About The Golden Gate Austin Healey Club

CLUB HISTORY

The Golden Gate Austin Healey Club is a direct descendent of the Austin Healey Club Pacific Centre founded in the early 1970s.
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Later it became the Pacific Centre's Golden Gate Region with the primary function of supporting Healey activities in the San Francisco Bay Area in conjunction with the Central Valley Region.

In 1997, the Golden Gate Region became the Golden Gate Austin Healey Club, an independent entity affiliated nationally with the Austin Healey Club of America (AHCA).

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The Club Today

The Golden Gate Austin Healey Club has a membership of over 180 concentrated in the San Francisco Bay Area and the Central Valley.

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The club has also expanded beyond these areas and now includes members in Northern and Southern California, Oregon, Idaho, Nevada, Australia and Europe.

 

CLUB OFFICERS

The Club is run by an all-volunteer group of officers elected at our annual business meeting.

Rich Kahn President 
Rich Kahn
530-577-7615 
healeyrich@hotmail.com

 

 

Dennis Gilroy Event DirectorTreasurer
Dennis Gilroy
650-298-8036
treasurer.ggahc@gmail.com

 

 

Nick & Sandy Klein VP Membership
Nick & Sandy Klein
408-264-2411 
klein.ahc@att.net

 

 

Mike SonnemanNewsletter Editor
Mike Sonneman
916-521-1603
me.sonneman@att.net

 

 

Lee BardelliniVP and Secretary
Lee Bardellini

It is with great sadness that we announce that Lee Bardellini is no longer with us in this mortal life. Lee passed away on March 10th after a short illness. Lee will always be remembered as a "Gentle Giant" and as a favorite Club member.

According to Lee, it was all Loren Cross' fault that he became a Club member. Loren was displaying his car with the then “Pacific Centre” and convinced Lee the only way to get his scrap metal running was to join up. There followed a long association with the Club and a Healey that actually runs. Lee was an attorney, and his other interests included photography, flying and radio (SWL). He enjoyed many outings with the GGAHC and developed many new friends. “The annual meets are great, but it is the camaraderie and friendships that are shared on the club outings that really make the Club experience worthwhile” said Lee. He resided in Castro Valley and is survived by an adult son who enjoyed the Healey experience while growing up. He had the back seat all to himself.

 

Dennis Gilroy Event DirectorVP Event Director
Dennis Gilroy
650-298-8036
events.ggahc@gmail.com

 

 

John TurneyWebmaster 
John Turney
925-787-8304 
johnturney@pacbell.net

 

 

Dave Nock Delegate at Large
Dave Nock
209-824-1562
healeydoc@verizon.net

ABOUT THE CLUB

The Golden Gate Austin Healey Club is a group of people interested in the enjoyment of Austin-Healeys. Membership is open to all, and ownership of a Healey is not required.
Healey's at Mt Hamilton

Healey's resting after
the drive up to Mt Hamilton

The Club is a resource that helps members to maintain and enjoy Austin-Healeys.

The Club also provides and supports Healey driving events in Northern and Central California, including the hosting of the OpenRoads Healey Interational meet held in June 2002 at Lake Tahoe to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the first Austin Healey--the 100.

Rendezvous 2013 Logo

The OpenRoads 2002 International was the largest Healey event ever held with close to 700 Healeys participating. The club hosted a regional OpenRoads meet at Tahoe in 2004, 2006, 2007 and Rendezvous 2009 in Jackson, CA. GGAHC hosted the Rendezvous 2013 at Lake Tahoe, and will host the Monterey International Healey Week 2017 Rendezvous in Monterey, CA.

GGAHC publishes the Healey Happenings newsletter 10 times per year.  The newsletter is sent to all members and recent editions are posted in the members-only section of this website.  For a sample, click here.  To see all editions, join us!