John Walkden and his Jensen

John Walkden and his Jensen

Countdown to Cruise-In: Jensen top ride

Every week leading up to the Langley Good Times Cruise-In we'll profile another local car buff.

Name: John Walkden, LAMB President

Resides in: Langley City

What is your current ride? 1976 Jensen GT, 1972 Rover TC2000, 1977 MGB

First car? 1966 Austin 1100

Worst car ever? 1980 Rover 3500, I was fixing it more than driving!

Tell us about your longest project, start to finish. The Jensen, about two years.

What makes you reach for the swear jar? Putting a tool down and not remembering where I put it five minutes later!

What’s your perfect drive? Pretty much anywhere in the Kootenays, especially Highway 3A from Crawford Bay to Creston.

If money was no object, what car would be in your garage tomorrow? A Jensen Interceptor.

Need for speed or quiet country roads? Why? Bit of both really, but the quiet country roads are relaxing.

Are you a regular at Langley Good Times Cruise-In, and why or why not? Yes, variety of cars and it’s local.

What does your spouse think of your hobby? She is very supportive.

Maximum number of cars you’ve owned at one time. Right now, three.

Most memorable road trip? Attending MG2015 in Niagara Falls, Ont., 26 days and 11,300 trouble-free kilometres in my MGB.

Oddest question you’ve been asked at car shows? Why a British car?

Which is better – driving a car or working in the garage? I really enjoy both but the driving is the reason we have them!

Most costly project? The Jensen