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RISING AGAIN

Of all the many kitcars designed by Stuart Mills, the Mevster was always one of my favourites so I’m very pleased to hear that it’s about to make a comeback as the Phoenix5 from Sheffield-based Phoenix Kit Cars (that name must be one of the most frequently used over the years), run by Adrian O’Connor.

Adrian will be debuting his new venture at Stoneleigh 2017 and his display will feature Stuart’s original demonstrator as well as his newly revised chassis. That’s the only initial change as the car will remain unaltered visually.

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ROCK, CARBON, STONE!?

Rock Oil make products I like. The Warrington-based oil company, in the throes of building a completely new office, storage and yard complex has also launched a new oil that will greatly appeal to owners of kitcars. It’s called Rock Oil Carbon and has performed scarily well in testing that the company has undertaken.

Rock Oil claim that it is the ‘ultimate competition oil’ so trackdays and motorsport will be its natural attractions but highly-powered kitcars used on the road will be ideal, too. Prices start at £*** for a five-litre pack. 

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DO YOU STILL NEED STABILISERS ON THAT BIKE?

Improving the already semi-legendary handing properties of the Mazda MX-5 is a popular pastime, with many owners investing heavily in advanced coil-over kits, uprated mounts and bushes, braces and bars, many of which MX5parts can supply through its website.

Those Mk2/NB owners seeking the last word in chassis finesse will no doubt be over the moon to learn that said website recently gained a new product, a Kenauto Rear Stabiliser Bar designed specifically for the second-generation MX-5 by Kenauto Japan.

Effectively and securely linking together the sides of a car, even one as light and well-designed as the MX-5, is a sure-fire More >

LIKE AN ARROW

The latest MOMO Spider alloy wheel features a dramatic arachnoid-like spoke arrangement with the MOMO ‘Arrow’ centre-cap at its heart as proof of its pedigree.

The Spider comes finished in matt black with diamond cut alloy spokes and is available in 19in or 20in diameters with staggered widths options available. Only five-stud fitments are available.

Prices start at £269.99 inc VAT and to find your nearest MOMO Alloy dealer visit www.momo-uk.co.uk or call 01268 764 411 ENDS.

CHIPS REALLY ARE GOOD FOR YOU!

If you’re looking for the best way to unlock your vehicle’s power reserves then you could do worse than RaceChip Ultimate.

The driving experience is said to be more intense and emotive throughout the rev range with obvious improvements to the power and torque figures.

With premium components, the latest version of the RaceChip optimisation software is specially designed for your car. It comes complete with a comprehensive service package that includes both a two-year engine warranty* and a five-year product warranty.

For more details contact Brown & Geeson Ltd on 01268 764 411 or visit www.b-gdirect.com ENDS.

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INJECT THE PETROL

Webcon has announced the introduction of the Weber Marelli PICO type IWP189 Injector.

This is a direct replacement and upgrade for the 480cc/m PICO type IWP069 as fitted to Ducati, Moto Guzzi and many aftermarket applications. The IWP189 features twelve holes for enhanced atomisation, plus an increased flow rate of 510cc/m.

The IWP189 injector can be ordered as Webcon stock code WFI223 priced at £140.47 inc VAT.

All Weber PICO injectors sold by Webcon are genuine Marelli products supplied direct from its factory in Italy. Available now from 01932 787 100 or www.webcon.co.uk ENDS.

DEEP CLEAN

When you want to give your car’s bodywork a thorough cleanse and wax, it’s important that you remove all traces of old wax and polish from its surface. Lots of IPAs and panel wipes claim to get rid of it, but don’t.

You can always ‘clay’ the surface and that will do the job nicely but can be a bit time consuming. Autobrite Direct’s Wax Off strips off all traces of old polish and wax and a little goes a long way as depending on the levels of crud you can dilute it 10:1.

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OOOH NICE – ANOTHER TKC MAG EXCLUSIVE. OH YES IT IS…

The Peter Stevens-designed Barchetta 595 is a little gem of a kitcar and is soon to return in kit form. We’ve been keeping you updated with developments over the recent months and will have the EXCLUSIVE FIRST ROAD TEST FEATURE in the July/August issue of TKC Mag.

New company, Bespoke Vehicle Developments, has been busy on the re-named 595S, aided by the engineering expertise on the new chassis by Steve Milburn of Speed 3 Automotive and as a result although the footprint is shared with the original and visually you’d find it hard to tell the two apart, under the skin More >

SPIT AND POLISH

Regular reader of TKC Mag and totalkitcar.com, Tomasz Ferdek is an enthusiast from Poland who has managed to overcome some real health issues showing incredible strength of character and resolve.

I first met, Tomasz, who hails from Poland at our totalkitcar LIVE event at Brands Hatch in November 2014 when he also told me about the kitcar that he was building with the aim of offering commercially available ‘replica’ kits.

Well, he’s only gone and finished it and what’s more will be proudly showing his ‘Kozmo’ demonstrator at this year’s National Kit Car Motor Show. It features an original design, which is More >

3D PRINTING. NOW THAT’S TRICK

If ever a process was ideally suited to the world of kitcars it has to be 3D printing. Small batch components, or obsolete stuff that’s rarer than a quarter light for a Gordon Keeble.

Brilliant. So, what’s the catch? Well, price. It is still unbelievably expensive. Or is it? Work out the cost of a one-off component that has to be tooled-up for or cast or is completely unobtainable and the cost per unit can be more palatable.

One kitcar manufacturer, Vortex Automotive, run by Chris Greville Smith has really grasped 3D printing and has had some new mirror casings made for More >