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Austin-Healey Club of Oregon 2001 Officers President:

Vice President:

Secretary:

Treasurer:

Allan Gross 8217 NE 71st. Street Vancouver, WA 98662 (360) 254-4527 agross9217@aol.com

Bill Massey 1628 NE Knott St. Portland, OR 97212 (503) 281-5236 wmassey3@qwest.net

Stephanie Hellickson 1618 Avon Way Forest Grove, OR 97116 (503) 357-8969 terryaviator@bigplanet.com

Gary Jackson 3118 Northridge Way Eugene, OR 97408 (541) 343-0117 gary.jackson@ eweb.eugene.or.us

Membership:

Activities:

Editor:

Regalia:

Mary Gross 8217 NE 71st. Street Vancouver, WA 98662 (360) 254-4527 agross9217@aol.com

Leon Hart 3085 SW 107th Ave. Portland, OR 97225 (503) 292-6510

Terry Hellickson 1618 Avon Way Forest Grove, OR 97116 (503) 357-8969 terryaviator@bigplanet.com

Pat Barron & Shirley Wilson 7229 SW Shady Ct. Portland, OR 97223 (503) 246-7545 mapabarr@aol.com

Advertising Mgr.:

Club Cordinator:

Librarian:

Club Address:

Tamara Auburg 7215 NE 61st Ave. Vancouver, WA 98661 (360) 694-7769 dauburg@vintagead.com

Bill Bolton 82923 Bear Creek Road Creswell, OR 97426 (541) 895-5576 FAX (541) 895-4091 tricarb@aol.com

Doug Auburg 7215 NE 61st Avenue Vancouver, WA 98661 (360) 694-7769 FAX (360) 694-7998 dauburg@vintagead.com

A-H Club of Oregon 82923 Bear Creek Road Creswell, OR 97426

Club Web Site: http://www.healey-oregon.org Contents: Club Activities Other Car Events President’s Message Membership Report Minutes Tech Sessions R2001 Reg Form Healey Hearbreak Ignition Northwest Meet Classified Ads

April Meeting Date: April 14, 2001, 10:30 AM Program: Clark County, WA tour. Meeting: Membership meeting will follow lunch at the restaurant. Dinner: Late lunch at Heller’s Restaurant .

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Cover This month’s cover shot was taken by Mark Schnieder of his pride and joy in some idyllic location.

Thanks for your Help Allan & Mary Gross, Stephanie Hellickson, Leon Hart, Mark Schnieder, Bill Bolton, Walt Harrison, Jerry Klinger.

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The official publication of the AustinHealey Club of Oregon, Healey Northwest, is published monthly for the benefit of its members. Articles which appear in Healey Northwest express the opinions of the author and do not express the official Austin-Healey Club of Oregon position on any subject unless specifically noted. We do our best to insure accuracy, but can not be responsible for any errors or omission of fact. Contributions are welcome on any subject related to Healeys, Club members, or of general interest to the classic car hobby. Material from Healey Northwest may be reprinted in other publications, provided credit is given to the author and source and reciprocal article use permission is offered by that publication. Please address correspondence to: Healey Northwest Editor Terry Hellickson 1618 Avon Way Forest Grove, OR 97116 (503) 357-8969 e-mail: terryaviator@bigplanet.com AHCO MEMBERSHIPS Membership in the Austin-Healey Club of Oregon is available to anyone with an interest in cars bearing the Healey marque. Individuals need not own a Healey to join nor is membership restricted to any regional, national or continental boundaries. Members are encouraged to participate in all Club activities. Winter activities are normally indoor technical sessions or social events. Summer activities are normally outdoors involving tours and car events. Calendar year memberships are available in person at any meeting or by mail: $25.00 per individual or couple (add $10.00 for international mail). Checks should be made payable to AHCO and sent to the Club Membership Director. DEADLINES The Healey Northwest submittal deadline is the 20th of the preceding month. 4

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AHCO Activities Calendar by Leon Hart Editor’s note: Some information or dates may change after originally published. Check the calendar each month for current information.

April 14, 2001 10:30AM Ladies & Gentlemen…..Start You Engines !!!! For the April meeting Kim and Missie Young have organized a tour in Clark County, Washington. We will meet at the 1st Independent Bank parking lot near the Clark County Fairgrounds off of I-5 at Exit 9. We will be leaving at 11:00 A.M. … so arrive early to get information and a map of our tour. If you miss us at 11:00 you can catch up at our first stop. We will turn left out of the Bank parking on Delfel Rd. Turn right on NW 179th, go under the Freeway to N.E. 10th. Turn left, go 3 miles north, then turn left to the Allen Sherman House @ 23100 N.E. 10th. We will stop here to enjoy a guided tour of the Antique Steam Engine Museum. We will then proceed on the tour that will take us on the back roads where we will have plenty of places to stop. We will take in the scenery along the Lewis River, through areas around LaCenter, and eventually along the Washougal River. We will finally end up in Camas and follow SR 14 to Washougal for a late lunch at Heller’s Restaurant @ 1834 ’E’ St. Washougal, Wa. Ph. No. 360-835-2488. (The menu has many reasonably priced menu selections including hot sandwiches, hamburgers, and salads). The membership meeting will follow lunch at the restaurant. Directions to 1st Independent Bank: Take I–5 to Exit 9. Turn west at the stoplight to Delfel Rd.; turn left. Turn right to the Bank parking lot. Preceding the tour there will be an Executive Board Meeting at Allan & Mary Gross’s house at 9:30 A.M. Off I-205 take the NE 83rd St Exit, turn west to Andresen Rd; turn left to NE 78th St, turn left. Go to NE Meadows Dr and turn right. Go to NE 71st St and turn right to 8217 NE 71st St, Vancouver, WA. Phone 360-254-4527. This will be a really great outing… but if you can’t make this meeting plan on attending the May tour and meeting. Larry Emerson & Norm Simpson have organized a Covered Bridge Tour in Oregon starting in Salem and finishing in the Albany area. u April 2001


Other Car Events 2001 AutoJumble April 29, 2001 7AM to 3PM The 5th annual All British Swap Meet will be held on the last Sunday of April, 2001. This event is inexpensive for exhibitors and free for buyers (not your purchases, just admission). The focus is on British car stuff. As before, the location is in the Montgomery Park parking structure for shelter in case of rain (what? in Oregon in April? c’mon!). Set the day aside for stocking up on parts and paraphernalia for or about your Healey. To get there from I-5 take I-405 to Route 30 - St. Helens - NW Industrial Area exit. Follow signs to Vaughn St., turn right on NW 27th. Enter parking lot from 27th. If you need more info contact Tim Foren at 503-287-2024. 2001 Portland Swap Meet May 4 - 6, 2001 The 37th annual (almost) “Always In April” Portland Swap Meet will be held Friday through Sunday, May 4, 5 and 6, 2001. The dates are in May this year due to the new building at the Expo Center not being ready in time. But all the same attractions will be there. Best of all, the dates don’t conflict with a Healey Club meeting this year. Hours are 7AM to 6PM Friday and Saturday, 8AM to 1PM on Sunday. Admission is $5 per day Friday and Saturday, $3 on Sunday. The place is the Expo Center at 2060 N. Marine Drive, Portland, Oregon. Come on out and find everything you haven’t been looking for! VRC of BC Historic Races May 26 - 27, 2001 Vintage racing in British Columbia. Races to be held at Mission, BC Canada. Contact Judy Buckingham, SOVREN, at 206-232-4644 for more information or e-mail rebjrmd@ix.netcom.com Pacific Northwest Historic Races July 6 - 8, 2001 Pacific Northwest Historic Races at Seattle International Raceway, sponsored by SOVREN. Knockoff to spoke excitement all weekend. Come see if Richard Mayor can outrun Ferraris and ‘Vettes again this year. Contact Judy Buckingham, 206-232-4644 for more information or e-mail rebjrmd@ix.netcom.com

Portland Historic Races July 13 - 15, 2001 Plan on catching the excitement, duels and grudge racing at Portland International Raceway as the SOVREN racing schedule continues. Lots of British racers, especially Healeys, will be on the track for your enjoyment. Get pre-registered and bring your Healey to the corral to get your parade lap around PIR. The July AHCO meeting will be held on Saturday after the races. Don’t miss this one. More information will be posted as it’s available. Forest Grove Concours D’Elegance July 15, 2001 The annual Forest Grove Concours D’Elegance will be held on Sunday, July 15 amongst the trees on the beautiful Pacific University campus in Forest Grove. Participants will be invited to Saturday evening festivities as well. For those with collectable vehicles for sale, a corral will be available for a small fee. Contact the Forest Grove Rotary for more details. Healey Rendezvous 2001 July 30 - August 3, 2001 Healey Rendezvous 2001 will be July 30th - August 3rd, 2001 at Riverside Resort in Grants Pass, OR, site of the Geoff Healey Memorial. This event is hosted by the Austin Healey Club of Oregon and sponsored by AHCUSA. Accommodations will be $86 plus tax with a river view or $69 without a view. It should prove to be a relaxing and enjoyable outing. Start making your plans now. Contact: Bill Bolton, 541-895-5576, email: tricarb@aol.com for more details. Full color meet and T-shirt logos, information and registration are available at the Rendezvous 2001 web page, http://www.healey-oregon.org/rendezvous2001/ (Continued on page 16) Healey Northwest

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President’s Message

Membership Report

by Allan Gross

by Mary Gross

It was neat to see more of us drive our Healey’s to the last monthly meeting. The weather was far from ideal but it seems we are all eager to get out and drive. Mary and I experienced a little dampness with our top down. She asked me why are we doing this? We don’t even get points any more! The tech session at the March meeting was great. It was both informative and held everyone’s interest. It was presented in a fun and understandable fashion. Thanks to Richard and Tom and we all really enjoyed the personal tidbits you both added. A special thanks to British Auto Works as our hosts and for their year round support of our club. After what I am sure were numerous phone calls and some anxious moments by Leon, the activity calendar for the year is just about finalized. It looks to be a fun year with some new hosts (thanks very much) and events spread out to occur up and down the I-5 corridor. Super job Leon and thanks from all of us. Speaking of activities, don’t wait too long before you make your arrangements for Healey Rendezvous 2001 and NW Austin Healey meet in September. In regard to the NW meet I did receive an e-mail from Joyce Toms that the cost of the “experience package” provided by Banjo Creek farms is $27 and not $37. Check your March Healey Northwest for the details of the “experience package” I can’t wait for both events. I encourage all of you to share your love experiences with the Healey with all club members. Just write up your personal story and send it to Terry Hellickson. He needs all articles and photos no later than the 20th of the month to meet his deadline. I wish you all the very best of motoring,

If you do not have your new membership directory by now, it should be there soon. Please let me know of any corrections for printing in the next newsletter. April Birthdays 1- Rick Baccus, Nancy Santee, Marjorie MacDonald 5- Deena Smith 6- Marilynne Schneider 9- Jean Bennett 10 Joan Krahmer, Kathy Dahle 11- Jim Averill, Carol Nielson 12- Tammy Gonzales 13- Doug Auburg 18- Dick Lynch, Ruth Chikalla, John Groth Sr 21- Ann Klinger 24- Bob Brunhaver 28- Debbie Haroun, John Rueter 30- David Goggin ?- Bob Johnson Please welcome these two new members when you see them. They are in the new directory. Larry Clemenson & Kymberly Randolph 7934 SW Capitol Hill Road Portland, OR 97219 Gene and Dolores Hollowell 14370 NE 72nd Avenue Vancouver, WA 98686 There is a correction for Bob Johnson’s e-mail address. It is correct in the new directory, but just in case you filed the old one somewhere, the correct address is webmaster@consultantbob.com.

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General Membership Meeting March 10, 2001 Minutes by Stephanie Hellickson The meeting was called to order 3:30 p.m. at British There will be an Executive meeting held in April before Auto Works in North Plains Oregon by President Allan the meet. It will be held at Allan and Mary Gross’ home. Gross. He thanked British Auto Works for hosting our If anyone has items they want discussed please contact meet and also thanked them for the $100 worth of mer- Allan or any of the club officers. chandise the donated for our Christmas charity auction He also thanked Richard Mayor and Tom Monaco for Editor, Terry Hellickson, reminded people that submistheir very informative tech sessions. We all came away sions for the newsletter are due by the 20th of the month for a normal month. For months when the meeting is a little more knowledgeable about our cars. earlier, an earlier date may be necessary. He also asked The February minutes were approved as published in for more Infatuation articles. He has not had one for several months. Members, tell us how you fell in love the March newsletter. with Healeys. We all welcomed new members, Gene and Delores Hollowell. This was their first meeting. They signed up Advertising, Tammy Auburn, was not present. that day. Long time member Larry Haroun was there Librarian, Doug Auburg, was not present. for only his second meeting in fifteen years. Hopefully Club Coordinator, Bill Bolton, was not present. Charity, Skip Monaco, had nothing new to report. we will be seeing more of him at future meetings. Regalia, Pat Barron, was not present, but for those who Membership, Mary Gross, is just finishing up the new ordered name tags, they will be available next meeting. roster. It will be out in a few weeks. If there is any new information she needed it within the next couple of days. ABFM committee, Tom Monaco, reports that there are We have about 190 members from the old list and there a lot of changes for this year and he will write a report for the newsletter. Triumph will be the honored marque are about 30 who have not renewed. this year and 250 Triumphs are expected. They are exTreasurer, Gary Jackson, reported a beginning balance pecting 850 cars on the field this year which if that hapof $22,871.83 with a total income of $2115.37 of which pens will make it he largest field meet in the United $1000 is the seed money from Austin Healey USA for States. There is a lot of financial support potentially Rendezvous 2001. Expenses totaled $434.91 giving us available from people like Moss Motors, Victoria British, Roadster Factory and many others who are watcha closing balance of $24,552.29. ing. We are running neck and neck with three other Activities, Leon Hart, reported that the April meet would meets. If we get our 850 cars this year we will be the be April 14th and will be hosted by Kim and Missy Young biggest. All this adds up to more money for the club. and would be a tour in Clark County possibly ending up at a Neon shop. In May Larry Emerson and Norm Rendezvous 2001 coordinator, Bill Bolton was not Simpson will lead a covered bridge tour starting in Sa- present, but is in need of a volunteer to assist the concours lem, go to Lyons and end up in Albany where we will judges with errands and keeping them supplied with meet in a as yet to be determined restaurant June will drinks. The Concours is Tuesday and Wednesday. Terry be hosted by John and Shirley Wilson, July will be the Hellickson brought up an omission on the registration Vintage Races; August will be the Rally Cross the River form. It should have a line for those who want to help II hosted by Tom and Skip Monaco and Chuck and Bar- sponsor Margo Healey’s visit. The registration form will bara Gowan; September will be ABFM; October will be be republished next month with the correction. hosted Bob Bollinger; November will hosted by Bill and Pat Bolton and December will be the Christmas Party There was no Old Business. There was no New Business. on Saturday the 1st. The meeting was adjourned at 3:50 p.m. Healey Northwest

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March 10th Tech Sessions by Bob Wiley ponents. He brought along an actual 100-6/ 3000 frame and most all the suspension parts. He took the group step by step through how the suspension is designed and how to improve and service the parts that need replacing as our cars age. Richard has been racing Healeys for a number of years so he was able to explain many modifications owners can

British Auto Works was a fitting location for two very interesting and important tech sessions which are safety related. Richard Mayor and Tom Monaco teamed up to put on two excellent tech sessions covering suspension, tires and wheels. The weather was a little damp but several Healeyยนs with tops down and up made the trip out to the North Plains area. Forty or so people were in attendance to learn all the tricks and service items for fine tuning and repairing a Healeyยนs suspension.

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Tom Monaco presented the second tech session covering proper tire sizes, wheels and the very important wire wheel hubs. Spoke wheels require proper care if one expects as smooth a ride as disk wheels. Worn splines, broken spokes, incorrect tire sizes can all add up to poor handling and major failures. Annual service to wheels and splines is recommended. The club meeting followed at about 3 P.M. after which about 30 people moved up the road to the well known Helvetia Tavern for their excellent food and beverage. Healey Northwest

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HEALEY RENDEZVOUS 2001 REGISTRATION FORM Name: (Last)_________________________________(First)_____________________________ Spouse/Guest________________________________ Address: _____________________________________________________ City: ____________________________State: ______Zip: ______________ Phone: (________)________________________________ email: _____________________________________________________________ Local/National Chapter Affiliation(s): ________________________________________________________________________ Children Attending (Names/Ages): ________________________________________________________________________ ALL PERSONS MUST BE REGISTERED in order to get the special room rates $80 [river view] or $62 [inside], plus tax, made available only to HR2001 registrants. Contact Riverside Inn for room reservations: 800-334-4567. Registration fee covers one car. Additional Healeys are $15.00 each.

Vehicle(s) to be registered (number of cars in each category) Bugeye_____ Square Sprite_____ Jensen Healey_____ Modified_____ Specials_____ BN1/BN2_____100M_____BN4_____BN6_____3000MkI_____3000MkII_____BJ7_____BJ8_____ Please indicate the number of persons interested in participating in the following: Hellsgate Jetboat Excursion______; Rally______; Popular Choice _______; Concours _______; Self Guided tours _______

ACTIVITIES – PARTICIPATION FEE # TOTAL Registration – Per Person (18 & over) until 6/1: $30 x ____ = $_______ Registration – Per Person (18 & over) after 6/1: $40 x ____ = $_______ Tuesday – Hellsgate Healey Rogue River Excursion and lunch at the OK Corral (each) $39 x ____ = $_______ Thursday – Catered BBQ (each) $21 x ____ = $_______ [under 12 years] (each) $13 x ____ = $_______ Concours Entry Fee (each) $25 x ____ = $_______ (To purchase Concours Rules Packet send an additional $25 to: Walt Blanck, 3350 Oak Dr., Ingelside, IL 60041— Phone 847-546-0141) If you would like to help pay for Margot Healey's travel expenses include $10 or so. $_______ REGALIA (sizes from S to XXL) Knit Golf shirt w/Rendezvous Logo: White _____ Ivory _____ Size ____ $33 ________ T-shirt w/silk screened Rendezvous scenery design Size ____ $15 ________ Healey Rendezvous Logo Patch $ 5 ________ (Other Rendezvous items available at the Regalia room) Total U.S. $ ____________ Check enclosed payable to: AHCO – Healey Rendezvous 2001 or: ____MasterCard ____Visa Acct. # ___________________________________________________ Expiration Date:______________ Authorized Signature: _______________________________________ Date: _____/____/2001 SEND TO: Pat Bolton, 82923 Bear Creek Rd., Creswell, OR 97426. Phone: 541-895-5576. Email: healeycat@aol.com or tricarb@aol.com ($20 will be retained for cancellation prior to 6/30/01 – No refunds after 6/30/01) 10

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Healey Heartbreak By Jerry Klinger On the evening of March 3rd, 2001, Saturday, just about midnight, in a quiet residential area east of Gresham, Oregon, something happened that strikes fear into everyone’s heart. The homeowner heard the smoke alarm in her house and went upstairs to see what was the matter.

good condition, both painted primrose yellow with black interiors and chrome wire wheels.

As she progressed to the upper part of her house she could hear a crackle and then see the flames coming

The owner didn’t belong to any auto clubs so not many people knew about these vehicles. They have been declared a total loss by her insurance company. What a sad sight to see! Don’t let this happen to you.

Both Healeys have been in her family for years. The BN-6 was a Valentine’s Day present in 1977 from her husband. They already owned the BT-7 at that time.

from here large screen television set located in her family room. She immediately called 911, but the fire was already out of control. The damage to her home and contents was extensive. The family room was located next to her garage, which contained a Ford Explorer, now completely melted, and two Austin Healeys. The Healeys were on a home stor-

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Yeeeee Haaawwwwwwww!! We’ve got ignition!!! By Walt Harrison Pretty much like I planned, after installing new spark plugs and the re-charged battery the old Sprite sputtered to life, again. There were, however, a couple of minor bumps. I collected one seat bottom, the parts box, the battery, a gas can, jumper cables, the rebuilt speedometer, my new case of Craftsman tools, the manual and headed out to the garage. I rolled up the cover and pushed the Bugeye out into the light of day, first time in four months. I removed the old plugs, gapped the new ones and then discovered that the new tool case does not have a deep

turned the engine off and pushed the Bugeye back into the garage and then headed home for the plug socket, some carburetor oil and Zoe. To quote a friend, “life is good”. Next stop is the detail shop to get it cleaned, washed and waxed. After that we’ll install the windscreen with the new glass and start to get the first shakedown miles dish spark plug socket. Bummer. So I hand tightened the new plugs, dropped in the battery, installed the speedometer and hooked up all the wires. I then turned the key, and was reassured to see the ignition light burning brightly and hear the whir of the petrol pump as the line and carburetors were filled. I really didn’t want to drive all the way home and back just for a spark plug socket, so guess what? Good old vice grips to the rescue. If you’re careful, you can get enough grip on the base of the plug and by flipping them over you can get enough successive swing to tighten the plugs; enough to start the engine anyway. of the season under our belt. The LaConner Tulip/Daffodil Rally in the Skagit Valley is only a few weeks away. I turned the ignition switch off and pulled the starter We should be ready, and grinning. knob for 10-15 seconds, to get the oil circulating a little in the engine block. Then I turned the ignition on again The detail shop did a great job getting the body washed and I pulled the starter knob ... five seconds later the and waxed. Without the windscreen the body was easier engine sputtered to life spewing blue exhaust as the oil to clean. I installed the windscreen and new wipers yesin the cylinders was burned off. After a few minutes I terday, so we’re ready for the seasonal shakedown miles. We’re looking forward to the Tulip/Daffodil Rally. 12 Healey Northwest u April 2001


16th NORTHWEST AUSTIN HEALEY MEET

Healey Family News by Bill Bolton

September 21-22-23, 2001

Margot Healey is a grandmother for the first time as her daughter, Kate gave birth to a son on January 31. Kate and husband, Nicholas Hewetson, have named their son, Hal Healey Hewetson. Mother and son are doing well RESERVATIONS 1-800-468-2781 (Add Banquet tick- and Margot is not spoiling her grandson. ets to Room Reservation) www.lakesidelodge.net, www.lakechelan.com, www.banjocreekfarms.com Margot has accepted an invitation to be a guest of honor at the Healey Rendezvous 2001 in Grants Pass. On September 21-23, 2001 the Cascade Austin Healey Club of Washington is hosting the 16th NW Austin Healey Meet in beautiful Lake Chelan at the Bestwestern Lakeside Lodge Inn. It’s on your left coming into town (right on Hiway 97) 2312 W. Woodin. What a lovely setting for our meet as you will see if you check out all the websites above for more information on the area. LAKESIDE LODGE AND SUITES BESTWESTERN CHELAN WASHINGTON

We have decided on a $10.00 Meet fee to be collected when you check in at the Friday night Welcome Reception. Don’t forget to sign up for the great evening we have planned at the Banjo Creek Farms when you make your reservations or upon check in when you arrive. Both the venues are BYOB. Be sure to mention the “Austin Healey Meet” to get the winter rate rooms they have set aside for us. The Banjo Creek Farms are giving us the “27.00 Experience Package” which includes your enjoyment of all the facilities, stagecoach-wagon rides, BBQ to remember and Entertainment for $27.00 plus tax, not including gratuity. BYOB with no corkage fees and they will supply glasses and ice. We will Tour the Lake Chelan area before going to the BBQ. The Chelan Hydrofest will also be in town on the Lake that weekend for your enjoyment. It should be an exciting fun weekend to end our Healey Season! Make your plans early as we have 50 rooms set aside at 69.00 Hope to see you all there!

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True Lawyer Story A Charlotte NC man having purchased a box of very rare and expensive cigars then insured them against fire, among other things. Within a month, he had smoked his entire stock-pile of these great cigars and without yet having made even his first premium payment on the policy, the man filed a claim against the insurance company. In his claim, the man stated the cigars were lost “in a series of small fires.” The insurance company refused to pay, citing the obvious reason: that the man had consumed the cigars in the normal fashion. The lawyer sued...and won! In delivering the ruling, the judge agreed with the insurance company that the claim was frivolous. The judge stated nevertheless, that the man held a policy from the company in which it had warranted that the cigars were insurable and also guaranteed that it would insure them against fire, without defining what is considered to be “unacceptable fire,” and was obligated to pay the claim. Rather than endure a lengthy and costly appeal process, the insurance company accepted the ruling and paid $15,000 to the man for his loss of the rare cigars lost in the “fires”. Now the best part: After the man cashed the check, the insurance company had him arrested on 24 counts of ARSON!! With his own insurance claim and testimony from the previous case being used against him, the man was convicted of intentionally burning his insured property and sentenced him to 24 months in jail and a $24,000 fine. This is a true story and was the first place winner in the recent Criminal Lawyers Darwin Award Contest.

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Jack Daniel's Southeastern Classic XV September 14 - 16, 2001 Hosted by the Middle Tennessee Austin Healey Club and Sponsored by Jack Daniels Distillery. This event will take place in and around historic Lynchburg, Tennessee. Be prepared for all of the usual events with a few surprises. Awards banquet is a must for all who love to eat, drink, party... keep in mind who's hosting! Mark your calendars now. More details to follow at a later date. For registration information call Susan Ralph at (615) 851-7356. NW Austin Healey Meet September 21 - 23, 2001 Cascade Austin Healey Club of WA. is hosting the 16th NW Austin Healey Meet September 21-23, 2001 at the Lakeside Lodge and Suites’ Best Western - 2312 Woodin Ave. Chelan WA. 1-800-468-2781 “NW AH Meet” for special winter rates. Check out: wwwlakechelan.comwww.lakesidelodge.net -More information later on Cascade club’s website. www.cascadeahc.homestead.com/ home.html Contact Joyce Toms 360 876-8236- Lois Buhman 425-228-2742. Maryhill Hill Climb September 29 - 30, 2001 The Maryhill Hill Climb will be run again this year on the historic Maryhill Loops Road. This event offers lots of good racing thrills and chills. A classic car show is held at the Maryhill museum on Saturday and actual racing is on Sunday. This is a fun event. Plan on spending the weedend. More details to follow. OPENROADS 2002 June 23 - 28, 2002 The OpenRoads 2002 Healey International will be hosted by the Golden Gate Austin-Healey Club. It runs from Sunday June 23, 2002 to Friday June 28, 2002 at the Horizon Inn and Casino, Stateline, Nevada on the South Shore of Lake Tahoe. The meet celebrates the 50th anniversary of the first Austin-Healey, the 100, and the popularity and longevity of all Austin-Healeys, AustinHealey Sprites and Jensen-Healeys, as well as all Healeys built prior to 1952. The low registration fee makes 2002 Lake Tahoe Healey International the perfect driving vacation. Registration is scheduled to begin July 1, 2001. Start making your plans early. This is gonna be a big one and you don’t want to miss it! For more information contact John Trifari, OpenRoads 2002, phone 408541-9608, FAX 408-541-9320, cellphone 408-373-6479 or e-mail john4@home.com u April 2001


Classified Ads Classified Ads are free to all paid up members of AHCO, the Austin-Healey Owners Association of BC and the Cascade Austin Healey Club, and $2.00 each to nonmembers. These rates do not apply to commercial ads. Ads normally run three issues unless renewed by the advertiser. O=AHCO, C=Cascade, B=BC. Commercial Ad Rates: Monthly payment: Full page: $30, 1/2 page: $18, 1/4 page: $10, 1/8 page: $6, Business Card: $4. Inside cover (f or b): Full page: $35, 1/2 page: $21, Back cover, 1/2 page: $24. Annual payment in advance w/monthly appearance: Full page: $300, 1/2 page: $180, 1/4 page $100, 1/8 page $60, business card: $40. Inside cover (f or b), full page: $350, 1/2 page: $210. Back cover, 1/2 page: $240. Non-member business classifieds: $5 per month per six lines. Commercial display ads will be rotated between various positions. (Max. sizes: Full: 7.5” x 10”, Half: 7.5” x 5”, Quater: 3.5” x 5”, Eighth: 2-1/8” x 5”, Bus. Card: 2’ x 3.5”.)

Cars for Sale 1959 BN4 100-6. Restored in 1984. 3rd place concourse in Monterey, 1985; 2nd place concourse at Whistler, 1986. Healey blue. Disk wheels. $17,500. Larry Dale (509) 946 2212. e mail: LDaleBT7@aol.com 1969 AH Sprite. Silver with black interior and top. New top, seats like new, padded interior panels, drives great and very dependable. A very straight body. $3,500. Extra parts also available - Sprite oil pan, transmission, taillights, Misc. Gene Lambert (503) 472-9139. 1959 AH Bug Eye Sprite. Original, very complete car with original 948cc engine. Needs complete restoration. Dean Willoughby (503) 286-4042. (O-12) 1963 Austin Healey BJ7. Basket case. Fairly complete though a badly rusted frame and instruments out; all or will part out. Also, an extra BJ7 rear shroud in fairly good shape. Esko, 253-813-9842, eskogc@halcyon.com. (O-5) 67 Austin Healey Sprite, right-hand drive, papers of shipment Hamburg to Portland, wires, several tops, recent rebuild top to bottom, eye catcher, good condition. Priced to sell @ $5,000. Contact Jerry at (503) 650-0396 or EMail aweese@cybcon. com (N-6) 63 Sprite (not Bug-Eye), great condition. Has both tops. Has 1277 engine, it and the running gear are in excellent condition as are the tires. Body is in good condition. Has been garaged. Drives very well. May be interested in a trade. $4000 or best offer. Contact Peter Shoemaker in the evenings at 294-1453. (N-7)

Parts for Sale Bugeye & Later Sprite Parts for sale as a package deal. Two Bugeyes parted out - - no chassis - - include steel bonnet, doors (3), seats, windshield frame, one engine apart, heater, starters (2), generator, transmissions (2), rear axles (2), front suspension, gages (5), brake drums (8), winged steering wheels (3), columns (2), 1/4 elliptic rear springs (4), and 6 boxes more. MkIII & IV parts include trunk lids (2), hood, grilles (3), fuel pump, disc wheels, rear axles (2), carbs and more. Kent Lambert (541) 386-2310 Hood River, OR. JKL531@aol.com. Bugeye Sprite Parts for Sale: 200.00 takes it all! Complete Bugeye Rearend with brakes, wire wheel splines/ knockoffs-brakes and drums -attached springs-shocks and struts- alternator- bonnet prop-rod-misc. nuts and bolts etc. Steve Toms stevenft@aol.com 360 876-8236 Austin Healey Engines 29D motor fits MkI 3000s, good runner $800. 29F motor fits BJ7 MkII, needs to be rebuilt, $400. 29K motor fits BJ8 MkIII, needs to be rebuilt, $600. Also have non-overdrive side shift transmission with excellent gears, $350. Call John Wilson, 541-933-2016, Marcola, OR Healey Parts 3 original (vg condition) AH hubcaps with Flying A. One original (vg condition) nose plate with AH in script. One rear deck 100-6 lighting chrome plate. Jim Nichols 818 766-6133, Los Angeles. (2-01) Healey Northwest u(Continued on page 18) April 2001 17


Classified Ads - Continued AH 100-4 Westlake cyl. head. TESTED. $800. Mike Long 604-786-0256 (cell) (2-01) AH 100 parts: Top frame $250, pair of perfect doors $250, windshield stanchion and foot $25 each, original grill and surround vgc $300. Tom Monaco, 503-245-0174; FAX 503-452-9953 ; e-mail: tomsimport@ipinc.net BJ7/8 windshield frame $200, top frame $200. Tom Monaco, 503-245-0174; FAX 503-452-9953 ; e-mail: tomsimport@ipinc.net Heavy Duty Poly Front Suspension Bushings for all Austin Healeys - big and small. Correctly done in black. Competitively priced. Tom Monaco (503) 245-0174. Heavy Duty Brake Shoes for all Austin Healey models. Impervious to all oils and fluids. Experience 25% better stopping power - cheap at any price. These can save your nose! Tom Monaco (503) 245-0174. Lightened flywheels for big Healey models. They really make a big performance difference. You need one if you want your Healey to perform better in the corners and on the acceleration profile. Only the material not being used is removed. BN1 - BJ7 $120 plus a $40 core charge. BJ8 $140 plus a $60 core charge. Packing and shipping is extra. Bill Bolton (541) 895-5576. New Side Curtain Pouches made of felt lined black vinyl from original pattern. $50 ea. John Wilson (541) 9332016 Hardtop windows for BN6/BT7/BN7. These windows are specifically manufactured of the treated poly-carbonate material used by the Indy race cars. They don’t fog or scratch like the currently advertised ones do! Fit it and forget it! You won’t need to replace it for years. $260 plus packing & shipping. Bill Bolton (541) 895-5576.

Wanted - Misc. Please help me find this book...Austin Healey 100 Super Profile, by John Wheatley. Please contact Jerry Klinger with any information you may have. My phone number is 503-665-8330, or my mailing address is 1027 NW 1st, Gresham, OR, 97030. WHAT FELL OUT OF THE BIBLE A little boy opened the big family Bible. He was fascinated as he fingered through the old pages. Suddenly something fell out of the Bible. He picked up the object and looked at it closely. What he saw was an old leaf that had been pressed in between the pages. “Momma, look what I found,” the boy called out. “What have you got there, dear?” his mother asked. With astonishment in the young boy’s voice, he answered: “I think it’s Adam’s underwear!” 18 Healey Northwest u

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