Saturday, October 31, 2020

Peter Mac reports.........

  motor and gearbox in mounts sorted clearance good ride height sòrted.

Chris would be happy.

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Bolwell vs Lotus.


Which came first? I suspect Bolwell. Wasn't it designed prior to the Sydney Olympics in 2000?

Someone asked him how his Bolwell rebuild was coming along.


Tuesday, October 27, 2020

A different body kit.

 Turn your MX5 into a Cosmo with this one.

Fitting in a Mk.4 GT.

 Back in July we talked about some of the tight fits in certain Bolwells including Dinky. Well, Simon seems to have that under control with his restoration.

That's him and his #2 son in the rebuilt ex-Dave Chandler MK.4 GT chassis. This was the first time that Simon has been able to sit it on 4 wheels. No modification to wheelbase or width, but there are a few internal tweeks. The body will remain unmodified. Yes, it will be cosy but they WILL fit in.

Thursday, October 22, 2020

Race report from Justin.


Nagari Racing in UK

HSCC Silverstone 18th Oct 2020


Qualifying was interesting. The first thing to come to my attention was the speed in a straight line. Holy cow, just blasts past everything.

It’s just after this where the second thing came to my attention.




Well it does eventually. You have to have her straight and settled then start a serious amount of peddle pressure well early. Way before all the people you just blew past and they blow back, obviously…..


Appalling unstable, Copse was a ball tightener and I eventually lost it at Becketts after a never ending tank slapper that started at Maggotts.

Qualified 9th out of 31 with a 1.08.8. When I last raced here four years ago that would have had you on pole!!


In the break (no pun intended) I put a little more bias to, what Ford laughingly call front brakes. Topped up the fluid and changed my pants.



Rolling start and took it easy for a few laps to get some warmth in the Avon CRZZ. Mustangs, Cobras, +8’s and Elans all over me till the straight……. and wollop….. they all shrink to nothing in the mirror.


Till, oh shit BRAKES……


Anyway, managed to get to 6th when on lap 17 the old led foot kicked in and I lost her coming out of Woodcote. Gravel, grass, gravel, track. 8 cars went past while I got her back into life.


Decided discretion was the better part of valour and cruised back to the paddock. Plus I was knackered.

No damage, packed up and drove her home. Yes I drove the Nagari from London to Silverstone and back. Chris Camp one of her previous owners turned up to cheer team Bolwell along.


So a DNF, but I think we have potential. Especially after a 1.07.80 best lap. Anyone got any ideas re better brakes.


What did Ford use at Bathurst in 68/69/70?

Thursday, October 15, 2020

Gen 3 Supercars

 Certainly look the goods.

I wonder if the racing will get back to something interesting to watch.

Saturday, October 10, 2020

Incredible motor trimming skills.

 This is going to be one very smart Mark 4.

All done on a poor handling domestic sewing machine by an incompacitated operator.
Who would have thought that such skills would come from someone with such poor social skills.

Thursday, October 8, 2020

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Side impact.


Looks impressive. A bit safer than the Mk.7 maybe.

Favourite 3-wheelers No.67

 The Bond Bug.

check out this accurate model.
Daleks love the Bug.
Speaking of Daleks, I must have missed this episode of Dr. Who.

Headlight choices for clubbies etc.


Saturday, October 3, 2020

In today's Advertiser.

 The murder mystery of an Adelaide grandmother.

Is that a "Bolwell" logo in the background?