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Action Planner Admin Your Action Planner for the months ahead ...

Events organised by the AHC, or with significant AHC involvement, are colour-coded thus (click box to filter):
If you find any errors, or have an event you think should be listed here, please email
Watch this space for late additions and changes.
Please sign-in to the Members' Area to see contact phone numbers

[FULLY BOOKED] Cedar Court Hotel Harrogate.  Paul Johnson
Members can enjoy a 50% discount off advance prices for all ticket types for themselves and their passengers when they book to bring a display vehicle for the club's stand. Lunch time parade laps will be available to book. For booking instructions and AHC specific link: MSV BOOKING. Booking deadline 21st April.  Robin Astle
Rounds 1 & 2 - Anglesey  Paul Baker
will start and finish at Copythorne Parish Hall. Two runs, a short run of ~40 miles, for the older, or less reliable vehicles, and a longer run of ~80 miles. Trophies for oldest car, furthest flung traveller, and best matching costume and car, as well as a quick quiz. Entry is for any car manufactured 40+ years ago may be made by email to or  Event Organisers
at Stody Hall. Free entry for classic cars which must be onsite between 09.30 and 11.00 Stody Estate, Melton Constable, Norfolk, NR24 2ER. Contact Steve for arrival and parking details.  Steve Everest
Limited places available for members in a AH car Club area amongst range of vintage vehicle exhibits on Lady McAlpine's private estate for a festival of great music and delicious food all whilst raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support!  Jerry Wilson
19 May 2024'SPRING SPIN'
Drive out and pub lunch.  Dave Griffin
We will meet there for 10.30am for tea/coffee and biscuits, then have a walk around the gardens and grounds of the charming 1790 Cottage Ornee which is grade 2 listed and on the edge of the Test River. We will finish refreshments around 11.30am and wander around to see the apple tree blossom and varied garden displays, and go and see the Alpacas. Lunch will be served at 1.00pm in the newly refurbished conservatory (the bar will be open for drinks if required). The costs for the package at this time is £29.50/head for the garden entry & lunch. A Booking form is available on our website but note the closing date is the 3rd May  Jim Finch
Rounds 3 & 4 - Prescott  Paul Baker
A hosted tour of the new Bremont Manufacturing & Technology Centre, set in the heart of the Chiltern valley where Bremont watches are at the forefront of British craft watchmaking.  James Ansell
(OX15 5NY). [DATE CHANGE]. Visit to the famous Victorian Tower Brewery, which is celebrating it's 175th anniversary in 2024. Parking right outside the listed building itself, a guided tour of the brewery, complete with working steam engine, and sample some of the beers. Join us for lunch too at the on-site café afterwards if you fancy it. (Lunch not included in the price of the tour). Please contact Rob for further details and to book your place(s).  Rob Hudson
This is our first visit this year to Tatton Park. It is always a great weekend with opportunities to visit stalls and displays, meet other members and enjoy food from the BBQ. Space is limited so book your tickets at least 4 weeks before the show by emailing me as otherwise we cannot guarantee you a place on the stand and it would unfortunate if you had to be asked to display in another area.  Mike Stonier
This was a last-minute addition to the programme last year which proved to be a very successful highlight of the AHC Scottish calendar. Based in Lauder, TD2 6RU, this show is a must for all members based in the old stomping ground of the Border Reivers. Richard Spalding has kindly agreed to take on the organising of a club stand and he needs the details of entrants and cars by 5th April to secure a pitch.  Richard Spalding
Rounds 5 & 6 - Harewood  Paul Baker
This is an old favourite with the club. No need to book in advance £5 cars. Email for more details.
For the third time this intimate gathering of classic cars with food and craft stalls will take place on the famous Crammer in the centre of Devizes.  Colin Dimbylow
Arromanches, Normandy. [FULLY BOOKED] Four day trip that takes in all key historic sites from this momentous day 80 years ago: The D-Day Landing Beaches code named Omaha, Utah, Gold, Sword and Juno, as well as Pegasus bridge and parts of the German AtlantikWall.  Phil Lloyd
Rounds 7 & 8 - Gurston Down  Paul Baker
Elford Hall Gardens, Church Road, Tamworth, Staffordshire B79 9DA. For details and booking visit the Midlands Centre website.  Charles Macnamara
An evening gathering with our Allsorts friends at the Empress of Blandings. More details to follow.   Jim Finch
Car club displays, classic car racing and lunchtime parades are the highlight of Thruxton Historic event. Enjoy discounted tickets then park up trackside - in conjunction with Southern Western area.  Barry Marsh
A few days in the Beautiful 'Garden of England' staying at The Village Hotel, Castle View, Forestal Road, Maidstone, ME14 3AQ. Visit the World Famous Leeds Castle, The Historic Dockyard at Chatham with optional visits to Local Attractions. Good Food, Good Wine and Excellent Company. To Book Your Place go to  Southern Counties Centre
[DATE CHANGE] - Round 2.  Mes Edwards
We are planning to visit Longford Castle at Bodenham (just outside Salisbury). As we are classed as a Special Interest Group we can drive ourselves there and park at the front of the Castle. We visited it in 2019 - it is a very interesting private home not available to the general public except a few set days each year. The guided tour will start at 10.30 and lasts 2 hours. The cost of the guided tour is £16.00 pp. There are only a limited number of places so you must book before 1 May to avoid disappointment. After the tour there will be lunch at The Radnor Arms, Nunton. Bookings to be made directly to David Tofts who will then forward the lunch menu to you when it is available.  David Tofts
at the Three Counties Showground, Malvern. Celebrity guests, specialist traders, autojumble, bar and live music, concours, autotest & driving displays, plus much more. See for full details. For AHC discount code, see Members' Area of AHC Website.  Event Organisers
A local gathering of classic, vintage, sports, supercars and unusual vehicles, with free entry. Takes place at the Broadstone Recreation Ground, Lower Blandford Rd, Broadstone, BH18 8NZ. E-mail for more information and entry details.  Richard
9 - 11 July 2024MID WEEK BREAK
The Royal Oak, Betwys-y-Coed, North Wales. For details and booking visit the Midlands Centre website.  David Broughton
We are returning to this exciting event in 2024. To enter go to “Wallop Wheels and Wings 2024”. Do Not, repeat, DO NOT HIT Book Tickets Tab as this is for the members of the public, not exhibitors and car clubs! Scroll down to “Car Registration”, click that tab and complete registration form. Don't forget to enter the car club “Austin Healey Club”. You will need the driver’s and passenger’s passport and driving licence to hand to book. Please let me know that you have booked your place on the Club Stand so that we can have a sufficient number of cakes.  David Tofts
The Strathmore Vintage Vehicle Club will hold their 48th Scottish Transport Extravaganza in the magnificent grounds of Glamis Castle. This event is regarded as the premier vintage motoring spectacular in Scotland and is one of the largest of its kind in Britain. Contact Ian Walker to book your place on the AHC Stand.  Ian Walker
Round 9 - Lydden Hill  Paul Baker
Please let Clive know if you are interested. He suggests NOT buying tickets just yet until he has contacted them about Club Stands.  Clive Cocks
The National Concours will return to Yorkshire Elegance again this year, this time at Grantley Hall near Ripon, HG4 3ET. The concours will take place between 10:00 and 15:00. Entry costs £10, payable in advance. Entry forms online in My Concours on the National Website. Contact Charles Fraser Macnamara to make payment.  Charles Fraser-Macnamara
Northern Centre have once again been asked as a partner to display our cars at the growing and ever more prestigious Yorkshire Elegance in the sumptuous grounds of Luxury Grantley Hall near Ripon. More details to follow but save the date.  Jeff Hollinshead
Club display area. Select "The Austin Healey Club" when booking on  Robin Astle
We’ve decided to run a picnic rather than a BBQ this year for the annual Centre Concours. As last year, it will take place at the Scout field in Copythorne (just down the road from the Empress at What3Words ///caps.slang.fond). Please bring your own drinks and food. This year, we plan to create suggested routes for a planned drive from a couple of locations in the Centre. More details to follow. We’ll aim to eat at around 1pm. As is traditional, if some of you would be good enough to bring along cakes for afternoon teas, that would be superb. And again, we will also hold the annual Centre Concours after we've eaten.  Jim Palmer
A celebration of all that's best in British boat building from a bygone era; Featuring the largest display of traditional boats in Europe by the banks of the River Thames, Fawley Meadows in historic Henley-on-Thames.   Richard Kidson
(ideal for new members).  Jeff Snell
has invited us to their inter-club meeting which will take place at 19:00 in the grounds of IBM, Hursley Park Rd, Hursley, Winchester SO21 2JN. For a number of years they have been meeting here with friends from other car clubs and want to open this up to a wider number of people with a good opportunity to meet members of other car clubs.  Jim Finch
This years BBQ and drive is planned to start and finish at Gawsworth Hall in Cheshire with a bespoke guided tour of this unique Tudor hall in the morning and our own private BBQ in the beautiful grounds after the drive. More details to follow but save the date.  Douglas McClymont
26 - 28 July 2024OULTON PARK GOLD CUP
Details to follow.  Mike Stonier
Organised by the Wessex Branch of the Variety Club Children's Charity at Wolvercroft Garden Centre near Fordingbridge, Hampshire which will include catering, entertainment and a limited number of stalls. If you would like to attend please inform David Tofts who can coordinate entry and numbers.  David Tofts
For application form visit the Southwest web site. Entry forms to reach Paul by 24th May.  Paul Mead
Round 10 - Goodwood  Paul Baker
Cathedral Green is again booked for the show. Entry forms will be available to CDCCC club members from mid January and non-members mid April.  Robert Ransom
A real favourite this, registration for Hebden Bridge is open and expected to be fully booked rather quickly. Our cars are suited for the Group P: post war cars 1941-1966 category on Sunday 4th Aug. Book in at: and let Jeff Hollinshead know you’ve booked!.  Jeff Hollinshead
In association with Healey Drivers Club. £12 per car for each entry. Payment to  Peter Cresdee
You can now register your vehicle online at . The cost for entering is £5 per vehicle plus the Ticketsource booking fee. Should be excellent as usual.  Clive Cocks
In conjunction with HSCC featuring vintage vehicles, historic racing and music & performers from 1950's - 1980's. Club stand on Sunday the 11th of August. Contact Murray Shand for details and to book your free ticket giving: driver’s name, vehicle make and model, reg & email. Closing date 5th July.  Murray Shand
In the beautiful Edwardian town of Grange-over-Sands overlooking Morcambe Bay. Great day out for all the family with over 300 cars & bikes on show and stalls & activities. See for more information.  Phil Kershaw
13 - 14 August 2024TRIP TO MID-WALES
2 night hotel stay.  Steve Rundle
17 - 18 August 2024PASSION FOR POWER
This will be our second visit to Tatton Park this year. Hopefully the sun will be shining and we will have a fabulous weekend enjoying one another's company, food from our BBQ and all that this show has to offer. Space is limited so book your tickets at least 4 weeks before the show by emailing me as otherwise we cannot guarantee you a place on the stand and it would unfortunate if you had to be asked to display in another area.  Mike Stonier
Drive out through Cotswold countryside to enjoy Afternoon Tea in Blenheim Palace's Spencer Churchill suite as well as visiting the historic Palace and its Gardens.  James Bennett
24 - 25 August 2024SPEED CHAMPIONSHIP
Rounds 11 & 12 - Loton Park  Paul Baker
RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire is the largest station of the Royal Air Force- families day is a chance to get up close with the RAF Air Transport Fleet new and old on the ground and as flypasts.   James Bennett
In association with Healey Drivers Club. £12 per car for each entry. Payment to  Peter Cresdee
14 - 15 September 2024KOP HILL
The Kop Hill Climb is in Princes Risborough, Buckinghamshire. The climb originally took part between 1910 and 1925; The resurrected event is now in its 15th year. Dedicated parking area for AHC members.  Richard Kidson
14 - 15 September 2024SPEED CHAMPIONSHIP
Rounds 13 & 14 - Shelsley Walsh  Paul Baker
Round 4. To include a visit from approx. 25 French Owners and their Classics.  Mes Edwards
15 September 2024MEMBERS BBQ
Venue - Helen House, Great Cornbow, Halesowen, West Midlands, B63 3AB. For details and booking visit the Midlands Centre website.  Charles Macnamara
21 September 2024TRIP ON THE K&ESR
with Cream Tea.  David Colwell
Celebrating 70 years of MG’s and Austin Healeys Racing at Castle Combe. Castle Combe Circuit’s classic Race Day with Vintage Cars on display throughout. Booking code for Club Display Passes can be found in the Members' Area of the club website or on the ad in RevCounter.  Rob Hudson
Round 15 - Curborough  Paul Baker
Race Day Air Show brings together icons of the aviation and the motor vehicle industry for a dramatic day of action both on the grass runway and the Bedfordshire skies.  Ian Foster
19 October 2024AGM
to be held at the Royal Oak, Andoversford, GL54 4HR. Tea & Coffee from 6:00 pm followed by the AGM at 6:30. Optional meal afterwards. Please contact Tony to register your attendance in advance if possible, and to see a menu.  Tony Alden
16 November 2024AGM
The Annual General Meeting at 11am followed by a buffet lunch after the meeting.   Richard Kidson
30 November 2024LAYING UP SUPPER
An early heads-up for our annual end-of-season event.  David Tofts
17 December 2024CHRISTMAS MEAL
Christmas lunch at a local independent premium pub.   Peter Freeman