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

Torque of the North - January 2022

Austin Healey Club Northern Centre's Newsletter

Welcome to January’s newsletter and a HAPPY NEW YEAR to everyone.
With Covid in the headlines again, clearly things haven’t started well for 2022, with some of our post-Christmas gatherings being disrupted.  However, WhatsApp has been humming with Santa’s Healey gifts and there is more news of events in July and August to start putting in your new diary for 2022.
News from around the North
I’ve picked off a few of Santa’s best from the Whatsapp groups, From Doug’s shiney new red (stretch) cover for his Healey to my own pottery Mk2 (the figure looks vaguely like me!).  Glen Ackroyd showed off his tinplate (I think) Healey, whilst Mike Robinson offered up his illustrated history of his BN2.
Events have been fairy sparse for members in Cumbria, then two have come along all at once.  The first, with a provisional date of Sunday 17th July is “The Car's the star” at Holker Hall, nearby to Cartmel.  Holker Hall is a superb venue, set in parkland next to the Hall itself. On Sunday 7th August is “Classics over Sands”, on the southern tip of Cumbria, in Grange-over-Sands, overlooking Morecambe Bay.  Both venues will open booking in early 2022.

Centre Contacts Forthcoming events
  • Cheshire - Late Christmas lunch Golden Pheasant, Plumley Moor Road, Plumley, Knutsford, WA16 9RX on Sunday 9th January 2022.  Contact Doug McClymont on 07940 313947.
  • Yorkshire Sub-Centre Late Winter Lunch Sunday 30th January 2022 at The Black Horse Inn, Clifton, Brighouse, West Yorkshire, HD6 4HJ.   Details in December and January Revcounter, Northern Centre Website & Torque of The North
  • Scotland - Plans are afoot for the late Christmas Lunch on 22nd January on the outskirts of Edinburgh.  Keep the date and  watch the website for more details.
  • Pease note the North Wales Christmas lunch has been cancelled.
  • Northern Centre Mayday weekend 2022 - Peak District Running 29th April to 2nd May 2022, this event is fully booked, to add your name to the sub list give Paul Johnson a call on 07785 790710
New for 2022
  • Gawsworth Hall in Cheshire has invited the AHC to its ever-popular Classic Car show and we are looking to man a stand there in May.
  • Murray Scott Nelson of Scarborough have agreed to host a workshop visit by AHC members in May and, if demand requires it, potentially a second visit in September.
  • In Perthshire, the AHCN are proposing to attend the Glamis Castle Scottish Transport Extravaganza possibly in July with dates to be confirmed by the event organisers.
  • In the North Wales sub-centre, planning is under way for the AHCN to attend Loton Park Hill Climb on the August Bank holiday weekend to support the Healeys taking part in the Healeysport Championship Round there.
  • We are looking to man a stand at “The car's the star”, Holker Hall, near Cartmel, South Lakes, in July, provisionally Sunday 17th.
  • Classics over Sands”, at Grange-over-Sands is marked in for Sunday 7th August see https://classicsoversands.org for more information on the event.  Phil our club secretary is on the organising committee, so will keep us in touch with developments.
That's all for this month, a happy New Year and fingers crossed for 2022!