We’re really sad to have to announce the death of our good friend Dave Larder.  Dave worked at the heart of our local Centre over the last few years as our Events Coordinator. As such he was the mover and shaker at the heart of the activity with our cars.

Over the past months Dave has been under treatment for cancer, and was recently taken into Southampton Hospital. Lynn has asked us to pass round this message:

David passed away peacefully in his sleep at 9.30pm yesterday evening. (Thursday 30th November). He fought his battle right to the very end, always remaining so positive, but the lymphoma was much stronger than we ever realised.
I shall be in touch regarding funeral arrangements which should take place in about two weeks at Romsey Crematorium.
Thank you to all those who have supported David and I during this emotional roller-coaster.
Love to you all

We will miss Dave enormously.  Our love goes out to Lynn and his family.

The Austin Healey Club

white hartWelcome to the “New Forest Centre” of the Austin Healey Club, based in a beautiful part of the world, which includes the New Forest National Park. This provides a terrific backdrop to our planned driving and socialising events throughout the year, which are many and varied.

We are fortunate to have within our membership a superb breadth of knowledge of all the Austin Healey models that Donald Healey produced. There will be someone that can advise or answer the questions of both new and current members when needed.

Should you be considering or planning to purchase a Healey, please call us, and assistance will be at hand to guide you on the models available and the technical side as well if needed. We also have two registered club ‘Valuers’, who can value Austin Healeys for insurance purposes for current members.

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