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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

Triumphs in Competition

Monday, October 2nd, 2023

Her’s a couple of SA members having some fun in their Triumphs . . . Bryan Young in his Vitesse and Andy Ansell in his TR7, both competing in the Leyburn Sprints. If you haven’t heard of Leyburn, it is a small town in Queensland that has become somewhat noted for this event over recent years. Have a look at YouTube for footage.


Day at Collingrove Hillclimb. TR7V8. Time 0:40:32

Saturday, July 22nd, 2023


Friday, April 22nd, 2022

Each year TSOA fields a team in the MSCA 6-Hour Regularity Relay and this year we have a complement of 5 TR7 / TR7 V8’s plus one invited interloper in a TR7 – Toyota 86.

What we need are people to support your team. We need team members to man (or person?) the Stop Watches on each lap, we need people on the pit wall to relay the lap times to our drivers as they pass, and we need people to manage the changeover of cars as they finish and start their session. Plus we need someone to do the running for Roger, poor boy.

So if you can spare your Sunday, 1st May, for a fun time supporting your TSOA team in this prestigious event, please contact Roger 0458 621 161 to register your commitment.

The team needs you from 8.45 am at Mallala (Garages 36, 37, 38 and 68,69 – right behind the form-up area for cars entering the track) through to 5.00 pm for the conclusion of the 6 Hour event . . . you may have guessed the official start time for the event is 11.00 am.

Lunch and drinks are provided (courtesy of your club) and Cherri is providing her famous muffins for sustenance during the day.

Join us for a fun day supporting your Team and your club.







Mallala 60th Anniversary

Sunday, August 22nd, 2021

Looking to enjoy some car time this weekend? Neil & I will be at Mallala both Saturday & Sunday as part of the Weekend full of events, competing in a Supersprint. There will be lots of different cars on the track and on static display. $10 spectator entry.

Hopefully with some new stiffer front suspension now fitted, I will set a new Personal Best time in my Tr7. Stay tuned!



Quick Calendar

Friday, July 23rd, 2021


Sun 17th           Club Run to Birdwood Motor Museum – Free Entry plus Club Sponsored BBQ

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

Sun 31st           MSCA Super Sprint – East Circuit, The Bend



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

Sat 27th            MSCA Super Sprint – Mallala (TSOA is required to provide Flag Marshalls at this event – let Roger Lange know if you can                                     help out)

Sat 27th            Christmas Dinner –Royal Adelaide Golf Club 

All Triumph Challenge 2021

Tuesday, May 25th, 2021


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

Sunday, May 23rd, 2021

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




Friday, March 12th, 2021


MAY 21st to MAY 23rd


Accommodation – John Pirie Motor Inn – Superior Rooms.

Places we are visiting:

Sea Squadron Wallaroo  TBC

RSL Military Museum – Pt Pirie

PADARC Car Club – Pt Pirie

Jacks Large model cars and trucks – Jamestown

Charlene’s Quilting Shop – Jamestown

Discovery Centre – Gladstone- history of the area, and tastings

Gladstone Gaol – maybe closing this year

Ossies Homestead, Gulnare (working farm) Damper & billy tea

Claymore Wines, Leasingham – curated tasting of the current range with 10% discount on wine purchases

Meet: Friday 22nd May:

OTR Bolivar (859 Pt Wakefield Road Bolivar)

8.45am for a 9.00am Departure

Cost:  $200.00 pp (with club subsidy of $50 members) twin share

Individual and Children’s Rates –by negotiation.

Contact Margie/Bill 0438836837

Socially Speaking – March 2021

Monday, February 22nd, 2021

Socially Speaking for March 2021

Eleven people attended the Breakfast Run, to Bethany.  It was a lovely day despite the low numbers, and Alex and Sue won the best breakfast, as they had their grandchildren with them, and had extra breakfasts to cook! Congratulations.  It was great to see Tony Rutter join us at Bethany, following his many months of lockdown in Western Australia.  Dean and Lisa joined us at Bethany with their Caravan, after staying at Tanunda.

Thanks to Dean and Lisa who assisted with the Super at the meeting after our  late apologies for the meeting.

We hope to have details of the weekender soon to publish.

The day of Triumph is next month, so I hope we have a great turn out for that.

Bill and Margie