We talk to John Bowe on his GT and Touring Car exploits

John Bowe (Ferrari) passes a Ginetta at Phillip Island. Bowe together with codriver Peter Edwards took a pair of fourths (Photo: Shannons Nationals/Nathan Wong)
John Bowe (Ferrari) passes a Ginetta at Phillip Island. Bowe together with codriver Peter Edwards took a pair of fourths (Photo: Shannons Nationals/Nathan Wong)

Recently we were able to catch up with John Bowe.  The Tasmanian driver has been racing in the Australian GT Championship and the Touring Car Masters over the past couple of years with great success.

Bowe who has previously won the V8 Championship and the famed Bathurst 1000 has taken the last two Touring Car Masters Championship in his 1969 Ford Mustang.  The Touring Car Masters is an Australian motor racing series open to modified touring cars manufactured between 01 January 1963 and 31 December 1976.  He is up against other legendary names such as Jim Richards and Andrew Miedecke.  So far this year Bowe has taken three wins and leads the Championship.

He has also racing with Maranello Motorsport in the Australian GT Championship alongside Peter Edwards – a gentlemen driver.  After an accident at the first round the team was forced to skip the second round.  They came back at Phillip Island with 2013 upgrades and a new paint scheme.  They took a pair of fourths to take third overall.

In this interview we chat with John about the GT round, Touring Car Masters, the talent of Jack Le Brocq and how his codriver Peter Edwards is advancing.


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John Bowe in the Touring Car Masters, photos courtesy of  Dirk Klynsmith Photography/TCM

We had a chat with John last year as well.

You can find out more about the Australian GT Championship including race results here.

To see more about the Shannons Nationals, click here

You can find out more on the Touring Car Masters here

Interview by Sam Tickell, May 2013, photos by Nathan Wong/Shannons Nationals & Dirk Klynsmith Photography/TCM

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