Lecture: Jowett Cars challenge to cross Africa….

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Date(s) - 30/01/2020
7:15 pm - 9:00 pm

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Across Africa by Jowett….

Tonight we hear from Paul Beaumont the story of Jowett crossing Africa….

You will recall that Paul previously gave us a talk on the history of Jowett Cars. Below are his words describing what you will hear this evening….

In 1925 Frank Gray, one time MP for Oxford threw down a challenge to the British motor industry to demonstrate that their cars were capable of crossing Africa from West to east. This challenge was accepted only by Jowett Cars Ltd who provided 2 off 7hp (RAC formula) cars for the challenge. When doubts were raised about the chances of success William Jowett’s comment was “Wait and See” the 2 cars were duly sign written “Wait” and “See”. The talk will tell the story of this pioneering adventure, illustrated by period, black and white pictures.


Come along to hear this interesting story….  As usual we will retire afterwards to a local hostelry for refreshments and to continue with the social side of the evening.




The event will be held at  our usual meeting place: the REA Scandinavia Trust Meeting Room at Cleckheaton.

Take the M62 Motorway to Junction 26, or the M606 to Junction 1, to arrive at the roundabout beneath the M62 Motorway.

Take the A638 Bradford Road in the main direction of Dewsbury (also towards Cleckheaton and Heckmondwike).

After the VW Garage, come to a set of Traffic Lights. Turn Left onto Hunsworth Lane and after only 50 metres turn left into Kelloe Street. The club is signed ‘REA Scandinavia Trust’.

There is a small car park with overspill parking on spare land adjacent to the clubhouse. (Please do not park on any clearly marked Private Property.)

We look forward to seeing you….