IN A WHIRL

Vortex V2 now IVA-compliant

Progress continues apace on Vortex Automotive’s V2 model with the latest news concerning the prototype passing IVA.

The car’s main features are a mid-engine/intercooler/radiator layout fed by a large full width duct underneath the car, a central longitudinal fuel tank, keen aerodynamics for high downforce and low drag, with power coming from Ford Duratec or the sensational, new 280bhp Ecoboost turbocharged engine.

The chassis has the engine mounted transversely, with conventional front wishbones and a de Dion rear axle located by a Watts pivot and links. Vortex’s own front uprights are cast LM25 aluminium with the curved side tubes More >

DEMON DEVICE

Here’s a great product that will definitely be of use to our readers, given the amount of kit and specialist cars to be found enjoying trackdays up and down the land every day of the week. Oh, and the fact that noise is becoming an ever-increasing problem at racing circuits. Have you been to Castle Combe or Donington on a restricted day and been left disappointed because your car won’t pass noise tests?

Decibel Devil is a new and innovative product, which is the perfect solution for reducing noise levels should your competition or trackday vehicle unexpectedly fail a circuit noise More >

WATER DAH-LING? IT’S SO LAST YEAR!

A brilliant product that I’ve had first-hand experience of is Evans Waterless Coolant, which originates in America but is now available in the UK and Europe.

The company initially concentrated on the classic car market, naturally enough but its relevance to our industry is obvious with the coolant protecting engine cooling systems from -40°C to 180°C with its unique properties preventing many of the problems associated with water-based coolants such as corrosion and overheating (it won’t boil over).

To find out more about Evans Waterless Coolant visit www.evanscoolants.co.uk or 01792 572 299 ENDS.

COLOUR COORDINATED

New company Kit2Kar will happily powdercoat one-off and small jobs for you

A new company making their kitcar show debut at Exeter last weekend was Kit2Kar who are offering a very innovative powdercoating service to enthusiasts.

There’s nothing unusual in that, of course, in recent years powdercoating has become very popular giving a superb finish to larger metal components such as chassis and/or wishbones, although where Kit2Kar differ is that they will happily coat one-off or small parts for you, the sort of items that the bigger companies won’t want to do unless batch sizes are in three figures.

Therefore, if you fancy More >

WHEN THE GOING GETS TOUGH – USE BRITEMAX

With colder days and harsh weather you really need to protect your vehicle from the worst ravages of road salt and winter grime. Extreme Elements from BRITEMAX is a highly durable and versatile resin cream sealant, which protects your paintwork against acid rain, birdlime and salt water.

Extreme Elements seals with optical clarity and adds a deep shine and warmth to painted finishes and provides un-paralleled levels of durability and UV protection to car bodywork, wheels, glass and polished metals.

Even better, the more Extreme Elements layers you add to a car’s paintwork, the deeper the shine…

BX115-16       473ml (16oz)

BX115-G        3.78 Litres (1 US More >

REGULATORY BODY

Viper Performance is now offering a comprehensive selection of very high quality fuel system products by leading American producer, Aeromotive.

The range includes fuel pumps, filters and regulators, mounting brackets and fuel rails and are a perfect match to complement Viper Performance’s own range and quality.

Viper Performance is able to supply all of the Aeromotive product range. Buying from UK directly, means no import duty and expensive shipping to pay, thus saving money and time.

Order from the Viper Performance website clicking on the ‘Fuel Pumps, Regulators, Brackets & Associated Parts’ link.

Prices for each component as follows:

Fuel regulators from £103.21, fuel pumps More >

BOOMING SUCCESS

As the massive SEMA show prepares to open in Las Vegas, leading thermal and acoustic control experts, DEI has released their 2013 BOOM MAT catalogue, which contains details of their various heat and sound barrier products along with useful hints on sound-proofing and temperature control.

You can download their 2013 catalogue without cost by going to:

www.designengineering.com/files/pdfs/catalog/2013_boommat_catalog.pdf or of course, UK distributors, Nimbus Motorsport will have the information you need via www.nimbusmotorsport.co.uk or 01377 236 170 ENDS.

GO AND SHOW; SHOW AND GO…

Greenwood Exhibitions, one of the best known names in the classic car world, has changed branding to differentiate itself from similarly named businesses and to separate static shows from organised runs.

GE Exhibitions annual London-to-Brighton run is a popular summer event with kitcar enthusiasts

‘GE Classic Motor Events’, with its hugely popular London-to-Brighton runs will cater for enthusiasts who like to ‘GO’. Meanwhile, ‘Gemini Events’ is for owners who like to ‘SHOW’ and will organise the calendar of new and established classic motor shows across the south-east of the England. Gemini Events defines ‘classics’ as vehicles over 25-years old but newer kit, More >

TRIBUTE D-TYPE – IT’S A TRIUMPH!

Very basic mock-up of the new Tribute D-Type replica to be unveiled at Exeter show...

Chris and Dan at Tribute Automotive don’t mess around. They are already onto project number four (with the FIFTH waiting in the wings, apparently!) and will debut a mock-up of their all-new Triumph Spitfire-based, D-TYPE replica at Exeter this weekend…

More details NEXT week in NEWS….

More information on all things Tribute via www.tributeautomotive.com or  07901 544 241 ENDS.

ENGLISH RIVIERA CLUB…

Torbay Motor Club member Andy Cawsey with his self-built Westfield – seen here at Sawbench hairpin, Wiscombe Park hillclimb. in September 2012.

Torbay Motor Club will be exhibiting for the first time at the Exeter Kit Car Show, this weekend at the Westpoint Arena, Exeter.

On display will be a Westfield hillclimb and sprint car built and campaigned in the South West’s many speed events by its owner Andy Cawsey from Westward Ho!  A Torbay Motor Club member for many years, Andy has racked up a massive haul of 78 trophies since building the 2-litre machine in 2002, frequently finishing in the More >