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This is the world’s largest Kit Car Show, providing you with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see more Kit Cars in one location than at any other event on the planet. You can meet the manufacturers and see the impressive displays from all of the industry’s main players here.

Hundreds of stands provide everything a car maker needs, from nuts and bolts to a whole performance engine, inside Stoneleigh’s vast exhibition hall complex.

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With the Zeros, we’ll be at Stoneleigh Kit Car Show…

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We’ll be at this year’s Stoneleigh Kit Car Show, which takes place over the August Bank Holiday weekend (Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th August)

Over the weekend, the GBS team will have the Zeros on display, as well as a sampling range of products from Kit Spares and ATR Products.

If you wish to pick up any parts from us at Stoneleigh Kit Car Show, please phone us right away so we can get started on your purchase.

We’ve also set aside a GBS Zero Owners Club area for you to gather and socialize over the weekend. This is Block 33 C, which is marked on the event map and will be clearly marked on the day of the event.

We’re looking forward to seeing you this weekend.

The National Kit Car Show at Stoneleigh

The 28th and 29th of August This is the world’s largest Kit Car Show, providing you with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see more Kit Cars in one location than at any other event on the planet. You can meet the manufacturers and see the impressive displays from all of the industry’s main players here.

Hundreds of stands provide everything a car maker needs, from nuts and bolts to a whole performance engine, inside Stoneleigh’s vast exhibition hall complex.

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Stoneleigh 2011 Kit Car Show, as well as Alvis Cars Centre

I went to the Stoneleigh Kit Car Show the other day. I don’t think it’s been more than ten years since I last visited.

The format had remained mostly unchanged, as had the majority of the exhibitors. Both of these are positive factors in my opinion, the first because familiarity must indicate that the tried and true formula is still working after more than 10 years, and the second because it is good to know that there is a market for well-established companies’ products. The most well-known manufacturers are Caterham (recently purchased by Tony Fernandes, owner of the Lotus F1 team) and Westfield. What I found amazing was that, fifty years after Colin Chapman initially introduced this classic model to the market, over seventy percent of all the marques there were showcasing Lotus Seven look-a-likes!

I don’t claim to be a Kit-Car expert; I’m just curious, so it’s no surprise that I’d never heard of the Tiger Racing brand www. tigerracing. com. Although the majority of its models are variations on the Lotus Seven theme, I found them to be quite nicely designed and manufactured. After Caterham and Westfield in terms of attendance (on display and private owners), I would say they were the most numerous. I was blown away.

To be honest, I was impressed by a lot of what I saw yesterday, but given that this blog is supposed to be based on serendipitous encounters and this was a planned visit, as well as the fact that Kit Cars aren’t considered mainstream by many people (including myself), I’ll keep my reporting on what I saw to a minimum.

I just wanted to express my admiration for Suffolk Jaguar’s replica SS100 and Jaguar C Type.

They appear to be the real deal, and I have no reservations in advising that you check out their website at www. suffolkjaguar. com. The majority of the cars on exhibit were variations of the Lotus seven design, as I mentioned earlier. The AC Cobra is another design that has been a fixture of the Kit Car industry for decades. Dax and Gardner Douglas were the two manufacturers that attracted my eye the other day. I’ve known the former for a long time, and from what I’ve read, they’ve always been regarded as the leading brand in the sector of AC Cobra replicas in the United Kingdom. I have to say that the space frame chassis on exhibit at the GD stand blew me away. It came to me to try to find out what the experts/owners thought of these two marques (one of the goals of this site is to encourage study), but it appears that, like so many other comparisons, “you pay your money and you make your choice.” To put it another way, each of these brands has its admirers and detractors, but the research confirmed what I indicated at the outset: there are a plethora of options on the market. Still, as someone who is unlikely to ever acquire an AC Cobra, let me just say that the engineering on exhibit at the GD stand amazed me. As is my custom, I wanted to point you in the direction of a website where you could learn more about AC Cobra replicas, but I couldn’t find one. However, I did come up a reference to this book — Iain Ayre’s Cobra Replicas (Essential Buyer’s Guide Series). Otherwise, just look it up on the internet; it’s an interesting, though a little complicated, subject for anyone who isn’t a die-hard cult follower.

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Alvis

I’ve previously admitted that the preceding isn’t strictly in line with this blog’s’serendipity’ theme, but what I’m about to report next will hopefully justify the entire essay.

The ten-mile route from Balsall Common to Stoneleigh took me through Kenilworth’s eastern outskirts, down Common Lane. As I approached the Dalehouse Lane intersection, I noticed a giant “Alvis” sign over one of the industrial buildings on my left. This was quite new; it had only been a few months at most since I had driven that route, and I had not seen that sign before. By chance, the building where the ‘Alvis’ sign was displayed used to be occupied by a printing shop that I used while I worked for Peugeot for many years.

After catching a fleeting sight of this sign, my immediate reaction was that the building belonged to the Alvis fighting vehicle manufacturer, which was based in Holyhead Road, Coventry before moving to Walsgrave in the 1980s. Since then, it has relocated to Telford and, following several ownership changes, is now part of the BAE Group, where the Alvis name is unlikely to have much influence.

I took the same way home, which allowed me to take a closer look at the Alvis building. I observed that the sign said ‘Alvis Cars,’ and that the structure had been totally remodeled since I last saw it. There appeared to be a tiny showroom with a full-length window now. In the showroom, there was a 1930s-era car, which I assumed was an Alvis. When I got home, I went to Google and typed in “Alvis Cars Common Lane Kenilworth” and got this webpage – www. alviscars. co. uk. I won’t give anything away; have a look for yourself; the information is fascinating. One thing is certain: this discovery truly qualified as “serendipity.”

The National Kit Car Show at Stoneleigh

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Westfield at Stoneleigh 2015’s National Kit Car Show

The National Kit Car Show will be held at Stoneleigh Park in Warwickshire on the 3rd and 4th of May 2015.

This Bank Holiday weekend, Europe’s Largest Kit Car Show returns.

This is the place to be if you’re looking to buy a Westfield, or if you’re looking to buy parts for your Westfield!

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