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The Mercury Cars Guide : September 25th 2010
Saturday, September 25, 2010 Classifieds 62 300 400 • carsguide.com.au ---23 BOLWELL Branches out Bolwell grows old aerodynamically LIFE ON THE ROAD ACOMPANY that made its name with hard-working muscle cars is now tapping into Australia's retirement road. Bolwell, a success on racetracks and in showrooms, has turned from its V8 sports cars and Kenworth truck bodies to new-age caravans. It's unveiling a multi-function tow- along called The Edge and using Melbourne's Leisurefest from September 30 to spread the word. The Edge is an aerodynamically- style van made from moulded composite, designed for off-road work and suitable for towing by anything as compact as a Subaru Outback. It's the work of Vaughan Bolwell, a designer of everything from racing bicycles to trucks. Bolwell RV claims the van merges low weight and low drag with aerodynamic stability and is made from moulded fibreglass reinforced with carbon fibre. Bolwell began working on The Edge in 2008 and the final result has a number of innovations. The body is bonded, not riveted or screwed, and fitted with Bolwell's own SureFoot independent trailing- arm suspension. Leisurefest runs at Sandown Racecourse from September 30 to October 3 and includes an off-road track run by experts from Four Wheel Drive Victoria. From backyard garage to commercial aircraft repair T HE Bolwell name first hit the road in the 1960s. That's when Campbell Bolwell, just 16, began making sports cars in his parents' garage. His company began operating in 1962 and over the next 20 years more than 800 cars were produced, some as complete turn-key' cars and others as kits assembled by their owners. The most famous is the Nagari, powered by a range of V8 engines and raced successfully around Australia. Campbell decided to produce another sports car in 2005 and by 2008 he had a concept Nagari that was re-born as a carbon fibre-body speedster. But Bolwell's big business in recent years was in the commercial world, where the company does everything from building cabins, hoods and fairings for Kenworth trucks to repairing Boeing 737 jet engine plenums. WHEEL DEALS used cars KEY: line on Mazda SP23 from Motors. Performance Automobiles A 2008 Subaru Liberty sedan 4Gen all wheel drive at $24,990 drive away? At that price you cannot loose. This quality sedan is packed with safety features plus it now comes with tinted windows, fabric and paint protection at no extra cost. Co-Op TOMORROW is Hangover Sunday at Co-op Toyota. There are amazing deals on offer including a 2007 Subaru Impreza R Luxury. This 2.0-litre manual sedan has had one owner, travelled 47,742km and tomorrow will be priced at $17,200 save $2790. Only available Sunday between 10am and 4pm. Tilford Tilford Used Cars have just reduced a 2006 Mazda SP23 sedan by $2000 to $17,888 for this weekend only. This popular model has a powerful 2.3-litre engine with a sporty manual gearbox, plus full electrics, cruise control, tinted window and alloy wheels. Don't miss this great value sports sedan. DJ Quality A 2005 Ford Courier XLT is DJ's best used car deal today. This Hurricane 4x4 dual cab sports a 2.5-litre turbo- diesel with a lockable fiberglass canopy, tow bar, side steps, bull bar, roof racks and 75,700km on the clock for $23,990 drive away. Motors TODAY'S Motors Wheel Deal is a 2001 Toyota Tarago Gli eight-seat people mover. Powered by Toyota's reliable four-cylinder, 2.4-litre VVT-I engine, this vehicle was $17,995. However, until Monday it will be reduced to $16,495. Wayne's Car Sales WAYNE'S deal of the week is a 2006 Corolla wagon with a 1.8-litre engine, automatic transmission, power steering, airbags and air conditioning for $16,990.
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