Huge Healey meet takes to the roads of Scotland

| 11 Jun 2013

Hundreds of cars headed to Crieff for the week-long 4th European Healey Meeting.

One of the event’s highlights was the Swiss Alpine Run, which took in some of the country’s most scenic roads around Loch Lomond and the Trossachs.

The Knockhill Circuit in Dumfermline, Fife, played host to the event’s Auto Test, where even the newly restored NOJ 393 (see this month’s issue of C&SC) took to the track.

Fastest time of the day went to Oliver Chatham’s 3000 Mk1, which completed the 1.3-mile course in 37.7 secs.

The Tulip Highland Rally provided action of a more sedate kind.

Organised by the Austin-Healey Club Nederlands, it toured the roads surrounding Crieff, stopping for lunch at the Queen's View, which looks down on Loch Tummel with Glencoe in the background.

The event concluded with a treat courtesy of marque collector Arthur Carter, who invited the rally to a private viewing of his cars.

They include SMO 746, which was part of the first Works 3000 rally team and driven by Jack Sears, Pat Moss and John Gott throughout 1959.

ONX 113, a Coupé, meanwhile was Donald Healey's personal transport for many years and sported the full complement of works 100S mechanical and chassis modifications.

Find out more on the Fourth European Healey Meeting website or at Rawles Motor Sport, which provided mechanical support during the event.