2017 GOLDEN GATE AHC EVENT SCHEDULE
Includes non-GGAHC Major Healey Events and club recommended events
Indicates events sponsored by the Golden Gate Austin Healey Club.
December 2: GGAHC Christmas Party
What: Based on the last two year's enthusiastic response to the venue for the Club Christmas Party, this year's party will again be at Trader Vic’s in Emeryville (Berkeley marina area). Trader Vic's started 80 years ago in San Francisco and moved to this location 40 years ago. They have a beautiful room with a view of the marina as well as an outside deck we can use if the weather is good.
Club members will receive a glass of wine when they arrive and appetizers will be passed for about 45 minutes to an hour prior to lunch. Lunch includes salad, choice of entrée, dessert and tea or coffee. There will be a no-host bar in the room as well. More details to follow.
2017 NON-GGAHC EVENTS
October 21: 27th Annual All British Motor Show
What: The Mini Owner of America- San Francisco Chapter (MOASF) is pleased to announce that the All British Motor Show website and registration are now open. This is the 27th annual show and the 3rd time it will be hosted by the Blackhawk Automotive Museum in Danville, it will be held on Saturday October 21st 2017. Spectator entry is free.
All British and British affiliated cars and motorcycles are invited. Awards will be presented for all marques entering (each class needs a minimum of 3 vehicles for prizes to be awarded). Winners will be selected by the show participants via ballots.
This year promises to be even larger than last year. We have secured additional space to improve the running of the show and to accommodate all of your wonderful vehicles. We will also be debuting commemorative T-shirts. These are available for pre-order via the registration page.
More info: online at Welcome to the All British Motor Show
November 5: Daylight Savings Time Ends
What: Set your clocks back an hour before going to bed on Saturday, November 4th, so you don't miss the following events.
November 5: 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
November 5: 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 https://www.facebook.com/Marin-County-Cars-and-Coffee
2018 NON-GGAHC EVENTS
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 http://www.austinhealeynsw.com.au/ahoc_national_rally_2018.html
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