50 not out!
It's 50 years since the first JOC meeting in 1971
Power steering, that is.
While looking at a radiator top hose at the International,
I was reminded of the silicone replacement hoses made available by Classic Silicone Hoses Ltd, almost a decade ago.
North America Opportunity
I came across an advert for a 541 for sale in Ontario, Canada (Sept 2021).
As the advert says, this is a rare chance to purchase a 541 in North America.
I can't vouch for its condition but it looks delightful.
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Change to Open Day 541 Talk
In August the JOC arranged an Open Day at the National Space Centre in Leicester.
541 Brains Trust win Open Day Cup
While at the Space Center our Club Chairman had planned a quiz on Jensen.
Out of Lockdown
One of the first major events after the end of official Lockdown was the London Classic Car show, held outdoors at Syon Park.
The JOC stand was packed with cars, but I felt the jewel in the crown was Lennie Boulton's 541R.
Parts, Parts & more Parts
Brian Galpin has recently taken over Andy at Appleyard's supply of 541 parts.
He can be contacted via his website:
VFK44 on the move
Closure of the current storage site meant that VFK 44, my 1958 Jensen 541 de luxe, had to be moved, if only across town.
Luckily the new site is warmer, drier AND cheaper.
I won't show shots of its new garage companions as some people might be worried about their car's security.
541 styling cues
The umpteenth in an occasional series about cars that look like a 541...
Who knows? We can't predict if a lockdown will return.
But if an event goes ahead, it will appear on the JOC Events Diary!
Picture credit: "LinkedIn"
The 541 Registrars, David and Jane Turnage, have reported that retired dentist George Hamill,
owner of 541 "5441 HP" for over ten years, passed away on Friday 3rd September. They added:
JOC INTERNATIONAL WEEKEND 10th - 12th September 2021
Only 15 months late, the JOC International Weekend went ahead at Alexandra House, Wroughton, near Marlborough Wiltshire.
Picture credit: "S Carter, JOC Wroughton 2011"
HYBRID MEET 2 Motorworld Kemptthal 2021
Ettore Bugatti was very emphatic that his cars were "Pur Sang" - pure blooded. But many motoring enthusiasts know there is
often more fun to be had with a car where the engine is bought-in from elsewhere. Before the current crop of electrically assisted cars,
these creations were known as "Hybrids".
Picture credit: "https://www.zwischengas.com/"
COMMERCIAL CORNER: PERIOD PHOTO
Remember when we could jump into our cars and tour the continent, with nothing but cash and a passport?
Here's a reminder of what it was like when the 541 was young and pandemics unknown.
Picture credit: "Simon Lewis Transport Books"
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NAJJARIAN 541: LEGENDARY V8
For some decades the Jensen world has been aware of a 541 that was imported to the USA in 1957
and then modified by Najjarian Auto Sports in 1967.
Picture credit: "All Images supplied to me by Peter Becker"
VIDEO CLIP: Loading the Najjarian 541
Video credit: "Bridge Classic Cars"
CAR OF THE MONTH:
NAJJARIAN V8 "RS"
This Chevy V8 engined car looks quite normal on the outside, but there are clues to how special it is, like the blue bonnet badge, the grille in the side vents instead of the chrome strip, and the "RS" letters on the bonnet flap.
Picture credit: Bridge Classic Cars
... previous featured car pictures are stored in an Archive page. Go to the "Toolbox" tab to find this.
PART OF THE MONTH:
...the 541 has many interesting and unique parts...
here's one of them...
Picture credit: WithoutBrakes.com
541 Lower Link Arms...
Come back in a month for another obscure part!