Caterham Cars has posted record sales figures for 2016, with over 600 Caterham Sevens sold in the last 12 months.
That figure is the highest 12-month sales result for Caterham since 1996. More than half (55 per cent) of cars were sold to UK customers, with 45 per cent exported overseas.
The increase in sales has been supported by further growth in Caterham’s UK dealer network, adding representatives in the Northwest, South West and centrally in the Midlands with the launch of a bespoke Caterham dealership, while expansion of the iconic manufacturer’s model range has also had a positive impact.
In 2016, the More >
Avatar Sports Cars, the track and race division of Marlin Sports Cars, of course displayed their new Roadster at last weekend’s Autosport International show and for me it was the star of the whole event. It was great to see them exhibiting there.
They are limiting the car to a run of fifty to ensure exclusivity and the very pretty two-seater is available with a choice of two Ford EcoBoost engines, the 2-litre delivering a not exactly shabby 250bhp and the top of the range 2.3-litre version producing 350bhp.
Weighing in at just 695kg we’re talking 360bhp per tonne and 500bhp per More >
Here’s a cracking new product that will surely appeal to TKC Mag readers.
MS SuperLite© has been developed to focus on the major challenges that car manufacturers and enthusiasts face in their quest to reduce vehicle weight; improving fuel economy while reducing manufacturing costs.
MS SuperLite© has all the characteristics and benefits of a mainstream MS Polymer and it is free of isocyanate, solvents and silicone, and it retains the same moisture curing mechanism with neutral polymerisation. It is odourless and can be painted wet-on-wet or after curing and has good adhesive bonding properties for light applications and across a range of More >
A new Non-Chlorinated Brake Parts Cleaner from Lucas Oil was officially launched to the trade at AutoSport International recently.
Non-Chlorinated Brake Parts Cleaner is delivered via a powerful spray pattern, which enhances overall performance. It’s the ideal brake maintenance accessory and will be made available for professional use via the distributor network.
It is ideal for workshops maintaining passenger cars, motorcycles, trucks and buses.
Manufactured to professional strength, the product is designed for use on all ABS, disc and drum brakes. It removes brake fluid, grease, brake dust, and other contaminants from brake linings, pads, cylinders, springs and drums, while dealing with the More >
Specialty Fasteners and Components is a well-known namey in the race, classic and specialist car sectors, especially for their AeroCatch product.
They recently launched AeroLoc®, which are reliable and consistent self-ejecting quarter-turn fasteners setting new standards. Available in cross-recess and bail-handle head styles, these strong and easy-to-use fasteners come in a variety of sizes to suit common panel thicknesses.
The positive lock enhances security as the stud stays fixed in place. The self-ejecting spring makes panel removal quick and easy. The choice of head styles makes AeroLoc ideal for hand or tool operation.
They are also compatible and retro-fit if you use DZus EHF5 series.
Laser Tools has just released their new Car Battery Tester (part number 6803), which quickly and accurately measures the cold cranking amps (CCA) capability of the vehicle starting battery, also measures battery health and assists in pinpointing common faults in the vehicle starting and charging systems.
The convenient hand-held device tests all automotive starting batteries, including lead acid, AGM (Absorbed Glass Mat) flat plate, AGM spiral wound, GEL batteries, and EFB (Enhanced Flooded Battery). It also detects bad cells. It is reverse polarity protected – will not damage the device, the battery or the vehicle.
The initial battery test analyses battery health More >
New from obp are these very cool and useful rebuild kits for the ubiquitous Girling Brake Master Cylinder, featuring all the parts needed to make your old cylinder like new again.
There are three sizes available – 0.625 (15.88mm part number obprp625); 0.7 (17.78mm obprp7) and 0.75 (19.08mm obprp75) with prices from just £12.
More information from www.obpltd.com ENDS.
These cool new fuel caps from Wolverhampton-based ‘Ceandess’ might well appeal to you, dear reader. The company can produce bespoke or pattern caps made for your car from modern materials to a variety of classic designs.
They come in various finishes and can also be colour-coded to add a finishing touch or a bit of individuality to your project.
Prices are competitive from just £26.99 with more information available from www.ceandess.online ENDS.
A WARM welcome to totalkitcar online………..I was talking to a mate at the pub the other evening about cars in general. What else? Anyway, said chap is no expert but keeps an eye on the market. I asked him which mainstream manufacturer he felt was the UK leader (as usual) and what percentage of market share they had.
He thought about it and then answered ‘Ford’ for leading manufacturer in sales volume terms, which is correct, but he got it massively wrong when he suggested that they had a 26 per cent chunk of the UK market.
After a recent ruling by the European Court of Justice, Heritage Car Insurance is warning drivers that they could see huge changes to motor insurance law, which will improve the way victims can claim compensation in a wider range of circumstances.
This review was prompted by a ruling by the European courts in 2014, which resulted in the Vnuk judgment, a case which has now sparked a review of the current motor insurance law and will have an impact in the UK regardless of the EU status.
The UK government is currently consulting on the potential amendments and Heritage is encouraging people to More >