C-V8 Birthday show – 50 for 50

The C-V8 50th Anniversary

NOTE: This event has now taken place.  And it was a huge success with up to 60 CV8s attending!

Friday 27th July For those who would like to make a long weekend of it please meet at The Lion, Waddesdon, 7.30 pm onwards.

Saturday 28th July Meet at Studio 434, 434 Mutton Lane, Potters Bar, EN6 3AT any time between 10 and 12 noon.  Studio 434 is a collection of classic cars for hire and film work owned by Rodger and Guy Dudding, JOC members,  the collection of over 100 cars spans 100 years of motoring from 1910 to the present day and includes nine Jensens from a 1938 S-Type to a 2003 SV8, and of course a C-V8.

There is a charge of £7.50 for entrance and any profit on the day goes to Help for Heroes.  Pay on the day to John Staddon who will settle with Studio 434

Lunch at the Old Manor Bar and Restaurant, Potters Bar 12.30 pm (5 minutes drive from Studio 434). Due to limited car parking at the Restaurant we should share cars when we go there

Saturday, 2 pm. Visit to the De Havilland Aircraft Heritage Centre, (the Mosquito Museum), Salisbury Hall, London Colney, Hertfordshire, AL2 1BU. Not far from Studio 434 heading towards Waddesdon the Mosquito Museum is at Salisbury Hall, “the birth place of the wooden wonder”; nearly 30 aircraft are on display including three Mosquitoes, one the original prototype.  Entry is £8.00 to include a guided tour (£2 more than previously advised due to the inclusion of the guided tour).  Cars may be parked together.

Saturday evening.  Dinner (now fully booked) at The Restaurant, Waddesdon Manor. The Restaurant will be opened exclusively for the JOC.  [Prebooked dinners were 3-courses for £35.00 (drinks excluded).  Menu choice may be made on the night.]
Arrive for 7 pm. There is a bar with waiter service and the Terrace outside the Restaurant will be open for us. Sit down to dinner at 8pm. Guest Speaker; Alan Smith (former JOC Chairman) on The Inca Trail.

Dinner closes 12 am latest.  Dress Code; Smart casual (no shorts, jeans, or tee-shirts please).Should you wish to arrive and depart by taxi that is possible and the staff at Waddesdon Manor is happy to book taxis on the night for guests departing, the NT does this sort of event often and local taxi drivers are familiar with the entry routine so taxis will come to the house.  Should you wish to arrive by Jensen and depart by taxi that is also possible. Exhibiting cars may be left in-situ for the event and we are assured that the exhibit area is covered by CCTV. Please contact John Staddon if you wish to leave your car so that we can confirm numbers and so that the NT knows which cars are to remain (and that owners are not simply lost somewhere in the grounds).
When arriving in the evening please note the gate half way up the drive to the house is closed at 5 pm but there is an intercom system, speak into the microphone and you will be let through.

Sunday 29th July. The main event at Waddesdon Manor, Waddesdon, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP18 0JH. 
Arrival should be between 9.30 and 10 am.
Event closes at 5 pm

Entry for exhibiting cars is free for driver and one passenger. Access to house for exhibitors is at a reduced group rate of £7.20.  This must be pre-booked (for everyone not just for the JOC) so please contact the NT Booking Office on 01296 653226 10 till 3 Mon to Fri if you want to see the house.

For non-exhibiting cars and additional passengers  entrance to gardens etc. but not house:  Adult: £7.20, Child: £4.00, National Trust Members: free, Under 5s: free

For non-exhibiting cars entrance to house and gardens etc:  Adult: £15.40, Child: £11.70. NT free. Booking required for house as above.

There is a lot to do at Waddesdon and of course we have a 50th Birthday to celebrate. We also plan a Treasure Hunt, owner’s choice (which is your favourite car), gentleman start your engines, a photo-shoot and the cutting of the cake (the C-V8 50th Birthday cake of course).

Directions To Waddesdon Manor

From the South
Take M40 to Junction 7. Turn right towards Thame.  At first roundabout take second exit towards Aylesbury.  At next roundabout take first exit towards Long Crendon.  In Long Crendon turn right towards Chearsley and Waddesdon.  In Chearsley, as the road swings to the right, go straight ahead into Winchendon Road towards Waddesdon.  Continue until T-junction with A41.  Turn left into Waddesdon village

From the North
Take M40 to Junction 9.  Take A34 towards Bicester.  At first roundabout, take second exit towards Aylesbury.  At next roundabout, continue on A41 towards Aylesbury.  Continue for about 10 miles and enter Waddesdon village.


Contact details during the weekend:

John Staddon Mobile: 07990 577393; jstaddon@ttsp.com  (do not use the btinternet.com address as I cannot monitor that remotely).

Please note that you can attend all or any part of the event, (although dinner is sold out).

Though the CV8 will be the star of the show the event is open to all Jensens, the more the merrier. .


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