Gala Performance is a project of passion that comes from twenty years’ experience of design,manufacture, and supply of marquees and gazebos to the event industry, combined with a love ofmotorsport. Our parent company, Gala Tent, the award winning market leaders, shifts over fifteenthousand structures every year from its 60,000ft² distribution centre.
In 2015, Gala Tent embarked upon a huge sponsorship deal with Leeds-based Anglo-Americanendurance racing team United Autosports as they prepared for a debut season in the European le MansSeries LMP3 Class Championship. Our car, piloted by Christian England, Alex Brundle, and MikeGausch, went on to take the championship with a race to spare, and we were there in Portugalalongside Zak Brown and Richard Dean as UAS collected their championship trophy at the first time ofasking.
After spending a year with the team, it became apparent that there was a space in the market for ourbrand and the products we supply, and specialist supplier Gala Performance was founded.After a fantastic debut year in business, we took our involvement in motorsport to the next level, and in2018 Gala Performance Motorsport came to life, with our racing mad directors Mark Thompson andAndrew Scott getting behind the wheel alongside former director Glen Robinson to race with 2015 GTCup champion Rob Gaffney and his team Amigo Motorsport as they took on the increasingly popular C1Racing Club’s C1 Challenge at Rockingham, Snetterton, Croft, and a memorable outing at Pembrey,when the lads brought it home in a career best P2.
In 2018, Gala Performance achieved 95% year on year growth, and raced into 2019 with high hopes ofgoing even better.
2019 has also seen Mark and Andrew return to the C1s, aided ably by our friend and 2016 European LeMans Series LMP3 champion, Christian England, where we are hopeful and maybe even a littleconfident that we’ll be bringing home some more silverwear!