Steve Says


WELCOME to totalkitcar online

Welcome to totalkitcar online…….I was very sad to learn of the death of Haynes Publishing founder, John H Haynes, OBE, recently, after a short illness.

Born in Sri Lanka in 1938, publishing was in John’s blood with his first home-produced booklet ‘Building A 750cc Special’ selling out from a little advert in Motor Sport magazine. “I produced 250 copies and did all the illustrations myself. I sold the lot in ten days at five bob (25p) each,” he told me once.

The first Haynes Manual on the Frogeye Sprite appeared in 1966 and since then Haynes Publishing has sold 200-million More >


WELCOME to totalkitcar online

Welcome to totalkitcar online…If it’s January then it must be time for the Autosport International show, and we’ll be Birmingham’s ‘sunny’ NEC this week.

The kitcar industry will be well-represented as always with the likes of MEV, Severn Sportscars and Great British Sportscars, flying the flag along with the 750 Motor Club hosting several kitcar manufacturers of a motorsport bent such as Aardvark, Spire, AB Performance, Aries and Mittell (who’ll be launching a new model at the show).

There are always kitcar manufacturers to be found waving the flag at Autosport International

Plenty of horsepower at Autosport

You’ll always find curiosities More >


If you’re planning on changing the engine oil on your pride and joy over the weekend, then make the job easier on yourself by picking up one of these Oil Drain Kits from Laser Tools (part number 6087) when you buy your engine oil.

The kit includes a generous 6-litre capacity oil drain pan made from tough polypropylene that can be used again and again. Also included is a generously sized oil absorbing mat (500mm x 400mm) that will absorb oil, brake fluid and other petroleum-based fluids but repels water-based fluids and keeps the garage floor (or driveway!) tidy, plus a More >


WELCOME TO TOTALKITCAR ONLINE ………I hope you’ve been having a great week and that despite the often inclement weather you had a superb weekend. The sight of 1000 boats parading down the Thames brought a lump to my throat, particularly the Dunkirk ‘Little Ships’. Fab.

SNIPPETS 1…….. SHOW UPDATE – NEWARK – Hopefully building on the buzz from Stoneleigh, this year’s Newark show seems set to be a corker with both Razor and Penguin Buckland B3 Mk2 due to appear at the event, which takes place on June 16/17 at NEWARK & NOTTS SHOWGROUND…organiser Kevin Musson tells me that latest additions to the exhibitor’s More >