[Healeys] Birthday Greetings

Bruce Steele healeybruce at roadrunner.com
Sat Mar 16 06:43:45 MDT 2019

Ah, balance.  I am grateful my wife indulges the hobby without complaint,
though she herself is not a "car gal."  She doesn't go to car shows, drives
or rallies.  In fact, I've had my Healey coming up on 19 years and she has
ridden in it once.  She says she doesn't understand the fascination, but
she's glad I enjoy it.  This morning, while she is still snoozing (I hope),
I'm for a 6:00 a.m. departure to the 2-day Classic Car Show in Costa Mesa to
participate in the Austin Healey Association of So Cal display.


Bruce Steele

Brea, CA

1960 BN7


From: Healeys [mailto:healeys-bounces at autox.team.net] On Behalf Of Len
and/or Marge Hartnett
Sent: Friday, March 15, 2019 2:21 PM
To: AH Mail List <healeys at autox.team.net>
Subject: Re: [Healeys] Birthday Greetings



Perry, Bob, et al:    I have owned 15 vehicles in my lifetime, none of which
had a name.  I can't even say that I ever called any of them names.  That
included a 1932 Plymouth three window coupe that I put a V8 in (first car),
a 1941 Cadillac Fleetwood Continental, a Renault Dauphine that I drove for
four years while stationed in France (loved it on those French two lane
roads), a 1962 MG Midget (Christmas present from Mrs. H.), a Morris Mini,
and a 1980 Chevrolet van (dual fuel, gasoline/propane) that had 136,000 +
miles on it when purchased.  We modified it a bit as a camper and drove to
Alaska and back.  Those and the others were very satisfactory transportation
filling our needs at the time.  But - The Healey does have a name.  Wife,
Marge, named it "The 1st Mrs. Hartnett".  She claims that I pay more
attention the car than I do to her.  It would not be in the best interest of
a happy marriage to argue with her about it.  I just try to keep it in


And I will be participating in the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Old
Sacramento with the United British Sports Car Club tomorrow.


(The Other) Len
Fairfield, CA, USA
1967 AH 3000 MkIII, HBJ8L39031



----- Original Message ----- 

From: rd_parker at juno.com <mailto:rd_parker at juno.com>  

To: thehartnetts at earthlink.net <mailto:thehartnetts at earthlink.net>  

Sent: Friday, March 15, 2019 5:58 AM

Subject: Re: [Healeys] Birthday Greetings


Give her a name; "it" sounds like a science fiction film I once saw.


Bob in Bellflower, CA.


On Thu, 14 Mar 2019 22:27:40 -0700 "Len and/or Marge Hartnett"
<thehartnetts at earthlink.net <mailto:thehartnetts at earthlink.net> > writes:


Happy Birthday HBJ8L39031. Fifty three years and 218,583 miles young.  Its
birthday present - a pair of new rear resonators.  I can hear it saying
"thank you".


(The Other) Len
Fairfield, CA, USA
1967 AH 3000 MkIII, HBJ8L39031


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