I like stuff that is a bit different and outside the square and I’ve always been a fan of the underdog, which I guess all adds up to why I’ve been in love with kit and specialist cars all of my life!

I’m also very impressed with the work of Mike ‘Harri’ Harrison who creates stunning works of sculptural and functional art primarily out of steel, with all pieces constructed from combinations of recycled, re-used and new materials.

A favourite of Harri’s is to use automotive components in unexpected ways, which is why his stuff really strikes a chord with me. Many of these More >



Caterham Cars has launched its first personalisation programme – Caterham Signature – with a special edition Seven designed by world-famous department store, Harrods.

The Harrods special edition car is now on sale exclusively in the Knightsbridge store and includes a host of special features that demonstrate the breadth of options new Caterham buyers can add to their vehicles.

These include paint colours and designs, dashboard and interior styling, embroidery and even the colour of the chassis.

The £59,999 Harrods special edition is on display in the famous London store throughout October for ‘Harrods Man’ month. The Harrods Seven – a 420S under the More >



Established for 27-years in Glenrothes, Fife, Falkland Performance Centre has built an enviable reputation for their engine tuning prowess (long association with Cosworth) as well as being agents for Superchips and Revotechnik. However, they can also offer servicing and general engine repair work too as they are a member of the Bosch Car Service scheme…

The company also acts as agents for accessories meisters, Carnoisseur who offer a wide range of products including wheels, suspension items and brakes. They are also Scotland’s only official dealer for the stunning exhaust systems made by ARMYTRIX Performance Valvetronic Exhausts (these things are a complete work More >



Another neat idea from Better Car Lighting. Using an older kitcar in modern traffic conditions can be a little bit nail-biting and scary at times. Lighting technology for cars has come on such a huge amount in the last twenty year or so.

If you’ve used an old car on a dark night and/or when there’s poor visibility you’ll know how scary this can be. Well, this simple, yet effective new kit from Better Car Lighting can really help.


It adds a powerful rear foglight facility to your car without being overly blingy. You just replace your rear numberplate fixings with those More >



Autoglym’s multi-award winning and revised Rapid Aqua Wax Complete Kit has presented something of a conundrum to hard-suffering car enthusiasts by removing several of the lengthy steps needed to get a showroom ready shine on wash-day. This has led many true detailing aficionados to ask whether this product might be better off remaining as the industry’s best-kept secret. After all, where’s the glory and adulation in getting a show quality shine in mere minutes?!

Besides, anyone who has truly ever suffered for the love of their automotive hobby knows the drill each Sunday morning; a thorough pre-rinse, a careful lather and More >



Eurax has announced that it is now a distributor of Germany’s Höfftech Lamps, including the latest HTO10598 Foldable LED Beam Lamp.

The HTO10598 is an LED light bar, which folds in the centre for easy storage or to fit within confined spaces. It has forty powerful SMD LEDs and an Li-ION power source that can be charged from a 240v or 12v supply. Both mains and car chargers are included.

The body is made from lightweight ABS and aluminium with foam covered hooks to allow the lamp to be positioned at the most convenient angle without damaging the mounting surfaces. The LED housings rotate to More >




No other season needs as much preparation as Winter. Luckily Sealey has a host of special offers ready for you in their new Winter promotion, which is valid until February 28, 2017.

The promotion is packed with over 500 of their most popular tools and equipment for this time of year and includes discounts of up to 53 per cent off list price. With great deals on Vehicle Starters and Chargers, Heaters, Generators, Lighting and Water Pumps, too.

You can also find a wide variety of Vehicle Maintenance and Servicing Equipment, Car Covers, Breakdown Kits and even Snow Shovels to make sure More >



Ring Automotive, one of the UK’s leading supplier of lighting and accessories for the automotive aftermarket, has developed a range of ProStart PowerPacks that are ideal for motor technicians that have to regularly jump start vehicles with various engine sizes in workshops and dealerships.

Including both compact and heavy duty packs, with the ProStart Ultra, ProStart Compact and ProStart Mini, Ring’s range of PowerPacks are capable of jump starting multiple cars and commercial vehicles as well as buses, trucks and agricultural machinery from a single charge.

The three highly durable PowerPacks have pure lead AGM batteries for high amperage starting, cast bronze More >



If you’re planning on changing the engine oil on your pride and joy over the weekend, then make the job easier on yourself by picking up one of these Oil Drain Kits from Laser Tools (part number 6087) when you buy your engine oil.

The kit includes a generous 6-litre capacity oil drain pan made from tough polypropylene that can be used again and again. Also included is a generously sized oil absorbing mat (500mm x 400mm) that will absorb oil, brake fluid and other petroleum-based fluids but repels water-based fluids and keeps the garage floor (or driveway!) tidy, plus a More >

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A WARM welcome to totalkitcar online…….The government is currently asking for views on suggestions on the future of MOTs and classics (primarily due to the Brexit vote) although their intention is still to bring the UK into line with EU regulations.

There are favoured options though:

1          Leaving things as they are for classic cars

2          Rescinding the MOT exemption for pre-1960 cars

3          Introduce a ‘safety test’ for classics – age to be decided

4          30 or 40-year old cars exempted

Should pre-1960 cars like this be exempt from the MOT test?

Interesting debate and we’ll bring you updates. More >