Late June, early July saw the bucolic hamlet of Eugene, Oregon experience a British invasion… of the four-wheeled variety… and ACM (in the form of yours truly and wife Denise) was there to record it. Over two hundred Austin-Healey enthusiasts descended on the town as part of “Healey Rendezvous 2010.” Cars ranged from lovable little “Bugeye” Sprites to every iteration of the so-called “big Healey.” A large contingent of rare Nash Healeys also made the trip to Eugene.
The annual gathering rotates between sites in California, Oregon, Washington and British Columbia and attracts Healey owners from across the land and several foreign countries. State based clubs act as hosts and event organizers.
This year’s meet kicked off with a rousing poolside “Margaritaville” party at Eugene’s Valley River Inn. Four days of tours, tech sessions, a car show and concours rounded out the rendezvous. Next year’s event will be held near Vancouver, Washington. If you have a Healey, or just like being around them, contact a regional club to get more information. As an aside, the Austin-Healey Club of Oregon will, for the second year in a row, visit the Annual LeMay Car Show & Auction this August 28.
Managing Editor, OpenRoad