Atalanta Motors first started making their renowned sports tourer in 1936, creating arguably the most technically advanced British sports car of the era.. Few of the original 1930's cars survive today and with each one being unique they rarely appear on the market and naturally command a significant premium when they do.
75 years on, Atalanta is once again taking commissions to produce modern, but faithfully re-created, examples of its only model, the Sports Tourer. Atalanta was the name of a much revered athlete of Greek Mythology.
BAC (Briggs Automotive Company) Ltd was founded by brothers Neill and Ian Briggs, who both have extensive experience in automotive design and engineering, to develop and build the amazing Mono. Neill, who is Director of Product Development, has worked for Bentley and was the Engineering Manager at Ford. Ian, who is Design Director, worked with his brother Neill as a consultant designer primarily for Porsche, Mercedes and Audi, with additional experience in the aircraft industry. The Mono is a lightweight, ultra high performance, single seat, road legal sports car. The Mono is produced at BAC's premises in Liverpool.
Bensport Ltd are a well established company based in Ilminster, Somerset and specialise in the restoration and maintenance of vintage and classic cars, particulary Bentley and Roll-Royce models from 1931 to 1965.
In the 1950s it was still possible to purchase a very fine chassis from the manufacturer, which would be sent to a coach builder of the customer's choice, to have an individual body fitted to it. The result would be a very special, in many cases unique motorcar.
In order to recreate this halcyon era of exclusive motoring, Bensport have produced the La Sarthe, a beautiful, lightweight 2-door coupé body fitted to a fully rebuilt Bentley R-Type chassis from the mid 1950s. They plan to start a limited production run of the La Sarthe in 2014. The name is taken from the home of the 24 hours of Le Mans race.
Bentley Motors was founded by W.O.Bentley in 1919 when the first Bentley engine burst into life at New Street Mews, London. From these modest beginnings, W.O.'s company went from strength to strength through the 1920s, with an evolving series of acclaimed motor cars and a parade of racing triumphs to prove their outstanding performance. These laurels were capped with five outright victories at Le Mans between 1924-1930 and a sixth in 2003. If there were mission statements in those days, it could not have been expressed more eloquently than than in the words of W.O. himself, "to build a good car, a fast car, the best in class".
These words are just as relevant today as they continue to inform the company's beliefs, actions and ambitions for the future. Located in Crewe, Cheshire since 1946 and owned since 1998 by Volkswagen AG, Bentley Motors is dedicated to making responsive and powerful Grand Tourers with the stamina to cross continents at pace, and drive in refined comfort and style. They currently manufacture the Mulsanne, Flying Spur, Continental and Bentayga models.
Bill Rawles has been involved with classic cars for over thirty years, having founded the largest Austin Healey workshop in Southern England and established the name around the world.
He sold this very successful business in 2007 to set up Bill Rawles Classic Cars Ltd. This new venture caters for all makes of Classics and has Bill firmly at the helm with a wealth of experience, knowledge and strong skill structure. Quality control is of the upmost importance and attention to detail essential. Bill has been involved in Historic Motorsport for over 15 years and has campaigned his Austin Healey 3000 to many podium places. Race and Rally preparation and support including transportation is available.
In addition to the wide range of expert services in all things Austin Healey, Bill was asked to build a 'new' Austin Healey 100 S racer for a client. Such was the success and customer satisfaction of this project that he is now offering this unique opportunity to aquire a re-manufactured 100 S, one of the most iconic and sought-after of all Austin Healeys.
He will take customer commissions and the 100 S will be built at their premises in Medstead in Hampshire.