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A HYBRID COUPE CONCEPT

Latest concept from West Midlands-based, Rook Design, in association with Tribute Automotive, is the Diamond Back, which is a body conversion based on Mazda MX-5 Mk3. It combines a bit of Shelby Daytona Coupe at the front with classic sixties-inspired fastback at the rear.

If you fancy finding out more contact Rook Design at www.rookdesign.co.ukor 07716 467 684 ENDS.

COOL NEW ‘DICKIE DIRT’

2018 marks the 50th anniversary of the release of the first Mk1 Ford Escort, so to celebrate this milestone B-G Racing has produced a celebratory T-Shirt featuring a full-front screen-printed artwork of B-G Racing’s own iconic Mk1 Escort.

The shirts are made from pre-shrunk jersey with a regular fit. The quarter-turned body gets rid of any unsightly centre creases while a seamless collar and taped neck provide extra comfort and strength.

The shirts are fully machine washable and available in sizes S, M, L, XL, XXL and cost £14.99 each.

For more details call 01268 764 411 or visit www.bg-racing.co.uk ENDS.

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BRIGHT LIGHTS

Ring, the automotive workshop lighting experts, has launched a new slim-line inspection lamp to get light into even the narrowest gaps in the engine bay.

The RIL3800bhp MAGflex Slim is just 15mm deep, meaning that it can throw light into the hardest to reach spots, as well as providing a broad illumination for the entire engine bay.

It features a ‘chip-on-board’ (COB) 3w LEDs that emit up to 250-lumens, while the lamp’s white colour temperature – 6000K – provides a comfortable working light and includes a torch for a focused beam.

The MAGflex Slim also has a magnet for hands-free use and a More >

QUICK! IT’S ALL IN THE DETAILS

Ultimately when I choose car care products the way they work and perform is the prime reason for buying them but I have to be honest and say that lurid colours and lovely smells are also very important to me.

A company that I like and one of the many Scottish-based artisan car care houses is AM Details, founded and run by one of the UK’s gurus of such matters, Alan Medcraf.

Their products work just as they say they will are brightly coloured and have a lovely pong. Take their Quick Detailer Plus product, a vibrant bright yellow liquid that smells More >

SEALEY GET RAMPED UP

Sealey’s new three-tonne capacity ramps (per pair) are a new addition to the range. They are manufactured from durable polypropylene so are lightweight compared to standard metal models.

These ramps are designed to allow jacking access to suitable jacking points on the vehicle but are not intended to raise a vehicle enough for under vehicle servicing.

For further details or to view Sealey’s range visit www.sealey.co.uk or alternatively call their customer service department on 01284 757 500 ENDS.

SUPER DRYING AID FROM WO-WO

I decided to give my car a bit of a proper wash the other day, so I got the snowfoam and lance out and proceeded to let it do its job.

Once rinsed I used Wo-Wo’s Twin-Layer Drying Towel as I’d heard good things about them. I used to scoff at those who use such things but I have to say that if you want to avoid marring, water spots and/or swirl marks, get hold of one.

Wo-Wo’s towel is a double-thickness plush absorbent microfibre in a practical size of 40cm x 60cm. I’d have to say that it’s the best of More >

SAFER INDICATORS FOR CLASSIC ROADSTERS AND OTHER HISTORIC VEHICLES

Cars with semaphore turn-signal indicators have a great deal of charm and are of historical importance. However, flashing orange indicators at each corner of cars were developed for a reason, as they do a far better and safer job of signalling that the car is about to change direction.

Until recently, many beautiful period kitcars, classic and vintage vehicles used to routinely have extra orange lights bolted onto their elegant bodywork and the semaphore signalling arms were disconnected. Now, thankfully, we tend to be a little more sensitive to the need to keep these machines looking as they were intended to More >

RINSE OFF PAR EXCELLENCE

On the same day that I washed my car and used the Wo-Wo Drying Towel, I also decided to give a whirl to Wax Addicts’ Hydro Clay Rinse Spray.

These so-called rinse aids are the latest big thing. You basically spray them on your car immediately after you’ve washed and rinsed it and stand back and see how shiny and glossy it is.

That’s the theory and I’ve tried a few with missed results but as I was doing the job I remembered that the nice people at Wax Addict had sent me a bottle of their Rinse Spray to try. So, More >

THROTTLE BODIES FOR VW CROSSIE

Webcon has announced the launch of a complete throttle body set to suit the 2-litre VW crossflow engine as used in water-cooled Beetles and a few kitcars.

The set includes a new Webcon intake manifold, two x 45mm Alpha throttle bodies, four x genuine Weber PICO 250cc/m fuel injectors, Webcon throttle linkage system, throttle position sensor, air temperature sensor and air filter assembly.

The throttle body set is available as part number ATB514 and comes fully assembled and ready to bolt on. The set will work with any aftermarket engine management system.

ATB514 retails at £1258.80 inc VAT.

Available now from 01932 787 100 More >

SHALLOW DURATEC MANIFOLD IDEAL FOR KITCARS

 

The Ford Duratec engine has proven popular with tuners and kitcar builders alike and almost all conversions use throttle bodies or Weber DCOE carburettors.

For years Webcon has supplied a regular intake manifold, but in some instances space is at a premium and it is not possible to use the standard 75mm manifold.

Webcon now produces a manifold, part number MM5060, that is just 35mm deep so will facilitate fitment of carburettors or throttle bodies to installations where space is limited. MM5060 is superbly CNC-manufactured from billet Aluminium, is available from stock and is priced at £435.90 inc VAT.

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