VCC National Day
Sunday 27th August 2017
Our Daffodil Rally for Cancer
Join other club members and other car clubs on a “Variety Bash” through our region. We will be travelling on three short routes through our major towns stopping at each town to show our vehicles to the locals. We are working with the Cancer Society who will be present at each of our stopovers .
Meet and register in Martinborough Square from 10 am. where you will be issued with the instructions for a short run starting at 10.30am and finishing at the South Wairarapa Working Men’s Club car park in West street Greytown.
The next stage is from the car park to the top end of Carterton. The final stage ends up in the Farriers car park in Masterton. At each town you will receive a new set of instructions. We will need volunteers for each stage.
All car clubs are being invited to join in the festivities and there will be a $5.00 levy on each car as our contribution toward the Cancer Society appeal.
Bernire Huynens Race Car is for sale. Background: This Austin-Healey, which started life as a tri-carb Austin-Healey BT7 roadster, was New Zealand’s fastest Austin-Healey when purchased by well-known Healey aficionado, Bernie Huynen. See The Huynen Healey for sale advert for further detail
The Austin Healey Owners Club of NSW is pleased to announce that the 2018 National Rally will be held at the home of Australian motor sport, the iconic Mt Panorama Racing Circuit in Bathurst. For the first time ever, the Rally will be held from Monday to Friday allowing guests more time to enjoy the picturesque countryside in and around Bathurst as well as extra opportunities to catch up with friends from other States and overseas. Reserve the dates in your diary now: Details can be found here
The business was founded in 1945 by Donald Healey, a successful car designer and rally driver. Healey discussed sports car design with Achille Sampietro, a chassis specialist for high performance cars and Ben Bowden, a body engineer, when all three worked at Humber during World War II.
The Austin-Healey 100 is a sports car that was by Austin-Healey built from 1953 until 1956. It was developed by Donald Healey to be produced in-house by his small Healey car company in Warwick and based on Austin A90 Atlantic mechanicals. Healey built a single Healey Hundred for the 1952 London Motor Show, and the design impressed Leonard Lord, managing director of Austin, who was looking for a replacement to the unsuccessful A90. Body styling was by Gerry Coker, the chassis was designed by Barry Bilbie with longitudinal members and cross bracing producing a comparatively stiff structure upon which to mount the body. In order to keep the overall vehicle height low the rear axle was underslung, the chassis frame passing under the rear axle assembly.