GREAT FOR QUICK DETAILING

Quick Detailer is a quick-application dust and fingerprint remover offered by Power Maxed, vehicle care brand, as part of their detailing range.

Applied by spraying directly onto the surface to be cleaned or onto a microfibre cloth and wiped across a reasonably dirt-free surface, Quick Detailer is ideal for removing dust, fingerprints, bird droppings and water spots.

It’s designed for perfecting the cleanliness of a vehicle before meetings and the like, but can also be used at stages of the valeting or detailing processes, such as removing Tar Off and assisting with the buffing of polish and wax.

A light detergent, Quick Detailer More >

NOT JUST FOR NIGHTWATCHMEN

Sealey’s new SMD LED Rechargeable Lantern with Wireless Speaker is constructed from a sturdy composite case and incorporates a hanging/carrying handle.

It produces up to 360 lumens through the ten SMD LEDs and features three selectable light settings. It can connect wirelessly to your phone for hours of playback through the built-in speaker, which is powered by a 3.7V 2.6Ah rechargeable Lithium-ion battery.

The lamp is supplied with a USB charging cable.

For further details visit www.sealey.co.ukor alternatively call their customer service department on 01284 757 500 ENDS.

HEAVY DUTY WASH

Machine Mart’s new range of heavy duty petrol-driven Clarke pressure washers are built for tough daily use by garages, fleet operators, contractors and more

These models are built with a tough protective steel frame, folding handles for compact storage and BIG pneumatic tyres for easy mobility on uneven ground.

Features include a professional style hose and lance with high/low/pencil adjustments, which deliver up to 260-bar of pressure, along with a detergent pick up hose with filter.

A unique feature exclusive to this range is that these models can draw their own water from a water butt/ barrel – great for use in remote More >

CHEW OVER THIS GUM

Like a puncture, a hole in your exhaust can occur very unexpectedly and are just as annoying. Some people make the mistake of seeing a small hole and leaving it, but they can grow quickly and before you know it can develop into a big problem.

The resulting errant fumes can mess up emissions and cause possible other damage to your car, but replacing a back-box or complete exhaust system can be costly. It usually happens to me when I have a couple of car taxes to pay for or have another big bill due.

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STICK ONE ON THE BRACKET

If you’ve ever had to change a fuel filter on an injection classic Mini you will know that it is necessary need to remove the whole bracket in order to remove the filter as the securing bolt is on the wrong side for easy access. This is because the bracket was originally used on other models (Rover parts bin special!). 

To make life easier Mini Spares has redesigned this bracket so that it splits in half; the bolts are on the correct side so that there is no need to remove the whole bracket from the subframe when changing the filter. 

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ANUVVER ANU DIMENSION

One of the stars of last weekend’s Stoneleigh show was the latest Porsche-based body conversion from ANU Dimension. It joins their original model, the GTB, in their line-up and is the GTB RS, which bears a pretty strong resemblance to a 911 GT3 RS.

Like its brother, it uses the Porsche Boxster (987 Generation) as the donor and you can use 2.5-litre, 2.7-litre or top-of-the-shop 3.2-litre variants.

Designed with simplicity in mind, no special tools or rocket-science skills are required, it really is just a panel swap project, so you won’t have to worry about welding, fabrication or grafting on a brand-new More >

I’M LOVING THIS

Another of my favourites at Stoneleigh this year was the new DAX Coupe from JK Sports Cars.

It’s a pastiche of the Daytona Coupe of which just six were built between 1964-65 and are now beyond the dreams of most of us mere mortals in terms of value.

It’s based on an extended DAX 427 chassis (including lengthened footwells), de Dion rear suspension and the company’s patented Camber Compensation and anti-roll front set up. The usual suspect American V8 engines can be used, as one would expect.

The chassis costs £1995 with the body package including all GRP parts and windscreen costs £5500. More >

NEW HOME FOR SPIRE GT-R. MEET THE RACING AARDVARK

Aardvark Racing Limited (ARL) is thrilled to announce that it has taken over the GT-R project from Spire Sportscars.

Spire has built a great reputation for quality cars with great customer service and while they will continue to focus on their very successful track-only GT-3 and GT-F cars, ARL takes on the road and track-going GT-R.

ARL has been created out of a passion for both high-quality engineering and innovative performance vehicles, the acquisition of the GT-R being the culmination of a lifelong interest in motorsport and kitcars by its founder.

The aim in the short term will be to give customers the More >

PUTTING A LID ON IT

Another company making their debut at Stoneleigh this year was 427 Hardtops and it really isn’t too hard to work out what it is they make.

Their hardtop was designed around the DAX Tojeiro/Cobra, now made by JK Sportscars, although they will soon be unveiling a top to suit the AK 427 and GD 427, with others sure to follow. A leading American Cobra replica manufacturer even sent a car over for 427 Hardtops to develop a product for them.

Over the years many people have had a go at making a hardtop for the Cobra 427. Some have worked better than More >

THIS IS COOL

Body kit maestros, Turismo UK came to this year’s Stoneleigh show with a brand-new version of their GT RS, this time a convertible, which joins the existing fixed-head, Evolution GT (Boxster-based) and Avalanche GT (Toyota MR2-based).

Based around a Porsche 911 (996 Generation 2 variant), the GT RS Convertible attracted a lot of attention at the show looking resplendent in its Porsche Miami Blue paintwork (yep, I’m a sucker for turquoise).

It’s a body conversion kit, so avoids the need for IVA, and those panels can be supplied in GRP or carbon-fibre, with lots of components now made in-house courtesy of Turismo’s More >