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.
August 12: Last Monterey International Healey Week 2017 Planning Meeting
What: As we approach our International Healey Week in September, we have additional details to plan and volunteers to assign. We need help to make this a spectacular and fun event. Please come and help your Board out! These are monthly meetings, the second Saturday of the month through August. We will meet at 11:00 AM at Fuddrucker's, 1975 Diamond Blvd., Concord, in the Willows Shopping Center.
More info: To get there from Highway 680, Exit off at Willow Pass Road and travel northeast one block toward downtown Concord. After on block, turn left onto Diamond Blvd. Turn left at the first traffic light into the Willows Shopping Center and Fuddruckers will be straight in front of you.
Fuddrucker's opens at 11 AM and the meeting will start then. Meeting upstairs; lunch will be available - not required. If you want to consume lunch after the meeting, place your order when you arrive at the start of the meeting. Be sure to tell them that you are upstairs in a separate meeting room. We will get the food delivered upstairs.
August 27: National Ice Cream Social
What: Ice cream social at Fosters Freeze, 653 Merchant Street, Vacaville. These events have been a great way to show off our Healeys to the public and to socialize over ice cream. From 11 AM until 2:30 PM.
From either direction, exit I-80 at Merchant Street/Alamo Drive exit. If you are westbound, you will be on Merchant Street when you exit. If you are eastbound, go over the overpass and turn right on Merchant Street. If you are coming in on Hwy 12/Hwy 113, come in on Fry Road. Fry Road changes to Alamo Drive at Leisure Town Road. Stay on Alamo Drive, cross over I-80 and turn right on Merchant Street. Fosters is about five blocks up on your right. Be ‘sociable’ and show up for “National Ice Cream Social 2017”. If you RSVP to Len ahead of time, and show up with your Healey, you get a discount on ice cream!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are new to the event or have not provided it before, please let Len know the year. make, model (AH, JH, NH, Sprite, etc) (MKx, Axx, Bxx where applicable).
Remember – no RSVP, no Healey, NO free Ice Cream. But come anyway to join fellow Healey owners in our annual ritual !!
September 3: Meet the Australian Healey Owners
What: Meet five of the Australian contingent coming to Monterey International Healey Week 2017 at member Ken Nerlove's Elkhorn Peak Cellars for wine tasting and touring local Napa County back roads.
We will meet at Ken's Winery/Vineyard, Elkhorn Peak Cellars in Napa www.elkhornpeak.com in the morning around 9:00 AM. Ken will conduct a vineyard tour followed by a wine tasting. We can hang around and talk cars for awhile before proceeding to drive to another winery in the Sonoma Valley where we will have a picnic lunch and another wine tasting. We will pre-order sandwiches at a local deli that is on the way. After lunch, we will proceed on a drive through the beautiful Sonoma Valley ending up on the North end of the Napa Valley for the final drive down to the St Helena area where we will go our separate ways. The weather will be "warm" but the Valley will be full of grapes as this time of year is just prior to harvest. This will be a fun event with some neat roads and cool scenery. This will be a good opportunity to show our down South neighbors some nice warm Northern California hospitality.
More info: If you would like to attend or have questions, please contact Ken at 707-363-1794 or e-mail at Grapeman677@gmail.com.
September 11 - 15: Monterey International Healey Week 2017
What: The biggest gathering of Healeys from all over the world since 2002!.
More info: online at www.healeyweek2017.com
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
August 6: 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
August 6: 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
August 11 - 20: Monterey Car Week
What: Need we say more? An overload week of shows, rallys, racing, auctions and concluding with the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.
More info: coming.
August 12 - 13: Monterey Pre-Reunion - Mazda Raceway at Laguna Seca
What: The Monterey Pre-Reunion provides racing fans and visitors with the chance to see more than 300 race cars competing for two full days prior to the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion the next weekend. The paddock is bustling with teams working on their cars in the pits or on their way to pre-grid. The paddock is completely open to wander for enjoying the historic racing experience.
More info: online at www.mazdaraceway.com/monterey-pre-reunion
August 18: 23rd Annual Pacific Grove Rotary Concours Auto Rally
What: A non-profit event to benefit Pacific Grove youth activities and other local Rotary-sponsored programs.
The marque for 2017 is Jaguar but owners of all makes and models are invited to participate. Registration is open at Pacific-Grove-Concours-Auto-Rally Event Registration and Schedule
The RCPG's annual event is geared for those enthusiasts who own, drive or simply appreciate Vintage, Classic and Sports cars.
Registration and staging of participating cars begins at noon along Lighthouse Avenue in the heart of beautiful downtown Pacific Grove. Hundreds of spectators arrive throughout the day to view the staged cars and to watch as the cars assemble for the Rally Drive. The Rally Drive will begin at 5:00 and follows a beautiful scenic route along the magnificent Pacific Grove and Pebble Beach shoreline. Drivers are greeted by hundreds of spectators who line the drive route, waving and cheering them on. The Rally returns to downtown Pacific Grove where participants and guests are invited to enjoy a delicious Barbecue, Raffle and Awards presentation. Barbecue tickets can be purchased on the registration form and at the Event. (Tickets may be limited on the day of the event.) Raffle Tickets may be purchased at the registration tent and at the Barbecue.
More info: online at Pacific-Grove-Concours-Auto-Rally
September 16 - 17: Danville Concours d’Elegance
What: The Danville Concours d’Elegance is dedicated to raising funds in support of Parkinson’s research and patient care. Registration is now open.
More info: online at www.danville-delegance.org/
September 23: 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, Murphys CA. Some 300+ antique and classic cars participate in the Ironstone Concours d’Elegance. This classic car and automobile show also features vintage trailers, motorcycles and wooden boats.
Proceeds from the Ironstone Concours d’Elegance benefit Central and Northern California youth in agriculture, notably FFA and 4-H. Additionally, the non-profit Ironstone Foundation has helped fund the California State FFA headquarters in Galt, scholarships in partnership with the California State Fair, and the Calaveras County Fair Scholarship program.
More info: online at www.ironstonefoundation.org/
September 23 - 24: Clovis British Car Roundup
What: You are invited to enter your British car of any vintage, marque or condition in the 2017 Clovis British Car Roundup. This, the 15th annual show, has a great blend of things to do and see! They kick off the show weekend on Saturday morning with a short tour on some twisty foothill roads. Following the run you are invited to attend a benefit luncheon for Fresno Wildlife Rescue & Rehabilitation.
Sunday morning brings a great display of British cars and exploring vibrant Old Town Clovis. The autumn “Clovis Antique and Collectibles Fair” will be just north of the car show. Explore the antique shops and get lunch at an Old Town restaurant. Check out the "Birds of Prey" display by Fresno Wildlife Rescue. “Entrants Choice” show winners will receive very nice awards and any entrant can drive away with some super raffle prizes.
Entry in this year’s Clovis British Car Roundup helps support the Fresno Wildlife Rescue & Rehabilitation Service. Their volunteers provide emergency medical and restorative care to native species of California wildlife. They care for orphaned or injured wildlife ranging from wild birds to mammals. Their volunteers visit school classes, scouts, service clubs and other venues to introduce people of all ages to a variety of wildlife.
More info: online at valleybritish.org
September 29 – October 1: CSRG 14th Annual Charity Challenge Vintage Car Road Races
Featured Marque: Mini in the Can-Am Mini Challenge
What: The Charity Challenge is the most exciting, bang for the buck, feel-good vintage racing event on the West Coast. Over the past five years it’s grown at a phenomenal rate to the point where it’s on every racer’s short list. From the driver’s gift at registration to the last checkered flag on Sunday, the Charity Challenge is a delight.
The Charity Challenge is more than a car event. It’s an immersion into the type of road racing experience that people loved back in the 60s and earlier—only without the drawback of Port-a-Potties or spec cars with spec motors & drivers with the personality of dead grass. Instead, you get great cars, great racing and great people with a love of the sport to match your own. You will probably eat too much from the food and beverages available at the track, and be exhausted when it’s over, but it’s worth it. You just cannot do any better….
The feel-good aspect of the event comes from the money CSRG raises for the Sonoma Chapter of the Speedway Children’s Charities through it’s three-lap Track Rides for Charity program. The track rides consist of an out lap, a near-racing-speed lap and an in lap in one of the entered race cars. Last year we had everything from Ed Cziska’s Shadow to Tom Price’s Ferrari 250 GTO available for rides.
More info: online at www.sonomaraceway.com to watch, or CSRG Charity Challenge to participate
October 14: Downtown Alameda Classic Car Show
What: The Downtown Alameda Classic Car Show is one of the best car shows in the San Francisco Bay Area, featuring over 400 classic vehicles on display in Alameda’s historic downtown district.
Registration will be available late summer.
More info: online at www.downtownalameda.com/Classic-Car-Show
October 14 - 15: Sixth Annual British Fall Classic in Morgan Hill
What: The Sixth Annual British Fall Classic car show will be held downtown Morgan Hill on Sunday, October 15, 2017. The local Tour will be held the day before (Saturday, October 14th) and On the Road Again Classics will again be hosting a wine reception for show registrants and their guests.
This juried show will feature exquisite British classic cars represented by revered marques such as Rolls Royce, Aston Marten, Jaguar, MG, Morgans, Triumph, Austin Healeys and more. You don't want to miss out so be sure to put October 14 - 15th on your calendars now!
The Title Sponsors are again Ladera Grill Restaurant and On the Road Again Classics. Other sponsors to date include Heritage Bank, Hagerty Insurance, and Guglielmo Winery.
Proceeds from this event will go to local nonprofit organizations, including Community Solutions, a comprehensive non-profit human services agency serving South Santa Clara County, San Jose, and San Benito County. Since 1972, they have helped several thousand people of all ages who have faced significant challenges (such as mental illness, domestic violence, sexual assault) and others at risk through prevention and education services.
They need volunteers!
The British Fall Classic would not be possible without the generous volunteers who donate their time and talent to making the show a success! There are many opportunities for your involvement. On the day of the show, volunteers are needed for: parking, judging, clean-up etc. The day before the show, people are needed to help with: the tour, registration, and the reception. If you are willing to help out in any way please contact Mary at email@example.com.
More info: online at www.britishfallclassic.com
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
2018 NON-GGAHC EVENTS
June 10 to 16 2018: 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