Things are worn out all around us, and as usual, below are some posts about the usual broken car parts. But this week, we are also proud to announce that we have worn out our company name! Effective today, Bugeyeguy becomes Bugeyeguys. It’s a small difference, but it means the world to us!
When I started this company in 2007, the name “Bugeyeguy” was meant to be inclusive, as in, “I’m a Bugeyeguy, you’re a Bugeyeguy, those of us who love Sprites are all Bugeyeguys.” Now, fifteen years later, we want to further emphasize inclusivity by making our company name plural. We also want to celebrate and acknowledge just how far we have come with a new name that reflects where we are headed. This is no longer about any one person, and can only be about a much larger team, and that includes our growing staff, and our growing family of fans.
We are now a team of eight full time employees, all dedicated to the same mission of keeping these cars at their best. We have just sold our 350th Bugeye (thank you Samuel in Alabama for taking home “Mooney”!). We have just added air conditioning to our rear workshop so our technicians can be at their best through the entire summer season. We now own the world’s first production Bugeye Sprite (AN5 501), which we will upgrade to accurate concours standards and showcase as early as this coming September, at the Austin-Healey Club of America Enclave in Pennsylvania, and other big shows next year. We have a very full production schedule full of classic British cars that need upgrades and repairs, and we are honored that they have been brought to us from all over America!
Car 501, by the way, has left port in Australia and is getting closer every day at the speed of about 18 Knots. She’s currently making a stop in Dunedin, New Zealand, on her way to Cartagena, Columbia! (Follow her progress here.)
We’re having another great year so far in 2022, and we thank you all for your support and interest in our work. We can’t do it without you! Thank you for being among the best Bugeyeguys (and girls) in the world!
P.S.: It will take us a little while to change all of our logos to the new one you see here. Both bugeyeguy singular and bugeyeguys plural will take you to the same place. Phone numbers and contact info won’t change. We look forward to serving you for years to come!