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


July 25: East Bay Hills Drive, Lafayette

What: Did you miss last year’s Contra Costa Backroads Drive to Richmond?  If so, this drive expands on last year’s drive by heading further south through the Oakland and Berkeley hills on Grizzly Peak and Skyline Blvd, and further south on Redwood Road and other lesser-known back roads.

This scenic route is a favorite because it offers terrific views above the Bay, picturesque redwoods and oaks all tied together by twisting tarmac.

The drive has two exit points – one onto 680 at Sunol, or for those that want to rack up more mileage in Milpitas at Calaveras Ave and 680.

More info: Meet at 10:00 AM in the Safeway parking lot, 3540 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Lafayette, CA 94549 and depart at 10:30.  There are gas stations nearby; fill up before departing.

PLEASE RSVP to events.ggahc@gmail.com.


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


July 5: 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


July 5: 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


Saturday, July 4: Independence Day


August 8 – 16: Monterey Car Week

What: Monterey Car Week is one of the most anticipated automobile events in Monterey County, California every year. It begins on August 7th and ends on August 16th. If you’re a classic car enthusiast, there is no better series of events around than Monterey Car Week. It’s full of days on end of auto shows, auto memorabilia and so much more. Many of these events are totally free, too, adding to the fun.

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


Monday, September 7: Labor Day 


September 11 – 12: Orinda Classic Car Show Weekend

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.

This year’s kickoff Party, “Dancing With The Cars,” will be on Friday, September 11th, followed by the always-packed, free to the public, Classic Car Show on Saturday, September 12th, starting at 10:00 AM. 

Thanks to an enthusiastic response from our vehicle exhibitors, last year’s 15th Annual Orinda Classic Car Show was “full house” sell out. There were no exhibit spaces unfilled at the 2019 show. Get your entry in as soon as you can to avoid missing the fun of participating.

This “full house” history of our shows means an outstanding array of classics for those attending the Saturday, September 12th show – from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Please plan to attend! Bring your friends and family. Admission to the show is free for the public, and there will be something for everyone!

More info: Location: Orinda Village at Orinda Motors, 63 Orinda Way Setup: 8:30 am – 9:30 am Start: 10:00 am Parade: 3:00 pm. Register online at orindaassociation.wufoo.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.