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October - Brendan Murtagh's Interceptor III

Cars of the Month for 2011

by zacmarshall » Mon Oct 17, 2011 12:42 pm

This is Brendan Murtagh's Interceptor III.

This is one of those cars that people look forward to seeing, as each time you see it the car has improved. Brendan does a lot of the work on the car him self and as you can see from the photos he isn't afraid to use it. I'm sure Brendan is an inspiration to us all.

It's also nice seeing the whole family involved, Brendan's daughter Katie can often been seen at the concours polishing cloth in hand.

my photos, taken at this years concours where Brendan won an award.

The photos below show Brendan and his wife Sherree on the JOC's Scandinavian trip earlier this year. Photos from Colin and Diane Mayes.

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by Martin R » Mon Oct 17, 2011 4:05 pm


Daughter Katie deserves a medal for all the work she puts in too :!:
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by Darren » Mon Oct 17, 2011 7:08 pm

fantastic car that deserves all the accolade it recieves, a true credit to you mate ( :oops: and Katie).
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by PaulMcElhinney » Mon Oct 17, 2011 7:24 pm

I make no secret of my love of dark blue Interceptors and FFs.Brendan's car is a beauty.
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by Barrie » Mon Oct 17, 2011 9:06 pm

Martin R wrote:Lovely!

Daughter Katie deserves a medal for all the work she puts in too :!:


Where is Katie?
She used to contribute to the Forum but, like all the other girlies, seems to have vanished.
Maybe the Forum is destined to be an all male preserve?
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by richard 541s » Tue Oct 18, 2011 5:40 pm

Lovely car,
Lovely people,
Lovely engine bay?????????????????????Where are you?We need a picture,all that work and no picture.
The cars a credit to Brendan and the whole family.
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by Shortie [a.k.a Katie] » Wed Oct 19, 2011 12:50 pm

I'M HERE!! :oops:

(Doesn't my car look lovely in those pics)

At least some of you remembered me. Martin thanks for that, I feel the same, a medal would be lovely!
And barrie, I'm a very busy person you know! I don't have enough time to inflate the male ego or tell you all where your going wrong! :roll:
Haha, I will make more of an effort in future, I promise. :wink:

Seriously though I'm proud of my Dad, he does work really hard on my...his car and deserves all the credit!!

It's a beauty!

Thanks Zak! :D
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by brendan » Thu Oct 20, 2011 6:50 pm

Thanks for all the kind words about my car and family.

Some of you may have got Shortie back on the forum.

It did take some hard work to get it ready for Ragley after the Scandinavia trip.

But when I was given the Interceptor cup it make you think it is worth it.

I can't post pictures Richard so no engine sorry.

All being well I will see some of you at the NEC

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by Mark Maniatt » Thu Oct 20, 2011 9:41 pm

Well done Brendan.You deserve this accolade from your fellow members.Brendans car is often the one that's fault free proving that good maintenance makes a Jensen a reliable proposition.Better than that,he has fettled my beast on more than one occasion making it a reliable ride also.

Many JOC members have been rescued by Brendan over the years when their cars have refused to play ball( myself included!)and I'm always glad to have him as my partner in crime running the Yorkshire Area.With Brendans wife Sherree, and steam train fanatic daughter, Katie,he has a formidable team.Top bloke!!

Well done mate.

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by brendan » Fri Oct 21, 2011 6:43 pm

Thanks Mark so well put! He's good with words.

Mark Katie has seen what you put she's on the war path but at work at the moment.

Richard sorted Zac the main man PM and he will put them up.
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by zacmarshall » Sat Oct 22, 2011 7:53 am

Pictures from Brendan

The star with the car?

How on earth did you get this picture Brendan?
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by Trevithick » Sat Oct 22, 2011 6:20 pm

A stunning example, I'm studying the engine shot for ideas now.
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by colin7673 » Sun Oct 23, 2011 9:31 am

And I do believe that out of the Interceptors on the Scandinavian trip Brendan had the most economical car, 17mpg.

Brendan and his family are always good company.
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by brendan » Sun Oct 23, 2011 11:20 am

Hi all

Zac I did try to take a new picture and with the lighting thay where c7@p so then I had a brian wave open the sun roof and stand on the centre consol quite simple.

Trev as it's going to be another bad winter.
Get your self in the garage and have a go.

Colin I must say it did seem to using less fuel than the others.
That's down to John Sleath setting the new carb up on the rolling road.
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