Bridge of Weir leather celebrates outstanding Automotive Design at Concours of Elegance 2020

Bridge of Weir leather celebrates outstanding Automotive Design at Concours of Elegance 2020

08.09.2020: • Bridge of Weir’s ‘Icons’ display at the Concours of Elegance featured some of the world’s most exceptional supercars and classic cars • Inaugural Design Award honoured the outstanding 1938 Bugatti Type 57 Atalante Coupe by Gangloff

•    Bridge of Weir’s ‘Icons’ display at the Concours of Elegance featured some of the world’s most exceptional supercars and classic cars


•    Inaugural Design Award honoured the outstanding 1938 Bugatti Type 57 Atalante Coupe by Gangloff


•    One-off Aston Martin Victor also debuted at the event; this remarkable car features Bridge of Weir leather


•    Bridge of Weir sources the finest hides from the best heritage breeds, offering a unique blend of craftsmanship with the latest advanced manufacturing techniques


•    The company has supplied leather to some of the world’s most famous and important vehicles, from the Model T to Concorde and currently supplies a number of leading automotive brands including Aston Martin, Ford, Jaguar Land Rover, Lotus, McLaren and Volvo

 


Bridge of Weir, Scotland, Tuesday Sept 8th 2020 – Bridge of Weir Leather celebrated exceptional automotive design throughout the weekend at this year’s Concours of Elegance with a unique display of iconic cars, an all-new design award and supported on the surprise debut of a new Aston Martin.  
 


Featuring some of the world’s most remarkable supercars and classic cars, the Bridge of Weir enclosure played home to a host of ‘Icons’ including the McLaren Speedtail, Aston Martin One-77, David Gandy’s Jaguar XK120, Ford GT, Callum Vanquish 25 and McLaren GT. Each represents outstanding automotive design and Bridge of Weir is proud to have supplied bespoke leather to them all.  
 


This year, Bridge of Weir initiated the Design Award, which honoured a standout car from the concours that exemplified remarkable exterior and interior design. The company prides itself on its connections with automotive designers and was delighted to be joined by Richard Woolley, Studio Director, Advanced Design at Jaguar Land Rover, Jo Lewis, Senior Colour & Materials Designer at McLaren Automotive and David Lillywhite, Editor of Magneto, who were the judges.
 


The winner, the one-of-one 1938 Bugatti Type 57 Atalante Coupe by Gangloff, featured a stunning black over purple two-seat coupe body. “It’s simply a beautiful car,” said Richard Woolley. “We knew it was the winner because it was the car we spent the longest time looking at. We gravitated toward it.”
 


Jo Lewis said:
“It was an incredibly forward-thinking and innovative product at the time.
The paintwork and body is exquisite, the interior just beautiful, while the colour combination wouldn’t look out of place on a car today.”
 


David Lillywhite added: “T
his is a stunning car, it really pushed automotive design in the early Thirties and is a credit to the forward thinking of Jean Bugatti who led the project.”
 


From a private collection shown by the Mullin Automotive Museum, the award was received on their behalf on the Saturday by Classic Motor Hub’s Richard Wrightson. Specially produced by CALLUM, the trophy is a gear lever wrapped in Bridge of Weir leather.  
 


On the Friday, a stunning debut was made by the one-off Aston Martin Victor. Bridge of Weir is proud to have supported the famous British luxury car maker on this remarkable project, responsible for the hides used for its incredible Forest Green leather interior.  
 


Bridge of Weir Leather sources the finest hides from the best heritage breeds, offering a unique blend of craftsmanship with the latest advanced manufacturing techniques. It is one of the world’s leading automotive leather suppliers and has been at the forefront of innovation, design and quality for over a century, starting with the Model T Ford in the early 20th century.
 


Today, the company supplies the global automotive industry including many household names around the world.  The company’s leather has been a major export from Scotland, with 90 per cent of its product now sold overseas to more than 25 countries spanning the globe.
 


Bridge of Weir Managing Director, David Archibald, said:
“We were very proud to celebrate the best of the best in automotive design at Concours of Elegance. It’s more than 100 years since the Model T was produced by Ford and since then we have provided leather to a host of very significant cars from brands such as Aston Martin, McLaren, Jaguar and Volvo.



“They have become icons in their own right, and we were delighted to display so many fine examples at our enclosure.




“Our connections to the world’s leading automotive designers are incredibly important and we would like to thank our judges who selected a very worthy winner in the shape of the Bugatti Type 57 Atalante Coupe by Gangloff. Finally, our congratulations to Aston Martin on the debut of the remarkable Victor, a project we are very proud to have supported – and without doubt, another future icon.”
 

 
Sam Hardy- photo Concours of Elegance




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