Stories from the Practical Classic & Restoration Show
The Practical Classic’s Classic and Restoration Show is a one stop shop for the classic car enthusiasts. You can buy a car, join a club or find that specialist tool you have been looking for. We visited the show and we will be bringing you some articles about the things that caught our eye.
I thought we should start with a classic car that was built in Yorkshire, The Jowett. The Jowett Car Club was founded in 1923 and is the oldest car one make club in the world. The Jowett Motor Manufacturing Company was created in 1901 to undertake general engineering work. By 1906 they built a prototype car which went into production in 1910.
By 1919 (after WW1) Jowett Cars Ltd began production at a new site in Idle, Bradford where production continued until 1954.
The club always put on an excellent display at the Practical Classic and Restoration Show and this year was no exception. Star of the show was a 8hp Jowett is being restored by the club in partnership with Bradford Council’s whose museums service own it. Club members worked on the the car throughout the show. Two racing Jowett’s were on display. Julian Crossley’s 1953 Jowett Javelin which has appeared in a number of historic racing events and appeared at the Goodwood Revival with no less than Christian Horner in the driving seat. The second, a Jowett Jupiter which is a regular competitor on the historic racing scene.
The Jowett Car club is an excellent club and if you want a genuine Yorkshire vcar then they might be just what you are looking for. For more information email email@example.com