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

Website Last Updated - 12th April 2017

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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


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


SW Centre News...

Well the season has started and our plan of doing lots more driving events this year has got off to a great start. Last Sunday's DMH1 event attracted 12 cars and we all had a lovely run through the Forest of Dean and along the Wye valley, culminating with a visit to the Dean Forest Steam Railway. The weather was fabulous with plenty of sun cream in evidence. Thanks to all who turned out in support of the event.

If you couldn't make last Sunday, don't worry because we have lots more opportunities for you to get out and drive your Healey. April 23rd is FBHVC National 'Drive it Day' and we are getting together with the Cotswold Classic Car Club to put on a joint event in support of this important initiative. More about that event from Mark later in this edition.

Plans for the second of our 'Drive My Healey' events is well under way and Tony is just finalising arrangements as we speak. This event, which we are calling DMH2 is planned for the 14th May and again we plan to meet up for morning coffee and do a planned drive which will finish at a place of interest..... intriguing! More on this too from Mark later.

Finally I would just like to mention that we have again been invited by the Jaguar Drivers' Club to join them at Prescott Hillclimb on Sunday June 11th. This is a great event and I would encourage all of you to come along and have some fun on the hill. All the details and application forms are on our web-site but as always places are limited so I would encourage early booking to ensure you place.
So let's hope for more of this lovely weather and make sure you get out and drive your Healey... especially on April 23rd.
Rob Hudson Director


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

Sunday 11th June

Jaguar Drivers Club - E Type Day at Prescott

South West Centre are pleased to announce that we have again been invited to join the JDC at their E-Type Day, to be held at Prescott on Sunday 11th June.

If you missed this event last year here’s another opportunity to drive the hill in a relaxed atmosphere surrounded by beautiful cars and good company.

As last year, numbers are limited so early booking is advised. Please click here to download an application form.


Newsletter...

Click here for the latest newsletter - Vol 8 Issue 3 - April 2017


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 - 2017

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April...

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


Sunday 23rd – FBHVC National ‘Drive it Day’

The annual FBHVC National ‘Drive it Day’; format/location to be confirmed but an event designed to show our cars off to the public, as the FBHVC intends. Don’t forget, if you are not involved in an organised event then simply drive out on your own or, if she’s not roadworthy (the car I mean!), then push it out onto the drive so as the public can see it!

We have confirmed as starting at The Gupshill Manor in Tewkesbury from 10am.  Following a scenic drive it will finish at The Cotswold Motor Hub near Bibury. 

This is a joint event with the Cotswold Classic Car Club and promises to be a fun day out and a nice mix of classics.

Please register for this event as otherwise you will not have a route book! Also let us know if you want a bacon roll at the Gupshill so we can plan catering!
E: Mark Knight - Info@ahc-southwestern.co.uk


Sunday 30th – Prescott Breakfast Club


Sunday 30th – 2nd May – Donington Classic (National)


May...

Sunday 7th - SW AutoSolo Series - Mes Edwards - 01285 740529


Wednesday 10th - Cotswold - Noggin & Natter at the Kilkeney Inn, Andoversford, Cheltenham, GL54 4LN


Sunday 14th - Drive My Healey day

Start point: Burford, at the Little Chef café on the main A40/A361 junction, at 10:00. Then a scenic drive to finish at a ‘mystery’ attraction and with another ‘driving’ event to follow! Intrigued? Be there! Tony Alden: tony.alden@btinternet.com


Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th – BH – Spring BH & La Vie en Bleu at Prescott (Healey Hillclimbers)


June...

Sunday 11th - Jaguar Drivers Club - E Type Day at Prescott

South West Centre are pleased to announce that we have again been invited to join the JDC at their E-Type Day, to be held at Prescott on Sunday 11th June.

If you missed this event last year here’s another opportunity to drive the hill in a relaxed atmosphere surrounded by beautiful cars and good company.

As last year, numbers are limited so early booking is advised. Please click here to download an application form


Sunday 11th – Madresfield Open Gardens & Fete


Sunday 11th – Joint Toddington Classic Vehicle Day & Prescott BC



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


Sunday 18th - Drive My Healey day


Sunday 25th - Defford Air Day (Wings & wheels)


Thursday 29th June – 2nd Jul – Goodwood FoS


July...

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


Sunday 16th - SW AutoSolo Series - Mes Edwards - 01285 740529


14th to 16th - Royal International Air Tattoo - Fairford

Club members and private vehicle owners have the opportunity to be part of the Autodrome exhibition. You can purchase your exhibition place at a discounted rate which includes the driver’s pass for the show vehicle. If a chase car is required additional passes can be purchased at the same rate.

You can also upgrade (at the advertised rate) to any of our specialist enclosures for that crowdline experience.

For full information and bookings click here to read the leaflet


Sunday 23rd - supporting our nominated charity fly2help at Staverton Airport’s Open Day

Please plan to attend as we intend to run a ‘Healey charity shuttle service’.

email info@ahc-southwestern.co.uk if you are planning to attend


August...

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


Sunday 13th - Drive My Healey day


Monday 28th - Pershore Plum Festival car show - Contact Rob Hudson for details


September...

Wednesday 13th - Cotswold - Noggin & Natter at the Kilkeney Inn, Andoversford, Cheltenham, GL54 4LN


Sunday 17th - Drive My Healey day


Sunday 17th - SW AutoSolo Series - Mes Edwards - 01285 740529 (May be at Kop Hill TBC)


October...

Sunday 1st - Prescott Autumn Classic (Healey Hillclimbers!)



Saturday 7th - Castle Combe Classic (TBC)


Wednesday 11th - Cotswold - Noggin & Natter at the Kilkeney Inn, Andoversford, Cheltenham, GL54 4LN


14th October: Southwestern AGM and End of Season Dinner!
A date for your diary – never too early to plan ahead! This is a very sociable evening where the formalities are invariably over and done with in an hour and then we’re into the bar with a nice dinner to follow! Once again to be held at the Stratton House Hotel in Cirencester and as there is a clash with another event previously booked, the AGM is a week later than is usual.


Sunday 22nd - SW AutoSolo Series Finale - Mes Edwards - 01285 740529


November...

Wednesday 8th - Cotswold - Noggin & Natter at the Kilkeney Inn, Andoversford, Cheltenham, GL54 4LN


December...

Wednesday 13th - 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...

 

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

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
   


Newsletters ...

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


2017 - Healey News South Western Volume 8

| Issue 1 (February 17) | Issue 2 (March 17) | Issue 3 (April 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


 

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 - Rob Hudson Tel: +44 (0) 1452 857327 - director@ahc-southwestern.co.uk
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
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
Working Member - David Griffin Te: +44 (0) 1242 862661 - dave.griffin@talk21.com
Web Tech Support - Mark Grimshaw No Phone - webmaster@ahc-southwestern.co.uk

 

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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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