Hi David ,
Donald Healey's son Bryan uses the nic name "Bic" .
Legion has it that when BMC broke its ties with the
Healey family , BMC also withdrew its support of the
Austin Healey factory sanctioned club in England .
Bic was the president of the club at the time and was
given many documents pertaining to the marque for the
club to archive . It's interesting to hear that Bic shares
the same affections for the sprite as his father .
BTW just so that no one thinks I'm anti "Big Healey"
some of my earliest memories are of being driven around in my dads BRG
100-4 . (the most Handsome
of Healeys <IMHO>) He traded it in on a 120 Jag :-)
> -----Original Message-----
> From: David Ramsey [SMTP:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: Thursday, June 11, 1998 5:36 PM
> To: Hanna, Mark
> Subject: Re: The time has come....
> Hi Mark,
> Some years ago at the Southshore Lake Tahoe AH meet, I drove my
> bug-i up from Reno just to look at the cars. The guys that were
> guarding the gate would not let me park outside and insisted that I
> park by the other bug-i's (the only two sprites at the meet). A
> British gent who said his name was Bic asked to sit in my car and told
> me that the sprite was his favorite car of them all also. He refused
> my offer of a spin and left, someone later told me his last name was
> Healey, was that the same guy? With all the beautiful 100-m's and s's
> that were there I found it hard to believe. I had a great time and
> the drive around Lake Tahoe in a sprite with the top down is like no
> other around.