Texas Healey Roundup 2018

Roundup 2018 attendees were greeted Friday evening with heavy rain, thunder and lightning.  Fortunately no hail accompanied the storms that moved through Nacogdoches.  None the less our Healeys were hunkered down under any available covered shelter.
Saturday morning began much cooler with a stiff breeze, drizzle, and steadily dropping temperatures.  The first event of the day was the Popularity contest with Healeys lining the downtown square.
After lunch the Rally was run with the temperature continuing to drop and under skies that remained cloudy. It ended with a well deserved stop at the Fredonia Brewery.


Healeys and bundled up Healey admirers
 Healey "Wanna-be" BJ9??

Jim Richmond and Vince Barnell (Gulf Coast Healey Club) inspect Michael Escriva's Sprite during Saturday's Popularity show.  (GCHC members Al & Jeanette Amato's yellow square body Sprite is in the background.  The Amato's won the First Place Sprite award at Popularity)

The proud Best in Show winners, Joy and Michael Escriva

Below is another look at the Chamberlain's Popularity First Place - Roadster 100M

Pam & Bob Chamberlain also won first place in the Rally!  Congratulations twice!

Saturday evening banquet
Mike Johnson, Gulf Coast Healey Club, at the podium presenting awards. STAHC members Bob Adkins, Jim Richmond, Tina Adkins, and Karen Richmond in the foreground.

Roundup coordinators Mike & Ann Johnson

Brett & Julie Miller

Tina & Bob Adkins with Simina & Jack Hawkins

Richmonds with Lera & Ron Borden

Bonnie Ayer, Pam & Bob Chamberlain

Michael Escriva, David Ayer, & Joy Escriva

Other Roundup Images

David Ayer relaxing at
the Fredonia Brewery
following the Rally.

The Fredonia Hotel -
Host hotel for

The Escrivas, center,
flanked by the Chamberlains

Heading Home
After several unsuccessful attempts to push start the Adkins' BT7 from the hotel parking lot, a can of spray ether starting fluid was obtained.  That did the trick.  Bob and Tina were concerned about the not only the lack of an electric starter but also oil pressure/consumption problems.  The Bordens volunteered to follow them as far as needed on their way home.  By the time the two cars reached Bastrop the brakes on the Adkins' Healey had begun to fail.  At this point the only thing left to do was call a wrecker for the final leg home.  After an approximately 9 hour journey from Nacogdoches the Adkins and their Healey arrived safely home thanks to the one tow operator that they were able to reach on a Sunday afternoon after calls to several other services.