2022 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 has introduced some new stuff to encourage participation:

  • An Annual Mileage Award will be presented at the 2022 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.

 


2022 GGAHC EVENTS


Sunday, July 31: Morgan Hill to Watsonville Airport Tour

What: Club members Irene Medzyk, Elliot and Ginny Brown have planned an exceptional tour with a special tour-after-the-tour-tour.

Ever seen a regional public airport from the other side of the fence?  Ever been up close and personal with a private plane?  Ever wanted to learn a bit about flying a private plane?

Well, you’re in luck!  Club member Steve Darfler is a pilot and will do a talk-and-walk-around tour of a Cessna P210 at the Watsonville Airport AND airport staff will provide a behind-the-scenes airport tour.

Meet at the Morgan Hill Target (1061 Cochrane Rd, Morgan Hill, CA 95037) at 9:00 AM and leave at 9:30 SHARP to drive the back roads of Morgan Hill and Gilroy through the Santa Cruz mountains and La Selva Beach…

Lunch will be at Ella’s at the Airport (100 Aviation Way, Watsonville, CA 95076).

More Info: RSVP to Ginny Brown ginnfrnkln@comcast.net by 7/18/22 to give the airport a head count.


Saturday, August 13: Summer BBQ

What:  Club member (and winery owner/operator) Ken Nerlove, will host an afternoon Chill Out, wine pour and deli lunch at Elkhorn Peak Cellars, 200 Polson Rd, Napa, CA 94558.

Plan on just hanging out and talking cars, making fun of each other, telling lies or all of the above (Ken has perfected the combination).

Lunch will be provided by the club.  An assortment of BBQ meats for sandwiches, deli sides and salads to munch on.

Ken will supply beer and wine (Elkhorn Peak of course) – Chardonnay, Chilled Rose and his famous Pinot Noir, soda and water.

Laid back and cool.

More Info:  $30 per person at the door will cover it.  That is a killer deal by Napa standards!  Ken will be providing the wine, not just a tasting, or whatever you want to drink.  Arrive between 1:00 PM and 2:00 PM.  Hang in the back yard to socialize and…  Just Chill.

RSVP to events.ggahc@gmail.com by August 10th.


Saturday, August 27: US-40 / Donner Summit and Historic Tunnel Tour 

What:  In the late 1800s the biggest challenge of completing the Trans Continental Railroad wasn’t getting across the plains, or the Salt Flats, nor the Nevada Desert. It was getting over the Sierra, especially the 30 miles over Donner Summit. And the famous Tunnel 6.

The engineers were told that it couldn’t be done and there was no one that could do the job. Well, along came the Chinese Work crews, they worked from both ends and eventually from the center out to bore thru 1,659 ft of Sierra granite at a rate of 14 inches a day.

We will be traveling along some of I-80 and picking up US-40 / Lincoln Hwy at SR Hwy 20. Then it is off the interstate and onto US-40 there are several locations along the way where you can still see the original wagon trail which later became the original Lincoln Hwy. Once at the summit we will stop at the Donner Summit Historical Society (DSHS) for a short history lesson by “Mr Donner Summit,” Norm Sayler, on the most important square mile in California. Then it is off for our lunch stop and tunnel tour, at Donner Ski Ranch.

If you want to walk thru Tunnel 6 during the lunch stop, I would recommend that you wear comfy walking shoes and bring a flashlight.

After lunch, its down to Donner Lake and a stop at the Donner Party Memorial (time permitting), North Shore of Lake Tahoe, Emerald Bay, then Carson Pass and Hwy 88 back to Stockton area for your trip home.

For all the history on the area, take a look at the DSHS web site. There are lots of history information and maps of the area.

Websites:

 

More Info:  We will meet up at Starbucks, 392 E Elm Ave, Auburn 

We will depart at 9:00 AM.

RSVP to David and Jerri Nock @ (209) 986-5910  / president@goldengatehealeys.com


Saturday, September 10: Western Railroad Museum & Foster’s Bighorn

Hold the date – more  info coming


Friday to Sunday, Early October: Russian River & Mendocino Tour

More  info coming

 


2022 NON-GGAHC EVENTS


Wednesday August 17 – Saturday, August 20: Austin Healey Car Corral and Le Mans featured at Monterey Historics

What: This year the Marque at Laguna Seca’s Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion, August 17-20, is Celebrating 100 Years of Le Mans!  All Le Mans cars.  Our own Bill Meade, Bruce Campbell, and Steve Cameron’s 100M Le Mans cars are currently under consideration to participate in the premier display area!  (knowing the size of the premier display area, and the number of Le Mans cars in existence, this is quite an honor)  ALSO, the curator of this event has offered us the opportunity to have our own, Austin Healey only, Car Corral on Saturday the 20th!  This means instead of parking up on the dusty hill and tramping all the way down to the track, snacks, and shopping, we will have a pass that allows us to drive into our own space.  In the past the Corral has been in the in-field..very distinguished, very convenient!

More Info: Buy Tickets at www.co.monterey.ca.us/government/government-links/weathertech-raceway/upcoming-events/monterey-reunion

If this were to be scheduled as a day trip, I highly recommend Friday (pole position racing and a few less spectators) or Saturday (Healey Car Corral, full on races, plenty of spectators) and not Sunday (fewer races, lots of people/cars leaving). There are plenty of places to eat, or you can pack a picnic lunch and I have a couple ideas for dinner before heading home. For those interested in making it a long weekend, BOOK YOUR LODGING NOW…really!

If you’d like to park in the Healey Car Corral RSVP to cairishgirl@comcast.net ASAP. If we do not have enough cars coming, this offer will be withdrawn. Since this offer is for Austin Healeys, I have extended the offer to the southern California clubs in hopes of having enough to secure this once in a lifetime opportunity. The last time we had this type of access was back in the 80’s when Austin Healey was the Marque, and I am not holding my breath for it to come again.


Saturday, September 17: Danville Tour d’Elegance

What: Join in the cavalcade of cool cars on Saturday morning and enjoy an exciting round-trip rally style tour starting in the Walnut Creek area for a day of driving, dining and most of all, car gazing, as we support Parkinson‘s Disease research and patient care.

Come and tour in your own vehicle, whether it’s a modern or vintage, luxury or exotic, or anything in between. If you love to drive it, we want you to join us!

Enjoy a scenic journey through some of the most spectacular scenery and winding roads Northern California has to offer. This memorable day will include a private, catered lunch at an exclusive winery in wine country, and then will return to the Danville area mid-afternoon. See old friends, make new friends, help a good cause with your cool car(s) and help “Stop Parkinson’s in its Tracks”!

More Info: Online at www.danville-delegance.org


Saturday, September 24: Ironstone Concours d’Elegance

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Saturday, October 14 to Sunday, October 16: Rendezvous 2022

What: The AHCUSA/Pacific Centre is pleased to be hosting the 2022 Rendezvous in Arcata, California. They are currently putting together the event program and confirming our venue site at the Best Western Arcata Inn.  As these are all finalized, updates will be issued. In the meantime please contact any member of the Board should you have any questions.

More Info: Online at Austin-Healey Club USA.


UPCOMING BIG EVENTS!

 

 

Enclave 2022 Logo

Enclave 2022
September 18th – 23rd 2022
Pocono Mountains, PA

 

 

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.