BIZ Karts is part of the family run BIZ Group based in London. Founded in 1816, B.I.Z., which stood for Builders Iron & Zinc Work, supplied sheet metal & building materials to the trade. Over time, the BIZ Group has evolved and now consists of 3 companies: BIZ Karts, BIZ Engineering & BIZ Power Tools. BIZ Karts is one of the leading go-kart suppliers in the world and they have been manufacturing karts for over 20 years.
BIZ Karts was set up in 1994 when Mike Smith, Managing Director of the BIZ Group, met with some of the leading figures in the UK Karting industry. They were looking for a new company to house their ambitions and provide the UK Karting market with a friendly service that customers could trust. Since then the company has grown considerably, providing karts & service to customers across the world. The current business is now mainly focused on the manufacture of commercial (rental) karts and they can be found at commercial karting venues across the world. Their range now includes electric karts, petrol karts, race karts, off-road karts and 2-seater karts.
Behind Blizzard Motor Cars Ltd is a wealth of great history and experience in the British classic car industry. The founders, Stephen Pearson & Christopher Pearson of Chesman Motorsport, and Jeremy Padgett of Padgett Motor Engineers, started a journey together back in 2015 to build one of the finest classic vehicles seen for decades: the Blizzard.
Chesman Motorsport is owned and managed by father and son duo Stephen and Christopher Pearson. Founded in the 1950s on the same site where they still stand today, the company has restored and modified some of the world's most successful road and race engines. Stephen has built and developed a team of the world's finest engineers securing a client base of the highest calibre.
Jeremy and Padgett Motor Engineers are Rolls-Royce and Bentley specialists of the highest regard. Established 60 years ago in Newbury, Berkshire by Alan Padgett, father of present owner Jeremy, a reputation was built on being the leading authority on R Type Bentley Continentals. Since taking the reins in 1995, Jeremy has continued to build some of the finest concours and race Bentleys in existence.
Coventry-based firm Blizzard Motor Cars are going to build a two-seater sports car based on a Bentley concept model that was designed in 1950, but never made. They will build fifteen examples of the forgotten car to meet modern safety regulations and stringent concours standards. Bentley is aware of the project.
Bowler has grown over the last three decades through the vision and lifelong work of founder Drew Bowler, a skilled and dedicated team, innovate engineering and great customers.
During this time the company has grown from eight people designing and manufacturing 4×4 rally cars and aftermarket parts for UK based customers, from the Bowler family farm in Derbyshire, to a 35 strong team in a dedicated facility with international customers.
Rapid expansion came in 2014 with the commencement of a Bowler initiated and government backed, high profile R&D programme to develop a unique next generation vehicle platform – the Cross Sector Platform (CSP). This can be utilised for a range of vehicle applications including on road, off-road racing, emergency response, defence and protection, humanitarian, filming, utility and exploration.
As the UK pioneers of Rally Raid cars for legendary long distance and extreme off-road racing events such as the Dakar, Africa Eco Race and Baja Aragon, the adventure of racing is in Bowler’s DNA and Bowler cars have competed at the highest levels during this time in the hands of established teams and privateers.
Remaining true to the company’s heritage and Drew’s vision before his sudden passing in 2016, Bowler continues to produce quality performance vehicles for race and road and has integrated its extreme motorsport engineering and competition expertise into wider vehicle R&D.
Based in Derbyshire in the UK, Bowler is proud of its internationally renowned brand, products, services and British engineering values and roots, and harnesses the expertise and passion of a great team, leading technology and craftsmanship to deliver high quality vehicles and innovative engineering solutions and with an unrivalled spirit. Their current principal new-build is the Bowler Bulldog.
Formerly the Car Division of the Bristol Aeroplane Company, Bristol Cars Limited has been manufacturing luxury cars since 1947. In 2011 the original Bristol Cars Limited company and Bristol Cars Services Limited were bought out of administration and established as subsidiaries of newly-formed Bristol Automotive Group, headquartered in Surrey, England as part of the Kamkorp group of companies.
Bristol’s first car, the 400, was built by the Car Division of the Bristol Aeroplane Company in 1945 in collaboration with Frazer-Nash and BMW. Bristol Cars Ltd was founded later in 1947. Frazer-Nash Research and Bristol Cars were reunited in 2011, brought together in the same group of companies.
With their original head office in the now famous Kensington High Street showroom, Bristol Cars produced a steady range of luxurious and fast GT cars, each one imbued with that particular British individualism.
The last model produced under the previous company ownership was the Bristol Fighter, a hypercar capable of over 200 mph. In 2016 Bristol Cars announced the first new car since the Fighter, the Bristol Bullet, which will be hand-built in Chichester, West Sussex.
The Seven is the original British lightweight sports car, or 'race car for the road'. Originally created by Colin Chapman and launched as the Lotus 7 in 1957, it is inherently agile and gives startling performance. It is, quite simply, a motoring icon. Caterham Cars has been selling the Seven since the late 1950's. In 1973 Caterham purchased the rights to manufacture the car from Lotus, and has been building and selling it ever since.
Over the decades Caterham has continued to refine and enhance the design, whilst always respecting the brilliance of the original formula. Although originally designated as 'too fast to race' by the authorities in the 1970's, Caterham pioneered one make racing. Today there are more Sevens racing around the world than almost any other single marque, with over 700 competitors taking part in 11 countries during one season.
Today, more than half of the cars produced at the Dartford factory in Kent are exported around the world, including to Japan, France and Germany. 2005 was the most significant year in the history of Caterham Cars, with both the launch of the revolutionary CSR model and the sale of the company by the Nearn family after 40 years of ownership. Caterham Cars is proud to be one of the few remaining British-owned and British-based car manufacturers, with the majority of parts sourced from within the UK where possible.