Bolwell: An Aussie sports car
Campbell Bolwell is a self confessed petrol head and has been building cars since the 1960s. He started in his parent's garage and quickly built a name for his company Bolwell Cars for making fast and sleek sports cars. But government regulation eventually sent his car company to the wall, he never gave up on the dream of an Australian sports car.
Ten years ago he released the Nagari 300, a sports car made by hand — they only make six of them a year. Using light-weight composite materials and clever design, he is now exporting it to China. He is bucking the trend of Australian manufacturing that is increasingly going offshore to China. Chinese buyers want something that nobody else has and an Australian-made sports car is definitely in that category. Next year, Bolwell will release an updated Nadari 500.
Guest: Campbell Bolwell, director of Bolwell CarsYou
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