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by chrisl » Sat Jun 16, 2018 10:49 pm

We were lucky enough to be able to spend a few days at the Jensen East Coast meet in Black Mountain, North Carolina recently. People came from all over the US.

It was great to put names to faces; for my sins I am a member of the JOC (UK) and the Jensen-Healey Preservation Society.There were about 100+ attendees, with a largish contingent from the UK as well. There were well over 50 cars there too, the greatest number of Jensens I have ever seen in a single place.

Almost all models were represented including a couple of 541s, CV8s, lots of Interceptors (with three really nice convertibles) and heaps of Jensen-Healeys.

The event was admirably managed by Don and Kathy Pritchard. Hats off to them, everything went well, a thoroughly well organised series of events and time to yourself made the whole event a great success. There were poker runs, winding roads to test 45 y.o cars engines and handling, a couple of minor breakdowns, BBQs and more.

We donated a bag of roo poo to a charity silent auction held (actually choccies the size and shape of kangaroo dung but with what I hope a much better taste; not that I know what that's like...) as part of the proceedings.

One of the final events was a car show in the centre of town, attended by thousands.

Afterwards as we were sans a Jensen, we rented a Mustang convertible and drove up to Washington DC along the Blue Ridge Parkway, spent a few days there and are now in Boston.

It’s been well worth the 27 hour plane flight. They say you only live once but I will need two lives to pay for it all!

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by Interceptor3 » Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:51 pm

Nice! Did you meet up with Martin Ritchie?
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by chrisl » Wed Jul 04, 2018 6:07 am

Hi Nigel

Apologies for the delay in responding; I must have forgotten to tick the 'notify me' button for replies when posting the original note.

Indeed I met Martin and the others from the UK JOC. It was good to put faces to names.

Am working on a devious plan to get to Hobart next year as we e-speak...
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by Interceptor3 » Sat Jul 07, 2018 2:38 pm

Most excellent!
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