SAFE AND DRY

With the Clarke range of Garage/Workshops, you can protect your pride and joy from the elements in a tight fit, well-lit, protected environment through ratchet-tight cover tensioning for that drum-tight finish.

Using a heavy-duty advanced cover that is triple-layered, waterproof, fully UV treated for long term protection against sun, rain and wind, it’s a product that is built to last.

The range is easy to install though bolt together hardware and joint supports with a powdercoated steel frame for optimum durability and stability. With various anchoring options, they can be erected on a variety of surfaces.

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AN EFFECTIVE WHEEL CLEANER

Another decent wheel cleaner that I reach for often, especially in winter months is Meguiar’s Ultimate All Wheel Cleaner, which is a powerful performer that works on all types of wheel finish. I guess we’ve all made the mistake of using one of those horrid toxic ones that have pickled a wheel. No such worries here.

The product contains advanced chemistry, with surfactants that attack crud, brake dust and road dirt. Spray it on and watch it immediately start to life contaminants. Hose or wash off and you’ll see a marked difference to the wheel’s surface.

It’s also acid- and pH-free and More >

SCRAPER, HOOK & PICK – NO, THEY’RE NOT ESTATE AGENTS!

New from Rally Design is this new nine-piece Scraper, Hook and Pick Toolset (part number SWE655).

These tools have so many uses around the workshop – such as scraping off old gaskets, removing of old seals and sealant, picking out fuses/springs/cotter pins, you name it.

They are manufactured from CV steel with easy grip ergonomic handles. The sets contain 10in long hooks, picks and scraper and 6½in long hooks and picks. At £9.99 this is a bargain

More information from 01227 792 792 or visit www.rallydesign.co.uk ENDS.

BOING!

For fifty consecutive years (1964-2014), Hyperco coil springs were standard equipment on every car that won the Indianapolis 500. That’s quite a record.

Hyperco got its start when an engineer named Jim Fielder started making springs for racing in the early 1960s. His designs quickly dominated motorsport suspension technology, in the USA and Hyperco has further refined them to keep you competitive today.

Summit Racing stocks Hyperco coil and leaf springs for racing and road use.

Hypercoil™ Coil-over Springs

Hypercoil coil-over springs are lighter than standard coil springs and hold their free length and spring rates far longer than competing coil-overs. They are available More >

AVON WIDENING PROJECT!

With Tiger Racing celebrating a marvellous thirty-years in the same Dudley-family ownership in 2019, as you’d expect there’s planned to mark this considerable milestone.

The company has started the year running with plenty of orders and restoration work on-the-go. They also do plenty of classic car refurb work and sales plus have earned a reputation as one of the UK’s leading authorities on retro and fast Fords.

Tiger boss and founder, Jim Dudley has also found time to create a new version of their top-selling Avon model, an as yet un-named larger version, which cleverly retains the same track and wheelbase while More >

BEST IN CLASS

Although I swear by the virtues of a proper car dryer, I still like to keep a proper drying towel to hand, which is very convenient especially if there’s no easy access to an electricity supply to plug your dryer in.

Trouble is plenty of companies claim that their drying towel is the best. Sadly, most of them are no better than a microfibre cloth, which are great for applying and removing wax and polish bit not so hot for drying your car’s paintwork.

WoWo makes a great one but I think on balance my absolute favourite and number one choice comes More >

A WINNER

A car care brand I really like is the Winners range from the good folk at Killer Brands in Essex.

Their Wax Liquid is a product I often reach for as it contains a specially-formulated polymer that is extremely easy-to-use but gives a deep, lustrous gloss that lasts for a long time and also protects your paint. Ideal for this time of year when the roads are grubby and cake your car with crud.

The Winners brand is a very under-rated one but there’s a reason that those that know swear by the range. A 500ml bottle costs just £8.94 inc VAT.

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IT’S REGULATIONS!

After many months of design and rigorous testing Forge Motorsport has launched what they claim is the world’s first universal adjustable piston Fuel Pressure Regulator (FPR).

Not only is it extremely easy on the eye, gracing any under-bonnet area, but it also solves the issue of using standard regulators on tuned cars – which often can’t cope with the additional demands placed upon them.

Using its considerable expertise in the design and use of piston technology, coupled with unparalleled research into the custom manufacture of quadrant Viton® seals, Forge has achieved this unique design.

Their new FPR has been designed to cope with More >

AT THE SUMMIT

The PerTronix Digital HP Mobile Ignition Box is a CD ignition that is BluetoothÒ-enabled, allowing you to set things like rev limiters, a shift light, or a start timing retard right from your phone or tablet.

The Digital HP Mobile app also lets you see engine RPM, shift light setting, and ignition system voltage in real time. The Digital HP Mobile Ignition Box sends 530-volts of spark energy to your coil, with big, fat multiple sparks all the way to your engine’s redline.

It also features three adjustable rev limiters, RPM-activated output, and an adjustable start retard. A cold, snowy winter afternoon More >

IF YOU CAN’T STAND THE HEAT GET OUT OF THE ‘KUCHEN’!

No bull – just durable tools and storage solutions from Matador. Yes, we know that the ‘Men’s Kitchen’ title might have lost something in translation – after all, just as many female technicians would love to own one of these tool storage solutions from the German purveyors of high-end, yet surprisingly affordable modular ‘kitchen’ blocks, as the blokes out there might. Let’s face it, gender-specific torque wrenches, impact guns or socket sets don’t exist, and they certainly don’t mind who’s using them when they are living a charmed life inside a Matador Toolbox.

The key selling point for the Matador range More >