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Association of Healey Owners – Silverstone 70th Tour
8th September 2019Free
The Association of Healey Owners caters for Owners and Enthusiasts of cars that were built by the Donald Healey Motor company, in Warwick, UK, between 1946 and 1954. These cars are also known as Warwick Healeys or pre-BMC/pre-Austin Healeys.
Just to remind you, those cars are –
- Westland drophead coupe.
- Elliot 2 door saloon.
- Duncan 2 door saloon.
- Sportsmobile 4 seater open sports car
- Silverstone 2 seater open sports racing car.
- Tickford 2 door saloon.
- Abbot drophead coupe.
- Nash Healey 2 seater open sports car.
- Sports convertible/Alvis Healey.
The Silverstone model, designed to be a reasonably priced club racer, was launched in July 1949.
In recognition of that car’s seventieth anniversary members of the Association have decide to undertake a motoring tour taking in some historic locations associated with Donald Healey and his cars. At the same time taking the opportunity to say hello to members along the way. Members of the Healey Drivers Club are also welcome to join in at any stage of the tour.
Here is the itinerary –
Sunday September 1st
Classic Car & Bike meet Kings Arms Shouldham
Post code – PE33 0BY
Monday September 2nd
Drive the Norfolk Coast road stopping by the site of the Duncan factory and ending up in Maldon for dinner hosted by the Neil, Cass and Bob Collins – Post Code – CM9 4QE
Tuesday September 3rd
Drive to Ramsgate with a lunch stop meeting with Eric Hall at the Three Blackbirds, Blendon Rd, Bexley DA5 1BX. Eric was one of the previous owners and accomplished racing driver of ETR775 an Elliott recently restored and on the tour. Dinner and an overnight stay in Ramsgate staying at the Pegwell bay Hotel, 81 Pegwell Rd, Ramsgate CT11 0NJ
Wednesdays September 4th
Drive to the National trust home of Rudyard kipling, Batemans, Bateman’s Ln, Burwash, Etchingham TN19 7DS for lunch hosted by Bill Cakebread with a few other classic owners joining us.
Afternoon coastal drive to Bognor Regis for dinner hosted by Clive Willoughby at the Lamb, 144 Pagham Rd, Bognor Regis PO21 4NJ with overnight stay at The Aldwick hotel, 25 Princess Ave, Bognor Regis PO21 2QU. Display cars on private beach area at Aldwick Bay estate.
Thursday September 5th
Drive to Chalton Marshall for lunch hosted by Richard Bonham Christie at the Charlton Inn, Bournemouth Rd, Charlton Marshall, Blandford Forum DT11 9NH. Lunch is to be a buffet with a large number of local classic car owners joining us, including Roger Crouch with an extremely rare and pretty Alvis-Healey
Afternoon drive to stay in Exeter for dinner with local members, staying at the White Hart Inn, 66 South St, Exeter EX1 1EE. We will also be joined by members of the Healey Drivers Club
Friday September 6th
Morning drive to Perranporth and then onto the Healey Cyder factory for lunch.
Drive to The George Hotel, 1 Broad St, South Molton EX36 3AB for dinner with local members
Saturday September 7th
Drive to Marlborough area for lunch at the Waggon and Horses, Beckhampton, Marlborough SN8 1QJ hosted by Basil & Marjorie Sykes.
Short evening drive to Double Tree, Hilton, Cirencester Rd, Charlton Kings, Cheltenham GL53 8EA for dinner with local members
Sunday September 8th
Drive to Warwick and display cars in centre (approved permission of Warwick Council) for a few hours before heading home.