Westrand Car Show - 1951 Jowett Jupiter



The Jowett business was founded in 1901 by the Jowett brothers (Benjamin (24 years old) and William (21 years old)

together with Arthur V. Lamb. What started as a cycle business went on to make V-twin engines for driving machinery. The Jowett engines had a reputation for reliability and some early engines found their way into other makes of cars as replacement motors. In 1904 the business became the Jowett Motor Manufacturing Company. The first Jowett car was produced in February 1906 but it only went into production in 1910. The business also built “Scott” motorcycles.

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The intention was to provide a low weight vehicle at a low price and with low running costs. Low speed torque and gear ratios were ideally suited to the hills about Bradford and Yorkshire’s terrain where poor roads provided little use for a high top speed or quick acceleration.

Jowetts production was steady, if not spectacular and while their body designs were somewhat boring, the Jowett brand thrived on it’s reputation of reliability. During war times (both I and II WW) the Jowett factory in Bradford produced various products for the war effort, including generators.

Jowett outsourced the manufacture of the bodies and interiors to the Briggs Motor Company which turned out to be a bad decision. Briggs was bought by Ford and the supply of bodies to Jowett dried up. Eventually Jowett sold their factory to International harvester who built tractors there. Jowett then concentrated on industrial activities and closed down the Jowett Motor Company in 1954.

Probably the most famous and recognizable Jowett is the Javelin featured below

Westrand Car Show - 1950 Jowett Javelin

1950 Jowett Javelin

Westrand Car Show - Jowett Javelin - Rear

1950 Jowett Javelin

The Westrand Car Show is a Classic Car Show. TO QUALIFY FOR ENTRANCE TO A COMPETITIVE CLASS, VEHICLES MUST HAVE BEEN BUILT OR REGISTERED FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 1999 OR EARLIER. Only the first 180 QUALIFYING vehicles will receive a commemorative medallion. Any newer vehicle is welcome to be entered as a “non-competitive vehicle” and to be placed on show just because of “the spirit of motoring” and the desire to share the joy that your wheels bring you, with all of the rest of us. See the list of classes below and the entrance form. Remember its a fun day, so don’t take it too seriously.

Non-Competitive vehicles may enter at the gate on the day.

The Westrand Car Show is an alcohol-free event and any person found to have in their possession or to be consuming alcohol will not be admitted and/or will be asked to leave the premises of Dr. Havinga School. 


Die Westrand Car Show is ‘n klassieke motorskou. OM TE KWALIFISEER VIR TOEGANG TOT ‘N KOMPETERENDE KLAS, MOET VOERTUIE VIR DIE EERSTE KEER IN 1999 OF VROEËR GEBOU OF GEREGISTREER WORD. Slegs die eerste 180 KWALIFISERENDE voertuie sal ‘n gedenkmedalje ontvang. Enige nuwer voertuig is welkom om as ‘n “nie-mededingende voertuig” ingeskryf te word, en dit net te danke aan” die gees van motor” en die begeerte om die vreugde wat u wiele vir u bring, saam met ons almal te deel. Kyk na die lys van klasse hieronder en die ingangsvorm. Onthou, dis ‘n pret dag moenie dit te ernstig opneem.

Nie-mededingende voertuie mag op die dag by die hek inteken.

Die Westrand Car Show is ‘n alkoholvrye gebeurtenis, en enige persoon wat bevind dat hy in besit is en/of alkohol inneem, sal nie toegelaat word nie en/of gevra sal word om die perseel van die Dr. Havinga skool te verlaat.

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Featured Image1951 Jowett Jupiter – GPS 56 from New Zealand [CC BY 2.0]
1923 Jowett Sports – Redsimon at English Wikipedia [CC BY-SA 3.0]
1930 Jowett 7 – Sid Mosdell from New Zealand [CC BY 2.0]
1932 Jowett Blackbird – Redsimon at English Wikipedia [CC BY-SA 3.0]
1933 Jowett Flying Fox – Redsimon at English Wikipedia [CC BY-SA 3.0]
1934 Jowett 7hp Long Four – Andrew Bone from Weymouth, England [CC BY 2.0]
1935 Jowett Weasel – Redsimon at English Wikipedia [CC BY-SA 3.0]  
1935 Jowett Falcon – Steve Glover from Bolton, Lancs., England [CC BY 2.0]
1939 Jowett Eight – Charles01 [CC BY-SA 3.0]
1952 Jowett Jupiter Fixed Head Coupe – Andrew Bone from Weymouth, England [CC BY 2.0]
1950 Jowett Javelin – Jeremy from Sydney, Australia [CC BY 2.0]
Jowett Javelin (Rear) – Andrew Bone from Weymouth, England [CC BY 2.0]