Smooth lines at Sandown
A new caravan is set to star at next week’s Leisurefest, writes Paul Gover
ACOMPANY that made its name with hard-working muscle cars is now tapping Australia’s retirement road.
Bolwell, a success on racetracks and in showrooms, has turned from its V8 sports cars and Kenworth truck bodies to new-age caravans.
It is unveiling a multi-function towalong called The Edge and is using the Melbourne Leisurefest from next Thursday to spread the word.
The Edge is an aerodynamic van made from moulded composite, designed for off-road work and suitable for towing by compact vehicles such as the Subaru Outback.
It’s the work of Vaughan Bolwell, a designer with experience in everything from racing bicycles to trucks.
Bolwell RV says the van combines low weight and low drag with aerodynamic stability. It is made from moulded fibreglass reinforced with carbon fibre.
Bolwell began working on The Edge in 2008 and the final result has several claimed innovations. The body is bonded, not riveted or screwed, and is fitted with Bolwell’s SureFoot independent trailing-arm suspension.
Leisurefest runs at Sandown Racecourse from next Thursday to Sunday with a wide range of outdoor activities, from off-road towing training to a licence course for recreational boating and caravan test tows down the Sandown straight.
There is also an off-road track run by bush-going experts.
Sharp:The Edge combines low weight and aerodynamic styling.