P3-101-68

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Short History

The first Bowin was built to "show" standard for Glyn Scott to race in Tasman and Gold Star races using the ex Piers Courage Cosworth spare FVA engine. It was reasonably successful in F2 events with the highlights being an outright Gold Star round win and fourth in the Japanese Grand Prix.

When Glyn Scott decided to move on to an Elfin 600 with 2 litre Waggott engine the engine and gearbox from the Bowin were fitted to his Lotus 23B. After Glyns fatal accident the Lotus 23B was sold to Alan Ling and was driven by Bruce Gowans to great effect in the Australian Sports Car Chamionship. When the 23B itself was upgraded to Waggott power the FVA was traded in to Paul England. The engine was then used in a speedboat that was sunk off the Victorian coast and not retrieved. The gearbox was sold at the same time to Peter Turnbull of North Western Tasmania for use in a Holden engined special known as the Turnham. It is believed that he still own it.

The car was then reputed to have been fitted with an 1100cc Ford engine for Fourmla Three and some type of transaxle.

Eventually it appeared with a Motor Improvements Corolla engine and modified VW gearbox in Formula 3 races, one race by Wayne Newton and then for use by John Crouchley fitted with March type bodywork.

It was purchased in this form by Ian Peters in 1983 from an auction in Adelaide and reconverted for Historic Group O but used an ex Bob Holden Wagott tuned Lotus twin Cam engine. This was eventually fitted with Lucas fuel injection as per the original FVA and competed successfully in historic racing until a suspension failure at the 1989 Adelaide Grand Prix meeting caused serious damage. The tub was reskinned and straigtened by Chas Talbot. New wishbones were constructed to the original drawings and new wheels were cast by Magnesium Technologies. At this stage the project was shelved while Ian Peters competed in his own Gold Star foray from 1998 till 2004.

The car is currently being reassembled and an FVA engine or parts are being sought.

  • August 2007, An FVA cylinder head and three ancillary castings have been acquired.
  • October 2007 A second FVA cylinder head has been acquired along with one cam, carrier, 3 pistons, some timing gears and a front plate.
  • January 2008 A small group of parts has been acquired with water pipes, more timing gears and a cosworth oil pump.
  • June 2008 We have acquired a front cover, front plate, water pump, two inspection covers and a front top cover
  • July 2008 Acquired Cosworth dry sump pump and two fuel pumps
  • August 2008 Acquired alternator, FVA distributor, extra rear cover
  • Feb 2009 Got second inlet manifold and most of the gears (13!)
  • Feb 2010 Now have Cam cover and throttle top cover
  • Jan 2011 New old stock inlet trumpets acquired
  • Feb 2011 Original Engine has surfaced and been purchased!!!!!

We now have enough parts for two FVA motors and a freshly rebuilt original motor number 7044.

Specification

  • Class - Formula 2
  • Chassis - Monocoque
  • Engine - Cosworth FVA 1600cc - engine number 7044
  • Gearbox - Hewland FT-200

Owner History

Date Owner
10th Jul 1968
14th Jul 1970
Edward B Scauster
15th Oct 1970
W Newton
9th Feb 1973
John Crouchley
13th Aug 1975
Burwood Auto Electrics
16th Oct 1975
D Manfield
10th Mar 1978
Trev Wehr - Home Autotune Services
27th September 1983

Race History

Date Race Track Driver No Result
14th Jul 1968
AJC Touring Car trophy meeting
Warwick Farm
G Scott
10
3rd
28th Jul 1968
Gold Star Round 2
Lakeside
G Scott
Retired (rear suspension)
18th Aug 1968
NSW Tourng Car Chamionship
Catalina Circuit Katoomba
G Scott
20
1st 1st
25th Aug 1968
Gold Star Round 3
Surfers
G Scott
3rd
8th Sept 1968
ATCC
Lakeside
G Scott
2
16th Sept 1968
Gold Star Round 4
Sandown
G Scott
1st
14th Oct 1968
Gold Star Round 5
Mallala
G Scott
3rd
24th Nov 1968
Gold Medal series
Lakeside
G Scott
20
1st Dec 1968
Gold Star Round 6
Warwick Farm
G Scott
Retired (engine)
2nd Feb 1969
Tasman Round 5 Australian Grand Prix
Lakeside
G Scott
20
8th
9th Feb 1969
Tasman Round 6 (Warwick Farm 100)
Warwick Farm
G Scott
9th
16th Feb 1969
Tasman Round 7
Sandown
G Scott
9th
3rd March 1969
Gold Star Round 1
Symons Plains
G Scott (tested by Bruce Gowans)
4th
7th April
Gold Star Round 2
Bathurst
G Scott
retired (crash at Skyline)
29th July
ATCC non-championship
Lakeside
G Scott
20
3rd May 1969
Japanese Auto Federation Grand Prix
Mount Fuji Circuit
G Scott
4th
7th Dec 1969
Gold Star 6?
Warwick Farm
G Scott
8th
Oran Park
G Scott
5th
Gold Star Round 3
Sandown
G Scott
(missed start)
Gold Star Round 7
G Scott
crashed
8th Feb 1970
Tasman 5
Surfers Paradise
G Scott
15th Feb 1970
Tasman 6
Warwick Farm
G Scott
9th
22nd February 1970
Tasman 7
Sandown Park
G Scott
retired
3rd May 1970
Japanese Auto Federation Grand Prix
Mount Fuji Circuit
G Scott
10th
1970
Gold Star Round 1
G Scott
6th
23rd April 1973
Bathurst International (F3)
Mount Panorama Bathurst
John Crouchley
3rd Feb 1974
Tasman meeting (F3)
Oran Park
John Crouchley
30
1st Jun 1975
Rothmans Series (F3)
Amaroo
John Crouchley
7th Feb 1976
Adelaide International raceway
5th Feb 1977
Adelaide International raceway
11th Nov 1977
Adelaide International raceway
3rd Apr 1978
Adelaide International raceway
25th Jul 1978
Adelaide International raceway
20th Apr 1984
SCCSA Easter historics
Mallala
I Peters
30
9th, 4th
22nd Apr 1984
SCCSA Easter Historics
Collingrove hillclimb
I Peters
80
13th May 1984
SCC Winter Cup 1
Collingrove hillclimb
I Peters
80
20th May 1984
SCCSA Picnic Hillclimb
Collingrove hillclimb
I Peters
80
crashed
19th Aug 1984
Adelaide International raceway
I Peters
30
26th Sept 1984
Adelaide International raceway
I Peters
30
4th Nov 1984
SCCSA Victor harbour sprints
Victor Harbour
I Peters
30
2nd, 13.11
20th Mar 1985
Mallala
I Peters
30
5th Apr 1985
Mallala
I Peters
30
5th Apr 1985
Mallala
I Peters
30
7th Sept 1986
Adelaide International raceway
I Peters
30
28th Sept 1986
Adelaide International raceway
I Peters
30
15th Nov 1986
Adelaide International raceway
I Peters
30
17th Apr 1987
Mallala
I Peters
30
? Jun 1987
Mallala
I Peters
30
14th Nov 1987
Adelaide Grand Prix demonstration
Adelaide GP track
I Peters
29
14th Nov 1987
Adelaide International raceway
I Peters
30
21st Nov 1987
Adelaide International raceway
I Peters
30
1st Apr 1988
Mallala
I Peters
30
1st Nov 1989
Adelaide Grand Prix demonstration
Adelaide GP track
I Peters
30
crashed

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P3-101-68 driven By Glyn Scott at the Warwick Farm Tasman meeting in 1970. Photo by Teddy Webber
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P3-101-68 driven By Glyn Scott at the Warwick Farm Tasman meeting in 1970. Photo by Teddy Webber
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As a F3 in the early 70s
as purchased by Ian Peters
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as purchased by Ian Peters
back in action 1986 Australian Grand Prix
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back in action 1986 Australian Grand Prix
Injected twin cam
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Injected twin cam
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P3-101-68 tub restored awaiting assembly dec 2006
1970
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1970

Images on other sites


http://oldracephotos.com/details.asp?id=4541
http://oldracephotos.com/details.asp?id=4540
http://oldracephotos.com/details.asp?id=1214 Bruce Gowans in the car
http://oldracephotos.com/details.asp?id=2766


Magazines

  • Racing Car News April 1968, (Bits & Pieces) Build announcment
  • Racing Car News May 1968, Feature Building Bowin Bolides by Rob Luck (4 pages)
  • Racing Car News June 1968, Bowin Phase 2 - 1 page of pictures
  • Racing Car News July 1968, Bowin Phase 3 Delivering the Baby by Rob Luck (2 pages)
  • Sports Car World October 1968, Pointing the Bowin by Thomas B Floyd (Cover and 5 pages)
  • Racing Car News August 1969, Cover Painting
  • Auto Sports Yearbook No. 1 cover
  • Autosportman Sept 1968 cover
  • Autosportsman November 1968 Sandown win
  • Racing Car News September 1970 Cover painting Glyn Scott tribute

Other Media

The car is shown a number of times on the ABC Late night legends program during a replay of the 1969 Australian Grand Prix screened on 27th April 2007. It's an interesting series you can check out the schedule at Late Night Legends

Acknowledgements

Thanks to the following people for giving their time and information, Ray Bell, Teddy Webber, Bryan Miller, Lindsay Ross and Bruce Gowans. Gold Star data from David Shaws site. Tasman data from Tasman Series

References

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