The security and health of our visitors and volunteers at the Healey Museum are our top 1 priority. Due to the stipulations of the dutch RIVM and our government the board has decided to close the Healey museum for visitors until further due notice.
We ask your understanding for this decision.
Please frequently check our facebook page or website for further news.
The Austin Healey Owner’s Club Nederland and the Midget register from the MG Car Club in collaboration with the Healey Museum will organize a Spridget weekend on 5& 6September 2020. It will be a low budget weekend with the possibility to put your tent up at the Museum grounds. Costs per night only € 15,00 p.p. incl breakfast.
We are still working on the program and in April one will be able to register on-line.
The entry fee for a team will be between €120,- and €150,-. The entry fee will partly be determined by the number of participants, hence now this publication for the event. Are you almost certain that you want to participate in this weekend? Please let us know through the Healey Museum facebook page.
Friday afternoon – Arrival of camping guests.
Saturday – 10:00 a.m. Welcome Coffee and cake
11:00 Planned drive in the beautiful Vecht area.
14:00 Presentation in the Healey Museum
Archive will be open for participants
Flip Bruhl presentation
Election of the Spridget you prefer to take home with you
18:30 BBQ incl. in entree fee
Bar will be open till 24:00
Sunday – Breakfast in the Museum 9:00 – 10:00
Relaxed morning to talk about our cars
12:00 Award ceremony for the Spridget election
We are still in the process of expanding the program but would like to get an idea of the number of participants.
If you’re not going camping there are plenty of hotels nearby
* Back in the 60’s the old Austin Healey Club Holland (AHCH) and the MG club every year organized a drive between NL and GB. ‘Safety Fast’ was a saying used by Marcus Chambers (Competition Manager at BMC) and under this label the drives took place The MG club still uses the term ‘Safety Fast’. Because of this joint event together with the MG club the revival of the old term ‘Safety Fast’ seems appropriate. The younger generation must feel comfortable with the revival of old times.
Through our facebook pages you must have heard the great news that 54FAC will be competing at Le Mans Classic this year. Everybody is enthusiastic about the new effort of our team to become successful later this year! But as you understand this needs a great deal of preparation and team effort.
In this interesting English article from the Dutch Austin Healey club magazine you will find more information of these preparations with a test of the 54FAC in the open air at the air strip of Gilze Rijen in The Netherlands.
The Sprite room of Ray English from Australia displayed in the Healey Museum
With pride we wish to inform you that the Foundation Healey Museum has acquired the complete collection of Ray English, and this will be displayed in Vreeland in The Netherlands on short notice.
The first negotiations about the acquisition took place in 2017 when Ray was not yet prepared to relinquish of his life’s work. Now, 2 years later, en after consultation of John Sprinzel, Ray has decided that the Healey Museum offers a good place to preserve his collection for the next few decades.
It is unnecessary the express how thrilled we are about this acquisition. We are not the only Healey Museum in the world but as far as we know we now do have the largest Sprite memorabilia collection in the world! The personal archive of Geoffrey Healey with lots of Sprite documents from the race history already has been preserved in the Healey Museum for many years.
Together with the Sprite room collection they form a unique collection.
We expect to open up the collection for visitors as of January. A visit by Sprite enthousiasts therefor will absolute be worth the visit!
Attached some pictures of the Sprite room at the Healey Museum.