Torque of the North
The monthly newsletter of the AHC Northern Centre
March 2021

Torque of the North - March 2021

Austin Healey Club Northern Centre's Newsletter


Welcome to our second newsletter, we’ve news of progress with the Survey action plan, our second virtual noggin courtesy of “Zoom” and Gawsworth Hall, possibly our live event of 2021.
Following the survey (full results on the Northern Healey website) we’ve pulled together the following action plan:
  • We will add more regular Member drives: Some of these may involve very simple plans, for instance; we’ll notify dates in advance, and advise format and schedule.
  • We are looking to add more Noggin and Natters venues.
  • We will support Revcounter: Utilising Revcounter to advise members of future events as well as feeding interesting items into the magazine.
  • We will regularly update you: Using “Torque of the North” to keep Northern members abreast of events and news.
  • We want to recruit volunteers to help: The local sub-centre Officers and get involved with running local events, let us know if you’re “up for it”!
  • We plan to alter start times of Noggin and Natters: At the start and end of summer to make better use of daylight. 
  • Investigate more technical type help:  We are considering a number of ideas for tech support from utilising existing forums to more specific local support.
In February, we tried our first noggin and natter by zoom, which whilst not as good as the real thing (it’s bring your own drink) it was good to socialise again.  On 2nd March, we had our second noggin, attracting 14 members, including Faith & Paul from Switzerland!  I guess if it gets a bit too big it might end up like a Handforth Parish Council meeting...
Car shows are back for 2021!  Our first foray will be Gawsworth Hall, the beautiful setting for the Youngtimer Car Show on the late Bank Holiday 31st May.  This is “potentially” the first car show in the North West assuming covid restrictions allow.  Normally exclusive to vehicles from the Groovy 70’s to the Millennial, however, due to Covid-19, this year the entries have been extended to capture the older cars from the Classic era.  Please email Jonathan Pilkington at treasurer@ahc-northern.org.uk to register your interest
A final reminder if you wish to join our first three 45 minute “live” online presentations on Classic Engines, Modern Fuel - The Problems, the Solutions by Paul Ireland, you’ll need to be quick as the first presentation takes place on Wednesday 17th March at 8pm.  Please register your interest on the Austin Healey Club Northern Centre website.
That’s all for now, so look out for April’s Torque of the North, next month!