Everyone knows that Hawk Cars produce superb replicas of various Cobras and also a Lancia Stratos. The company’s MD, Gerry Hawkridge is well known for his high standards, eye for detail and encyclopaedic knowledge of classic sixties cars, particularly those of a Cobra and/or exotic slant.

He’s recently launched what can perhaps be regarded as his crowning glory, a Hawk Coupe replica that is period correct and accurate in every way. Just six of the Shelby Daytona Coupes were built for racing between 1964-65. The late Carroll Shelby giving his designer, Peter Brock the brief to design a GT car that More >


Here’s a cracking product, a sealant with a difference.

A sealant should be applied to your paintwork after you’ve washed, clayed and thoroughly decontaminated the body and it should ideally be applied before a coat of wax. However, if you are doing an in-between clean some of them have decent levels of gloss and so can be used a standalone product, such as Glass Canopy Liquid Sealant, by Infinity Wax.

If you do use a wax over a decent sealant, however, the results can be spectacular and you could feasibly get paint protection that lasts up to a year. This one, blended More >


Mini Spares can now offer reconditioned four-speed rod change gearboxes with a choice of helical or straight cut gears. These ‘boxes have undergone a full rebuild using original type high-quality bearings, seals and gaskets.

The gearboxes are equipped with the Evolution Clubman Gear Set (C-STN39), competition steel baulk rings (C-22A1741), central oil pick-up pipe (C-AHT54) and Mini Spares’ X-Pin differential (C-AJJ3385) and come with a six-month parts guarantee.

Exchange price: £1380.00 inc VAT (Plus a £250 surcharge if customer’s exchange gearbox is not fully serviceable, complete or is otherwise unsuitable for reconditioning).

For more details contact 01707 607 700 or visit www.minispares.com ENDS.

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Clamping Washers are used by many manufacturers to hold stuff like underbody heat shields and sound deadening materials, in place.

They are lightweight, sprung-steel washers that push on to and grip a simple, coarsely threaded stud that is permanently attached to the vehicle body. Unfortunately, they can be tricky to remove once corroded without breaking them or bending the stud.

This useful clamping washer tool (part number 7347) has been specifically developed to make the removal and fitting of these clamping washers and easy and straightforward task.

Designed for the 32mm diameter washers, the two steel pins engage with the washer and allow More >


Sealey’s NEW Premier range of industrial high-velocity drum fans are available in 24in, 30in and 36in diameters.

The high-efficiency fans, which have an improved motor and blade design, provide a higher velocity, with up to 30 per cent more area coverage and reach.

The robust units are constructed from a heavy-duty gauge steel casing, guard and frame. Easy positioning by using the handle, wheels and tilt function cradle stand allows the control of airflow where it is needed.

The carefully balanced and fully guarded blades provide safe operation in an industrial, commercial, agricultural, automotive or showroom application. The models are fitted with fully More >


The legend of MOMO is reborn with the MOMO California Wood steering wheel. 

The classically styled Californian Wood is, as its name implies, made from genuine mahogany that is accented with polished chrome spokes and features the MOMO Heritage logo on the horn button as proof of its authenticity.

This beautiful classic steering wheel reflects the true heritage of MOMO, harking all the way back to the company’s beginnings in 1964. Class, quality and style and is priced at £395.99 inc VAT.

Find more details at the other end of 01268 764 411 or via www.momo-uk.co.uk ENDS.


Most of us are all too familiar with the sound of a metallic rattling coming from under a vehicle. All too often it’s the catalytic converter shield hanging off and dragging on the road.

Catalytic converters are expensive to replace so the shield is important. If your vehicle doesn’t have a CAT-shield or it is rusting away DEI offers an easy and less expensive solution, a universal-fit catalytic converter shield.

Catalytic converters get extremely hot and without a shield, a vehicle is vulnerable to oil or grease landing on the converter creating a fire risk. Parking on dry grass or leaves is More >


I ran out of my preferred metal polishes the other day and only had a tube of T-Cut Original Metal Polish to hand that they’d sent me to try so I put that through its paces.

Actually, I was pleasantly surprised at the way it removed grease and heavy oxidation from the copper saucepan I was trying to clean. It can also be used on chrome, nickel, stainless steel, aluminium amongst others and it also gave the pan a bit of shine and lustre.

I’ve subsequently used it on a tarnished exhaust pipe along with Meguiar’s All Purpose Cleaner and it worked More >


New from Machine Mart are these excellent value Jetstar pressure washers, which offer good performance and real value for money.

Two models are available –

Jetstar 1850

Motor power 1400W

Max. Pump Pressure 1522psi/105bar

Water flow 360ltr/hr

Hose Length 5m

Weight 5.45kg

Includes dispenser bottle

Only £71.98 inc VAT

Jetstar 1950

Motor power 1600W

Max. Pump Pressure 1950psi/134bar

Water Flow 390ltr/hr

Hose Length 5m

Weight 8.4kg

Includes integral detergent tank

Telescopic handle

Large 160mm spoked wheels for easy manoeuvrability


Only £107.98 inc VAT


More information from www.machinemart.co.ukENDS.


Northern Ireland-based brand Mynt Automotive make a cool range of products for the detailing enthusiast and recently I had the chance to try out their No.7 Interior Detailer, which has a glorious, deep cherry scent without being artificial like some of those horrid vaping fragrances.

However, what it does very well is lift dust and greasy finger marks and gives the dashboard a very pleasant factory-finish sheen. It also seemed to last a long time too, managing to repel all but the heaviest dust.

A 500gm spray bottle tin costs £12.95 and is available from www.myntautomotive.co.uk ENDS.