John Bowe Experiences
John Bowe – The Master Blaster!
John Bowe started his remarkable career at the age of 16 (so rumour has it – haha) and he’s one of Australia’s most admired/respected race drivers who’s achieved an incredible list of victories/awards in his (almost) five decades behind the wheel.
Bowe has achieved in his motor racing career, a long list of accolades and titles, with his versatility behind any wheel confirmed by being the only man to win an Australian title in four different race categories. Starting in Tasmania in open-wheelers, JB progressed to win the Australian Drivers’ Championship during the Formula Mondial era, then moving into sedans to win the Australian Sports Car Championship, the Australian Touring Car Championship and the Touring Car Masters Championship on five occasions.
He’s a veteran of successful campaigns at Bathurst, twice victorious in the Bathurst 1000, in 1989 and 1994 with longtime friend and teammate Dick Johnson, and is the only driver to win the prestigious 12 Hour on three occasions – twice at Bathurst and once at Eastern Creek.
I am truly humbled by the support I receive while doing what I love. We know our sport wouldn't be anything without the fans, and I'm so grateful to have real personal relationships with my partners and sponsors who recognise this too.John Bowe
After setting the record for 225 Supercar race round starts, JB retired from the V8 main game, he was honoured with an induction into the Supercar Hall of Fame (2009), the Bathurst Legends (2017) and more recently the CAMS Australian Motorsport Hall of Fame in 2018. JB can’t resist the thrill of racing or the enjoyment of his fans and has competed in the Touring Car Masters since 2009. In TCM, JB’s frequently on the front, setting lap records, pole position records and has won the series in both a Ford and Holden while battling hard on many occasions with his close friend Steven Johnson, son of Dick Johnson.
What makes an experience with JB something special is not only his master craft behind the wheel as a world-class racing driver, but his genuine love of cars/racing and his respect of his fans.
When JB’s not racing, he’s is flat out testing fast cars and thrilling our Fastrack V8 Race Experience VIP clients.