Sports racers for the enthusiast
THE Bolwell name first hit the road in the 1960s. That’s when Campbell Bolwell, only 16, began making sports cars in his parents’ garage.
His company began operating in 1962, and in 20 years produced more than 800 cars, some as complete ‘‘turn-key’’ cars, others as kits to be assembled.
The most famous is the Nagari, which could be powered by a range of V8s.
Campbell decided to produce another sports car in 2005, and by 2008 he had a concept Nagari that was reborn as a carbon fibre-body speedster.
But Bolwell’s big business in recent years is in the commercial world, where it does everything from building cabins, bonnets and fairings for Kenworth trucks to repairing Boeing 737 jet engine plenums (spaces for air circulation).