NIAHC PAST EVENTS

Fall Tour with the Michiana Brits

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NIAHC Members attended a beauitful fall color tour thourgh the back roads of Southwest Michigan on Saturday the 22. Temp was  awesome, 77 degress perfect top down weather. 

We left Heritage Square 10:30 in Granger and toured the counrtyside to Three Oaks for lunch at the Featherbone Bar and Grill. 40 members of both clubs enjoyed a great lunch. 

After lunch another backroads trip to Round Barn Winery for wine with music by JR Clark Blues Band. The Brits didn’t stay. There was an 1-1/2 hour wait for tables and they lected to go on, but 6 of us did stay an enjoyed the rest of the day.

The group then went on the drive, going past The Old Rugged  Cross Church in Dowagiac Michigan, then back to Granger for good-byes!  Thanks to Randy and Larry for putting on a great drive.  

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ANNUAL LUNCH DRIVE TO THE CHANNEL MARKER, SYRACUSE, IN

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NOTHING BETTER THAN A PERFECT SUMMER DAY DRIVE TO THE CHANNEL MARKER ON SYRACUSE LAKE FOR LUNCH.

NICE CROWD OF NIAHC MEMBERS, 27 TO BE EXACT AND WE ALL HAD A WONDERFUL TIME. SORRY FOR THE THOSE WHOM COULD NOT MAKE IT!

OH WELL, NEXT TIME...BTW

 

PLANNING A FALL OVERNIGHTER, LOOK FOR DETAILS TO COME!

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Rolling Into Roanoke WAS AWESOME!
JULY 23, OVER 350 cars attending that included 15 of NIAHC Members
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The weather started out iffy. Bad storms rolled in which delayed the show by  two hours and it was PERFECT.  OVER 350 cars attended which included 15 of the NIAHC Members cars!  After the show, club members and friends went to Tim and Renee Mahnansmith's for a Pizza Party and socializing. To top it off, it was my Birthday weekend which made it special, too.Thanks all for the B-Day wishes and cards. 

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As usual, a few cars had to be worked on. El Presidente had a hard to find intermittent electrical problems which were resolved with Ed Needler and Steve Warner working on the issues but we had to work on it again after the show.

 

Tim and Jack Overley repairing Jack's door swing bracket and it was good to go!

GREAT WEEKEND, JUST LIKE OLD TIMES. THANKS TIM AND RENEE FOR HOSTING

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34th Annual Michiana British Car Show- June 25th

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13 NIAHC Members attended this awesome show, over 100 cars this year, with Mark and Anna Firnhaber taking 1st place "Big Healey - 1957 100-6 and 2 place with their 1969 TR6. Congrats to them! And the Big Winner of the 50/50 Drawing went to Kurt and Vella Andersen, $283.00 WAY TO GO,  your buy-in  dinner...!

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Mad Dogs and Englishmens British Auto Faire XXIX
July 10th at Gilmore Museum, Hickory Corners, Michigan
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A great time had by 18 NIAHC members at Mad Dogs & Englishmen's British Auto Faire XXIX. Outstanding turnout, over 400 British Car in attendance. Here are a few winner in the Healey class  and our club.

Sarah Tuner

1st Place, 1955 100M

 

Doug

2 Place, 1961 BT7

 

Mark Firnhaber: 

3rd PLACE, TR6 1969-1974 

 

Richar Johnson 

Jaguar XJS 1976 to present 

January and February gathering of the snowbirds!
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A stop at Mike and Carolyn Schmidt's place to before lunch at the Edison.

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Fisherman's Village for boat ride aboard the Charlotte Lady and lunch at the Village Fish Market with: Overley family, Needlers, Eslingers, Fribleys, Schmidts and Kobek and El Presidente, Pete Van Blaricum

Dec 4, 2021Christmas Party at the Oakwood Resort
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October 16, 2021 Fall Tour

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Michiana Brits Fall Tour Oct 9, 2021

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Sept 2021 - Cars and Coffee at the Studebaker National Museum 

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Group Picture out in front with Errett Lobban (E.L.) Cord Statue

Auburn Cord Dusenberg Museum

Great day at the Auburn Cord Dusenberg Museum!

We had great weather and turnout for this event which was enjoyed by all! 21 members attended and toured the museum for 2-1/2 hours. This Art Deco era museum is spectacular. What an incredible collection of rare cars are housed in this gem of a museum. The tour was followed by lunch at the Italian Grill which turned out to be a great choice. Many thanks to Jon Bill for hosting this event and his expert guidance through the museum!

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Jon Bill our host and historian talking about what we are going to be seeing

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Step back in time in this magnificent Art Deco showroom in the classic era of (1925-1937)

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The piano was donated in the honor of Tom Busch a Auburn owner and a one of the founding members of the Austin Healey Club of America and the Northern Indiana Chapter