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

Torque of the North - April 2022

Austin Healey Club Northern Centre's Newsletter

Hi ,

Last week in March saw me out in the Healey with top down and 20 degrees!  Time for a service and getting ready for Drive It day, I’ll be joining Yorkshire at Colne, so fingers crossed on weather.  Seems like Mike Stonier has been dusting down his own collection (below), even getting the Club trailer into the picture.
News from around the North
After a fantastic turnout last year, we are expecting another great event in 2022 at Gawsworth Hall on 2nd May, so contact Jonathan on treasurer@ahc-northern.org.uk for full details of how to get hold of tickets.
The AHC Northern Centre has up to 10 free tickets (worth £39 each) for car and occupants at the “Yorkshire Elegance Celebration Day”.  If you are prepared to display your Healey on the Northern Centre stand at the event, remember all types are wanted on the display.   Celebration day is on Wed 20th July at Bowcliffe Hall just South of Wetherby.  More details on Northern centre 
website: http://www.ahc-northern.org.uk/  Contact Doug: chairman@ahc-northern.org.uk or Jeff: membership@ahc-northern.org.uk 
Trevor Gammage has been busy with our “Northern toolbox” purchasing tools & setting up the website page so members can see them and understand how they can be used.  Keep an eye on the Northern Centre website for more news and launch of the webpages.
For those attending the Gold Cup at Oulton Park, The process for discounted tickets has opened on the MSV website.   Basically, you need to open an account with MSV (or sign-in if you already have one) on their website to buy your own tickets, but you should also bid for the AH Club Stand discount (50% off car and driver) on that site. If, like me you don’t understand all that, give Mike Stonier a call & he’ll talk you through it!
DRIVE IT DAYS  Sunday 24th April,
  • Yorkshire Drive It day: Starting at Colne and driving through the Trough of Bowland to Morcambe for Lunch.  Jeff has received 24 confirmations and is asking everyone to confirm their lunch choices by Saturday 2nd April please.  Let Jeff know ASAP 07800 974418
  • North Wales Drive It day: Meet at the Tweedmill, St. Asaph, back row of the car park at 10.00am in time for a coffee.  Moving off at 10.45 to 11am (so we don't all end up in convoy) lunch will be at 2.00pm.  Please, only apply if you intend to take part, if it's pouring, please come in a tin top. Jill asks that you let her know ASAP so that she can book numbers: 07766 706554 or WhatsApp
Remeber to order your Rally Plates on the FBHVC website at £10 each.  https://www.fbhvc.co.uk/news/article/drive-it-day-rally-plates-for-sale

Forthcoming events
  • Northeast Noggins have restarted at the Ridley Arms 7pm on the 4th Wednesday of the Month, Details from Jon and Jen.
  • Gawsworth Hall Bank Holiday Monday 2nd May in Gawsworth, Cheshire.   Email Jonathan on treasurer@ahc-northern.org.uk
  • Murray Scott Nelson of Scarborough have agreed to host a workshop visit by AHC members on 21st May after the visit it’s a drive up to Oliver’s Mount (England’s only real road racing circuit) with Lunch booked at Oliver’s Mount Café.  15 booked in, Call Jeff on 07800974418 if interested.
  • Tatton Park, Cheshire 4-5th June “Classic and Performance Car Show”. Contact Mike Stonier on 07941757648
  • New Event - Sunday 26th June 2022.  A drive to The Fat Lamb at Ravenstonedale for lunch. Jeff needs to give the Fat Lamb an idea of numbers so we can reserve places. If interested in this event can you let Jeff know ASAP - 07800 974418
  • Glamis Castle Scottish Transport Extravaganza Vast event, 9th & 10th July 2022, Club will be represented both days.  Contact Ian Walker on 0774014881 or at scotland@ahc-northern.org.uk
  • Newby Hall, Ripon lovely setting, with a huge turnout of up to 1500 classic cars.  On Sunday 17th July, website suggests the numbers will be limited to 500 cars.  Watch this space for more details. 
  • “The Cars the Star”, Holker Hall, near Cartmel, South Lakes, date confirmed as Sunday 17th July, we will have a Healey area at this event, speak to Phil Kershaw on 07836 622293
  • Oulton Park Gold Cup 29-31st July, for more information contact Mike Stonier on 07941757648
  • “Classics over Sands”, at Grange-over-Sands is on Sunday 7th August see https://classicsoversands.org for more information on the event or call Phil Kershaw on 07836 622293.  NB the entry list is half full already!
  • Passion for Power, Tatton Park Cheshire, 20-21st August for more details speak to Mike Stonier on 07941757648
  • 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.  Contact John or Jill on: 07766 706554 for more info.
Centre Contacts All our best wishes to those members attending the Peak District event at the end of April, after the event has been cancelled twice, I guess everyone is looking forward to a great time!

That’s all for this month, keep an eye on your local WhatsApp group for all the up-to-date info...