Product Review Taken From Four Small Wheels Magazine Jowetts of the 1920s Like many of the early motor manufacturers, William and Benjamin Jowett had started their working lives as blacksmiths, having joined their father in his Bradford smithy as youths in the 1890s. In 1901 they and their sister left their father’s employ to start their own Jowett Motor Manufacturing Company and after a few years of maintaining and repairing makes such as de Dion and Aster they identified where they felt improvements should be made and built their first prototype in 1906. After extensive testing they put their car to the market in 1910 and can lay claim to being pioneers of the light car. The low 6.4 fiscal horsepower rating meant that many felt the cars were under-powered, so in a shrewd marketing move they increased the rating to 8hp, having made no mechanical changes at all, and sales took off! Yorkshire folk have a reputation for being shrewd and the Jowett brothers knew very well the power of publicity, so as well as stories and photos of restored cars from the period, there is plenty of advertising material and promotional features reproduced. The cars found an enthusiastic following and an owners club was founded in 1923 which survives today, making it the oldest one-make car club in the World and this fascinating soft cover publication is the work of the club’s archivist.
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