Welcome to the NSW web site of the Bolwell Car Club of Australia (BCCA)

Covid 19 Updates

Important Message From the CMC
Use of Vehicles under Conditional Registration For Essential Purpose
Update as at 2nd April 2020

It has come to our attention that the NSW Police have pulled over a number of vehicles on conditional registration (H, J, D, E and S plates) and questioned whether their use is for essential purposes.

Vice President Boyd Symington finally got through to Transport for NSW (RMS) Policy Branch with a great deal of persistence.

This is a summery of their response:

As long as club members follow NSW State restrictions, such as only going direct to the mechanic, the shops, medical practitioners, pharmacies or to work they are allowed to use HVS and CVS vehicles with the filled out log book.

You can find the latest NSW Government information here...... Or search NSW Corvid 19 Updates

That does not include trips to try the car out or charge the battery etc. as far as we interpret it. Those reasons could be considered spurious by any authority who pulls you up.

There obviously can be no club events where people gather. We suggest that no club sanction or organise any such activity as fines are substantial.

Note that two unrelated people in the front seat of a vehicle are breaking the distancing rules. If they are not family or live with you then they are unrelated.

So go it alone is the safe way if you must go out in ANY vehicle.

If your club is not on the log book scheme then you cannot use the vehicle as as club events are forbidden under the rules.

If you are taking such a vehicle to a mechanic it is suggested it be for essential work and you have a prior appointment with the mechanic.

Conditional number plates are a dead giveaway with all these scanning cameras in EVERY Police car nowadays.

It is suggested that members who do NEED to use a vehicle under conditional registration have a good reason ready.

View the original post HERE

Autobrunch 2 February......Simon's Nagari gets a call out.....The Bolwell view starts at 5.02

Great article and lots of photos...head to your local newsagancy

from Classic & Sports Car...

Our 18 favourite cars from the NEC Classic Motor Show 2019

Even among the thousands of cars on display, these ones stood out

The Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show is one of the highlights of our year - and with good reason.

A six-hall extravaganza at the Birmingham NEC packed with thousands of cars from hundreds of clubs and dealers, it offers a scarcely believable variety of classics. Whatever your preference, from humdrum saloons to sexy sports cars, you're catered for.

All of which makes picking out our favourites a tricky experience - albeit an entirely enjoyable one. Scroll or click through to see what caught our eye.

Click HERE

"1. Bolwell Nagari

I had to pick this car because I've always loved the Bolwell Nagari - I think it must have something to do with the name - but I've never before seen one. 

That's not surprising, though, because this particular example of the glassfibre-bodied, V8-engined Antipodean special is one of only two to leave Australian shores.

Weighing just 912kg, these Aussie supercars are extremely rapid and this one, on show with the Historic Sports Car Club, has been raced its whole life."

Nice one Justin

Interview with Campbell Bolwell [4.10 - 8.55]

Bolwell to preview new Nagari 500 at Motorclassica 2019!

By: Alex Affat, Unique Cars magazine

View the article HERE

Media Release

Wednesday 2 October 2019

Historic and Classic Cars Log Book To Stay

Historic and classic car enthusiasts will have more opportunities to hit the road outside club events thanks to the Liberal & Nationals Government making log books a permanent feature this week.

Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Paul Toole said 50,000 cars had participated in the log book scheme during its trial period.

"We know owners of these cars want to be able to take them out for a spin and share their love of these cars with others - that's why we've made it easier for them to keep track of how often they drive them," Mr Toole said.

"Under this scheme, historic and classic car owners can drive their vehicles for up to 60 days each year outside of club organised events."

Minister for Transport and Roads Andrew Constance said Transport for NSW would deliver phased improvements to the log book scheme over the next 12 months.

"We are looking at ways to ensure compliance of the conditional registration and to support motorists by ensuring they have a say in the log book format," Mr Constance said.

"Drivers will need to continue to record the vehicle's use in the log book and be a member of a Transport for NSW recognised classic or historic vehicle club or approved organisation to use the log book."

Australian Confederation of Motor Clubs President Tony O'Donnell welcomed the announcement.

"The logbook scheme allows owners to more easily enjoy and share the pleasure of our vehicles with each other and the community," Mr O'Donnell said.

"Its conformation as a permanent scheme encourages our long term commitment to our lifestyle, event participation and the stability of the industry and jobs we support."


The December 2019 edition of Retroautos is now online at Shannons Club.

Click on this LINK to read the magazine.

"The December 2019 Retroautos mid-month column is now online, featuring the 50th anniversary of the VW-Porsche 914 and how it became a "star car" in a 1970s TV series. "

As always, Retroautos is published with passion and with pride.


Bolwells @ Shannon's Sydney Classic 2019

"Hi Graham, she's been out in anger.

Finally got the Nagari to the HSCC race at Snetterton 200 on the the 1st of June.

She's a bit of a handfull with almost too much power. Main drama was jumping out of 3rd gear.
SO I spent 20 laps holding her in 3rd with the left hand and steering with the right. Everywhere but the straights.
And they become very short at the speeds this thing reaches. 135mph at 5,600.

Anyone who's raced at Snetterton will tell you driving with one hand from Brundle through the esses to Bombhole, around the never ending right hander Coram and through Murrays chicane (at race speeds) is not ideal.

Started 12th finished 7th. Was in 6th for a long time but the rigth arm was giving up the fight on the last lap.
Still we finished. Looking at Brands Hatch at the end of the month but will need to get at the gear box and as we know thats an engine out job. AAAAAAgh.

Justin "Mad Roo Racing" Murphy."

Sweet and lowdown: Bolwell Mark 7

A sports coupe with a Holden engine? Ron McPherson crafted his dream combination twice.

Click HERE to read the article

Click HERE to go the ABC Radio National Website to listen to "Bolwell: An Aussie sports car on Blueprint for Living - RN" an interview with Campbell Bolwell


Looking to buy a Bolwell MK7 or Nagari in good overall and drivable condition as a father/son and grandfather weekend car. The car will be very well taken care of by devout enthusiast and it will be kept in original, period correct condition.

Based in NSW but willing to travel for promising cars, I have cash on hand and willing to pay a good price for the right car. If you think you may have something suitable please get in touch, I'd love to hear from you.

Contact details: 0449 176 853 - benjaminhk@gmail.com

Wanted: Bolwell Nagari
Michael from Canberra is after a Nagari "I'm after one to work on with my son but I've not seen may around." you can contact him on 0407 849 260 or mrorke@tpg.com.au

It's Here... New Bolwell Book...order through the website....

CMC Update....
Council of Motor Clubs

As reported earlier the CMC has been active with technical representative on the Vehicle Standards Working Group, for those members wanting to restore a car by replacing the body and/or major components without having to make it into a "new car". If you are modifying or building a modified vehicle you should be using a VSCCS engineer. A brochure is available at:

Also read and understand the new guidelines in regard to the type of testing, if any, required.

Read the new guidelines developed through the VSWG for modified vehicles at:

If a brake test is required, it will need to be tested in accordance with new brake assessment manual, which also has been introduced to make it easier and more affordable for enthusiasts to obtain approval at:

Tony Pengilly

You will find information about upcoming events of the club and information regarding the conditional registration scheme the club runs.

You will also find information on other cars of a similar ilk to the Bolwell marque, for example Ascort, Buchanan, Buckle, Hunter, JWF,  KM, Nota, Velacia.

Checkout our WWW LINKS page for other Bolwell sites