This page covers the Jupiter Owners Auto Club (JOAC) get-together for 2009
THE JOAC WEEKEND WAS IN NORTH YORKSHIRE, OVER THE WEEKEND 19 - 20 SEPTEMBER 2009
The JOAC Autumn Tour of the Yorkshire Dales
We met on Saturday the 19th September at the White Bear, Masham, for the AGM and Dinner
The AGM was at 3:00 p.m. The Dinner wasat 7:00 for 7:30.
See below for the menu choices - your choices went 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 wanted to take the train up from London
Scroll down to below for the map of the part of North Yorkshire 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 could 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 would 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.
Rooms in the White Bear Hotel booked by telephoning Sue Thomas on 01765-689 319 and advising JOAC Block Booking as JOAC had the hotel for the Saturday night.
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
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 at the Kings Head Hotel found it centrally in the town,
fronting the main market square. Parking is on the main square - they said they
have never had an instance of malicious damage, even with such exotica as
Ferraris parked there overnight.
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 drove 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.
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 King 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 were fortunate in being able to go round Keith Schellenberg's collection of WO Bentleys, vintage motor cycles and attractive garden.
We could then visit Allan Fishburn's Darlington workshop where we could 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 visited during the scenic run:-
The suggested tour itineraries for the Sunday vary in length and difficulty from 23 to about 60 miles. Peter Welch issued notes & maps at the dinner. Richmond 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 was constructing a Mark 2 Jupiter. This was a paper study with dimensions 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 was open from 5:30pm to 7:00pm on the Sunday.
Allan ha been working hard on it lately and the bodywork should be pretty advanced when we got to see it.
The Richmond Tourist Office can be contacted by phone: 01748 828742 or E-mail: [email protected]
We booked our rooms in the White Bear Hotel by telephoning Sue Thomas on 01765-689 319 advising JOAC Block Booking as JOAC had the hotel for the Saturday night. We reserved all 13 rooms at the White Bear, for the night of 19th September only.
SCENIC RUN ON SUNDAY
At the dinner, you will be 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, can collect a pack from Peter Welch at the White Bear on the morning of Sunday, at breakfast time.
Anyone wanting a map of Masham & locality before setting out can obtain one from Peter Welch, by sending an A5 size s.a.e. to:-
79 Winton Rd, Northallerton DL6 1RG
Those having an extended stay locally may wish to know of the Jazzfest Weekend of evening performances at the Richmond Georgian Theatre Royal (18, 19, 20 September).
The word is that you would need to book early - it is a very small & characterful venue! Box office 01748 825252 and tickets sell out quickly.
The Sunday performance is by Alec Dankworths Spanish
Accents (Alec is the son of jazz genius John Dankworth), started at 7.30.
It is 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 should 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 asked us to narrow the normally extensive menu & indicate in advance how many will have which items of the menu.
The available menu items are as follows (with approx costs shown):
Starters prices in GB Pounds sterling
A Grilled mushrooms, stuffed with red onion, goats 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
E Fish and 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.
WE HAD TO PHONE OUR CHOICES (AT LATEST BY 10 SEPTEMBER)
to PETER OR BARBARA WELCH, He then collated the choices & advised the hotel.
To take the train up from London. Chris Freudenberg planned to take the train from London.
Trains from London and back run to and from Thirsk, the nearest station to Masham, which is 13 miles away. Chris Freudenberg suggested 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 was a direct train from Thirsk at 10.26am getting in to Kings Cross at 12.51 Chris writes: taxi sharers welcome off this same train !
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