Archive for the ‘Members Cars’ Category

Technology Upgrade Complete

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2023

I have wanted a modern audio system in my TR7 V8 for some time, and finally got around to doing it.

This required opening up the centre section of the console to accommodate a Double DIN unit, and finding a head unit that was shallow enough to fit, which I did with an Alpine – not many after market Double DIN units offer the shallow casing that the Alpine has, and even then, it only just fits.

What I now have is a quality sound system complete with Apple Carplay / Android Auto that enables Waze GPS, Spotify music, hands free phone, voice activated everything, etc. Needless to say, I am very happy with the result.

Oh, I also installed a rear view camera that works a treat. The mini camera is mounted centre top of the number plate and is nicely concealed.


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.


Getting ready for Day of Triumph

Thursday, September 28th, 2023

Wheels and tires are one of the categories for judges to inspect. My Dolomite Sprint wheels were in poor original condition, as can be seen but are turning out great with hours of effort at home, 1 side done, 2 weeks to get the passenger side finished


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

Saturday, July 22nd, 2023

Around Australia in a TR2

Saturday, July 15th, 2023


Our member Bill Galler came across these two intrepid travellers in Kingston SE – they are Bob and Robyn Adams from Victoria.

They are travelling around Australia in their 70 year old Triumph TR2, complete with trailer to carry essentials (and possibly some spare parts?)

What an adventure! We wish them well . . .



New Look

Saturday, July 8th, 2023

Your website manager didn’t particularly like the look of the front page of our site . . . too fussy and a bit boring.

Posts to the site will now appear in date of lodgement order and users will need to scroll down for all the latest.

Something of particular interest may be left at the top of the list for a short time . . . like today’s photo!

Geoff Ellis is selling his lovely TR6 – have a look at the Classifieds section for more details.

Why not find something of your own to share and post it? It is not difficult, and if your need guidance contact me.


Information on TR2

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2022

I was provided with this ad regarding my car when I bought it via the TR register. I was wondering if anyone knows any history on it. I believe Kieran Sims was the owner at this time and sold it to a Melbourne guy. I bought the car in Melbourne through the Healey Factory while living in Victoria and have bought it back to SA


Triumph 2500S Blog Update – More engine and steering work

Tuesday, February 8th, 2022

Glad to see the website is back up and running. I’ve added a few more updates the 2500S blog since it was last available. It’s been slow progress but hopefully it will be back on the road soon.


Friday, March 5th, 2021

Polish those spokes, black the wheels and vacuum the carpets

    get ready to be judged or just come for the display.

      It’s FINALLY on again the TSOA annual DAY OF TRIUMPH.

       SUNDAY             21st March

Cars need to be in place early and can’t be removed until the end of the event at 3pm for safety reasons. Gates open around 8.30 am

The rules and scoring are the same as prior years and it will be the point score that wins you the trophy. The car needs to support the class and score ranking it has been entered into.

I will need a lot of help from several people on the day that have an eye for detail. We hopefully have a few in Master Class if they can be rolled out from under the covers.

In the event of a tie, for any category, I will ask several of the more knowledgeable in the group to cast their eye over the cars to come up with the ultimate winner. The decision will be based on an agreed approach that would be around overall presentation and as close to original as possible.

I hope to see a full field across all types of Triumphs so Please join me on the day.

Ian Rigby  0417085083



Dolomite Sprint Restoration Completed!

Friday, January 8th, 2021