2017 GOLDEN GATE AHC EVENT SCHEDULE
Includes non-GGAHC Major Healey Events and club recommended events
Indicates events sponsored by the Golden Gate Austin Healey Club.
July 8: Monterey International Healey Week 2017 Planning Meeting
What: As we approach our International Healey Week in September, we have additional details to plan and volunteers to assign. We need help to make this a spectacular and fun event. Please come and help your Board out! These are monthly meetings, the second Saturday of the month through August. We will meet at 11:00 AM at Fuddrucker's, 1975 Diamond Blvd., Concord, in the Willows Shopping Center.
More info: To get there from Highway 680, Exit off at Willow Pass Road and travel northeast one block toward downtown Concord. After on block, turn left onto Diamond Blvd. Turn left at the first traffic light into the Willows Shopping Center and Fuddruckers will be straight in front of you.
Fuddrucker's opens at 11 AM and the meeting will start then. Meeting upstairs; lunch will be available - not required. If you want to consume lunch after the meeting, place your order when you arrive at the start of the meeting. Be sure to tell them that you are upstairs in a separate meeting room. We will get the food delivered upstairs.
Still in Planning:
- No Sierra Passes Tour, Caltrans has no idea if the roads will be clear of snow before winter.
- Len's Ice Cream Social on August 26th.
- Maybe a Fall Colors Tour in October.
September 3: Meet the Australian Healey Owners
What: Meet five of the Australian contingent coming to Monterey International Healey Week 2017 at member Ken Nerlove's Elkhorn Peak Cellars for wine tasting and touring local Napa County back roads.
We will meet at Ken's Winery/Vineyard, Elkhorn Peak Cellars in Napa www.elkhornpeak.com in the morning around 9:00 AM. Ken will conduct a vineyard tour followed by a wine tasting. We can hang around and talk cars for awhile before proceeding to drive to another winery in the Sonoma Valley where we will have a picnic lunch and another wine tasting. We will pre-order sandwiches at a local deli that is on the way. After lunch, we will proceed on a drive through the beautiful Sonoma Valley ending up on the North end of the Napa Valley for the final drive down to the St Helena area where we will go our separate ways. The weather will be "warm" but the Valley will be full of grapes as this time of year is just prior to harvest. This will be a fun event with some neat roads and cool scenery. This will be a good opportunity to show our down South neighbors some nice warm Northern California hospitality.
More info: If you would like to attend or have questions, please contact Ken at 707-363-1794 or e-mail at Grapeman677@gmail.com.
September 11 - 15: Monterey International Healey Week 2017
What: The biggest gathering of Healeys from all over the world since 2002!.
More info: online at www.healeyweek2017.com
December 2: GGAHC Christmas Party
What: Based on the last two year's enthusiastic response to the venue for the Club Christmas Party, this year's party will again be at Trader Vic’s in Emeryville (Berkeley marina area). Trader Vic's started 80 years ago in San Francisco and moved to this location 40 years ago. They have a beautiful room with a view of the marina as well as an outside deck we can use if the weather is good.
Club members will receive a glass of wine when they arrive and appetizers will be passed for about 45 minutes to an hour prior to lunch. Lunch includes salad, choice of entrée, dessert and tea or coffee. There will be a no-host bar in the room as well. More details to follow.
2017 NON-GGAHC EVENTS
June 11: Alameda Point Concours d’Elegance
What: The second annual Alameda Point Concours d’Elegance at Alameda Naval Air Station on the Lawns of the Parade Ground.
More info: online at www.alamedapointconcours.com/
June 16 - 18: Motherlode 400 Rally
What: The Motherlode 400 is a two day vintage car rally that takes place on Father’s Day Weekend every year. The Rally is open to all Pre 1976 vehicles driven by fun, enthusiastic, friendly and competent drivers. The Motherlode 400 is challenging drive that will test both driver and machine. You will experience a mix of great people with interesting cars, while driving on twisty roads with incredible scenery. I look forward to sharing my lifelong appreciation of the Motherlode country with you over the next two days.
The Motherlode is a great area for sports car rallies. Historic towns deserted back roads with scenic vistas, and many other treats await you.
The success of the Motherlode 400 is dependant on you. Good sportsmanship, a healthy respect for others, and plain common sense, are the most important things you can bring with you. That and a well prepared vehicle of course!
This event is a self-guided tour. Participants please feel to drive your own pace and stop as much, or as little as you like. Remember all normal speed limits apply.
But I need to remind you, this is not a race in any way. Please drive in a reasonable and prudent manner. All people who cannot drive that way will be asked to leave and will not be invited back.
More info: online at www.motherlode400rally.com
June 24 - 25: The Classic Motor Rally
What: The Classic Motor Rally is a new celebration of classic cars. It will be conducted over a summer weekend and it will begin in Salem, Oregon, at the Deepwood Museum. For the inaugural event our destination is the iconic Timberline Lodge on the slopes of Mt. Hood.
The Rally is a new addition to the motorsports calendar in the Pacific Northwest and is organized around a traditional time-speed-distance rally and comprised of pre-1981 collector cars and their enthusiastic owners. We will assemble a rich variety of classic cars whose owners share a common passion - driving and enjoying them. We will do this in a spirit of friendly competition over some of the Pacific Northwest’s most scenic roads, combined with delicious meals and always in an atmosphere of outstanding camaraderie.
More info: online at www.classicmotorrally.org
July 2: Blackhawk Cars & Coffee
What: On the First Sunday of every month, automotive enthusiasts gather in the parking lots of the Blackhawk Museum to share their vehicles and admire the other fabulous classic cars, hot rods, sports cars, exotics and anything else with wheels and a motor that promotes the car enthusiast hobby.
Cars & Coffee is a year round event, rain or shine. The Museum opens at 9am* on Cars & Coffee Sundays and there is a Docent-led tour at 2pm. Participating car owners receive two complimentary tickets to the Museum courtesy of our sponsors.
More info: online at www.blackhawkmuseum.org
July 2: Marin Cars & Coffee
What: On the First Sunday of every month, automotive enthusiasts gather in front of Starbuck’s in the Vintage Oaks Shopping Center Novato, California to share their vehicles and admire the other fabulous classics, exotics, rods and anything else with wheels and a motor. This has become a HUGE event and now commonly has well over 200 cars, ranging from serious vintage to modern. First Sunday of each month, from 8-10 am, though many spaces fill by 7:30. This is a great gathering of cars and car fans. FREE—no charge, no registration.
Points to know:
- Time is 8:00 in the morning to 10:00am. Arrive when you want.
- Check your ego at the stop sign.
- Park where you can.
- It’s free! Excluding your Starbuck’s purchases! Please do patronize the local stores!
More info: online at https://www.facebook.com/Marin-County-Cars-and-Coffee
July 8: Monterey Cars & Coffee
What: On the Second Saturday of every month, from 8 AM to 11 AM, automotive enthusiasts gather in front of Fandango Restaurant, 223 17th St, Pacific Grove, for this casual get together, drink coffee and check out some great cars from the local area. There is no fee for Cars & Coffee, and registration is not required. Coffee and snacks available for purchase at Joe Rombi's.
More info: online at Monterey Cars and Coffee Facebook Page
July 16: Hillsborogh Concours d’Elegance
What: For 61 consecutive years, The Hillsborough Concours d’Elegance has built and maintained a proud tradition of honoring and celebrating excellence in automotive design and engineering. The dedication of the Concours leadership and volunteers, pride of its entrants, and devotion of its attendees has earned Hillsborough the proud record as the longest continually running Concours in the world.
The Hillsborough Concours Foundation was established in 2010 to significantly extend the philanthropic reach and impact of the Concours organization. In addition to the Hillsborough Schools Foundation, all net proceeds from the Concours and its associated activities will benefit Autism Speaks, a national charity with the goal to change the future for all who struggle with Autism spectrum disorders, and The Guardsmen, a San Francisco-based volunteer organization dedicated to helping at-risk children thrive.
More info: online at www.hillsboroughconcours.org
August 11 - 20: Monterey Car Week
What: Need we say more? An overload week of shows, rallys, racing, auctions and concluding with the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.
More info: coming.
August 12 - 13: Monterey Pre-Reunion - Mazda Raceway at Laguna Seca
What: The Monterey Pre-Reunion provides racing fans and visitors with the chance to see more than 300 race cars competing for two full days prior to the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion the next weekend. The paddock is bustling with teams working on their cars in the pits or on their way to pre-grid. The paddock is completely open to wander for enjoying the historic racing experience.
More info: online at www.mazdaraceway.com/monterey-pre-reunion
August 18: 23rd Annual Pacific Grove Rotary Concours Auto Rally
What: A non-profit event to benefit Pacific Grove youth activities and other local Rotary-sponsored programs.
The marque for 2017 is Jaguar but owners of all makes and models are invited to participate. Registration is open at Pacific-Grove-Concours-Auto-Rally Event Registration and Schedule
The RCPG's annual event is geared for those enthusiasts who own, drive or simply appreciate Vintage, Classic and Sports cars.
Registration and staging of participating cars begins at noon along Lighthouse Avenue in the heart of beautiful downtown Pacific Grove. Hundreds of spectators arrive throughout the day to view the staged cars and to watch as the cars assemble for the Rally Drive. The Rally Drive will begin at 5:00 and follows a beautiful scenic route along the magnificent Pacific Grove and Pebble Beach shoreline. Drivers are greeted by hundreds of spectators who line the drive route, waving and cheering them on. The Rally returns to downtown Pacific Grove where participants and guests are invited to enjoy a delicious Barbecue, Raffle and Awards presentation. Barbecue tickets can be purchased on the registration form and at the Event. (Tickets may be limited on the day of the event.) Raffle Tickets may be purchased at the registration tent and at the Barbecue.
More info: online at Pacific-Grove-Concours-Auto-Rally
September 16 - 17: Danville Concours d’Elegance
What: The Danville Concours d’Elegance is dedicated to raising funds in support of Parkinson’s research and patient care. Registration is now open.
More info: online at www.danville-delegance.org/
September 23: Ironstone Concours d’Elegance
What: The Ironstone Concours d’Elegance is an antique and classic car show that takes place each year at the Ironstone Vineyards, Murphys CA. Some 300+ antique and classic cars participate in the Ironstone Concours d’Elegance. This classic car and automobile show also features vintage trailers, motorcycles and wooden boats.
Proceeds from the Ironstone Concours d’Elegance benefit Central and Northern California youth in agriculture, notably FFA and 4-H. Additionally, the non-profit Ironstone Foundation has helped fund the California State FFA headquarters in Galt, scholarships in partnership with the California State Fair, and the Calaveras County Fair Scholarship program.
More info: online at www.ironstonefoundation.org/
September 23 - 24: Clovis British Car Roundup
What: You are invited to enter your British car of any vintage, marque or condition in the 2017 Clovis British Car Roundup. This, the 15th annual show, has a great blend of things to do and see! They kick off the show weekend on Saturday morning with a short tour on some twisty foothill roads. Following the run you are invited to attend a benefit luncheon for Fresno Wildlife Rescue & Rehabilitation.
Sunday morning brings a great display of British cars and exploring vibrant Old Town Clovis. The autumn “Clovis Antique and Collectibles Fair” will be just north of the car show. Explore the antique shops and get lunch at an Old Town restaurant. Check out the "Birds of Prey" display by Fresno Wildlife Rescue. “Entrants Choice” show winners will receive very nice awards and any entrant can drive away with some super raffle prizes.
Entry in this year’s Clovis British Car Roundup helps support the Fresno Wildlife Rescue & Rehabilitation Service. Their volunteers provide emergency medical and restorative care to native species of California wildlife. They care for orphaned or injured wildlife ranging from wild birds to mammals. Their volunteers visit school classes, scouts, service clubs and other venues to introduce people of all ages to a variety of wildlife.
More info: online at valleybritish.org
October 14: Downtown Alameda Classic Car Show
What: The Downtown Alameda Classic Car Show is one of the best car shows in the San Francisco Bay Area, featuring over 400 classic vehicles on display in Alameda’s historic downtown district.
Registration will be available late summer.
More info: online at www.downtownalameda.com/Classic-Car-Show
October 14 - 15: Sixth Annual British Fall Classic in Morgan Hill
What: The Sixth Annual British Fall Classic car show will be held downtown Morgan Hill on Sunday, October 15, 2017. The local Tour will be held the day before (Saturday, October 14th) and On the Road Again Classics will again be hosting a wine reception for show registrants and their guests.
This juried show will feature exquisite British classic cars represented by revered marques such as Rolls Royce, Aston Marten, Jaguar, MG, Morgans, Triumph, Austin Healeys and more. You don't want to miss out so be sure to put October 14 - 15th on your calendars now!
The Title Sponsors are again Ladera Grill Restaurant and On the Road Again Classics. Other sponsors to date include Heritage Bank, Hagerty Insurance, and Guglielmo Winery.
Proceeds from this event will go to local nonprofit organizations, including Community Solutions, a comprehensive non-profit human services agency serving South Santa Clara County, San Jose, and San Benito County. Since 1972, they have helped several thousand people of all ages who have faced significant challenges (such as mental illness, domestic violence, sexual assault) and others at risk through prevention and education services.
They need volunteers!
The British Fall Classic would not be possible without the generous volunteers who donate their time and talent to making the show a success! There are many opportunities for your involvement. On the day of the show, volunteers are needed for: parking, judging, clean-up etc. The day before the show, people are needed to help with: the tour, registration, and the reception. If you are willing to help out in any way please contact Mary at email@example.com.
More info: online at www.britishfallclassic.com
2018 NON-GGAHC EVENTS
June 10 to 16 2018: European Healey Meeting Five, Black Forest 2018
What: The Austin Healey Owners Club of the Netherlands (AHOC NL) and the Austin Healey Club Switzerland (AHCS) are initiating and organizing the European Healey Meeting (EHM) which will be held from June 10 to 16, 2018. As communicated at the EHM in Scotland 2013, the location chosen for this event is situated between the Alsace in France and the Black Forest in southwestern Germany. A truly diversified area for great driving, impressive culture and fun.
The fifth EHM will be celebrated in style and nobody will have to be refused. Plenty of capacity is available including hotel accommodations and camping facilities within the same complex.
As in the past, it is recommended and essential to book as early as possible. Registration will open early 2017.
More info: online at www.euromeet2018.com