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May 8, 2021:  Logie Trail Tour

July 10 British Day at Sherwood Cars and Coffee

Austin Healey Club of Oregon members, mark your calendar and bring your Healey and let's show off our cars. Cars & Coffee happens every Saturday from 8am to 11am rain or shine.  But July 10th is British Car Day, and that is us!

Keep an eye on the Cars & Coffee facebook page for details.

June 19 Second Annual Founders Run

Ever wonder who started our great car club? Want to enjoy touring rural Clackamas County? Want to be able to take over a small town's Main Street and display your car? Well, this is the event you want to participate in! A typical Club event: Good folks, amazing cars and interesting things to do. 

Remember, you can attend any club activity even if you do not show up in your Healey!

2021 Austin-Healey Club of Oregon Founder’s Run

Date: June 19, 2021

The Founder’s Run will be a fun day of scenic Healey driving, a short public showing of our cars, lunch at a roadside pub restaurant, and a second scenic drive back to the original departure point. We will meet in the Oregon City shopping center parking lot at 10:15 AM. A Driver’s Meeting will be held at 10:30 and depart at 10:45. The drive will be to Estacada OR, about 25 miles. The Healey’s will be on display on the main street downtown. At about 12:30 PM we will drive a couple of miles to the Viewpoint Pub. After lunch drivers will be free to leave for home or follow the tour lead Healey back to Oregon City.

 

May 8, 2021: Logie Tour

Logie Trail Tour gathering. Nine Austin-Healeys,                 Getting instructions on the upcoming tour.

2 Porsches, 1 Alfa Romero, 3 BJ9’s.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Austin-Healey Club of Oregon (AHCO) just did something we haven’t done for more than a year, I.e., a road tour of some of the beautiful Oregon countryside.  The tour was a loop of roads including a segment of very old road called Logie Trail.  The route was suggested by long time Oregon resident and AHCO member John Stevens. The history of the trail was difficult to document, not even the OR Historical Society had records of the Trail and maps of it were hard to find.  However, local opinion is it may have been a game trail and used by early native American tribes.  Eventually it was paved probably 80-90 years ago for motor vehicle transit over the crest of the hills west of Portland.  The Trail crosses a ridge hills separating the Beaverton/Hillsboro area on the south side to the Columbia river side on the north. John and I explored the Trail to evaluate it for drivability and safety for Healeys.  We found much of the Trail has been resurfaced and maintained by the county.  However, five miles or more of the steepest part of the road remained as originally paved. The original segment is a narrow, two lane (almost) , unmarked steep grade with multiple curves, several 180º switchbacks.  My Healey was the lead car of the tour.  When we got to the steep oldest section I took it slow mostly in 2nd or 3rd gear avoiding failed and poorly patched pavement.  

The tour initiated from a large shopping center parking lot where we could gather safely  and organize the drive (Figures 1 & 2 ). A driver’s meeting was held, a map and list of turn points were handed out.  Since this was the first tour in a long time and with several new club members we also had a review of Touring Etiquette 101, eg., show up with full fuel tanks, each driver is responsible for the car behind, if traffic lights split up the tour group the leader will slow, may pull over and wait for rejoining, drivers of separated cars will speed up to rejoin, etc.  The day of our tour these reminders helped. We made a very nice tour alternating through several open fields and forests with mottled sunlight and complete overhead tree canopies.  After arriving on the north side we drove a short distance of freeway to Newberry Road, a steep undulating paved road back up and over the west hills terminating the tour loop at a popular road house, the Rock Creek Tavern (Figures 3 & 4). We all had a very good time.  One of the best parts of club road trips and tours is the camaraderie, storytelling, car talk, technical discussions that occur over a meal and beverages.  I believe club activities like the Logie Trail tour are a critical component of successful car clubs. 

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December 8, 2019:  Holiday Party, Grand Hotel, Salem OR

Members Marilynne Schneider, Gale & Alice Nelson, Sheila & Jack Jakobsen enjoying the lobby at the G
Members Marilynne Schneider, Gale & Alice Nelson, Sheila & Jack Jakobsen enjoying the lobby at the G
Alice & Marilynne continue their discussions
Alice & Marilynne continue their discussions
In line for early refreshments are Charlie Frazer, Reid Trummel, Gale Nelson & John Carter. Kent Lam
In line for early refreshments are Charlie Frazer, Reid Trummel, Gale Nelson & John Carter. Kent Lam
Members arriving & selecting seats at the party tables
Members arriving & selecting seats at the party tables
In line & facing the camera are Jim Maguire, Randy Stone & Bill Bolton.
In line & facing the camera are Jim Maguire, Randy Stone & Bill Bolton.
Jaci Koeber & John Carter leading the members in a fun & challenging game. Kathy Frazer was the fina
Jaci Koeber & John Carter leading the members in a fun & challenging game. Kathy Frazer was the fina
Seated at one of the tables are Bob Wiley, Tom Santee & Kent Lambert.
Seated at one of the tables are Bob Wiley, Tom Santee & Kent Lambert.
Members gathering lunch.
Members gathering lunch.
Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays to Bill & Pat Bolton & all members of the AHCO
Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays to Bill & Pat Bolton & all members of the AHCO

November 9, 2019:  World of Speed Cars & Coffee Museum Tour

November 9, 2019. Hagerty Insurance, West Coast Director, Kyle Francis, hosted the AHCO attendance a
November 9, 2019. Hagerty Insurance, West Coast Director, Kyle Francis, hosted the AHCO attendance a
The BJ8's of Mark Schneider and Charlie Clist received several compliments from Healey admirers. App
The BJ8's of Mark Schneider and Charlie Clist received several compliments from Healey admirers. App
World of Speed Curator set the stage for the museum tour. The Featured marque of the day was the For
World of Speed Curator set the stage for the museum tour. The Featured marque of the day was the For

October 11–13, 2019

The exposed rocks in the surf zone below the Agate Beach light serve as haul out resting areas for P
The exposed rocks in the surf zone below the Agate Beach light serve as haul out resting areas for P
Seven miles north of Yaquina Point is the Agate Beach Lighthouse.
Seven miles north of Yaquina Point is the Agate Beach Lighthouse.
The Yaquina Point lighthouse in Newport OR. The residence of the lighthouse keeper has been restored
The Yaquina Point lighthouse in Newport OR. The residence of the lighthouse keeper has been restored
The weekend of October 11-13, 2019 the Austin Healey Club of Oregon traveled to the Agate Beach Inn
The weekend of October 11-13, 2019 the Austin Healey Club of Oregon traveled to the Agate Beach Inn

September 12–15, 2019:  Northwest Meet, Sequim WA

A scene from one of my favorite places to go, i.e., Port Townsend WA.
A scene from one of my favorite places to go, i.e., Port Townsend WA.
Jaci & Jill Koeber, Marilynne Schneider and Judy Carter "shoppin"on Water St in Port Townsend.
Jaci & Jill Koeber, Marilynne Schneider and Judy Carter "shoppin"on Water St in Port Townsend.
A few of the 30 Healeys participating in the 2019 NW Healey Meet. The Cascade Club hosted one of the
A few of the 30 Healeys participating in the 2019 NW Healey Meet. The Cascade Club hosted one of the
Saturday morning at the NW Meet the Healeys filled the Cars & Coffee gathering in downtown Sequim WA
Saturday morning at the NW Meet the Healeys filled the Cars & Coffee gathering in downtown Sequim WA
NW Meet tour to Crescent Lake was well guided and attended. The groups stopped in Port Angeles for p
NW Meet tour to Crescent Lake was well guided and attended. The groups stopped in Port Angeles for p
Crescent Lake is close to Port Angeles WA. The Lake is surrounded by tall peaks of the Olympic Mount
Crescent Lake is close to Port Angeles WA. The Lake is surrounded by tall peaks of the Olympic Mount

September 6-8, 2019: All British Field Meet

ABFM 2019 Healey corral. About half of the Healeys were AHCO.
ABFM 2019 Healey corral. About half of the Healeys were AHCO.
The Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe is a classic of the late -'60s. This one a Factory Five replica with
The Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe is a classic of the late -'60s. This one a Factory Five replica with
ABFM shares the week with SOVERN vintage racing. Sprites were the only Healeys on the track.
ABFM shares the week with SOVERN vintage racing. Sprites were the only Healeys on the track.
Another view of the Healey corral. AHCO meeting was held in the corral mid-afternoon.
Another view of the Healey corral. AHCO meeting was held in the corral mid-afternoon.
Rain showers were as common as Mini's, the featured marque. This guy left no doubt this one was vint
Rain showers were as common as Mini's, the featured marque. This guy left no doubt this one was vint
ABFM Sunday is an annual swap meet & sales of British autos.
ABFM Sunday is an annual swap meet & sales of British autos.

August 11, 2019

About 250 friends and family joined in the memorial celebration for our friend George Koeber.  We wi
About 250 friends and family joined in the memorial celebration for our friend George Koeber. We wi

June 22, 2019: Founders Day event Estacada OR

The Austin-Healey Club of Oregon was founded in 1975 by 33 Healey enthusiasts. On Saturday June 22nd nine of the original group, led by Gary Mengis organized a full day of Healey touring along the Clackamas River, a car show and poker crawl in Estacada, OR and  a lunch at the Viewpoint Restaurant.  Nearly twenty Healeys started the day by meeting in the Oregon City Shopping Center, made the loop returning to the Oregon City around 4:00 pm.  Three holders of winning poker hands won  blue hoodie sweat shirts featuring the Healey wings and the title of the event.  Over lunch members of the AHCO discussed the days activities and proposed  the Founders  begin making plans for another Founder’s Day in July 2020.

Healeys gathering at Oregon City Shoppin
Healeys gathering at Oregon City Shoppin
Healeys at show in Estacada
Healeys at show in Estacada
Healeys on Broadway in Estacada, OR
Healeys on Broadway in Estacada, OR
Healeys parked for lunch at Viewpoint Restaurant
Healeys parked for lunch at Viewpoint Restaurant
HCO members ordering lunch at the Viewpoint.
HCO members ordering lunch at the Viewpoint.

Jun 8, 2019: Sherwood Auto Show

Sherwood Auto Show
Sherwood Auto Show
Sherwood Auto Show
Sherwood Auto Show
Sherwood Auto Show
Sherwood Auto Show
Sherwood Auto Show
Sherwood Auto Show

Jan 12, 2019: Cars and Coffee at Commonwealth Classics

John Carter and Charlie Clist standing near a very nice Jag and an exceptional Morgan Plus 8.
John Carter and Charlie Clist standing near a very nice Jag and an exceptional Morgan Plus 8.
Commonwealth Classics early British tool kit. Sooner later you will need a bigger hammer.
Commonwealth Classics early British tool kit. Sooner later you will need a bigger hammer.
Outside Commonwealth Classics - a nice variety of British marques.
Outside Commonwealth Classics - a nice variety of British marques.
Our hostess for the Cars and Coffee gathering handing out the raffle prizes
Our hostess for the Cars and Coffee gathering handing out the raffle prizes
The Technical Session covered brakes basics, design, typical problems and answered.
The Technical Session covered brakes basics, design, typical problems and answered.