Bowler Announces Appointment of New UK Dealer as it Seeks to Strengthen Dealer Network, Sales and Customer Experience Internationally
30 Jun 2018
Bowler is delighted to announce the appointment of its new dealer for the UK – Kaaimans International – operating from an unrivalled showroom set-up and setting at the historic Tollerton Hall in Nottinghamshire.
With a range of rare, iconic and niche modern day and classic automobiles in their stable and wealth of experience in the supercar market both in the UK and internationally, Kaaimans is perfectly placed to partner with Bowler for sales and aftersales services of new and pre-owned Bulldog cars, and further Bowler models in the pipeline.
Kaaimans International evolved out of the impressive private car collection of Nottingham based businessman Ian Kershaw, which includes some of the world’s most desirable and exotic supercars and even unicorn cars such as the mighty Aston Martin Vulcan. Co-owner Gary Tolson manages the daily business and having worked in the prestige marque retail industry for over twenty years has an exceptional understanding of this specialist sector and its customers. The stunning and private setting of Tollerton Hall, currently being painstakingly refurbished by Ian to be the Kershaw family home, provides for an exclusive car viewing and buying experience, with the build of an off-road course in the planning to enable customers to test drive Bowler models off-road as well as on road.
Bowler pioneered the Rally Raid car over thirty years ago and launched a number of class-leading off-road race vehicles for legendary endurance and extreme off road events such as the Dakar. The adventure of racing is in Bowler’s DNA and over the last three decades, Bowler has tested its cars to extremes in some of the toughest environments and situations and this proven motorsport experience is woven in to its wider specialist vehicle and road car design, engineering and manufacture.
The Bulldog is no exception. Bowler’s most recent car was developed in 2016 initially as a next-generation prototype and test vehicle for the company’s new patented and innovative Cross Sector Platform (CSP) chassis. Coupled with its acclaimed Land Rover Mono-turbo V6 diesel and Supercharged V6 petrol engines, the Bulldog’s impressive performance, style, stability and rigour, including winning this year’s Tuareg Rally in its race specification guise, has earned it international appeal and interest from both road and race car buyers alike. The success of the Bulldog and customer research has now further paved the way for development of future Bowler models, which will be announced in the coming months, and will be available through Kaaimans.
Director of Bowler, Richard Hayward, commented, “Bowler’s success in racing and race car manufacture speaks for itself, and we know this heritage and credentials are elements our customers value in our road cars which are becoming an increasing part of Bowler’s present and future. Along with this, it’s the right time for us to strengthen our dealer network and provide our customers with a befitting experience when buying a Bowler and for their aftersales needs. We’re delighted to have appointed Kaaimans as our dealer for the UK where their experience in, and knowledge of, the prestige auto retail sector is second to none, and their international reach and knowledge is also impressive.”
Gary Tolson, Sales Director at Kaaimans commented, “Kaaimans specialise in iconic and unique supercars and so does Bowler – just supercars with a difference. Adding this great brand to our portfolio and being appointed as the UK dealer is a privilege as there is a genuine and great fit between the Bowler and Kaaimans brands with the uniqueness of our products, services and approach. Tollerton Hall provides for a real destination showroom experience and we’re excited about the plans for our off-road course to be able to showcase the capabilities of the Bowlers on road and more rugged terrain should customers wish.”
For further information about Bowler, its racing activities and services, acclaimed Defender conversions and exclusive accessories, specialist vehicles and the Bulldog, explore the pages of this website or call +44 (0)1773 824111. To arrange a test drive or to visit the Kaaimans showroom please visit www.kaaimans.com or call +44(0)115 855 7171.