sue for organising this event.

A good crowd turned up for the Informal Lunch at Café Buongiorno, Mitcham.  Good to see a few blokes turning up to these events.

Don’t forget the Historic Race Meeting at Mallala on the 22nd and23rd April.  Refer to the Sporting Car Club or Mallala Motor Sport Park websites for details.

Our annual Weekender is fast approaching and Margie and I will be checking more details over Easter. 27 People have booked so far – a great value 2-night weekender!

Helpers needed for Sunday May 7th Mallala MSCA 6-hour regularity relay. A great day for the volunteers with some very close action supporting our drivers.

See the club calendar for all future events and get involved.

’til we meet again

Bill Berlemon


March 13th, 2017. Submitted by Roger.

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

March 2nd, 2017. Submitted by Roger.

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

February 27th, 2017. Submitted by Roger.


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


President’s Report – March 2017

February 26th, 2017. Submitted by Roger.

All British Day was again a very successful day for the organising committee. Our thanks to member Geoff Ellis for being part of the crew.  22 Triumphs were on the TSOA site with a ‘couple of guests’. Down on previous years, hope we improve next year. Our two club marquees make a difference to our set up and comfort and in the absence of Arrand Ellery, our thanks to Ian Rigby and Kate Berlemon for looking after the parking. Kate also did a marshal training course to qualify. Also thanks to Margie for producing and organising an information flyer able to be handed out on the day to interested public.

Coming events are mentioned in my January report and hope to see lots of members enjoying our summer events.

Margie and I (more Margie than I) have been working hard on our next weekender and its looking like a great three-day event.  We will be covering quite a few k’s so check your car thoroughly before the event. The committee has approved double subsidy for the three-day event ($50.00 per person, max $2,000) so it will again be extremely good value.  Book early to avoid disappointment.

Chicken and salad in the park . . . what’s this all about??

‘til we meet again

Bill Berlemon