The last Belmont Shore evening meet prior to the start of daylight savings time brought out the usual Healey owners plus an assortment of MG's, Triumphs, as well as other assorted marques.
Among these was a 356 Porsche that had been off the road for over 30 plus years and was aalmost finished with a complete restoration. Done in a new silver paint job and only lacking the glass and interior. In addition, there was an early 30's vintage MG in BRG. This from an era when MG’s were some 50% larger than the "T" series cars we all recognize. The car was driven by Mike Biss.
Healey owners attending were the aforementioned Mr. Biss, Jay Miller, Chuck Lakowski, Bob Bolling, Tom Spangler, and Ken Rocke. Keeping with the theme of the event "in that you never know what you are going to find or who you might meet", I met a couple from Finland who were on a 3 week tour of California.
They indicated that they knew of the meet from a web site posting and could not miss seeing the Healey. Their names were Jeppo Paiomake and Ann Leinonen and she stated they were from Tampere, Finland. And, yes she would answer the question everyone asks. It does snow there, and it is cold which is why they are touring sunny California. I asked if there was a Healey club in Finland? Jeppo smiled and said he only knew of 3 Healeys in Finland, and he owned 2 of them.
Next meet is April 5th, with an extra hour to enjoy the sunset at the beach.