Jensens invade Cheshire for International Weekend

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More than 55 Jensens gathered in Cheshire from 21-23 June for the annual Jensen Owners’ Club International Weekend.

Held at Cranage Hall, the event comprised a concours, a dinner dance with guest speaker Penny Mallory and also incorporated the club's AGM.

Darren Barnes took top honours in the concours being awarded the President's Cup, now renamed the Strathcarron Trophy, for his beautifully prepared Jensen 541 as well as first place in the Gold concours.

Other awards went to Huw Haines (Members' Choice) for his recently restored Jensen FF and Phil Hayes (Chairmans Choice) for his immaculate Jensen SP, while Steve Payne won the Wally Hall Shield (highest mileage in the year) for an amazing sixth time with his Jensen Interceptor MkIII.

The autotest driving challenge was in a specially engineered reverse-steering lawn tractor that caught out many an experienced driver.

Club chairman Paul Lewis and International Weekend organiser Tony Davies both agreed that the meeting had been a total success despite heavy rain on Sunday morning.

The chairman also added that a special mention should go to the furthest travelled. Felix Kistler drove his Jensen C-V8 from Zurich to be at the event and long-time club member Robert Atkins flew in from Vancouver, Canada, but without his Jensen Interceptor.

Details of future Jensen Owners’ Club events can be found on the club's forum.

Photos: Nic Cooper

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