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Sadly due to COVID-19, there are no events taking place at the moment. Due to COVID-19, all Noggin and Natters are suspended until further notice.

Dedicated to serving the interests of members of the Austin Healey Club (UK) Limited who reside in the regions of Northern England, North Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Advice to Club Centres & Member in respect of the Corona Virus (COVID-19)

The Club National Executive (“NEC”) at its regular bi-monthly meeting held on the 15th March 2020 discussed and resolved to issue strong advice to all members and Centres of the club to minimise the risk to our members whose demographic age profile (probably in excess of 50% of the club are over or approaching 70) falls substantially within the categories of person at most risk from contracting the virus .

Whilst the NEC do not wish to be overly prescriptive, the strong advice of the NEC, the Directors and Officers of the club, is to follow as closely as possible the Advice given by the Government experts in the field.

As a result of both the NEC’s deliberations and the latest published advice, as recently as Monday late afternoon, the Clubs advice is as follows:-

  1. All face to face meetings with the exception of emergency or critical meetings of club members carrying out Club functions or activities should cease forthwith.

  2. All NEC, Centre Committee meetings and other sub group meetings ( Including informal meetings such as “Noggin & Natters” should be suspended.

  3. The NEC is actively researching video conferencing, conference call facilities and other alternative means of non-personal contact meetings.

  4. Social Distancing requirements should be observed as fully as possible in relation to all Club activities.

  5. Where Centres have outstanding Commercial obligations (to hotels, venues and other contractual obligations) it is suggested the organisers should attempt to re-negotiate the same and postpone scheduled events in to the next calendar year.

  6. With the above in mind the IHW Weekend in mid-July 2020 will be re scheduled to the next calendar year.

  7. Where possible, deposits and pre–payments where possible should either be returned to participants or carried forward against the re scheduled event. The Company Secretary, Charles V Fraser-Macnamara a retired commercial and litigation solicitor (Mobile Number 07836624663) will be available to assist any Centre Committee with any negotiations and agreements in that regard.

  8. We must be mindful that Hotels and Venues also face challenging times and if they are to retain future business they will have to be flexible in their negotiations.

The Club and its members are a voluntary organisation and we are blessed with a wide spectrum of expertise and experience and now is the time when we should be acting to protect our members and to ensure the survival of the club. Financially the Club is secure and can weather this “Storm” and with the full co operation of all our members we will do so.

Where members are aware of other members in their area who may fall into the vulnerable groups outlined in the Government advice, we would urge members to keep in contact with them (by non-direct physical contact ) such as a phone call or e-mail to see that they are safe and well - we are sure this would be appreciated . Indeed, there may be other practical assistance that can be rendered to self-quarantining members without risk to your own health.

Hopefully these measures will not last for more than 4-5 months or so and we can then resume our club activities in full. In the meantime, it may be a great opportunity to commence/complete that long awaited overhaul of our beloved Healeys!

With all our Best wishes to all Club Members,

Tony Curran
Chairman
&Charles V Fraser-Macnamara
Company Secretary

Dated 17th March 2020
Austin Healey Club Limited

Thomas Atkinson

It is with great sadness that the Austin Healey Club Northern Centre Committee hear of the death of Northern Centre member, Thomas Atkinson from Cumbria.

Our thoughts are with his family and close friends at this difficult time.

Jun6-7Classic and Performance Car Spectacular at Tatton Park

This event has been postponed by the event organisers

The Classic and Performance Car Spectacular is one of the UK’S most loved classic car shows, celebrating the golden age of motoring. Enthusiasts can view some of the finest cars ever made, with more than 2000 classics on site. There is something for everyone! Buying or selling? Don’t miss their famous classic car autojumble. More than 90 car clubs will exhibit their vehicles alongside superb examples owned by private exhibitors.

For more details about the show see www.tattonclassiccarshow.com.

We will be having our usual club stand and BBQ. Contact Mike for tickets. See Event Calendar for contact details.

Current information from the organiser's website indicated that they are intending to merge this event with the Passiont For Power Show on the 15th and 16th August. Please see their website (link above) for the latest information.

Aug15-16Passion for Power Classic Car Show at Tatton Park

Passion for Power is a huge show featuring everything the discerning classic car enthusiast could ever want. The Show offers the perfect opportunity to look at hundreds of exotic supercars and find everything you could ever want or need at the various trade stalls.

For more details about the show see www.tattonpassionforpower.com.

We will be having our usual club stand and BBQ. Contact Mike for tickets. See Event Calendar for contact details.

Aug29-31Oulton Park Gold Cup

The Oulton Park Gold Cup is the circuit's signature event - and much more than your average historic race meeting, with a plethora of themed off-track entertainment. For more details see www.oultonparkgoldcup.com.

Contact Mike for tickets. See Event Calendar for contact details.

May Bank Holiday Weekend 2019 Report

This year our weekend took place on third to sixth of May and was organised by Paul and Jacqui Johnson and Mike and Bernadette Stonier. The event was held in the Scottish borders based at the Dryburgh Abbey hotel. The original building was built in 1845 as the private residence of the Baillie family. The hotel is well situated being yards from the abbey ruins with the final resting places of Field Marshal Haig and Walter Scott More...