Welcome to the Healeysport website
Healeysport is the motorsports centre for the Austin Healey Club UK and this website is dedicated to keeping Healeys racing.
Notice is hereby given that the Healeysport AGM will take place on Saturday 19 November 2016 at the De Vere Village Hotel Swindon at 2.30 pm. All members of Healeysport are most welcome to attend.
The end of the 2016 race season will be celebrated with our Presentation Dinner and prize giving. This year's awards dinner will be a special celebration, so please put the date in your diary and join the drivers, partners, friends and sponsors for a great evening.
The event will take place at the Village Hotel, Shaw Ridge Leisure Park, Whitehall Way in Swindon (Just off Junction 16 on the M4). Tickets have been held at £45 per person (the same price as the last few years) which includes entry to the event, the awards dinner and half a bottle of wine per person, plus dancing until the small hours. For those staying at the hotel, and most do, we also have a private dining facility for breakfast on the Sunday morning, to enjoy the hotel's excellent buffet in quiet and friendly surroundings.
To see the menu and book your tickets, click on this link application form and download the form. Send your cheque and completed form to Andrew Taylor at the address shown at the bottom of the form. If you require accommodation, call Village Hotels on 01793 279470 (use phone options 2 & 3) and quote reference "Heal 191116" to get the discount room rates of £74 for a double room including breakfast or £66.50 for a single room. These rates will be held until 4 November - so please book early.
Now in its fifth year, this extraordinarily popular and well attended Classic Meeting seems to touch something in all of us. Following on from the hugeness and glitz of the well known International extravaganzas at Goodwood, Silverstone, Brands, Donington and Oulton, perhaps it is the accessibility of this informal West Country race meeting at this high speed Club Circuit that so appeals.
Once again Healey Driver International have been invited to stage an all-Healey challenge race to run alongside such august company as the VSCC pre-wars, F3 500s, the FISCAR series, Formula Juniors, The JEC, the HRDC Saloons and the Historic Aston Martins.
This year, with mixed feelings of sadness, great love and respect, we shall commemorate the passing of the mighty Allan Cameron who died in January of this year. Allan was the technical support behind Healey Driver International as well as its General Manager and it is fitting that he should be remembered in the HDI Challenge race at this year's Autumn Classic as well as at the Prescott Hill Climb meeting the following day.
Allan's family, Carol, Neil and Drew have very graciously made three magnificent trophies available to commemorate the event, trophies which the winners will be able to keep in perpetuity to remember the very special contribution Allan made to the Healey competition movement over the years as organiser, driver, participant, car preparer and encouraging parent behind the racing efforts of both sons, Neil and Drew.
The Allan Cameron Memorial Invitation Challenge Race for Healeys and Austin Healeys. A 40 minute race in two cumulative heats of 20 minutes each. Optional dual driver. No pit stop. Entries are at the Organiser's discretion and sponsored by Bill Rawles Classic Cars Ltd of Four Marks, Hampshire www.rawlesclassiccars.co.uk
Class A for 100M and 100S four cylinder cars (if three or more 100S cars enter, a separate class will be run for them)
Class B for 100/6 and 3000 six cylinder cars
Class C for Works, Period and Special Bodied Sprites
Class D for Warwick Healeys
For an entry form, click here to download the form or email email@example.com or call the Healey Driver International Race Office on 01453 542087 or 07710 028163. To download a copy of the 2016 HDI regulations please click here or click on the Regulations tab in the HDI Racing menu above.
Trish Cecile-Pritchard has been awarded, for the second year running, the Len Terry Trophy for her "Best Performance in an Historic Car" in 2015 and received the award from no less than Suzi Perry who presented the BBC's Formula One series last year and Ray Newell from Oakwell Management Services Ltd.
This is a fantastic result for Trish and due recognition by the British Women's Racing Drivers Club for her efforts in her Austin Healey 3000, where she came third in the Big Healey class in the 2015 Healeysport Championship.
Trish will be out again this year competing at a number of venues around the UK in our championship. Well done Trish.
Starting from this (2016) season, Healeysport can now offer Jensen Healey drivers the chance to take part in the Healeysport Speed Championship in a class dedicated to Jensen Healey cars. The regulations that have just been agreed with the MSA allow for any Jensen Healey - Roadster or GT - that is a standard road car or to a reasonable level of modification to take part. With its modern, Lotus designed, 2 litre, 16 valve, twin cam engine contained in a lightweight body these reasonably priced, pre 1976 cars will be competitive in road legal form, so with some modification they will be very competitive indeed.
This will also mean that we will have Healey cars from three decades in the championship, with the Silverstone's, 100's, 100/6's and Frogeye's from the 50's - the Sprites and 3000's from the 60's and now the Jensen Healey's from the 70's. Some would argue the golden era of British Sports Car production.
We have drivers signed up for the Jensen Healey class but are looking for more drivers to take part. So if you have a Jensen Healey and would like to find out more email Paul Baker on firstname.lastname@example.org Alternatively, check out the regulations for the championship and the technical regulations for the cars (menu option above) and get in touch.
The 2016 challenge will be a 13 round championship series with two Healey classes sponsored by Bill Rawles Classic Cars (BRCC) and two Sprite classes sponsored by Peter May Engineering Ltd. In addition to the class awards, Cape International sponsor the award for the overall Sprint and Hill Climb champion. New for 2016, we have added a class for Jensen Healey cars and a separate class for Modified Sprites.
Our 2015 Overall Champion was Paul Baker - pictured right in his Austin Healey 3000.
Click on the Speed Championship menu above to see the 2016 events calendar and lots more.
Following a practice day at Curborough in March, the 2016 series will attend hill climbs at Gurston Down, Prescott, Loton Park, Shelsley Walsh, Wiscombe plus a weekend of hill climbing at Harewood. In addition, there will be sprints at Goodwood, Curborough, Silverstone and Castle Combe.
Each venue provides a different set of challenges to test the Healey driver's skill and abilities to the full. This series is open to any Healey driver with some or no motor sport experience and a car that can be either road standard or modified; over half the races will have target times set for each driver, to take into account the different abilities of the driver and their cars, so everyone has an opportunity to win a race. Although highly competitive, there is also a strong sense of camaraderie amongst the thirty or so drivers who regularly compete and the social aspect of this sport is very important to everyone.
Check out the 2016 Sprint and Hill Climb regulations and entry form to the championship by clicking on the menu above.
Do you own a Healey - Sprite, 100, 3000, Silverstone or Jensen Healey? Are you interested in getting more out of your car and doing something you have always considered but put to one side? Well, why not take part in a fantastic sport with some really friendly and enthusiastic fellow Healey owners. Take a look at our Beginners Guide to Sprinting and Hill Climbing (menu option above) and then send Paul Baker, our championship organiser, an email on email@example.com Alternatively, you can click on our Join Us menu option above and follow the prompts.
After another successful season in 2015, the MGCC Lackford Engineering Midget and Sprite Challenge overall winner was Richard Perry in his Class E MG Midget (pictured right in car no 14).
For 2016, the series sponsor will continue to be Robin Lackford of Lackford Engineering who also takes part in the series in his red Austin Healey Frogeye Sprite sporting no.57, also pictured right.
This series is open to MG Midgets and Austin Healey Sprites and there are five classes to choose from. Class A (Fully modified), B (Race modified) and C (Road Going) with the addition of the original Healey club classes of D (Healey spec - Part Modified) and E (Healey spec - Fully Modified).
The rounds for the 2016 Championship are yet to be agreed, but good grids are expected at all rounds, so come along to any of the events and witness what promises to be an electrifying series with close racing throughout the field.
This website holds all the Midget and Sprite Challenge race reports, pictures and race results. Find them by clicking on the Spridget Challenge menu at the top of the page.Top of page