Louis Gigliotti was born into racing and his father, Lou Gigliotti, took him to his first race when he was 4. He was welding and building tube chassis cars in his early teens. For college, Louis chose Purdue University to be close to Indianapolis and racing. Purdue had a Formula SAE team and Louis joined to pursue his passion of building cool and fast cars.
Louis left school early and worked for the family racing business and competing in World Challenge. This lasted a few years before Louis decided to branch out on his own and started GSS Speed with a partner. That business only lasted 6 months before Louis decided to close the doors and go back to work for his father. He got into the same cycle of working too many hours over too many days and became burned out again. This led him to start Gigliotti Racing where Louis would work small jobs for various other shops. This arrangement worked well for him and work continued to come in without him having to go out and hunt for it.
An opportunity presented itself when a local shop at a race track became available. Louis jumped on the opportunity, moved into the space, and officially opened GSpeed. He and his partners rent 7500 square feet of garages and have a total of 12 people. Louis stresses tracking data within his shop and making sure they are doing the right things to be successful.
Game Changing Product: Paul Yaw’s positive displacement fuel pump
Software: Excel and QuickBooks
Favorite App: Instagram
Favorite Shop Tool: 3D printer that they built in house
Daily Driver: 2011 Chevy truck
Future of automotive performance: Electric motors