President’s Report – February 2022

Finally, some better news as Covid restrictions are easing across the board and we will be resuming normal meetings from March onwards.  Come along and share what you’ve been doing with your Triumph (s) since we last met in November 2021 more than 3 months ago.

Following the cancellation of January and February meetings, the decision to include some additional outdoor events in the program seems to have been welcomed with a very successful run to Gumeracha on Sunday 13 February.  Our next outdoor run is to Bethany in the Barossa for a club sponsored lunch on Sunday 13 March.  Check the social calendar for details including news of our planned Weekender in May.  If you are a newer member the weekender is a great way to get to know fellow members.

Ian Rigby has confirmed the date and venue of the Day of Triumph (DOT).  Unfortunately, due to Festival events we were unable to get Elder Park but Civic Park, Tea Tree Gully on Sunday 3 April, is an excellent alternative.  Everyone has a full month to be on the marque and up to speed on the presentation of their car.  And remember that Ian is looking for some assistance with the event, so volunteers are welcome.

Vale Peter Boxall

Peter passed away in Hervey Bay on Saturday 12 February.  Peter was a longstanding member of over 25 years, moving to Queensland with his wife in the early 2000’s but still retaining his TSOA SA membership and close friendships with a number of members in the Club.  He won the Club’s Concours in 2000 with a beautifully restored TR8.  Julie and I are proud to be the current owners of that car.  Pete was larger than life, a man of action and a lovable rogue with a great sense of humour.  He will be greatly missed by his family, current partner Lita, and friends.  RIP mate!

To all members and your families, stay safe.  I look forward to seeing you in March.

Kind regards,

Peter Davidge (President)

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