North Yorkshire-based MNR Ltd, run by father and son team, Chris and Mark Nordon, has sold a steady number of their VortX kits since it first appeared in 2005 and can offer a Ford Sierra-based package and also BMW 3-Series and Mazda MX-5-based variants, too.
They recently launched their LMP, fully-clothed Le Mans-inspired kit onto the market to positive reaction. Another arrival to their stable, the GM, has been developed in conjunction with customer and 750 Motor Club RGB championship racer, Austin Greenway and his dad, Ken.
Austin wanted a flowing and streamlined body for his VortX chassis and so set about More >
When Ron Champion’s ‘Let’s Build a Sportscar for £250’ Locost book hit the shelves in 1998, it sold in massive numbers, in specialist car-related reading material is concerned and also spawned several manufacturers set-up (at least initially) to provide a variety of parts such as wishbones, chassis and kit packages to help people inspired by the book.
Names such as Stuart Taylor Motorsport, Martin Keenan’s MK Sportscars and Luego Sportscars, quickly became established and went onto sell a lot of Loco, Indy and Velocity kits as a result.
The publisher of Ron’s book, Haynes Publishing, later published the Haynes Roadster book, written More >
Although based on the well-proven multi-plate principle, these differentials have unique features of detailed design, which make them unusually progressive in action although remaining extremely compact.
They can be used in installations where space is tricky and where fitting a limited slip differential is not possible.
All Gripper products are built using latest technology and ‘quiet’ plates and their performance and durability has been validated both by extensive testing and by successful use on track and also the rally stage.
They can be set up with varying More >
Murtyl Products is a new brand of skin products, created by Dr Chris Pearson, which are blended to be as gentle as possible on the skin, with a scent that evokes memories of the motoring heroes from yesteryear.
Drawing from a traditional medicine background, specific essential oils have been blended into each product to provide natural moisture of the skin. Throughout history it has been known that specific oils are good for certain ailments.
The Murtyl range combines that traditionalistic knowledge with a truly unique fragrance designed to take people back to those historic trackdays and the smells that were associated with More >
Burton Power now offer a timewarp replica of the original Springalex deep dish steering wheel as fitted to my dad’s Mk1 3-litre Capri back in the day.
However, when compared to the original Ford supplied Springalex wheel – fitted to rally pack Mk1 Escort models – the rim of the replica is slightly thicker, other than that it is a perfect likeness.
The Springalex replica comes with brushed finish, black anodised, aluminium spokes, riveted to a painted steel centre boss, More >
New from Gunson are these traditional oiled leather tool rolls, extremely durable yet supple, holding eight, combination spanners, manufactured in satin finished chrome vanadium.
Part no 77125 is the metric version; with 8, 9, 10, 11, 13, 14, 17 and 19mm sizes are included.
Part no 77126 features imperial sizes: 1/4in, 5/16in, 3/8in, 7/16in, 1/2in, 9/16in, 11/16in and 3/4in.
Ideal for the kit, specialist or classic car owner who appreciates fine tools, these leather tool rolls have a metal More >
Sealey Tool’s new range of colourful Tool Chests and Rollcabs will brighten all workshops and garages, just like the zesty Green model, which has now sold, launched in 2013!
Heavy gauge steel construction gives strength and durability, while the 45mm ball-bearing runners provide superior performance and are able to carry heavier loads. A full rear height locking mechanism makes sure that all full-length drawers can be locked to keep contents secure, alongside cylinder locks for More >
Welcome to totalkitcar online………Geneva Motor Show week and although it’s easy to become a little weary of old school, static motorshows, the Swiss event remains a bit different and hugely important to the motoring industry.
In addition to being a massive event, featuring lots of new model launches from mainstream manufacturers, it is always a magnet for specialist manufacturers and design teams, many of whom are of the properly bonkers variety.
Westfield Sportscars is reporting good interest in their MEGA-S2000 kit package that is sold as a complete kit package that features everything you need to build a car apart from the Honda S2000 F20a 2-litre i-VTEC engine, still the world’s most powerful normally aspirated, production 2-litre four cylinder engine that produces 243bhp and six-speed gearbox.
The price of £13,999 inc VAT includes epoxy-coated spaceframe chassis, GRP body with aeroscreens, roll-bar, suspension components front and rear, brake parts, engine/transmission fitting kit, ECU, wiring loom, re-conditioned differential, propshaft, aluminium radiator, cooling fan, More >
Latest makers of a Classic Mini Clubman bike engine conversion hails from Mintro of Worcester, specialists in the restoration and tuning of the iconic little car, and their Suzuki Hayabusa conversion is sold under the BusaMini.com banner.
What looks like a very neat package consists of a replacement powdercoated Mini front subframe assembly featuring front wheel drive and a drive box incorporating limited slip diff that takes standard front discs and hubs, with power coming from a Hayabusa engine plus a reverse gear, new front driveshafts, billet clutch slave cylinder, braided hoses, gearchange cables, water pump housing and steering rack. The More >