[Healeys] Re Healey Clubs

David Nock healeydoc at sbcglobal.net
Fri Jun 4 09:39:21 MDT 2010

One more time, this discussion rears its ugly head. And you can  
guarantee that the old guards will always come back and stomp all  
over a great idea. To me it makes no sence at all to have two  
National Clubs both putting out a great magazine. The clubs are going  
to run out of resorces for quality people to do all these high paying  
jobs that are necessary for the clubs to work.

We must start looking at the future and not the past. If you look at  
cars of the past there was always a Model A Ford at one of the local  
shows, when was the last time you say a 1920s car at one of the small  
local car shows. The interest in them is gone since those that grew  
up around them are to old to drive or gone. If we are not careful our  
beloved cars and clubs will go the same way.

My personal opinion for a long long time has been to be ONE National  
Club with ONE magazine. There could still be two national meets east  
and west, then we could all get together for a International Meet  
every 10 years. Just like what has happened for the last 30 years.

Thats another thing there was a great tradition set back in 82 having  
an International Meet celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Austin  
Healey, this was repeated in 92 in Breckenridge, 97 in Park City and  
then the 50th in Lake Tahoe.

  Now we are coming up on 2012 and what would have been the 60th and  
I do not know what has happened. Are the EGOs to big that no one can  
say lets just all get along and have a repeat of the past meets.  Was  
the 50th the end of a tradition? I hope not but it will be hard to  
revive it in 2022 for the 70th if all these EGOs of we must keep it  
the way it was don't allow some changes and some new sites set for  
the future.

David Nock
British Car Specialists
Stockton Ca 95205


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