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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!

https://www.dropbox.com/s/ufu0488c9c8c99m/IMG_0368.JPG?dl=0

https://www.dropbox.com/s/gbmajxdoti6nc8h/IMG_0372.JPG?dl=0

https://www.dropbox.com/s/2h2k9nhkvlvy9aj/IMG_0386a.JPG?dl=0

https://www.dropbox.com/s/37sa42wzajulkus/IMG_0374.JPG?dl=0

https://www.dropbox.com/s/wiaz02oa9f5stac/IMG_0376.JPG?dl=0
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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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by colin7673 » Thu Mar 04, 2021 5:02 pm

For more photos and others check out jensensontour.org
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by chrisl » Fri Mar 05, 2021 12:07 am

Thanks Colin

Some great pics in that lot and bought back some happy memories.

Where do you think the next tour might be? Once the flu bug has passed, of course
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