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This blog is a record of running a 50 year old classic car as essential transport and for road trips.

It is here to prepare those who might be tempted to do the same, they require mental and physical stamina, tenacity and transportational back up (not necessarily in that order). It has been challenging, time consuming, frustrating, nerve wracking but very rewarding and enjoyable.

My Jensen CV8 is being driven, not stuck in a garage collecting dust, it is not a concours condition car, and in a lot of respects is showing its age, but it creates interest where ever I go and is great fun to drive.

This blog is dedicated to my family and friends who have to put up with the sweet(?) smell of oil and leather, car seats that only reach half way up your back, front seat belts that attempt to garrotte you every time you turn a corner at speed, and the need for ear defenders at any speed above 50 mph.

Monday, 16 August 2010

Successful trip to Cropedy music festival at the weekend, didn't count the miles but it has to be 80 each way. Rained all weekend, so the terrain was ugly. No problems though, and we breezed through the mud on our way out. The car looks like I've been 4x4 off-roading.

It was a tight squeeze to fit everything in, tent, beer, dry clothes, wife, dog, chairs, and the obligatory 1/2 boot full of tools and spare parts.

Exhaust leak fixed, car running as smooth as it ever has, lovely burble of the V8 now re-instated.

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