General Meeting 20th July CANCELLED

July 19th, 2021. Submitted by admin.

Due to Covid restrictions introduced from midnight 19th July, our General Meeting scheduled for 20th July has had to be cancelled.

The A.G.M. in August is still expected to go ahead, so plan on being there!



President’s Report June 2021

June 27th, 2021. Submitted by admin.


 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)

Socially Speaking – July 2021

June 27th, 2021. Submitted by admin.

Socially Speaking for July 2021

June’s visit to Virginia Nursery for Brunch, was great, thanks to Peggy and Brian for organising it.  I know many people purchased plants, and other goods as well, so a great morning outing was had by all.

July 18th is the Christmas in July Run with Trophy Presentations for the All-Triumph Day so come along and enjoy the day.

August 15th is a morning tea run – see details below.

September is The Mt Barker to Strath train trip on the Highlander.  Meet at Mt Barker for a 10.00am departure, and then have a couple of hours to wander in Strath and have a bite to eat, with the return train departing Strath at 1.30pm arriving at 2.30pm in Mt Barker. Cost is $29 Adult and $15 Child.  Bookings are essential, with payment to Alex by 30th August.

November 27th is the Christmas Dinner at the Adelaide Golf Club.  Details to follow.

Bill and Margie



Sunday 18th         Mid-Year Christmas and Presentation of Trophies from All Triumph Day meet at top of Taps at 9.15am

Tuesday 20th    General Meeting – Sporting Car Club, King William Road, Hyde Park 8.00pm


Sunday 15th   Meet Office Works Carpark Marion Road, Marion 9.15am departing 9.30am sharp

Morning Tea Run to Balhannah

Tues 17th              AGM and General Meeting General Meeting – Sporting Car Club, King William Road, Hyde Park 8.00pm


Sun 12th                Train Ride Mt Barker to Strath and Return see details above

Tues 21st              General Meeting – Sporting Car Club, King William Road, Hyde Park 8.00pm



Tues 19th              General Meeting – Sporting Car Club, King William Road, Hyde Park 8.00pm

Thurs 22nd            Adelaide Nationals



Tues 16th              General Meeting – Sporting Car Club, King William Road, Hyde Park 8.00pm

Sat 27th                 Christmas Dinner – Adelaide Golf Club – Details to follow

TSOA Nationals – Barossa Valley – October 2021

June 23rd, 2021. Submitted by admin.

The 2021 TSOA Nationals is to be held in the beautiful Barossa Valley, South Australia from Friday 22nd October through to Friday 29th October 2021. Accommodation at the Barossa Weintal Hotel in the heart of Tanunda. We cannot control COVID and potential travel restrictions, however we have contingency plans in place to cover as many risks as possible.

Our program for the week is set and highlights include:
• A Show and Shine at Nuriootpa
• Circuit racing at a MSCA race day at Mallala racetrack
• Partner program including visits to Seppeltsfield and Barossa Chocolate Company
• Observation run down the mighty River Murray with lunch at the Swan Reach Hotel
• Visit to historic Anlaby Station at Kapunda
• Visit to the Carl Lindner Collection of Classic Jaguars (believed to be the largest privately owned collection of Jaguar vehicles in the Southern Hemisphere)
• Day trip to Monarto Safari Park (the largest open-range zoo in the world), including optional “Lions 360 Experience” (subject to availability of bookings and at additional cost).
Nationals registration will include a cooked breakfast each morning, including a brunch at The Company Kitchen, Angaston on the Thursday, lunch on three days, and dinner on five nights. There will be the traditional “happy hour” before each dinner.

The all-inclusive price for attending the week is $1,150 per person (twin share). Accommodation is limited, but with changing circumstances for some registrants, there may still be opportunities for other TSOA members around Australia to attend. Please contact the Registrars, Dean and Marg Bogisch (ph 0402 410 635, or email: for more information.

Christmas in July and Presentation Lunch

June 17th, 2021. Submitted by admin.

Christmas in July
TSOA (SA) July Run and
Trophy Presentation Lunch
18th July 2021

Meet at Victoria Hotel, O’Halloran Hill
9.15am for 9.30am start

Come and celebrate an early Christmas with TSOA.

Prizes for best decorated vehicle and best Christmas outfit.
Day of Triumph trophies will be presented at the lunch.

Lunch will be at The Yankalilla Hotel, 105 Main Road,
with a $20.00 subsidy per member (full meal cost) from the Club.
Alex Smithson – 0412 823 789
Sue Smithson – 0409 675 343

President’s Report – May 2021

May 27th, 2021. Submitted by admin.


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)

Socially Speaking – May 2021

May 25th, 2021. Submitted by admin.

Socially Speaking for June 2021

The Weekender ran well, with 30 Adults and 1 child attending.  Huge thanks to Lisa and Dean for running Friday for us, as we had to attend a funeral.  I believe the day went well, and the visits to the Sea Squadron, Pt Pirie RSL and PADARC went well. Saturday, we went to Jamestown and visited Jack Flower and his amazing engines, which he made – wow to have the ability to do this, was a place to remember!  Sunday, we had billy tea and damper for morning tea, and then onto the Olive Bus for Lunch. Thanks everyone for a great weekend.

June is a Visit to Virginia Nursery for Brunch, and July is going to be a mid year Christmas and Presentation of Trophies, so watch this space for details!

Bill and Margie



Tuesday June 15th   General Meeting – Sporting Car Club, King William Road, Hyde Park 8.00pm

Sunday June 20th Brunch run to Virginia Nursery . . . see below


Sunday 18th         Mid-Year Christmas and Presentation of Trophies from All Triumph Day info TBA

Tuesday 20th    General Meeting – Sporting Car Club, King William Road, Hyde Park 8.00pm


Doncho’s   Café Restaurant for Brunch at

Virginia Nursery on June 20th 2021

Meet   8.20am at Burnside council car park.

For a 8.30am start

We will have a zig zag run to the Café for Brunch arriving approximately   9.30am.

If you would like to meet at the café please

let Peg know phone: 040 90 90 369

All Triumph Challenge 2021

May 25th, 2021. Submitted by admin.


In the last few years the number of drivers competing in the Annual All Triumph Race has been getting less and less.  It got to the point where NSW had to cancel the event because there were not enough competitors.  The Victorians developed a new format called All Triumph Challenge.  This was designed to enable more cars and drivers to compete on an equal footing.

What is it?  It’s a cross between Regularity and a Supersprint, and is exclusively for TRIUMPHS.

This will be held at Wakefield Park on 19th September 2021.  On the day before (Saturday 18th September) there is a Supersprint which is being run by TSOA NSW.  This means competitors can have two days of fun at the one track.

As well as competing there is a social side to the day.  Some NSW cars will be travelling down from Sydney and there is a dinner for everyone on the Saturday night.  On the Sunday there will be display of all Triumphs present.  There will be lunch, and a coffee and cake station provided.  There also could be a parade lap of Triumphs if time permits.

Kaye and I are going.  We will leave on Thursday 16th September and arrive in Goulburn on Friday 17th.  We will be going in convoy with the South Australian competitors (Duane and Neil).  If you would like to join us for a fun filled few days, please call me on 0407 286 194.

If you would like to see a similar event, the Victorians are running an All Triumph Challenge at Winton on 14th and 15th August.

Lawrie Placing

2500S spotted for sale on Magill Rd

May 23rd, 2021. Submitted by admin.

Hi all

This white ‘S’ is for sale outside the antique shop at 167 Magill rd.

Looks very straight and has o/d manual.

Call Patrick 0421901075



Socially Speaking – April 2021

April 27th, 2021. Submitted by admin.

Socially Speaking for May 2021

The Observation Run went well with 24 participants Thanks to Dean and Lisa for organising the run – it was a lovely park in Mt Compass where we had lunch. Congratulations to Roger and Cherie Lange for winning – and organising the 2022 run!

The Weekender is next on the agenda, and Bill and I did the routing last weekend – all 650km of it! Looking forward to a great weekend.

The 6-hour regularity is at Mallala on May 2nd – the club is looking for Marshalls – please contact Duane or Neil if you can assist.  Roger is providing lunch, so a good day’s outing is guaranteed.

June is a Visit to Virginia Nursery for Brunch, and July is going to be a mid-year Christmas and Presentation of Trophies, so watch this space for details!

Happy Mother’s Day to all the Mother’s

Bill and Margie