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


News Items...

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. For full details of how to benefit from these great prices and to order your supplies just click here.

Words from the Chairman...

Hello Everyone,

The Annual General Meeting of the South Western Section passed quite quickly on the 12th October, so as not to interfere with the social side of the evening at the Highwayman (near Elkestone on the A417). We spent a pleasant evening enjoying a very good meal and great hospitality from the staff with good company! Since then, at our first committee meeting (in November) of the new Healey Club financial year the committee set about laying down plans for the 2020 season.

The NEC Classic Motor Show has just passed, finishing on the 10th November. The Club’s Stand this year commemorated the 60th Anniversary of the Healey 3000. There were four examples of the 3000 and one Healey 100 on an excellently set out stand, which was very well received by the public attracting several new members.

Thus far, we have only laid down 2 events in tablets. The first event being on the 5th April, which will be centred on welcoming our new members with the intention of visiting the new aircraft museum at Filton near Bristol. The main attraction there being the home of Concorde. For members in the Gloucester/Cheltenham area it is hoped that we can meet and drive (in Healey’s of course) via a “country route” rather than motorway to meet with members from Bristol and Bath and surrounding area. The only other event planned in April will be the FBHVC national Drive Day on the 26th April. In June we have again been invited to attend the Jaguar Drivers Club day at Prescott. As always, this is a chance to show Jag drivers how much better Healey’s go up the hill!

See you out and about soon

Dave Griffin

Le Mans Classic 2020

Here we go again! Le Mans Classic in 2020: 3-5 July

If you wish to join an AHC group entry, please register your interest ASAP, but no later than 31 December, to ensure you receive an entry form.

Email Mark Knight:

Note: this entry will not include travel or accommodation, but note the AHC ferry discount
scheme on the AHC website.

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 below.

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!

… 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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Diary of Events...

South Western Centre Diary

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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



Cotswold Airport. Wednesday 10th April. XM496 'Regulus' and ASI visit

Click here to see a slideshow of images from Drive it Day 2019 (Photos by Tony Alden)

Click here to see a slideshow of images from the 2nd Drive My Healey day - May 2018 (Photos taken by Tony Alden)

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

Bat Sept 2013

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)

BAT 2306

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


Tech Tips

Cotswold - Contact Rob Hudson 07988 649122

Dec 11th at 7:45pm at the Kilkenny 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 - As arranged various locations in the Helston area Contact Barry Hartman, 01326 574097

Contact Us...


For GENERAL & MEMBERSHIP enquiries please contact the South Western Comms & PR Officer Mark Knight Tel: +44 (0) 7791 417256

Elected Committee Members

Elected Officers...

Chairman - Dave Griffin Tel: +44 (0) 1242 862661 -
Director - Rob Hudson Tel: +44 (0) 1452 857327 -
Secretary - Steve Rundle Tel: +44 (0) 1684 850185 –
Treasurer - Tony Alden Tel: +44 (0) 7786 000921 -
Media, Comms and Webmaster - Mark Knight Tel: +44 (0) 7791 417256 -
Competition Secretary - Mes Edwards Tel: +44 (0) 1285 740529 -
Working Member - Paul Mead Tel: +44 (0) 1793 845757 -
Working Member - Jeremy Wells Tel: +44 (0) 1242 890433 -
Web Tech Support - Mark Grimshaw No Phone -


Newsletters ...


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

2019 - Healey News South Western Volume 10

| Issue 1 (January 19) | Issue 2 (April 19) | Issue 3 (May 19) | Issue 4 (July 19) |

2018 - Healey News South Western Volume 9

| Issue 1 (February 18) | Issue 2 (April 2018) | Issue 3 (May 2018) | Issue 4 (June 2018) |

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)



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