Celebrating 75 Years of the Healey Marque

Encounter has been rescheduled to September 30 – October 4, 2020

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Join us as we celebrate 75 years of the Healey Marque and explore the beauty of the Brandywine Region during the Autumn Season at Encounter 2020. The event will be held at the Hilton Wilmington/Christiana in Newark, Delaware, September 30th thru October 4th. Register now and reserve your room prior to September 1st 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 (flyer)!  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.


Should you have extra time, although the schedule is amazingly full, the area has some of the most historic and beautiful locations to visit such as one of America’s premier gardens (Longwood Gardens) with its outstanding horticultural displays and majestic water fountains. Other area attractions that you might want to consider visiting are Nemours Estate, Winterthur Museum & Gardens, and Brandywine River Museum of Art; just to name a few. Your registration package will have information on these and other must see attractions in the area. The Brandywine region has so much to offer that you may want to plan to arrive early or stay longer to take in all the sights. Hilton will continue to honor the room rate!

Well, for now, Tom and I wish everyone a restful spring & summer season and hope to see everyone in Brandywine this fall.

Diane Zalewski Encounter 2020 Chair
Updated April 20, 2020