NEW MODEL ROUND-UP STONELEIGH 2013 – ALL THE FUN OF THE FAIR

Here’s a list of what we can expect to see launched at the National Kit Car Motor Show this weekend:

AB Performance – Big launch of the Sabre G2 from the Suffolk-based company run by bike engine maestro, Andy Bates now backed, of course, by businessman, Peter Jones of Dragons Den fame. Along with the car Andy will be displaying a chassis, wishbone kit aero section and other examples of his expertise. Should be a hive of activity that stand…

Backdraft Racing – Superb South African-made Cobra replica. The idea is to market the cars here. In the meantime, the star of the feature we did on the company in our March/April issue will be on the tkc mag/totalkitcar stand at the show – Hall 1; Stand 66…

BACKDRAFT COBRA REPLICA

Colani GT – An intriguing replica of a 1960 Swiss kitcar from Ribble Kits & Classics who purchased the Sammio operation late in 2012. This version is based on Volkswagen Beetle.

COLANI GT

DeHavilland Motor Company – Show debut for this Suffolk manufacturer with their MGF-based Dino-esque body conversion.

DeHavilland DHC GT

DNA DN8 – This exotic body conversion will cause a big stir.

FRS Motorsport S3 – Now, the FRS S2 is one of the finest kitcars I’ve ever driven, forgetting the fact that it has three wheels. Some questioned the styling BUT apparently I’m assured by the skilled artisan that is Fred Reeves, the car’s creator that a restyled version will take its bow at Stoneleigh…

Jakabi JA8 – Exciting body conversion from a skilled car designer, it’s hoped that the Jakabi may make an appearance at the show.

JAKABI JA8

MEVX5 – Former MEV kit now resurrected by Melton Mowbray-based, Mark Wotton.

MEVX5 RE-LAUNCH

Racekits Falcon – LMP-orientated single seater with power from Fiat Punto 1250cc engine.

RACEKITS FALCON

Replicar DBR1 – Another innovative design from Stuart Mills of MEV, a classic replica based on Mazda MX-5. Plus, the company will also have the finished version of the new hardtop for the MEVSTER model.

REPLICAR DBR1

NEW TOP FOR NEW-ISH MEVSTER

Roadrunner LM1 – New LMP style kit from Roadrunner Racing. If it’s half as good as their Mazda MX-5-based LSIS, SR2, it’s going to be a cracker.

RPS – New MGB body conversion kit from ex-GCS Cars man, Garry Hutton.

RPS MGB BODY CONVERSION

Sylva Vectis – Any new product from Jeremy Phillips is noteworthy. His latest offering, the Vectis is based.

MGF-Based SYLVA VECTIS

2CV Shop – Mehari replica from the well-known one-stop-shop for 2CV enthusiasts.

Tribute MRS200 – a new body conversion based on Toyota MR2 Mk3 that’s a replica of the Ford RS200.

TRIBUTE MRS200

Vortex V2 – We should the completed version of Chris Greville-Smith’s exciting new model powered by Ford EcoBoost, at the show.

VORTEX V2

XCS Cobra – Cannot wait to see Peter Walker and Gary Sanders’ delightful ‘no compromise’ XCS Cobra replica in completed form. I’ve been party to its existence for a couple of years and indeed, was privileged to see it in un-painted form. This one is going to be a corker…

XCS COBRA REPLICA

XMoor Cars – New home for the Sylva Riot from serial kitcar enthusiast, Miles Southerton.

These are the new models we believe will be unveiled this year at Stoneleigh. If one that you are interested in doesn’t turn-up please don’t get the hump with us. Likewise, there could well be a few ‘up-the-sleeve’ surprises that creep in under the radar. All in more detail next Friday…

2013 promises to be a bumper Stoneleigh – Here’s to it…