News : Cropredy Bridge welcomes Spencer Haze

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Spencer Haze drives a Jensen FF, and it’s serviced by Cropredy Bridge

Renowned consumer journalist, TV broadcaster and artist James Ruppert (Bangernomics, Autocar, The Independent, London Evening Standard) teams up with Jensen Centre of Excellence, Cropredy Bridge, to unleash the only automotive-focused, time-travelling, cartoon character ‘Spencer Haze’: real, ordinary hero Spencer Haze drives a fast Jensen FF, fights crime, enjoys adventures in a uniquely 1970s style, and of course, lets Cropredy Bridge take care of his Jensen.

Ruppert’s alternative to Sweeney’s Jack Regan has taste: perhaps Spencer’s own Jensen FF is one of the four FFs (the all-wheel-drive version of the famous Interceptor) currently at Cropredy Bridge’s workshops being serviced, maintained or undergoing full restoration. With only 320 FFs ever built during a five-year period (1966-1971) and allowing for the inevitable losses over the years, to find four of them at Cropredy Bridge is testament of the UK restoration centre’s main role in preserving, protecting and contributing to the British marque’s everlasting allure.

Spencer Haze’s appetite for life and fast cars is reflected in a series of Cropredy Bridge-inspired cartoons featuring in all of Cropredy Bridge’s advertising and promotional material. Wholly-owned by Gama Cars Limited since 2011, the Oxfordshire-based Jensen restoration and car sale centre has been carrying out mechanical, bodywork, servicing and restoration work for over forty years; a modern version of classic Interceptors has also been built at Cropredy Bridge.

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Keith Adams

Keith Adams

Editor and creator AROnline at AROnline
Created www.austin-rover.co.uk in 2001 and built it up to become the world's foremost reference source for all things BMC, Leyland and Rover Group, before renaming it AROnline in 2007.

Is the Editor of the Parkers website and price guide, formerly editor of Classic Car Weekly, and launch editor/creator of Modern Classics magazine. Has contributed to various motoring titles including Octane, Practical Classics, Evo, Honest John, CAR magazine, Autocar, Pistonheads, Diesel Car, Practical Performance Car, Performance French Car, Car Mechanics, Jaguar World Monthly, MG Enthusiast, Modern MINI, Practical Classics, Fifth Gear Website, Radio 4, and the the Motoring Independent...

Likes 'conditionally challenged' motors and taking them on unfeasible adventures all across Europe.
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6 Comments

  1. Not really Keith old fruit, I don’t really make comments and this is the only time I’ve made a negative one but this is fairly weak beer.
    You may not like that but to fling the dummy from the pram is plain irrational.

  2. Renowned artist James Ruppert? Put a photo of a Mk III Interceptor into Photoshop and press the ‘cartoon’ filter and try to pass it off as an FF? OMG.

  3. Hello, well I’m not a renowned artist, but actually I did draw that from scratch, no computering involved OK? All the best – James

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