TSOA Newsletters Archive
Thanks to Tom Householder and Lou Metelko for providing the information and support to finish the TSOA Archives
December 28, 2012
David Knopf, webmaster, TempleofTriumph.org
Special thanks goes to Leslie S. Lee for collecting and preserving so many early TSOAs, as well as Lou Metelko (Thanks again Lou)
for sending the copies to us.
Dean Tetterton thanks for making five TSOAs from 1959 and 1960 readable.
Thanks to Mark Silverberg who found 54 TSOAs in a garage sale that were not on this site (posting completed August 17, 2009). The Triumph Sports Owners Association (TSOA) was the factory- sponsored club for 26 years from 1956-1981. The TSOA was originally started as a sales tool, with the TSOA Newsletter sent free to every new Triumph owner. From October of 1958 through December of 1981, the TSOA newsletter was published in the same format, changing at various times from a monthly to bi-monthly and quarterly publication. The newsletter had a peak circulation of nearly 40,000, paid for by Triumph. It ended however, with the demise of Triumph in 1981.
The Vintage Triumph Register took over the publication of Triumph information. The VTR inherited the logo, badges, and history of the TSOA.
These newsletters are interesting to read, as they describe glory days of Triumph. and its role in the fascinating, volatile, always optimistic automotive business.
If you have any of the issues not listed in these archives, please contact us at Tallahicky@comcast.net
Tom Myers provided 72 original copies of TSOA issues. These newsletters have been copied into Acrobat Reader Format (pdf file). Thanks Tom!
TSOAs 1961- 1962, Added January 6, 2008. Thanks Steele Lipe.
Dale Fenwick sent us May 1962 and December 1963 added March 18, 2009. Thanks Dale.
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Volume I No. 1
Volume I No. 2
Volume I No. 3
Volume I No. 4
Volume I No. 5
Volume I No. 6
Volume I No. 7
Volume I No. 8
Volume I No. 9
Volume II No. 1
Volume II No. 2
Volume II No. 3 & 4
Volume II No. 5
Volume II No. 6
Volume II No. 7
Volume II No. 8 & 9
Volume II No. 10
Volume II No. 11
Volume III No. 13
Volume III No. 14
Volume III No. 15 & 16
Volume III No. 7 & 8
Volume III No. 9
Volume III No. 10 & 11
Volume III No. 12
Volume IV No . 1
Volume IV No. 2
New York International Automobile Show
Another Triumph In The Alps
*It has been decided that TSOA August 1958 and September 1958 were not written because July 1958 is Vol. IV No.7
and October 1958 is Vol. IV No. 8 . If anyone has TSOAs that contradict this conclusion please send electronic copies to us.
1958 Rally Photo Winners
1959 Triumphs Announced
Merry Christmas - Best Wishes for 1959
Photo Contest Announced - Enter Now!
U. S. Monte Carlo Team Drivers Triumph
March Photo Winner -Final Rally Itineraries Announced
TR-3 Gets 97.40 Miles Per Gallon
Three-Car Factory Team Entered At LeMans
1959 Rally Issue
2 Class Wins In Alpine...2nd At Marlboro
Class Records Smashed by TR-3 At Monza
Four Triumphs Entered in USAC American Int'l Rally
Winter Service Issue
TR-3 American International Rally Team Takes 5 Awards
Cover: Merry Christmas
1960 Triumph Rallies of Europe Announced
New Member Handbooks Off The Press
SCCA Adopts "Performance" Classification for 1960 Racing Season
New Triumph Herald Sports Coupe and Convertible Unveiled
Happy Americans Leave for Triumph Rally of Europe
Yankees Go Home After Glorious European Rally
Meet The TR-S
TSOA 6500 Strong
Regional TSOA's Adopt Emblems
1961 Fifth Year For Triumph Rallies of Europe
Standard-Triumph Auto Association Announced
1961 Triumph Rally Plans Changed
Our Plans For TSOA In 1961
Triumph Herald Does It Again
Northern Illinois TSOA Wins Challenge Cup
1961 Spring Service Issue
TEJAS TSOA Sponsors Gala Benefit
Herald Coupe Wins Tulip Rally
Le Mans Team Victory To Triumph!
Two New Local Chapters Started
Special Edition (Triumph TR4)
Congratulations, Phil Hill!
38.99 MPG, Triumph TR3 Wins Mobil Rally
TSOA Wishes You All A Merry Christmas And A Happy And Successful New Year
1962 Is Sure To Be A Triumph Year
Triumph Racing Plans Announced
Yes- There Will Be A TR-4 Rally of Europe!
European Rally Deadline Approaches
Make Your European Rally Decision Now!
Exciting New Car Introduced By Triumph
Triumph Leads National And 3 Divisional Championships
TSOA Congratulates the Rogans
Bob Tulius Clinches National EP Championship
Triumph Racing Plans For 1963
TSOA Wishes You All A Good Olde-Fashioned Merrie Christmas
Triumph's Exciting New Sports Car
Sebring '63 Souvenir Issue
Star Attractions At The N.Y. Auto Show
Jim Spencer 1st Overall CP, DP At Watkins Glen Nationals
Tullius Takes DP: Spencer Settles For For 2nd
British Car Trophy Day
This Story Really Needs No Headline..
Ten Thousand Four Hundred and Seventeen plus Charlie
Look Out World - Here Come the Spitfires
Competition Issue...And The Issue Is Competition
Quo Vadis Triumph...and for why?
Bob Tullius - Triumph's two-years-in-a-row SCCA Nat'l Champ
Team Triumph Wins MG 1000 Rally
Canadian American Triumph Meet
A True Story... About An Adventurous Frenchman
A Year Of Triumph
TSOA Membership Tops 13,000!
Triumph At Sebring '65
Triumph At Sebring
The New York International Automobile Show
National Championship Races and Results That Speak For Themselves
Triumph At Le Mans
From The Rocker Cover
We're Stealing Once Again
The Triumph 2000
Triumph In Competition
Sebring TR-4A's Ready; Tri-O-Rama Set
TR-4 Vies With TR-4A At Daytona
Triumphs Take Sebring Team Trophy; They Win What They Set Out To Win!
Britain By Triumph
How To Watch A Race
100,00 Mile Triumph
Cleveland Clubs Boom!
The Kukla Kaper II
Sebring Come Home!
International Registration Letters
Triumph Launches New GT-6
The Crafty Spitfire Caper
On Show at the Shows
Triumph Breaks Fast In '67
Triumph Mark III Spitfire here
Corsa Nostra Takes Over Wisconsin TSOA!
Test Your Memory
The Hill Climb Angle
TR's Flock To Leyland-Triumph Trophy Race
Something New's Shaping Up Here
TR250 Joins Triumph Line
Kas will Keep New Year's Resolution
TF Prototype Slated for Sebring
Triumphs Win-Place-Show At Vegas National, Odds Look Good For '68 Season
250-K Shines Briefly at Sebring
Auto Show Crowds Turn On At TR-250 Psychedelic Light Display
MK 3 Spitfire Stars Coast to Coast
Speeders Beware! GT-6 On Patrol
World Market Challenge
1968 Champions Emerge
1969 New Model Section - ARRC Qualifiers
A Real Rousing Christmas! -Three For Triumph At Riverside
Cover: Here's The TR6
TR-6 Deliveries Held Up By Dock Strike
Up, Up And Away
Triumph's Magic Box
Car And Driver Award to MK3
Charlie Gates Takes Cal Club SCCA Post
New Jackets Available For Style-Wise Members
TR-6 Conquers Nurburgring
Ventura Group Completes Mission
Olympic Challenge Planned
Thanksgiving At Daytona
'70 Support Program Announced
The 70's...More Than Meets the Eye
Spitfire Does It Again
Auto Show Issue
Wisconsin Members Enjoy "Triumph Clinic"
V-8 Stag Introduced in England
Our Lucky Number Is Six
Wolf-Man Becomes Rallymaster
Rallies Still Tops With Local TSOA Clubs
Christmas Cheers For John Kelly And Don Devendorf!
Spitfire Mark IV Is Here
Now its the GT-6 MK 3
Triumph Stag To Debut
Presenting...The Triumph Stag
Kastner-Brophy Spitfire Tops DP Cars
Triumph Sales Headed Up!
Resume for a Car Sales"Man"
Mission Trail 4
Triumph Sales Near Record
ARRC, 1971...Down To The Wire
Best Wishes for 1972
Triumph Sells Record Number of Sports Cars
Triumphant Bus Tour
Early Races Won By Triumph Teams
Computer Selects Your Triumph
Triumph Offers Historic Poster
"U.S.A. Only"-What It Means
Racing Season Peaks
Triumph Will Pace 1973 Sebring Race
Triumph Sponsors M*A*S*H
Divisional Champs Acclaimed
20 Years of TRs
Best Wishes For 1973!
Here Come the '73 Triumphs
Triumph Touring Club Charity Rally Smashes All Records
Triumph's Golden Anniversary
Spitfire Rated Tops by Car and Driver readers
Triumph Competition Victories Multiply
200,000 Spitfires Built
Nelson Ledges Gets British Leyland Bridge
Triumphs Take Road To Atlanta Cline Qualifies There
Spitfires Win Two National Championships At Atlanta
British Leyland Announces 1974 Triumphs
'The Making of a Race Driver'
Fuel Economy and the 1974 Triumphs
Fuel Economy and Your Right Foot
That's Show Business!
Triumph Race Team Resumes its Winning Ways
The Short & Happy Life of the Sensational Straight 8 Dolomite
Wimbledon Tennis Champs Awarded Triumph Cars
For Group 44 Fans...
Co-operative Effort Helps Nelson Ledges, Ohio, Racetrack
Tennis Champion Gets His TR6
Rick Cline / Road Atlanta Wrap-Up
British Leyland Announces New Triumphs
Triumph's Entirely New Sports Car - The TR7
TR7 On The Road
Group 44 Celebrates 10th Anniversary
Cover: Special TR6 Pick-Up
Rally to Triumph -- Yes Really!
Triumph Sets New Class Records At Atlanta
Happy New Year from Triumph
1976 Looks Big for Triumph in Motorsports
The TR7 Sports/Racer
Sliding Sunroof for TR7
Special TR7 Announced
Paul Newman's TR6 Wins at Atlanta
TR7's First Full Year in America
Triumph TR7 Enters the Exciting World of High Performance Rallies
1977 Triumph Line Announced
Triumph International Rally Held on Long Island
News of Two More Big Triumph Rallies
Spitfire 1500's First, Second and Third in Class At Atlanta Championship
Buffum's TR7 Wins 1977 Pro Rally Championship
Convertibles Are For Skate-Boarding
New Triumph Line Announced For 1978
"No Title" (continues from March April)
Sixty TR-2 and TR-3 Series Triumphs Compete At West Virginia National Meet
Triumph TR7 Production Starts At Coventry
A Hobby Second To None
New Cooling System, New Bumpers For 1979 Spitfire
The Story of TR7 To Date
And Now - The TR7 Convertible
New V8 Triumphs In Races And Rallies
Lee Mueller Wins National Racing Championship with TR7
World's Fastest Triumph (178 mph) TR8
1980 Triumph Spitfire Sports Car Announced
Triumph Introduces a V8-Powered Sports Car - The TR8
Concourse Season Off To A Hot Start
A New Triumph Model -TR7 Sprint
1980 SCCA Road Racing Championships At Atlanta
TR8 and Buffum - Champions Again
Special 'Tribute to Spitfire' Issue
Triumph TR7 Adds Fuel Injection for 1981
Over 100 Triumphs At TRA Annual Meet
TSOA to be merged into Vintage Triumph Register
English Channel and TSOA Merge
Special thanks to Jack Sutherland (pictured
at top fending off a Lotus Elite in his 1960 TR3A at Delmar, CA
- 1962) for lending us his extensive collection of TSOA newsletters (1959-1969). Other contributors who have lent us their TSOA issues are
Robert L. Nelson, Derek Graham
past MEHP Temple of Triumph; Glynn Ford
who contributed many issues from the '70s, and Andy
Mace, President, VTR, for lending us his '80s
issues. Also, Hans Roensch
of Brookfield, MO for issues May 1972, March 1967,
August 1959, August 1967, September 1973, July 1961, August 1962, and
October 1966, Brad Eels of Bakersfield, Ca, for the January, February, May and September 1964
issues; and Lou Metelko (Auburn, IN) for the March 1965 issue.
David Somerville (Telford,
Shropshire, UK) provided over 15 issues between 1957 and 1971. Mel
and Kristie Hildebrandt of San Diego, California provided us pdf. files
of TSOA issues from 1979, 1980, 1981 and 1982. Thanks Mel and Kristie!
January, 2009 Dave Edwards from Alameda, California sent 60 TSOAs to
post on this web page. Thanks so much Dave for sharing your
newsletters with everyone. Are there other Triumph fans out there
that can help us complete this page?
Thank you all!
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