2018 GOLDEN GATE AUSTIN HEALEY CLUB EVENT SCHEDULE
Includes non-GGAHC Major Healey Events and Club-recommended events
Indicates events sponsored by the Golden Gate Austin Healey Club.
March 3: GGAHC Pre-Season Technical Session
What: David Nock will be presenting one of his very informative technical sessions. SAVE THE DATE!!
More info: Coming.
April 21: GGAHC Season Opener – West Marin/Sonoma Tour
What: Tim Murphy will be taking us on a tour of the back roads of west Marin and Sonoma counties. SAVE THE DATE!!
More info: Coming.
May 6: Tri-Valley Beer Trail
What: In a partial break from our traditional wine tasting, John & Cathy Turney will be leading us on a tour of the Tri-Valley (Pleasanton/Livermore area) Beer Trail, followed with a stop at a new, exciting winery. SAVE THE NEW DATE!!
More info: Coming.
June 2: Sonoma/Napa Beer Tour
What: Steve Korbay has been wanting to show us what his area has in local craft breweries for some time. This will provide you an opportunity to compare/contrast Sonoma/Napa with Alameda/Contra Costa Counties. SAVE THE DATE!!
More info: Coming.
June 16: Mines Road/Mt. Hamilton Tour
What: Marc Lewis will lead us on a back roads tour of the Livermore Valley and Mt. Hamilton. SAVE THE DATE!!
More info: Coming.
July 14: Alameda and the USS Hornet
What: If you’ve never visited the retired WWII aircraft carrier USS Hornet, now is your chance. It, and the aircraft exhibits are a real treat! Especially in July! SAVE THE DATE!!
More info: Coming.
Sunday, August 26: National Ice Cream Social
What: We return again to Foster’s Freeze in Vacaville. These events have been a great way to show off our Healeys to the public and to socialize over ice cream. Bring your grandchildren and let them know what Healeys are all about. SAVE THE DATE!!
More info: RSVP if you are coming (Fosters Freeze would like to be advised about how many to expect). Questions, comments, or RSVP, contact Len Hartnett, phone/fax 707-425-4805 or email@example.com
September 29 – 30: Fall Colors Tour
What: By popular demand, Dave Nock is hosting the Fall Colors Tour. We’ll drive the Sierra Passes and spend the night in Colombia. The date is still tentative, but look for more info as the date approaches.
More info: Coming.
November 3: Napa/Sonoma Wine Tour
What: You may recall we had the Australians visit Ken Nerlove’s Elkhorn Peak Cellars last September, but it was too hot for too many to drive their Healeys. Well, Ken has graciously agreed to have us back when the temperatures should be much more Healey-friendly. SAVE THE DATE!!
More info: Coming.
Early December: GGAHC Christmas Party
What: The Christmas Party will be held in early December. It’s still in planning.
2018 NON-GGAHC EVENTS
March 4: Blackhawk Cars & Coffee
What: On the First Sunday of every month, automotive enthusiasts gather in the parking lots of the Blackhawk Museum to share their vehicles and admire the other fabulous classic cars, hot rods, sports cars, exotics and anything else with wheels and a motor that promotes the car enthusiast hobby.
Cars & Coffee is a year round event, rain or shine. The Museum opens at 9am* on Cars & Coffee Sundays and there is a Docent-led tour at 2pm. Participating car owners receive two complimentary tickets to the Museum courtesy of our sponsors.
More info: online at www.blackhawkmuseum.org
March 4: Marin Cars & Coffee
What: On the First Sunday of every month, automotive enthusiasts gather in front of Starbuck’s in the Vintage Oaks Shopping Center Novato, California to share their vehicles and admire the other fabulous classics, exotics, rods and anything else with wheels and a motor. This has become a HUGE event and now commonly has well over 200 cars, ranging from serious vintage to modern. First Sunday of each month, from 8-10 am, though many spaces fill by 7:30. This is a great gathering of cars and car fans. FREE—no charge, no registration.
Points to know:
- Time is 8:00 in the morning to 10:00am. Arrive when you want.
- Check your ego at the stop sign.
- Park where you can.
- It’s free! Excluding your Starbuck’s purchases! Please do patronize the local stores!
More info: online at www.facebook.com/Marin-County-Cars-and-Coffee
April 6 to 8: Texas Healey Roundup 38
What: This year’s Roundup is hosted by the Gulf Coast Healey Club – Houston
This year’s meet will be held in Nacogdoches, the oldest town in Texas and the terminus of the ancient El Camino Real from Mexico City to East Texas. East Texas is known as the Piney Woods corner of Texas with thick stands of pine trees, rolling hills and outstanding quiet roads just right for open-top touring.
The host hotel is the newly renovated Fredonia Hotel in the heart of downtown Nacogdoches. Call the hotel directly at (936) 564-1234.
More info: For additional information or to obtain a registration form, email the event organizer, Mike Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org
April 9 to 13: 2018 Australian National Austin Healey Rally
What: The Austin Healey Owners Club of New South Wales (AHOC-NSW) is pleased to announce that the 2018 National Rally will be held at the home of Australian motor sport, the iconic Mt. Panorama Racing Circuit at Bathurst, approximately 120 mi north-west of Sydney. Accommodations have been arranged at Rydges Hotel. Located just yards away from Conrod Straight, all rooms have far reaching views over the Pit Complex and surrounding countryside. Your Healey will be well looked after with undercover parking and car washing facilities available for all guests. There are three different room types available, and so there is sure to be one to suit your specific needs. A full buffet breakfast is included as part of your accommodation package. The Aussies had a huge turnout at Monterey International Healey Week 2017, so it will be time to return the favor and join up with a great bunch!
More info: online at www.austinhealeynsw.com.au/ahoc_national_rally_2018.html
April 15 to 19: 28th Annual California Mille
What: One of the premier vintage motoring events in the world – 1000 miles over four days on California’s best back roads.
The event is open to cars manufactured prior to Jan. 1st, 1958. Approx. 65 cars are chosen from those submitted for entry. The event space is limited due to the hotel accommodations chosen for the route each year. Registration is open NOW!
More info: online at californiamille.com/california_mille/
April 29: Pacific Coast Dream Machines
What: Half Moon Bay California’s Festival of Magnificent Machines Marks 28th Year
There are car shows, air shows, motorcycle shows, tractor shows, maker fairs, music festivals, food festivals, and living history festivals galore. Mix them all together in one venue on one day and you’ve got Half Moon Bay California’s remarkable, one and only Pacific Coast Dream Machines Show—marking its 28th year in 2018 with a massive celebration of mechanical ingenuity, power and style.
More info: online at dreammachines.miramarevents.com
May 13: Mother’s Day
What: Take your Mother/Children’s Mother/Mother-in-Law for a ride in the Healey
May 20: UBSCC Dixon All British Motoring Show
What: Annual Dixon all British car show and swap meet.
More info: Online at www.ubscc.org/CarShow.htm
May 26 to June 3: 22nd Annual British Car Week
What: British Car Week is an annual awareness week intended for owners of Classic British Cars to get their cars out of the garage and drive them. While doing so, all who are involved will help create awareness of the classic British car hobby in local communities wherever there is participation.
It doesn’t matter whether your car is in better than new condition, or perhaps it’s a less than perfect unrestored gem, we love them all! As long as it can be safely driven down the road, this is a great opportunity to show off your favorite car and take advantage of what British car motoring is all about.
More info: online at www.britishcarweek.org
June 10 to 16: European Healey Meeting Five, Black Forest 2018
What: The Austin Healey Owners Club of the Netherlands (AHOC NL) and the Austin Healey Club Switzerland (AHCS) are initiating and organizing the European Healey Meeting (EHM) which will be held from June 10 to 16, 2018. As communicated at the EHM in Scotland 2013, the location chosen for this event is situated between the Alsace in France and the Black Forest in southwestern Germany. A truly diversified area for great driving, impressive culture and fun.
The fifth EHM will be celebrated in style and nobody will have to be refused. Plenty of capacity is available including hotel accommodations and camping facilities within the same complex.
As in the past, it is recommended and essential to book as early as possible. Registration will open early 2017.
More info: online at www.euromeet2018.com
June 29 – July 1: The Classic Motor Rally
What: The Classic Motor Rally is a new celebration of classic cars. It will be conducted over a summer weekend and it will begin in Wilsonville, Oregon, at Ron Tonkin Gran Turismo. For the second annual event our destination is Madras, Oregon, on the edge of Oregon’s high desert country.
The Rally is a new addition to the motorsports calendar in the Pacific Northwest and is organized around a traditional time-speed-distance rally and comprised of pre-1981 collector cars and their enthusiastic owners. We will assemble a rich variety of classic cars whose owners share a common passion – driving and enjoying them. We will do this in a spirit of friendly competition over some of the Pacific Northwest’s most scenic roads, combined with delicious meals and always in an atmosphere of outstanding camaraderie.
More info: online at www.classicmotorrally.org
July 15 to 20: Conclave 2018
What: Conclave 2016 celebrated the 40th Anniversary of the first Conclave in 1976 in Bloomington, Indiana. Conclave 2018 will bring us “Back Home Again in Indiana” for the 42nd Anniversary of Conclave.
Central Indiana Austin Healey Club, along with many contributing AHCA regional clubs, invite you to enjoy Hoosier Hospitality in the Historic French Lick / West Baden Resort for a week of fun and frolic in the rolling southern Indiana hills.
More info: online at www.austinhealeyconclave.com_2018
September 16 to 21: 2018 Healey Rendezvous
What: The 2018 Healey Rendezvous will be held in Madras, Oregon, 120 road miles southeast of Portland. Madras is on the edge of Oregon’s “high desert country” with wonderful September climate, numerous regional attractions and fabulous touring roads. The event celebrates the 60th Anniversary of the Austin-Healey Sprite.
Interest in the event has been so high that all 72 rooms at the host inn have already been reserved. Go to the event website for alternative hotel reservations.
More info: Online at www.healeyrendezvous.org/
September 22: Ironstone Concours d’Elegance
What: The Ironstone Concours d’Elegance is an antique and classic car show that takes place each year at the Ironstone Vineyards, 1894 Six Mile Road, Murphys, CA. Some 300+ antique and classic cars participate in the Ironstone Concours d’Elegance. This classic car and automobile show also features vintage race cars, trucks, trailers, housecars and military vehicles.
Honored vehicle marques vary but this year include Tucker, Alfa Romeo, Studebaker, Packard, Duesenberg, Pierce-Arrow, Bentley, Rolls-Royce and Jaguar. Special classes spotlight early Fords, sports cars, exotics, race cars, coachbuilt luxury marques, plus unrestored and original automobiles.
Proceeds from the Ironstone Concours d’Elegance benefit Central and Northern California youth in agriculture, notably Future Farmers of America (FFA) and 4-H. In addition, the non-profit Ironstone Foundation has helped fund the California State FFA headquarters in Galt CAlifornia; scholarships in partnership with the California State Fair; and the Calaveras County Fair scholarship program.
Applications are now open.
More info: online at www.ironstonefoundation.org/.
October 13 to 14: The 7th Annual British Fall Classic
What: The 7th Annual British Fall Classic will be sponsored and organized by “On the Road Again Classics” in downtown Morgan Hill. A fundraising event with the net proceeds donated to Community Solutions, a nonprofit organization that serves families in need in south San Jose and Santa Clara County.
The weekend activities start on Saturday with a tour through the surrounding country hillsides. The tour is followed by a reception at On the Road Again Classics showroom for the registered show participants, their guests and event sponsors.
Sunday, the car show is held in downtown Morgan Hill showcasing a variety of British cars ranging from Rolls Royces to Aston Martins to Morris Minors, Triumphs, Austin Healeys, MG’s, and more. The cars are judged by several British car club members and the event concludes with the presentation of first in class awards.
More info: Online at www.ontheroadagainclassics.com
October 17 to 21: California Healey Week
What: California Healey Week 2018 will be held in Solvang, California. The event will be headquartered at the Hotel Corque in downtown Solvang.
The historic Danish village of Solvang offers the best of the Santa Ynez Valley and Santa Barbara wine country in a relaxed and peaceful setting. Indulge in authentic Danish pastries at our world-famous bakeries. Stroll through the village and admire the old-world European architecture, plus find the perfect souvenir at a variety of charming boutiques and shops.
Fall is typically beautiful in the Santa Ynez Valley. We plan to have some beautiful drives through back roads in the Valley, with the option of visiting several of the many vineyards for wine tasting. You will have the option to visit the Vintage Motorcycle Museum in town. We also plan a visit to the Mendenhall’s Museum, which is one of the largest collections on the west coast of gasoline pumps, petroliana, road signs, license plates, race cars, racing history, miscellaneous antiques. The car show will be the highlight of the week, and we’re negotiating to have it in a special location.
Many more activities are currently in the planning stages. Be sure and mark your calendar so you do not miss this special Austin Healey event. The registration form will be published by the end of 2017.
More info: Online at www.austin-healey.org
2019 NON-GGAHC EVENTS
September 7 to 12: Conclave 2019
What: The AHCA membership has been asking for a Conclave outside the heat of the summer months for years, so ….
The Minnesota AHC will be hosting Conclave 2019 in Deadwood, South Dakota, September 7- 12, 2019.
Deadwood is about 1,400 from San Francisco. Yes, that is a pretty long haul for sure, but given the “freshness” of the roads and the region – in being little-known territory to Healey owners – there might be some number of owners from the far west who would like to make the trek and see those new-to-them roads and sights despite the distances involved.
More info: Later!!
UPCOMING BIG EVENTS!
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July 15 – 20, 2018
French Lick, IN
Healey Rendezvous 2018
September 16 – 21, 2018
California Healey Week 2018
October 17 – 21, 2018
For Healey Events Nationwide, go to the Austin Healey Club of America at AHCA Events Calender
Go to UK Healey events for the year-round schedule of the Austin Healey Club UK.