A classic piece of film showing an Austin Healey racing at Bonneville 1959
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
Monday 9th April to Friday 13th April 2018
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
Donald Healey Motor Company
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.