AUSTIN - HEALEY JOHN BUMPUS MEMORIAL VANCOUVER ISLAND
UP - ISLAND TOUR JUNE 2 - 4, 2017
This tour is a reprise of the previous tours done in 2003, and 2008, both organised by the late John Bumpus (and myself). Island Healey people have indicated that there is a great deal of interest in doing this again, so here it is.
On Friday June 2, we will meet at a location to be decided - likely Parksville - at approximately 10:30 AM. This will allow any participants ferrying over that day from ‘overseas’ to get to the start point. We then drive to Gold River, where we will stay overnight.
20 Rooms have been set aside at the Ridgeview Motor Inn under the name Austin - Healey Auto Club at a group rate of $97 - one bed, $106 - 2 beds. 1-800-989-3393 (7am to 8pm). Other numbers: 778-819-8220, 250-283-2277. The cancellation policy is one week prior without penalty. There is a pub adjacent to the motel where we will all gather for dinner. Please be aware that this is not the 4 Seasons!
The next day, Saturday June 3, we will head back through Campbell River and north to Port McNeill, with suitable stops, side trips, etc - the route schedule will be constructed and further details arranged in the coming weeks.
Accommodation has been arranged at the Black Bear Resort in Port McNeill. They would not set aside a set number of rooms, but have availability for that day at this time. There is a BBQ gazebo available at no charge for their guests. If the weather is favourable and we wish to do that, we will organise it. Otherwise, there are suitable restaurants close by - walking distance. Resort information: 1-866-956-4900
May 1 - October 1 2017 Rates - mention Austin-Healey Group
1 Queen Bed Single Occupancy $153 less 10% $137.70+tax per night
1 Queen Bed Double Occupancy $163 less10% $146.70+tax per night
2 Queen Beds Double Occupancy $173 less 10% $155.70+tax per night
2 Queen Beds 3-4 guest maximum $193 less 10% $173.70+tax per night
1 King Standard Single Occupancy $163+tax
1 King Standard Double Occupancy $173+tax
Cabin with 1 queen bed & kitchen (2 night minimum charge with cabins) Single Occupancy $193+tax
Cabin with 1 queen bed & kitchen (2 night minimum charge with cabins) double Occupancy $213+tax
Cancellation policy without penalty is 48 hours prior. No pets allowed here.
I suggest that if you intend to participate, you make reservations fairly quickly in order to be certain of accommodations - there are not a lot of back-up facilities in either area! I would also request that you send me a quick e-mail when you have booked, so that I can make adjustments with the hotels as needed, as we go.
This promises to be an excellent tour - a lot of fun. We will develop more details in the coming weeks, but you now have enough information to set the time aside and to make the bookings. Also of course, enough time to get the Healey ready!
Cheers, -- Earl