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The late Summer (early Autumn?) 2005 Cornish weekend visit to the Eden Project has now come and gone.

Here are some pictures:-

Jowett Jupiter, two, one with special body 3

Above: John and Susan Powter get well-deserved Korner Trophy - on the left, Ed Nankivell

Above: John Blazé, left. Tony Mumby, right.

Above: Ghislaine Nankivell and Jonathan Root

Above and left: some of the Lockyer family at

St Austell's  Garden of Eden


Jupiter car seen near Croydon, South of London, for the first time in 40 years when it was laid up under sheets. It has now changed hands and is to be restored when time permits as one says.

 

On Sunday 25 August 2004 Pat took the Farina to Lyme Regis to the RNLI day, the Milestone Car Club  had a display of cars on the prom, Jaguars Mercs etc. Pat's trophy was for the most desirable car, the Farina, well we always knew it would create interest and it certainly does.

This is the trophy Pat Lockyer was awarded for his Farina Jupiter

 


 

Recent photographs immediately below. Top left, Roy Watling-Greenwood, who in 1953 built single-handedly the special bodied Jupiter known as GAP 6 - an almost exact replica of standard. The remaining 5 photos were taken at the recent Ardingly Festival of Transport.

Centre left: Mrs Joyce Swayne, widow of the man who bought a Jupiter in 1953 when it was 6 months old. The family still have the car! See further below for pictures of the unsheeting of this car.

The standard Jupiter shown immediately below is owned by John Hodgekinson, who is also responsible for the oil cooler installation top right.

Two bottom photos show a folk-dance troupe performing a Yorkshire clog dance, and a Trinidad-style pan band.

Jowett Jupiter on show

There is a report with pictures on this website for 2004's big JCC Jowett car rally in York, 4-6 June 2004.

Here is a picture from Keith Clements of the Swedish British Car event at the beginning of June 2004:

Jowett Jupiter in Sweden

Above:  the Jupiter of Peter Hewitt of Dals Rostock, Sweden. Ian Glass writes that four Jowetts were there, three from Scandinavia and Keith Clements from the UK - well done Keith! And thanks for the photos!


 

Jowett wedding of the year: Pat Lockyer's daughter Sarah on Saturday 22 May 2004 to lucky man Shane.

The knot has been tied!!

Yes its the LHD Jupiter prototype

Jowett Jupiter wedding photo

First Sunday in May 2005, Black Lion Patcham, veteran Commercial Vehicle Run from London to Brighton, three Jupiters were in evidence. Red saloon Jupiter excellently re-sprayed by Howard Simmons at his workshop 10 miles north of Brighton, Sussex (tel: 01444-254 575).


The Spring 2004 Classic Car show at Bristol (UK) featured Pat Lockyer's Farina Jupiter on the Jowett stand. As you can see it attracted a lot of interest...


Below: JOAC AGM 28 March 2004

Right-top-facing camera, centre: Steve Keil

Bottom left and right: Saloon Jupiter of Alan Beeden with Alan Beeden (left) and Craig Ainge (right)

 

The Ilkley Jubilee Rally for classic cars was on Sunday 4 April 2004. It was the usual format 150-mile road rally with regularities and special tests at various venues. Mike Smailes drove his Red Peril rallying Jupiter. He reports "Had another good day rallying and despite the mixed weather the car went well.  Finished eighth overall at second in class,  just pipped by last year's winners, the TR3 of John Ball.  He finished seventh overall a mere 30 seconds ahead of me.


Sunday 11 April 2004 Flying day at Henstridge with Tony Young's SC while John Blazé looks on

Jowett Jupiter with light aeroplane


Below: JCC Southern section nosh-up mid March 2004. Javelin of Brian Gordon and the Nankivell FHC Jupiter


More on the Tulip Rally 11 to 17 May 2003 for Classic cars, which featured John Blanckley's rally Javelin driven by Hugo van Zuylen van Nijeveldt (who was the outright winner in 1953 in his own Javelin). Navigator was our very own Keith Clements.

Left: At the start. Above: John's rally Javelin is well equipped!!

Above: After the night stop at Riquewihr, at the Hotel le Schoenenbourg.

Left: Hugo waves. This is at St Jean d'Arvey

Left: Col du Granier. Above: somewhere on the route!

Jowett Javelin It was not a spectacularly good result for the Javelin's crew. Hugo won the award for being the oldest driver to finish - seen here with Vincent van 't Schip who was the youngest.

The Javelin was placed 132 out of 138 finishers in the Sporting Class. The team was placed fourth out of four in the E1 sub-class.

 


Below are four pictures of the Jaak Jacobs recent restoration. Almost all his own work, from a dreadful wreck of a car a beautiful Jupiter has risen again (it is now on the road). Scroll about half-way down to see some more, earlier pictures of the same machine.

Jowett Jupiter 8
Jowett Jupiter engine bay

Here are two photographs sent me by Jon Downing.

They are of some of the Jupiters that made it to Newport for the big Jowett Car Club Rally over the 2003 bank holiday in May.

It's good to see some of the Jupiters that later went to France on the 2003 JUPITOUR!

Jupiter finds new owner - Yorkshireman Geoff Jones and his car

Jowett Jupiter 10

 


5th May 2003 was the usual Jowett meeting at the Black Lion, Patcham, on the occasion of the veteran commercial vehicle run from London to Brighton.

Left: the Sparrow/Dixon vintage (Betty Davis in the passenger seat) and Richard Keil's purple 8HP.

The sun shone on the righteous that day, as it usually does on the first Sunday in May down here on the Sussex coast.

Standing, far left, Dennis Sparrow.

Jowett Jupiter 11 The gas-powered Rolls of Pat Lockyer sits next to the Nankivell standard Jupiter.

Pat had his modified and cut-open front timing covers to show to us all how the cooling of the Jowett ohv engine can be radically improved (scroll down for some detailed pictures).

 


Pat Lockyer's four Jupiters all in road-going order  to say the least...

Jowett Jupiter Farina 8

Left to Right: Farina body, ex Dudley racing Jupiter, last all-new Jupiter, and the second prototype


Jowett Jupiter in a club rally Three shots of Mike Smailes competing in the 2003 Ilkley Jubilee Rally (6th April 2003, run over 150 miles, 10 special tests)
Jowett Jupiter in a club rally 2 Mike finished 20th out of 50 competitors, but might have finished as high as 6th if a plausible appeal had been upheld.
Jowett Jupiter in a club rally 3  

 


The discovery of 2003 in California: a Jupiter in single ownership since 1955 recently bought by the astute Scott Tisdale. Although it has a replacement soft top and has possibly been resprayed some time in the past, it is is a typical and quite original late Angell Motors car. Scott is already beginning to acquire the parts he needs to get it running again after its long lay-up.

Jowett Jupiter tool set Jowett Jupiter jack

Part of the Jupiter tool kit and correct Jupiter jack

...thanks to Huntley Perry

Here is a trading card found in an antiquarian bookshop in Lewes, Sussex GB., in 2002 It measures about 3 1/2 inch (88mm) square.

Data on the back are confined to information about the car. Other cards in the series include late 1930s cars like Delahaye. There is no indication as to the source of the cards or why or for whom they were printed. The artist's signature cannot be made out. Can anyone shed light on  these cards?

Ted Miller writes that this painting and about 879 others including a Javelin and a pre-war Jowett appeared in the ILLUSTRATED MOTOR CARS OF THE WORLD.  New York: Grosset & Dunlap (1967).Author is the Dutchman Piet Olyslager.  "One of my favorite car books.  Almost textless, it is the sort of thing that one would really appreciate during time spent in hospital, minimum security prison, or similar...this book is a must see!"  The vehicles depicted range from 18th century steam-powered beauties to 1967-vintage populaires.  The best thing about the book is that the "unknowns and orphans" are very well represented.

Here is a trading card found by Jack Jacobs, issued in Belgium. Apparently given away with chocolates by a Liegois chocolatier called Jacks

Thanks to Keith Clements and Jack Jacobs, of course, for this one... website which is always worth a look, as is his Jowett Discussion Forum

Huntley Perry of Maryland USA has probably the most original restored Jupiter anywhere, following the most careful research. A rare sight in Jupiters these days is the authentic tool locker. The pictures below (top row) show it in Huntley's car...whilst in the bottom row we see the cover for the reserve fuel tap, again closed and open. The reserve tap was deleted for 1952.


Back in 1977 Bas de Bruyn cleverly adapted his SA Jupiter so that his twin girls Olga and Renata could come along too, behind the standard bench seat.

Of course now the girls are grown up, and although neither of them drives the Jupiter, on occasions their younger sister (Isabella) does. The Jupiter has of course long been converted back to standard.


On September 10th 2002 Huntley took his Jup to a small, unjudged, car show at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (See photo below) where his wife Margaret works. The usual comments: "I've never heard of one" and "Is it front wheel drive?" prompted by the rather forward engine location.

Jowett Jupiter on show USA

On Sunday September 8th, Huntley Perry took his Jup to a car show at the Applied Physics Laboratory of the Johns Hopkins University, to a car show sponsored by the Sugarloaf Mountain Region of the Antique Automobile Club of America. Huntley's Jup took first in Sportscar Class against two Jags (XK-120 & XK-E), an Austin Healey 3000, Triumph TR-4, and a Porsche 911, all very nice.


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