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

NEW
"The January 2018 edition of Retroautos is now online. Click on this LINK.

How about a HR Holden coupe? What would it have looked like? Why did Holden not build it? We have the full story.

John Maclurcan shares his passion for his 1962 Vauxhall VX 4/90, Australia’s first locally-assembled affordable luxury sports sedan. John has driven the VX 4/90 all around the UK on its NSW licence plates!

Lance Wilson collects and restores historic speedway cars. He shows us his Trostle sprintcar, driven by American ace Larry Burton when he toured this country in 1980. It is all original!

Everyone knows about the Edsel. What is less known is that it could have looked very different had it been based on the Mercury XM 800 concept car as was originally planned. We have the story about how this stylish Mercury lost the competition to be the new Edsel but ended up in a movie, became a technical test bed at an American university, was left forgotten in a barn and now resides in a museum.

Cheers.....David "





SOLD For Sale




Sold to a previous owner, heading back to Victoria. "This Unique Bolwell Mk IV (1961) convertible has eye catching looks. I am now living overseas and this is the only reason I am selling my car. It's been serviced and well maintained on a regular basis. Don't let this go at this price!. It is in excellent condition as you can see by the pictures. Always kept in the garage, safe and sound. Low kms. All major services have been completed. It has not been involved in any accidents and is in incredibly good condition - body, chassis and all mechanicals. It will come with a roadworthy certificate so you don't have to do the running around. Registration has been paid until Dec 2018. Light weight (under 500kgs) with fresh 4 cylinder high performance engine - very quick Perfect "drive to the track" track day car - previously used in historic racing in Victoria An exceptional piece of Australian motoring history. Car has good provenance evidenced by historical documents. Appreciation opportunity with this rather unique classic car (thought to be no more than 50 finally assembled) Special light weight wheels, spare diff, gearbox and suspension parts for different set up etc Has been with two long term owners in the last decades.







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



Deposit Form for Bolwell Easter 2018
...for the first time in QLD

Download the information form HERE


Deposit required by the 22 December 2017 (this form has the updated bank details)

At last count it was 46 people and 23 cars



Log Book Trial
Please note the Log Book trial has been extended for another 2 years from 1 October 2017.

Website updated as per this link





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....







The NSW Bolwell Club (as of 1 October 2015) is taking part in the 60 Day log Book Trial.

Please download and read "Conditional Registration News" HERE (78kb, 2 page PDF)




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:
www.rms.nsw.gov.au/registration/downloads/vsccs_brochure.pdf

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:
www.rms.nsw.gov.au/registration/downloads/vsi/vsi6.pdf

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:
http://roadsafety.transport.nsw.gov.au/downloads/brake_assessment_manual2013.pdf



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