back in 1981 or so, I got lazy. I stopped keeping my photos in albums and started
the shoebox photokeeping method. Recently I awarded myself a two-week rest sabbatical.
I decided that this was a good time to organize the photos into their proper chronological,
but empty albums.
of smiling faces poured forth. I became aware as I organized endless boxes of photos
that the Austin-Healey Club has played an enormously important role in our lives.
numerous Bay Area treks to the pinnacle of all events, Snowmass, we have had the
great pleasure of the company of dear, special, unique friends. Friends who reside
nearby, state-wide, nation-wide, and as far away as Australia.
we have each lent the other a helping hand. We have traded auto parts, tuning techniques,
restoration simplifications and other endless Healey peculiarities. However, our
association with this club delved into the most basic mechanism of all - the heart
- our hearts.
Club members have opened their hearts to us. They are the warmest, most caring friends
that one could hope for. You stretch your friendship beyond club events. Delightfully,
these days we find you in every area of our lives: business, skiing, dining, theater,
I recognize the essential impact that you, the members, have had on our lives. We
are grateful to the Austin-Healey Club for being the catalyst of long-lasting, robust
furniture sometimes is divided into three classes: There is museum quality furniture,
which is acquired, preserved and displayed for its historical value - a tangible
piece of another time. Then there is collector quality furniture, which is certifiably
antique, but which is frequently stripped, refinished, and restored using original
methods and materials. Its value is in presenting what the furniture would have
looked like when it was first in use. Finally, there are reproductions - frequently
of very high quality and craftsmanship, such as Williamsburg
reproductions - that are made so that people who value the original style may have
access to it and integrate it into their everyday lives.