Big refresh for Bowe Mustang
Leading Touring Car Masters car gets a make-over
John Bowe's TCM Ford Mustang
Legendary touring car ace and Unique Cars magazine contributor John Bowe is giving his Touring Car Masters Mustang a major make-over in preparation for the 2013 seas.
Here's what the series organisers had to say about it:
Dual Touring Car Masters Champion and Australian motor sport legend, John Bowe, has today confirmed additional support from new co-major sponsor Dunlop Super Dealers. Having harboured a long-term association with the Dunlop brand during his 40 years in racing, Bowe made the announcement with great excitement, saying,
"I am very excited about extending my relationship with Dunlop and the Dunlop Super Dealer retail store network. My racing relationship goes back nearly 40 years and I this year marks 25 years of being a company and product ambassador for Dunlop.
"That a brand of the stature of Dunlop Super Dealers has chosen to sponsor my iconic Mustang 'Sally', indicates the strength of our relationship and the growing profile and public following of the Touring Car Masters series.
"Dunlop make the best tyres on the market, I have raced on them forever and helped develop the product for Ford Performance Vehicles so I speak with some authority!"
The Dunlop Super Dealer network certainly has a great significance in the market of its own and has grown tremendously based on the strength and integrity of the Dunlop products, with Dunlop Super Dealer Licensing Manager, Jeremy Andrews, having this to say about the on-going association with the current Touring Car Masters Champion,
"Dunlop has a long and successful history with JB, and we are excited by the opportunity to extend this relationship further and into the Dunlop Super Dealer retail network of around 150 stores across Australia. Our dealers and customers have every reason to look forward to success with JB and the Touring Car Masters."
Coming off of three successful years and two titles with his 1969 Ford Mustang that has come to have its own personality and following, affectionately known as 'Sally', along with the announcement of new sponsorships, Bowe is also giving his #18 a total transformation, much more than her annual makeover, explaining,
"It's a bit like Madonna reinventing herself. 'Sally' will look new and fresh thanks to the stunning ssMEDIA livery, and with her new relationship with Maranello Motorsport and Synergy Race Engines, I'm so excited about this season.
"I race nowadays to enjoy myself and have fun, and the Touring Car Masters is the racing I enjoy the most. This year will be one for more amazing racing with more and more competitive cars joining the series, and it's not a big surprise with historic car racing nostalgia still growing rapidly all around the world, and Australia is no exception.
"Dunlop Super Dealers are joining my long-time racing partners in Wilson Security as major supporters of John Bowe Racing. I am very grateful to still have a flourishing racing career, and it's thanks to my very loyal supporters and friends, without them none of this would be possible."
John Bowe and Mustang 'Sally' are also proudly supported by Rare Spares, Liqui Moly, Meguiars Motorex, Doric Products, Astrontech , Coates Hire, Apex Steel, Sinclair Ford, V8 Race, ssMEDIA, PPG, Bendigo Accident and Repair Centre, Stillwell Trucks, Freightliner, Unique Cars Magazine, 3M Products and Penske Racing Shocks.
The Touring Car Masters is proudly supported by Shannons Insurance, Rare Spares, Unique Cars magazine and the 2013 Australian Muscle Car Masters, with official suppliers Hoosier Tires and Australian Sports Marketing.
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