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


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

Cornwall - Contact Barry Hartman, 01326 574097

Devon (South) - Last Wednesday at The Twisted Oak, Little John Cross Hill, Ide, Exeter, EX2 9RG

Contact Bill Cummings 01392 276887


Historic Vehicles Scrappage Petition

There is currently a petition on the government's Petition Parliament website calling for the scrapping of historic vehicles via scrappage incentive schemes to be made illegal.

The petition can be found here:

It only takes a moment to sign and will help to preserve our motoring heritage.

SW Centre News...

With Christmas and the New Year now distant memories it's time to get the Healeys ready for another year. As always the winter months are when your Committee get together to organise the calendar of events for the coming year and 2018 is no exception. This year's calendar was confirmed at last week's South West Committee meeting and will again focus on events that promote the driving of our cars with another programme of DMH days alongside the usual FBHVC Drive it Day event and our programme of Autotests for those who want even more of a challenge.

Mark Knight is again organising a trip to the Le Mans Classic as I'm sure you have already seen on the website and in Revcounter. Full details of all of our planned events will shortly be uploaded to both the SW website and the National website's event planner as well as being published in Revcounter. 

This year sees the 60th anniversary of the Sprite and we in the South West have a great opportunity to support the Club's National celebration event at the Shelsley Walsh hill climb just over the border into the Midlands centre. Even if you only have a big Healey I would encourage you all to still attend the event on 20th May and support the National Club. Booking forms and lots of detail has already appeared in Revcounter and on facebook so book up as soon as possible.  Additionally, we in the South West are supporting our colleagues in the Thames Valley Centre with a jointly organised event at the Kop Hill Climb on 16/17th September. Last year's event was great (despite the weather!) so watch this space for more details a bit nearer the date.

So keep fettling and I look forward to seeing as many of you as I can at our events in 2018. Keep an eye on our web site in the next few days for all of our event details. 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.

Diary Dates ...

See the Diary Tab for South Western Events


Click here for the latest newsletter - Vol 9 Issue 1 - February 2018

Latest Photographs...

Click here to see a slideshow of images from our visit to Gaydon in October 2016 (Photos taken by Tony Alden)

Please see the Photo Gallery Tab for more photographs

… 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

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2018 dates


18th 19th - Goodwood MM


Sunday 8th - Drive My Healey day and New Members day

Sunday 15th - SW Auto Solo series - Mes Edwards

Sunday 22nd - FBHVC Drive it Day - 10:30am

Sunday 22nd - Prescott Breakfast Club


Monday 7th - Stratford Festival - Jim Hutson

Monday 7th - Wheel Nuts - St Roses School Stround (Steve Martin)

Sunday 13th - SW Auto Solo series - Mes Edwards

Sunday 13th - Prescott Hillclimb Rotary Charity Event

Sunday 13th - Drive my Healey Day - Tony Alden

Sunday 20th - Shelsley Walsh Sprite 60th anniversary

Sunday 20th - Prescott Breakfast Club

Saturday and Sunday 26th 27th May BH La Vie en Bleu at Prescott (Healey Hillclimbers)


Sunday 3rd - SW Auto Solo series - Mes Edwards

Sunday 10th - Churchill Show - Tony Alden

Sunday 10th – Madresfield Open Gardens/Fete - Mark Knight

Sunday 17th – Joint Toddington Classic/Prescott Breakfast Club

Sunday 24th - Drive my Healey Day - Dave

Saturday and Sunday - 30th and 1st July - Staverton


Sunday 15th – Breakfast RV (TBD)

Sunday 29th - Marie Curie Trewithen Country & Classics (DMH)


Sunday 12th – Cotswold Festival of Motoring (Bourton)

Monday 27th – Pershore Plum Festival (Rob)


Sunday 2nd - SW Auto Solo series - Mes Edwards

Sat Sun - 22-23rd – Sywell Classic ‘wings and wheels’ (DMH)


Sat Sun - 6th -7th - Prescott Autumn Classic (Healey Hillclimbers!)

Saturday 6th - Castle Combe Classic



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

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



Gaydon Click here to see a slideshow of images from our visit to Gaydon in October 2016 (Photos taken by Tony Alden

Healeys at Prescott Hillclimb

September 2016

Healeys at Pershore Plum Festival

August 2016

Healeys at Tetbury Classic Car Show by Tony Alden


BBQ & Summer Drive at Twyning - July 2015

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


Jaguar Drivers Day at Precott - June 2015

Photos by Tony Alden


Breakfast at Twyniyng - June 2015

Photos by Mark Grimshaw


Bicester Heritage Centre Visit - May 2015

Photos by Tony Alden


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 Festival of Transport - April 2014

Photos from Mark Knight and Tony Alden

Caste Combe 2013

Castle Combe Classic with Healey Sport - October 2013


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...


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)


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

Newsletters ...


Click the link below which will open the document in pdf format in a new window

2018 - Healey News South Western Volume 9

| Issue 1 (February 18) |

2017 - Healey News South Western Volume 8

| Issue 1 (February 17) | Issue 2 (March 17) | Issue 3 (April 17) | Issue 4 (August 17) | Issue 5 (September 17) |

2016 - Healey News South Western Volume 7

| Issue 1 (January 16) | Issue 2 (March 16) | Issue 3 (April 16) | Issue 4 (June 16) | Issue 5 (August 16) | Issue 6 (Christmas 16) |

2015 - Healey News South Western Volume 6

Issue 1 (February 15) | Issue 2 (April 15) | Issue 3 (June 15) | Issue 4 (Autumn 2015) | Issue 5 (November 2015) |

2014 - Healey News South Western Volume 5

Issue 1 (April 14) | Issue 2 (May 14) | Issue 3 (June 14) | Issue 4 (August 14) | Issue 5 (December 14) |

2013 - Healey News South Western Volume 4

Issue 1 (Jan 13) | Issue 2 (Mar 13) | Issue 3 (Apr 13) | Issue 4 (May 13) | Issue 5 (June 13)| Issue 6 (Summer 13) | Issue 7 (Autumn 13) | Issue 8 (Winter 13) | Issue 9 (Christmas 13) |

2012 - Healey News South Western Volume 3

Issue 1 (Jan 12) | Issue 2 (Feb 12) | Issue 3 (Mar 12) | Issue 4 (Apr 12) | Issue 5 (Jun 12) | Issue 6 (Aug 12) | Issue 7 (Sept 12)| Issue 8 (Oct 12) | Issue 9 (Nov 12) | Issue 10 (Dec 18) |

2011 - Healey News South Western Volume 2

Issue 1 (Jan 11) | Issue 2 (Feb 11) | Issue 3 (Mar 11) | Issue 4 (May 11) | Issue 5 (Jul 11) | Issue 6 (Nov 11) | Issue 7 (Dec 11)

2010 - Healey News South Western Volume 1

Issue 1(Feb 10) | Issue 2 (March 10) | Issue 3 (April 10) | Issue 4 (May 10) | Issue 5 (Jun 10) | Issue 6 (August 10) |

Issue 7 (September 10) | Issue 8 (November 10)

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



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... 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: Skype:  Coveryourcar

Contact Us...


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 - Rob Hudson Tel: +44 (0) 1452 857327 -
Secretary - Rob Hudson Tel: +44 (0) 1452 857327 -
Treasurer - Tony Alden Tel: +44 (0) 7786 000921 -
Media, Comms and Webmaster - Mark Knight Tel: +44 (0) 7791 4172568 -
Competition Secretary - Mes Edwards Tel: +44 (0) 1285 740529 -
Working Member - Jim Hutson Tel: +44 (0) 1285 720223 -
Working Member - Jeremy Wells Tel: +44 (0) 1242 890433 -
Working Member - David Griffin Tel: +44 (0) 1242 862661 -
Working Member - James Underdown Tel: +44 (0) 7980 749120 -
Web Tech Support - Mark Grimshaw No Phone -




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