MINI NEWS PIECE!

New home for the MG TF-based Wide Track Mini kit hitherto made by Speed 3 Automotive.

Steve Milburn and his team at Speed 3 will be concentrating on their Metro 6R4 Group B rally car replica, meaning that the WT kit is now made by Birch Motorsport of Heathfield, East Sussex, a mere stone’s throw from TKC Towers!

Birch Motorsport will be taking their bow at Stoneleigh on May 5 & 6 and we’ll be bringing you more information on this one, including details of pricing in the coming weeks.

More information from 07399 114 442 ENDS.

SAFETY FIRST WITH THIS INNOVATIVE STICK

Originally invented by the Russians during the space-race as a means of putting fires out in spacecraft, the Fire Safety Stick could be a product to greatly interest kitcar owners.

After the space-race the Russians didn’t take it further and was then discovered by an Italian company, leading to the commercially available product you see here.

Unique in that it is able to extinguish all major types of fire – solid combustibles (wood, paper, plastic, textiles), liquid flammables (petrol, diesel), gases (propane, butane, methane), electrical fires up to 100,000-volts and even cooking oils and deep fat fryers. No other extinguisher can handle More >

STOP SCRATCHING!

 

Leading car care, company, Meguiar’s has announced the launch of their new Meguiar’s® Quik Scratch Eraser Kit.

Working by hand to remove swirls, scuffs and scratches take a lot of time and energy. This inclusive kit supplies you with everything needed to quickly remove light paint defects with very little effort. You supply a standard household drill and then say goodbye to those annoying scuffs, scratches and paint transfer marks that have been preventing your car from looking its best.

The new kit includes Meguiar’s proprietary 4in Scratch Eraser Pad, Meguiar’s® ScratchX® 2.0 Fine Scratch & Blemish Remover and a premium 16in More >

QUANTUM LEAP FOR THE QOC. WELL, A COUPLE OF HUNDRED YARDS ANYWAY!

Our good friends at the QOC will be at Stoneleigh as usual, but they’ve made a small ‘Quantum Leap’ across a couple of fields to a new location! I used to like that programme…Scott Bakula is in NCIS New Orleans now!

Those top girls and boys at the Quantum Owners Club have some Stoneleigh related news…

One of the club’s leading lights, Steve Kodz explains: “After more years than I care to remember, the Quantum Owners Club will be on a different stand at Stoneleigh this year. Why?

“The organiser has told us that our old stand is now part of an access road. Therefore, More >

KITCARS AROUND THE WORLD 2 – BAUER CATFISH (USA)

This week’s overseas kitcar focus lands on another Mazda MX-5-based car, the Catfish by California company Bauer Limited Production.

According to the company’s website, the base kit costs $13,900 (approx. £10,689 at today’s exchange rate). Originally, the car was intended to be for the designer and a couple of friends, making a production run of three. However, as invariably happens, once people got wind of it, more requests and orders followed …

More from www.bauerltd.com ENDS.

HERE’S ONE FOR DAD!

Not specifically for kitcars, but I figured it could be of interest so have run it anyway.

This Father’s Day (Sunday, June 16, 2019), Haynes has got it covered when it comes to choosing the perfect gift for your dad. To mark the special day, Haynes has a novel way of gifting its market-leading step-by-step workshop car manuals by offering a personalisation service that allows people to custom-build their own Haynes Workshop Manual for 210 different cars.

Haynes’ personalised manuals are a meaningful yet practical gift for any motoring fan who has special memories of their most cherished vehicle – whether it be More >

VIEW OF THE ROAD AHEAD

Dash cam manufacturer, Mio, is extending its entry-level C-Series range with the introduction of four new options; the MiVue™ C312, C540, C541 and C570.

This now offers a sliding scale of price and feature options to ensure all drivers can feel confident on UK roads with their ever-present eye witness if an accident was unfortunate enough to happen.

Stylish, discreet and easy to use, the dashcams not only record every journey made but are also the complete driving assistant with features such as Parking Mode Recording, Safety Camera Warnings and a Traceable Movements option meaning that it detects when a collision occurs and More >

STEVE SAYS – GOOD FRIDAY, APRIL 19, 2019

WELCOME to totalkitcar online

A warm Easter welcome to totalkitcar online……I’d like to wish you a very happy Easter and hope you enjoy yourself greatly.

Several fully built ‘continuations’ have broken cover in recent months. They aren’t kits, of course, but they are really specialist, so that puts them on our radar. We’ve mentioned things like WSM, IWR Elan and even Jaguar’s Re-Born programme on these pages before, but another that I’ve been keeping an eye on is the new Lister Cars ‘Knobbly’ Lister-Jaguar, which has been around for a couple of years BUT is now available in roadgoing form…

The first one More >

KITCARS AROUND THE WORLD – RHUBARB ROADSTER (NEW ZEALAND)

I LIKE THE LOOK OF THIS ONE

Although the UK and USA are the real hot-beds of kitcar activity around the world, around thirty other countries have the semblance of a self-build car industry, some bigger than others.

Brazil has always been very active, while Australia has a fairly buoyant (albeit smaller than it used to be) industry, although their stringent ADR regulations have made things harder for DIY-ers.

Meanwhile, New Zealand, has always been known for classic car restoration and turnkey Jaguar replicas. They’ve also got an active kitcar industry – a long established one – with companies like Alternative Cars, Almac, Bolwell More >

RACE CAR WINGS SELL, ER, WINGS FOR RACECARS!

Cal Trump is a clever engineer and one of his activities is running T89 Designs, which markets plans-built track-orientated kitcars such as the single-seat SSL and Razorbill.

Cal also runs RaceCarWings, which as the name suggests sells er, wings for racecars. They are assembled and rolled by Cal and he offers stock parts or can produce bespoke items to order. A variety of standard wings are available including – Circuit (900mm wide x 355mm chord main plane, fitted with mounts, with Gurney flap and CF-end plates, priced at £450.

Then comes the Sprint wing – 1250mm wide x 355mm chord main plane More >