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2018 TSOA Nationals

Written by dogsbody

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2018 sees Queensland's return as host for the TSOA Nationals. We've taken the novel step of annexing the Northern Rivers region of NSW and will be holding the event at Peppers Resort, Salt at Kingscliff.The organising Committe will post information on our Club website to keep you informed. We have an early bird offer for those booking before the end of the month or the first 25 paid bookings, whatever comes first.

You can follow the below link to access our promotional brochure

TSOAQ_Nationals_2018.1.docx

 

Derek - Eulogy

Written by Adrian Diehm

captureDear friends and family, thank you for taking the time and making arrangements to spend a few hours together in Memory of my father Derek. Whilst this is a small gathering, it is almost certainly just a fraction of the people that would have been here if distance, health and money were no hinderance.

Dads_Eulogy_220917.pdf

 

December 2016 News

Written by Philip Strong

We successfully endured the bulk of 2016 with happiness and Goodwill. I would like to offer a quick note to members before we welcome in 2017. As if I have any spare time after working on my TR 4 on the Tuesday!!!

Frank & Eric cleaned up our mess from the great Christmas Party organised by Gordon Reynolds, [our resident artist] who was ably assisted by his daughter Kelly, Graeme Spender & yours truly. Eric & Frank showed up early Monday morning and returned the rented equipment and dumped some discarded relics, no breathing relics were noted!!

As a result of pressing matters Frank & I met up at the club rooms on Boxing Day to check on the goodies in the library. Many out of date unimportant/irrelevant papers were binned. We also checked our mail box. In the correspondence was the Victorian TSOA magazine, Traction for Nov/Dec 2016. I took this home for further reading over the break. I was shocked to see another of our amazing group of enthusiasts had passed away.

After 21 years of active participation Blair Kerr passed on December 4. Sad news indeed as Blair was such great personality and a fine specimen of a true gentleman. The Queensland TSOA send their condolences to Verna and family.

A reminder that Paul & Rita Bingham will be hosting the First Sunday of the month run this coming weekend, Sunday 1 January 2017. Come along and enjoy a club run for 2017. New guests and members are most welcome.

 

2017 TSOA Calendars !!

Written by Philip Strong

I have some 2017 TSOA Calendars for sale at $8.00 each. Only a limited number. I will have them available at the TSOAQ run at Nerang on Sunday, 1 January 2017.

 

NURBURGRING !!!

Written by Philip Strong

I left Brisbane knowing I had organised a chance in a life-time, while I drove through Germany to Switzerland !!!

It only dawned on me after I had paid for our flight tickets and a major part of the planning had been put in place. I woke up one day, thinking that I will be travelling between Amsterdam and Switzerland. My first question was – “ Where is the Nurburgring??”

The answer was astonishing! Answer: You drive only a few k west of the town.

Could I stay overnight? Modest accommodation found in Welcherath, just outside of Nurburg.

Firstly some facts. – Location Eifel Mountains, Nürburg, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany.
Nick-named “The Green Hell” by the legendary Jackie Stewart.
Length: 22.8 klms or 14 .17 miles.

The general public can hire a lap! In fact the lap is only 20.8 klm or 12.9 miles. This is due to a toll plaza with boom gates to control entry access. It is still an enormous circuit, even though you don’t get to enter the F1 part of the circuit. In my humble opinion the sections of the track are all longer than all of the full lap distances of all of the circuits in Australia.

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Nomination Proforma

Written by Richard Graveur

Triumph Sports Owners Association (Qld) Inc.

Annual General Meeting

Nomination for Officers and Committee Members

I hereby nominate ………………………………………………………………...................................................

(name of Candidate)

being a financial Club Member for election to the position of

……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

(office or position on Committee)

Name of Nominator ……………………………………………………….......................................................

Signature ……………………………………………………………………………………….. Date …………………………..

Name of Seconder ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

Signature ………………………………………………………………………………………. Date …………………………...

Consent of Candidate

I, ………………………………………………………………………….. hereby consent to the above nomination

Signature………………………………………………………………………………………. Date ……………………………..

 

Appointment of Proxy

Written by Richard Graveur

Appointment of Proxy

I, ………………………………………….. of …………………………………………………………………………….

being a financial member of the Triumph Sports Owners Association (Qld) Inc., appoint

…………………………………………………… of ……………………………………………………………………………

and failing that person, ………………………………………………of ……………………………………………

…………………………………………………….. as my proxy to vote for me on my behalf at the Annual

General Meeting of the TSOA(Q) Inc. to be held on the 10 February 2016

Signature ……………………………………………………………………

This form is to be used in favour/against* the resolution

*Strike out whichever is not applicable (unless otherwise instructed, the proxy may vote as they think fit)

 

TSOA National NSW

Written by Paul Bingham

Thanks to the guys who put the National on in Bathurst 

Hope everyone returned home safely to their homes

We had a good time and not having to put a spanner to the Sid the TR3 for the whole TRip

so good to see so many different  Triumphs from Queensland

as i say Never To Far In a Triumph

Have a great Christmas to you all and a happy New Year

Paul & Rita Bingham

 

 

 

Labor Day Men's Shed Run !!

Written by Philip Strong

The Monday event for October involved organising many guests driving from a few varied locations to enjoy a coffee/breakfast at Redcliffe followed by a short drive to the location of a Stag restoration project of some special appeal. This car has been the topic of monthly articles detailing progress reports for publication in Classics Monthly magazine. A good number of members attended todays event to enjoy a detailed story of the work to date performed by Mike. Here a some photos from days event.

 

Save My Race Tracks !!

Written by Philip Strong

I built my house on very cheap land right next to a race track, Now, I want the race track closed down!! Since I moved in only weeks ago I have realised they use it for Racing cars and Testing vehicle safety.

Here is the electronic petition regarding the possible threat of closure and/or limited operating hours for race circuits to be submitted to the Queensland Parliament has been initiated by member John Goss and this can be viewed and supported at

http://www.parliament.qld.gov.au/work-of-assembly/petitions/e-petition?PetNum=2261

 

 

Keep our Race venues OPEN!

Written by Philip Strong
As a result of  John Goss’ enthusiastic push for appropriate action against new residential arrivals into areas where there are existing tracks and venues for motorsport activities protesting against there operations, pre-existing prior to there arrivals, we have some good pressure being applied to keep these venues fully operational. Sign the petition now and tell all your friends to sign, please, this will help our enthusiasts and our clubs existence. As a result of the e-petition this was on ABC Online and thought you might be interested: Got to this link, enjoy the story and spot the Triumph!!!!
 

regards
Phil

 

40th Anniversary of the TR7

Written by Robert Avis

Looking backwards to The Shape of the Future

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The TSOAQ is celebrating 40 years of the TR7 with a club run and barbecue.

 Destination ? The club rooms, Carindale.
 When ? Sunday 21 September. Arrive around 11am.
 How ? Cruise from your home, meet with others at your usual gathering spot and make your way to the club rooms for a great barbecue lunch.
 

Gold Coast run August 2014

Written by Paul Bingham

Hi everyone

Yes we are still here the Gold Coast run had 9 cars this week went over the border to Lismore to Sumerland car display 

weather not to kind but about 100 cars of all types on display 

a good run for the cars that have just had some engine work done and they all went well

its just great to see these cars out on the road and the people enjoying the way these cars should be used

The cars from the 1950 to 1970 and all keeping up with each other also the guys enjoying the time in the cars

Never to far in a TR 

Paul Bingham

 

Triumph Sprints Revival

Written by Robert Hanton

TRIUMPH SPRINTS

 

A healthy field of 10 cars assembled for the 2014 Triumph Sprints, round 1

This event was alongside the Qld Raceway Open Sprints, with Triumph having its own group, with 3 other miscellaneous groups running as per the normal sprint series.

Competitors were:

  • Roy Davis - GT6
  • Brian Ferrabee - GT6
  • Simon Rhodes - TR7 V8
  • Robert Hanton - TR7 V8
  • Daryl Tonkin - TR7 half V8
  • Matt Taylor - TR7 half V8 (the other half ?)
  • Terry O'Beirne - 2500 PI  (Cindy was in the main sprint group in the MR2 Spyder)
  • Brian Falloon - TR5
  • Phil Strong - TR4
  • Don Milner - Dolomite Sprint

 

Triumphs put on a good show, looked great and ended up with 4 cars in the top ten out of the full field of 44 (and last place was not a Triumph)

The only casualties were Simon who lost a belt and overheated the TR&, hopefully no damage done, and Daryl who had a vibration and parked up only to find 2 sheared wheel studs-time to replace all those 35yr old ones.

A few hearty souls came out to spectate, need to loan them a helmet next time and they can join in the fun.

Next round is in August I think (Daryl - was that the agreed date, or is it October, December or better all)

Many thanks to Daryl Tonkin for organising this event, a great day of motorsport and a good club event.

Hopefully we can see a few more at the next round and get a few teams out to represent Triumph at the Teams Regularity at Lakeside, August 31st

 

 

Stag 40 years old.

Written by Rob Avis

When Triumph released its new "gentleman's sports tourer" - the Stag - in 1970, the order books quickly overflowed. Waiting lists grew from weeks to months. It was a beautiful convertible with 2+2 seating that came with an optional hardtop that would soon become standard. Those expecting a TR6 eating, fire breathing monster were in for a surprise. It was more gentlemanly than manly. It was more touring than sports. It had more saloon comfort than the loosen your fillings, bone jarring firmness of a TR.

And now it is 40 years old.

And its list of devotees is growing. In England it has the unenviable reputation of most stolen classic car. The engine woes that struck after it was several years old have long been overcome and there is a movement to reinstall the original Stag V8, discarding the Rover 3.5 and saloon 2.5s that ended up under many Stag bonnets. The TSOAQ held a special celebratory club run to Imbil - a deer farm at Borumba. 

Here is the video of the run: If you weren't there, please enjoy the day from the comfort of your computer chair.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NHj37IZVdFc

Cheers,

Rob Avis.

 

Lismore Motor Spectacular - see the video!

Written by Rob Avis

The Gold Coast club run on the 1st of August was to Lismore. Missed it? No problems. Catch the highlights.

Here is the youtube video to catch up on what the drive and show had to offer. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_LT9wpA3mc8

Enjoy.

Rob.

 

July run to the Toowoomba Zoo

Written by Rob

What? You missed out on July's club run?

Never fear - you can watch it on You Tube.

Here are the highlights of the TSOAQ club run to the Toowoomba Zoo.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yfE5nKW9Mo8

 

 

June Clubrun (on You Tube)

Written by Rob

Welcome to another club run -  June's winery tour.

It's on You Tube.    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=10dGxgpYeKo

Enjoy the cruise with our club members.

 

 

Visit the Rotary David Hack Classic Meet

Written by Rob

For those of you who wonder why we drive to Toowoomba for the David Hack Classic display, here is the reason.

Where else would you find WW2 aircraft on display, take a flight in one if you so choose, and see hundreds of classic and exotic cars and even an aeroplane turned into a car.

It's a visual and aural feast. Here's the Youtube video:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PxY0h3lbNcs

 

TR7 - an owner's perspective.

Written by Rob Avis

This story is about my experiences with a TR7 as my daily driver.

Tamborine TR No 6TR7s are a pretty rare sight on the road today. I've only owned mine for a couple of months and because it is my daily driver, it has to be reliable. I had never driven a TR7 before I bought this one. When you factor in a motorcar that is thirty two years old, it's a sports car, it was purchased 'condition unknown', the possibility that it is a catastrophe waiting to disassemble itself is uppermost in my thinking. Added to this is the anecdotal evidence that TR7s are horrors.

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