In­ter­cep­tors recre­ate pro­to­type run

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Jensen own­ers from across Europe have used their In­ter­cep­tors to re­trace the pro­to­type’s 1000-mile jour­ney from Italy to Eng­land.

Cars from Bri­tain, Ger­many, Aus­tria and even the USA joined in the 50th an­niver­sary recreation of the first car’s run from Vig­nale’s fac­tory in Turin to Le Tou­quet Air­port in France, where it was then flown to Lydd in Kent for the fi­nal run to the West Bromwich plant.

The run in­cluded stops at Turin’s Na­tional Motor Mu­seum. Run co­or­di­na­tor Shaun Win­field says 30 In­ter­cep­tors took part. ‘It took us four years to or­gan­ise it, but the trip was well worth it,’ he says. ‘We even mocked up one car as the long-gone pro­to­type, BEA 693C, for a com­mem­o­ra­tive pho­to­shoot.’

The club is now or­gan­is­ing a mas­sive In­ter­cep­tor and FF week­end on Sun­day 25 Septem­ber, which it plans to be the big­gest ever dis­play of the two mod­els.

Other mod­els built by Jensen – in­clud­ing the Volvo P1800 – will also be welcome at the one-day ex­hi­bi­tion at the British Motor Mu­seum in Gay­don, War­wick­shire.

The an­niver­sary run’s call­ing points in­clude Le Tor­quet Air­port, from where the In­ter­cep­tor pro­to­type was flown across the Channel to Kent.

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