"The Auto Lounge Ltd was formed in 2019 by petrolhead's Graham Davidson and Craig Handley from a love for cars!"
The Auto Lounge Ltd was formed in 2019 from a passion for cars. Seeing an opportunity to put our combined networks and experience together to create something new and interesting to the automotive industry north of the border. Providing customers with a personalised, relaxed, simple and overall better experience when buying, selling or sourcing their luxury or performance vehicles. We aim to provide a best in class bespoke service for our customers, ensuring a memorable experience whether the business is conducted over the phone, or from our bespoke showroom set upon over 70 acres of idyllic Aberdeenshire countryside.
Following a successful career in the oil industry, commercial property and renewable energy endeavours Graham wanted to explore the idea of bringing an independent dealership to the North East of Scotland. Work aside, Graham is also fuelled by a competitive passion for performance cars and GT racing. Having owned, tracked and dealt with many high performance cars and manufacturers, he understands the expectations of owners, enthusiasts and collectors alike.
Starting off a track-day regular Graham quickly developed into a successful racing driver, a journey starting at Knockhill in Fife with a modified road car then moved on to a string of podiums and taking overall Champion honours in the 2017 GT Cup with a McLaren MP4-12C GT3. A love for endurance racing and a dream of one day competing at LeMans 24hr see’s him regularly feature in international races at venues such as Dubai, Spa and Barcelona amongst others, in 2018 he took the GT3 class win at LeMans in the AMR festival support race. Most recently his greatest racing achievement is securing the 2019 British GT Championship overall title with TF Sport – Aston Martin Racing in a closely fought battle with Lamborghini. Graham took the win with teammate fellow Scot, Jonny Adam – 2017 LeMans 24 winner, making it a record 4th British GT overall title for Jonny.
In addition to four wheeled exploits, Graham also has a history in racing downhill mountain bikes, enjoys enduro motorbikes and snowboarding.
Craig has been immersed in all things sports and super cars since his mid teenage years. He originally began building a number of clients through offering photography, videography and social media marketing for a mix of private and commercial high end car clients, including Lamborghini Edinburgh. During this period Craig also ran a successful Motoring Channel on YouTube, where he amassed several million video views. In mid 2014 Craig was approached by Bentley Glasgow and began work with them for a short period of time, before moving to the parent companies new Maserati franchise. The launch of the new McLaren dealership in Glasgow brought further opportunities and Craig worked there from the opening until late 2016 – selling numerous McLarens including Special Editions such as the 675LT and McLaren’s very latest hypercar – the P1!
In December 2016 Craig joined Aston Martin Edinburgh as a Sales Specialist. He worked with a number of clients to help create their bespoke specifications from Aston Martin’s new range which included DB11, New Vantage & DBS Superleggera. He also built an array of knowledge surrounding Astons of the past. The pinnacle of Craig’s career here was securing an order for Aston Martin’s new £1m+ hypercar – the Aston Martin Valhalla (AM-RB 003).
Craig left Aston Martin Edinburgh in March 2019 to start The Auto Lounge Ltd with Graham and create a business which they can both thrive in, sharing their knowledge of all things automotive whilst providing a first class customer experience from start to finish.