The 42nd Austin Healey National Rally held in Canberra, Australia’s national capital, was the first occasion for Frédérique Constant in Australia to reinforce a strong partnership that has been present around the world for over nine years.
A contingent of over 130 passionate Austin Healey owners converged on the lawns in the shadows of Old Parliament House, to display more than 60 fine examples of the classic sports car. As an official sponsor of the rally, Frédérique Constant & AVSTEV were proud to support the four day event, bringing together the passionate group of collectors from around the country.
As a special treat, Frédérique Constant National Sales Manager, Sean Piper, was asked to judge one car as best on display. After careful deliberation, a wonderfully restored bottle green 100 series, owned by Victorian club member Bob Symons was considered the finest example. For his efforts, Mr Symons was presented with a limited edition Frédérique Constant – Austin Healey Stoptimer timepiece. It is fair to say that he was more than surprised, as his fellow club members remarked they have never before seen him stuck for words.
The story between the Swiss Watch Manufacturer Frédérique Constant and the Austin Healey Cars is a story of passion. Frédérique Constant has been the annual Official Timing Partner of Healey events around the globe since 2004, such as the Second European Healey Meeting in St. Moritz, the Healey Le Mans Challenge, the Healey Challenge Heidelberg, and the 34th International Austin Healey Challenge 2009, organized by the Austin Healey Clubs of America and Canada and in 2010 the Healey Challenge in the United Kingdom.
Following such a successfully run event over the Easter long weekend, it is clear that that strong partnership between Frédérique Constant & Austin Healey in Australia will continue for years to come.