A chance to talk mostly about Bolwell Sports Cars.
Sunday, November 19, 2017
Bolwell racing in South Africa.
This of course is the Nagari that Justin Murphy now owns. In 1991/1992 it was raced in historic events in ZA by Peter Du Toit. Peter later went on to race Chevrons and Lola T70s and in 1995 he sold the car to Brian Tyler who owned Rolo Motors. 1 or 2 years later it was advertised for sale in the UK. Peter had bought the car from Phil Howie who planned to build it up as a project with his son. That didn't eventuate. This Nagari had come to South Africa with another one that was believed to have been in a road accident and was never rebuilt. Phil was an historic racing enthusiast and a major player in that movement over 40 years involving himself in everything from speed record attempts to endurance racing. He was a life member of the Southern Equatorial Ferrari Owners Club. He passed away in 2001. His son, Rob Howie, together with Lee Roy Poulter compete every year in the truck section of the Dakar Rally. The Howies bought the car from Harry Roscoe who still races sports cars to this day in RSA.
So ownership goes something like this ..................................?
Peter Du Toit