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FAST MUSEUM

World of Speed, a non-profit motorsports exposition, run by tkc mag contributor, and former Custom Car editor, Tony Thacker has purchased an 80,000 sq/ft  building in Wilsonville, Oregon., as the permanent home for  a motor racing and performance car tourism destination.

“We’ve been looking for a home for nearly a year,” said Thacker, executive director, of World of Speed. “Our vision is to showcase our amazing car collection in a destination tourist attraction that supports the visitor industry, and inspires young people to explore career opportunities in the automotive industry in a fun and exciting environment.”

World of Speed’s collection is comprised of More >

SUZUKI-POWER FOR CATERHAM

In a surprise move, Caterham Cars’ soon-to-be-released, all-new entry-level Seven will be powered by a 660cc, three-cylinder turbocharged engine manufactured by Suzuki Motor Corporation – the smallest and most efficient engine ever installed in a Seven.

The new vehicle uses 21st Century engineering to pay homage to early incarnations of the iconic Seven by utilising a super-compact and lightweight turbocharged engine to ‘add lightness’ like no other Seven in recent times.

The ultra-efficient, downsized engine matched with an equally compact Suzuki five-speed gearbox, has been adapted by Caterham Technology & Innovation (CTI) – Caterham Group’s engineering division – to complement a re-engineered More >

I LIKE VELOCITY STACKS

Jenvey Dynamics has just launched their TFP range of throttle bodies, which have been designed specifically to replace downdraft carburettors to facilitate a conversion to EFi.

These throttle bodies are suitable for a wide range of applications although ‘V’ configuration engines immediately spring to mind. In fact they are suitable for almost any downdraft application subject to there being a suitable manifold available.

The TFP range has a bore spacing of 90mm making them compatible with the regular Weber IDF- type manifolds. Jenvey TFP throttle bodies range from 40mm to 50mm bore.

A single body retails at £274.80 inc VAT with a pair More >

3J SHIFT UP ANOTHER GEAR

Although only operational since July 2012, 3J Driveline Ltd, has not only developed a fine range of products under their NXG banner, but they’ve opened a European distribution centre in the Netherlands and have this week, announced the opening of 3J Driveline America.

3J MD, Dan Jones, said: “British motorsport engineering companies produce some of the highest quality products available in the world today, and I’m pleased to say that 3J Driveline is one of them.

“The USA motorsport market is one that I have always envisaged my products sitting well with as its  ‘requirements’ and our company share a common philosophy: R&D for More >

IT’S A WRAP

Frost’s new Liquid Wrap can help give your car a brand new look and at the same time protects the bodywork from stone-chips and potential damage from bad weather conditions.

The product is a flexible liquid coating applied to the vehicle in numerous coats to build up to a professional finish, not only visually, but as a protection for the original paintwork, alloy, plastic, rubber or any exterior or interior surface, to which it is applied.

Liquid Wrap is specially designed to be sprayed-on – Unlike Plasti Dip texture, you don’t need to use any extra thinners to give a thin air-brushed More >

PRODUCTION NOT PROTOTYPE

MOMO’s new retro-look Prototipo steering wheel takes us back to the early days of MOMO wheels of the seventies, however despite its paean to the past it would be equally at home on a classic, a kitcar or a racecar, of today.

The Prototipo is produced from leather and aluminium to achieve a unique design and style. The sculpted grip section offers that distinctive MOMO driving sensation features a full leather rim with contrasting stitch detailing, wide rim for improved grip, machined centre spoke and MOMO horn push.

The Prototipo is available in 350mm diameter and a choice of black or natural More >

THIS MAKES SENSE

Webcon has announced the re-introduction of the genuine Weber type PF07/03 throttle position sensor that wears part number WTP029 is available now priced at £78 inc VAT.

More information from 01932 787 100 or visit www.webcon.co.uk ENDS.

CATALOGUE SHOPPING

Facom, Europe’s leading hand tool manufacturer, has launched its latest catalogue and accompanying digital application.

The company, now in its 95th year, has designed the F13 catalogue to be extremely comprehensive while remaining user-friendly and informative. More than just a list of tools and prices, the catalogue’s layout allows customers to search for tools by their particular sector, as well as the more traditional method of searching by tool type.

The principle aim of the new catalogue is to support professionals in their drive to increase effectiveness and productivity. In order to achieve this, Facom has thoroughly researched the markets it serves. More >

IT’S IN THE CABINET

Mac Tools celebrates 75 years with a completely new toolbox, designed by mechanics for mechanics.

The MB7500 toolbox stack is a substantial new double-wall construction toolbox from Mac Tools with over 29,200 cubic inches of useable storage space available.

Starting with the top box, the lid features heavy-duty gas struts, which enable easy opening and closing. Immediately below is an extra deep (135 mm) top compartment, designed to hold larger tools, sited above eight drawers.

The bottom roller cabinet is supplied with 13 drawers as standard (one full width, eight shallow, two large and two extra large). For convenience, the largest drawers on both More >

COOL CUSTOMERS AT GOODWOOD

Road Track Race recently enjoyed a superb time at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed and their range of kitcars received excellent feedback from the 190,000 crowd.

The company even themed one of their tR1kes to suit the occasion and decided on a retro look. After looking at several classic sixties racecars, especially the Lotus 49, they came up with the stunning design pictured here.

Black panels were chosen to give a clean look and the nosecone was then decorated with yellow, a fine red pinstripe and lucky No.7 racing numbers.

Meanwhile, the company’s Sonic demonstrator is currently for sale, so they also More >