John Bowe has taken the covers off the Holden Torana he’ll drive in the 2022 Touring Car Masters - which begins this weekend at Sydney Motorsport Park.

The former Gold Star and 1995 Australian Touring Car champion has become a fixture in Touring Car Masters since 2008, winning a record 100 races in both his Torana and a Ford Mustang. He’s also won the TCM title six times, including in 2021 so he’s back to try and add to his lengthy list of achievements in the retro category.

For 2022 he has given his Holden a makeover, with increased support from Rare Spares seeing him swap his black and white paint scheme for a red and white version. He has also retained support from Paynter Dixon and PAYCE.

“I’ve been a Rare Spares brand ambassador for over 15 years now and I know their customers and market well. I don’t think there is a better fit than Rare Spares and Touring Car Masters - TCM is a Rare Spares world,” Bowe said.

“I’ve been so fortunate to have a long line of loyal and special supporters in my time in TCM and have enjoyed a great following from the category faithful.”

Bowe will need all his skill and experience to make it a seventh title in ‘22, with last year’s runner-up Ryan Hansford back in his Torana. Steven Johnson is also returning with his Ford XD Falcon and George Miedecke is returning to the series in a Chevrolet Camaro.

The series gets underway at Sydney Motorsport Park and will visit again for its second round on May 27-29. It will then head to Townsville (July 8-10), Queensland Raceway (August 5-7), Sandown (September 16-18) and finish at Bathurst on November 11-13.

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