Legendary Queen guitarist and founder member Brian May is selling the 1952 Jowett Javelin he bought for his father Harold to raise money for the animal charity Save Me at Barons’ Connoisseurs Classic Car Collection sale at Sandown Park on July 18.
As a teenager - some years before Queen was founded – Brian May was a member of a group called 1984, and his father would often drive him to rehearsals at a school in Twickenham in the Jowett Javelin he owned at the time. In 1982, in memory of that car, Brian bought the Javelin on offer at Barons for Harold.
The gold Jowett has sat in storage since Harold May passed away and is offered complete with personalized registration number ‘HWM 57’. With a guide price of £3,000-£6,000 it provides an opportunity to acquire a very special British car with a substantial history with a member of British rock ‘royalty’ and to support a good cause at the same time.
Save Me Trust was set up by Brian May and Anne Brummer in the run-up to the General Election in 2010 as at that time it was clear that a Conservative government would attempt to repeal the Hunting Act of 2005, bringing fox hunting back, and introduce a badger cull, against the scientific evidence and advice.
Brian was outraged and Save Me Trust was established to give a voice to wild animals and to campaign to improve Animal welfare in the UK and around the world. Today, the Hunting Act remains in force and every attempt to repeal it has been defeated. However, since 2012, a total of 14,829 badgers have been killed at an average cost of £6700 per badger to the British taxpayer.