Always welcome to come and visit us at the GBS Factory….

Its always great when customers come and see us in their Zero’s and when new customers come to visit and see what we do we always like to show people around, the kettle is always on! We have had our USA representative Paul Barnes with us for a few days over the last few weeks, we have been busy confirming new kit packages for the USA and much more. Paul’s wife Ofelia also joined us for the day at the factory which included an afternoon out with Paul in our Zero demonstrator enjoying the country roads around Derbyshire. Whilst Paul was here at the Factory we also welcomed a USA GBS customer Michael Etzel and his wife to the GBS Factory who were over in the UK. Micheal and his wife spent a morning with us and enjoyed a factory tour and test drive in our Mazda demonstrator... Michael is currently building a Zero over in the USA, we look forward to seeing some photos of Michael’s build and sharing that with you soon. Some of the GBS team will also be in USA later this year, we will share more on this soon.

The sun has been out this week and so are the Zero’s….. Earlier this week its was nice to see several customers pop in to see us today enjoying their Zero’s…. Peter Beer and his son and Peter Noble came to visit us in their Zero’s and had a look around the Kit Spares shop and showroom. Our Kit Spares parts shop is open Monday to Friday 9am-5pm. www.kitspares.co.uk

To arrange your visit or to contact us please click here

The Zero will be at the Silverstone Classic Show with Yokohama….

We fit all factory build Zero’s with Yokohama tyres and proud to stock their product range on our parts website Kit Spares (www.kitspares.co.uk) Including this recent factory built Zero which has attracted a lot attention and we are delighted to announce that it can be seen later this month at the Silverstone Classic Show on the Yokohama stand which is happening on 26th-28th July.

Yokohama, is proud to return for its second year as the official tyre partner of the Silverstone Classic and we are delighted to be having this Zero on their stand for the event.

Not only does Yokohama currently supply tyres to drivers competing in 27 race series in the UK, its tyres are factory fitted by many of the world’s leading vehicle manufacturers including all GBS Zero’s giving its products an enviable reputation among performance enthusiasts.

Yokohama is an ideal partner for the Silverstone Classic where it is to sponsor the Yokohama Trophy for FIA Masters Historic Sports Cars, the Supercar Legends display presented by Yokohama and The Yokohama Trophy for Club Car of the Show. It looks like its going to be an amazing three days pack full of motorsport that all the family can enjoy!

Visit our event page for more details about the event. If you are looking for some new tyres for your Zero then visit our Kit Spares parts website or contact us and we can advise or please feel free to visit our showroom and you will be able to see the range on display and on the sports cars in our workshop.

We have also announced our next GBS Cars & Coffee event which is happening on Saturday 21st September at the GBS Factory. We will share more details about that soon.

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From Nottingham to New York….Zero Race kit on the way to New York….

A few weeks ago we had a Zero Race kit collected that is now on the way to a customer in New York, USA where it will be delivered in the few weeks. We also have another Zero Mazda Kit currently being prepared that will be going to a customer in Canada very soon and then another to the USA. Along with all our UK and other European Kit collections that are scheduled in for the next couple of weeks, we are very busy and the Zero kit dispatch area is looking very busy with Zero chassis’s.

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We are not at Goodwood Festival Speed this weekend, but we are pleased to confirm we can be seen at Goodwood Revival later this year with the Zero’s. Please visit our event page to see more details about the Goodwood Revival event and other events that we have planned for 2019.

Last month you may have seen that we had GBS Customer Peter Cartwright’s Zero back with us in the workshop for the ATR Products Brake Upgrade fitment. Peter competes with his 2.5 Duratec powered Zero in Sprints and does several Track Days a year. Peter’s first event since he had the new upgrade fitted was a few weekends ago at Lydden Hill and it was great to hear that it was a success and enjoyable.

Peter Said “Quite a short circuit (just over 1m I think) and each timed run just short of two laps (ie from leave pit lane to re-enter pit lane).

The entry list was not large meaning there was time for 6 runs – or 7 in my case with a re-run for being baulked right at the end of one run. So with 14 laps, a decent number to assess the car. My conclusion was that is definitely better as currently set up.
Overall, Lydden was my best outing yet and I drove back with a big smile on my face!  
Next date at Snetterton in July with the Lotus 7 club”.

We hope to see more race photographs from Peter’s day at Lydden once they are released.

The new ATR Products Brake upgrade is now very popular with many Zero’s now have it fitted. You can see more details and images on the Brake upgrade options on our parts website Kit Spares www.kitspares.co.uk or to book your Zero or sports car in our Workshop please visit our workshop services page.

Fantastic Track Day at Blyton Park with the Zero’s…

Last Sunday (23rd June) we were at Blyton Park for the second GBS Track Day of the year, we were joined with several other Zero owners some of which was their first Track Day in their Zero. We took our Zero Race car and Auriga prototype sports car.

We were also joined by several customers who were spectating and also enjoyed passenger rides in our Zero Race and demonstrator with one of the GBS Team. The Track day got booked up very quickly and a lot of people missed out on booking a place, we will be announcing the next GBS Track Day very soon so hopefully you will be able to join us. More details about this can be found on our event page soon.

Last week Paul Barnes our USA representative spent a few days with us and also joined us at Blyton Park in the morning, Paul will be back with us in a few weeks where we will be finalising the USA Zero website pages that we look forward to sharing with you all.

All the GBS team love the track days that we do, and all take it turns to drive and offer passenger rides. But on Sunday it was our Apprentice Thomas Slaney’s very first track day, he often attends the track days with us but this was the first time behind the wheel driving a Zero out on the track! After a few steady laps to begin with, Thomas soon got up to speed and was out all afternoon with the team giving him tips and advice. Thomas’s Father David who has a factory built Zero was also out on track and Thomas was driving that as well as our Zero Race and the Auriga prototype.

The weather was perfect and could not have been better with blue skies all day, the GBS Camera’s were there capturing the action throughout the day, you can see a few photos below and more photos from the day can now be seen on our GBS Facebook page.

 We would like to thank you to you all for joining us, we hope you enjoyed it as much as we did! Blyton Park is one of our favourite tracks and is great one to do for your first track day. We hope you will be able to join us on our next GBS Track Day once its announced.

Amazing views in the South of France with the Zero….

We recently received these stunning photographs from a GBS customer in France of him out in his Zero with his son enjoying the south of France.

GBS Zero owner Anton said “We had to go into the private domain above Villefranche to get this "golden" spot with a view just by the road.”

The Zero is the ideal sports car for touring Europe and enjoying on road trips across the UK. Also recently GBS Customers Bill Bridger and Graham Cousins enjoyed a big road trip in their newly registered Zero around Europe covering lots of miles and many different countries. We will share more on their trip and more stunning photos with you very soon.

If you have any road trips planned this Summer in your Zero, then let us know or send us some photographs. We would love to see them, please visit our contact page for more details on how to contact us.

Busy workshop…. Is your Zero all set up and ready for the summer?

As many of you know we offer a full range of workshop services for your GBS Zero Sports cars and also other sports cars. We offer a wide range of services from upgrades to Mot’s. The new ATR Products brake upgrade has proven very popular as has the ATR Products Suspension upgrade. Our IVA Service is another popular service and we always have several sports cars in the workshop that are here for the IVA Service that we offer. We are able to prepare and present your car to IVA along with registration as well, this week we are presenting  two Zero’s to test with one of them passing this morning.

 We have recently seen an increase in customers having Geometry and corner weight set up done on their sports cars, which can make a big difference to both the performance and handling of your sports car.

We currently have a nice Zero in our workshop with us for the IVA Service and is booked to go to test soon. But last week we took it to be Rolling Road tested, if you visit our GBS Instagram you can see a link to a short video clip taken at 3,500 rpm solid state mapping on an Emerald ECU with a new 2.0Zetec on ATR Products Throttle Bodies. It produced 174 bhp with more to come!

 Whether you use your car for weekend drives, occasional Track Days or Motorsport we will be able to offer you something.

Visit our dedicated Workshop services page that includes the IVA Service to see more details of what we can offer, or contact us to discuss getting your car booked in. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

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Factory Tour at GBS & Chelsea Football Team sign Zero photo....

We get a lot of enquires for Factory Tours for owners clubs and sports car clubs all over the country, we offer a few Factory Tour dates throughout the year including weekends and evenings. We were recently pleased to welcome the Austin 7 Owners Club to the GBS factory for a  tour with Richard which took place on a Saturday morning. The morning generally starts with tea and biscuits in the GBS Show room then onto the GBS Workshop, Design & Development Room, Machine & Engineering, Clean Room, Kit Spares Store and then back into the showroom for more tea and biscuits, questions and often a test drive in one of our Zero demonstrators. For more details on our factory tours that we offer and to look to book one please click below or contact us.

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This Zero was last seen on our stand at Stoneleigh Kit Car last month and was delivered back to the owner shortly after, whilst it was with us we had the opportunity for a photo shoot which you can see below.

We also had a gift for the owner who is a big Chelsea football fan, we had a photograph that we took of his Zero at Silverstone last year signed by the Chelsea Football Team. Keith had the opportunity to personally meet the football team in Germany before and after a game along with Yokohama who we would like to thank for making this happen. We presented the signed photo framed to the customer who was delighted.

This stunning Zero is powered by a 2.5 Duratec engine with ATR Throttle Bodies will be doing its first track day with us at Blyton Park on Sunday 23rd June. We look forward to sharing more news on how it performs and photographs form the day. The Track Day is now fully booked, but there is a reserve list please click here for more details.

Thank you to everyone who joined us for our Cars & Coffee event at the weekend…

The GBS Cars & Coffee events that we hold at the GBS Factory were created in 2016 and have since been a massive success & we have decided to continue to hold the events again and again throughout the year. On Saturday saw the second Cars & Coffee event of 2019 and we would like to say a big THANK YOU to you all for joining us, it was a shame about the rain but still a great turnout.

The GBS workshop, Kit Spares show room was very busy and the Kit Spares shop was also busy with enquires and orders. As usual the great selection of cakes attracted a lot of attention and certainly went down well along with the unlimited supply of tea and coffee. The other thing about our GBS Cars & Coffee event that we love, is that we are able to raise money for our 2 chosen charities which are the Cancer Research UK and The Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance, we all feel and hope you agree that The Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance is a fantastic service and has helped & will continue to help many people, as well as the Cancer Research UK that is again a fantastic charity that makes a big difference to so many people and their families. We thank you all for your generous donations, so far from our GBS Events we are delighted to have raised £1,935.39.

If you were not able to join us on Saturday then don’t worry. We will be announcing the next GBS Cars & Coffee date very soon so make sure you get that date in your calendar once its announced.

The Next event on the GBS Calendar is our Track Day at Blyton Park that is happening on Sunday 23rd June. We will there with the Zero’s and its great to see several other Zero’s booked in to join us. The Track Day is now fully booked but there is a reserve list if you are still wanting to book on and join us! Click here for more details.

If you are still looking for a Father’s Day gift, then why not visit our parts shop Kit Spares for ideas or a Kit Spares Gift Voucher could make an ideal gift…. www.kitspares.co.uk

Very first Zero in the workshop & something else very exciting…

The GBS Workshop is always busy and if you follow us on Instagram and Facebook you may have already seen some of the nice cars that we have in their currently including something very exciting. We are very excited to be in partnership with Motorsport Tools and are delighted to have this Mk2 Escort now in our workshop that is with us for its 2.5ltr Duratec engine installation and much more.
These will be brand new cars on current registration plates, and we will be developing them to meet the IVA test requirements. The all new Mk2 Escort’s will be based on a group-4 spec bodyshell, powered by a brand new Ford supplied 2.5L Duratec on ATR billet throttle bodies & Life ECU. Mazda 6-speed gearbox, Atlas axle, AP Racing brakes, ATR coilovers etc.
They will be supplied as complete road going cars or in kit form, and can easily be converted to a rally car if required, we look forward to sharing more news on the red prototype Mk2 over the next few months with you all.

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We also had GBS Customer Pete Davis drop his GBS Zero off a few weeks ago that we have been busy preparing for IVA and we are pleased to have presented it to IVA test earlier this week and it passed so we have now completed the registration process and just awaiting confirmation.
Click here for more details on the IVA Service that we offer and for Workshop Services click here.

We are also pleased to have the very first GBS Zero with us in the GBS workshop this week which has been having the New ATR Products Brake Upgrade fitted. GBS Customer Richard Smith owns the very first GBS Zero that was produced, and we are delighted to have it back in the factory for the popular new ATR Products brake upgrade. The Zero is fitted with a 2L pinto engine on bike carbs and has covered many thousand miles, we also have a collection of photographs of this original Zero when it was first produced over 10 years ago and it looked very different.

You may have seen Richard and his Zero at our events in the past and you will see him this Saturday at our GBS Cars and coffee event at the GBS Factory as he is collecting his Zero. The Mk2 Escort can also be seen this Saturday in our workshop, please visit our GBS Facebook page and event page for more details about our Cars and Coffee event that is happening at the GBS Factory this Saturday (8th June). We look forward to seeing you there. 

Follow us on Instagram to see more photos of what we are upto…. Follow us @gbs_cars

GBS Zero kit is now on the way to Australia…

Last week we had a Zero kit collected that is now on the way to its new owner in Australia, it is scheduled to be delivered to Steve in Australia on 11th July so we will keep tracking its progress and let you know when it arrives and look forward to following the build. The Zero kit dispatch area is very busy with Zero chassis waiting to be collected and another is currently now being prepared for export that will be going to USA very soon.

Last week we also welcomed back GBS Customer Mick Menzie to the GBS Factory to the collect his Zero GT Mazda Starter kit. The workshop is also busy with several Zero chassis’s having factory fittings done before collection.

The Zero has many optional extras and upgrades and a Painted Zero is now a very popular option and we do a lot of them for customers before their Zero kit is collected / delivered. We recently painted GBS Customer Paul Holmes GBS Zero a stunning orange with black stripe, it looked fantastic and we look forward to seeing the finished the car. See some of the Zero options & upgrades on our personalisation page.

You may have noticed on our new website the GBS Gallery in which there is a Customer Gallery section which we would love to grow and include your Zero’s, we have already received a few photos from some of you which we will be adding shortly. But if you have any that you would like to share with us then please send them to us for the chance to appear on GBS Customer Gallery Page.

Also don’t forget to let us know if you are coming in your Zero this weekend (Saturday 8th June) to our GBS Cars & Coffee event, the GBS Cameras will be out capturing the event, more details can be found on our event page.

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