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Bowler Timeline

2006
2006

Hugh Haines Baja Victories

Hugh Haines Baja Victories
A Bowler Wildcat 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
1995
1995

Development of 100″ chassis

Development of 100″ chassis
Due to customer demand, the Tomcat evolves into a 100” chassis for national trial and comp safari events
1991
1991

ARC National Comp Safari

ARC National Comp Safari
Drew Bowler wins the ARC National Comp Safari in Tomcat and begins to develop the Tomcat