BOOM!

Boom Mat®, the interior heat and sound control division of DEI, has introduced a new lightweight thermal-acoustic insulation product, D-Mat, that is proven to reduce heat up to 65 per cent while significantly decreasing bothersome road noise.

Designed for both heat reduction and sound absorption it makes the cabin interior much quieter and cooler for a more enjoyable ride. Potential uses include doors, package trays, firewalls, speaker decks and headliners where it easily compresses to fit.

D-Mat is recommended for all high-performance applications so can be used to insulate even difficult areas. Made from a polymer blend, with a scrim backing, it More >

MULTIMEDIA PIONEER

If you are into car audio, the latest product from Pioneer (AVH-Z2000BT) could be of interest. It’s a multimedia player that manages to strike the perfect balance between class-leading functionality, usability and price and it can now be ordered via Pioneer UK.

In line with many of its siblings in the AVH sub-range, the AVH-Z2000BT has been anchored around connectivity and ease of integration, which in practice means that it has been designed to enable you to maximise the functions offered by modern smartphones and other handheld devices – and Apple CarPlay is perhaps the best example of this.

Pioneer hasn’t just More >

ONWARDS AND UPWARDS

Good to hear that the manufacturer of the (ex-MEV) Sonic7, Cheltenham-based Equilibrium Cars, has just registered and successfully IVA’d their first demonstrator, while the company, run by husband and wife team, Angus and Kate Weijers, has appointed Kate’s father, Paul Quigley, as business development manager.

Paul has had a long and successful business career and among his duties at Equilibrium will be marketing and promotion.

Sonic7 kit prices start at £5195, which means that a DIY build should be achievable from around £7000. They even offer finance packages via Pegasus Personal Finance.

More information from www.equilibrium-kitcars.co.uk or 01242 712 220 or even 07954 441 More >

CATERHAM IS CALIFORNIA DREAMING

Caterham Cars is crossing the pond to one of the USA’s most famous race circuits, Laguna Seca, for the inaugural Caterham Challenge Cup (CCC), over the weekend of December 1 & 2, 2018.

New to Caterham this year, the one-off race weekend is being billed as the ultimate climax to the Caterham Motorsport racing calendar and is the first manufacturer to offer drivers from a club championship in the UK the chance to compete in an exclusive event on American soil.

Olympic cycling legend Sir Chris Hoy has become the first competitor to sign up for the trip and will be one of More >

LATEST PARTS FROM KITSPARES

Some new products have recently been added to the www.kitspares.co.uk website including alternators pulleys and mirrors. You can follow ATR Products on Facebook to see more of what they are up to in the GBS machine shop. www.greatbritishsportscars.co.uk ENDS.

KEEP ON YOUR TOES

Measuring ‘toe’ is quick and simple with the B-G Racing Aluminium Toe Plates.

Simply rest one of these high-strength, lightweight plates flat against the tyre on each side of the vehicle and use the 3.5-metre magnetic tape-measures provided to accurately measure the toe.

Kicked-out bottoms hold the plates flat against the wheels, while the tapes feature strong magnetic ends that attract to the slots to securely hold the tapes in place while working.

Produced from T6 aluminium with a durable black powdercoated finish the toe plates are priced at £108.99 inc VAT. A protective carry bag is available separately to keep the Toe More >

IT ALL STACKS UP FOR MERLIN MOTORSPORT

Now available from Merlin Motorsport are the Stack Classic Professional range of stepper motor analogue gauges that combine digital microprocessor accuracy with stepper motor needle movement and classic-looking chrome bezels.

All Stack Classic Professional instruments are 52mm body diameter and have an all-white needle as standard. 

Go to – STACK CLASSIC PROFESSIONAL GAUGES

More information from www.merlinmotorsport.co.uk ENDS.

IT’S AN INVERTER GENERATOR BUT I WOULDN’T RUN IT UPSIDE DOWN!

This new high output Clarke IG3500F inverter generator is ideal for trade and leisure use, providing a stable ready source of electrical power.

It delivers a 3400W max output and 3200W continuous rated power via 2x230V AC and 1x12V/8A DC outputs. It also features an easy start four-stroke, 5.5bhp, 208cc engine with an Eco throttle system for greater fuel efficiency.

With reduced running costs and a minimum noise level of only 96dB, it also features a handy fuel gauge.

Featuring ‘Sine Wave Technology’ it ensures the delivery of clean and stable power, vital when running sensitive electrical/electronic equipment such as TVs, Computers and More >

NO, THEY’RE TYRE TRAINERS!

New from Holden Vintage Classic are these tyre trainers, which are great if your car is stored for periods of time and help to extend the life of your tyres by reducing the risk of flat spots.

If you’ve ever driven a car with tyres hobbled by flat spots it feels like the car has square wheels!

The tyre trainers mean you don’t have to jack your car up or remove the wheels and if you wish can be bolted to your garage floor also acting as stop markers ideal if parking in a tight garage.

Each trainer is around 200mm wide and More >

EDELBROCK’S NEW CATALOGUE OUT NOW

Edelbrock has recently announced their 2018 catalogue. In addition to the conventional paper version, it can now be downloaded in digital format on most platforms. Alternatively, if you visit www.edelbrock.com/catalog you can get a free copy of the old-school 246-page paper version!

“This year we added ten more pages to the catalogue, as we expanded our Max-Fire Ignition line and crate engine offerings. We’re also excited to add the AVS2 to our already popular carburettor line. The AVS2 is truly the best performing street carburettor on the market. The new annular booster design improves drivability right where the enthusiast wants it”, said More >