The Great Escape Jensen Interceptor lived up to our name in London in February 2010 when it starred alongside a hotly tipped new singer songwriter in his first video. The premis of Alan Pownall’s video for his first single Chasing Time was a bank getaway and for the producers the Jensen was the perfect set of wheels. The Jensen’s jetset 1970s style and mammoth burbling 7.2 litre V8 fitted the London setting perfectly.
The Great Escape Classic Car Hire Jensen Interceptor was used extensively in the filming and performed fautlessly. The shoot required us to deliver the car to Islington in London by 7.30am and shooting finished at 7pm. This involved a 3.30am start in 2 inches of snow on undriven roads – a tall test for the high powered rear wheel drive Jensen but one that it took easily in its stride. We arrived early after a 70 mph blast down the M40 and through early morning London traffic. The trip back was equally uneventful. The only downside was the cold weather. At motorway speeds the engine stayed so cold that the cockpit heater thermostat wouldn’t kick in meaning a rather chilly journey.
The Jensen proved a massive hit with the people of Islington. Parked by the kerb for 12 hours it attracted a constant stream of questions and oggling with cars slowing down to admire its sleek continent-busting grand touring lines.
We would say this wouldn’t we but at Great Escape we think Alan Pownall is great – a genuinely nice guy with some excellent tunes. Not that in the music business that always means much. Good luck to him and we look forward to seeing the video on YouTube in a couple of weeks. To view the acoustic version of Chasing Time by Alan Pownall click here.
Even if you haven’t got a music video to make you can hire the Great Escape Classic Car Hire Jensen Interceptor by the day, weekend or week. Every hire day includes a full 24 hours use, unlimited mileage, insurance and breakdown cover. For more details visit our website or call 01527 893733.