GSF Car Parts announces TechFest event in Wembley

GSF Car Parts announces TechFest event in Wembley

GSF Car Parts has announced its inaugural ‘TechFest’ event is to be held in London on 13th June.

Led by GSF Car Parts, in collaboration with reportedly over 50 suppliers such as Schaeffler, Yuasa, Comma and Delphi, TechFest Garage Technology Festival, the event will be held on June 13 2024, in Wembley. TechFest will aim serve as a platform to showcase the latest technological advancements in parts, tools and garage equipment.

It’s claimed attendees will have the opportunity to marvel at a selection of classic cars, epitomising the pinnacle of automotive craftsmanship and heritage.

Classic cars on display will include:

Ferrari Enzo: A tribute to Ferrari’s legendary founder, Enzo Ferrari, this masterpiece features a 6 Litre V12 engine with F1 style automated shift and manual transmission. With only 498 units ever built, the Ferrari Enzo is said to stand as a symbol of unparalleled performance and exclusivity.

Jaguar E-Type Series 1 3.8 (1962): Described by Enzo Ferrari as ‘the most beautiful car ever made’, the Jaguar E-Type Series 1 apparently remains one of the most beloved classic cars. Its debut in 1961 marked a new era of automotive design and performance, and it continues to be a sought-after collector’s item.

Jaguar XK140 DHC (1956): Following the record-breaking XK120, the XK140 DHC features Jaguar’s celebrated Le Mans wins on its badge. Produced for only three years, it’s said this model remains a coveted piece of automotive history.

Mercedes SLR 722: Named in honour of Stirling Moss’s famous Mille Miglia victory in 1955, the Mercedes SLR 722 is a rare gem with only 150 units ever produced. Boasting a 0-62 mph time of just 3.6 seconds, this vehicle claims to be a testament to Mercedes’ engineering prowess and racing heritage.

Mercedes-Benz 190SL: This German roadster, built between 1955 and 1963, represents an early example of Mercedes-Benz’s commitment to style and elegance. Its timeless design reportedly continues to captivate car enthusiasts worldwide.

Mercedes-Benz 280SL (1969): Known as the “Pagoda” for its iconic concave roof, the Mercedes-Benz 280SL is the final development of the W113 series. Its sleek design and lightweight aluminium body are said to make it a standout in the realm of classic luxury cars.

Porsche 911 Targa 2.7E (1972): An enduring icon of the sports car world, the Porsche 911 Targa 2.7E offers improved handling and a distinctive removable glass roof. It’s said this model highlights Porsche’s innovative engineering and timeless appeal.

Designed to connect suppliers with independent garages, TechFest will promote the growth and integration of cutting-edge technology within the automotive sector, according to GSF, and will offer a range of experiences including hands-on product training, live demonstrations, exploration of new technologies, and exclusive deals on tools and equipment. Complimentary food and beverages will reportedly be available too, as well as live entertainment.

It’s also said the event will host a series of TechTalks from seven industry leaders and GSF Car Parts suppliers. Expected debates include the future of fueling with Delphi Tech, discussing ADAS awareness with HELLA, new battery tech advice from GS Yuasa UK, and practical SDA and ADAS sessions with Bosch UK.

James Onions, GSF Car Parts Marketing and Communications Director, said: “We’re delivering a lineup that’s second to none thanks to the enthusiastic support of our suppliers. The aim is to create an event with ‘something for everyone’ so every minute spent at TechFest is an investment in the future of our trade. We hope it’s a celebration of where we’re headed, together.”

Due to huge unprecedented demand, GSF Car Parts have stopped taking supplier stand bookings, however, there is still time for garages to register to attend at a local GSF branch or online here.

Attendance and parking are free, but space is limited and the event is trade-only. The event is set to start at 16:00 PM in Wembley’s enclosed parking area.

For more information about GSF Car Parts, click here.

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