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This site is maintained by
Edmund Nankivell
for those interested in the Jowett Jupiter
classic sports car - a rare car indeed, but still around more than 60 years on.

For information on the Jowett Jupiter car, its history, and its clubs I most cordially invite you to visit the following pages on my meticulously prepared site

Not sure were to go next? Click on the magazine section

  1. The Production History of the Jowett Jupiter car
  2. The Competition History of the Jowett Jupiter car

  3. The Jupiter a hand-built sports car through and through

  4. The Jupiter specifications and performance data

  5. A Book List of essential reading on the Jowett Jupiter

  6. How to buy Edmund Nankivell's book on the Special-bodied Jowett Jupiter

  7. The Clubs catering for enthusiasts of the Jowett car and the Jupiter car

  8. A frequently updated magazine section with details of current happenings in the Jupiter world, and some links (at the bottom of the page) to other sites.

  9. The magazine section up to 2003

  10. The magazine section 2003 to 2005

  11. The magazine section 2005 to 2008
  12. The magazine section 2009 to 2012
  13. The historic Jupiter Run to Le Mans in June 2000 photos and description. Forty Jupiters at Le Mans. Another fascinating page on the same Le Mans event, by Jaak Jacobs

  14. A Jupiter takes the autorail to HyŤres joins 75 other period sporting cars for a retro, May 2001

  15. The 2002 tour UK to Denmark by several Jupiters and Javelins

  16. The 2003 Jupiter Summer Tour to Northern France and the Loire Valley

  17. The 2006 Jupiter Summer Tour to Lorraine, the Black Forest and Alsace

  18. The 2007 Jupiter Summer Tour to Northern England and Scotland

  19. The 2007 Jupiter Summer Tour to Northern England and Scotland - Craig Ainge's Diary

  20. The 2008 Jupiter meeting in Hull

  21. The 2012 Jupi-Jaunt Summer Tour to the Baie de Somme region of northern France

  22. A page given over to a few famous people who have owned Jupiters.

  23. A little bit of Jowett Genealogy and family lore.

  24. Contact Edmund Nankivell to exchange information on the Jupiter!

  25. Specialist suppliers of spare parts and services to Jupiter owners plus the Jupiter Owners Auto Club spares list

  26. A page of quirky photos of Jowett Jupiters.

  27. A page devoted to Farina-bodied Jupiters

  28. A page of obscure but fascinating weblinks updated from time to time.

  29. A page of links to Jupiters for sale

  30. The JOAC tour to Scotland in 2007
  31. The JOAC event of 2008
  32. The JOAC event of 2009
  33. The JOAC Jupithon of September 2012
  34. The JOAC Jupilee AGM of 2012



Neil Belk has now launched the North American Jowett Register web site. Its URL is


My name is Benjamin Jowett
I'm master of Balliol College
Everything there is to know, I know it
and what I don't know isn't knowledge


by Henry Beeching 1859-1919

First come I: my name is Jowett.

There's no knowledge but I know it

 I am master of this college

 What I don't know isn't knowledge


OR EVEN! Jowett's mausoleum epitaph

© MG Adelberg 2005 all rights reserved 

My name, it is Jowett,
As the gods did bestow it.
Though I lie here below it,
This lawn, none will mow it.
Life's river, I rowed it
Plato's line, I towed it,
Truth's seed, I did sow it,
If it is knowledge, I know it.



Yes, Benjamin Jowett (1817 - 1893) was a famous English theologian and Greek scholar whose translations of Plato (c.427 - 347bc) are still read today. After being Regius Professor, he became Master of Balliol College, Oxford, from 1870 to 1893.

He also translated Thucydides and Aristotle; he took 30 years over the translation Plato's Republic. No wonder it is still the standard English-language text.


It is unlikely that he built or drove motor cars.


However, his old college is now offering three Jowett Scholarships. The Scholarships, which will be awarded solely on the basis of academic merit, are open to current Balliol graduate students who are reading, or intend to read, for a D.Phil


There is of course the Jowett Library at Balliol with the extensive collection of BJ's papers.


...and Jupiter is also a planet, with numerous websites - but no motor cars so far as is known. No doubt NASA has plans for driving around on one or more of Jupiter's satellites, though.


You can even play the opening bars of the eponymous composition by the famous Gustav Holst. NB it is 160kB and may take a few seconds to load...


Chris Freudenberg has discovered this descant recorder that was made during the lifetime of the German Democratic Republic

Jupiter descant recorder Jupiter soprano recorder from the German Democratic Republic

And finally, Bahlsen make really nice biscuits:

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||Magazine Page||Magazine prior to 2003||Magazine 2003 to 2005|| Magazine 2005 to 2008||Main Index Page||Famous Jupiter Owners||

||Book List||Competition History||Production History||Jowett Genealogy||

||Spares and Services||A handbuilt car||Jowett Clubs||Le Mans Jupitour 2000||Blois Jupitour 2003||Jupitour 2006||Jupitour 2007||

||Interesting Jupiter links||Quirky Jupiter photos||A Jupiter travels to HyŤres||