Shared from the Wirral 100 Motor Club

Sending our deepest condolences to family and friends. 


It is with great sadness that we report that Harold Bowman, the Wirral Hundred’s President, passed away yesterday (7th April), aged 92 years.

Harold had been a very major player in the Club’s activities for approximately 70 years. Initially he was a regular competitor, firstly a fine motor-cycle racer on a competitive BSA Gold Star primarily at Rhydymwyn and in the early meetings at Oulton Park; he also took to car sprinting and pursuit races and his recent proud boast was that he still remained the Rhydymwyn saloon-car lap-record holder in his Sunbeam Rapier. His last competition appearances with the Club were in trials.

Administratively, the contributions by Harold and his wife Brenda lasted more than 60 years and went, of course, way beyond the call of duty. Between them, over the years, they were Chairman, Secretary, Social Secretary, Race Secretary, Road Race Clerk of the Course (and Deputy Clerk of the Course at the Transatlantic Trophy meetings at Oulton Park); they hardly missed a single road race meeting at Anglesey, Oulton Park, New Brighton Promenade, Rhydymwyn or Kinmel Park – or Club sand race, grass track, ‘scramble’, enduro, or trial during that period – many hundreds of events in total. And they also compiled and printed the W100 programmes for those events for many years.

Harold’s contribution to this Club was unrivalled and immense, and his dedication, wise counsel and sense of humour will be sorely missed by us all. 

The Club sends its very sincere condolences to Harold’s son Bill and to the rest of the family.