Sports rac­ers for the en­thu­si­ast

Herald Sun - Motoring - - First Drive -

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).

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