Drew Bowler, the managing director of Bowler Motorsport, passed away suddenly on November 14.
Bowler’s involvement in off-road competition started in the early 1980s when he successfully trialled a Land Rover which he had built himself. He moved on to competing in off-road race events as well as building and preparing vehicles for other competitors, quickly gaining a reputation as a pioneering engineer.
Bowler Motorsport was formed in 1985 and cars such as the Tomcat and Wildcat proved to be very competitive in various off-road disciplines such as comp safaris and hill rallies.
More recently the company has supported the Bowler Defender Challenge and produced the Bulldog vehicle.
BCCC competitor Ryan Cooke said: “Drew was an ambassador to the sport and it was a privilege to have been involved with him.”