Interesting Jowett Jupiter-related web-links as found by Alastair Gregg
Alastair's very nice Jowett Jupiter is now restored and running. On 30 December 2007 he wrote "I got my Jupiter back yesterday. I've done nearly 450 miles in her. Even in this cold weather it has to be said the car was made for being hood down in the outside lane and showing the millions of pressed tin boxes that fabulous tail along with that flat four bellow".
Alastair is a dab-hand at finding obscure but fascinating Jupiter-related websites out there in cyberspace.
I add my own comments.
Please contact Edmund with your comments, and information on any links you may find that have died.
Also, send me details of any comparable links you come across that you think might qualify for this page
This page will be updated from time to time: last update 27th August 2017, but dead links removed December 2018
Here are the links to images on the internet:-
This image goes back to the early 1950s Californian successful Jupiter competition: Cal Marks and Hunter Hackney
And here is a 2017 buyer's guide to purchasing a Jowett Jupiter
And here is a photo of a Left-hand-drive Jupiter in action someplace
Croft 2012: a lovely purple Jupiter. Scroll past the man with the banjo
Someone has put together an interesting collection of photos of various Jupiters and a Javelin Special
OK 08/04/2019Marcel Becquart in his class-winning Jupiter Le Mans 1951
Tulip Rally of 1953, a white LHD Jupiter not in need
of identification. It was crewed by A Kammeraat and AC Mostert starting
from Den Haag. This rally was won outright by the Javelin of van Zuylen
and van Nijevelt
A so far unidentified red Jupiter in action ascending a hill someplace
Here is a link to a German website with an image of Bobo Onofri's ex-Alf Thomas Jupiter
And on the same website a UK-registered Javelin
nearly half way period photo of a LHD Jupiter registration NG-30-24. Anyone know what country that would be from?
Blue Jupiter in the Little River (New Zealand) hillclimb 13 September 2009.
Ib Rasmussen in action in Denmark in the ex-Mike Smailes Jupiter
The Sommer-bodied Jupiter driven hard presumably by Mogens Ottosen
Two Jupiters in this Youtube clip from Pukekohe (New Zealand again) date 25 January 2009
Red Jupiter at Hebden Bridge 3 August 2008
About half-way down this page of gorgeous French classic cars,
lovely white Jupiter.
Lovely bronze Mk1a Jupiter with traction engines in the background
Ghia-bodied Jupiter when at collection of cars at the Sanxet château in the
again in close-up. Sadly no gone to a collection we no not where
A Jupiter racing at Willow Springs, California, in 1954
An earlier race in California with a Jupiter interacting with haybales
And a Danish-language website has a very recent picture if Ib Rasmussen with his ex-Mike Smailes Jupiter. You need to scroll down a bit.
This would be the occasion when he scored second place, to an XK140 by a mere 10 seconds.
scroll down below the cat and the horse to see Malcolm & Cecily Barker's very nice bronze Jupiter
Drummond Black's Jupiter on show at East Kilbride 3/5/2009
The Jupiter of Les Gourdie in action in New Zealand in an historic event
Click here for a picture of a white Jupiter. This is a Dutch-registered Jupiter ID-17-85
It looks like RHD. Registration date believed to be between 1954 & 1956. Was this a Russian rally? Date given is 1955, Jim Clark supposedly in a DKW. Jim Clark started his career racing a DKW (1956-7) so it is plausible, although it could not have been a rally if it was Jim Clark driving the DKW, and it would have been a race in Scotland or northern England. The Jim Clark DKW belonged to his friend Ian Scott-Wilson. Clark would have been aged 19 in 1955.
Australian car spotters' guide has an early image of the
Jupiter JDM 184 owned by Andy Malvin. Scroll near to the bottom of the website
The lovely red Jupiter of David & Sue Mason on this Flickr website
A very nice image of the Sommer-bodied FHC Jupiter
And we wind up this block with an image of Scott Renner and his Jupiter racing at an historic Monterey meet
1953 sports car race in California, a colour shot of a Jupiter spinning into the haybales
Lovely green Jupiter somewhere in the USA. Not surprising there are onlookers
Drumond Black's Jupiter at East Kilbride 3rd May 2009
Probably in Hungary, this red Jupiter at a show. The language is Hungarian
John Surtees writing about his cars, as some us know his first car was a Jupiter. Now read all about it!
Lots of Jupiter and Javelin stuff in a foreign language believed to be Portuguese
Scroll a quarter down for this red Jupiter
Scott Renner's green Jupiter in California
Mike Allfrey's green Jupiter in Australia where it is allowed to be registered with its original UK mark
Two-colour Jupiter with the bonnet is lifted, and here with the bonnet down. It is in New Zealand of course, owned by Bunty Condon.
Glamour model with a 1950 Jowett Jupiter (according to the caption) but more probably a 1952 version. And here again without the lady but with the soft-top raised.
Go to willmentcars.com, click on <50's> and see clickable image of the FHC Jupiter ex-Willment ex-Ed Nankivell
Not one, but yes two images of the Beutler Jupiter at JCC Leeds Castle in 1984
And now the
lovely blue Jupiter when owned by the late Wally Dale, now back on the road
Pat Quirk's nice red Jupiter out and about in 2008
Bill Swindlhurst's red Jupiter. And its nice to see that Ron Whitfield has been out and about
This time it is Drummond Black's Jupiter with other Jowetts
Front ends of two white Jupiters and a red one at a Jowett meeting
Al Gregg's very own Jupiter, a green Jupiter in the USA on show, tail of a red Jupiter in New Zealand and now the other end
2006 magazine cover that has at the bottom a photo of GKY107 in 1951 Monte Carlo Rally trim
Oldtimer Gala 2007 probably in Germany. Scroll 25% down for a lovely red Jupiter. It is a beautifully restored early car (no louvres) perhaps Heinz Bolliger's car
This website has some information on the Jowett Jupiter culled from books by Edmund Nankivell
Gordon Cooper's Radford-bodied Jupiter, and the Gomm-bodied Jupiter in its previous livery with my white Robinson Jupiter next to it, and finally close-up photo of two standard Jupiters
shame about the tear!
Jean Carlos Machia in Brazil has a very nicely restored green Jupiter, click here"
Here is an image of the Californian Jupiter that was bought late 2008 by Ken Nelson
A grainy image of HKW 197, the prototype SC
Someone called Mark has a
collection of decaying
cars including a you've guessed what half-hidden under a large piece of boarding
Jaak Jacobs at Zolder in October 2008 with his green Jupiter, and there is a link to 2007's event which he attended in his red Jupiter. Thanks to Johan Orye for the photos
Goodwood Revival - picture of the R1's engine bay
Keith Clements's Jupiter at Goodwood. Keith was one of the officials and motored down in his Jup
Les Gourdie's immaculate New Zealand Jupiter
Some images of Scott Renner's Jupiter racing. Ignore the double-underlines links of course!
Some interesting stuff on the Jowett Jupiter
Nice one of
Martyn & Paula King's Jupiter in white
Nice red Jupiter, I think that of Jaak Jacobs, and the white Mk1a of David Kennedy
Beautifully restored Green Jupiter of Jon Andersen in the USA
Pat Lockyer's Farina Jupiter taken at the 2008 Bristol Italian Classic meeting
engine front view,
installed in a Jupiter.
From New Zealand, the red Jupiter of Naomi and Brendan Arnet at a meeting of the New Zealand Vintage Car Club. And another view
Someone has found and snapped Al Gregg's smart dark green Jupiter. Ad here is its other end
delicious 'now sold'
Neil Moore racing his Jupiter at Pukekohe, NZ January 2008
Very nice 'Stateside light green Jupiter showing the flag
A nice find, this one. It depicts some cars at a Driving Test c.1955-57. One is Jupiter HKU 607 now sadly scrapped after an accident.
Harkback to a 1978 issue of the USA magazine Hemmings Motor News, when FVG 87 was offered for sale. This is the same car that in 1999 went to the dreaded Keith Tucker for some work and was "stolen" from his lockup, to be recovered in 2003.
Frank Woolley's Jupiter here
Some YouTube videos: Jonathan Roberts hurtling around Castle Coombe in his white Jupiter, a Jupiter at 60mph on a winding road.
Lots of photos of Jowetts including Jupiters HAK366 (Le Mans and Dundrod) which we saw at Le Mans in 2000, and FHS338 of Pat Barnsley
Spanish website with images of the red Jupiter of Mike Worker, the blue racing Jupiter (wearing the hallowed 36) of New Zealander Neil Moore, and one other. The text explains to Spanish speakers all about the Jowett Jupiter.
Flickr is a handy website. Here, with some Javelins, is a green Jupiter at the Wroughton Classic 2007
And here is Amy, a super dark green Jupiter .
This one goes back in time. In 2004 Jaak Jacobs took his nice red Jupiter to this meeting - scroll down a bit to find it.
Mike Allfrey's always-nice green Jupiter somewhere in Australia, wearing its Bradford registration. In Australia for a small fee you can do this!
Neil Moore at speed in his lovely blue Jupiter - Pukekohe, NZ January 2008
Les Gourdie's blue Jupiter in NZ, this time at the Ruapuna International Raceway; and Sid Bradford's blue Jupiter in the same event, and another shot
Now a lovely green Jupiter in the USA. I am sure this is Jon Andersen's car
Keith Clements in the 1992 Classic Marathon at Scheveningen
Nice picture the ex-Tim Wise Jupiter in Tenerife
How rough can a Jupiter descend to? Well, this rough!
The gorgeous oft-seen red Jupiter of Craig Ainge
And the equally gorgeous green Jupiter of Greg Jackson....and here is another view
Another super green Jupiter on show - click on the thumbnail
More of Scott Renner racing his green Jupiter, and again again
For a change a red Jupiter pictured in Canada It is the ex Reg Gilbert car now in Ohio
Jupiter wearing our Le Mans 50/2000 plate, with an MGB
La Naissance d'un Mythe - a Jupiter shares the limelight with a TR2, a Moretti, a Gordini and even a Lagonda, and other cars of the period
Somewhat recent (even though monochrome) photo of a Jupiter. The language is Slovakian. See also a photo of Keith Clements's Jupiter taken many years ago when discovered, well before its restoration and glittering competition career in Keith's hands. We may have put this link on before but never mind!
Here is a Spanish website Autopasion giving a potted, illustrated history of the Jowett car company
...and here is is again in pdf format (615kb) with the text translated into English by Babelfish. Spanish-speaking Tim Wise has this to say about the translation:
Very literal translation, word for word, good potted history and only one mistake as far as I could see i.e. that Jupiter production substituted Javelin same. Good selection of pix, too.
Here, and again here is the well-restored Jupiter of Marshall Jackson at the 2006 Palo Alto concourse. Marshall is with his dad. the car took 2nd
Before he sold it, Albert Cleavely did take a few short journeys from his home location with his smart green Jupiter possibly at Amberley Chalkpits Museum
This, I think, is the Jupiter of Mike Stout, a brilliant engineer and Jupiter restorer. Mike Stout does get about
In Belgium, Jaak Jacobs is not inhibited from driving his Jupiter, and this could be Jaak at Zolder
This looks like a picture of Tony Jackson's rather nice Jupiter
Front end of a smart
This image looks like Gurzeler in the Berne (Switzerland) Grand Prix for sports car 1951, which he won. I have the steering wheel of that Jupiter!
The oft-seen, much toured, Jupiter of Craig Ainge front view and rear view, taken in 1991 for the January 1992 Classic Cars magazine TEST MATCH.
The TEST MATCH took six comparable cars with each owner having an opportunity to drive the other five, finishing off with points being awarded to determine the ‘best’ of the day
Engine compartment of Mike Stout's beautifully restored green Jupiter
Peter Stokell's maroon Jupiter apparently at Benningborough Hall
Cleaveley's lovely green Jupiter has been spotted by a flickr enthusiast
Bobo Onofri and another image from the 2007 Mille Miglia retro. For more, search this page for Onofri
From New Zealand, a Jupiter leading three MGs just as a Jupiter should
Dave Burrows showing his Jupiter again., well done Dave!
Jaak Jacobs again with his red Jupiter, in Belgium most probably.
Monochrome image of a Jupiter wrongly called a Javelin
Passion and lust in a Javelin, caught by a private detective no doubt, and some Javelins after a wedding
A white Jupiter just behind a Bugatti and an MGTF, no doubt about to pick off the MG!
Farina Jupiter of Pat Lockyer and quite a bit more about Jowetts
here is a very nice stateside red LHD Jupiter does anyone know which one?
Close-up view of the late Jupiter bonnet badge.
I know this white Jupiter, it is now resident in Derby, England
The Jupiter of Dave Burrows at a show, with its mouth open
In Vancouver: Mike Stout's very nice Jupiter
A green Jupiter for a change, with admirer.
The You tube video of a blue Jupiter doing 60mph on a winding country lane
More on the You Tube video showing Peter Tribble's very lovely blue Jupiter
If you have my book The Jowett Jupiter, a Car for Road, Rally & Race click here then have a look at page 65
A website devoted to the Eyerly Special, a Californian creation with an ex-Jupiter Meadows gearbox. I believe it is now restored, as some years ago I passed on a request for a gearbox for it, which was supplied.
The late Bill Ray's now very seldom-seen wholly self-designed Special-bodied Jupiter
This looks like the Jupiter of Californian racing man Scott Renner at Monterey, and here again in another view
Price guide for the Javelin and Jupiter in Australia
Period photo of an early rhd Jupiter Mk1
Now here is a picture from a Santa Barbara event probably in 1953 of a Singer and a Jupiter, thanks again to Peter McKercher.
Motorbase has a nice thing going about Jowett - click here for more
A nice Jowett Jupiter and other comparable cars - have a look-see!
This may or may not be Keith Clement's Jupiter prepared for a classic marathon rally
Two green Jupiters at
Malvern in 2005 showing it does not matter which green a Jupiter is painted
Classic Wheels have a nice shot of the Jupiter of Eric Firth's Jupiter, taken in 2007 I reckon.
Those of you who have read Jowett Javelin and Jupiter the Complete Story will be familiar with this image of the Watkins Glen circuit which witnessed George Weaver's great victory in the ex-Le Mans R1 Jupiter
This a real find!! Hooray!! The rumour that a Jupiter appeared in a French movie starring Alain Delon in his first film has been confirmed!!
This 1957 French film is Quand la femme s'en mêle (UK title Send a Woman When the Devil Fails) and for more stills from it click here.
Here is a Youtube section of a good two minutes showing Delon driving the Jupiter!
The plot: Henri Godot is the owner of a night-club in Paris. He hires the young hitman, Jo, to kill his rival Boby, who intrigues with his lover, Maine. Alain Delon is Jo the hitman. It was banned in Finland. It was also known as Sans Attendre Godot in France, and in the USA it was released as When a Woman Meddles. Shades of the French saying "Cherche la femme!". Below: the 22-year-old Alain Delon with Jupiter
Pat Lockyer's superbly restored Stabilimenti Farina Jupiter pictured at a Bristol Classic
Scroll down a bit for a picture of Pat Barnsley's award-winning Jupiter - with its bonnet up!
Here you can see the newly-restored LHD Jupiter of James Fisher, since sold in the UK
Here is Keith Clements showing the flag at Scheveningen, Netherlands, in the 1992 Classic Marathon
Front ends of two Jupiters photographed at the Malvern Showground in 2005. The one on the left is actually a special-bodied Jupiter, prepared for the RAC Rally of 1951
Some shots of Dave Izzard's Jupiter before he bought it.
A still from the original film the Fast and the Furious. This is the 1950s film, not the modern film of the same name. The film we are interested in was recently released in the UK by Digiview Entertainment and costs only £1. Code MV-8826-UK. The film has real race footage of a real Jupiter really racing in California.
Scott Renner racing his tidy green Jupiter at Monterey and again at Monterey
Farina Jupiter page on a UK website Veloce Today
A pic of yet another really nice restored Jupiter
Here is the late Tim Wise's Jupiter in an annual show in La Orotava, Tenerife.
Here is Mike Stout's account of the Jupitour 2003 to the Loire Valley, when he accompanied John Blazé.
1952 Le Mans photo of the Hadley/Wise Jupiter R1 being chased by a Cunningham around Tertre Rouge. See also the extraordinary "La Monstre"
Some period Le Mans stuff, with a nice image of the 1950 Jupiter in its pits, showing the gravity-feed fuel filler elephant's trunks.
Russian version of Amanda with the Marshall Jackson Jupiter (chassis 434) restored by Lawrie Alexander's British Sports Car Center of Sacramento, California. The website tells you all about the Jupiter, in Russian of course. Here is an Acrobat PDF file Bablefish translation of the website, courtesy Alastair Gregg
Belgium . There are two images of Jupiters, one if you scroll down to the Rétrofolies de Spa 19 et 20 août 2006 for a
glimpse of two and a half Jowett Jupiters. They are the red Jupiters of Claude Bernard and
Jaak Jacobs (Belgium) and the beige Jupiter of Bas de Bruijn (Netherlands). Also 2-30 October 2-12 for Claud Bernard's Jupiter.
And here is Jaak Jacobs's red
Jupiter again - two shots of it both with bonnet raised
added Sept 2016 and OK December 2018:-
Quite some nice Jowett Jupiter information here
Here on this website is a great collection of Jupiter photos
The yellow rally-set-up Jupiter that came up for auction in 2013, which has since disappeared presumably into someone's collection
Two Jupiters in New Zealand, one being the Jupiter of Leao Bolter
Several in-the-USA photos of the lovely oft-shown Jupiter of Dave Burrows. Click on the right-arrows for more
So-called barn-find rough Jupiter - looks like the Jupiter imported from USA to GB by dealer R I Johnson - plus much more on Jupiters
This website has a 1953 photo of the R4 Jupiter
with Maurice Gatsonides in it holding a half-pint of ale. he is outside
the Stansfield Arms near Bradford, Yorkshire. But it has been reversed
as the R4 was never LHD !!
Scroll three-quartes down this website for the Fixed-head Coupé Abbott Jupiter image
And here is a photo taken at a very unusual angle of a Jupiter in use someplace
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