SAD NEWS

Sad to hear that Zenos Cars has gone into administration although at the time of writing it was hoped that a saviour could be found to enable the Norfolk manufacturer to continue trading.

Their problems have been attributed to a recent downturn in trade with a cancelled overseas order not doing them any favours.

Co-founded by Ansar Ali and Mark Edwards, both ex-Caterham Cars, Zenos debuted their E10 model at Autosport International in January 2014, with Ford 2-litre GDI power, although that was soon joined by an EcoBoost version.

When Ali left – although he remained a shareholder, Edwards was in sole charge More >

STICK ‘EM UP!

Solve all your garage and workshop vehicle positioning problems with the new Hy-Jacks from Power-TEC (part number 92438). These seem like a good way of moving vehicles in confined areas; once fitted, they let the vehicle roll easily in any direction. Two Hy-Jacks permit a full 180-degree vehicle pivot, four Hy-Jacks give full manoeuvrability.

Sold in pairs, they lift the vehicle in seconds. The product is positioned around the tyre, then a few pumps of the hydraulic foot pedal progressively lifts the vehicle tyre between the rollers until the tyre lifts smoothly and quickly off the ground. The rollers touch only the tyre; More >

OUTER SHELL

GTechniq is one of my favourite car care brands and they make a wide range of products that do exactly what they say on the labels. No fancy colours or bubble gum smells.

For example, their G2 Liquid Crystal V3 sounds a bit scientific but is actually a fiendishly-clever product that helps your car’s bodywork stay clean for longer by giving it protection against both dirt and UV.

Fast and easy to use, G2 is the performance coating of choice among many professional detailers. A 500ml bottle costs £19 and is available from www.gtechniq.com ENDS.

SEE WHO BLINKS

Now here is a FANTASTIC product and one that is absolutely ideal for totalkitcar/tkc mag readers and kitcar enthusiasts in general. Have been using one a dual camera Blink system for a while now and it WORKS.

It concerns Blink, the affordable, wire-free, home security and HD video monitoring system, that it is now available in the UK.

Blink is a battery-powered home security and HD video monitoring system that’s simple to set up and use, giving peace of mind to people who worry about the security of their property while away. It provides a watchful eye and one-click connection to the More >

FLUID THINKING

Non-silicone based brake fluids absorb moisture over their service life and braking efficiency and safety is greatly reduced. As the level of moisture in the brake fluid increases, the boiling point gets lower, and the fluid cannot safely perform its vital function. Therefore the fluid should be tested, and the most efficient and accurate method of testing it is to actually measure its boiling point. The Laser Tools Brake Fluid Boiling Point Tester (part number 6802) is designed to measure the boiling point of brake fluid very quickly and with digital accuracy.

It works on all grades of brake fluid, the More >

SEALEY HAS THE POWER

Sealey is introducing their new CP1200 Power Tool series where one battery fits all. The 12V Series has been designed to make everyday tasks quick and easy. The quality slim, stylish and lightweight tools are powered by one interchangeable lithium battery that packs a punch.

Lithium-ion battery technology delivers better power and performance over traditional nickel-cadmium batteries. The Tools feature ergonomic composite housings with soft grips, making them comfortable and easy-to-use.

The range consists of the following options

CP1204- 3/8inSq Drive Impact Wrench 80Nm – body only

CP1201- Hammer Drill/Driver – body only

CP1202- 3/8inSq Drive Ratchet Wrench 45Nm- body only

CP1203-1/4in Hex Drive Impact Driver More >

MERLIN PUT THE BRAKES ON

For 2017 Merlin Motorsport now has the full and comprehensive range of Tilton brake system components all in stock.

Tilton has been designing and manufacturing brake parts for over 40-years. Often considered as leading the market for brake components in the motorsport world, Tilton products are manufactured to the highest industry standard.

The full range includes pedal box assemblies, master cylinder kits, bias cables, linkages and proportioning valves.

See the full range here TILTON BRAKE PRODUCTS ENDS.

A MEANS TO AN END

Not all hose ends are created equal, especially when it comes to dealing with modern alcohol-laced street gas and oxygenated race fuel. Fresh from the 2016 PRI Show, Fragola’s EZ Street Hose Ends are designed for use with today’s fuels—including E85, E98, and other ethanol/methanol blends—that can ruin ordinary hose ends.

EZ Street hose ends have a single nipple hose attachment and double Viton® O-rings for secure, leak-free connections. That helps eliminate fuel line permeation, which causes excessive fuel smell.  The hose ends feature a double-swivel design, making it easy to clock the fittings to the proper orientation on custom installations.

Combine More >

WOLFRACE ADD AERO

Keeping abreast of the changing fashions in the world of alloy wheels is a full-time job, so it’s no surprise that Wolfrace, a British success story and a stalwart of the industry since its creation way back in 1971, has a team of engineers dedicated to new and innovative designs.

The latest product to emerge from the Wolfrace ‘skunk works’ is the Aero, a ‘turbine style’ alloy that’s available in Wolfrace’s customary wide range of sizes, offsets, PCDs and finishes.

Part of Wolfrace’s well-regarded Eurosport portfolio, the Aero is dominated by its imposing spoke layout, with aggressive looking ‘vanes’ spiraling out from More >

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM WITH LUCAS OILS AND SHAKESPEARE COUNTY!

An agreement with Lucas Oil gives the US oil manufacturer branding rights over the left lane at the Shakespeare County Raceway. The move formalises a working relationship with the Warwickshire drag strip that stretches back for over five years.

Lucas Oil the US manufacturer of oils, lubricants and additives has confirmed that it will be an official sponsor of the left lane at Shakespeare County Raceway (SCR) next season.

Shakespeare County Raceway Event Manager, Jerry Cookson says that most of the teams already use Lucas Oil and because so many of them are sponsored in some form or another by the American More >