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Bridge of Weir – Concours Of Elegance 2022: Celebrating Leaders In Automotive Design

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Bridge of Weir – Concours Of Elegance 2022: Celebrating Leaders In Automotive Design

Bridge of Weir, Scotland, 2nd September 2022 – Bridge of Weir Leather, expert supplier of Fine Automotive Leather to the world’s most respected luxury car brands, is this weekend again honouring a

Bridge Of Weir Concours Of Elegance

Bridge of Weir, Scotland, 2nd September 2022 – Bridge of Weir Leather, expert supplier of Fine Automotive Leather to the world’s most respected luxury car brands, is this weekend again honouring a host of leaders in automotive design at the 2022 Concours of Elegance, held at Hampton Court Palace, London.

Commanding a significant presence at the prestigious gathering on the automotive calendar, Bridge of Weir’s enclosure is showcasing an eclectic mix of cars, all of which feature the brand’s Fine Automotive Leather.

Within Bridge of Weir’s enclosure is the GT40, redefined and electrified by Everrati in partnership with Superformance, with its iconic interior design finished in ‘Whisky’-coloured, lightweight automotive leather. With a high-power 62.5 kWh bespoke battery and 800bhp on offer from twin motors, the electrified GT40 can surge to 60mph in less than four seconds. The car’s authenticity is equally beyond reproach, being the world’s only GT40 EV listed in the official Shelby Registry.

Long-term Bridge of Weir customer, Lotus, is also present at the brand’s enclosure in the form of the marque’s all-new Emira sportscar. Launched in 2021, the Emira present at Concours of Elegance is a ‘First Edition’ featuring Tan Nappa leather from Bridge of Weir, combined with a Dark Verdant exterior. As part of the model’s First Edition palette, six exclusive colours are available within a totally redesigned and modernised interior.

Bridge of Weir is proud to supply its leather to Land Rover for the all-new Range Rover, also present at the brand’s enclosure throughout Concours of Elegance in Autobiography SWB form, featuring Charente Grey with Ebony perforated Semi-Aniline leather seats with Ebony interior.

Also on display is a McLaren Speedtail XP5 in Velocity-effect paint. Bridge of Weir worked closely with the Woking-based supercar brand to develop a new lightweight full and semi-aniline leather for the Speedtail model which features three seats and a central driving position. Bridge of Weir also created 157 unique colours for the hyper grand tourer and the Speedtail was the first production car for which Bridge of Weir used digital printing technology. The interior of this example is adorned with Volcano Orange and Jet Black-coloured lightweight and Semi-Aniline leather.

Bridge of Weir leather can also be found adorning the open-top luxury cabin of the Aston Martin Vantage Roadster. The powerful exterior design language of the open-top driver’s car is complimented with an interior of ‘Onyx Black’ Full Grain Bridge of Weir Leather.

Charge Cars’ Electric Mustang is based upon the famous 1967 Mustang Fastback – famous as one of the most beautiful muscle car designs of all time – and features four electric motors combined with a 63 kWh battery to produce 400 kW of power and 1520 Nm of torque. Complete with full Bridge of Weir Aniline leather in ‘Chestnut’, the Mustang’s interior becomes an opulent, modernised environment for both driver and passenger.

Taking place at Hampton Court Palace, London from 2nd-4th September, Concours of Elegance features a central concours of some of the world’s rarest cars, all of which have been hand-picked by the Concours Steering Committee – a respected team of historic car experts.

Entering its third year, Bridge of Weir’s Design Award is also set to be given to the standout car from the concours that exemplifies remarkable exterior and interior design.

Leading from the publication of Scottish Leather Group’s Environmental, Social and Governance report, Bridge of Weir’s enclosure at Concours of Elegance will also see the launch of its own ‘Measurably Different’ campaign, expressing elements of nature – Air, Fire, Earth, Water, Plant, Ice, Dark and Light – to highlight the brand’s highly sustainable approach to leather production.

Jamie Davidson, Sales Director, Bridge of Weir Leather Company: “We are delighted to once again be celebrating the very best in automotive design at this year’s Concours of Elegance in London. Our bespoke enclosure is hosting some of our customers’ seminal creations – all tailored with our Fine Automotive Leather. Over more than a century, Bridge of Weir Leather has been at the apex of innovation in its field, and we are proud to showcase our products that push the boundaries of sustainable production, technology and design.”

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. Bridge of Weir is synonymous with many household names of the automotive industry, such as Aston Martin, Ford, Jaguar Land Rover, Lotus, McLaren, Volkswagen and Volvo.

A global leader in sustainability, innovation, and responsible leather production, Bridge of Weir manufactures the lowest carbon intensity leather for the automotive sector. Bridge of Weir became the first automotive leather manufacturer in the world to publish its independently verified Life Cycle Analysis (LCA). Detailing progress towards its goal of zero impact leather manufacturing, the company commits to achieving net-zero by 2025 – twenty years ahead of Scotland’s net-zero ambitions – and delivering zero waste to landfill by the same year, further fortifying its sustainability pledges.

Breyten Odendaal

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Published : Friday September 2, 2022

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