Dedicated to the Preservation and Enjoyment of a Fine Motorcar
The Austin-Healey Association has been a member of the Southern California automotive scene since 1974. Our club received permission directly from Donald Healey to use his name in our club’s title. We incorporated under that name shortly after our founding. The Association is also an affiliate of the Austin-Healey Club of America. AHCA provides resources, services and support at the national and international level. Their website can be found at www.healeyclub.org.
Elected Officers and a Board of Directors govern the Association. We sponsor monthly activities that include car shows, social events, brunches, tours, picnics, visits to automotive related sites and an annual California Healey Week, our annual multi-day conclave. Membership is composed of people of all ages and varied occupations, with some being very knowledgeable regarding their Healeys, and some just learning. But all share the one common bond, their appreciation of the family of Austin-Healey automobiles. Of much interest to many of our club members are our “tech sessions.” These learning sessions can be either in the format of “you teach me” or “I’ll teach you.”
The Healey Motor News, our monthly newsletter, and this website provide our members with information such as the schedule of upcoming events, technical articles, event coverage, enthusiast advertising, and a Classifieds page for cars and parts for sale. However, it’s by participation in our various events that one can gain invaluable information from other club members as well as parts and technical information. If your Austin-Healey is not presently running or in desperate need of repair, don’t let these apparent obstacles keep you from joining. It is often people in this situation, as well as those contemplating purchase of an Austin-Healey, who profit most from the knowledge and resourcefulness of our club members.
A note on insurance is in order. Many antique insurance policy underwriters review a prospective application looking for the owner’s affiliation with a marque club in making their decision whether to accept the risk. These policies can provide a significant savings over regular auto insurance.
We make no requirement that you own an Austin-Healey. We accept anyone for membership who is interested in the cars made or inspired by Donald Healey. We encourage our members who for one reason or another can’t drive their Austin-Healey to an event to bring their other car. It is, after all, the members that make this club. We all associate together because of our “dedication to the preservation and enjoyment of a fine motorcar.”
Won’t you join us? A membership form and a signup procedure is available on this website.