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Several years after they withdrew the GTM Libra and Spyder projects from sale, Westfield Sports Cars are planning to bring back heavily-revised versions in 2018 under the Westfield-GTM model name.

Visually the cars will still be familiar albeit with a few styling amendments but it’s under the skin where the big changes are coming. Out goes the monocoque tub, front and rear subframes and trailing arm suspension at the rear to be replaced by a spaceframe chassis and wishbone suspension, while engine choices will be Ford EcoBoost 2-litre, a hybrid and also full electric.

We’ll bring you more details as we have More >


Radiator and general cooling experts, Coolex Heat Transfer Ltd has just moved into new premises, a former ambulance station in the Daybrook suburb of Nottingham, while according to boss, Steve Parker, they’ve also added some real state of the art machinery, while they were at it.

They can now be found at – Former Ambulance Station, 1, Salop Street, Daybrook, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire. NG5 6HP and you can reach them on 0115 942 3344 or ENDS.


Damar International is one of the UK’s most trusted suppliers of professional grade tools, toolboxes, and other essential automotive hardware, yet the firm is also able to supply an array of equally important yet all too often ignored products, including its latest offering, Worx All Natural Hand Cleaner, which has been the hand cleaner of choice in the TKC/totalkitcar workshop for several years, now.

It’s all too easy for mechanics and automotive technicians to overlook, or at least forget, the fact that they work with potentially harmful substances on a daily basis. Every car, from the oldest to the most immaculate, More >


The manual impact driver is a quick and trusted solution for corroded or frozen fixings, for example, over-torqued wheel nuts. The newly introduced Impact Power Bar (part number 6946) from Laser Tools offers advantages over the traditional impact driver.

While keeping your hand well away from the hammer, the 370mm bar places increased leverage on the fastener. Much more leverage than can be applied with a standard impact driver. This keeps the socket or driver bit snug against the fastener and stops rebound so that the full force of the hammer impact is transmitted.

It’s especially useful with smaller fasteners — you More >


The Raptor chassis protectant product has already come to the rescue of VW restorers with their range of protective coatings, and now they’ve released a world-beating Epoxy Primer to complement it.

Tested with 1000 hours’ worth of salt water spray, this paint on preserver can be used in conjunction with any top coat, not just Raptor.  Available from parts specialists VW Heritage, it is sold in 1-litre and 5-litre tins and a little is said to go a long way.

Treat individual components or an entire chassis, the choice is yours and a VW Heritage spokesperson told me: “You won’t find a More >


This new high output Clarke IG3500F inverter generator from Machine Mart is ideal for trade and leisure use, providing a stable ready source of electrical power.

It delivers a 3400W max output and 3200W continuous-rated power via 2x230V AC and 1x12V/8A DC outputs. It also features an easy start 4-stroke, 5.5HP, 208cc engine with an Eco-throttle system for greater fuel efficiency.

With reduced running costs and a minimum noise level of only 96dB, it also features a handy fuel gauge. Featuring ‘Sine Wave Technology’ it ensures the delivery of clean and stable power, vital when running sensitive electrical/electronic equipment such as TVs, More >


Rust is a formidable opponent. When battling the onslaught of iron oxide, it pays to choose your protection from a proven source like Dupli-Color. Using 80-years of automotive coating expertise and its exclusive rust prevention technology, Dupli-Color makes Rust Barrier Coatings that effectively seal corrosion.

These professional-grade coatings create an abrasion- and impact-resistant, flexible rubberised finish that looks great and is hard to penetrate. Simply apply the coating directly over rusted or bare metal surfaces by brush, roller, HVLP spray gun, or aerosol can.

Wait an hour and the surface is dry to the touch; in three hours the surface is ready for More >


A tasty offer from coffee on the go maestros, Handpresso is the Handcoffee Auto. An ideal Christmas gift for and superb for long drives when you can’t always get to a coffee shop and/or need a break.

Handcoffee Auto makes it possible to prepare 80 to 110 ml coffees with soft Senseo® type pods. Easy and convenient, you prepare your coffee in a maximum of four minutes without leaving your vehicle. You stop whenever or wherever you want.

After use, you store it all in its bag so you always have the machine, pods, and cups close at hand. It retails at More >



The drink drive breathalyser was 50-years old recently. Police carried out the first roadside breath test on a motorist in Shropshire on October 8, 1967.

Prior to that, the criteria for prosecution were somewhat less scientific – whether you could touch your nose with your eyes shut, walk in a straight line or stand on one leg.

Back in 1967 there were 1640 road fatalities attributed to alcohol. Since then, there’s been an eight-fold reduction in the number of deaths alongside a dramatic increase in car ownership.

But 200 people a year still die in accidents where at least one driver is over More >


We hate to be the bearers of bad news, but the British summer is already over, it’s already autumn and it’ll be winter before you know it, a season dominated by driving rain, freezing conditions and the odd bit of snow. Said conditions can be incredibly harmful to cars, especially if they’re older or ‘classic’ in nature, hence why Autoglym recommends applying a layer of High Definition (HD) Wax as an additional, last line of defense against the British winter.

Many people fail to realise that while it’s undoubtedly true that winter weather has the potential to degrade your car’s bodywork, More >