Firstly and following last month's words may I thank all the contributors for the Drive it Day reports. It does appear that many of us enjoyed a fun day out with our cars early in the season, sorry in advance if I cannot get them all into this month's issue.
The Gold Healeys article has prompted a number of further letters so keep them coming, it all adds to our knowledge of this popular variation of the Mark III.
As we moved into May I journeyed up to Melrose in the Scottish Borders for a long weekend with Northern Centre. You can read the report elsewhere but suffice to say here we had an excellent weekend with good food, good company and the beer was good too.
Pleased to say Tony and Caroline were in attendance and Tony managed a long drive in the Sprite on one of the days. I clocked up nearly 1000mls that weekend with no oil or water used so seems the car is still running OK. The journey to Redruth the following weekend with the HDC meant another 650mls down the A303 and most enjoyable to be back in Cornwall and visit the telegraph museum at Porthcurno. If you are in the area please see the photos below and visit Perranporth to see where the inspiration for our cars originated.
On the home front we are still looking for a volunteer to manage the concours activities within the club as per our advert last month. A number of our members enjoy this aspect of Healey ownership so if you wish to get more involved please contact our secretary Mell Ward.
Our next National activity will be the 3000 60th Anniversary event in Bath on the 5th - 7th July. We have commissioned some regalia for the event so please see the regalia page in this issue.
On the garage front pleased to say the engine is now in but after being jammed against the welded strut at the back of transmission tunnel it needed some force to free it. Can now go for a fix of the manifolds and ancillaries.
Enjoy the Summer and - -
- - Keep Overtaking!
|Serpentine sculpture donated by AHC and displayed at Trebah||Young connoisseur admires immaculate Austin Healey on Perranporth beach front||Woodbine Cottage birthplace of DMH|