Bolwell Nagari: The ultimate all-Australian ProdSports racer
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Bolwell Nagari: The ultimate all-Australian ProdSports racer

By MarkOastler - 03 January 2014
Ranald MacLurkin was one of the first drivers to blood the stunning new Nagari coupe in ProdSports racing and his car became a familiar sight on Victorian tracks. Here the beautiful V8 beast is captured in full flight at Melbourne’s Calder Park in 1973. Note MacLurkin’s subtle wheel arch flares to cover the fat 10-inch wide tyres allowed under the ProdSports rules.

The conspicuously large number of Bolwell Nagaris that competed in production sports car racing (ProdSports) in the 1970s highlights the broad appeal and affordable race-winning performance of this proudly Australian-made, V8-powered super car.

Although less than 120 were built by Bolwell in Melbourne, the thundering fiberglass-bodied Nagari was a common sight in both coupe and roadster body styles on Australian race tracks, where it was competitive at club, state and national level motor sports.