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Re: Healey International at Lake Tahoe

To: "spridgets@autox.team.net" <spridgets@autox.team.net>
Subject: Re: Healey International at Lake Tahoe
Date: Fri, 28 Jun 2002 19:04:36 -0700
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We have been home a few hours now and have started to unwind from a long
week of car "Stuff".

What Gerard said. So many cars, so many owners, so little time to meet and
talk with everyone. By my count there were 38 Bugeye's and 5 later Sprites
present out of a total of 581 Healey's. At least I think 581 was the final
number of cars that actually made it to Tahoe.

Bugiiis ran near perfect for the week and we logged over 900 miles, 300 each
way and another 300 around Lake Tahoe during the week. We did lose  the fuel
pump about 12 miles from the hotel Sunday on the way there. We had a spare
so it was not a big deal.

I added a nice item to my collection during the auction. It is a reduction
of one of Gerry Coker's original drawings of the Bugeye from 1956. The scale
drawing was reduced to 11x17 and the body was colored in by Coker. It is
also autographed by him. He also did one for the 100/4 that I really wanted
but I hesitated a second too long and lost the bid.

The drawing can be seen at http://www.ado13.com/tahoe/cokerbugeyedrawing.jpg

Larry Miller

----- Original Message -----
From "Gerard" <pixelsmith at gerardsgarage.com>
To: <Ankitterer@aol.com>; <spridgets@autox.team.net>
Cc: <bugeye@yahoogroups.com>; <midgetsprite@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Tuesday, June 25, 2002 2:30 PM
Subject: Re: Healey International at Lake Tahoe

> Hi Annice,
> Well, here's another fix for you...
> I made it there yesterday for the day. Larry Pitts (a list lurker) and I
> drove up together, after meeting him at his house in Vacaville. I saw Bob
> and Larry as well as many other listers and non-listers I knew there. I
> trouble finding Bob at first because he was not grouped with the other
> Bugeyes, but placed with a line of cars that were "original or one
> People I met from the list were, Roger Cotting along with two of hos
> non-list friends who also drove out in Bugeyes from Michigan; Steve Byers
> and wife Freida who were there in TARHEALEY, a BJ8 drivin from North
> Carolina; Doug Ingram and his the earliest known Bugeye from amoungst
> we all know. 1st time I've even seen a nine stud windscreen in person;
> Bryan Vandiver, formerly on this list; John Carey and his friend Rod Hill;
> I met Walt Harrison (list lurker) and his wife Freida who drove their
> Nevada Beige Bugeye from Olympia Washington, caravaning with Doug Ingram.
> also had a chance to talk with Tom Colby who built and absolutely stunning
> Bugeye for one of the participants. This was a custon job with many
> tasteful refinements. The only critiscism most people had was this was
> built by "checkbook" rather than by the owner, but he did plan all the
> design changes at least. Jack Brashear was here in a box Sprite, and I
> finally met Terry Cowan and PMO200 in person. Another fascinating car was
> the Hemi-Bugeye, even more inpressive in person that the pictures I've
> seen. I didn't realize that that car is from the Bay area, built not 45
> minutes from me. There was also a absolutely stunning Gold Concourse Iris
> Blue Bugeye, also from Michigan. Every detail and accessory was covered,
> right down to the ribbed blue floormats, which I understand were the ones
> George Marinos made avaiable last year. They definately went to good use.
> never did find Bob Brown though... don't know who else I might have
> Two stunning example of the 100-S were there as well as the "Nasty Boys",
> historic racing versions and protypes including the all polished aluminum
> X14 100-4 and the the Healey Fiesta, the last Healey badged car from 1978
> (yes, THAT Ford Fiesta). Only one was built with the involvement of Geoff
> and Donald Healey.
> The weather was absolutely perfect and the number of gorgeous and
> restored Healey's was even greater. The day ended way too soon. Hopefully
> I'll have some pics to follow in the coming days.
> After the show, t was a real kick to drive around town and every few
> minutes see a Healey on the road headed this way or that. It was a flash
> from the past when except then, you really didn't think twice when seeing
> Healey go by.
> Glad I could make it if only for one day.
> Gerard
> At 4:01 PM -0400 6/24/02, Ankitterer@aol.com wrote:
> >I just got my midday fix of Healey International.  Bob was standing at
> >edge of a football field which was covered to overflowing with Healeys--5
> >600 of them.  While he was on the phone Larry and Sandi Miller came up,
and I
> >got to say hi to them.  Many other listers are there.  Bob has been
> >me daily and it's the best thing next to being there.  Virtually any time
> >there are the sounds of people having a good time.
> >
> >Annice & Bob
> >1960 Bugeye (Mk. IV in disguise)

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