Another great Healey Cruise through Michigan Wine Country! October 14-15, 2020
15 members and 8 cars cruised back roads and stops along the way to
enjoy great wine, food and Healey fellowship.
First stop was brunch at Oaks Eatery downtown Three Oaks. After brunch some of us visited Driers Butcher Shop. In 1972 it was listed on the National registry,
of Historic Places. The
Jon Bill and Renee Mahnensmith having some fun inside the store.
Cruising down Red Arrow Highway!
family converted the building from a wagon repair shop and turned into a butcher shop, in 1875
NIAHC Scenic Fall Cruise and Wine Tour
Oaks Eatery, the best Huevos Rancheros ever!
Next stop on to historical Stover's Farm Market. Built by Herny Heim a lumberman in 1865 and weighs in at 150 ton. This is also on the list of Historical Places. Move to its current location in Berrien Springs in 1990 by the Stover's.
Of course we had to have a awesome group picture slated for the "Marque" (Coming soon), In attendance, left to right, Jack and Ann Overley, Jon and Peg Bill, Lou and Carol Hoekstra, Al Malin, taking the pic and June Malin with Renee and Tim not in the pic Mahnensmith, Mark and Anna Firnhaber, John and Rita Eslinger, and Pete Van Blaricum.
Next stop Chill Hill Winery in Baroda, Michigan. They had a great sampling of Wines and Hard Ciders all with a Chill atmosphere and a beach good vibe!
Off to Benton Harbor along RED Arrow Highway to Vineyard 2121 This winery was Fantastic! for only being 6 years old. We had a very relaxing Churcuterie Experience, of Meats, Cheese Fruits, Pickles, Olives and Breads. As Pete would say "It was "OFF THE HOOK" not to mention some of the best wine in Southwest Michigan.
After hour and a half or so at VY2121 we head to our Hotel. But along the way Yep, flat tire on the side off the road. Jack Overley got into a roofing nail and these guys Lou, Mark and Jack had it changed and back on the road in 7 minutes. NICE JOB!
We pulled in to the newly remodeled Comfort Inn at 5:50. Just had enough time to check-in and off we went again to dinner around 6:30 at La Cantina Italian Ristorante on Maple Lake in Paw Paw.
A familiar Sight!
Next morning found us at the "TeaPot Dome" restaurant for a awesome breakfast.
After breakfast we all said fair wells to Jack and Ann, back to Marshall and Jon and Peg back to Auburn. The rest of us went on to the Village Shoppes in New Carlisle about an 1-1/2 away for a little shopping and a few more pork shops if you know what I mean!
We all look forward to meeting again on the back roads of Northern Indiana and Southern Michigan
Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020
Lake Wawasee, In
Cruise and Lunch at the
Great turnout - 21 Members in 4-Healey's, 3-Triumph's, 1-MGTD,
Peg andJon Bill - BN6
June Malin, Ann Overley. Carolyn Schimdt, Anna Firnhaber
Mike and Carolyn's 67' BJ8
Pat and Rhoda Neibert's 1952 MGTD
Mark and Anna Firnhaber
A few of us stopped for a little Amish shopping at Rentown Country Store.
You couldn't ask for a better day! Temps in the upper 70's on patio at the Channel Marker.The Accommodations were very good and with 6 foot distance for your safety. But will still milled about visiting with everyone.
August, 12, 2020
Cruise and Lunch at the Dam Grill on Lake Manitou
Our first run in a long time. We decided Covid or not we're going!
So Malin's Renz, Schindt's, Eslinger's Heathcote's, Overley's and El Presidente Pete Van Blaricum!
Few Pictures from 2019
29th Annual Mad Dogs & Englishmen Auto Faire Gilmore Museum 2019
Dante Kobek and new TR3A
Tony George, 1st place big Healey Nice Job Tony.
32nd Annual Michiana Brits
Saint Mary's College 2019
Great to see everyone, we all had a wonderful time. Overley's
Al Malin, Haskel's from Indy, Kobek's, Renz, Anderson's, Tony George, Schmidt's,
Freers's and Pete and Jean! Thanks all for your attendance!
Jack Overley and his BJ8
Thersa Kobek's new 1959 TR3A
After Show Cook-Out at Al and June Malin's in Granger. Thanks, guys for your awesome hospitality!
Tune-Up May 2019
Removing those ugly bumper overriders!
Installing new fuel pumps on Kurt's car
Clearing limbs for Mike's motor home!
New Moss hanging system for BJ8's
Job Complete, tire back on ready to Go!
Tune-Up was a great day, at Pete and Jean's on May 4th 2019.
The ladies went to Chesterton, Indiana at the European Farmers Market and the guys had a blast working on a few cars with a lunch provided by Pete's Smoking Meats.
Working on Kurt and Vella's car, AGAIN!