Celebrating 75 Years of the Healey Marque
Join us as we celebrate 75 years of the Healey Marque and explore the beauty of the Brandywine Region at Encounter 2020. The event will be held at the Hilton Wilmington/Christiana in Newark, Delaware, July 15-19, 2020. Register now and reserve your room prior to June 15 to receive our special event rate.
Plans are well underway for 2020’s Encounter and it’s looking to be shaping up to be another great time! Our “pit crew” is working diligently to see that everyone enjoys themselves, and the Brandywine Region has been very fortunate to have a number of volunteers from outside our region willing to help. Believe me when I say, I’m very grateful for all the knowledge and skill they bring to the process!
Brandywine’s focus for 2020 is for us all to enjoy ourselves and the natural beauty of this region. To get this theme underway, we’ll be kicking off the celebration in the “heart” of the Piedmont’s Red Clay Valley. At Auburn Valley State Park, where the historic Marshall Mansion (completed in 1897) resides, we will experience an evening of nostalgic automobiles, dining and fun at the Marshall Steam Museum! And for the dining options, well we’ll have delicious hot and cold stations throughout the Museum! Oh and while there, don’t miss out on taking a few spins on the steamed and electric vehicles that will be out for our riding pleasure.
Then first thing Thursday morning after a hearty breakfast, you’ll Rallye through some of the area’s pristine countryside and return to a special Chef’s Table Luncheon where the Hilton chef will prepare a portion of our menu for our viewing and dining pleasure as a part of our “Tour of Italy”! Later that night, we’ll be sponsoring the Reception & Charity Auction. This year’s event is looking to raise a “glass,” while raising the top off the contribution we’ll be making to the American Diabetes Foundation. Remember to show up with a light heart and a full wallet!
Of course our plans include all the favorite activities that we’ve all come to know and love, such as the ever favorite Gymkhana, Funkhana, Tech Sessions (to take away the latest automotive knowledge), and the ever Popular Car Show.
Brandywine Region is especially excited at our new addition to the 2020 lineup! Our Event Banquet will feature a DJ who will “spin” us into the evening. So make sure to bring your dancing shoes and someone to dance the night away with!!
Well, that’s all for now. Stay tuned as more details make their way to you.
In the mean time, Tom and I wish you all the best of the Holiday Season and are looking forward to seeing everyone in the New Year!
Diane Zalewski Encounter 2020 Chair
Updated November 11, 2019