Briggs Automotive Company - or as they're commonly known, BAC - have expanded rapidly as of late, with their latest footholds around the globe seeing the creation of BAC USA and BAC Taiwan. They haven't lost sight of their home town, though.
BAC are the creators of the Mono supercar, the world’s only single-seater, road-legal supercar. Now, they are in the process of beefing up their global efforts with recent announcements showing the carmaker settling down in USA and Taiwan. That doesn’t mean that the company has lost sight of their home town of Liverpool, though, with the launch of their first apprenticeship scheme to help the local community.
The Liverpool-based manufacturer has joined forces with a local college to recruit two apprentices that will assist in the development of the one-of-a-kind BAC Mono. This fits in with the attitude of the whole company, who ensure that they have some of the finest British engineering talent as well as trying their best to source their materials from local suppliers in the North West, or from British supply chains.
Four motorsport students made it through to the final stage of the apprenticeship programme and headed to BAC HQ in order to show off their skills to the team. Two stood out, and they have now been selected to be employed as apprentices by BAC.
One of the apprentices will specialise in bodywork, while the other will work on sub-assembly and chassis dress. They will both play a big part in BAC’s worldwide success going forward. They will also gain substantial experience in the automotive industry from their time working with the company.
“We are incredibly proud of our Liverpool roots and are always trying to give back to the community – whether it be taking the Mono around the city for the public to enjoy or showing dedication to British suppliers.”
NEILL BRIGGS – BAC CO-FOUNDER
Since its launch in 2011, BAC has been going from strength to strength and is now sold in several markets around the world. It launched with great success and fanfare in Hong Kong at the end of 2015, with eight cars sold in a single night. BAC dealers can also be found in North America, Japan and London.
The 2016 model year version of the Mono comes with a four-cylinder 305bhp 2.5-litre engine, which takes the 580kg car from 0-60mph in just 2.8 seconds!