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From the President

Steve Kirby  | Published on 11/1/2021

Hello all you Healeyphiles, my last month’s column sort of had an “out and about” theme. Without a doubt, folks are getting back out into the “real world”, many of them in their Healeys.

 

Cindi and I just returned from the GGAHC Fall Colors Tour organized by their President, David Nock, and his wife Jerri. In total we had twelve cars from our Club make the trip to Lake Tahoe for three days of marvelous driving in the Sierras. Watch for a full article and pictures in next month’s newsletter. But I will give you a little preview. We all met up in Manteca on a Thursday night....nice cocktail hour and dinner.

 

Bright and early on Friday morning we headed for the mountains on Hwy 120 and eventually over Sonora Pass to Hwy 395. From there we could have just shot over to Tahoe, but no, we had to do two more 8000 foot passes first.

 

Saturday was a 240-mile tour around the lake and into the Gold Country on Hwy 49. More 8000-foot passes and great driving roads. Saturday night’s farewell dinner was at the top of Harvey’s with beautiful lake views. On Sunday the group headed back to Manteca on a different route. Cindi and I opted to go south on Hwy 395 to avoid the I-5, stopping in Lone Pine for the night at the historic Dow Villa Motel. In all just under 1400 miles of flawless performance from the BJ8.

 

By the time you read this, the October 30 Petersen Museum James Bond Tour will be history. The joint event with the LA Jag Club has attracted over 100 registrations, about equally split between both Clubs.

 

We will have seen many of the vehicles from the Bond films, enjoyed a nice lunch and maybe even viewed the new Bond flick, No Time to Die.

 

Finally, our Healeys in Heaven Tour to Puerto Vallarta will take place from November 3-8. We have a nice group of about 30, including guests from the Golden Gate, San Diego and even the Midwest Club (Chicago) attending. Full report next month.

 

As you will see elsewhere in this issue, turnouts at the recurring events and Club events have been excellent. So, if your still stuck at home, maybe it’s time to venture out. Get your booster and get off your keister! Let’s keep those Healeys on the Road.