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MEV REPLICAR. NOW YOU CAN HAVE A TURNKEY VERSION FROM ROAD TRACK RACE

With a growing number of enquiries for fully built Replicars, MEV-boss Stuart Mills has announced that TEAM MEV partner, Road Track Race, will be offering fully-built versions of the tasteful Mazda MX-5-based Aston Martin-inspired body conversion.

Full details to follow but we do know that you can choose from one of 88-stock gelcoat colours and that prices, for a car with nice specification will start at £17,995, on-the-road.

More information from www.mevltd.co.uk or www.roadtrackrace.co.uk or 0115 978 0677 ENDS.

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LIKE AN ARROW

Interesting newcomer, announced recently, is the Arrow from FRS (2013) Ltd (not Fred Reeve’s similarly-named operation) and is the track-focused, Arrow, which has been designed with the 750 Motor Club’s Sports Specials Championship, very much in mind.

It hails from a Sandhurst-based company run by John Moore and is of mid-engined configuration, based innovatively on Ford Fiesta Mk5 (2002-2009) and uses the donor’s 1.6-litre SE (Sigma) unit, albeit uprated with spikier cams and aftermarket ECU. Moore has a long history within the motor-racing industry having raced since 1979 (“with the help of a loan from my mum, a loan from the More >

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CHECK YOUR PULSE

The Elite Pulse was unveiled at last year’s Stoneleigh show and impressed many with its high-quality levels of engineering. The car is very much aimed at circuit use with an estimated DIY build price north of £20,000.

In a new move, the men behind the project, Eddie Ives and well-known motorsport engineer, Steve Wills, have now come-up with a less expensive version that is targeted at road-users, so it does away with stuff like oval wishbones, pushrod suspension and Rose-joints and replaces them with polyurethane bushes and more conventional suspension although retaining the Pulse’ geometry.

Rather than Ford Duratec power the new More >

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CLEAN YOUR CAR THE ENVIRONMENTALLY-FRIENDLY WAY…

I’m a big follower of the car care detailing scene and regularly receive counselling for addiction to the smells of various polishes and elixirs and my tendency to be a kleptomaniac of such products.

Any new range of products is eagerly welcomed, especially one with such a snappy name and branding as GuHu BioClean, which is a varied selection of eco-friendly cleaning products aimed at protecting the environment.

The range originates from the US but are now available in the UK and Europe and includes such as Super Solv stain remover, Degreaser, Multi Purpose Cleaner, Traffic Film Remover, Window Cleaner and Car More >

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LUXURY FLOOR COVERINGS

The UK’s most renowned car accessory supplier, Richbrook, is now offering a range of professionally-tailored, British manufactured, luxury car mats that are hand-cut and assembled exclusively for your vehicle.

Individually produced and assembled to order, Richbrook’s luxury car mats are constructed from hard-wearing, soft touch, 980g tufted nylon carpet; pile that is deep and soft to the touch yet durable, meeting the highest quality control standards of Richbrook, who have been supplying officially licensed accessories to a plethora of established manufacturers such as Ford and Vauxhall for over 21-years.

Mats are available in sets of four covering the front and rear foot More >

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CRIKEY, NOT DOING ‘NIPPLE’ JOKES EITHER…

Off the back of the overwhelming success of its recently launched metric stainless steel bleed nipples, Hosetechnik, the performance braking division of Forge Motorsport, has released a whole raft of other new products to help owners of BMC and Leyland Group-based kitcars (and the original vehicles, obviously), which usually have 3/8 and ¼ UNF sized bleed nipples.

The new fitments mean that now, these cherished cars can be catered for with a truly future-proof component. Hosetechnik has engineered each of the products from aerospace-grade material, after a large number of requests from its dealers and end-users to create a ‘fit and More >

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NO, I WON’T STOOP TO ‘KNOB’ PUNS…

MOMO has announced the addition of a new gearknob to their collection of er, gearknobs.

The SK50 embodies the racing essence of MOMO, with its design derived from their motorsport experience. The simple, yet sophisticated all-aluminium body is machined from billet and then treated to an anodised glossy silver finish.

The top pad is printed with the ‘MOMO’ logo with a second inscription on the base ferrule, providing a true racing look for any street, classic, race or kitcar.

SK50 wears an RRP of £59.99 inc VAT.

For more details contact Momo UK on 01268 764 411 or visit www.momo-uk.co.uk ENDS.

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STEVE SAYS – FRIDAY, APRIL 11, 2014

Welcome to totalkitcar online...."When I grow up I want to be an MK Indy or a MAC#1 Worx or a..."

Welcome to totalkitcar online……… must admit to being a little bemused – and annoyed – when I rolled up to the Dartford Tunnel queue on the M25 at 5.34am on Tuesday morning, with the expectation that my early silly o’clock start to the day would get me through the barriers without paying the £2 toll, which starts at 6am (until midnight). Not an un-realistic expectation, I’m sure you’ll agree.

Sadly, this wasn’t to be. I, and everyone else with the same aim, More >

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‘ATS’ THE WAY TO DO IT…

I like the look of this - ATS SPORT

Interesting news from Italy this week concerning the re-birth of the historic ATS marque, originally founded back in 1963 by a group of disgruntled Ferrari engineers, including Carlo Chiti and Giotto Bizzarrini.

They produced the achingly pretty ATS (Automobili Turismo e Sport) 2500GT road-car and also a short-lived Formula One car, the ATS Tipo 100, driven by Phil Hill. I often smile when this iteration of ATS is confused (by supposedly knowledgeable motorsport ‘experts’!) with the ATS Wheels operation run by Günther Schmidt, a completely separate motorsport team, based in Germany.

Anyway, back to More >

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COOL OIL FLOW

The Mishimoto Thermostatic Oil Sandwich Plate is a lightweight mount for remote oil filters with the added benefit of thermostatically-controlled warm-up for the lubrication system.

The built-in thermostat prevents oil flow to the cooler until the engine oil reaches activating temperature, allowing both a faster warm-up at start-up and extra oil system protection in cold climates. The included 185-degree F thermostat can be changed for a 160-degree F or 200-degree F (93 C) degree unit, adding precise control of your required engine oil operating temperature.

The high-flow sandwich plate is made from 6061 aluminium and connects through two M20 x 1.5 Ports More >