Seventy-year-old cars will be spotted around Te Awamutu this Saturday and Sunday when the Jowett Car Club holds their weekend away.
Jowett cars were made in Bradford, England, from 1910 and continued until 1953.
The vehicles that will be remembered most in New Zealand are the Javelin Saloon, Jupiter sports car and the little two-cylinder Bradford trucks and vans, all from the 48-53 era. All models had the trademark horizontally opposed engine.
The Jowett popularity was most prominent in 1951 and cars attending this weekend are from this era and are around 70 years old.
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The weekend will consist of a visit to a car museum on the way down, lunch at the Punnet Café, a visit to a private car collection near Te Awamutu and a dinner.
Sunday morning is a visit to the Rose Gardens and other Te Awamutu landmarks, morning tea at Pirongia and a visit to a goat farm before concluding with lunch at the Classic Car Museum in Hamilton.
The public is invited to view the cars on Sunday between 9.15am-10am at the Rose Gardens.
For further information about Jowett cars or the club go to the Jowett Car Club website, www.jowettnz.net or contact Alan, 021 827 148.