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by Eddie » Sat May 19, 2018 9:43 pm

Spoiled the old girl today with some nostalgia for her.

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by Eddie » Sun Oct 07, 2018 4:56 pm

I’ve had a great year so far in CEA. My only regret is I haven’t been on a tour this year, but you can’t do everything.

Lots and lots of highlights this year, but my favourite moment has to be winning members choice at the International weekend. :D :D :D

Fantastic drive out today to Bicester heritage Sunday Scramble.

Left some October 1970 reading material on the passenger seat (Thanks to Mark Rivron) raised quite a few smiles. The snowflake generation wouldn’t be to happy with me though.

Best moment of the year :D :D :D
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Waiting patiently to be taken to Bicester
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Parked up behind P1800 at Bicester, not a Jensen bodied car though. Nice colour :D
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Reading material not suitable for the 21st century.
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by cannonball » Sun Oct 07, 2018 6:22 pm

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by Kevin Birch » Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:54 pm

Hi Eddie, car looks great as usual, but rather than driving to Bicester, you should have been hoofing it across Switzerland to the Grimsel pass on Sunday, with us. You really need to book time off for these internationals, they are sooooooooo good.
Problem is once you've done one, its a slippery slope.
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by Eddie » Mon May 20, 2019 7:17 pm

Haven’t really had the chance to do a lot over the winter/ spring this year with CEA due to a hectic work schedule.

The only real jobs have been a carb rebuild by Dave Barnett and interior trim rechromed.

Work is starting to tail off a bit coming into the summer, so I need to get out and about. Also a bloody good clean for this years concours.

It will be good to catch up with some old faces and new ones.

Bring on the summer :D


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by Eddie » Mon Jun 24, 2019 5:53 pm

After years of polishing, getting bits chromed, taking the engine out to clean it, various bits of body work done etc etc.

Finally I progressed up the concours ladder.

Maybe it was a bit down to luck at the end of the day, there could have been the likes of Toby, Paul Toothills SP or any other fantastically restored / pampered Interceptor there. But after years (since 2013) of graft I finally won the Interceptor cup.

Overall I was 5th. Since starting in concours I have won club best novice, 3rd place bronze, 1st place bronze, then gradually worked my way up the ladder when the class system went and it was an all in competition.

I know the competition is dying out which is a real shame. Not everyone wants to polish, but everyone appreciates looking at the cars in concours. Would Anton have rushed over just finishing his fabulous CV8 only days before? This has probably been the case for cars over the years. I remember Dave Pearce finishing bits on the morning when he won everything.

The competition has improved my car know end over the years. Studying the score sheets to improve on previous years.

I sincerely hope we don’t lose this competition.

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by Grant » Mon Jun 24, 2019 6:48 pm

Nice one Eddie.. you deserve it "My Ole Fruit"... Have another medal son>>Image... you really have a beautiful Interceptor II.. as you know my fave of all the models especially being a late MkII... Well done EdImage
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by Pymmie » Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:26 pm

Well done Eddie.

Having known CEA 1J since around 2011 and slowly watching the car get better and better I can’t think of a more deserved winner.

Although I wasn’t wasn’t at this years International I remember Eddie arriving at last years on the Sunday after a 70 mile plus drive and start cleaning. Surely this is the true spirit of concours..

Looking forward to seeing CEA 1J back in the South West soon.

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by Toby » Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:42 pm

Congratulations Eddie
I'm glad to see that trophy go to someone deserving, your persistence and hard work have paid off, well done!
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by garyc » Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:00 pm

Well done Eddie
Bet the Mrs is happy you got a big shiny trophy on the mantlepiece :D
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by colin7673 » Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:29 am

Eddie wrote:I know the competition is dying out which is a real shame. Not everyone wants to polish, but everyone appreciates looking at the cars in concours. Would Anton have rushed over just finishing his fabulous CV8 only days before? This has probably been the case for cars over the years. I remember Dave Pearce finishing bits on the morning when he won everything.

The competition has improved my car know end over the years. Studying the score sheets to improve on previous years.

I sincerely hope we don’t lose this competition.


I know we have just had the members survey and so far 195 members have said keep concours, I also know that it published in the magazine and on the Forum but, has ANYBODY actually ASKED why members don't want to enter.. So many cars turn up on Sunday, too look at those that do, maybe finding out why might help to keep it going,,
I know why I don't enter and when I told a judge the reason, the reply I got was "0h well". Not what you want to hear really.
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by Kevin Birch » Thu Jun 27, 2019 7:51 pm

Hi Eddie, well deserved mate, a lot of effort now recognised and a long time coming. Don't forget I'm still willing to sacrifice my MK1 and do a straight swap as suggested 5 years ago, you know you want to :wink:
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