President’s Report – April 2012

Again during the last month we had three great runs the first being a small contingent of members attending the annual MSCA picnic and presentation day at McLaren Vale where we were placed third in the club display on the day. The MG car club had a significant milestone with their marque this year, and created a big display to mark the event, this display took out first place. Thanks to all who attended and represented our club, it is understood that a good day was had by all at this new venue.

The second was a mid week run from Crafers through the Southern vales ending up at Pt Noarlunga for lunch overlooking the jetty and surrounding beach, again a good drive, good company and a good meal was had by all.

The third was a run to the “Hindmarsh Island International Airport” organised by Rod Dent, again a great run from Burnside through Sterling, Strathalbyn and Goolwa, with many members taking the opportunity to have joy flights in one of the three Tiger Moths, that were available on the day, and from the smiles on the faces after the flights it was obvious that this was a very successful event.

Many thanks to those who organised these events, full reports and photos will be presented later in the magazine.

This year is the 31st running of the Mallala National Historic Race meeting over EASTER will be held and we have been invited by the Sporting Car Club of SA to attend this great annual event. Details of all events can be obtained by looking at the SCCSA web site, or contact Rick Staehr.

This year’s weekender is planned to be a 3 day weekend in the Riverland starting from Friday 18th May.

At the March meeting we were advised that there are only 2 or 3 vacancies, so be quick as it promises to be a great weekend. There will be some flexibility in attending for two days if you have difficulty in attending the full 3 day weekend. Full details later in the magazine.

Just a reminder that the TSOA Nationals will be held in the Victorian Goldfield area in early November 2012 and it is still not too late to enrol. There is a proposal to continue on after the Nationals for an extra week exploring Tasmania in our Triumphs. Preliminary details are being worked on with our Tasmanian club organiser Tarni Reynolds and details should be available soon. If you are interested and have not indicated so, then please contact Natalie Farrell.

Historic Registration Scheme update,

It is my understanding that approximately 26 clubs made submissions for consideration to the revised code and these are being worked through, hence the delay in the proposed original implementation date of March this year, until advised otherwise it will be business as usual.

In the mean time we have proposed dates in June, July and August for the proposed mandatory inspection of Historic cars should it be introduced and implemented soon. These indicative days will start to be shown in the club calendar on the last page of the magazine soon, but they are not firm at this stage just an indication.

Till we meet again

John Sampson

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