Mac Tools introduces the ‘Knuckle Saver 2’ an improved version of its ‘Knuckle Saver’ spanner, which offers the added bonus of a 20 per cent reduction in price over the original.

The first ‘Knuckle Saver’ spanner featured a modified open-end to prevent slipping while providing 400 per cent more contact area than a standard spanner; this key feature continues to be utilised in the second generation model. Additionally, in response to feedback from professional mechanics, a number of enhancements designed to increase performance and comfort have been made.

A wider shank with a curved side edge adds strength and comfort, while overall More >


The Engine Management Academy (EMA) has launched new dates for 2012/2013 for their range of professional automotive courses which are held at prestigious UK motorsport venues as well as at their own Training Facility at Chieveley in Berkshire.

EMA provides a wide range of professional automotive courses covering the latest technology in engine management systems, engine tuning and mapping.

New courses will teach more about the subject of engine management, so you'll be fully switched-on about how your ECU actually works and what it does, such as the 710 from OMEX, one of the industry's leading suppliers.

Courses range from a one day More >


Good excuse to run an image of the brand new Great British Sportscars Zero demonstrator. Nice.

This new exhaust silencer from Kit Spares is much larger than their other exhausts in their range and features acoustic wadding and is said to be noticeably quitter and as a bonus is re-packable.

It’s priced at £295 inc VAT with the optional catalytic converter an additional £130 inc Vat, if required.

More from or 01623 860 990 ENDS.


New to the ever-expanding range of Power-TEC’s bodyshop products is the Surface Prep Pro (part no: 92331), an easy to use air powered surface preparation tool suitable for use on a variety of substrates.

Excellent on steel and alloy, will remove contaminants, rust, etc, and leaves a bright metal surface, which is keyed for subsequent primer coats. Also good for preparing soft substrates such as rubbers and plastics.

The comprehensive kit includes three wire wheel belts (fine, medium and coarse), an abrasive impregnated stripping wheel and a Stripe-Off vinyl remover wheel.

The Stripe-Off removes pinstripes, vinyl stickers, stripes, decals, etc, on painted metal More >


Philips’ battery powered penlight inspection lamp delivers 250 lux, is shock, dust and waterproof to agreed standards. It has a hook for hanging and angling the light, something that is made necessary because, crucially, it delivers the lighting performance of bigger and more expensive inspection lights. With a separate LED at the top of the unit, it can also be used as a torch. It comes with the necessary AAA batteries included, which should power it for up to 11 hours.

Despite setting new standards for performance and quality in its class, this mini marvel is extremely competitively priced with an More >


These new wheels offers a sideways look at the tired multi-spoke genre and shakes things up with hot blue candy highlights on each spoke edge, contrasting sharply with the mile-deep black paintwork. The highlights use paint technology only usually reserved for the biggest-ticket US showcars, so really ‘pop’ under show or flash lighting, or when the car is out in the sun.

The bolt face is deeply recessed into the heart of the wheel, giving it a purposeful appearance, while the arched profile of the spokes offers superb brake clearance, underlying its role as a high-performance essential.

Available in both 7 x17in More >


Facom has launched a new multifunctional cable stripper (872271) for round PVC cables with a diameter of 4mm to 28mm. The new tool is a must for quick, easy and safe cable stripping.

The unique spring-loaded trigger system and self-pivoting blade on Facom’s cable stripper reduce the effort needed to strip cables and wires by 30 per cent. Using their thumb, technicians open the mechanism, insert the cable into the opening and release the trigger, which grips the cable in place. Depth of the cut can be set using the convenient wheel-adjuster and the tool is then simply rotated around the cable at the push of just one finger. The process is More >


Caterham has added to its iconic range of Sevens, giving the acclaimed Supersport a steroid-induced brother, the 2-litre Supersport R, which packs 180bhp and track-bred dynamics.

Like the standard Supersport, the new edition has many circuit-orientated performance essentials, but gains a bigger engine and a five-speed gearbox to boost outright performance significantly.

Designed to sit immediately above its 1.6-litre sibling in the Seven range, the new adaptation’s 2-litre Ford Duratec engine has proven its durability and performance on the track, having been developed during three years in Caterham’s R300 race championship.

Competitively priced at £24,995 (incl tax) in self-build form or £27,995 fully-built, More >


New from Great British Sportscars’ parts arm, Kit Spares are these daytime running light-style LED headlights (LTSHL01) 60.00 pair, which give a crystal halogen brightness and are a decent upgrade to existing lights and are now fitted as standard to all Great British Sportscars Zero kits.

The light features halogen H4 bulbs (not included) and have a lens made from scratch-resistant plastic giving a smooth, sharp appearance, and although they aren’t ‘E’ marked but are right hand drive MoT passable.

They cost £60 per pair and are available from or 01623 860 990 ENDS.


Changing brake pads remains one of the most frequent operations performed during the life of a vehicle. As the pads wear down, caliper pistons remain extended and a tool is required to push them back in order to install new pads. Current tools on the market traditionally only work on one type of caliper.

To remedy this, Facom launches the DF.23 brake pad spreader, a single powerful tool suited for use with both fixed and floating calipers, meaning it can be used on sports and high performance cars. The clever design of the DF.23 prevents damage to pistons, hubs and calipers More >