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

Torque of the North - July 2021

Austin Healey Club Northern Centre's Newsletter


Welcome to July’s newsletter, the big news this month is the appointment of Dave Sinclair as our own Technical Advisor.  We’ve also news of teaming up with another Centre to offer a tool hire service as well as the 2022 Northern Centre Mayday Weekend.

Sub Centre News

Northumbria - The next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday 30th June, meeting at the Cattle Market on the Hexham approach at 6pm.  Contact Jen on austinhealeyclubnorthumbria@outlook.com for more details.

Yorkshire - A successful experimental June Noggin was held at The Punch Bowl Inn, Marton-cum-Grafton with 10 Big Healeys and 2 Frogeyes. 
The July Noggin will be held at the home venue of The Black Horse Inn, Clifton, Brighouse from 7.30pm. Advance notice that the August 18th Noggin will be held at The Windmill Inn, Linton, Wetherby from 6.30pm.

North Wales - 2021’s second club meeting on 17th June saw a grand total of 12 Healey’s (see photo - line up & admire) on a lovely evening at Northop Hall Cricket Club.  John and Jill have a number of events lined up, contact them on: 07766 706554.
Scotland - Whilst Covid continues to cause issues; Donald Gordon is keen to get Noggins moving again in Scotland.  Give Donald a call on 0141 887 1979

Northern Centre Mayday Weekend 2022 - Peak District

Running 29th April to 2nd May 2022, the event is being held a new 4* hotel, The Tytherington, with a full catalogue of events.  Saturday is a run through the North Peaks, with interesting stops; Monday covers a route through the South Peaks (Chatsworth).  Whilst the event is already heavily booked (from last year) some spaces are available.  Contact Paul Johnson on chairman@ahc-northern.org.uk or 07785 790710.

Technical Adviser

We saw from our survey that Technical advice was fairly critical to all of us, so its great news that Dave Sinclair has offered his services.  Dave is a motor engineer and lecturer, offering advice on all things Healey, standard and modified.  Doug McClymont and Robert Thornburrow are busy setting up the IT side, as contact will be run through a page on the Northern website.  We hope to have everything “up and running” from mid-July.

Tool Hire

Doug McClymont is working, with another Centre, to combine efforts and allow Northern members access to their specialist tool hire.  We’ll have more in the next “Torque” in August.

Forthcoming events

  • Bowcliffe Hall, Wetherby; 14th July is the 60th Birthday bash for the E-Type, although Jeff advises there will be lots there for Healey enthusiasts see our website for more details.
  • Newby Hall (nr Ripon) 10+ Austin Healeys entered at The Newby Hall Classic Car Show on Sunday 18th July.

    For more details on Newby or Bowcliffe contact:  jeff.hollinshead@ahc-northern.org.uk or 07800 974418
  • Tatton Park, Cheshire; August 21st and 22nd, contact Mike Stonier on 07941 757648, still places available and the usual superb barbie planned!
  • Cars the Star, Holker, South Lakes; Sunday 11th July.  We hope to have some space for Healeys, subject to Organisers.  Please use the following link to order tickets: ticketsource.co.uk
  • Loton Park, Shrewsbury 26/27th August, Hill climb with Healeys present. Looks to be an interesting event. More details on: www.hdlcc.com
That's all for this month, enjoy the weather and look out for August Torque of the North.