DAVRIAN FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY

Fiftieth anniversary of Adrian Evans’ DAVRIAN marque to be celebrated in 2017 at Castle Combe…

THIS ONE CAME IN JUST AS WE CLOSED FOR CRIMBO!

Glad to hear that the fiftieth anniversary of the Davrian marque is to be commemorated and celebrated at Castle Combe Circuit as part of the Rally Action Day on September 23, 2017.

More details when we get them….in the meantime visit www.john.rawlins.com ENDS.

CERAMIC COATING

Gtechniq, the UK’s leading formulator of ceramic surface coatings will be releasing a new version of its bestselling coating to see-in the New Year.

The brand behind Crystal Serum and G1 ClearVision Smart Glass, is to release the latest version of EXO Ultra Durable Hybrid Coating for sale online and through all good – and no doubt, bad – independent detailing stockists, from early January 2017.

The much-anticipated EXO v3 now re-named Ultra Durable Hydrophobic Coating, boasts a new formula that combines the definitive hydrophobic function of its predecessor, with improved durability and resistance to water spot marks.

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GOODIES INSIDE

Edelbrock has just launched the 2017 edition of its Automotive Performance Catalogue.

“We have over 450 new products, making this the highest number introduced in one year! This year we’re excited to add the new Performer II Series carburettor. We have added new racing intake manifolds for the Chevrolet LS7 engine and a Super Victor intake for our LS-R cylinder heads. We have also expanded our E-Force Supercharger line to include new systems for popular Chrysler, Chevrolet, Ford, Jeep and the Mazda MX-5. We’re also excited to introduce the new Max-Fire Ignition product line to the Edelbrock family. Max-Fire spark plug More >

COME IN FROM THE RAIN (LOVE THAT WISHBONE ASH TRACK!)

Come in from the cold and warm up with Sealey’s new range of industrial PTC fan heaters.

Equipped with PTC heat conducting ceramic elements, these fan heaters achieve an instant, totally dry heat with no condensation. This series also benefits from having no gas, no fumes and no smell.

There are four models to choose from, ranging from 2000W-9000W. They all feature two thermostat controlled heat settings and also a fan only setting, this makes them ideal for industrial applications.

For further details or to view Sealey’s complete range visit www.sealey.co.uk or alternatively call their customer service department on 01284 757 500 ENDS.

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USE HEAT

This impressive little kit from Laser Tools (part number 6616) combines a convenient butane-powered heat-torch with a useful (72-piece) set of connectors that includes both heat shrink crimp and heat shrink solder joiners plus a selection of heat shrink crimp fork and eye terminals.

The compact and lightweight butane heat torch quickly and cleanly produces directional hot air, particularly suited to heat shrink tubing when making repairs to automotive wiring and cabling. Piezo ignition ignites instantly and the torch is soon up to working temperature. The clear gas reservoir enables the level of liquid butane to be seen.

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CRENDON REPLICAS UNDER NEW OWNERSHIP

Just as we closed the proverbial shutters for the week, we heard that the Crendon CR427 project has been taken over by Anthony Hale of Absolute Horsepower, a man well-known for building top quality Cobra replicas over the years including AKs and the UK-spec Factory Five 65 Roadsters that came here a few years back.

The Crendon marque was founded by the gentleman that is John Kerr way back in the late eighties after he’d built a particularly fine Southern Roadcraft SRV8 and then decided to set-up his own company, Crendon Replicas based in Aylesbury.

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WALKING THE PLANK

 

Get out and get under with these terrific, heavy duty plastic car ramps (part number 6793) and the super-practical under car body board (part number 6680), both designed to make life a little easier when accessing areas under the front or rear of your car.

The plastic car ramps have a 2.5 tonne capacity and raise the car by 158mm (6.25 inches) which gives an easy working height under the car. The generous 254mm (10 inches) width means even wide wheels can be accommodated. Although light in weight, the ramps are super stable and will hold the weight of the car More >

NICE ONE JACK!

 

Not content with releasing one new Quick Lift Jack, B-G Racing has just released a range of four different ones each designed for a particular form of racing.

The four products are ‘Rally Car’, ‘Track Saloon Car’, ‘Long Formula’ and ‘Small Formula’.

All feature a very low closed height and are designed to locate beneath the differential and front or rear chassis members, raising the car to a fixed height in one swift movement.

All the jacks are produced from high-grade mild steel with a durable silver grey powdercoated finish for longevity. Design detail includes an extra-long, detachable, shaped handle for excellent leverage and More >

THOROUGHBRED PONIES

Over in the USA the replica movement got a serious boost when the ‘Low Volume Motor Vehicle Manufacturers Act of 2015’ part of the far-reaching Highway Construction Bill, which came into force just over a year ago.

In a nutshell it means that low volume manufacturers in the USA can take advantage of the provision that allows them to build up to 325 replicas a year subject to federal regulatory oversight focussing on cars that are now over 25-years old.

One such manufacturer on a mission to make ‘old cars better’ is Orlando, Florida-based Revology Cars, who make three delicious-looking takes on More >

DON’T ADD WATER!

New car care brand, Smart Polish Pro has a very cool range of products that not only look and smell nice but actually go above and beyond the call of duty and make a real difference to your car’s appearance.

One that really impressed me is their Waterless Wash & Wax product that has been chemically-engineered to create a hydrophobic surface layer (‘beads’ basically!) on your bodywork that repels water for weeks at a time.

As it’s a waterless polish it is at its best without er, water. These types of polishes are superb if you don’t have access to a pressure More >