The worlds oldest one-make car club are once again returning to the Restoration Show at the NEC with stand that promises to be nothing short of a hive of activity.
Restoration work will commence on a 1953 Jowett Jupiter which appeared on last year’s Carole Nash Barn Finds display – the club has a start to finish policy commitment with the barnfinds that they display hence this car will be fully dissembled at the show with parts laid out to adjacent area next to the car in a reversal of the successful ‘JowettFix’ theme that the club exhibited at the 2017 show.
All parts will be labelled & catalogued accordingly with the pressure on the team to fully complete the task before the end of the show as immediately after the show the engine & drive train component’s are collected by specialists to be taken for restoration. The chassis & body panels shall be collected by a separate specialist for paint & rust removal, a third specialist will be collecting all chromed parts for re-chroming whilst the remaining parts are returned with a club member for refurbishment. The car will return in 2020 has a part completed project and shall be progressed on the stand with the car returning yet again in 2021 where the cars full restoration shall be completed at the show.
The club Chairman’s 1949 Bradford van project returns as a rolling chassis, again originally displayed on the Carole Nash Barn Finds display several years ago this vehicle is slowly coming back to life. A complete brake system rebuild will be undertaken, meanwhile the bulkhead, windscreen aperture & door pillars will be restored on the stand. Patten making, panel fabrication, welding, grinding, panel beating & panel fitting will all be demonstrated has this work is undertaken with the bulkhead fitted to the chassis before the end of the show – come and watch the sparks fly has the work is undertaken.
Again, in line with club's start to finish restoration policy it plans to have this van completely restored and returned to the road for 2023 – the club’s centenary year.
Two completely restored Jowetts will also be displaying. This year the club has adopted a commercial theme that will see the display of a very rare 1923 Jowett van found as a complete wreck in 1996 it was being used as a Shepard’s hut – completely restored to multiple concours awards winning standards – this is the oldest surviving Jowett commercial in the world.
Joining the van will be a 1947 Jowett Bradford Utility, which returned to the road in 2018 in concours condition after a sympathetic restoration – needless to say it won the concours award at the club’s annual rally in May 2018.
Much to see, view & talk about – don’t miss the Jowett Car Clubs stand (3-338).