Some of the more sacrilegious among my mates in the Jensen-owning
described my databook as the Jensen "bible" and my
goodself as the "god" of the Jensen
world. Personally, I wouldn't go to such extremes but have a look
at these unsolicited
comments. Some of these are real rippers, especially when you
consider I didn't have to
pay for them.
- "This is an amazing labour of love and, for Jensen owners, an
absolute goldmine of information. A truly astonishing piece of work but, as
they say, there's more! Jensen enthusiasts around the world will be awaiting
the remainder of Calver's books with bated breath."
— Allan Walton, New Zealand Classic Car, August 2003
- "This extraordinary tome is the first of Richard
Calver's planned four-volume history of Jensen. A mammoth undertaking, it has to be
for Jensen fanatics only.
We look forward to the publication of future volumes with
Malcolm McKay, Classic Cars,
- "This is an immense work undertaken by an enthusiast
... an invaluable aid to the
Lynda Springate, Beaulieu
Bookshelf, December 1991
- "You need to be particularly keen to buy it, but
those who do will not be disappointed
... a magnificent piece of work."
Nigel Beck, Regalia Secretary, Jensen Owners Club
(UK), October 1991
- "A masterpiece ... a most interesting study for the
true enthusiast ... a must for anyone
interested in the marque."
Peter Wallis, Chairman, Jensen
Owners Club (UK), August 1991
- "A must for all Jensen enthusiasts. It has been my
bedside reading since I got it."
Graeme Watkins, Secretary, Jensen
Car Club (Australia), June 1991
- "I should think it will become a prescribed
possession for existing and future Jensen
buffs you are to be congratulated."
Ian Orford, Managing Director, Jensen Cars Ltd
1984-88, October 1991
- "A most comprehensive work."
Eric Neale, Chief Body Engineer,
Jensen Motors Ltd 1946-66, August 1991
- "A mammoth work ... you must already be the world
authority on the Jensen marque."
Richard Graves, Marketing Director,
Jensen Motors Ltd 1966-75, August 1991
- "An amazingly thorough work."
Martin Jensen, November 1991
- "Your volume is an amazing achievement ... my very
Alan Jensen, August 1991
- "Richard Calver's Chassis Data book lists nearly
every Jensen ever made! It is important
that every Jensen owner purchases one of these books as
it should become part of your
Jensen's documentation, as the owner's manual and service
history are. Purchasing the
data book also shows your appreciation of Richard's
efforts (can you imagine how much
work went in to this?) and will let him continue his
researches and thus further volumes."
Keith Anderson, JOC (UK), December
- "You must have the same curiosity for problem-solving
as I do. It has been a real pleasure
to read your replies as I now feel more confident that I
have been on the right track rather
than blindly changing things for the sake of it."
Nick Devereux, JOC (UK), March 1996
- "You are really fantastic helping Jensen owners with
Paul Matell, SJDC (Sweden), March
And from some of you who paid actual money for
" ... loved it, especially the wide format ... excellent
... amazing ... looking forward to the
next volumes ... a tremendous job ... bloody terrific, a real
credit to you ... really excellent,
a tremendous amount of work ... an incredible work ... spent
hours reading it, love it ...
... bravo for an exceptional book ... an absolutely splendid book,
you deserve the highest
praise for what you are doing ... really appreciate what you are
doing ... wish you well in
your historic recording efforts ... you are to be congratulated
... an admirable project and
I look forward immensely to the next volume"
And my all-time favourite? — "The mutt's plums!" Thanks Steve.
So what are you waiting for? Go get a copy!
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© Richard Calver 2000–2003