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NO, IT’S NOT A ’21′ – IT’S THREE SEVENS!

Caterham Cars has simplified thir model range for 2015 to FIVE core models of the Seven, with three new variants joining the 160 and 620R in the line-up

Major news at Caterham Cars as the manufacturer has introduced three brand new additions to its existing range of Sevens with the 270, 360 and 480 all available in the UK immediately. The introduction of these three new variants simplifies Caterham’s range to comprise five core models. In addition, all Sevens can now be specified with ‘S’ or ‘R’ equipment packages. The three new models sit between the entry-level Seven 160 and the More >

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WELDING – IT’S A GAS

Visitors to Cheltenham Welding Services can take advantage of a very special ‘Mini-Braze’ kit priced at just £235 inc VAT, which includes flashback arrestors EN730-1, oxygen regulator with outlet pressure gauge, pressure-adjustable propane MAP regulator, hoses, torch, nozzles (sizes #2, #3#, #5, #10 and flexible #3) and can be used with all industrial gas cylinders.

The package also includes a stainless steel cylinder stand, flip-up shade five safety spectacles and tip cleaners.

You can also order the package via mail order although postage restrictions means that disposable oxygen and propane canisters can’t be sent in the post or by courier, so you’ll More >

GBS director, Keith Bird, with Chancellor, George Osborne, MP. I'm sure Keith isn't showing him his holiday snaps!

GREAT BRITISH VISIT DOWNING STREET

Earlier this month, Great British Sports Cars was delighted to have been invited to a manufacturing reception event, hosted by Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, MP at 11 Downing Street.

GBS director, Keith Bird, with Chancellor, George Osborne, MP. I'm sure Keith isn't showing him his holiday snaps!

GBS director, Keith Bird, joined the company’s MP, Mark Spencer, along with other dignitaries and business representatives where they were able to speak with George Osborne and discuss the manufacturing industry in the UK as well as the EU.

The event was held as a ‘thank you’ to British Businesses for their input in More >

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GLASSFIBRE ARTISAN

Visited the artisan GRP workshop cum studio of Andy Westgate, boss of Westgate Composites, this week and was very impressed with the range of universal products and services he produces and can offer totalkitcar/TKC Mag readers.

Actually there’s a lot more than just glassfibre parts about the business as Andy, based near M4 J13 in Chieveley, Berkshire, can offer a bespoke design, creation and manufacturing service with his skills not just restricted to cars as he regularly also works on aircraft (powered and of the gliding variety) and boats too. In fact, if it involves GRP, he works on it.

Andy’s level More >

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TWENTY YEARS OF ELISE COMMEMORATED WITH SPECIAL VERSION

The Lotus Elise 20th Anniversary Special Edition celebrates the unveiling of their lightweight two-seater at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September 1995.

20 years ago, the Lotus Elise revolutionised the sportscar world, for many, setting the benchmark for handling, purity of the driving experience, lightweight and efficiency. Its pioneering and advanced bonded aluminium chassis and over the years has improved and evolved and remains core to the Elise’s performance today.

Jean-Marc Gales, CEO of Group Lotus plc, welcomed the Elise 20th Anniversary model: “It is sometimes hard to believe that the Elise has been around for 20-years. It was ground-breaking when it More >

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NEW EDELBROCK CATALOGUE

Edelbrock has published the 2015 Edition of its Automotive Performance Catalogue, recently.

“This year’s catalogue features over 190 new products and we’ve expanded our popular Total Power Package Top End Kits to include sixteen new applications, which include some of the same combinations we’ve used on our crate engines for years.” said Edelbrock’s VP of Sales and Marketing, Steve Whipple.

Free Edelbrock catalogues can be ordered in print or on CD. Additionally, Edelbrock will continue to offer their catalogue in a media rich format that can be viewed online or with a smart phone/tablet, including all iPhone® and Android® based devices.

Get your More >

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GAME, SET AND MATCH

This self-contained Clarke 242-piece toolset and chest (CHT497) from Machine Mart offers really amazing value and will be a delight for any kitcar enthusiast or home mechanic keen on servicing and repair.

The kits features include: 25 assorted ¼in drive sockets including standard and deep reach sizes (metric 4-11mm, AF 5/32in – ½in), 36 assorted 3/8in drive sockets including standard and deep reach sizes (metric 9-19mm, AF 3/8in – 13/16in), eight standard ½in drive sockets (AF 7/16in – 7/8in) plus 21mm spark plug socket. Also included are three ratchet handles, three pliers, two extension bars and a ¼in x 3/8in adaptor, More >

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AIRTEX? NOT JUST A T-SHIRT!

Mini Spares is now able to offer their own reproduction of the Rover Airtex large impeller, higher capacity water pump.

The original has been unavailable since the Rover tooling was scrapped. Fitted with a PPS, glass-filled plastic impeller, as used by Jaguar and Aston Martin, it reduces weight on the bearing loading and has a triple lip seal, which gives  a better controlled flow rate through the rev range.

The pump is about 130gm lighter than the original pump and uses the rolled edge gasket facing developed by Rover for better sealing. Tested with coolant pumping at 10,000 rpm, with no detrimental More >

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NEW WHEEL IS A QUANTUM LEAP

With the mainstream motor manufacturers offering a wide choice of alloy wheels themselves, you have to offer something pretty special to tempt the owner to buy an aftermarket alloy.

Fortunately, the Italian brand, MOMO, has plenty of experience in producing stunning designs that go beyond what the mainstream would dare to offer – the new Quantum Evo is no exception.

This cutting edge alloy features dished spokes to make the wheels look even wider that they are, ultra-modern diamond cut spokes and the iconic ‘MOMO Italy’ centre cap as a badge of pedigree.

The Quantum Evo is available in matt anthracite and diamond More >

Welcome to totalkitcar online. If you're in the Detling, Kent area this Saturday (March 28), we'll be at the Heritage Transport show, so do come and see us in the main hall

STEVE SAYS – FRIDAY, MARCH 27, 2015

Welcome to totalkitcar online. If you're in the Detling, Kent area this Saturday (March 28), we'll be at the Heritage Transport show, so do come and see us in the main hall

Welcome to totalkitcar online……We’ll be at the Kent County Showground at Detling this Saturday (March 28), sadly for not one of John Cooke’s kitcar shows, but at the Heritage Transport show, which I’m told by the organisers, this year features a good number of kit and specialist cars, bolstered no doubt by the efforts of the Kent Kit Car Club and Kent Invicta hot rod brigade.

Doors open at 10am More >