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


August 8: Club BBQ  – CANCELLED

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

More info: Coronavirus restrictions strike again!


August 23: Ice Cream Social  – CANCELLED 

What:

The 2020 Ice Cream Social is cancelled.

It is not because there was a lack of interest.  It is because all car shows, including those that are held at Fosters Freeze in Vacaville, are prohibited during the Coronavirus pandemic.

More info: Coronavirus restrictions strike again!


September 12: Muir Woods/ Stinson Beach/ Bolinas Drive – CANCELLED  

What: A great drive through Marin County.

More info: Coronavirus restrictions strike again!


September 26: Ironstone Concours d’Elegance – CANCELLED

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

More info: Coronavirus restrictions strike again!


Friday – Sunday, October 16 – 18 or 23 – 25: Fall Colors Tour

What: A two-night tour of the fall colors in the Sierra.  We will be crossing over five Sierra Passes and going thru some of the most amazing fall colors there are in the Sierra: Tioga Pass, Sonora Pass, Ebbetts Pass, Monitor Pass and Carson Pass.

Friday night will be in Bridgeport and Saturday night will be in Topaz. You will need to make your own reservations once I confirm the hotels.

More info: David Nock needs to know if you are going, and which date.  Contact David at president@goldengatehealeys.com ASAP if you are planning to attend this tour in order to make the plans for hotels.

We will be going thru Yosemite to go over Tioga Pass on the Friday and you will need to make a reservation to enter the park, the reservations will go fast. So if you are thinking about going, make your reservation on September 1st. You will need to go to the parks reservation site to get your reservation: https://www.recreation.gov/ticket/facility/300015.


Saturday, December 5: Christmas Cruise – CANCELLED

What: The 4-hour Christmas Cruise from Alameda on Commodore Cruises has been cancelled due to, what else, COVID-19.  

More info: Coronavirus restrictions strike again!


2020 NON-GGAHC EVENTS


August 13: Monterey Car Week (What’s Left of It)

What: Monterey Car Week is one of the most anticipated automobile events in Monterey County, California every year. 

More info: To see which events are still on and which have been cancelled, check online at: whatsupmonterey.com/article/activities/monterey-car-week-overview.


Sept 4 -6 , All British Field Meet 

What: This event is the largest, three-day, all-British car event in the Americas. There have been over 750 British vehicles there in the past. Please click on this link for more information


September 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:

  • 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


Monday, September 7: Labor Day 


September 12: Orinda Classic Car Tour

What: In 2005 Orinda residents Chip Herman and John Vanek, backed by Orinda Motors, partnered to start the Orinda Classic Car Show to bring together the local classic car community and to raise money for local charities including  Seniors Around Town transportation program,  the Educational Foundation of Orinda and the Orinda Historical Society. Over the past 15 years, substantial funds have been raised for local charities.

The 2020 Orinda Classic Car Show will change this year – in order to comply with safe health practices —  and will become the “Orinda Classic Car Tour,” on Saturday September 12th, with a fun filled organized drive around the Lamorinda and Berkeley Hills areas.  Car and motorcycle owners are cordially invited to register for the “Tour” by clicking on “Enter Your Vehicle” tabs on this site.

The entry fee of $75 will include a gourmet box lunch provided by Orinda Restaurant Taverna Pellegrini, plus other items in our registration package.  Entries will be limited to the first 100 vehicles entered.

More info: The Tour will begin at 10:30 AM sharp from the Orinda Village, and will proceed through the Lamorinda area, plus the Berkeley Hills, and then conclude back in the Orinda Village. Register online at orindaassociation.com.


September 19 – 20: Danville Concours d’Elegance – CANCELLED

What: 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: British Fall Classic

What: The Annual British Fall Classic automobile show has been cancelled, BUT the good news is we are still planning the Tour event and you’re invited!  Please join us for a gathering of friends and car enthusiasts to enjoy a beautiful afternoon drive through the back roads of Morgan Hill on Saturday.

More info: Online at www.thebritishfallclassic.com.


October 10: Downtown Alameda Classic Car Show 

What: More than 400 classic vehicles will be on display in Alameda’s historic downtown district. The free event runs from 10:00am to 4:00pm and is fun for the whole family.

It’s bigger than ever! Classic cars of every description will line up along Park Street between Encinal Ave and Buena Vista Ave. We’ve expanded the show to include classic vehicles on Alameda Ave, too.

See antique roadsters, coupes, hot rods, muscle cars, and much more. Most of the cars come from the magical decades of the ’50s and the ’60s, but there will also be plenty of muscle cars from the ’70s and ’80s along with classic beauties from the ’20s, ’30s, and ’40s. Bring your camera and don’t be afraid to talk to the owners — they love to talk about their cars.

Want to hear the engines roar? Come early to watch the parade of cars arrive between 7:30am and 9:30am.

The Downtown Alameda Classic Car Show will be packed with free family-friendly activities. While strolling through Alameda’s historic downtown district, enjoy a blast from the past as Local DJ’s Peter Fletcher and R. Duffy Collin spin some of the best rock n’ roll classics from two locations and stop at Alameda Bicycle for Island Schwinn’s 10th Annual Classic Bike Show.

More info: Online at  downtownalameda.com/events/classic-car-show. Registration for the 2020 Downtown Alameda Classic Car Show will open in June.

Interested in participating for the first time? Get on our email list to be notified when registration opens for the next event. (Past participants automatically receive notification.) Classic Car Show Mailing List.

Downtown Alameda’s Classic Car Show is open to 1987 and older cars, trucks, and other classic vehicles.

Entry fee is $35. Participants receive a commemorative t-shirt, dash plaque, and goodie bag.

Deadline for registration is September 10. Registering early is strongly advised as space is limited and usually fills up before the posted deadline.

Arrival times and parking spaces are assigned. If you would like to park together with club members or friends, be sure to include the same Group Name on each vehicle registration.

Parking for registered vehicles begins at 7:15am. Entrant must check-in by 9:15am. The show ends at 4:00pm. Please plan to stay for the duration of the event.


Thursday, November 21: Thanksgiving


 

UPCOMING BIG EVENTS!

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Conclave 2021 - Big Bear, CA

Conclave 2021
 May 16 – 21, 2020
 Big Bear, CA

Rendezvous 2021

Rendezvous 2021
May 31, 2021 to June 4, 2021
Revelstoke, British Columbia

 

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.