2020 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.
 


The club is introducing some new stuff this year to encourage participation:

  • The 100%er Club has been created to recognize club members that participate in ALL OFFICIAL CLUB ACTIVITIES. 100%er Club members will be recognized at the 2020 Christmas Party.
  • An Annual Mileage Award will be presented at the 2020 Christmas Party to the club member that drives their Healey the most during the year. The Events Coordinator will record your odometer mileage at the first event you attend for the year.

 


2020 GGAHC EVENTS


March 28: Rendezvous 2020 Board Meeting

What: Board meeting for Rendezvous 2020 for Board and volunteers to wrap up Rendezvous 2020. The 2-hour meeting will begin at 12:15 PM. 

More info: Because a Contra Costa County Health Department shelter in place order is in effect, the meeting will be held online.


March 28: Tech Session – Preventing those Roadside Failures – POSTPONED

Due to the Shelter-in-Place Order, the Tech Session has been postponed until later.  A date has not been determined due to the uncertainty of the Order.

This year we are going to look into preventing those embarrassing road side failures, which may cause those notorious road side Tech Sessions we have all been a part of at one time or another. Over the years there have been various repairs that David has helped out with on the side of the road during a Club tour or meet. Some of these could have been prevented with knowing what to look for prior to the trip.

We will be looking at brakes, suspension, cooling, electrical, carburetors and other common problems. What to do to prevent them, what spares to carry, and what to do if you find yourself in that situation on the side of the road.

The second part of our Tech Session we will look into the workings of this Austin-Healey Engine. The Healey motor that wouldn’t quit. All the way to South Dakota and back.

More info: Starting at 10:00 AM, at British Car Specialists, 2060 N Wilson Way, Stockton. RSVP to David Nock at 209-948-8767, or healeydoc@sbcglobal.net.


Sunday, April 5: Season Opener – CANCELLED 

What: We’re sorry to report that the GGAHC Season Opener is CANCELED due to the coronavirus and the Federal and State recommended restrictions to large gatherings.  The club will return your checks or send refund checks.

More info: Coming, save the date!


April 18: Rendezvous 2020 Coordination Meeting – CANCELLED

What: Because Rendezvous 2020 has been cancelled due to the coronavirus and the Federal and State recommended restrictions to large gatherings, the meeting will not be required.


May 3: Peninsula Skyline/ Half Moon Bay/ La Honda Drive 

What: Over the Peninsula hills, along the Coast, lunch by the Ocean, driving on roads meant for Healeys. What could be better?

More info: Coming, save the date!


May 9: Rendezvous 2020 Coordination Meeting – CANCELLED

What: Because Rendezvous 2020 has been cancelled due to the coronavirus and the Federal and State recommended restrictions to large gatherings, the meeting will not be required.


May 17 to 21: Rendezvous 2020 – CANCELLED 

What: The Golden Gate Austin Healey Club, Austin Healey Club USA and Austin Healey Association of Sothern California have been working for almost 2 years planning for the 50th anniversary of the Austin Healey Club USA / Rendezvous in South Lake Tahoe. We were looking forward to hosting you and your Healey for this special event.

Due to the outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID19), and because we value the health of our members, we have come to the hard decision it would be in the best interest of you, the Austin Healey enthusiast, to cancel Healey Rendezvous 2020.

More info:  Click here for more information and to register.


June 13: Morgan Hill/ Moss Landing/ Watsonville Drive 

What: The area experts (Elliot & Ginny Brown, Irene Medzyk & Harry Harami) will show us the back-roads and best places for lunch on this drive. Can you sing “Strawberry Fields Forever?”

More info: Coming, save the date!


July 25 & 26: Fort Bragg Overnight 

What: It’s been a long time since the Club has been to the Mendocino Coast.

More info: Coming, save the date!


August 8: Club BBQ 

What: Club BBQ at Ken Nerlove’s Elkhorn Peak Cellars, American Canyon.

More info: Coming, save the date!


August 23: Ice Cream Social 

What: Our annual Ice Cream Social in Vacaville.

More info: Coming, save the date!


September 12: Muir Woods/ Stinson Beach/ Bolinas Drive 

What: A great drive through Marin County.

More info: Coming, save the date!


September 26: Ironstone Concours d’Elegance 

What: The Club is planning on a large group of Healeys entering the concours.

More info: Coming, save the date!


Friday – Sunday, October 23 – 25: Fall Colors Tour 

What: A two-night tour of the fall colors in the Sierra.

More info: Coming, save the date!


Saturday, December 5: Christmas Cruise 

What: To celebrate the Club’s 50th Anniversary, we will be taking a 4-hour Christmas Cruise from Alameda on Commodore Cruises’ Yacht Pinot Noir out to our namesake, the Golden Gate.

More info: Coming, we will board the yacht at 10:45 AM, don’t be late! No refunds if you miss the boat. Save the date!


2020 NON-GGAHC EVENTS


May 3: 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:

  • The first Sunday of every month, rain or shine, in front of Starbucks in the Vintage Oaks Shopping Center Novato, California.
  • 8:00 in the morning to 10:00 am. Arrive when you want.

 

More info: online at www.facebook.com/Marin-County-Cars-and-Coffee


May 3: Coffee n Clutches

What: On the First Sunday of every month, automotive enthusiasts gather in the lot outside of Starbucks on Lone Tree near Target in Antioch for Coffee N Clutches. Bring out your classics, kustoms, hot rods, and modern rides and join some like minded car enthusiasts for a donut and a cup of joe. You bring your rides and friends, and we will bring the coffee and donuts! See you there!  FREE—no charge, no registration.

Points to know:

  • The first Sunday of every month, rain or shine, in the lot outside of Starbucks on Lone Tree near Target, 5769 Lone Tree Way, Antioch, California 94531.
  • 8:00 in the morning to 10:00 am. 

 

More info: online at www.facebook.com/groups/CoffeeNClutches


April 12: Easter


April 18 – 19: Fifth Annual Central Coast Classic Rally

What: Based on the popularity of this event, additional rooms were reserved this year. Take advantage of this opportunity – while registration is still open!
That’s right…five years of the classic. Always something new as to cars, routes, and activities. What won’t change is enjoying our beautiful British cars in the fashion in which they were designed for: a spectacular weekend drive on some of the most scenic roads the central coast has to offer, with (almost) no freeway driving. In true rally fashion the route will not be released in advance, so a navigator is recommended.

All Participants must have a FEDERALLY ACCEPTED ID. This means CA REAL ID, Current passport, or Military ID to gain base access at Fort Hunter Ligget.

More info: Room selection will be based on order of received registration. Registration opens at 5pm, Saturday March 15th. Registrations will not be accepted before this day and time. The “starting gun” method of registration gives all members a fair chance at participation, given the limited amount of Hacienda rooms available.

Send a registration to: jebbage@sbcglobal.net On your email, please include:

  • Room preferences from 1 to 4 based on personal preference (1 being highest preference)
  • Name of driver and navigator, along with year, make and model of rally car
  • Confirmation of Real ID for base entry

Go to www.facebook.com/centralcoastclassicrally/ for more information.


May 10: Mother’s Day


May 17: UBSSC Almost Annual All British Motoring Show and Swap Meet

What: A gathering of all British Cars and a Swap Meet in Dixon.

More Info: Registration is currently on hold. More info online at www.ubscc.org


May 23 – May 31: British Car Week

What: Drive your British Car.

More info: Online at britishcarweek.org.

May 25: Memorial Day


June 20: Walnut Creek Elks Charity Car Show

What: Since we have been using the Walnut Creek Elks Lodge for meetings, let’s support them in their Charity Car Show.

More Info: Coming!


June 21: Father’s Day


June 28: Coyote Creek Concours d’Elegance

What: Celebrating the cars of General Motors and British Motor cars at a SCCA-sanctioned concours at the renown Coyote Creek Golf Club just off high way 101 in beautiful Morgan Hill, CA. 

The Starting Grid (formerly The Corral) that will provide space on the main show field for those who want to display their vehicles in a non-competitive environment. Perfect for car clubs.

If Club members that do not want to have their cars judged, and still want to participate come with 5 or more cars, they will put up a designated class sign acknowledging the Club.

The Concours will benefit The Parkinson’s Institute and also Operation Freedom Paws.

More info: Online at coyotecreekconcours.com .


Saturday, July 4: Independence Day


August 8 – 16: Monterey Car Week


Monday, September 7: Labor Day


September 19 – 20: Danville Concours d’Elegance

What: Join other supporters on Sunday when the streets of historic downtown Danville will overflow with the sights, sounds and smells of classic, sports performance and exotic automobiles, as well as fine wooden yachts and cruisers, motorcycles and vintage trailers, for the annual Danville Concours d‘Elegance. Come see Old Town Danville (Hartz Avenue) at its annual finest, for a full day of vehicle displays, fine food, wine tasting including some of the finest Napa wines, and raffles in a relaxed environment. – It‘s fun for the whole family!

This gathering is designed to raise funds for Parkinson’s Disease research and patient care. Join us to enjoy the day and help us “Stop Parkinson’s in its Tracks”.

More info: Online at concours-delegance.org.


October 3 – 4: CSRG Charity 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….

More info: Online at charityracing.org.


October 10 – 11: British Fall Classic

What: The Annual British Fall Classic automobile show being held in beautiful downtown Morgan Hill.  This exceptional event will feature exquisite British classic sports & saloon cars representing revered marques such as Rolls Royce, Aston Martin, Jaguar, MG, Morgan, Triumph, Austin Healey, Lotus, Morris, and more!  There also will be British motorcycles as well as race cars!

More info: Coming, Save the Dates!


Thursday, November 21: Thanksgiving


 

UPCOMING BIG EVENTS!

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Rendezvous  2020 – CANCELLED
 May 17 – 21, 2020
 South Lake Tahoe, CA

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Conclave 2020 – CANCELLED
 May 17 – 21, 2020
 Crystal River, FL

 

 

 

More Info

For Healey Events Nationwide, go to the Austin Healey Club of America at AHCA Events Calendar

Go to UK Healey events for the year-round schedule of the Austin Healey Club UK.