item1a
model car kits
GRAND PRIX MODELS
WORLD CLASS MODEL CARS
model car specialists

Product search

Advanced search

Search - Grand Prix Models

Car Type:

Product type:

Scale:

Manufacturer:

Event:

Year:

Driver:

Race No/Sponsor:

Catalogue No:

Availability:

item14a3a1a1a1a

Sale items
Ferrari F1

Ferrari F1

Can Am

Can Am

Sebring

Sebring 12 hrs

Daytona 24 hrs

Daytona 24 hrs

Categories

Built models from Grand Prix Models
Die Cast models from Grand Prix Models
Model car kits from Grand Prix Models
Plastic Kits from Grand Prix Models
Moto GP models from Grand Prix Models
Model figures from Grand Prix Models
Decals from Grand Prix Models Accessories from Grand Prix Models
DVD from Grand Prix Models
Books from Grand Prix Models
item1b

Mail order policy & Guarantee

(c) 2007, 2010 Grand Prix Models Ltd, 4 Thorpe Close, Thorpe Way, Banbury, Oxfordshire OX16 4SW [map]
site design by Shuttlefish Creative

Le Mans Winners F1 2012 F1 Champs Le Mans 2012

Le Mans Winners

Formula 1 2014

F1 Champions

Le Mans 2014

BACK TO PREVIOUS PAGE

Product Detail

Bookmark and Share

Books - Jowetts of the 1920s (Author: Stokoe)

Jowetts of the 1920s  (Author: Stokoe)  by Books

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.


About Books

Over the years we have created a library here at GPM and many collectors regularly ask us which books we use most and which are the most reliable source of information. We offer quality titles selected for their reference material content.

Product Description:

Jowetts of the 1920s (Author: Stokoe) model by Books

Product Type:

Book

Event:

Road

Drivers:

Sponsors:

Dates:

Race/Position:

Comments:

96 pages, 150 pics, Arrived 20/11/13

Catalogue number:

ISB9781445614298

£14.99      

(Approximately $19.04 / €16.64)   nb: All purchases are billed in UK sterling - other currencies shown are for guidance only.

Postage: UK - £2.10 | Europe: £3.90 | Rest of World £4.80
Subject to our minimum order postage charges of UK: £2.50 - Europe: £2.50 - Rest of World: £3.00

Not in stock - Available to order. Average delivery time 1-2 weeks. Price on shipping may vary by +/- 10%.

Qty:

Grand Prix Models, your number one choice for Books - Jowetts of the 1920s (Author: Stokoe)

Sale items Ferrari F1 Can Am Sebring Daytona 24 hrs MotoGP  from Grand Prix Models Accessories from Grand Prix Models DVD's from Grand Prix Models Books from Grand Prix Models Le Mans Winners F1 2012 F1 Champs Le Mans 2012