About Contour Academy
Contour Academy was founded in 1998 with a mission to establish a centre of excellence for training in traditional sheet metalwork. Through our hands-on courses, we have trained close to a thousand professional and amateur vehicle restorers and builders from around the world.
Contour Autocraft have a wealth of experience gained from past generations of craftsmen and over forty years involvement in restoring and building new historic and classic vehicle bodies in steel and aluminium alloy, as well as working on sculptural and architectural projects in a wide range of materials.
Trained by his father in coachbuilding skills Bruce also gained qualifications in joinery and tool making and has comprehensive experience in all aspects of vehicle body construction and repair.
Founded in 1998
Contour Academy, which grew out of coachbuilders Contour Autocraft, was founded in 1998 by Bruce Macleod with a mission to establish a centre of excellence for training in traditional sheet metalwork techniques.
Bruce gained exacting standards of workmanship and expertise from his father Iain Macleod who had learnt traditional methods of vehicle body construction when he began his career as an apprentice coachbuilder in 1953.
London 2012 Olympics
Contour have worked on a wide range of projects including: restoring and building steel and aluminium alloy car bodies, forming stainless steel, copper and brass panels for automotive, marine and architectural applications as well as making sculptural artworks such as the copper petals for the 2012 London Olympic’s cauldron.