Our Heritage

See how the Bowler Motorsport team began

Bowler Timeline

2008
2008

The Bowler Nemesis

The Bowler Nemesis

Richard Hammond declares himself a ‘driving god’ in a Bowler Wildcat, and Bowler build the Nemesis, while developing the EXR.

2007
2007

Bowler Worldwide

Bowler Worldwide

Bowler produced cars to race in Spain, Portugal, Poland, Holland, the UAE and Africa in the hands of teams and privateers

2006
2006

Hugh Haines Baja Victories

Hugh Haines Baja Victories

A Bowler Wildcat like the one pictured, wins both the British Baja National Championship and the French Baja in the hands of Hugh Haines

2005
2005

Second Largest Factory Team at Dakar

Second Largest Factory Team at Dakar

Bowler’s largest ever Dakar entry means it’s the second largest factory team after Mitsubishi, and has the highest rate of finishers

2004
2004

British Hill Rally Champions

British Hill Rally Champions

Wildcats are entered into, and win, the British Hill Rally Championship and sales in Europe increase, especially in France and Spain.

2003
2003

Bowler brand grows in Europe

Competition entry into the French Baja with a Bowler Wildcat sees the Bowler brand grow in Europe and production increases

2002
2002

Rover V8

Rover V8

A range of engines are tested and used in the Wildcat, with the Rover V8 being the most popular for all race applications

2001
2001

Wildcat Evolves

Wildcat Evolves

The Wildcat evolves and becomes popular with privateers and small teams as a reliable, fast and robust car

2000
2000

Wildcat at the Dakar Rally

Wildcat at the Dakar Rally

Bowler competes in the world famous Dakar Rally in Africa for the first time, and races in central Europe with the Wildcat

1997
1997

Bowler Wildcat

Bowler Wildcat

Bowler sells the production rights of the Tomcat to focus on the newly developed Wildcat, which is an immediate success