The Meyers Manx firm has actually located brand-new possession for the very first time. Bruce Meyers, currently 94 years of ages, has actually formally marketed his decades-old firm to an investment company called Trousdale Ventures. Bruce (imagined over) ran the firm with his other half, Winnie, from the get go in 1964 when they developed their initial model.
Fortunately, Trousdale Ventures (possessed by billionaire and also cars and truck fanatic Phillip Sarofim) is placing the firm right into the hands of some qualified people. The brand-new Chief Executive Officer is Freeman Thomas, a previous developer at VW, Porsche and also Audi. Several of his even more legendary layouts consist of the principles for the brand-new Beetle and also Audi TT. He also invested time at Daimler Chrysler creating some specifically American symbols like the Dodge Battery Charger and also Chrysler 300 with Ralph Gilles.
Bruce Meyers launched a joint declaration on Facebook with the brand-new proprietors regarding the marketing of the firm: “It is with terrific satisfaction and also joy that Winnie and also I want to present you to the brand-new future of Meyers Manx. Keeping the old and also presenting the brand-new is what exists in advance. We really feel that Meyers Manx LLC can and also will certainly do simply that! With confidence in their wish to proceed our heritage, the future will certainly be brighter, better, sunnier than ever before, a fantastic renewal wherefore we have actually produced!”
Bruce and also Winnie are not completely divided from the firm yet. Both will certainly continue as ambassadors and also take care of the Meyers Manx Computer Registry, as well.
Past specifying that it will certainly proceed the Meyers Manx heritage, Trousdale Ventures hasn’t disclosed what it prepares to do for brand-new items yet, yet a quick declaration leaves us ensured it will certainly continue with a comparable ideology as previously. Anticipate Volkswagen framework, and also that understands, perhaps even something energized?
” We are creating a worldwide all-star team of imaginative and also enthusiastic spirits to continue the Meyers Manx heritage of enjoyable, flexibility and also expression that Bruce and also Winnie produced,” Sarofim claimed. “The moment is ideal for all of us to return to essentials and also streamline our lives! That is what Meyers Manx is everything about! It commemorates credibility, variety and also being a little various. It’s the start of an amazing trip in bringing brand-new life to a fabulous The golden state symbol. The classic layout and also DNA of the Meyers Manx is the best smile device I have actually ever before experienced.”
Naturally, Volkswagen itself has actually lately revealed passion in the initial dune buggy by creating the ID Buggy Principle. We saw it at the New York City Car Program in 2019 where the firm welcomed both Bruce and also Winnie to witness the leisure of their buggy in electrical type.