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August 23-26, 2023 • Hershey, Pa

Hosted by the Harrisburg Region
The Austin-Healey Sports and Touring Club’s annual, multi-day meet called Encounter is open to all Healey owners and enthusiasts. The AHSTC regions take turns hosting the event, which features a popular vote car show, judged concours, a rallye, tech sessions, a gymkhana and a flea market.

August 23-26 • Hershey, Pa.

Hosted by the Harrisburg Region
See map below

Registration fee is $65 by June 15, and includes:
  • One show car plus two adults and children under 21
  • Hospitality Room access throughout the event
  • Wednesday night tour of the AACA Museum at Hershey
  • Free flea market space
  • Free participation in all driving events
  • Admission to all tech sessions
  • Thursday Charity Auction & Social, including one free beverage plus cheeses, fruit and vegetable crudites
  • Encounter Car Show on Saturday

Reserve your room by July 24
to get the group rate.


Holiday Inn Hershey/Harrisburg
604 Station Road
Grantville, Pa.
(Exit 90, Interstate 81)

GROUP RATE $139/night

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS | Details subject to change

  • 2 p.m. • Registration opens in hotel lobby
  • 5:30 p.m. • FREE ADMISSION and private behind-the-scenes tour of the renowned AACA Museum at Hershey, a Smithsonian affiliate, not far from our host hotel. See a remarkable collection of beautiful and historic vehicles, displayed in vibrant dioramas. A not-to-be-missed start to Encounter 2023.
  • 8 p.m. • Pizza and Pasta Buffet back at our host hotel, Pennsylvania Suite | $28

THURSDAY August 24
  • 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. • Registration open, hotel lobby
  • 8:30 a.m. • Rally School, Congressional Suite
  • 9:30 a.m. • Rally through the beautiful Pennsylvania countryside. Departs from hotel parking lot.
  • 10 a.m.-5 p.m. • Healey Theater, Congressional Suite. (Continuous loop of Healey -elated videos, including past Encounters.)
  • 11 a.m.-5 p.m. • Hospitality Room, Pennsylvania Suite
  • 7-10 p.m. • Wine and Cheese Reception and Charity Auction, Grande Ballroom. Auction benefits the Schreiber Center for Pediatric Development in Lancaster.

FRIDAY August 25
  • 9 a.m.-5 p.m. • Registration open, hotel lobby
  • 9:30 a.m. • Gymkhana, hotel parking lot
  • 10 a.m.-5 p.m. • Healey Theater, Congressional Suite (Continuous loop of Healey -elated videos, including past Encounters.)
  • 11 a.m.-6 p.m. • Hospitality Room, Pennsylvania Suite
  • 1:30 p.m. • Concours pre-judging meeting, Congressional Suite
  • 3 p.m. • Tech Session: The Auctions: Being There — Barrett-Jackson and more (Ray Donovan), Congressional Suite
  • 3-5 p.m. • Wine Tasting, Cassel Vineyards of Hershey
  • 6:15 p.m. • Western Roundup Buffet. Our traditional Friday evening dinner event will feature a Texas oven-roasted beef brisket, fried chicken, honey-roasted red potatoes, tossed salad, coleslaw, jalapeno corn bread, corn with fire-roasted red peppers, apple cobbler, beverage. | $43 adults/$20 children 6-12 OR $17 for a kid's chicken finger meal.
  • After dinner • Valve Cover Races  Download the rules here

SATURDAY August 26
  • 8 a.m. • Concours judging begins, front portico of hotel
  • 9 a.m.-? — Registration open, hotel lobby
  • 9:30 a.m. • Funkhana, hotel parking lot. AHSTC’s first “National Lampoon's Vacation"-themed funkhana.
  • 10 a.m.-5 p.m. • Hospitality Room, Pennsylvania Suite
  • Noon-3 p.m. • Encounter 2023 Car Show, hotel parking lot
  • 2:15 p.m. • Tech Session: Dave Siwa shares stories from attending the European Healey Meeting in Norway in June, followed by a three-week driving tour of Scandanavia. Learn how he prepared his Healey for this big adventure, and see the incredible vistas he and Barb saw, through photos and video. Congressional Suite
  • 3 p.m. • AHSTC Board Meeting, Congressional Suite
  • 6 p.m. • Cash Bar Reception, Grande Ballroom
  • 7 p.m. • Awards Banquet | $48 adults/$17 children
  • Encounter 2023 Awards, after dinner

Must be approved by July 1, 2023
Cars must be PRE-APPROVED to enter the Concours Class, and have their 2023 judging packet in hand 30 days before the event.
Use the button below to contact the Concours Coordinator.