With many classic and kitcar car owners changing to digital speedometers, Mini Spares now offers a drive adaptor that allows pre-1980 MIni owners to convert their speedometers to digital.

The unit fits directly on to the gearbox in place of the standard cable and produces a digital signal for use with any electronic speedometer using a 12- or 5-volt square wave pulse such as the Mini Spares electronic speedo 13H4443. 

Order as part number GSD1000 – this fits pre-1980 speedo drive pinions. Mini Spares also offer a similar drive for post-1980 Minis which can be ordered as GSD1001.

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MacG Racing, the UK’s sole distributor of the current AC Cobra brand, will be launching the first right-hand-drive MK VI at The Performance Car Show next week at the NEC in Birmingham …

Handbuilt in Germany, this is the first chance to see this version of the AC Cobra. AC Cars is one of the UK’s oldest car manufacturers and was first established in 1901 when John Weller set up a garage in London to realise a passion for building cars. It was in 1903 that Weller, with the backing of wealthy businessman John Portwine, helped bring the concept to reality More >


The Laser 6605 is a high-quality Sound Level Meter used for measurement of mechanical and environmental noise. It is a Class 2 Sound Level Meter designed to meet the requirements of IEC 61672-1. Typically, Class 2 Sound Level Meters are suitable for occupational noise measurements such as the UK Controls of Noise at Work Regulations or the OSHA Occupational Noise standards.

Thus it is ideal for occupational and industrial hygiene noise evaluations; noise at work surveys and noise exposure calculations; noise ordinance enforcement; machinery noise tests and general noise measurements.

The 6605 Sound Level Meter is capable of measuring sound in four different ranges, More >


The Pipercross air filter range is now one of the most comprehensive anywhere in the world, with fitment options for almost any model of car you care to mention. Thing is, the guys at Pipercross aren’t the type to sit back and rest on their laurels, and last year they were even busier than usual, developing a range of protective oversocks designed to fit snugly over the popular PX500 and PX600 range of filters to make them suitable for the most arduous of motorsport environments.

Get new socks for Christmas?

Made from a specially developed grade of blended foam, the oversocks have More >


Following its success around the globe, A9 Lubricant Technology heads to Autosport International next week as part of its UK launch. The engine and transmission lubricant, designed to increase performance and reduce engine wear, has been successfully used by teams at major international races, as well as UK racing team, Neil Fowler Motorsport.

Competing in the Historic Formula Ford Series, the most competitive club race series in existence, Race Team Director Neil Fowler has been a huge supporter of A9 Technology for the past nine years, with his team winning the Historic Formula Ford championship five times since 2001 and enjoying More >


New Bodywork, Wheels and Interior Collection pack from Autoglym is a thing of beauty. Not only does it look lovely in its heavy duty carrying case, but it contains a selection of the company’s acclaimed products guaranteed to help you keep your car(s) looking at their best in the body, wheel and interior departments.

Your £64 gets you Bodywork Shampoo Conditioner (325ml), Super Resin Polish (325ml), Extra Gloss Protection (325ml), Clean Wheels (500ml), Instant Tyre Dressing (300ml), Wheel Protector (300ml), Interior Shampoo (500ml), Fast Glass (500ml), Vinyl and Rubber Care (500ml) and a sponge, cloth and microfiber drying towel.

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Machine Mart’s new 516-page Autumn/Winter catalogue is available NOW. Ideal for checking out lots of goodies on which to spend your Christmas money!

Within you’ll find 1600 products on special offer plus myriad new products. You can get a copy via various methods but popping into one of their 65 retail branches around the UK is perhaps the easiest.

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In the modern sportscar accurate angle measurement is becoming more and more important, with engine and suspension components needing to be set up and maintained using accurate angle measuring instruments. This new digital inclinometer from Laser Tools (part number 6657) is a digital angle gauge or digital protractor and offers exceptional accuracy (±0.2º).

Equipped with a built-in magnet in the base, the 6657 is designed for measuring angles on metal and other surfaces, and is ideal for engine setting up (for example on Citroen/Peugeot variable valve timing setting and checking where an OEM special tool would be used), or for use More >


New from Ring Automotive is the A15 Inspection Lamp, which provides an impressive 430-lumens of light output and what Ring call 6000K colour temperature (this simulates the way natural light is illuminated they say). It features new-fangled COB LED technology, which means bright!

The A15 has a robust and tough construction, a combination of rubber and aluminium and can be recharged easily and used cordless making it highly practical, too.

You can hang it using the integrated hook, place it at weird angles thanks to the on-board multi-angle mechanism, plus enjoy the anti-slip ‘comfort grip’ magnetic base and an AC adaptor for More >


The good old cable tie is very hard to beat. A multitude of uses makes it an essential item around the house, garage and toolbox. In addition to the usual stuff I’ve heard of some imaginative uses for the humble strip of plastic…

Several people have tried to reinvent it but most have failed because they never offered anything over and above what a cable tie could. However, the RAPSTRAP could be the future of such things.

If it sounds familiar, that could be due to it appearing on TV’s Dragons Den several years ago and gaining investment to boot.

The Rapstrap is More >