View Full Version : With a little help from his friends

02-10-2018, 08:46 AM
A friend has been battling cancer and trying to restore his AH 3000 for several years. Neither one has been going well. So over the last few months myself and a few others decided to try to get the car running. On Columbus weekend we put the engine and transmission in and stripped the front suspension. Since then we have gotten it running, rebuilt the suspension, did all the brakes and put enough on the car so that it could be driven

Yesterday it was ready and the plan was for Manny to drive it out of his garage and stop. Then one of us would take him for a ride. Well he came out of the garage and didnít stop. He took off down the street and took his wife for a ride around the neighborhood. He did very well considering the medication he was on. :encouragement:

It was a moving experience for everyone involved. Their daughter and family had come in from Virginia and were there to see it.

Manny has always been very active in the British car scene. Anyone who has been to the British Invasion in Stowe has probably met him.

He 52398started Hospice care last week.

02-10-2018, 08:52 AM
That’s a great thing to do! Good on you and the rest of the crew.

02-10-2018, 09:00 AM

02-10-2018, 09:04 AM

That, ladies and gentlemen, is what friends do.


02-10-2018, 09:16 AM
You guys are a blessing, I couldn't think of a nicer thing to do under the circumstances. Kindness is so rewarding! :encouragement: I hope your friend wins his battle. PJ

Bob McElwee
02-10-2018, 10:12 AM
That's wonderful for all of you. Great story.

02-10-2018, 11:02 AM
Splendid! I can tell by the the radiant smiles on your faces that this was truly a joyous triumph for all involved. Best wishes to Manny and his wife. Good job fellas, the world needs more of this sort of kindness spread about. :cheers:

02-10-2018, 12:26 PM
What an awesome thing to do for a friend.

02-11-2018, 09:10 PM
My heart is full of joy for what you have done. This is who we should be. Thanks gents!

03-18-2018, 06:28 PM
Here is where we are today. Manny is still hanging in there, helping us with parts locating and inspiration. Thanks to additional help (and heated garage space ) from the Austin Healey Club of America NE and the local Rotary Club. 52902

The lighting doesn't do the the car justice it looks black but is really a beautiful dark blue.

03-18-2018, 06:58 PM
Wow. It's looking great. Hope Manny wins the battle. Friends like you matter.

03-19-2018, 03:11 AM
Jolly Good show! :cheers:

03-28-2018, 01:14 PM
I’m sorry to report that Manny lost the battle this morning. He died at 9:30.

03-28-2018, 01:17 PM
So sorry for your loss.

03-28-2018, 01:51 PM
So sorry to learn this. We share your loss. Know that you gave him such joy when he was not having much. A wonderful story!

03-28-2018, 02:27 PM
I’m sorry to report that Manny lost the battle this morning. He died at 9:30.

Very sorry to hear of your loss - he was lucky to have had friends like you!

03-29-2018, 06:34 AM
So very sorry for what you are all feeling. My sincere condolences.

03-29-2018, 10:15 AM
You have my deepest condolences for the death of your friend.

03-29-2018, 10:28 AM
So hard to lose a dear friend. My condolences too.

03-29-2018, 11:20 AM
Condolences from the Austin-Healey Club of New England. The folks that have been working on his BJ8 will be continuing until the project is complete.