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BUILD A LEGO CATERHAM SEVEN

Caterham Cars has unveiled a brand new model, which features a rather different build process to its usual run of 500 or so cars a year – the brand’s very first immortalisation in LEGO® form.

Caterham technicians have downed their tools and picked up the plastic, teaming up with the equally iconic toy maker to create the first ever LEGO Caterham, due to hit the shelves this October.

The plastic bricks, resplendent in Caterham’s typically garish yellow, create the beautifully engineered LEGO Caterham 620R, capable of reaching a heart-racing* top speed of 6mph**.

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ALL CLEAR WITH KLEERS

Kleers, based in Kent is one of my favourite car care brands and their Fabric Cleaner is one of my ‘reach-for’ products when I have a stain or stubborn mark on my car’s interior.

There are hundreds of interior trim cleaners but some smell nice but don’t clean; some clean but smell like a public lavatory while some are generally rubbish all-round. I don’t mind paying a bit extra if a product does what it says.

Luckily Kleers’ Fabric Cleaner does exactly that and smells nice too! It comes in a large 500ml bottle with trigger dispenser for a choice of mist More >

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YOU CAN DRINK BEER WHILE WEARING THESE GOGGLES IF YOU LIKE!

Here’s some lovely driving goggles from Baruffaldi, an Italian company that has been making eyewear since 1932, with famous customers over the years including Tazio Nuvolari and Alberto Ascari.

Their new Sfericum (round!) range (BRF039), which neatly can also be used as sunglasses are as a cool thing. They’d look great when driving a Marlin, NG or a Morgan. Three colours are available – tan, black and burgundy – and they have interchangeable lenses, adjustable bridge and a strap that attaches to the arms when being used as driving goggles. Quality. Prices start at £93.49 inc VAT.

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TIED-UP WITH GUNSON

NEAT

Suitable for all automotive applications but especially useful for kitcar builders, is this new cable tie and accessory kit from Gunson Tools (part number 77140), which offers a versatile selection of cable ties and mounting tabs that will ensure neat and professional looking cable and harness installation.

The selection includes 50 of each size of cable tie: 2.5mm x 100mm, 3.6mm x 150mm and 4.8mm x 230mm; 10 each of panel fixing cable ties, 3.5mm x 150mm and 4.8mm x 200mm (these are simply plugged into a suitable hole in the panel); 10 each of the 4.8mm x 200mm mounting head More >

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NEW MGF CATALOGUE FROM RIMMER BROS

With MGF and MG TF rapidly gaining in donor popularity as donor vehicles, the new dedicated catalogue on these cars from parts meisters, Rimmer Bros Ltd will definitely be of interest.

Get your order in before October 1 and receive some special discounts on over 100 of the most popular parts – quote UL0516S.

More information from www.rimmerbros.co.uk or 01522 568 000 ENDS.

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CVH UPGRADE

Webcon can now supply genuine Weber water automatic choke units for the Weber 28/32 TLDM carburettor as often fitted to the 1.6-litre CVH engine.

There are two types available to cover the majority of TLDM carburettors as follows:

9310840500 Yellow internal cam RRP £82.16 inc VAT

9310850500 Black internal cam RRP £70.21 inc VAT

Available directly from Webcon at the other end of  01932 787 100 or visit www.webcon.co.uk ENDS.

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TUFF STUFF BLACK CHROME FROM SUMMIT RACING

Not every engine bay needs to sparkle like an overloaded Christmas tree. Tuff Stuff’s new Black Chrome line of engine accessories provides a clean, understated style that looks good on almost any engine. The Black Chrome finish will not discolour, fade, or rust over time, either.

Tuff Stuff engine accessories work for a living, too. They are built from all-new parts in the company’s Cleveland, Ohio factory.

Tuff Stuff Black Chrome alternators, water and power steering pumps, master cylinders, brake boosters, and A/C compressors are available for popular GM, Ford, and Mopar engines.

SEE TUFF STUFF BLACK CHROME ENGINE ACCESSORIES AT SUMMIT RACING

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STEVE SAYS – FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2016

Welcome to totalkitcar online

A WARM welcome to totalkitcar online……. There’s a real buzz of anticipation around Morgan Motor Company’s all-electric version of their successful M3W three-wheeler, called the EV3.

Due for the Official launch in 2017 the new model has been pre-empted by the announcement of a very exclusive limited edition version in association with legendary department store Selfridge’s.

Called the UK 1909 Edition in recognition of the fact that both Morgan and Selfridge’s were founded in that year just 19 examples will be made. Nine carefully selected British brand partners will contribute to what Selfridge’s and Morgan call the driving kit, a More >

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DIMINUTIVE DELIGHT RETURNS

Back in 1991, famed designer, Peter Stevens, created the Barchetta 595, a deliciously beautiful take on a Fiat 500 with the roof cut-off, a proper ‘speedster’ style device. It was sold via the Dove Motor Company and about 10 were produced.

Although un-doubtedly a beautiful thing, at 24K the price was a bit steep. We are talking 25-years ago, after all.

Since them several takes on the theme have appeared but the original went to ground thought lost. Well, thanks to a Shropshire-based company run by Mark Hill, that’s about to change as it’s about to make a comeback.

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A THING OF SHEER BEAUTY

Caterham  Cars has built a variant of its iconic Seven that was seemingly planned in the mid-1960s but never launched – the Caterham Seven Sprint.

As though dug up in a time capsule, the retro detailing of the Caterham Seven Sprint will delight Seven purists and provides the perfect scene-setter to the brand’s ‘60 years of the Seven’ anniversary, which will be celebrated next year.

The Sprint, priced from £27,995, is finally available to order after the car was launched at the Goodwood Revival, a fittingly retro setting for a car with one wheel firmly planted in the sixties.

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