CHAIRMAN'S COMMENT

Our Club Chairman, Anthony Curran, imparts his words of wisdom here each month!

Chairman's Comment

December 2018

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As many of you know by now Tony Curran has had to have a couple of heavy operations but his prognosis is good and he is hoping to rejoin activities as soon as he can. In the meantime we all wish him well and a speedy return.

he downside of that of course is you will have to put up with me in the interim.

The latest activity on the Healey front was of course the Classic Car show at Birmingham. Always well supported but with £16 to park your car you could say getting a little expensive.

Our stand, ably organised by Rob Hudson and supported by a good smattering of regional members made a smart display as you can see from the pictures in this edition. We had PBL 75, the Sprite used in the first publicity photos when the car was launched, accompanied by Paul Mead's lovely blue Mk I, winner of the concours at Shelsley earlier in the year. We were pleased to show PMO 200, always a crowd pleaser, and a very smart 3000 Mk 3 owned by one of our Northern members. These were joined by an early 100 in black which at the time was quite a popular colour. Of all the crowds of people flocking onto the stand over the three days the car that drew the most attention and the most photo opportunities was in fact the ice blue over white Mk3 3000.

We were kept very busy talking to current members and attracting new ones, in fact 35 were signed up over the weekend so we extend our welcome and happy Healeying to them all.

A number of traders expressed a wish to advertise with us while other enquiries covered contact with our register secretaries and registration questions. I guess this is what they call networking!

It was of course the 100th anniversary of the end of that appalling Great War and a 2 minute silence fell over the hall at 11 o'clock on Sunday. You could actually hear the proverbial pin drop. On the adjacent stand the VCC had a table set out to greet the soldiers coming home, very evocative.

Back in the garage, work proceeds on the Morris Garages Creation [ read the initials!] the floors are welded in, the wiring loom has gone in, and thankfully the newly copper piped brake system has been bled and works. Work now moves over to the bare engine block which has now been machined and awaits installation of the crank and all the exciting bits, something for Christmas methinks!

Let me wish you all a merry Christmas whether you are out in the garage or slumped in a chair, or of course if you get in the car to blow off the cobwebs - -

- - - -Keep Overtaking!

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