online since 01.08.2019
last updated 01.03.2022
Austin A40 Sports - Links & Thanks
In my now nearly 10 year journey as a custodian of an Austin A40 Sports I encountered many fantastic, knowlegable and generous friends all over the globe! Many shared their knowledge with me or helped with technical aspects. Most important are: Bill Wilkman from the Yahoo group who also helped with the English on parts of this page. David Whyley and Norman Milne from the ACCC, who were always generously sharing from their wealth of knowledge. It is always a pleasure to read their articles. Jensen historian Richard Calver who helped me understanding the Jensen side of the story and Dennis Cremer and Tony Eades who answered all my technical questions. Thanks a ton!
Here's the start of a list of important (internet) sources:
AUSTIN COUNTIES CAR CLUB LTD
No.1 European resource for all Austin Counties cars.
Based in the UK. Wonderful people there, events, a bimonthly club journal & dicounts with official parts partners! Membership is highly recommended :)
Friends of the Austin Counties Cars
200 members discuss every aspect of living with their Austin. I found many friends and much help there!
A Truely fantastic resource! The group is hosted at groups.io
History & Register of the Austin Eight
Hermann Egges' Austin 8 Site - splendid information and a joy to look around. My No.1 inspiration for setting this up.
Austin Works - Home of the 1947-1952 Austin Cars
Rob Stuart aka 'Mr. Austin''s site. Lots of useful information there.
Ken McGuire's image documentation of his original 1949 Austin A40 Devon. Great resource.
Jensen C-V8 Resource
Dedicated to the Jensen CV-8, this wonderful site offers much general information on Jensen and the Austin A40 Sports as well.
Richard Calver's highly informative Jensen history site. His books can be bought there as well!
Another great site dedicated to the history of Jensen Motors. Frequently updated with lots of wonderful stories there.
Longbridge Motor Spares Ltd.
Dave Kingerley integrated the remains of former EARLPART into his business some time ago and in 2021 also aquired the stock of ACCC spares service "new" spares. Longbridge Motor Spares now holds the most comprehensive parts stock worldwide and is the official parts partner to the ACCC! Catalogues can be found online.
Finally a company produces high quality floor parts for the Sports! I doubt there will be a restoreer who won't need to replace these floor parts. Mine were patched in like three layers :)
Graham Potts has over 30 years ' experience of Counties Austins and has aquinted the club's used spares stock in 2021, establishing his own business to meet owners needs for used spares. Potts parts is not online yet, contact details will follow.
Old-Era Services - Australia
Peter & Beverley Jackson offer and reproduced a wide variety of unavailable (rubber) parts and offer fantastic quality and service.