DETLING SHOW – FURORE CARS

Good to see Russ Bost’s Furore Cars exhibiting at Detling last weekend and the Essex-based company impressed many showgoers with their outrageous Formula 1 two-seat, road-legal racer, which is based on Toyota MR2 Mk1.

Power can be inline four-cylinder superbike engine or the Toyota 4A-GE unit that comes ‘free’ with your donor vehicle. Russ reckons that a DIY-build can be completed from around £10,000, with a bike engine variant costing around £3000 more.

The kit package starts with the chassis kit at £4140 inc VAT, with the body pack at £2940 inc VAT.

Furore also has a nice line of parts that have More >

DETLING SHOW – TEAM MEV

Team MEV, consisting of Nottinghamshire manufacturers, Road Track Race and Mills Extreme Vehicles put on a serious display of power at Detling last weekend with examples of the complete range of models in their joint line-up.

RTR SONIC

There was the Exocet MX150R displayed on a special rig clearly showing the Mazda chassis thus highlighting the appeal of the MX-5 as a donor vehicle. I must confess to having a fit of giggles when a showgoer mentioned that he thought that the car must handle like a pig due to it being so high off the ground, not realising it was a More >

GARDNER DOUGLAS = NEW T70moda = WOW!

GARDNER DOUGLAS = PINNACLE = NEW T70moda

When one of the industry’s big guns announces a new model it pays to take notice. Got this press release from Gardner Douglas Sports Cars this week:

New GD T70moda will make its debut at Stoneleigh 2012

“Gardner Douglas Sports Cars Ltd. is proud to announce the introduction of the GD T70moda. The well-established GD T70, a car that can boast to be in the top 50 fastest laps of the famed Nordschleife Nürburgring circuit, has been given an all-weather, beautifully-designed panoramic canopy along with other subtle styling revisions for 2012.

The GD T70moda canopy was designed More >

UP THE SPIREITES

Spire Sportscars enjoyed a brilliant weekend in the first round of the 750 Motor Club’s RGB Championship at Silverstone, with GT-3 racers, in the hands of ‘works’ drivers, John Cutmore and Tim Gray ably backed-up by a 2011-spec GT-R, driven by Nick Morley and the Festive Lights-sponsored GT-R piloted by Matthew Higginson. Sadly, Matt Green’s GT-3 was not quite ready-to-race despite much burning of midnight oil…

Good results for Spire Sportscars at Silverstone last weekend in Round One of the 750 MC RGB Championship, with 'works' drivers John Cutmore (left) and Tim Gray dominating proceedings. Indeed, Gray ended-up with two wins, More >

GKD GETS THE ‘HUFF’ – WELL A NEW SUPERCHARGER KIT, ANYWAY…

New from GKD Sports Cars and due for unveiling at Detling show this weekend is a new supercharger package for the BMW 318iS ‘M42’ 1.8-litre or ‘M44 ‘ 1.9-litre engines that use an Eaton M45 supercharger from a BMW Mini Cooper S in addition to a new ‘coil-on-plug’ conversion kit they have developed.

In standard tune the M42 engine delivers 140bhp and 129lb/ft torque although GKD-boss, Peter Lathrope reckons that with a ‘charger added those figures will rise to 200bhp and 175lb/ft. A healthy boost. The real key of this revision is that it retains the standard BMW ECU and injectors, More >

‘RACING CAR’ IN GERMAN…

New manufacturer, Rennwagen, has acquired the Sammio 550 Spyder and also produce their own Porsche 911 RSR 1973/74 evocation in metal or glassfibre.

They are perhaps only the fourth kitcar manufacturer to be based in Northern Ireland, Belfast to be precise and the company is run by Porsche 911 racer and enthusiast, Robin Titterington.

The 550 Spyder is an honest-to-goodness take on the classic Porsche theme at an affordable price and Robin has several excellent plans up his sleeve to further enhance the kit package, but it’ll remain a very affordable DIY build project, unsurprisingly using the VW Beetle as its base More >

GET A NEW MINI HEAD…

This revolutionary eight-port head took the world by storm when Alex Poole took the 1000cc class and British saloon car championship series outright in 1969 in an Arden Equipe team 970cc Cooper S with the eight-port head and Tecalemit fuel injection.

Now more than forty years on Mini Spares has taken this original design and brought it into the 21st century with some internal modifications that make it ideal on modern race engines with EFi….

The combustion chambers have been increased to 21cc each to provide more a sensible

compression ratio when fitted to a large bore cylinder block, valve guides now have More >

OFF THE RAIL

Jenvey’s two-piece aluminium TBR22 and TBR32 rails have been amongst their best selling products for some time as they fit all the popular twin style throttle bodies – but you do need to cut and insert a connecting tube between the rails.

The Shropshire company’s new single-piece rail can be used on certain applications such as the Ford Duratec and Zetec to eliminate this problem.

Jenvey aluminium single fuel rails are available with a choice of end fittings and retail at £72 each inc VAT, while made-to-measure fuel rails are also available from £132 each inc VAT.

For more information visit www.jenvey.co.uk or phone More >

GONE FOR A BURTON

When genuine Ford crown wheel and pinions were no longer available for the ‘Atlas’ axle, Burton Power began offering their own high quality versions and they have recently added 3.44:1 and 3.77:1 ratios to their range.

These latest additions are ideal for road-cars and the CWP sets are manufactured on modern machinery from specially selected high quality nickel steel. After heat treatment, the finished parts are individually inspected.

The Gleason tooth profile on the gears ensures optimum contact can be achieved when the gear set is subsequently fitted to the differential carrier.

3.44:1 ratio part number CWA34 £275.00 inc VAT

3.77:1 ratio part number CWA34 More >

TOOLED-UP…

This spring, Sealey presents their comprehensive range of offers, in the extremely versatile area of power tools ranging from detailed engraving kits to high performance compressors, and you’ll find some excellent special offers on high quality, high-spec products at comprehensive prices.

You can find up to 60 per cent in one of three Sealey ranges: Sealey Workshop – For the best value in everyday air tools. The Generation air tool range – incorporating some of the best designs in air tools to date, and the updated Premier  range – for highest performance, a two-year guarantee and components of highest quality ensuring More >