Legendary Queen guitarist and founder member Brian May has auctioned a 1952 Jowett Javelin he bought for his father Harold to raise funds to support wildlife through his charity Save Me Trust at Barons’ Connoisseurs Classic Car Collection sale at Sandown Park on July 18th, 2017
As a teenager, some years before Queen was founded, Brian 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 this Javelin for his father, Harold.
The gold Jowett Javelin, that has sat in storage since Harold May passed away is offered complete with personalised 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.
Brian May has signed 11 guitars made by Badger Guitars, owned by Mark Badger, which are to be made available to buy on the eBay auction website from Saturday 26th August. All proceeds will go to badger charities in areas around the country most affected by the cull policy, listed below, as well as May’s own Save Me Trust. The guitars have been donated by Philip White, founder of Red Badger records, who proposed the auction as a means of benefiting badger groups in the UK and to support the work of charities who believe the government badger cull is ineffective and inhumane.
The eBay auctions get underway Saturday 26th August at 12 noon and continue through to September 5th. Each auction runs for 7 days