President’s Report – March 2023

Our March meeting was very well attended and I was clearly out of practice with the microphone after missing last month’s meeting when I was in Melbourne.  Thanks to Alex Smithson for chairing the meeting in my absence.

March is looking like a busy month for club members as, by month end, we will have participated in

  • the All-British Day at Echunga (5 March) – blustery conditions ruined our marquees and damaged 3 members’ cars
  • lunch at the Junction Bar & Bistro, Morphettville Racecourse (8 March)- thanks to Kaye and Lawrie Placing
  • life member Bob Farrell’s funeral at Centennial Park (10 March) – an exceptional representation of cars and friends from TSOA
  • the normal monthly meeting (21 March) and
  • Laps and Lunch at the Bend Motorsport Park (26 March)

I’ve not been to the Bend, but after some difficulty in arranging a day it’s on!  There should be 10-15 cars behind a pace car for 2 laps, followed by lunch in the restaurant.  Excellent value at $40 per head and I can’t wait to get my TR8 out on the track.

Dean Berlemon has volunteered to run the Day of Triumph later in the year (early October) and I thank him greatly for offering to take over from Ian Rigby.  Closer to the event, Dean will be looking for members to assist him on the day and I encourage you to start thinking about that.  Let Dean know if you are interested now, so he can work towards putting on a class show.

Margie (despite a fractured ankle) and Bill are in the final stages of arranging for our annual Weekender in late May.  Once again, they have arranged an unbelievable program.  Check all that out in their social report.

Victoria has come through with accommodation and program details on this year’s National Meeting in Warrnambool.  They have 97 registrants so far and I’m sure they could fit a few more in if you are interested.  Go to their website for details.

Thanks to Richard Sellers for standing in as Secretary at the March meeting.  To all members and your families, stay safe and I look forward to seeing you in April.

Kind regards,

Peter Davidge (President)

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