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Jensen Motors Personnel

  • RECOLLECTIONS

    Jensen Motors Chief Quality Engineer | Andrew Bee | Recollections

    Jensen’s Marketing Manager, Richard Graves, enticed Andrew Bee to leave Rolls Royce and Join Jensen Motors. The Company were struggling to maintain quality control, and Graves knew Bee was the right man for the job. Bee reflects on his time at Rolls Royce and at Jensen Motors.   Andrew Bee | Recollections | Early Years […]

  • Museum A-Z Lexicon

    Jensen Motors Employees A - Z

    Jensen Motors Personnel A-Z

    Who were the Jensen Motors employees, involved in producing the must have cars of the time. From the colourful Carl Duerr, to Richard Graves, gentleman personified. It was a dedicated workforce from shop floor to managing directors office, and everyone loved the product they were producing. Not that this was an easy ride, as service […]

  • MUSEUM A-Z LEXICON

    Jensen Motors Drawing Office Employees A-Z

    Jensen Motors Drawing Office Employees A-Z

    Integral to any car company is a competent drawing office, where a range of draughtsmen, illustrators, body and chassis specialists, along with estimators, work on new car models. Jensen Motors gave a huge amount of autonomy over to the men of the drawing office, unlike many other car companies, which had ‘checkers’. It was the […]

  • LIFE & TIMES OF A JENSEN EMPLOYEE

    Jensen’s Top Valeter | Maud Pritchard

    Jensen’s Top Valeter | Maud Pritchard

    “No one could clean a vehicle like Maud, her attention to detail was phenomenal, and how she cleaned glass was something from a magicians act – you just didn’t know there was glass there !” John Page – Technical Service Representative, Service Department, Jensen Motors.   Jensen’s Top Valeter | Maud Pritchard | Early Years […]

  • LIFE & TIMES OF A JENSEN EMPLOYEE

    Jensen Motors Works Manager | Life & Times

    Jensen Motors Works Manager | Life & Times Of Bill Silvester

    After the end of the Second World War, ex-Sergeant, Bill Silvester, started work at Jensen Motors as Works Foreman. It wasn’t until 1973 that Silvester was formally appointed as Works Manager, even although he had occupied that position since at least 1962. The job of both Works Foreman, and Works Manager was no easy-ride, but […]

  • LIFE & TIMES JENSEN EMPLOYEE

    Jensen Motors' Baseball Legend

    Jensen Motors’ Baseball Legend

    William ‘Bill’ Casey joined Jensen Motors in 1969 as a finisher on sub-assembly. Outside of work, Casey’s obsession was with American baseball. He practised fanatically, and was already a major player in Britain’s post-war fledgling baseball league, by the time he joined Jensen Motors. With the help of his wife, the Museum has pieced together […]

  • RECOLLECTIONS

    Jensen Motors Production Engineer | Philip Campion | Recollections

    Jensen Motors Project Engineer | Philip Campion | Recollections

    Philip Campion joined Jensen Motors in 1970 as Project Engineer. One of Campion’s first tasks was to bring the Press Shop and Machine Shop into the modern age. He was sent over to Lotus to try and bring an end to the supply problems of the engine for the Jensen Healey, and later on was […]

  • DAY IN THE LIFE

    Jensen Motors Trim Shop Worker | Day In The Life

    Jensen Motors Trim Shop Worker | Day In The Life

    Sandra Bath (later Sandra Nation) joined Jensen Motors  just before Christmas 1960. Bath started work in the Trim Shop stuffing seats. Later she put the fastenings onto the carpets, and worked the machine that put the windows in the soft-tops of Austin Healey cars. Bath worked at Jensen Motors between 1960 and 1966. I turned […]

  • MUSEUM A-Z LEXICON

    Jensen Motors Paint Shop Employees A-Z

    Jensen Motors Paint Shop Employees A-Z

    The Paint Shop at Jensen Motors included the red oxidising & priming, through to painting and final undersealing, before the body moved to the start of the assembly track. Former Paint Shop Operative, Peter Stait, remembers how the foreman would hand over the paint for each car coming through the booth. “As painters, we didn’t […]

  • FACTORY RECOLLECTIONS

    Jensen Motors' Press Shop Manager | Recollections

    Jensen Motors’ Press Shop Manager | Recollections

    Ron Freckleton had the most incredible career with Jensen Motors. Starting in the Press Shop in 1951, later becoming Press Shop Manager, then Rate-Fixer, before heading the pressings company at Cymgors, which had been bought out by Qvale. Freckleton’s return to Kelvin Way in 1975, saw him without any formal position. In reality he became […]

  • FACTORY RECOLLECTIONS

    Jensen Motors Development Department Mechanic | Recollections

    Jensen Motors Development Department Mechanic | Recollections

    Richard Peckover joined Jensen Motors in 1968, initially working in the Service Department, and then, a couple of years later, transferring to the Development Department. Peckover gives the Museum his recollections of work on the prototype Jensen Healey, leading up to the famous ‘Champagne In Tea Cups’ picture. I joined Jensen Motors in 1968 working […]

  • MUSEUM A-Z LEXICON

    Jensen Factory Development Department A-Z

    Jensen Factory Development Department Employees A-Z

    Although the official designation was the Development Department, it was also known as the Engineering Department. However, it was more fondly remembered simply as ‘Experimental’, by the close-knit group of employees that formed this department. At Carter’s Green, the Development Department was situated at the rear of the factory, next to the Body Drawing Office […]

  • FACTORY RECOLLECTIONS

    Jensen Motors Quality Engineer | Recollections

    Jensen Motors Quality Engineer | Recollections

    Paul Turner was brought into Jensen Motors as a Quality Engineer. It was his job to solve any quality related issues on the Interceptor before it went through to Sales. His was not going to be an easy job by any stretch of the imagination, but winning the respect of the assembly track foremen and […]

  • DAY IN THE LIFE SERIES

    Jensen Motors Road Tester | Day In The Life

    Jensen Motors Road Tester | Day In The Life

    John Taylor joined Jensen Motors in 1964 as a mechanic, and by 1972 was one of two Jensen Motors Road Testers, undertaking routine tests on new Healeys. As Taylor states today, as far as he was concerned he had the best job at Jensen Motors. Taylor gives us a Day In The Life of a […]

  • MUSEUM A-Z LEXICON

    Jensen Motors Trim Shop Employees A-Z

    Jensen Motors Trim Shop Employees A-Z

    Jensen Motors had one of the best reputations in the motor industry for the quality of their trim. This was based not just on using the best leathers and other materials, but also by the high standard expected from Jensen Motors’ Trim Shop. Former Jensen Motors quality Engineer, Paul Turner,  told the Museum, “we never […]