Meet renowned petrolhead Rasha Jarmakani.

Briggs Automotive Company, or simply BAC, has handed the keys to a brand new Mono single-seater supercar to its first female customer. The lucky lady is the President of Lebanon’s BEASTS (Beirut Events and Street Shows) and “renowned petrolhead” Rasha Jarmakani.

Jarmakani is no stranger to the supercar world, as she owns a private collection of supercars and motorcycles. The exotic sports car manufacturer explains she’s been a big fan of the Mono for several years with “its singularity of purpose and ability to deliver the ultimate driving experience putting it right at the top of her wish list.”

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“I am so happy to be the first female owner of the Mono – a car I’ve loved for too long now,” she explained. “Getting the keys and getting behind the wheel is a total joy and I can’t wait to show off its brilliance everywhere I go. I’m also very much looking forward to BAC’s presence at BEASTS and showing the Beirut community exactly why it’s such a phenomenal machine.”

During this year’s 12-day BEASTS event in Lebanon, BAC will bring a number of Monos and demonstrate their capabilities to members of the community and potential distributors. BEASTS is a Government-backed operation whereby, as Jarmakani explains, “worries are replaced by ideas, where chaos is turned into art and where life is a daily celebration of a land’s rich culture”.

Bac welcomes BEASTS President Rasha Jarmakani
Bac welcomes BEASTS President Rasha Jarmakani
Bac welcomes BEASTS President Rasha Jarmakani

Earlier this year BAC also delivered its first Mono police car, which was handed to the Isle of Man Government. The single-seater, road-legal supercar will be an active member of the police fleet and not only a show car, it was promised.

The Mono was also the fastest car at this year’s Goodwood Festival Speed, leaving behind the equally cool Caterham Seven 620R and the Radical RXC Turbo.

Source: Briggs Automotive Company

Gallery: Bac welcomes BEASTS President Rasha Jarmakani

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  • Briggs Automotive Company (BAC) is celebrating handing over keys to the very first female Mono owner
  • President of Lebanon’s BEASTS (Beirut Events and Street Shows) and renowned petrolhead, Rasha Jarmakani, added the world’s only single-seater, road-legal supercar to her garage ahead of this year’s show
  • Rasha has competed in the likes of the Gumball 3000 and The Run to Monaco in some of her cars, and the singularity of purpose of Mono made it a must-have for her collection
  • BEASTS brings the community together to celebrate Lebanese culture, food, music and cars. The 2017 edition runs from 24th August – 3rd September in Beirut, with BAC acting as one of the show-stoppers

Briggs Automotive Company (BAC) is celebrating welcoming the first lady owner to the Mono family, as BEASTS President Rasha Jarmakani becomes the latest driving enthusiast to take keys to the world’s only road-legal, single-seater supercar.

Rasha is the mastermind behind the Beirut Events and Street Shows extravaganza in Lebanon, where the community gathers to celebrate culture, food, music and cars.

As well as being a hugely successful professional, Rasha is a true petrolhead and has an extensive collection of supercars and motorbikes to enjoy during her time away from business.

She’s been a big fan of the one-of-a-kind Mono for several years now, with its singularity of purpose and ability to deliver the ultimate driving experience putting it right at the top of her wish list.

She said: “I am so happy to be the first female owner of the Mono – a car I’ve loved for too long now! Getting the keys and getting behind the wheel is a total joy and I can’t wait to show off its brilliance everywhere I go. I’m also very much looking forward to BAC’s presence at BEASTS and showing the Beirut community exactly why it’s such a phenomenal machine.”

BEASTS is a Government-backed operation whereby “worries are replaced by ideas, where chaos is turned into art and where life is a daily celebration of a land’s rich culture”. 

The 12-day event aims to reinvent all things Lebanon and bring people together in complete harmony, with creativity and talent on display throughout. And BAC has teamed up with the event organisers to play a big part in the festivities.

As one of the automotive jewels of the event, BAC will be bringing Mono Mania to the region by deploying a number of cars and actively meeting with members of the community and potential distributors.

BAC will take part in the eagerly awaited Dream Car Shootout, whereby the most desirable cars on the planet will go head-to-head over an hour of racing fun and bring guests closer to the action than ever.

BAC Co-Founder and Director of Product Development, Neill Briggs, said: “We’re incredibly pleased to welcome Rasha as our first female Mono owner. She’s a woman whose knowledge is endless when it comes to both business and supercars, and we welcomed her to the Mono family with open arms. It’s also our pleasure to join forces with Rasha and the BEASTS team ahead of such a special event. Our venture into Lebanon represents BAC breaking even more new ground, and we’re very excited to introduce new fans to the brand during our time in the Middle East.”