I thoroughly enjoyed the weekend, I had the advantage of arriving early and leaving late due to a family flat in Brixham. The tour was superbly organised by Pymie, originaly at Churston Manor which was fully booked when I and Alan Jones enquired, so I came up with staying at the flat, and joining in. When the venue moved, there were more rooms available, but as it was so popular, we decided to stay at the flat, which would allow more Jensenites to attend. As you all know we travelled back and forth from Brixham to Ashburton on Friday and Saturday, the trip back at 11:30 on Saturday night for me was scary. Country roads, a foot deep water in places I did get back to Brixham, the old girl doing me proud. The next day, apparently there was at least 1 modern car that didn't make the same route, as the Jensenites made their way to Dartmouth.
Old friends re-aquainted and new ones made which for me is the best part of these trips. I will admit, I met Paul with the stunning SP at the club stand at the NEC, his car fantastic, the wheels debatable, and thought not sure whether I like him. This trip has changed that, got to know him, and now he has realised these cars need to be driven, what a great bloke, not to discount his lovely partner Chris,both proved to be great company. Just shows first impressions can be wrong.
I'll also remember when Martin Kennedy dangled his keys in front of me, and said lets swap for the next stage. It was only 3 miles, but what an interesting distance that was.I was so engrossed in what I was driving I missed the Hotel, Martin following me, we both drove in from the other entrance, much to the amusement of the fellow members, who actually got confused because we were in the wrong cars. Martin's car is fantastic, the distance I drove it didn't really allow me to get used to it or really asses the difference, but I was a giggling mess and enjoyed the experience, thanks Martin, I would never have thought to do that.
I'm glad that due to the weather, I'm not the only one with damp feet, it's nice to know that even the top cars still leak.
I drove just under 700 miles over the week I was away, through some atrocious weather, including a trip to Teignmouth on Monday through more rain. The car was faultless, and I know most of us covered similar mileage, except Helen, who puts our mileage to shame, but shows a well maintained Jensen is as good as any modern, and I shocked a few on the M5 today.
Rambling on again, but why not when you have just experienced a great weekend with fabulous like minded nutters.
My Toys: Lotus Cortina MK2.RangeRover P38, Yam inflatable.
Mk1 Interceptor, 115/3067