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The 2019 National "Windmill Rally" will be held in Palmerston North.
Click the Rally logo to find out more about our rally


History

The Austin-Healey Car Club of New Zealand is one of the older Austin-Healey Clubs in the world. It was founded in 1972 by Mark Donaldson and before long, a small and dedicated nucleus of owners had been formed. In December 1972 the new club held its inaugural General Meeting and in early 1973 it became legally incorporated.  The Club now operates throughout New Zealand from five main centres (Auckland , Tauranga, Wellington , Nelson, Christchurch and Dunedin). The Club caters for Austin-Healeys, Jensen-Healeys and Austin-Healey Sprites. Unlike many Austin-Healey clubs in other parts of the world, club members maintain a registry of both big Healeys and Sprites. The club publishes a bi-monthly (January, March, May, July, September, November) club magazine "Healey Torque" which offers; technical tips, various contributions, for sale, bits & pieces, roundup of events (past and upcoming) and any other contributions that members wish to make.


Mark Donaldson and Bernie Huynen check out Ross Cammick's 1959 BN7 on a cold wet morning at Turangi during the Club's first rally over Queen's Birthday Weekend, June 1973

Aims and Objectives

The Club was set up to provide for the needs of those interested in the Austin-Healey marque, for activities, service and restoration support, promotion and sharing of knowledge and experience.  In practice, this now covers:

  • regular meetings and runs in five main centres of New Zealand
  • sharing information through bi-monthly magazine 'Healey Torque'
  • production and sale of regalia
  • a National Rally every second year around Easter
  • register of Healey's and members in New Zealand
  • promotion of the Healey marque

Additionally, through the many enthusiast members, there is a wealth of technical advice on all facets of maintenance and restoration of our magnificent Healeys.  Some members are active professionally supporting the Austin-Healey marque through restoration and/or parts supply.  Practically every model of Austin-Healey is included in the club, including a 100S (AHS 3908) once raced by the late Ross Jensen.

In practice, while the club was founded to support the Austin-Healey marque, Healeys of all types are welcome.  A Healey-Elliott and Jensen-Healeys have featured in events and we'd love to see a Nash-Healey or Silverstone!  Ownership of a Healey is not required to join the club and many members own 'humble' BJ9s (non Healeys) of every description.  All that is required is that 'peculiar' passion for the Austin-Healey marque.  We encourage prospective owners to join the club first to avoid an expensive 'mistake'!  To achieve the aims and co-ordinate this activity the club is registered in New Zealand as an incorporated society and has an executive which is elected at an annual general meeting.

Joining our Club

Apply to join the Austin-Healey car Club of New Zealand by simply downloading our membership application form below, fill out your details and send it to the address annotated on the application form.
AHCCNZ Membership application form

Club Rules
The rules  of the Austin-Healey Car Club of New Zealand Inc

Upcoming Club Events

Jul
25
Wed
2018
9:00 am Auckland Wednesday Wander
Auckland Wednesday Wander
Jul 25 @ 9:00 am
Wednesday Wander Join AHCCNZ and Club Lotus on the last Wednesday of the month. This takes the form of a short drive to a venue e.g. Museum, waterfront walk etc followed by coffee in a …
Aug
6
Mon
2018
12:00 am Auckland Hidden Hibernator – Fir...
Auckland Hidden Hibernator – Fir...
Aug 6 @ 12:00 am
Now well established are our monthly “Healey Hidden Hibernator” club nights in Auckland.  Join us for a good meal, drinks & fun at Alexandra Park Raceway, Greenlane West.
Aug
7
Tue
2018
6:00 pm Christchurch Meet and Eat @ Racecourse Hotel (Hoofbeats Restaurant), Racecourse Road, Yaldhurst
Christchurch Meet and Eat @ Racecourse Hotel (Hoofbeats Restaurant), Racecourse Road, Yaldhurst
Aug 7 @ 6:00 pm
1st Tuesday of every month from 6.00 pm at  Racecourse Hotel (Hoofbeats Restaurant), Racecourse Road, Yaldhurst – see our Facebook page for directions
Aug
21
Tue
2018
6:30 pm Dunedin Chat ‘N’ Chew
Dunedin Chat ‘N’ Chew
Aug 21 @ 6:30 pm
Chat ‘N’ Chew.  3rd Tuesday of every month at 6pm for Oct to Apr and 6.30 pm for May to Sep.
6:30 pm Nosh, Noggin-n-Natter @ The Loft, The Stables Tavern and Restaurant, 1 McGlashen Street, Richmond
Nosh, Noggin-n-Natter @ The Loft, The Stables Tavern and Restaurant, 1 McGlashen Street, Richmond
Aug 21 @ 6:30 pm
3rd Tuesday of every month @ 6:30pm except January at the Loft, The Stables Tavern and Restaurant, 1 McGlashen Street, Richmond.
Aug
26
Sun
2018
all-day MG’s on the Track 2018 @ Hampton Downs Motorsport Park and Event Centre, State Highway One, RD 2, Ta Kauwhata, Waikato 3782, New Zealand
MG’s on the Track 2018 @ Hampton Downs Motorsport Park and Event Centre, State Highway One, RD 2, Ta Kauwhata, Waikato 3782, New Zealand
Aug 26 all-day
MG MOTORSPORT REGISTER AUCKLAND INC. MG’s on Track 2018 We are all set up for the 2018 track day.  It will be held on Sunday 26th August at Hampton Downs on the small circuit we …
all-day Wellington Vintage Car Club 50th...
Wellington Vintage Car Club 50th...
Aug 26 all-day
The Wellington Vintage Car Club is holding a car display to celebrate their 50th anniversary at Queen Elizabeth Park ( about 100 vehicles ) on the 26th August 12-4 pm. There could be up to …
Aug
29
Wed
2018
9:00 am Auckland Wednesday Wander
Auckland Wednesday Wander
Aug 29 @ 9:00 am
Wednesday Wander Join AHCCNZ and Club Lotus on the last Wednesday of the month. This takes the form of a short drive to a venue e.g. Museum, waterfront walk etc followed by coffee in a …
Sep
3
Mon
2018
12:00 am Auckland Hidden Hibernator – Fir...
Auckland Hidden Hibernator – Fir...
Sep 3 @ 12:00 am
Now well established are our monthly “Healey Hidden Hibernator” club nights in Auckland.  Join us for a good meal, drinks & fun at Alexandra Park Raceway, Greenlane West.
Sep
4
Tue
2018
6:00 pm Christchurch Meet and Eat @ Racecourse Hotel (Hoofbeats Restaurant), Racecourse Road, Yaldhurst
Christchurch Meet and Eat @ Racecourse Hotel (Hoofbeats Restaurant), Racecourse Road, Yaldhurst
Sep 4 @ 6:00 pm
1st Tuesday of every month from 6.00 pm at  Racecourse Hotel (Hoofbeats Restaurant), Racecourse Road, Yaldhurst – see our Facebook page for directions