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The late Summer (early Autumn?) 2005 Cornish weekend. The Jowett Jupiters visit to the Eden Project has now come and gone.
Here are some pictures - top left shows the Farina-bodied Jowett Jupiter of Pat Lockyer:-
Above: John and Susan Powter get well-deserved Korner Trophy - seated on the left, Edmund Nankivell
Above: John Blaze, left. Tony Mumby, right.
Above: Ghislaine Nankivell and Jonathan Root
Above and right some of the Lockyer family at
the St Austell Garden of Eden
Jupiter car seen near Croydon, South of London, for the first time in 40 years when it had been 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 Lockyer took his well-restored Farina-bodied Jupiter 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 Jupiter.
We always knew it would create interest and it certainly does.
This is the trophy Pat Lockyer was awarded for his Farina Jupiter
Top left, Roy Watling-Greenwood, who in 1953 superbly built single-handedly the special bodied Jupiter originally registerd so known as GAP 6 - an almost exact replica of standard Mk1 Jupiter. 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.
The two bottom photos show a folk-dance troupe performing a Yorkshire clog dance, and a Trinidad-style pan band.
There is a report with pictures on this website for 2004 big JCC Jowett car rally in York, 4-6 June 2004.
Below is a picture from Keith Clements of Sweden's British Car Event at the beginning of June 2004:
Above: the Jupiter of Peter Hewitt of Dals Rostock, Sweden. Ian Glass writes that four Jowetts were there, three from Scandinavia and the Jupiter of Keith Clements from the UK - well done Keith! And thanks for the photos!
Jowett wedding of the year: Pat Lockyers daughter Sarah on Saturday 22 May 2004 to lucky man Shane.
The knot has been tied !!
Yes it is Pat Lockyer's LHD prototype Jupiter
First Sunday in May 2005, Black Lion Patcham, veteran Commercial Vehicle Run (HSCC) 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
As you can see it attracted a lot of interest...
Below:= the Jupiter Owners Auto Club 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)
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
Mike Smailes drove his Red Peril rallying Jupiter. He reports "Had another good day rallying and despite the mixed weather the car went well.
Mike Smailes finished seventh overall at second in class, just pipped by last year's winners, the TR3 of John Ball.
Sunday 11 April 2004 Flying Day at Henstridge (at the Henstridge airfield near Wincanton, Somerset)) with Tony Young's SC Jupiter while John Blaze studies it
Below: Jowett Car Cluc Southern Section nosh-up mid March 2004. Javelin of Brian Gordon and the Edmund Nankivell FHC Jupiter
More on the Netherland 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 had the outright winner in the 1953 Tulip Rally in his own Javelin). Navigator in the 2003 event was Keith Clements.
Left: At the start. Above: John Blanckley'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!
|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.
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 earlier pictures of the same machine.
|Here are two photographs sent by Jon Downing.
They are of some of the Jowett 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!|
This Jowett Jupiter finds new owner - Yorkshireman Geoff Jones driving his car
May 2003 was the usual Jowett meeting at the Black Lion, Patcham,
on the occasion of the veteran commercial vehicle run from London to
Left: the Sparrow/Dixon vintage Jowett (Betty Davis in the passenger seat) and Richard Keil's purple 8HP Jowett saloon car
|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.
|The gas-powered bronze Rolls Royce car 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).
Below are the four Jowett Jupiters of Pat Lockyer - all in road-going order to say the least !!
Left to Right: Farina Jupiter, the ex Dudley racing Jupiter, the last all-new Jupiter (red), and Jowett's second prototype Jupiter (white)
|Three shots of Mike Smailes competing in the 2003 Ilkley Jubilee Rally (6th April 2003, run over 150 miles, 10 special tests) in Yorkshire|
|Mike Smailes finished 20th out of 50 competitors, but might have finished as high as 6th if a plausible appeal had been upheld.|
The discovery of 2003 in California: a Jowett 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 Jupiter.
Scott Tisdale is already beginning to acquire the parts he needs to get it running again after its long lay-up.
Part of the Jowett-supplied Jupiter tool kit and their Jupiter jack
...thanks to Jupiter-man Huntley Perry
On the left 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?
Californian 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.
||Pictured on the left is a trading card found by Jaak Jacobs, issued in Belgium.
Apparently given away with chocolates by a Liegois chocolatier called
Thanks to Keith Clements and Jaak Jacobs, of course, for this one... website which is always worth a look, as is his Jowett Discussion Forum which is https://jowett.net
Huntley Perry of Maryland USA has probably one of the most original restored Jupiter anywhere in the world, 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 Dutch Jupiter owner 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. The Jupiter was his main running car back then
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.
the USA, on September 10th 2002 Huntley Perry took his Jupiter 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
||On Sunday September 8th, Huntley Perry took his Jupiter to a car
show at the Applied Physics Laboratory of the Johns Hopkins University (based in Maryland USA), 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
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