See the Zero & GBS Team in USA next month... At The Miatas Reunion....

We are pleased to share with you all that Great British Sports Cars will be exhibiting again at this years Miatas Reunion at Laguna Seca 2019 in Monterey California , which is taking place 11th – 13th October.  You will find GBS with several Mazda based Zero’s located in the garages on pit road at this legendary race venue and around town during the weekend. Some of the GBS Team will also be there along with Paul Barnes who is our USA representative.

Miatas at Laguna Seca is an annual event for all things Miata with hundreds of cars attending each year.  The event combines hard-core track time with more laid back, friendly gatherings. Given our GBS Zero takes the proven Miata performance to a whole new level we felt it a fitting venue to showcase the Zero to Miata enthusiasts from around north America.

Now in its 10th year at Laguna Seca, the Miata Reunion is an annual celebration of the MX-5 Miata, offering quality track time at an iconic venue for hard-core track enthusiasts, as well as a full plate of off-track activities and social interaction for Miata lovers. Follow us on our social media during the event to see more photographs.

 The GBS Zero is very popular in the USA with several Zero’s now on the road and many that are currently being built as well as several more kits that we are currently preparing to export later this year. We look forward to sharing with you all photos and news during and after the event.

More details can be found on our GBS event page and please click here for more details about the Zero USA Self Build Option.

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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.

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.

GBS Zero Race Car being enjoyed & GBS Workshop is busy…..

It nice to have this Zero back in our workshop for a  few days, its now currently having the ATR Products Brake upgrade kit fitted. The owner Peter Cartwright competes with his 2.5 Duratec powered Zero in Sprints and does several Track Days a year! The new ATR Products Brake upgrade is 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

GBS Customer Jon Barratt recently sent us some photos from when he raced at Silverstone International a couple of weeks ago in the Mag Sevens series. He said “Unfortunately, didn't finish the first 40 minute race due to a snapped throttle cable but did well in the second 15 minute sprint gaining six places from the start taking me to 2nd in class”. Jon is also hoping to join us next month on our GBS Track Day at Blyton Park on Sunday 23rd June, click here for more details.

Another GBS customer also collected his sports car from us this week which wasn’t a Zero, Chris Morrison collected his Liege Sports trials car that we completed and prepared and presented to IVA. Chris is now awaiting the registration and hopes to join us in at our GBS Cars & Coffee event which is happening on Saturday 8th June.

For more details about the IVA Service and other workshop services that we offer please visit our Aftersales page.

The next GBS Track Day, will you be joining us?

The next GBS Track Day is fast approaching which is happening on Sunday 23rd June at Blyton Park, its great to hear already that there are several Zero owners booked on to join us for day, including many whose first Track day it will be in there newly registered Zero’s.

Its on the outer circuit of Blyton Park which is 1.5 miles and an open pit lane, starting at 9am with the safety briefing and finishing at 5pm you will be guaranteed to get lots of laps in. We can’t wait and hope you can all join us and enjoy the day with us. We will be there with the Zero’s and are planning on taking our Zero demonstrator and Zero Race car which we will be offering passenger rides with one of the GBS team. Passenger passes can all be purchased on the day with Javelin Track Days.

If you are unable to make this GBS Track Day at Blyton Park then don’t worry, we are planning on doing several more this year at some other circuits, so once they are confirmed we will release the details to you.

More details about this GBS Track Day can be found on our event page with a link of where to book your place. We recommend that you book soon to avoid disappointment as this is likely to get booked up quite quickly. We look forward to seeing you there!