This page covers the Jupiter Owners' Auto Club get together for 2009

THE JOAC WEEKEND IS IN NORTH YORKSHIRE, OVER THE WEEKEND 19 – 20 SEPTEMBER

The Autumn Tour of the Dales

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This page last updated 06 September 2009

See also JOAC event 2008 and JOAC event 2012


We meet on Saturday the 19th September at the White Bear, Masham, for the AGM and Dinner

The AGM will be at 3:00 p.m. The Dinner will be at 7:00 for 7:30.

See below for the menu choices - get your choice to Peter Welch by 10th September.

Address of the White Bear Hotel:  Wellgarth, Masham, North Yorkshire, HG4 4EN

Masham is 15 miles from the end of the A1(M) to the north of Wetherby. Take B6267 off the A1; it becomes the A6108 just before Masham.

You cross the bridge over the river Ure, the road curves to the left then look for the brown sign indicating the White Bear which is a right turn. See below for a map of Masham showing the hotels..

 

See bottom of page if you might want to take the train up from London

Scroll down to below for the  map of the part of North Yorkshire we shall be visiting for some surprising information on the Jupiter Mark 2.

 

On the Sunday there will be the scenic drive. From Masham to Middleham (10 miles). We then drive up Wensleydale to the dramatic Aysgarth Falls, the Castle Bolton (Mary Queen of Scots) to Leyburn, then Richmond.

Near Middleham we can visit the Forbidden Corner (a bizarre labyrinth of tunnels, chambers, follies and surprises in a four-acre garden (please note you have to book The Forbidden Corner in advance, or you will not be admitted!) and/or Middleham Castle (Richard III's home).

Richmond has its castle, an interesting town centre with picture gallery and lunch in a recently converted old station.

Finally, we are fortunate in being able to go round Keith Schellenberg's collection of WO Bentleys, vintage motor cycles and attractive garden.

 

Book your room in the White Bear Hotel by telephoning Sue Thomas on 01765-689 319 and advise JOAC Block Booking as we have the hotel for the Saturday night, but warned it is filling up fast!

The alternative hotel is the Kings Head Hotel also in Masham, about out 6 minutes walk from the White Bear.

 

For more information and B&B suggestions,

contact the Masham Tourist Information Centre, Tel: 01765 680 200 or e-mail [email protected]

White Bear Hotel - Approaching Masham from the A1, along the B6267 (which becomes the A6108), cross the main river bridge, the road swinging left, then watch for brown sign to the White Bear and/or the Black Sheep Brewery (which is immediately alongside):  as the road swings sharp right, the turn to the hotel is immediately after the bend (50 yards) on the Right hand Side, and before the Wensleydale Garage.  Parking is immediately fronting the hotel.

Those using the King’s Head Hotel will find it centrally in the town, fronting the main market square. Parking is on the main square – they say they have never had an instance of malicious damage, even with such exotica as Ferraris parked there overnight.

But do contact Peter Welch (Tel: 01609-774 604) as we need to reserve spaces for the Saturday as it is Market day there. Six spaces reserved so far.

 

Click here for a map of Masham showing the two hotels.

 

The Sunday scenic drive. Initially from Masham to Middleham 10 miles (NB finishing at Keith Schellenberg's collection of WO Bentleys etc where the concours judging will take place).

 

We then drive up Wensleydale to the dramatic Aysgarth Falls, total distance between 23 and 60 miles according to route chosen

 

Then to the Castle Bolton (Mary Queen of Scots) to Leyburn, then Richmond.

Near Middleham we can visit the Forbidden Corner (a bizarre labyrinth of tunnels, chambers, follies and surprises in a four-acre garden)

Please note you have to book The Forbidden Corner in advance, or you will not be admitted!

The contact phone no. is: 01969 640638, or 640687 or book online

Then there is Middleham Castle (which was Richard III's home).

Richmond also has its castle, an interesting town centre with picture gallery and lunch in a recently converted old station.

Almost finally, we are fortunate in being able to go round Keith Schellenberg's collection of WO Bentleys, vintage motor cycles and attractive garden.

We can then visit Allan Fishburn's Darlington workshop where we can see a Jupiter Mark 2 under construction, for more see below the map:-

Left: St Nicholas, once a Benedictine hospital, is Keith Schellenberg's historic warren of a house on the River Swale on the outskirts of Richmond. It is a beguiling place, hidden behind a high wall.

Mr Schellenberg once owned the Isle of Eigg in the Inner Hebrides; he sold it in 1994.

His collection of unusual vehicles extends beyond Bentley's Bentleys to a 1927 Albion, the shooting brake of the Duke of Devonshire, and a 19th century steam, horse-drawn fire engine, complete with fire-fighting equipment.

Schellenberg racing his 1933 Bentley Barnato Hassan special at Goodwood earlier this year

Herewith the  map of the part of North Yorkshire we shall be visiting during the scenic run:-

The suggested tour itineraries for the Sunday vary in length and ‘difficulty’ from 23 to about 60 miles – Peter Welch will issue notes & maps at the dinner. Richmond back to Masham is about 15 miles.

Jupiter Mark 2: after visiting the Schellenberg collection at the end of the scenic run, and the concours awards, we visited Allan Fishburn's workshop in Darlington (14 miles from Schellenberg) where Allan is constructing a Mark 2 Jupiter. This was a paper study by Jowett that reached the plasticene model stage, and is based on the Eberhorst chassis we know and love. See "The Car that Leaped to Fame" page 15, and "Jowett Javelin the Complete Story" page 146 for more on the Jupiter Mark 2. Allan's workshop will be open from 5:30pm to 7:00pm on the Sunday.

Allan has been working hard on it lately and the bodywork should be pretty advanced when  we get to see it.

 

The Richmond Tourist Office can be contacted by phone: 01748 828742 or E-mail: [email protected]

 

 

SCENIC RUN ON SUNDAY

At the dinner, we were issued a tour ‘pack’, including suggested alternative routes, notes on  attractions, outline maps, etc., plus a detailed town map of Richmond. Those not attending the dinner, but doing the tour, could collect a pack from Peter Welch at the White Bear on the morning of Sunday, at breakfast time.

 

Those having an extended stay locally attended the Jazzfest Weekend of evening performances at the Richmond Georgian Theatre Royal (18, 19, 20 Sept). We booked early – it’s a very small & characterful venue! 

The Sunday’s performance was by Alec Dankworth’s ‘Spanish Accents’ (Alec is the son of John Dankworth)
It’s a very small & intimate theatre & great for jazz – we saw a great performance there by the Temperance Seven some years ago! Peter Wech adds: those going to the jazz may want to take a supplementary cushion – the seats are benches, padded (but not very!)
 

Here is the menu for the JOAC Dinner on Saturday the 19th September

MAIN DINNER    -   The hotel has asked us to narrow the normally extensive menu & indicate in advance how many will have which items of the menu. Please phone your choices to Peter or Barbara Welch (01609 774 604) by September 10th AT THE LATEST

  The available menu items are as follows (with approx costs shown):

Starters

A    Grilled mushrooms, stuffed with red onion, goat’s cheese                                  £5

B     Smoked salmon parcel, stuffed with prawns,  light lemon mayonnaise               £6

C     Soup of the day                                                                                              £4

D     Tortillas, filled crispy duck, spr. onions, peppers, cucumber, barb. sauce          £6

 

Main courses

E     Fish ‘n Chips, mushy peas, salad            (good, in Yorkshire!)                             £9

F     Beef stroganoff, rice, salad                                                                                 £13

G    Chicken breast, topped ham, mozzarella, tomato/pesto sauce                              £12

H    Roast beef, lamb or pork, with Yorkshire pudding                                               £9

Vegetarian main course options:

I    Mushroom stroganoff with rice & salad                                                                   £9

J    Vegetable pasta bake                                                                                             £9

K   Vegetable pancake                                                                                                 £9

Main courses come with fresh vegetables & new potatoes, unless otherwise indicated.

 

To take the train up from London. Chris Freudenberg took the train from London.

Trains from London & back run to & from Thirsk, the nearest station to Masham, which is 13 miles away. Chris suggests the 11.27am direct train (no change) from Kings Cross which arrives at Thirsk at 13.50pm i.e. in time for a taxi to get to the AGM on time. Next morning (similarly) there is a direct train from Thirsk at 10.26am getting in to Kings Cross at 12.51


 


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