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Bob & Geoffrey Fast (QLD) They don't have a Drive Your Triumph Day - they drive their TRs regularly to weekly tennis.


2021 - 10 Feb

More Information Received 27-2-21 Some additional photos from Peter Ruta of the 1986 Victor Harbor Concours
We had an interesting visitor to the Sapphire Coast Chapter on Wed 10th Feb 21 - a McLaren road car...
... and yes, that is Keith Manning and his Norton in the background.


A story from Stephen & Ginetta in Italy

Australia Day with the Queensland TR Register
Ever had trouble removing the Drain Tap on a TR block?

Click to see a tool Rick Fletcher made
How about this 'Barn Find': TR2 - 1953 TS222
A very early TR2 Unbelievably the engine has been started! The car has the aluminium panels as fitted to the early TR2s. It has not been recorded on our database.
Paul Bingham has sent in this "Promote the Club" photo to show he is doing his bit to ensure the younger generation take an interest in our TRs

In isolation at Kalaru ...

at least the dog will sit with me! (Rick) Ian & Marlene Lyell suggested:
"Put a caption on this photo"
(every picture tells a story)
& their caption was: Rick does not feed his dog baked beans!

TR Register Sapphire Coast NSW Christmas Party
Report from Rick Fletcher:
We had a limited booking at the Bermagui Hotel for 20 persons so it was mostly regular Sapphire Coast Chapter participants this year. As usual we had a photo stop at Cuttagee and then moved on the hotel at Bermi. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to ALL from the Sapphire Coast Chapter.
TR Register Victoria Pre-Christmas Dinner Report from David Ferguson:
30 Victorian members finally let out of lockdown and allowed to get together after the best part of 6 months locked up. It was great to catch up again and hopefully 2021 will allow us to have many more social gatherings.

TR Register Queensland Christmas Party

Report from Paul Bingham: Great to see members together having a good time, fixing the problems of the world & trying to keep a safe distance. Thanks to Sue & Peter for opening up their home and putting on a beautiful spread with a little help from the TR ladies. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to ALL from Queensland.

ACT Christmas Run some of the cars at Millthorpe Station
Sapphire Coast Chapter - 11 Nov 20

QLD 1st November - The first Sunday of the Month is always a Run from the Gold coast.

There was a good turn out of Triumphs from the TSOAQ & the TR Register. Firstly a short drive for coffee then, into the Magical Mystery touring drive to Tambourine for a picnic in the park. Tambourine Mountain is a jewel in the mountains West of the Gold Coast. It was a great day after the big storms in SE Queensland on the Saturday. We hope everyone survived that OK. It was good to see Rob & Judy out in the TR. All enjoyed the drive and the picnic in the park. It's going to be hard to go back to having lunch at a restaurant!

It's so easy to relax and have a chat and to right the wrongs of the world. Of course the Triumphs are always a focus of attention and a source of discussion.
Regards - Paul Bingham


John "Hammo" McCormack

President's car collection in 1988

TR2, 2500S and Morris Traveller

Pie in the Sky 8th Oct 2020

Bill Newling arrived again, too late for the photo! But not too late for Neil Tribe's Birthday cake which Cathy supplied! Regards, Renate Happy Birthday Neil!

MYSTERY TR3A Member Pat Walsh sent in photos of a TR3A owned by a friend's father, John Chalk, who recently passed away. The car doesn't appear on the database. All we know is that it is a Powder Blue TR3A rego number NSW CGG-010. Please email Rick if you have any information. Info Received: one photo was taken at Berrara near Sussex Inlet on NSW S Coast Other evidence also points to the car possibly residing in the South Coast area. And another 5 photographs have been found
The Queenslanders... have ventured out on a small event in September to remind themselves of what they have missed in the cancelled Concours.

The Tasmanians
have ventured out on a "BICHENO BASH" in September to remind themselves of what they too have missed.

David Pearce says: the Bicheno Bash was the trip we had when we weren't having a trip to Stanthorpe. We had 6 members and 4 partners present and stayed at the Beachfront on Bicheno apart from the Maslins who stayed at their beachhouse? Well it's not near the beach. Click to View

Leaving Perth for Bicheno

Second stop - Devils Corner Cellar Door

After coffee at Saffire, Coles Bay
L to R, Daphne and Martin Osborn, Jeff Mount, John Kay, Jude and Hugh Maslin,
Marilyn and Winston Quaile. I was behind the camera.

2 Sidescreens and 3 "Other Cars" - all British!

If you think the end is coming ...

think again as this lady Margaret Dunning in the USA was still driving her 1930 Packard (and changing the oil) when she was 101!        VIDEO

Pie in the Sky

5/8/2020 What a turnout on a crisp but sunny Wednesday morning! 12 of us showed up, and all but one couple came in their Triumphs! Regards Renate (This was an earlier one we missed putting up.)
Also check out the photos from 2nd Sep

Sapphire Coast Chapter
Wednesday gathering 9th Sep 2020
Bit of variety today! A 1936 5-window Ford Coupe. An immaculate local car owned by "Soupy" Campbell hence the plates.
Sapphire Coast Chapter
Wednesday gathering 16 Sep 2020
We had 5 local classic cars today! Including Rick's recently registered
1953 Riley RME and this was its first run. She's a Prima Donna and ran out of fuel 400m from the local servo!!


Some sad news: ROSS KERSLAKE has passed away. Ross, who was the proprietor of Vanguard Triumph Wholesalers in Lilydale, on the outskirts of Melbourne, passed away on the 29th September, 2020.

Originally a school–teacher, Ross ventured into selling parts for Vanguards and Triumphs and became widely known for his range of parts carried. Ross will be sadly missed by his family and by Triumph enthusiasts around Australia as well as those those who got to know him through his business interest in Standard Vanguard and Triumph marques.

Many Register members have probably acquired parts from Ross down through the years. From what I was told, Ross had been ill for sometime.

ADDENDUM: Ross was very involved with the first Register Concours held in Victoria. The 1983 Concours was conducted at Lilydale, and due to heavy rain Ross was responsible for organizing the Chirnside Shopping Centre undercover car park for our display of sidescreen TRs.    See the 1983 Concours
                                                                                Graeme White

Graham Brohan also added "I knew Ross for over 40 years and attended many events with him including the Vanguard Car Club annual gatherings to places like Shepperton, Leeton, Hay, Albury (many times). Also usually involving the purchase of heaps of parts in those early days. We were also members of the Standard Vanguard Club & the Enthusiasts Guild."

Sapphire Coast Chapter Wednesday gathering 2nd Sep 2020 We had 8 local classic cars today! Visiting classic cars welcome.


You will be surprised at the "other cars" Terry and Jenny Hicks have conserved over the years. Click the photo to share the experience..

Many of you will have fond memories of Reg Cosgrove who unfortunately passed away on the 14 August 2019. This is a little 12 month memorial showing Reg having a good experience in a retirement home where he paid a brief visit to the moon courtesy of friendly & supportive carers.


We regret to advise that long time QLD member Ray Rogers has died after a battle with illness. Our Sympathy is extended to his widow Delia and to the family and friends.
Ray was an active member of the TR Register QLD for over 20 years and prior to that he served here and overseas in the Australian Army. He was a respected member of the club and will be missed.

Covid 19 - some videos to keep you occupied:
Sydney Chapter Mid Week Run 20-8-20

From Russell Holliday

Apaprently Russell has obtained a box of this valuable commodity. Contact him if you would like some!

From Paul Bingham:

First run in Queensland in Coronavirus style and keeping our distance in the TRs. Great to see rain and the TRs loving the cool and wet weather and their owners keeping dry. (not sure how they do that!)

Sapphire Coast Chapter 22/7/20

A good turn-up at Blend Cafe in Tathra

VALE Tony Lee

We regret to advise that Tony Lee passed away on the 8th of June 2020. He lived a full life, and was a cherished Husband, Father, Grandfather and Friend to many. He will be greatly missed.

QLD TR Register Member Howard Prior's OTHER CAR:

This is Howard's 1955 BN2 100M Austin Healey (he did the upgrade to 100M spec) An original rhd Australian delivered car. With the concours postponed, some of us will still have a trip to Stanthorpe for a long weekend! Also maybe a week in Harvey Bay at some stage.

This is the PITS!

Actually the Pie In The Sky mob in Sydney

See what MATTERS in our club.

Rob & Jude - "what can we say other than people make life a pleasure even under the most arduous circumstances. Clubs are about people and that is why clubs matter. A sincere thanks to all those who helped out in getting Jude's Stag back on its wheels so it can be sold."

Brisbane cars are on the road again. Took a trip up through the clouds from my Mt Cootha over Mt Nebo and Mt Glorious to Cormorant bay at Wivenhoe Dam for a picnic lunch.


Tasmanian members Stephen & Ginetta Rochester were having their retirement "trip of a lifetime in Europe". Unfortunately coronavirus interfered with that. They did however come across a TR3 while in France.

Read the full story and see more photos of the TR3


Thought you might be interested in an unusual Louis Vuitton handbag. I asked "Do you know what the 3 wheeler under the handbag is?" Answer: "No idea as the engine was inside the handbag. Must have been a handbag cooled Morgan. No self respecting handbag would be seen with a Messerschmitt!" Regards Ginetta
[any info appreciated email Rick]

And this is Rick Fletcher's OTHER car! Yes's a model! - made by Bob Watters
And Pat Walsh has sent this one in - he says "It needs another coat of pencil.
Jack Gault ACT has been FIRST entrant in the Covid 19 Paper TR competition - Well done Jack!

Sapphire Coast Chapter - 3rd June

First tentative run as the Covid 19 experience slows down. It was great to get some of the cars out for a run up to Bermagui. We followed that with six cars at the weekly Blend Cafe run on the 10th.

Stuart Baillie's TR2 has now been registered. It was a monumental effort to restore a car which had suffered the ravages of long time storage and which had a body that had been seriously chopped around.
Another TR2 Restoration takes to the road!
At the 2019 Concours in Ballarat a video was produced for transmission on Community Channel 31 in Melbourne and Geelong by a local company, Bumper 2 Bumper. Here's a link to the videos:
Part 1        Part 2 
While the crew from Bumper 2 Bumper were filming the Ballarat Concours, the club took the opportunity to make an additional video outlining the evolution of the TR Register from its formation in 1976 to the present day.
The Formation and Evolution of the TR Register Australia Inc.
Paul Bingham has suggested that if you are bored with isolation, you might like to try MOSS MOTORS Paper Car Cut-Outs: Here is the TR3 There is also a TR6 and other marques for the philistines!:
Louis Maroya's son has sent an update: "Doretti 1273 lives - I thought I would share with the Register a photo from her first test run after several years in the garage! When we're allowed to do such things again I hope to take her to a few shows. I'm afraid Louis was in hospital for some weeks with a broken hip after a fall: but he's doing better and has now returned to the Baptistcare nursing home. All the best, Alex"
Pat Walsh has sent in another photo of his uncle Dan (#16) at Warwick Farm - during the Australian Grand prix 1963. This was the final race before the main race-won by Jack Brabham. The TR was originally Powder Blue and later Red. From the tone of this B&W print it looks to have been P/Blue in this race.
During the Australian Grand Prix - 1963


This will take you to all the inforamtion and videos we have on this event.

"OTHER" classic cars owned by some of our Register members. Here we have President John McCormack's recently comleted TR2 and his TR6

And one for the webmaster as it is providing GOOD THERAPEUTIC WORK during the pandemic.

A 1953 Riley RME - which gives similar practice in Lucas wiring gymnastics and exposure to dirt grime and grease. Photo shows Bob helping me retrieve it from Adelaide.

Neville Turbit has sent a Corona Virus Project called:


Click the photo to see the story

2020 Great Western Victoria Art and Ocean TT! Tour Leader: Lesley Xerri
This photo was taken as we left Halls Gap (Lake Bellfield) Click photo to see more (updated 25 March)

Top Photo - David Ferguson

Bottom Photo - Bob Watters

More TT Photos:
Ken Le Mesurier has added a long door TR2 to his collection and has now commenced the rebuild as shown in the photos (click pic)
Graeme White advises that Joe Richards (founder and first President of Triumph Register America TRA) past owner and restorer of the first production Triumph TR2 roadster TS 1 LO, died on the 26 February 2020.
Joe is second from the left.
Graham Woollard has sent in photos for his new Gallery Page
Ken Lemesurier (QLD) sent in the following update of his TR3 gallery page:
VALE - Mark Stuckey

We regret to advise that Mark has passed away after a long battle with cancer. He was a faithful servant and long time member of the Register having recently served as our Secretary. He will be greatly missed.

VALE - Jessie Maroya

We regret to advise that Jessie Maroya passed away on 4th February 2020. A remarkable woman who will also be greatly missed.

Paul McEwen sent in the following:

Hi to all the South COAST MEMBERS, Just wondering if you are all safe down there . We are OK here, about 40 kms from Braidwood, but getting extreme smoke and haze and having record maximum high temperatures, but you are worse off I know. I have sent a photo of Silverstone 1956. I liked it so much I had to share it. 3 Bentleys, 3 Austin Healeys, 2 TR2,1 XK120,1 Swallow Doretti1, Healey Silverstone,1 Morgan1 Aston Martin, and I am stumped on the rest... (over to viewers?)

Terry Hicks has suggested: C Type Jaguar, MGA, Fraser Nash, Railton, ERA and Alfa Romeo.
Bob Watters added: The car on the right in the rear row is a Fraser Nash Le Mans Replica, one of only 34 that were made. These were factory made copies of the Fraser Nash Le Mans car of 1948 and were made in the early 1950s but in a strange twist there were replicas of these cars built in the 1960s and 70s. These became known as Le Mans Replicas Replicas, strange but true.

And some more input from Viv Paine who I'm pleased to see has rejoined the Register: The XK120 roadster with wires is quite rare as they are normally seen with steel wheels and spats. Across from the Jag is an Aston Martin DB2 (not a DB 2/4 which had higher headlights) possibly a light weight race version with Vantage engine. Front row WO Bentleys R to L are a pair of 3 litres and a 4.5 litre with Vanden Plas body which all these years later remains known in UK Bentley circles. The race looks to be a handicap with the rapid C Type Jag last away. Viv has also sent a photo of the 4.5 litre Bentley

Neil Tribe has observed: I notice the red Doretti and green Healey appear to have the same front bumber with the overriders in different positions to account for the differing grill shapes. This is probably a well known fact but one I have only just discovered!

The Webmaster: notices that the TR2 is seeking some clean air for the carbys via the missing o/s headlight - not uncommon. And the 4.5 litre Bentley has had some considerable body changes since '56.

Graeme White sent this interesting article on: CHASSIS ALIGNMENT
Rainer Reinhardt from GERMANY has contributed to the Aeroscreen club by sending photos of his current road TR as well as his race TR competing across Europe.
The ACT Christmas Party at Canowindra 2019
Pie in the Sky - Dec 2019

These photos were taken on Wednesday 4th December 2019 at Pie in the Sky! Bob Slender had left before they were taken! Regards Renate Polglaze and Allan Wright xo

Adaminaby Races Nov 2019

ACT run organised by tour leader Pete McEwan. Also attended by Paul & Claire Middleton, & Rob and Judy Bradford. Great time had by all - some lost and some had a win. Judy took out 2nd place in "Feather, Frills and Fashion"

Sapphire Coast Chapter Christmas Party run - 27 November - photo of some of the cars at Cuttagee on the way to Bermagui
A very nice restoration job by
Stuart West click the photo to SEE the FULL SET of photos.
Click the photo to see the FULL SET

This was a set of photos where members had to guess the "Mystery Member's"
identity ...the winner was .....
MARK STUCKEY! and the Photo was
TONY KNOWLSON in an earlier life!

Click the photo to see the FULL SET

"Lost in Austria - I think the map was upside down!"

A timely warning from Graeme White:

Graeme reminds us to check all fuel lines and connections to avoid a costly disaster as has happened to one of our colleague's TR3B in Ireland.

All British Day - Sydney 15/9/19 

This photo was sent in by Mark Stuckey - showing his car (front) and Simon Goodings' (rear). Mark said that they were the first to arrive, because they are the "slickest".

See ADDITIONAL PHOTOS sent in by President John McCormack

Mornington Peninsula Chapter Run & Report 3/9/19 


Reg Cosgrove, a TR Register stalwart from Queensland, passed away on 13th Aug, aged 93. Reg and his wife Dulcie (who predeceased Reg) were both keen active members of the Queensland group for many years and they attended many events in Reg’s pride and joy, his TR3A named "Ambrose". Reg last attended the Noosa Concours in 2015 with his son Paul who is also a TR Register member. The TR Register Australia extends its condolences to the Cosgrove family.
VALE - Reg Cosgrove 2019
Click to View

We were surprised to meet up with a good likeness of Tony Xerri at the Terracotta Cafe during the ACT run.
Ron Thorns (UK) & Powder Blue Club Member has sent in 2 additional photos of his car taken at the old Brooklands Circuit on a hot English day (38 degrees)
Bill Revill sent this report on the 2019 Triumph Challenge
Click the Photo below to see the report
A small Sapphire Coast gathering ready to inspect the new Eden Wharf capable of handling cruise ships over 300m in length .

Shown: Watters, Fletchers, half Middos, Neil & Kerri Wood (Mustang)

ACT CHRISTMAS IN JULY RUN 2019 This one shows a few of the cars at the Coolamon Motel on a frosty morning,

Coolamon is a delightful country town with a magic and wide main street. Our tour leader Graham Brohan made sure we had good things to see & do and of course there was a hotel right alongside the motel where we had a great dinner.

Secretary Mark Stuckey sent this Aeroscreen Club photo of his mate from the US. He says: "Some friends just shouldn’t be allowed in one’s car!!" Last seen disappearing into the sunset .... (click pic)
CLICK THE PHOTO to see how this TR in Malta was developed.
The TR2 Special - Longford Tasmania - shown here not long after the Targa
in which it competed - for the last time.
See the collection of photos

Sapphire Coast run on a superb Winter's Day July 2019

It's a struggle living down here!

VIDEO of Rob & Judi Bradford - Targa Tasmania 2019

Follow Rob & Judi Bradford in the 2019 Targa Tasmania Shannons Classic Rallye

For those interested - here is ANOTHER STAGE  in that Rallye shot from a trailing MGB
When playing this it, is best to change to Hi Definition - click the Gear Wheel at the
bottom right, select "Quality" and take it up to at least 720.

MAY TT 2019 - from the High Country to the Coast
LH pic was from Tour Leader Bob Watters
RH - Photos from Gayle McEwan
Our editor is roaming at large in June 2019(a frightening prospect!). Jenny says "We are at the rally in Wagga. Very chilly which is why roof is up. Car and editor going well."
From David Pearce - photos by Stepen Rochester & David - Tasmania
"Porsche was the featured marque this years but lots of other interesting cars amongst the several hundred. Ours were the only Triumphs present. Stephen and Ginetta, John Kay and myself attended."


David said: "the big building in the centre background is the new civic centre. On the third floor they had a display featuring the 1969 GM Hurricane Concept Coupe, 3 Morgans, Aero 8, Plus 8 and 3 Wheeler, a couple of restored TQ speedway cars, and a handful of the rich boy's toys."


Author and motoring journalist Mike Cook passed away in late 2018

Graeme White sent in this report: "Author and motoring journalist Mike Cook who passed away late 2018 owned a number of TR roadster’s during his lifetime. Many members would know of Mike’s articles in Triumph World and some may have his excellent book “Triumph Cars in America”. His Obituary (see the PDF), covers his long involvement with TRs and the British Motor Industry from an American viewpoint."

A new addition to the Powder Blue Club
Ron Thorn's 1959 TR3A . Ron is a member of the UK TR Register London group

The Queenslanders have been having fun driving on the beach (and other stuff)!

some interesting advertising material from the USA in 1958
Sent in by Life Member Graeme White and kindly supplied by:
PaTRick MacMahon, Secretary, TR Register Ireland.

  Australia Day 2019 REPORT
A post for BIG THINGS from our roving delegates in the New Zealand South Island (25-2-19)
From Keith and Judy, Robert and Gail, Jenny and David.
Keith Williams - SA has added another TR to his collection -TR3A - Powder Blue 1960 model
"This the ex. Gary Johns, ex Merv Collin TR3A.
Now registered & on the road, a great car to drive & lots of fun."
(Click Pic to View)
Another 1955 TR2 under restoration - Geoff Roberts NSW (Click Pic to View)
New addition to the Gallery - 1955 DTR TR3 owned by Rowan Burns
Here is another TR nearing the end of a major restoration Ken Le Mesurier - QLD
Sapphire Coast Chapter Christmas Run 6/12/2018
Terry Hicks carried the flag at the Kiama Car Show in November 2018
Judy Brown sent in this early advertisement for the TR3 It is an additional one to the 62 already on the site - see them and other items HERE
Here's a Triumph of a different sort -
sent in by Peter Standen.
An interesting bush story.

Life Member Graeme White made a welcome appearance at a Sapphire Coast Chapter run on the 20th Nov. 2018.

Graeme had his first drive in a TR for a good number of years.

It seems that my appeal for better photos of earlier events has born fruit.
Thanks go to Chris Lermanis for providing these interesting photos dating back to 1993
Victorian Xmas Lunch run to Massaros in Kangaroo Ground - 18th Nov 2018.

Paul Bingham sent this article in on Octane Magazines Historic Motoring Award for 2018
The 'Jabbeke' Triumph TR2 that stole the show and won the readers vote.

Member Rob Noonan has added another LINK to some more details and video on the TR2. Thanks Rob

See what one of our members does with his/her OTHER sports car,
in this case Rob & Jude Bradford at the Targa Great Barrier Reef 2018 in a BMW Z3

On the way to Adelaide.

A few spare parts in Bob Watter's diff
mostly bits of pinion.

Bob & Cherryle were able to resume the trip and take part in a hire car.

We regret to advise that Vic Barnes – SA passed away on 24/9/18 R.I.P.

The TR Register Australia extends condolences to Maria and the extended family and friends.

This photo was sent in by Rod Chivas (L). It shows Wes Dayton (R) and Rod proudly holding the WWQMS trophy (donated by Bill Revill) which is presented to the first sidescreen in the Annual All Triumph Race.
Wes kindly let me drive his car to make up numbers (we ended up with 11). There was only one sidescreen this year, but still, I won it. Taken on Sunday 9th Sep 2018 at Sydney Motorsport Park.

This one is from member Neville Turbit:
This is my first TR during restoration. This picture comes with a warning. Eyesight may be damaged. I can only justify it by saying it was the swinging sixties, and there were drugs involved.

The chassis was a delicate shade of orange. Engine was iridescent green. Of course you painted a few of the bolt on bits red for contrast. There was enough chrome to make most Yank Tanks of the era blush including a chrome diff cover. Body ended up yellow. Did I mention that inner guards were red, and the brake drums bright yellow? Where is the creativity in recent restorations!!!!

Allan Bare sent in this photo of some of the club cars  at the All British Day 2018. 
Member Andrew Ross sent this one in and said "It was my 1st time at the Sydney All British Day 2018 & I got a photo from a different angle. At least the 4 “BRGs” were in a line" . Regards Andrew Ross
A report by Mark Stuckey on the September All-Historic racing at Wakefield Park (under development)

King Parrot - Maintenance Supervisor! Click to View

Sent in by Bob Watters

A brief report and photographs from Winton ( Vic. ) in May 2018.

Submitted by Graeme White

New Powder Blue Club Member
Carl Habal - Vic
See Triumphs in VIENNA!
This photo features Bill Revill at Winton in 2018. Click Pic for the full set.

This is Inverell 2000 Revisted Many earlier reports had images which were constrained by the digital cameras and scanning facilities of the time.

Howard & Carroll Prior have raided their archives to show some better scanned photos at Inverell. Have you any photos of earlier events which could undergo a re-scan?

It's always nice to see a TR surface again with a new custodian. This is the ex. Doug Milvain / Brian Milton car now proudly owned by Sean Blazey (NSW).

Now known as "Bernie"

"Bernie" seen by thousands!

Howard & Carroll Prior visited her dad, Harold Sanders, today at the nursing home and got him into the TR! Carroll drove him around the suburb and 98 year old Harold really enjoyed it.

Click Pic to View

Bonnie Rose thinks -"Rats... I think I can steer, but I can't quite reach the pedals!"

Paul & Rita Bingham believe in developing a TR interest while the grandkids are young

Another Big/Odd one sent by
Paul Bingham

St Ives Showground

August 2018

New member Mick McGovern (QLD) is currently living in the Phillipines with this unique TR2

Mystery TR2 - does this rego number ring a bell?

Allan Bare sent this one in: "This is the car yard we had in the main street of Liverpool. It's now a mall! The TR was purchased at auction for resale.

I expect someone has this car??

John Johnson sent these photos in from West Australia.

He speculates "I thought if the dipstick was forward it's a TR block" ... yes but in this case it's in an old Vanguard ute.         See more:

Members on the ACT mid week TT 17-19 July 2018

Click the pic to check out the Photo Report.

And see the write-up

This photo shows Brendan Kelly at the Morewell Hillclimb Nov 1979. Click to Pic to view 3 Photos

This photo, contributed by Neville Turbit, is one of many he has kindly provided:

He says: "the pic is at Oran Park coming out of the hairpin onto the straight. Not sure who the drivers are." Can you help ... Click the Pic for a better view

Service to Country - thanks Brian,
a Loadmaster in Vietnam

John McCormack

"I took this photo at HARS. It is next to the Caribou and is a Vietnam Veterans Honour Board. One of our current member's name is on it"

This is what the NEW PARTS list
looks like.

All part numbers highlighted in RED
can be clicked to show a photo.
Plain black numbers are yet to be photographed.
Click the pic to check it out:

It's crook when a TD gets on top of a TR!

A day in the life of Rick's workshop

Register Members
who run a sports car other than their TR may care to share their experience with us?

Member Neil Tribe has sold
his TR3A but he still gets
some motor sport fun with a 1999 MX5

Have a look at Keith & Judy Brown's beautifully restored TR5
(+ some earlier resto pics added July 2018)

Another interesting photo. This one from Andrew Gibson taken at Winton in May 2018. He is getting 'stuck into it' at turn 3 after some good advice from old club racing guru Gerry Lawson.

Photo is copyright SDPICS with thanks.
Click Pic to View

See the report on the Victorian's
visit to JETCITY
.... a visit to a fantasy world
by Bill Revill

Click pic to view

Chris Lermanis has been kind
enough to dig out some of the original advertising for sidescreen TRs.

Many thanks Chris - viewers might like to look at the other pages on early TR advertising, many of which were found by Chris"

Winton 2018

A report by Graeme White

Click pics to view

A challenge from
Neville Turbitt

"Digging through some old slides from the 60’s and found this one. Cannot quite remember who this is. Could it be Bob Cox? [NO - Rod Chivas advises that it is Bob Kennedy's 3A]
I have a few others I will send through when I sort them out."

Any suggestions to the webmaster
and we hope to see some more hidden gems from Neville.

Geoff Kelly (VIC) has acquired the the ex Jim Neal TR3A - TS 81592.
The racing history is what 'sealed the deal'

Any further details or photos to the webmaster please.

Cars and Coffee at St. Ives Showground Sunday June 3rd.

Sapphire Coast Chapter
weekly run on 30th May
attracted some visitors:

from Tasmania - David Pearce
and potential new member Kenny from Pambula who will inherit a TR3A from his dad. We hope to add some history about this car when it arrives and joins in our runs.

L to R Bob Watters, Kenny, David & Rick Fletcher

Click Pic to View

Graeme White has sent in this photo of The May edition of the TR Club Holland.

The front cover of their magazine “TRaffic” shows the ex- Australian TR2 ..... TS211.

TS 211 was one of the first TRs to come to Australia and sadly, left our shores when it was on-sold very quickly after it was bought from Bruce Shaw’s widow.

The photo shows the ex-Bruce Shaw car TS 211 touring the Italian countryside on the “ Gran Premio Tazio Nuvola “ event.

[Surely something needs to be done to prevent such cars with historic Australian significance from being sold overseas? ...Rick]

Full Report
Crookwell Potato Festival Run
Here is a nice picture of two club stalwarts on a recent outing:
Allan Wright & Renate Polglaze with their lovely Triumph TR250
Michael Jaques says:
I just found this is a picture taken on the way to the Albury Concourse 2016 - in Holbrook. Unfortunately I did not take down subs details so have done a brief Google look. Holbrook's vision of erecting a fitting memorial to Australian submariners has become a reality. Following the Navy's gift of the decommisioned OTWAY's 'fin' in 1995, a submarine working party was formed to investigate ways of obtaining a real submarine and overseeing its erection”

John McCormack adds: "I was Commanding Officer of HMAS PLATYPUS in Sydney at the time and Sue and I were in the official party at the memorials dedication. I got to visit Holbrook a few times with the submariners in my time as CO
1978    Geoff Kelly sent in this material from an old magazine.

Geoff says "I wish you could still buy them for this price. I wonder if it still exists?"

President Russell thought he stumbled across a Chinese version of a Triumph on his recent visit
to that country!
I wonder if it leaks oil!
Life member Gavin Rea prepared the TR for his son John's wedding on the 24th March 2018. Congratulations to Gavin, Kim, John and Katrina from your friends in the Register.

Two Recent March 2018 Runs: Mornington Peninsula (VIC run) - click to view




South Coast Tour (ACT run) - click to view

Andrew Gibson's video footage of the 2018 6 Hour event at Bathurst.

One of our viewers (Rod Chivas) was at the meeting (Shown Right)
at Hume Weir 12/13 June '76 and asks if any of our members has the RESULTS of this event?
He attended as a spectator but it would be equally interesting to hear from a couple of THE DRIVERS who are still club members!

If you have any info on this or more photos or programmes of sporting events featuring TRs please contact Rick

Rod Chivas (left) has also identified the driver and Race Circuit for the TR3A photo from our website shown below (click to view):
This photo is from Peter Ruta's new Gallery Page
Here is Jack & Evie outside the Candelo Pub in the Bega Valley...
... and Harrison outside the Tathra Pub, also in the Bega Valley.

Brian Richards sent this one in after he saw his car parked between two SUVs.

It makes you realise how small our cars are ... and certainly you wouldn't want to collide with a modern SUV or 4WD.

Photos from "Drive Your Triumph Day" - Saturday Feb 10th

Click either photo to see the Aussie set of photos. The world set is HERE

(I suggest you select "ALL" for a quick overview)

Bega Valley NSW with Keith, Bob & Rick on "Black" Range Rd.

David Chapman QLD found "Black" Street

New Addition to the Powder Blue Club - a TR from Sri Lanka

Pete McEwan (ACT Co-ordinator) has organised a: TR South Coast Tour

The tour to the South Coast will start from Canberra on Tuesday 20 March 2018 and finish in Merimbula on Friday morning 23 March 2018.

Most of you will know that Rob Bradford has not been well following a brush with cancer. Treatment is ongoing but he is looking well and driving the TR.

Rob has also managed some good publicity for TRs

Click Here to view the magazine article he is holding but you will have to buy the mag to read the article!

Sapphire Coast Run 21 Nov
Andrew Gibson Racing

Here is an interesting historic photo sent in by Ivan Powell (SA). He says: " It was a hill climb team event run by the Bugatti owners club at Prescott Hill in the Cotswolds. Autumn 1957. The event was won by the team pictured from Brighton and Hove MC - including the TR3".

[can any of our UK colleagues identify the TR and is it still around?]

Victorian End of Year Run 2017
Sapphire Coast Chapter Christmas Lunch 2017
Neville Turbit's TR3A in Aeroscreen Club Guise + Living with a TR
Lance Hadaway's TR running at Bakerville Historics in Sept 2017 Click to View
This is the fun you MISS if you don't attend TR Events!
Peter and Sue Clarke - on the way home from the 2017 Concours - "Glad this stray did not want to follow me home!" This is the Big Dog at Glenreagh Pub in Northern NSW
Here is a great Concours story about a young guy from Cecil Plains in Queensland who lent a welcome helping hand to Ian Wall
Ian Simmons has responded to my appeal (below) and sent before and after photos of his restoration of the chassis, motor & gearbox in the TR6, companion to his TR3A. Thanks Ian - lovely job!
The Sapphire Coast Chapter were fortunate to be able to host Graeme (esteemed Life member and Historian) & Vivien White on a visit from Victoria. Here they are at breakfast at Tathra Beach with Bob & Cherryle Watters. The Fletchers are hiding behind the camera

Our Editor, Terry Hicks has sent a couple of photos of his recent trip to Gunnedah:

It seems like the Gunnedah Rural Museum is a fan of Bareco. Allan will be pleased!! 

Register Members, Family & Friends were devastated to hear that Jean Pearce passed away on Sept 8th after a brave fight against motor neurone disease. On behalf of the Committee & members we extend our condolences to David and the family." Russell Holliday 8 Sep 2017 
Graeme White (VIC) alerted me to this excellent video with a brilliant TR Soundtrack: Courtesy of Jack Epstein and featuring TRs in Ireland

We regret to advise the traumatic
passing of Johan Marais (Sth Africa)
one of the members of our Powder Blue Club.

Robert Clarke (Albury NSW)
Passed away suddenly at home on Thursday August 24, 2017 aged 65 years.

Another restoration in progress - Greg Richard's TR3A (NSW)

Some MORE photos to see how Ken Le Mesurier (QLD) is getting on with his TR3 restoration.

SAFETY CONCERN - can you see what the safety issue is in this photo? If not, click the photo to reveal all!
ACT run to Jugiong July 2017
John McCormack's NSW run to the Far South Coast - June 2017
Peter & Sue Clarke (QLD) newly restored TR3A
"Pie in the Sky" - cafe North of Sydney April & May 2017
This is what owning a TR is about:
We must be paying the Editor too much. Here he is in Colorado Springs about to take (Russ') Porsche for a blast up Pikes Peak (maybe). NOTE the Police car in the background ... just waiting.
Stephen Rochester sent in this "WHAT IS IT?" competition with a PRIZE to the correct or nearest answer (Click Photo)
May 2017
Simon Scillio (VIC) - has his Australian Assembled TR3 on the Road!
Some of the crew at the Narooma Oyster Festival - 6th May 2017
Here is a PDF Report on the recent Queensland Over the Border May Day Run
Here is a delayed report on the presentation of Life Membership to Tasmanian Co-ordinator David Pearce (Feb 2017)
Rob & Shirley Shiel's Australian Assembled TR3 - DTR 10000 is back on the road again in N QLD after 40 years:

Mark Stuckey reports on the HSRCA meeting at Wakefield Park over the weekend of April 8th and 9th

Car 147 is the Group L Decca Major of TR Register founder, past President and Life Member, John Murn.

QLD run to Mt French Nat. Park with a welcome report from Judy Buck.

Here we see QLD Co-ordinator leading the trek to the lookout. Pete is in formal wear - you can tell because he has thongs on!

This is the way to increase your fleet - see details:
Graham Brohan sent us this photo on the Jabbeke TR2 on show in Pall Mall London.
Rob Bradford's Over Temp Alarm article:

Some of the QLD Members-

Esk 26th February 2017 .

Pie In The Sky run - 1 Feb 2017

Graham Brohan sent in a link to an interesting batch of photos showing a TR3A at the 2017 Tokyo Auto Salon!

The custom wheel distributor has used a classic TR3A to showcase its classy wheels. The TR has boofed out mudguards and front apron but otherwise is clearly based on a stock TR3A.

(original from the Roadster Factory)

Welcome to New Member -

Greg Richard (NSW)

Welcome to New Member -

David Ferguson (VIC)

In case you missed them, have a look at these spectacular photos of John and Leonie's TR3

Out and About 1 (2017)

We haven't had many "Out and About" stories showing your TRs for a while. I currently have a few coming up starting with this one sent in by Mark Stuckey:

Out and About 2 (2017)

The second "Out and About" covers the Sapphire Coast Chapter's run to Bermagui and a meeting with a fellow enthusiast and another of our Far South Coast members.

An interesting little story from a recent visitor from the UK. This TR2 was owned by the founder of the TR Reg Essex Group UK.

Some photos on the 2017 Register run to Temora Airfield and Kevin Lehman's car collection.
Margaret Standen (wife of Victorian member Peter Standen) passed away suddenly on Wednesday 15th Feb 2017. RIP Margaret, you will be greatly missed by your many dear friends in the club.
"Terry's Tool" shown at NSW Australia Day gathering. WHAT IS IT? 
Australia Day gathering at Mal's place January 2017 (updated 1 Feb))

What do you do when you are off to a motoring show in USA?

Buy one of these along the way ...

TR Register Victoria - Run to Healsville Sunday 15th Jan 2017

New Member Malcolm Glover

We welcome Malcolm and his TR to the Register and include this photo of the TR taken in her native Scotland

"Misty's" New Car:

Misty has temporarily allowed John & Leonie Johnson to drive her TR. One hopes she doesn't have to travel in the glovebox.

December 2016 at Myrtle Mountain on the Sapphire Coast Chapter's last run of the year:

As you can see (!) there is a magnificent view of the far south coast and ocean - somewhere behind the fog - CLICK TO VIEW a full story of this run

Paul Middleton's 1st TR - anybody think they may know where it is?
Here's an interesting story... "Out of the Black Friday Ashes" (click to view)

From California USA, sidescreen TR owner Steve McCarthy who has just toured Ireland, Wales, Scotland & England in his 1960 3A the "Blue Meanie" (with his good wife) having shipped his TR via the Panama Canal to Dublin. Note: no hood or sidescreens with their 3A, just aero-screens helmets & goggles for their European tour - honorary Aeroscreen Club members!
( some annoying person pointed out - Honorary 2 Tone Club memb)

This photo and description was sent in by Graeme White from a friend in Ireland - hopefully we may receive more photos and stories??

ACT Chapter of the TR Register Christmas Party.

Some of the attendees at "Eddy's" - Canowindra More photos and details to come of adventures at the Nunnery!

Another New Car on the Gallery! Here is "Ruby" - a 1954 TR2 TS4008 owned by Les & Brenda Richards QLD
See Noel Schmidt's TR3A featuring amongst the exotic cars in South Australia. Dec 2016
New Gallery Listings Dec 2016
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The service to celebrate Merran's life was held on Tuesday 22nd November at All Saints Cathedral in Bathurst. The cathedral was filled to capacity (over 300) which was a tribute to the love that Merran radiated in her life.

Donations to Daffodil Cottage have so far exceeded $3000 The immediate family of Chris, Rachel and Andrew were also joined by a strong contingent of 28 from the TR Register Australia
VALE - Merran Olson 19 Nov 2016     RIP

This photo was taken in Dandenong by Viv Paine!

This is the original Albury Concours venue.

The actual venue used in the middle of the city was much better with great public exposure.

Founding Member and Life Member Alan Mitchell gave an interesting talk about the conditions which led to the formation of the Register. Both he and Life Member John Murn were the prime movers and were ably assisted by other pioneering members.

Alan performed the ceremonial cutting of the cake which was a tribute to the first 40 Years as well as to Kerrie Holliday's skills in creating the cake!

2016 is the 40th Anniversary of the formation of the TR Register Australia.
Click to view new photos of Neville Turbit running on the old Amaroo Park Dirt Circuit

Great Photos! (supplied by Neville)

Might be the makings of a new series ... your pet (?) in the TR.

See Ian & Susie Wall's newly restored TR3A

"May I come for a ride please?"

Click to View Full Size
TRs used in Competition
"Goodwood" 2016 Mark Stuckey (NSW) shares his visit with us in pictures and Bob Fast has a few pics for good measure.
4 Queenslandd TRs were at the Peak's Crossing Charity Function - pic by Rob Bradford.

Report on the Gosford Motor Museum Run 2016
Mystery TR Part!
See Sidescreen #88 Oct/Nov 2016
Mike Heaton, David Orchard & Andrew Gibson at Winton
Coffee and Cake run
Sydney 2016
Report on the QLD Run to Towoomba & Warwick

Ivan Powell (SA) shares his visit to the Mille Miglia in 2016

Well known Queensland member John Buck passed away on the 1st Sep 2016.

Click the photo for details.

It is with great sadness that we advise that John Buck passed away on the 1st Sep 2016. John battled ill health for many, many years without complaint although the journey for him was very tough.

Buckey's funeral was held at 3pm Monday 12th Sep at Centenary
Memorial Gardens. Reports indicate that at least 300 family and friends
attended the service.
There were at least 16 TRs

Marcia Collens passed away in August 2016. Marcia was Merv's other half and the pair were much loved in the Register. She was such a delightful person - she is with Merv now. RIP
These photos & details provided by Peter Standen, Wes Dayton & Geoff Kelly Included are references to well known Victorian Drivers - and their TRs
Mystery TRs
Mystery TRs - "where, when and who"   HELP!
Geoff Kelly identified TR #28 as Allan Moffat behind Rocky Tresise in an MGA.
Terry Hicks advises that DRK421 with bonnet tie down ran at Oran Park &
Warwick Farm in the 60s driven by D. Scott (Ecurie Triumph?).
Who is D. Scott?....  see Neville Turbits suggestion.
and Geoff Kelly's

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Who is this well known Victorian running in the Templestowe Hillclimb in 1964?
Included here are references to well known Australian & Overseas Drivers - and their TRs 

Also includes other photos of cars and drivers that the club historians would like to trace.

Can you HELP?

Victorian Gembrook Run
19 June 2016
SA / Vic Weekend to Robinvale/Euston - Apr 2016

Look at this TR ...
Yes! - it is a derivative based on a TR chassis,
with a body featuring a retractable hardtop.

An outstanding achievement.

In 2016 Stephen & Ginetta Rochester were awarded the coveted Gold Targa Plates for successfully finishing three Targas in a row!

Well done.

John & Talia McCormack's wedding featured the family TR

Jude Bradford and Elizabeth Tanton on the loose in Salamanca Markets.

During Targa Tasmania 2016

Shoppers on the loose!

Tribute to Gordon Saunders
TR Register - River Run TT March 22-24 2016

Revised page 2 - 23 May 2016

TR Register - Sapphire Coast Chapter! 6th March 2016

TRs of the Fletchers and Watters on a run via Myrtle Mtn. Bob decided to
bring his chooks for an outing and they had a great time - lost a few feathers.
For those who haven't seen Alan Stehr for a while -
here we see Alan and Gay at "Pie in the Sky" March 2016
Click to view
Jude Bradford was "born to shop"!
Bob, on the other hand, was struggling to fit the last of Jude's purchases
into the TR during their recent sojourn to the Apple Isle.
Italia in Australia 2016

Click to View
Terribly British Day ACT
2015 - report by Mark Stuckey
TR Members at Targa Tasmania 2015
Johnson's Round Australia Epic Journey 2015
NSW Christmas Party
Queensland Christmas Party
Good tournout of TRs at Historic Winton 2015 for the 60th anniversary of the TR3
Chris Lermanis has sent in this delightful little postcard featuring a TR3.
He advises that these cards are for sale at :
NSW Club Run to Orange - 28/29 March 2015
(click to view)
The photo shows newlyweds David and Nadja Hvass. The groom is the son of Brisbane member Eric Hvass. The wedding was at Mt Tamborine on a nice Autumn day.
(click to view)
The Queensland team did a recce to Noosa recently.
Living legend, Reg Cosgrove is shown at the wheel in this Howard Prior photo.
Reg sometimes lets Paul have a go behind the wheel!
Click to View more pics
The ACT crew at breakfast in the Hotel Kurrajong last Saturday (13th Apr 2015).
Unusual for the webmanager to get everybody smiling! Click to View
Tribute to Pete Cousins
18.5.1945 - 9.1.2014
2001 Tassie Tour Pages
Found and "revived"!
The photos are early web versions when many people were on dial-up - so not so good quality.


Newly Married! and congratulations from your fellow club members.

Celebrating the recent marriage of Ian & Tracy (VIC)

click to view

Victoria 17-18 Jan 2014

Memorial Weekend / Maldon Twilight Festival

Can anyone help identify the manufacturer of this hardtop?
The TR3 is now owned by Roland Richter (Netherlands) but was imported from England.
If you have any suggestions or photos, please contact the web manager:

Click to view

Jabbeke Re-enactment


Trevor the TR's trip around Australia - March 2013 See the PDF album: Trevor the TR's trip around Australia
Trevor the TR's trip - the final section around Tasmania See the PDF album: Trevor the TR's trip - final leg around TASMANIA
Adams "Round Oz" Back Home! 2013

NZ Tour 2013

Alan & Cherylin's Wedding 2013


TT Tassie Tourers
March 2012

With thanks to Rick and Joan Fletcher for all their hard work in planning and organising such a great tour

Gavin Rea found this memorial to Merv Collens next to Quays Marina at Bayview. He says "It was very touching and most appropriate that Merv should have a memorial plaque there as he and Marcie spent a huge amount of time sailing the waters of Pittwater." Click Pic to view the spot.
Wednesday Warriors Sussex Inlet Bash Sussex Inlet 19 May 2010
John Lamond
at Bol D'or 09

A series of Events from 2009 which had been lost in the archives

Australia Day NSW

ACT Run Feb

Wednesday Warriors NSW March

QLD Winter TT June

Victorian Breakfast Run

December 2008

Allan Mitchell in "Australian Sports Car World" 1982
Sullivan Special
TRS and the Doug Whiteford TR2 in England
Update 1
Update 2 & 3

Globetrotting members Brian Richards & John Muddle are seen here in France with local Alain Lafon.

Click to View
2001 Tassie Tour Pages
Found and "revived"!
The photos are early web versions when many people were on dial-up - so not so good quality.

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