Articles tagged Charles Grandfield

Page 97 of July 1998 archive issue thumbnail Page 97, July 1998

Obituary

Charles Grandfield Charles Grandfield, Manager of the Jowett Company's Engineering Department, and who was responsible for the Javelins and Jupiters that competed in races and rallies such as the successful 1947 Monte Carlo and 1950s long-distance races at Spa and elsewhere, has died, aged 84.After working on Rolls-Royce aero-engines from 1937. Called-up, Grandfield was three times mentioned in...

Page 56 of June 1977 archive issue thumbnail Page 56, June 1977

Looking back with Reg Phillips

It is not every day that you meet a cheerful man of 62 who has been competing, for the fun of it, in speed events, trials and rallies, having built himself 20 specimens for the purpose, and who is looking forward to another season of speed hill-climbs in a Ferrari. Such a person is R. W. Phillips, Chairman of James Fairley Steels. D.S.J. and I went to meet him again the other day in Birmingham,...

Page 17 of March 1953 archive issue thumbnail Page 17, March 1953

Technical development of the Javelin and Jupiter flat-four engines

An Account of the Modifications Adopted by the Jowett Engineers since the Javelin went into Production Eight Years ago   (Criticism is sometimes levelled at British manufacturers on the grounds that they lack initiative and fail to develop their designs adequately. Consequently, we are glad to be able to show, in this article, that the old-established concern of Jowett Cars, Ltd., of Bradford,...

Page 54 of February 1989 archive issue thumbnail Page 54, February 1989

Jowett Jupiter

By jove! What made the success of the Jowett Jupiter in the 1950s especially notable was that this classic British sports-car was in production for only three years, during which time only 850 were built. And although it was based on the Jowett Javelin family saloon, it was not designed by Jowett's engineers. Yet it continues to have an enthusiastic following among members of the Jowett Car Club...

Page 114 of October 1981 archive issue thumbnail Page 114, October 1981

Book reviews

"Bugatti by Borgeson — The dynamics of mythology" by Griffith Borgeson. 223 pp, 10" x 7" (Osprey Publishing Ltd., 12-14 Long Acre, London, WC2E 9LP. £9.95). Osprey are to be congratulated on getting this one! It is intended as a fascinating "debunking" of the "mythology" surrounding the cars of Le Patron, Ettore Bugatti, and disposing of what the author calls "The Myth". There will be wailing and...

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