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Ohio Valley Austin Healey Club
  Serving Greater Cincinnati & Northern Kentucky


​                               May 24 2015

 by Susan M. Keene
           ​Ohio Valley Austin – Healey Club Driver's Training / 

June 13 ( Saturday )    Canceled  

June 27 ( Saturday )     Canceled

July 11  (Saturday)       Canceled

July 18  ( Saturday )     Canceled

August 1 ( Saturday )   Canceled

- Rain or Shine 

Location: Live Oak Vocational School - 5956 Buckwheat Road - Milford, OH 45150-2287. Exit # 57 from 1-275 and go northeast on Route 28. (towards Blanchester) use the bypass - Right on Buckwheat Road (@Circle K gas station) this is the nearest rest room and store.

Time: The main gate opens before 9:00 AM. Registration is the first 20 cars with up to 25 drivers. Preference may be given to Ohio Valley AHC members. The maximum is usually reached BEFORE 10:00 AM. Runs start as soon as possible. Clean up and awards about 3:30. The more help picking up cones and cleaning the earlier we leave.

Cost: $25.00 per Driver - Max - 25 drivers - spectators free! - Rain or Shine

Everyone will be required to sign a waiver and all drivers are required to work the course when not driving. Bring chairs and a cooler; there is shade available. No alcohol. 

Required Equipment: A safe/functioning car (we will inspect it) any make or model, the cooler the better; Helmets are required for drivers and passen­gers. There are usually loaners available. 

Goal: "Fun & Family Oriented Gymkhana" Meaning - street legal tires driven to the event only (no tire changing is allowed); No trailered cars unless they are vintage European or Japanese. We may give out awards for improvement over the day i.e., training. 

This event is designed to be a safe, fun way to enjoy your automobile. No dangerous driving or recklessness will be tolerated. We operate near a resi­dential section and ask that the exhaust system be street legal for noise. Regardless; we reserve the right to determine if it toooo loud. We want to come back next year. 

We would like to see more vintage iron in 2015.... Remember - you are competing against yourself, not others - come out and have some fun with your car! 

Questions call the Committee: Jake Jacobs (beancounter) 513-858-3071513-858-3071; Don Klein (Track Master) 513-895-2624513-895-2624; Skip Jackson (Equipment Master) -513-720-7547513-720-7547 or E-mail me if you want to be on our update list.

jake.jacobs@fuse.net or check our web site: www.OhioValleyAHC.com

           Photos and Videos by Mike Szaz

​OVAHC’s 1st drivers training is scheduled for Saturday June 13. Given the C-19 return to normal program, our demographic relative to the C-19 and pending insurance review (see below); 
Don and Jake think it would be prudent to cancel the Driver’s training on June 13 and replace it with a local drive to a park, bring your own picnic (adhere to proper social distancing) and drive home event. Or something of that nature. Our 2nd driver’s training is scheduled 2 weeks later on June 27. We will make a decision on it in mid-June based on the state of the world at that time.

During our Zoom meeting last Sunday, Don was in another room on a long conference call with the eight national officers.
They usually meet somewhere central over a long weekend in March/April for their spring executive work session, but C-19 change it to a long conference call(s).

Gary Feldman (AHCA president) informed the team that the national insurance program is in force, but the Autocross/Solos/Driving training/Hill climbs portion of the coverage is being reviewed. All the major car clubs use the same provider. 

You may recall the Cleveland Jaguar club had an incident (serious close call) last year. The guy in charge positioned himself in the middle of the coarse (DUH) and was struck by a participant. Evidently he had been doing it for years (say what?). Doesn’t take brains to own a Jag, just money.

Gary is actively working with other national clubs and various insurance companies to insure that these events are covered and there are no grey areas in the coverage. He expects to have something definitive in the near future.

Don & Jake



​Bellefontaine Hill Climb Revival
Times and Finishing Order
Name Car Time
Demonstration Cars
1. James Robinson Acura NSX Demonstration
2. Justin Guitar Acura RDX Demonstration
3. Evan Frank 06 Mustang 31.0
4. Dimitri Papazoglou 17 Mustang GT350 31.8
4. Bill Altvater 95 Porsche 993 31.8
6. Aaron Haliena 16 BMW M3 32.7
7. David Hart 98 Mustang 33.2
8. Brad White 02 Porsche 911/C4S 34.1
9. Andy Loehr Spec Miata 34.2
10. Michael Kelly Maserati 35.0
11. Tyler Waltz 05 MB SLK 350 35.4
12. Scott Tengen 94 Miata R 37.0
13. Clifton Ching 08 Honda S2000 37.7
14. John Wilding 07 Porsche 911/C4S 40.2

Historic Cars
Name Car Time

1. Jim Schardt Yenko Stinger Corvair 33.4
2. Jeff West 74 Porsche 914-6 34.5
3. Tanner Thiessen 74 Datsun 260Z/SBC 35.1
4. Rick Snyder 70 Porsche 914-6 35.2
5. Tom Cole 67 A-H Sprite 35.6
6. David Conklin 70 Porsche 911 36.4

7. Dale Oakes 67 Shelby GT500 36.8
8. Jack Real 67 Mini Cooper 36.9
9. Bill Tate 69 Camaro SS 37.2
10. Boris Tirpack 68 Corvette 37.6
11. Brian Baker 34 Ford Coupe 38.0
12. Don Klein Austin Healey 3000 38.3
13. Jeff Porada 61 A-H Bugeye Sprite 38.7
14. Dick Weiss 58 Porsche Speedster 38.8
15. Trevor Jessie 58 A-H Sprite 38.8
16. Jake Jacobs A-H Nasty Boy V-8 38.9
17. Bill Myers 57 Porsche 39.7
18. Andy Pohlman 75 Porsche 914 39.8
19. Roger Sieling Lotus 20/22 40.7
20. Bob Colaizzi 32 Ford Alfa 40.8
21. John Coutant 58 Triumph TR3 40.9
22. Keith Freimark 54 Jaguar XK120 41.1
23. George Thielen 74 BMW 2002 41.4
24. Lowell Marx 72 Datsun 240Z 41.5
25. Rick Huddle 72 BMW 2002tii 42.0
26. Bob Duffey Bugeye Sprite 42.1
27. Carl Goodwin A-H Sprite 42.4
28. Paul Rich MG TD 42.6
29. Jim Siegel MB 280SL 42.9
30. Bernie Grabow 66 A-H 3000 43.3
31. Kurt Niemeyer 58 Alfa Romeo 43.8
32. Barry Prosser 72 Fiat 850 Spyder 45.1
33. Tom Volpe 51 MG TD 45.4
34. John Olman 53 MG TD 51.4
35. Karl Munson 66 Honda S600 55.0
36. Michael Faller 47 Jeepster 1:01.2
37. Skip Jackson 60 A-H Sprite 1:05.7
38. Hugh Guynes Sunbeam Tiger Disqualified
Bob Duffey and Tech Team installing Air conditioning

​Driver Training 07-20-2019
​                   Photos by Mike Szaz

                          Driver Training 08-03-2019

                              Photos by Mike Szaz

​Bellefontaine Hill Climb Revival              Times and Finishing Order

Photos of Bellefontain Weekend
​Driver's training events are under insurance review.

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