MONKEY BUSINESS

British Motor Heritage (BMH) has added the Powertraveller Startmonkey400 and Powertraveller Discovery to its ever-increasing Motoring Classics line-up of motoring accessories.

Startmonkey400

Startmonkey400 will jump start the 12volt battery of any 4×4, van, car, boat or motorcycle between 15 and 20 times, without itself requiring a recharge. Bearing no resemblance to the typically heavy, unwieldy alternatives we’ve all encountered, the Startmonkey is not only a lot more powerful, but infinitely smaller and lighter – 210 x 65 x 64mm and 1100g to be precise.

It is certainly ideal for motorsport teams and kitcar owners and is available in two versions – one that connects More >

TRIM AND TIDY

Removing panels and trim from vehicles without the appropriate tools can be time-consuming and potentially damaging to expensive bodywork. With its latest additions, Britool Expert offers automotive professionals a range of cost-effective tools that speed up the removal process while ensuring that parts, fixings and panels remain intact. Clip removal pliers (E201201B) These pliers allow easy access and removal of hard-to-reach clips on bumper covers and liners. The jaws are inserted under the clip, and, with a squeeze of the handles, a positive lift action is initiated, allowing easy removal without causing damage to either the clip or the surrounding bodywork.

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SUPER COUPE

Front cover star of the latest issue (Nov/Dec 2013) the RP251 has a new brother. The car’s maker, RPS Ltd, has sent us early details of the new coupe version, which remains based on un-loved rubber-bumper MGB.

As with the convertible roadster version it is still a body conversion and currently IVA-exempt and you simply dump the donor’s bonnet and front wings while the scuttle is new for the coupe as it differs from that on the roadster.

Similarly the rear of the car has a revised styling treatment and although the cost of both versions of the kit are the same More >

SPIRE AT THE SHARP END

It really has to be said that Spire Sportscars completely dominated this season’s 750 Motor Club RGB Championship with the company’s GT-3 model winning all 14 rounds, with  the Chesterfield operation winning a remarkable 28 consecutive victories in RGB with Matt Higginson being victorious in the championship in 2013.

GREAT 750MC season for Spire Sportscars - well done to all concerned

Meanwhile, Spire also completely trampled over the 750 MC’s Bikesports championship with master pedaller, Tim Gray winning all but one race, while the icing on the cake came in late October at Cadwell Park when Spire also won Class C of More >

THREE WHEELS ON MY WAGON…

Great new book from totalkitcar contributor, Chris Rees

Exciting new book imminent from totalkitcar/tkc mag contributor, and all-round good bloke, Chris Rees, is ‘Three-Wheelers A-Z – The definitive encyclopaedia of three-wheeled vehicles from 1940-to date’ is sure to be of interest not only to kitcar enthusiasts but for those even remotely fascinated by three-wheeled curios…

It’s 240 pages long, has over 1600 illustrations, and entries for 1122 different three-wheelers – including kitcars – from the UK and around the world. The RRP is £25 and publication is due in January 2014 by Quiller Print.

Lurking within and covered in detail are:

Trikes, bubble cars, More >

4000 WINNERS FOR AP? NO, NOT THAT AP!

AP Racing, the leading manufacturer of performance braking and clutch systems for road and race use, has released its new Radi-CAL™ R4 brake fluid, with the highest dry boiling point of any racing brake fluid currently available.

With outstanding resistance to vapour lock and pedal fade, the new Radi-CAL™ R4 fluid has a boiling point of 340⁰C (644⁰F), ensuring that it’s suitable for the most demanding applications.

Developed through AP Racing’s vast motorsport experience, the new R4 brake fluid delivers a firmer brake pedal at extreme temperatures. The brake fluid also offers enhanced lubrication, compared to the previous market leader, prolonging the More >

HANDY

Many of us spend more and more time in our car or vehicles, whether it is long commutes to work or family weekend outings. To help make sure journeys can run as smoothly as possible, Ring Automotive has launched its new Glovebox kit.

The kit is packed with useful items that you may need every day, such as pad and pencil, to items to assist in breakdowns, such as the torch and poncho.

With winter weather around the corner, the kit’s re-usable hand warmer and ice scrapper will also come into their own on those frosty mornings.

The kit also comes with an More >

SANTA’S COMING – THAT’S ‘POD’ NOT ‘CLAUS’

Tell Granny it doesn’t have to be ‘novelty’ illuminated socks this year! That’s because the other Santa; Pod, rather than Claus, has a few gift ideas to fill the hearts and stocking of true petrolheads this Christmas.

An extensive range of men, women and children’s clothing gives you that ‘paddock ready’ look for Christmas day. With a large range of T-shirts, DVDs, jackets, fleeces and tops to choose from, plus a stunning range of hats and gloves, they can show their love for Europe’s coolest quarter-mile venue as well as receiving an item of clothing that they will be prepared to More >

NEW COLOURS AND STYLES

Earlier this year, Wolfrace launched several new premium economy wheels into the impressive Eurosport range, now the range has been extended further with two new designs and a new colour finish for one of the most popular wheels. The Japanese style five-spoke Wolfrace Eurosport Rapide, already available in gloss black with a polished rim and centre bowl, is now available in a new winter-friendly gloss black finish in size 7.5x17in. Rapide is available in a range of five-stud fitments and is priced at £82.95 per wheel.

Wolfrace Eurosport Raptor is a brand new multi-spoke wheel available in two finishes – a More >

IN THE BAG

Leading hand-tool manufacturer, Facom, has added a neat new line-up of portable storage to its range: the new Pro-bag soft rolling tool storage bag plus a new laptop bag.

The BS.R20PB Pro-bag is aimed at customers who need access to their tools while on the move. Measuring 470 mm x 240 mm x 300 mm, with 33-litres (Blimey, that bigger than an MGF’s boot! – Ed)  of storage space and 20kg load capacity, the Pro-bag is a flexible, portable tool transport solution, ideal for mobile technicians, mechanics and engineers.

Manufactured from a tough nylon fabric, it features a waterproof base that prevents More >