There is no doubt that 2020 was a year full of unexpected turns and presented a unique set of challenges.
As we start the new year, although not in the way we imagined, it is important to recognise some of the things that have been achieved in the past 12 months. We reflect on the pockets of joy we have found in 2020, and relive some of our biggest moments.
We thank each and every one of you for your support this year.
Chassis Charity Auction | February
Through the generosity and enthusiasm of our clients, we managed to raise over €25,000 from auctioning the chassis numbers of our limited edition Bugatti Baby IIs. These vital funds will be split across four carefully selected, treasured charities; The Loss Foundation, StarterMotor, The Navigator Trust and a local charity in Molsheim, the home of Bugatti.
The Little Car Company will be honoured to continue supporting these charities in 2021.
Growing the Family | August
Through an exclusive partnership with Aston Martin, we launched the second model in The Little Car Company family – the Aston Martin DB5 Junior.
Built to 66% scale of the original and with a fully electric powertrain, this limited edition vehicle has been beautifully reimagined for the modern era. Just 1,059 are being made, and we look forward to commencing production this year.
Little Car Adventures | September
Whilst many of the wonderful automotive events were cancelled in 2020, we were delighted to attend both the prestigious Concours of Elegance and Salon Privé throughout September. The Little Car Company proudly sponsored the Junior Concours category at the Concours of Elegance, celebrating exceptional examples of family engineering projects. We look forward to taking our cars on more international adventures.
A Warm Welcome | October
In a trip to Bugatti’s home in Molsheim, Bugatti President Stephan Winkelmann took our Bugatti Baby II for a spin, reminding us all that “no excellent work can be done without a healthy dose of enjoyment”.
However, no other driver spends quite as much time in a Bugatti as Andy Wallace, Le Mans winner and now Bugatti’s official test pilot. Andy frequents The Little Car Company’s HQ as part of the vehicle tuning and development process, describing the Bugatti Baby II as a “work-of-art on wheels”.
Home Sweet Home | October
In October, we finally moved into our new flagship headquarters in the much-admired Bicester Heritage. Our new building will shortly be complete and will become the location for the design, development, and assembly of all current and future vehicles, as well as a client handover and test drive experience centre. We are thrilled to be part of this very special automotive community and look forward to welcoming our clients to the remarkable site.
Chasing the Sun | November
As the temperature continued to drop in the UK, our Bugatti Baby II took its first trip to the USA to soak up the warm rays of the West Coast. The car took to the historic race track at the renowned Willow Springs International Raceway, providing a lucky few the opportunity to drive a ‘Blanc’ Vitesse specification vehicle in its delimited ‘speed key’ mode.
Where to next in 2021? Guess we’ll have to wait and see…