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The Bolwell Book “Bolwell: An Australian Icon” – now available

Classic Car Photography wishes to thank all our supporters who have purchased a copy of the Bolwell book, ‘Bolwell: An Australian Icon’.  Our small supply of copies is now depleted, but you can still order copies direct from the publishers – GMM Group.

 We recently posted some photos from the Bolwell book launch held at the Bolwell Car Company in Seaford which included an overview of our involvement with the Bolwell book.


Here’s the “sales blurb”:


The history of the Bolwell Corporation and Bolwell sports cars.

A magnificent premium production for the discerning collector and an invaluable resource of some of Australia’s finest industrial, sporting and automotive achievements.

Editors: Rob & Nathan Luck

Chief Researcher: Tony Shaw

Binding: Simulated carbon-fibre fabricated slip-case and hardbound cover, silver foil stamped.

Number of pages: 256 pages. Full-colour high-gloss premium paper.

Dimensions: 290mm x 230mm

Publisher: GMM Publishing, December 2016

ISBN: 978 0 9954163 0 7


The Bolwell Book, Bolwell: An Australian Icon is the result of 20 years of research, and 5 years of intensive production:

  • More than 80,000 words, hundreds of photos, documents and memorabilia – much of it never sighted before
  • Detailed records of every one of the 10 sports car models produced – as well as a glimpse into the future
  • Fascinating snapshots (pictures and history) of more than 80 beautiful collectable Bolwell sports cars – still alive and well and running on road and track today
  • A look into Bolwell’s myriad of other projects including:
    • MacDonald’s Golden Arches
    • Children’s playground equipment and ride-on games
    • Truck bodies for Kenworth and Iveco
    • Electricity substation housings
    • Motor scooters
    • Yachts
    • Flight simulators
    • Aerodynamic aids for cars and trucks
    • Hovercraft
    • Wind turbine blades
    • Defence projects
    • Caravans
    • and more
  • Limited Edition, 50th Anniversary Collector’s Item.  All books are individually numbered.

Please see the gallery below for some extracts from “the Bolwell book”.


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