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SPEED 3 SPEEDS TO COMPLETION!

Great to see Speed 3 Automotive at last Sunday’s Petrol & Pistons event at Croft with their newly-completed MG TF-based silhouette Mini kit. Think Maguire Mini and you’re close…

A date with the IVA-tester is due soon and then the car will be available for test drives and for us to do a feature. I am very impressed with the level of detailing and attention to detail that Steve Milburn and his team have managed here.

Kit prices start with the chassis package at £2850 inc VAT and Steve reckons that a DIY-budget of £8000 should see a car completed, which is More >

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UNIPOWER GT CELEBRATES A WONDERFUL FIFTY YEARS!

Superb fiftieth anniversary celebrations for the Unipower GT last Saturday at Beaulieu where there was a great turnout of surviving examples of the marvelous little car created by Ernie Unger. Luckily the day was blessed with good weather.

Former Unipower racer and spokesman, Gerry Hulford told me: “I remember all those years ago back in the seventies when quite a few Unipower owners used to meet up every month at a pub in Brockham near Dorking. Back then the Unipower seemed very ‘current’ at the time and following numerous years of participation at events such as the classic car shows at Crystal More >

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MORE SUPER STICKY STUFF FROM TOYO

You’d have had to have been living under a rock for the last few years to be unaware of the Toyo Proxes, the Japanese tyre manufacturer’s flagship performance-focused tyre. Indeed, so successful has the Proxes been that it has gone through a number of evolutionary upgrades over the course of its existence, most recently becoming the Proxes R888R, a devastatingly effective bit of rubber that’s proved its worth on roads and race-around the world. This success has encouraged Toyo to expand the R888R range, and from early 2017 it will be available in an even greater selection of sizes.

It’s worth More >

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MORE GOOD STUFF FROM RENOVO

Renovo’s convertible car care range has successfully grown over the past several years with a large database of customers who love to give feedback and ask questions on how best to renovate and care for their soft-tops.

Frequently after a Renovo client has used these soft-top products they will ask if Renovo has products for the interior of their prized possession too. These questions have inspired Renovo to create a range of five new interior care products, so automotive owners can quickly invigorate black leather and black carpets also effectively clean, proof and protect their interior wood and plastics, likewise leather More >

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MORE MAGIC FROM MERLIN!

New from Mocal stockist’s Merlin Motorsport are the following products:

Mocal Oil Take Off Plate with Sender Port – £40.77

A new sandwich plate with oil inlet/outlet ports tapped ½BSP but with the benefit of an integrated sender port to allow the installation of pressure or temperature senders in one unit.

The sandwich plate is designed for use with spin-on type oil filters with a sealing face of between 55 and 73mm. It comes complete with sealing ring. Please note, the extension bolt for holding this sandwich plate is sold separately.

Mocal Thermostatic Oil Sandwich Plate Service Kit – £13.07

Rather than replacing your sandwich plate when More >

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FRESH SMELLING

Want to make your car look great, smell divine and go faster*? Want to appear more attractive to the opposite sex*? Then you need to invest in one of Forge Motorsport’s brand new, potentially life-altering air fresheners, the latest in a long line of scene-stealing products from the Gloucestershire-based alloy experts.

Available in either bubblegum or vanilla scents, the air fresheners join other top-selling Forge products, many of which have revolutionised the tuning landscape over the last few years. Both scents have been carefully formulated to appeal to all, and the resulting odours manage to be pleasant without ever becoming overpowering More >

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HOT AIR

Webcon has announced the introduction of a superb quality intake manifold set to suit the ever popular VW 1.7/1.8 and 2-litre engines.

Ideal for those who want the efficiency and performance of twin carburettors, without the expense of the high power Weber IDF set, part number 9900341200 is designed to accept the very reliable Weber 34ICT carbs.

The kit includes manifolds, gaskets, studs nuts and washers and is available at £107.95 inc VAT and is available now from Webcon and from their appointed dealers around the world.

More from 01932 787 100 or visit www.webcon.co.uk ENDS.

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ANOTHER CLASSIC

Wolfrace, one of the UK’s best-known alloy wheel brands, has reinvented a timeless design – the new ‘Classic’ alloy wheel.

It takes the form of the familiar retro ‘cross thatch’ or ‘mesh’ design made popular in the early days of motorsport and features a polished rim and large two-piece centre cap. A small cap version is also available exposing the centre fixing holes.

The range of colours available includes gloss black, gloss titanium, hyper silver or bronze and all come with a polished lip.

The wheel’s ‘Y-shaped’ design is a popular choice for owners of all vehicle types and Wolfrace has this covered by More >

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SHELL OUT FOR ONE OF THESE

 

British Motor Heritage has answered requests for a race specification bodyshell. On this ‘shell the only parts of the structure forward of the bulkhead are the two side valances. These panels can be removed if preferred. Other non-essential panels, including, dash and rear parcel shelf, are also omitted. It is supplied in bare metal so there will be no need to strip any paint off before race prepping with additional seam welding, roll cage mounts etc and it’s also supplied without doors, bonnet or bootlid.

These ‘shells will be available only to bona fide race car constructors and will not be More >

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STEVE SAYS – FRIDAY, AUGUST 26, 2016

Welcome to totalkitcar online…

A WARM welcome to totalkitcar online……. A great day out in North Yorkshire last Sunday for Petrol & Pistons at Croft circuit where a bumper crowd enjoyed the sunshine (albeit a bit windy, to say the least) and the entertainment that included a round of the exciting Time Attack series.

Big thanks to the kitcar manufacturers who made our area such a hive of activity – AK Sports Cars, Gardner Douglas Sports Cars, FourWD Engineering, MAN Motorsport, Simmonites and Speed 3 Automotive (see separate news item this week). Here’s some highlights from the day… 

Croft 1 – GD 427 performed well More >