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Welcome to the Austin Healey Club South Western Centre...

Website Last Updated - 19th August 2016

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South West Centre - Noggin & Natter...

Cotswold - 2nd Wednesday of every month, at the Kilkeney Inn, Andoversford, Cheltenham, GL54 4LN.


Swindon - 3rd Wednesday of the month at The Calley Arms, Hodson, Swindon, SN4 0QG.

Contact Paul Mead on 01793 845757 or 07749 244100.


Bristol - 2nd Monday of the month at The Black Horse, Clapton in Gordano, BS20 7RH.

Contact Joe Cox on 07710 028163.


SW Centre News...

Hello Everyone...

I hope your season is going well with plenty of Healey trips being taken. I and a few other SW members have just returned from the Black Forest event which I can report was brilliant. Just over 100 cars from all over Europe converged on our 5 star hotel in Schluchsee and great fun was had by all. Drives out through the beautiful Black Forest each day included us re-visiting the Schlumpf Museum, which is a real treat for anyone interested in classic cars. The art-deco and racing Bugattis are a 'must see' if you haven't already done so.

A couple of us then drove the Austrian 'Alpen Strasse' through the beautiful Austrian Tyrol. That I can definitely recommend, especially the 'Grossglockner' which at 3798m above sea level is a serious bit of Healey-type tarmac. Over 40 miles of hairpins and steep climbs and descents. The front pads were literally smoking at the bottom! Check it out on youtube and you'll see what I mean.

Anyway, arrived home just a couple of days ago and straight into the local organising again. We have a busy period coming up with 3 events in the next 3 weekends so once I've written this it'll be out to clean the car. The grass will have to wait! Hope to see some of you at Tewkesbury, Pershore or Tetbury in the next few weeks and details of all of those follows. Until next time.....

Rob Hudson


Click Here to read the latest Tech News - January 2016; covering Dutch Inner Body Structure, Enamel Badges & the New Sprite Catalogue

Exclusive Savings for Club Members - The Southwest Centre have been able to negotiate some great savings for members on 'Rock Oil' semi-synthetic engine oil and on 'Millers' fuel additive. For full details of how to benefit from these great prices and to order your supplies just click here.


Up and Coming...

Sunday 21st August - Tewkesbury Vintage & Classic Car Show (Rob Hudson) rob.hudson@btinternet.com

We will again attend this ever-popular show, this year with Barry ‘Whizzo’ Williams, famous hillclimb cars, live music and other attractions!

Each year it is bigger with more to see! As usual we will convoy in to parking as a Club group and to do so will be meeting at The Railway Inn in Ripple for bacon rolls and coffee!

Please pre-notify Mark so that the pub can cater for you! Meet at the pub between 0900-0930 to depart at 1015 for the show.

Show details: www.tewkesburycvf.org


Sunday 18th September - Sudeley Castle Classic Car Rally (Click for Flyer)

We plan to visit the Sudeley Castle Classic Car Rally, the event is being organised by our friends from the Cotswold Classic Car Club so if you'd like to come along and enjoy a day out at this historic venue click here to register your car.

To book your place at the event please follow the following procedure.

1. Download the organiser's booking form available at www.sudeleycastle.co.uk/event/classic-car-rally and submit it exactly as described. Please note that there is a cost of £5 to enter, payable when you submit your form to the organisers. Please make sure that where it asks for 'Club Name' you enter 'Austin Healey Club'. This will allow the organisers to allocate sufficient parking for all of us in one area.

2. Secondly, please contact Jim Hutson at hutson77@btinternet.com and advise him of your booking.

We do not have access to the organiser's bookings so this will allow Jim to keep an eye on how many of us are coming.


Diary Dates ...

See the Diary Tab for South Western Events

Click here to load All Events and Noggins for all centres


Newsletter...

Click here for the latest newsletter - Vol 7 Issue 5 - August 2016


Latest Photographs...

Click here for the BBQ & Drive at Twyning - July 2015

Photos by Mark Knight, Gavin Coulthard, Paul Matthews & Roland Alcock

Please see the Photo Gallery Tab for more photograph

… our nominated charity

We actively support fly2help’s ‘AirSmiles’ days with our Healeys and raise funds throughout the year. Click on the logo to visit their website, look at the fy2help tab on this website and contact us if you’d like to help

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About Us...


The AHC South Western caters for Austin-Healey Club UK members stretching from the Cotswolds, through Wiltshire, down into Devon and Cornwall and, to the West, across into South Wales.

We are a very active region, typically offering a broad range of events – something for everyone hopefully! The season usually starts in early April with a ‘season opener’, then through a busy diary of events through the summer. We often aim to include an international tour – the Le Mans Classic for example, and finishes in early November with a traditional weekend event on the Isle of Wight!

Uniquely, we also run our own competition series, run along the lines of an autotest, which is open to all AHC members and also other classic car owners on application.

Increasingly, we plan events to link up with both those clubs officially affiliated to the AHC, these being the Association of Healey Owners – for the Warwick Healeys – and the Midget and Sprite Club. Also those clubs, single and multi-marque, who are based in our area. Many members have commented that they enjoy events where more cars and enthusiasts are present and also a wider variety of classic cars.

The latest news of events will be usually be notified to members via Revcounter, the National magazine and more specifically through the Healey News South Western email newsletter; to sign up for this e-mail Mark Knight or view the latest copy on the Newsletters page.

The Diary page should contain our forecast planned events – both AHC and other events and late-notice, urgent news will be posted on the Home page.

Finally, AHC SW is fortunate to have some of Britain’s very best countryside - from the Cotswolds to the Moors - so make the most of it by joining us in your Healey!


Diary of Events...



South Western Centre Diary - 2016

Click here to load All Events and Noggins for all centres


August...

Sunday 21st - Tewkesbury Vintage & Classic Car Show (Rob Hudson) rob.hudson@btinternet.com

We will again attend this ever-popular show, this year with Barry ‘Whizzo’ Williams, famous hillclimb cars, live music and other attractions!

Each year it is bigger with more to see! As usual we will convoy in to parking as a Club group and to do so will be meeting at The Railway Inn in Ripple for bacon rolls and coffee!

Please pre-notify Mark so that the pub can cater for you! Meet at the pub between 0900-0930 to depart at 1015 for the show.

Show details: www.tewkesburycvf.org


BH Monday 29th – Pershore Plum Festival

The great annual event on BH Monday with many attendees travelling from across the country for this show with atmosphere next to the old Abbey.

Details: www.pershoreplumfestival.org.uk

Details - Booking: Rob Hudson


September...

Sunday 4th - Tetbury CCS

Jim Hutson has booked us into this growing charity fundraiser show in Tetbury each year.

Details here: www.tetburyclassiccarshow.org


Thursday 8th to Sunday 11th - FBHVC Heritage Open Days


Friday 9th to Sunday 11th Goodwood Revival


Sunday 11th - Toddington Car Club Rally Day


Wednesday 14th - Cotswold - Noggin & Natter at the Kilkeney Inn, Andoversford, Cheltenham, GL54 4LN


Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th – Kop Hill Climb


Sunday 18th – Prescott Breakfast Club


Sunday 18th - Sudeley Castle Classic Car Rally (Click for Flyer)

We plan to visit the Sudeley Castle Classic Car Rally, the event is being organised by our friends from the Cotswold Classic Car Club so if you'd like to come along and enjoy a day out at this historic venue click here to register your car.

To book your place at the event please follow the following procedure.

1. Download the organiser's booking form available at www.sudeleycastle.co.uk/event/classic-car-rally and submit it exactly as described. Please note that there is a cost of £5 to enter, payable when you submit your form to the organisers. Please make sure that where it asks for 'Club Name' you enter 'Austin Healey Club'. This will allow the organisers to allocate sufficient parking for all of us in one area.

2. Secondly, please contact Jim Hutson at hutson77@btinternet.com and advise him of your booking.

We do not have access to the organiser's bookings so this will allow Jim to keep an eye on how many of us are coming.


Saturday 24th & Sunday 25th – Sywell Classic ‘wings and wheels'


October...

Sunday 9th – Shelsley Walsh Breakfast Club


Wednesday 12th - Cotswold - Noggin & Natter at the Kilkeney Inn, Andoversford, Cheltenham, GL54 4LN


Sunday 16th – Prescott Breakfast Club


November...

Wednesday 9th - Cotswold - Noggin & Natter at the Kilkeney Inn, Andoversford, Cheltenham, GL54 4LN


Friday 11th to Sunday 13th – NEC Show


December...

Wednesday 14th - Cotswold - Noggin & Natter at the Kilkeney Inn, Andoversford, Cheltenham, GL54 4LN


Photo Gallery...

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Photographs from events we have attended over the years, click the link or the photo and a slide show will start in a new window

If you would like any of your photographs included please email them to webmaster@ahc-southwestern.co.uk


Members Cars...

Click Here for a slideshow of members cars
If you would like to send us a picture of your car and if possible a small snippet about your pride and joy we will add it to the slide show

Events...

 

Healeys at Tetbury Classic Car Show by Tony Alden

BBQ

BBQ & Summer Drive at Twyning - July 2015

Photos by Mark Knight, Gavin Coulthard, Paul Matthews & Roland Alcock


JDD

Jaguar Drivers Day at Precott - June 2015

Photos by Tony Alden


BAT

Breakfast at Twyniyng - June 2015

Photos by Mark Grimshaw


Bicester

Bicester Heritage Centre Visit - May 2015

Photos by Tony Alden


BAT

Breakfast @ Twyning - June 2014

Photos by Mark Grimshaw


Defford 2014

The Defford Air Day & Classic Car Show - June 2014

Photos by Mark Grimshaw


Prescott 2014

Prescott Hill Climb with the Jaguar Drivers Club - June 2014

Photos by Tony Alden


Donington 2014

Castle Donington - May 2014

Photos by Tony Alden


DiD April 2014

FBHVC Drive it Day - April 2014

Photos by Mark Knight


Coleford

Coleford Festival of Transport - April 2014

Photos from Mark Knight and Tony Alden


Caste Combe 2013

Castle Combe Classic with Healey Sport - October 2013

Videos...

Healey's in Action - Healey Parade Lap (Windows Movie Files)

Healey's in Action - Healey Parade Lap (Quicktime Movie Files)

The videos are largish files so may take a while to load


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Breakfast at Twyning - September 2013

Photos by Joanna Knight, Mark Grimshaw & Geoff Poyner


PPF 2013

Pershore Plum Festival - August 2013

Photos by Tony Alden


Tewks Festival Tewkesbury Classic Car Festival - August 2013

BAT BBQ Aug BAT BBQ @ Twyning - August 2013

Castle Hill 2013

Castle Hill Festival Devon - August 2013

(Photo contributions from Mark Knight)


BBQ BAT 2013

Summer BBQ at Twyning - July 2013

(Photo contributions from Mark Grimshaw)


Jaguar Drivers Club day at Prescott Hill Climb - June 2013

Here are a couple of videos of Healeys running the hill from a great day with the JDC.

Healeys on the hill - Prescott JDC day - 1 (Windows Movie file 7mb)

Healeys on the hill - Prescott JDC day - 1(Full sized MP4 version 174mb)


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Breakfast at Twyning with the Alfa Romeo Owners Club - June 2013

(Photo contributions from Joanna Knight)

There are more photos on the AROC Cotswolds website here AROC Cotswolds...


Donington

Austin Healey Club at Castle Donington - May 2013

Photos by Tony Alden


Tyntesfield 2013

Seasoner Opener at Tyntesfield - April 2013

(Photo contributions from Tony Alden)


BAT DID 2013

Drive it Day Breakfast at Twyning with the Cotswold Alfa Romeo Owners Club - April 2013

(Photo contributions from Mark & Jane Grimshaw)


Coileford 2013

Coleford Carnival of Transport - April 2013

(Photo contributions from Tony Alden)


BAT Oct 2012

Breakfast at Twyning and Autumn Walk at Croome Park with AROC Cotswolds - October 2012

(Photo contributions from, Joanna Knight, Geoff Poyner, Martin Baxter, Mark Grimshaw)


Combe 2012

Autumn Classic Castle Combe - October 2012

(Photo contributions from, Mark & Joanna Knight)


Goodwood Revival

Goodood Revival - September 2012

(Photo contributions from, Mark & Joanna Knight)


BAT Aug 2012

Breakfast at Twyning - August 2012

(Photo contributions from, Mark & Joanna Knight)


BBQ at Twyning

BBQ at Twyning - July 2012

(Photo contributions from, Mark & Joanna Knight)


BAT May

Breakfast at Twyning - May 2012

(Photo contributions from, Mark & Joanna Knight)


Dyrham Season Opener - Dyrham NT - April 2012

Bredon2011 Bredon Classic and Vintage Car Show - August 2011

Prescott 2011

Tyntesfield 2011

South Western Season Opener at NT Tyntesfield - 2011
   


Articles and Tech Tips...

Tech Tips


Car Detailing...

Click here for an article on Pre Wax Paint Cleaning from Performance Motocare


Members Articles...

Click Here to read Mark Knight's write-up of his trip to the Mille Miglia in 2011


Tech Tips...

Click Here to read Latest Tech News - 27th October; covering Air Filters, Flasher relays, Door repair panels and advice on tyres

Click Here to read the latest Tech News - January 2016; covering Dutch Inner Body Structure, Enamel Badges & the New Sprite Catalogue


Interview with Jerry Coker Part 1

Interview with Jerry Coker Part 2


 

Links...

These links are not endorsed by AHC SW. If you would like to recommend a link click here to send us the information


Club Websites...

 The Austin Healey Club UK

National Web Site

Not yet a member? - Click here to download an application pack


The Association of South-Western Motor Clubs

The ASWMC was originally formed by clubs in the SW as a body to voice the opinions of clubs to the RAC MSA and that still applies today, although its main focus in these modern times are in organising championships


Club Healey France

The only club in France dedicated to the legendary Healey Cars


Member Benefits...

aFerry.to is the World's largest ferry crossing gateway where you can book all major European ferry operators simply and securely online.aferry

Great savings for members on 'Rock Oil' semi-synthetic engine oil and on 'Millers' fuel additive. For full details of how to benefit from these great prices and to order your supplies just click here.

Useful Links...

Norton House Bed & Brealfast Somewhere for the classic car tourers to stay - Set on the Wales/English border in the beautiful county of Monmouthshire, we are surrounded by stunning views of the countryside and as we are just a few minutes walk from the small village of Skenfrith which boasts it very own castle and superb fishing on the River Monnnow, there is plenty to explore on your doorstep. But it you are looking to travel further a field the town of Monmouth is just 10 minutes drive and the market town of Abergavenny (famous for its fabulous food festival which runs every September) is just 20 minutes drive away.

Spares Supply and Maintenance...

 

A Head 4 Healeys

81 Somers Road Rugby Warwickshire CV22 7DG

 

Tel:  01788 565000

Fax: 01788 565001


AH Spares

Westfield Road, Kineton Road, Industrial Estate, Southam, Warwickshire, CV47 0JH

Tel:  01926 817181

Fax: 01926 817868


Denis Welch Motorsport Sudbury Road, Yoxall, Burton on Trent, Staffordshire, England, DE13 8NA

Parts Hotline: +44(0)1543 472244

Office: +44(0)1543 472214


Heritage Motor Centre

Heritage Motor Centre, Banbury Road, Gaydon, Warwickshire, CV35 0BJ

 

Tel:  01926 645085


Holden Vintage & Classic Ltd

Linton Trading Estate,   Bromyard, Herefordshire, HR7 4QT

 

Tel:  01885 488000

Fax: 01885 488889


John Skinner Mfg Ltd

 

82b Chesterton Lane, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, GL7 1YD

Trim suppliers

Tel:  01285 657410

Fax: 01285 650013


Machine Mart Ltd

53 Blackpool Road, Ribbleton, Preston, Lancs, PR2 6BU

Tel:  01772 703263

Fax: 01772 703263  


Namrick Ltd

 

124 Portland Road, Hove, East Sussex, BN3 5QT

Nuts, Bolts, Screws and Washers by Worldwide Mail Order Service

Tel: 01273 736963

Fax: 01273 726708


RetroMarques Ltd

Unit 8, Strensham Business Park, Strensham, Worcs, WR8 9JZ

RetroMarques offers a range of services to support, you, the classic car owner - or potential owner! 

Tel: 01684 297698

Mob: 07791 417191


SC Parts Group Ltd

 

14 Cobham Way,  Gatwick Road, Crawley, West Sussex,

RH10 9RX

Tel:  01293 847200

Fax: 01293 847201


Cover Your Car

 

98 Alfred Street, St. Helens, Merseyside, WA10 1LR

Fitted and Tailored Car Covers for the Austin Healey

Sales & Support (uk): 01744 633985

Alternate Number (uk): 0161 408 0040

Email: info@coveryourcar.co.uk Skype:  Coveryourcar




Contact Us...

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For GENERAL & MEMBERSHIP enquiries please contact the South Western Comms & PR Officer Mark Knight Tel: +44 (0) 1684 274938

Elected Committee Members


Elected Officers...

 
Chairman - Rob Hudson Tel: +44 (0) 1452 857327 - director@ahc-southwestern.co.uk
Director - Rob Hudson Tel: +44 (0) 1452 857327 - director@ahc-southwestern.co.uk
Secretary - Anna Hodgetts Tel: +44 (0) 1684 565015 - annahodgetts@talktalk.net
Treasurer - Tony Alden Tel: +44 (0) 1367 850363 - tony.alden@btinternet.com
Media, Comms and Webmaster - Mark Knight Tel: +44 (0) 1684 274938 - info@ahc-southwestern.co.uk

Working Members...

 
Competition Secretary - Mes Edwards Tel: +44 (0) 1285 740529 - mes.edwards@tubelines.com
European Liaison - Rodney Manners No Phone - mjjdupuy@wanadoo.fr
Working Member - Jim Hutson Tel: +44 (0) 1285 720223 - hutson77@btinternet.com
Working Member - Jeremy Wells Tel: +44 (0) 1242 890433 - jeremy@wells-group.co.uk
Web Tech Support - Mark Grimshaw No Phone - webmaster@ahc-southwestern.co.uk

 

fly2help

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About fly2help...

fly2help is an aviation charity that inspires positive change in people’s lives through the wonder of flight. Our vision is for everyone to be able to access the positive benefits of aviation.

Air Smiles Days

We provide Air Smiles Days – exciting experience days, centred around a short flight in a light aircraft – to people living in difficult situations, including illness, disability, bereavement and isolation.

Air Smiles Days aim to bring joy and laughter, create and capture magical memories, boost confidence and self-esteem and offer respite to individuals, families and groups.

Our Air Smiles Days include other exciting activities, including joy rides in classic Austin Healey cars, visits to local aviation museums and special private tours of aviation companies based on the airfield.

Aim High

fly2help’s educational programme encourages young people to consider a future career within the aviation industry.


Latest Air Smiles Day - October 2015

From Katy Burke Office and Events Manager

I wanted to share with you the link to the photo book for the Airsmiles Day we did for the George Family on 23rd October. It was such a special day and the family were so lovely and in need of making some forever memories. We simply could not have done it without you all so thankyou very much. I hope that this book shows how wonderful the day was!

Click here to view the photo book of the day

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