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Conclave 2024
September 15th - 20th 

I’ll let you all in on a little secret… The rest of the worldwide Healey community is envious of each one of you.  Why is that you ask?  It's because you are all fortunate to have the most significant Healey event in decades, possibly ever, in your own backyard.  Let me explain...

Your fellow club members from Wisconsin have been working tirelessly to bring an incredible Conclave to you next September 15th-20th with the 20th dedicated to fond farewells of Healey friends new and old.  For those of you that have experienced attending a Conclave in the past, we will have all of the usual Conclave events on tap.  We are also adding Road America, “Americas National Park of Speed” to our schedule as the gymkhana, funkhana, and a track touring event will be held at the track.  Additionally, we have added a reenactment tour of the original 6-1/2-mile open road course that put Elkhart Lake on the map as a racing destination.  This tour will be led by the Healey Silverstone that was driven by the man that is credited with organizing the first open road races in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin - Jim Kimberly.

If that's not enough, we have also joined forces with organizers from the Vintage Sportscar Drivers Association (VSCDA).  In a nutshell, the fall vintage race weekend at Road America is being billed as "The Healey World Challenge" and the feature marque for the weekend is "The Cars of Donald Healey".  We didn't limit this to just Austin Healey's because we wanted to welcome all Healey enthusiasts.  Every Healey owner is a V.I.P. for the weekend proceeding Conclave. 


So, the race weekend is scheduled for September 13-15th preceding the official start of Conclave, the evening of Sunday the 15th and running through Thursday evening the 19th.  Conclave registrants will be able to purchase discount tickets to Road America for the race weekend.  Additionally, you will get paddock parking passes so that you can display your car in the Healey Conclave Showcase parking area across from victory circle.  Passes for track touring in front of all the race spectators will also be available.  On top of that, there will be a banquet on Saturday night at the track with a Healey related speaker.  To take advantage of the discounted ticket offer for the race weekend event, you will need to purchase your ticket package on the VSCDA website once it is made available.

Word has spread quickly about this week-of-all-things-Healey even before it was initially launched, and I have been contacted by many folks from both the states and from abroad about our event.  Everyone is very excited about the opportunity to race on one of the world's premier racecourses and then attend North America’s largest Healey event – Conclave 2024!  This week will be a can't miss bucket list event!!!  Registration is now open so secure your spot today by visiting our website at!!  Please don't delay as rooms at the host hotel are limited and I want you all to be at the center of all the fun!


Once you register for Conclave 2024, you will receive an email confirmation that includes the discount code for the host resort, Blue Harbor Resort in Sheboygan, Wisconsin.  The room block is for September 15-20th.  Simply call Blue Harbor after securing your room for Conclave week to add additional nights to your stay to experience “The Healey World Challenge” at Road America on the weekend prior to Conclave.

For those of you that remember the 1990 Healey Challenge Series and the 2005 Australian / U.S. Healey Challenge, this week has the makings to be even bigger and more memorable.  The worldwide Healey community has taken notice and is making plans of their own to make the trip to join us all.  Be part of this history-making event and make your plans to attend today!!  If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out.


Mike Swanger

Wisconsin Chapter - AHCA
Conclave Planning Committee

Since 1976, an annual Conclave has been hosted as the signature national event of the AHCA. The location moves each year allowing members to enjoy various parts of the United States and Canada, and each local region has the opportunity to bid for the privilege of hosting the Conclave.


This weeklong celebration takes place during the summer months (traditionally June or July) to take advantage of the warm days and cool nights, as well as to provide maximum access for members of any age to participate. The week consists of many events including: Gymkhana, Funkhana, Rally, Popular Car Show, Arts and Crafts, Ladies Tea and multiple banquets.


This annual celebration is like a family reunion with an average attendance of nearly 600 Healey fans and more than 200 Healeys. It’s a week you’ll never forget. The opportunity to tour the country in your Healey or alongside Healey owners (once again, regardless of whether you own a Healey or not, you’re welcome at Conclave!) is a fantastic experience. Knowing you have a rolling tech session and marque experts alongside you in case anything goes wrong gives you peace of mind, and knowing you have hundreds of friends waiting to greet you and enjoy the festivities of the week is a great payoff.

Conclaves held since 1976:

1976 Bloomington, IN

1977 Seven Springs, PA

1978 Louisville, KY

1979 Asheville, NC

1980 Toronto, Canada

1981 Fredricksburg, VA

1983 Oconomowoc, WI

1984 Snowshoe, WV

1985 Charlotte, NC

1986 Cincinnati, OH

1987 Harrisburg, PA

1988 Shangri-La, OK

1989 Niagara Falls, Canada

1990 Rockford, IL

1991 Sturbridge, MA

1993 Louisville, KY

1994 Atlanta, GA

1995 Montebello, Quebec

1996 Asheville, NC

1998 Boyne Mountain, MI

1999 St. Louis, MO

2000 Indianapolis, IN

2001 Grand Rapids, MN

2003 Tyson Corners, VA

2004 San Antonio, TX

2005 Winston-Salem, NC

2006 Akron, OH

2007 Burlington, VT

2008 San Diego, CA

2009 Kingston, ON

2010 Galena, IL

2011 Colorado Springs, CO

2012 Louisville, KY

2013 Charlevoix, Quebec

2014 Hot Springs, VA

2015 Gettysburg, PA - Enclave co-hosted with AHSTC

2016 Cincinnati, OH

2017 Waco, TX

2018 French Lick, IN

2019 Black Hills, SD

2021 Big Bear, CA

2022 Pocono, PA - Enclave 2022 - co-hosted with AHSTC
2023 Crystal River, FL
2024 Elkhart Lake,  WI

international meets held:

1982 Snowmass, CO

1992 Breckenridge, CO

1997 Park City, UT

2002 Lake Tahoe, NV