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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.
December 8, 2019: Holiday Party, Grand Hotel, Salem OR
November 9, 2019: World of Speed Cars & Coffee Museum Tour
October 11–13, 2019
September 12–15, 2019: Northwest Meet, Sequim WA
September 6-8, 2019: All British Field Meet
August 11, 2019
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.
Jun 8, 2019: Sherwood Auto Show
Jan 12, 2019: Cars and Coffee at Commonwealth Classics