Well it is hard to believe that we are in February already as January flew by in no time. If you missed the New Year’s Tour d’ Orange, it turned out to be a great event and a great drive. I decided to get rid of one of my cars at the January auctions in Scottsdale and spent a long week there attending 4 of the 5 auctions and watching a total of 19 Healey’s go across the block; with some achieving very high dollars at the RM Sotheby’s auction and others receiving surprisingly low dollars at the Bonham’s auction where a very nice driver-quality BN2 went for $30,000 including commission. If you have not attended the week there I recommend it for anyone interested in classic cars. You can see the up to $15 million cars go across the block and also the $2,000 deals.
In February we will have two Club events: The San Juan Capistrano show on the 3rd and the always popular 11th Annual Surf and Turf Rally in Orange County on the 17th, which serves a great charity, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
The Club will be having a booth again this year at the Los Angeles Classic Car Show at the LA Convention Center on March 2-4th with Saturday designated a Club day with lunch at a nearby restaurant. If you are planning on attending, we have a club discount on tickers so take advantage of it. We will have a Hospitality area at our booth and we have five great cars set to display. We are looking for some volunteers, in addition to the car owners, to help us man the booth and if you are interested contact me. In exchange for your spending the day with us you get free entry for that day. From all indications this year’s show will be much larger and with more vendors than last year’s inaugural event.
As it turns out there is no conflict with the “Festival of Whales” in Dana Point as the British Invasion is the following weekend. So, there is no excuse for not joining the club there. You can attend either of the days or both and it is a great venue with Dinner the evening of the 10th at the Dana West Yacht Club. Mike has again set up a special rate for rooms at the Dana Point Marina Inn.
Again, if you have ideas for a new Club event, please drop me a note. I really appreciate having a folder full of good future events for us to enjoy.