The next GBS Cars & Coffee event is happening on Saturday 8th June ….

We are all very much looking forward to our next GBS Cars & Coffee event is happening in less that 2 weeks on Saturday 8th June at the GBS Factory.

This is an event that we have created and is a chance for you all to have a ride out in your sports cars / meeting point and enjoy a coffee (plus biscuits/ cake of course) and chat about your cars, the next Cars & Coffee will be starting from 10am all are welcome to join us in any car (modern or classic including bikes).

As many of you know everyone at GBS has a strong passion for cars and anything to do with motorsport and we love our Cars & Coffee events which are getting very popular. The last event that we held earlier this year in March was very successful and the best yet and saw the record number of cars with the car park overflowing by 10.15am, so hopefully our next event on Saturday 8th June will be just as good if not better!

As usual the GBS and Kit Spares Showroom will be open, as well as the Kit Spares shop, and not forgetting there is free cake/ biscuits & unlimited tea & coffee! We hope you can join us and help us make it the best GBS Cars & Coffee event yet & help us raise even more money for two great charities…. We will be collecting for the Notts & Lincs Air Ambulance & Cancer Research UK on the day.

 If you are wanting any parts from Kit Spares, please feel free to call us before hand to place your order so we can get it ready for collection for you on the day to avoid any delays.  Let us know that you are coming, so we know how many cakes to make! We have set up an event page on our GBS Facebook page so keep checking for updates and you can invite your friends & family to join us too! Above are some photographs from our last GBS Cars & Coffee event, the GBS Cameras will be out again capturing all the action!

 We look forward to seeing you all there!
Richard, Keith & all the GBS Team.

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!

Busy with Zero kit collections….

Robert Cramb collecting his Zero Kit

Last week we had Robert Cramb come back to the GBS Factory and collect his new Zero Ford based kit, we look forward to following Roberts build progress and sharing with you all. Its also another busy month for Zero kit collections with lots scheduled for collection this month, including one that we are exporting to Australia very soon as we just in the final stages of confirming the shipping.

We also have this GBS Zero LHD International Spec Mazda/Miata kit with several extras that is all packed and boxed ready for immediate shipment. This is a rare opportunity that we have this kind of spec kit available to be dispatched straight away as current lead time is usually 8 to 10 weeks plus paint is extra time. If you are interested in this and would like more details please contact us, we look forward to hearing from you.

For more details about the Zero self build options please click here.

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Our Apprentice is doing well….

Congratulations again to our Apprentice Thomas Slaney who is doing well at College and recently received some more certificates for EAL Level 3 Extended Diploma in Mechanical Manufacturing Engineering (CNC Machining) and Advanced Level Apprenticeship in Engineering Manufacture (Mechanical Manufacturing Engineering).

Thomas has been with us for nearly 4 years now, since starting in 2016 Thomas has been based working on our CNC machinery alongside our machinists and designer.

We are all very proud of him and is a very valued member of our team and we are lucky to have such a great apprentice. Thomas is studying at Rotherham College where he attends for 1 day a week.

We would also like to thank Edgecam and Engineering Technology Group (ETG) for their continued support and allowing Thomas to attend their training courses.

Busy Bank Holiday weekend for the GBS Team...

It was a busy Bank Holiday weekend for some of the GBS Team as this weekend was The Stoneleigh Kit Car Show where the Zero’s were on display. Like previous years we had a joint stand between GBS & Kit Spares where a full range of parts and spares were on display and a range of ATR Products including many new products that have recently been released.

 We had a very busy 2 days with the GBS Zero’s attracting a lot of attention particularly on the Sunday which we found to be the busiest day, on display was two Zero’s, we had the new Zero Race chassis which is FIA approved along with a recent Zero Factory Build that the owner kindly let us have on display for the weekend that is fitted with a Ford 2.5 Duratec engine, ATR Throttle Bodies and the new ATR Brake set up.

Kit Spares also had a full range of parts and spares on display and had a very busy weekend, the GBS Clothing went down very well and is now available online along with a full range of parts and spares, please visit www.kitspares.co.uk for more details.

As well as our stand inside the Hall 2, we also had a GBS Owners Club area that was located outside and over the weekend was very busy and saw lots of nice Zero’s parked there together over the weekend. (Please see a slide show of a selection of photographs from the weekend)

We would like to thank everyone who visited our stand over the weekend and we are now looking forward to our next event on the calendar which is our GBS Summer Cars & Coffee event which is happening on Saturday 8th June at the GBS Factory, let us know if you will be joining us so we know how many cakes to make! The Kit Spares shop will also be open on the day too.

Welcome to the New GBS Website

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We are pleased to welcome you to our new Great British Sports Cars website and first Blog post on the new site, after months of hard work we are excited to have finally made the new site live today.

Our new site has a lot of exciting features and holds a lot more details and information about the Zero options including the new kit packages, what we do, galleries, events and much more.

We hope you all like the new website and enjoy using it any feedback is welcome.

We look forward to seeing you all this weekend (5th & 6th May) at the Stoneleigh Kit Car Show, where we will be with the Zero range and a full range of parts and spares. Visit our event page for more details about the show.