Greetings from the 2022 European tour where we are about 1⁄4 the way thru our adventure. I’m writing this in France, where access to the Internet can be spotty. So, Tim I apologize for being a day late. As many of you know we have lots of fun things in the works for the Club. We have an upcoming Planes of Fame tour at the Chino Airport, with an option to take pictures with our car in front of a WWII fighter. We are working to have the aircraft be an F4U Corsair and to get Chic Linde and his Woodie to join us, where I hope he can share some of his Marine Corps stories and experiences.
Registration is open and several folks have signed up already. Also, the annual Holiday gathering at the Shoreline Yacht Club in Long Beach is planned for Sunday, Dec 11th. Please look for the announcement. It promises to be a great way to catch up with our friends and fellow Healey enthusiasts and share some of our recent adventures and Healey Ah-Ha moments.
Looking to 2023, Dave Nock of the Golden Gate Healey Club has selected a venue in South Lake Tahoe for CHW2023. Tentative dates are September 18th-22nd which will allow the members attending the International Healey Meet in Norway to have their cars back so they can join the festivities. Speaking of festivities, Club members have recently enjoyed the Dana Point Lantern District Car Show on August 28th, enjoyed a Show and Shine Brunch at the Hotel Maya near the Queen Mary on September 11th, and on the 18th took part in a car show at the USS Iowa.
The AHASC tour of Europe is well underway.
There are 10 cars from our club, plus one from Illinois and one from Denver. The highlights so far have been: a shipping container with six cars delayed by US Customs and arriving six days late in England; the Goodwood Revival with Classic Car displays and period races; an engine Pire due to a fuel leak on one of our BN1’s; everyone finally together at a chateau in Villandry, France; driving and touring beautiful, quaint, small towns and villages, Medieval castles, and chateaus; and the ever-present touring issue of fuel pump problems. More adventures ahead! In closing, please keep getting your cars out and driving them. It is amazing to see the attention we get and the smiles we bring to folks as we drive thru towns, go to shows and go to lunch.
They always bring lots of waves and elicit lots of memories. We do have one of the most beautiful cars produced.