Car rental platform BookAclassic has merged with London-based Small Car Big City (SCBC) to form part of a new parent company, DriveCo.
DriveCo will have a broad offer for customers to hire vehicles dependent on local need, but with world-class customer service.
The product of serval months of work between both teams, the alliance brings together a broad-ranging offer for classic car enthusiasts following BookAclassic’s recent merger with Vinty to become one, unified organisation.
BookAclassic’s leading-edge P2P booking platform already works across 36 countries, and now with the addition of SMBC, which brings to the table over a decade of expertise from 40,000+ customers in the UK capital, these connected companies can provide an expansive range of classics, event hire and experiential driving.
As one of the leading operators in the London sustainable driving experience scene and listed as number one in the best things to do in London by Time Out, CEO Kent Mosbech said that his team was thrilled to be adding Small Car to its increasing list of companies.
“Offering group events, private tours and classic car hire, Small Car’s excellence in customer service and experience reaches beyond that of the classic London tour,” Mr Mosbech said.
“We are particularly excited to support Small Car in launching the first all-electric classic mini tour, coming later this year.
“Following the completion of the merger we will begin integrating Small Car management to form a new extended board of directors and leadership team.”
Founder of SCBC and now CXO of DriveCo, Robert Welch said, “We are hugely excited about the opportunities this new merger brings, allowing us to work with passionate classic car owners and operators around the world.”
“By introducing BookAclassic and Vinty’s customers to our classic-car focused experiences, we’ll be expanding DriveCo’s expertise. DriveCo will provide the very best driving experiences possible.”
“BookAclassic and smallcarBIGCITY coming together promises exciting progression for both projects, with the fusion of experience, passion and expertise,” added Mr Mosbech.
On the back of strong Q1 results and additional offerings in the experiential tourism space, BookAclassic is planning a new raise for the top-co in the next 3 to 6 months.
The primary purpose of the next funding round will be to support additional acquisitions and marketing efforts in the US and EU/UK markets.