The collision occurred on the B1257 on Wednesday and Mr Bowes died at the scene.
He had driven a blue Audi Quattro at 10.20am when a collision occurred with a white Mercedes box van.
Police are appealing for any witnesses who were travelling along the B1257 at the time of the incident, who may have captured "dash-cam" footage or witnessed the two vehicles, to get in touch. Contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option two and ask to speak to Hamish Halloway.
Alternatively people can email [email protected]
Quote reference number 12170191381.