2019 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 2018 Christmas Party.
  • The club is going to revive Club Member Name Badges but you MUST QUALIFY by participating in 5 official club events.
  • An Annual Mileage Award will be presented at the 2018 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.

 


2019 GGAHC EVENTS


August 25: National Ice Cream Social  

What: 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. Be ‘sociable’ and show up for “National Ice Cream Social 2019”. If you RSVP to Len ahead of time, and show up with your Healey, you get a discount on ice cream! SAVE THE DATE!!

More info: RSVP if you are coming. Questions, comments, or RSVP, contact Len Hartnett, phone/fax 707-425-4805 or thehartnetts@earthlink.net

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 14: Contra Costa County Backroads Drive  

What: A backroads drive of Contra Costa County, including Port Costa and Port Chicago.

More info: Coming!


October 19: Lodi Wine Region Tour  

What: The Lodi Wine Region was named Wine Region of the Year for 2015 by Wine Enthusiast Magazine.  With 85+ Lodi wineries, Lodi wine country offers an amazing variety of tasting opportunities. We won’t visit them all in one day, but David Nock will lead us to his favorites.

Visitors will find Lodi wine tasting rooms large and small, brand new and decades old.  Although variety is abundant, one constant remains: the Lodi wine experience. Visitors to Lodi wineries will often find themselves sipping Lodi wine with a fourth-or-fifth generation winemaker, who is passionate about his/her product.

Lodi has been growing winegrapes since the mid-1800s and today is the largest appellation in California with over 110,000 acres in production. Known for hearty Zinfandels, Lodi is also home to all of California’s leading varieties, and has long been the leading producer for Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlot, and Sauvignon Blanc. Today, Lodi produces over 100 different varieties and offers a vast portfolio of diverse wines.

More info: Coming!


November 9: Portola Valley Drive  

What: A backroads drive of beautiful Portola Valley, San Mateo County.

More info: Coming!


December 8: Christmas Party  

What: SAVE THE DATE!!!

More info: Coming!


2019 NON-GGAHC EVENTS


August 9 to 18: Monterey Car Week

What: Monterey Car Week is not to be missed in 2019. This special automotive week is full of exciting events, auto shows, rallies, concours and car auctions that ends on Sunday at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.

More info: Online at whatsupmonterey.com/events/monterey-car-week.


September 1: 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.
  • Check your ego at the stop sign. 
  • Park where you can.
  • It’s free! Excluding your Starbucks purchases! Please do patronize the local stores!
  • Leave when you want. BUT, behave yourself! No burnouts, no running over pedestrians, no sudden left turns into center dividers. Seriously, you won’t impress anyone and the other 100+ cars owners will not take kindly to any attempt you might make to screw up this event.
  • Photographs will be taken of your car.Many of these photographs (including personalized license plates) will find their way to the web.
  • The Marin Cars and Coffee Facebook page posts pictures, monthly, that participants may continue to revel in the experience and to allow others, who missed attending, to fill this void in their lives.
  • This is a family friendly get-together.
  • There is a welcomed police presence (hint, hint).
  • Enjoy yourself! This is a wonderful assembly of diverse car owning folks! Lots to see and lots to learn!

 

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


September 6 to 11: Black Hills 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 6 to 11, 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: Online at Conclave 2019.


September 22: Danville Concours d’Elegance

What: Join the Danville d’Elegance Foundation 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, a silent auction, 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 www.danville-delegance.org.


September 28: Ironstone Concours d’Elegance

What: The Ironstone Concours d’Elegance is an antique and classic car show that takes place each year at Ironstone Vineyards1894 Six Mile Road, Murphys CA 95247.  Some 300+ antique and classic cars participate in the Ironstone Concours d’Elegance.  This e show also features vintage trailers, motorcycles and wooden boats.

Since 1996, the Ironstone Concours Foundation has held the Ironstone Concours d’ Elegance.  Our events have resulted in more than $750,000 of donations made to support youth in agriculture, including Future Farmers of America (FFA) and 4-H youth activities. 

More info: Online at www.ironstoneconcours.org.


October 4 to 6: CSRG Charity Challenge

What: Since its inception in 2004, the CSRG Charity Challenge raised $910,000 for critical work supporting the success and wellness of Sonoma’s children.  We are on the road to $1million and in partnership with Sonoma Raceway, the help of our drivers, guests and volunteers we are determined to get there.  From broken homes to childhood cancer, every dollar helps.  

More Info: Online at www.charityracing.org.


October 12 to 13: British Fall Classic

What: The eighth Annual British Fall Classic car show will be held downtown Morgan Hill on Sunday, October 13, 2019. The local Tour will be held the day before (Saturday, October 12th) 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 Martin, Jaguar, MG, Morgans, Triumph, Austin Healeys and more.

Proceeds from this event will go to the local nonprofit organization Community Solutions, a comprehensive non-profit human services agency serving South Santa Clara County, San Jose, and San Benito County.

More info: Registration is now open at www.thebritishfallclassic.com.  Please note: There will be no drive-in, judged or non-judged, registrations the day of the show.


October 20: All British Motor Show

What: The All British Motor Show will be back at Blackhawk again this year! Thanks to our Blackhawk Museum friends for their continued sponsorship. Looking for another great British show with all of our friends and awesome cars!

More info: Registration and additional show information should be available by mid August.  Follow the Facebook page at facebook.com/allbritishmotorshowblackhawk.


2020 GGAHC EVENTS


May 17 to 21: Rendezvous 2020  

What: GGAHC, Austin Healey Association of Southern California (AHASC), and Austin Healey Club USA (AHCUSA) will host the 45th Austin Healey Rendezvous at the Mont Bleu in Lake Tahoe!  2020 is the 50th Anniversary of AHCUSA and GGAHC, so this will be a BIG EVENT!!

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


 

UPCOMING BIG EVENTS!

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Conclave  2019
 September 6 – 11, 2019
 Deadwood, SD

Click to go to Info and Registration!

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

 

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.