[Healeys] Thanks to those who do the "Healey Marque Magazine"

Simon Lachlan simon.lachlan at homecall.co.uk
Sat Dec 26 15:54:13 MST 2015

Agreed, abosolutely, re the spares/maintenance issues.

Don’t know the magazine; sure it’s as good as its reputation.



From: Healeys [mailto:healeys-bounces at autox.team.net] On Behalf Of josef-eckert at t-online.de
Sent: Saturday, December 26, 2015 19:02
To: Healeys, Forum
Subject: [Healeys] Thanks to those who do the "Healey Marque Magazine"


As an International member of the Austin-Healey Club of America I received Jan 2016 of the "Healey Marque Magazine".

Many thanks to all who do this absolute outstanding Healey Club Magazine. I really enjoy every issue I receive.

This issue Reid Trummel mentioned the change in our hobby from the time people bought Healeys new till nowadays where we maintain, work and use the Healey cars for fun in our leasure time. Most Healeys are no more original, but restored to keep them on the road and to enjoy them. Reid says we have reached the Post-Aftermarket-Restoration Era and it could be parts supplies will go down and are no longer a profitable business. I really doubt that, as we are approaching the second generation in restorations. Many cars were restored 20 years ago or even earlier and need at least a good facelift. I just did that with my Sprite and did all new in the engine bay and an overhaul of the engine and gearbox. Result, I received a Concours win this year. Car already won its class 16years ago at European Healey Meet.

So I think the classic car boom is going on and even accellerated here in Europe as money on the banks gives no profit and more and more enjoy the fun with a classic car. Parts supply industry sales reached an alltime high and are still going up. 

Healey events are well booked and more and more enjoy companianships and holidays together with other Healey enthusiasts, meeting old friends getting new friends. Only the ages of the average Healey owners worry me a bit, as it is far over the mark of 60 years.

What may also change is the connection to those worked on the development, production and race/rally preparation of Healey cars.  Most are no more with us and we can´t listen their interesting stories anymore, which is a shame, as it gave so many insights.

Sorry, I just want to thank the makers of "Healey Marque".


Josef Eckert




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