The personalities who created the Healey and Austin Healey automobile are a special breed. Following the interruption that World War II had on his life, Donald Healey resumed his lifelong passion ultimatly resulting in a line of automobiles that have become the de-facto benchmark in British Sports Cars.
The birth of the marque Austin-Healey is symbolized in this photo of Donaly Healey shaking hands with Leonard Lord, Chairman and Managing Director of the then new British Motor Corporation. Lord is wishing Healey a bon voyage prior to Healey's departure on his 1953 publicity stour of the USA. Austin-Healey Magazine 1988
In this section of the website we provide profiles on Donald, his sons and the Healey family. We will also profile the individuals that were key to and had so much influence on the cars produced under the Healey name.
In addition, over the past 50 years a great following of Healey owners and drivers has emerged uninterrupted and now even spans multiple generations with cars being passed from father to sons and daughters to grandchildren.
We in the Austin Healey Club USA call these people enthusiasts, some call them obssessed, and I am fortunate enough to call many of them friends.
Tracy Drummond, President Austin Healey Club USA
Last Updated ( Sunday, 09 March 2008 )