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 >

RADIATING HEALTH

Aaron Radiator Ltd has been manufacturing and supplying motor radiators in their factory in London (now, that can only be the glorious South Norwood, where I grew up – Ed!) SE25 since 1962.

They can recondition vintage, classic and veteran car radiators with either identical or upgraded cores in copper and brass with superior cooling to original units. Alloy radiators, oil-coolers and intercoolers can also be manufactured for cars and motorcycles as well as air-con condensers, which can now also be replicated in either aluminium or copper and brass.

Most radiators on cars with an automatic transmission have an oil cooler in More >

LED FUSE BOX? THAT’S A SHOCK!

Neat new product from new kids on the electrical accessories block, Connectomotive, will be of real interest to totalkitcar readers, I reckon.

If you’ve ever tried to find a blown fuse in the dark recesses of a fuse box you know how frustrating it can be. Well, not any longer!

Connectomotive’s new range of fuse boxes come with a transparent cover, a 5mm positive power feed to all fuses with each one having a 6.3mm male blade terminal and a red LED indicator light that glows when the fuse has blown. How cool is that?

The LED fuse boxes are available in 4, More >

QUACK, QUACK. I SAID ‘DUCT’ NOT ‘DUCK’!

Some of the best ideas are also the simplest. Most modern radiators have an air duct to improve cooling, so why not you oil cooler too?

These high quality oil cooler air ducts, from Burton Power, have been specifically designed to direct air in locations where air flow is normally restricted. They mount quickly and easily to 16-row Mocal oil coolers. They come with laser cut aluminium mounting brackets and fittings and are manufactured from HDPE. The single inlet has a stepped 76/89mm diameter to accommodate 2 sizes of ducting. The total depth from cooler face is 160mm. The Oil Cooler More >

RING, RING? – ONE OF ABBA’S BETTER TRACKS

The British weather can be notoriously unpredictable; and with winter approaching driving conditions can deteriorate quickly and become a test for all drivers.

Different weather conditions, whether it is gently falling snow, lashing rain, strong winds, heavy fog or icy roads, pose different hazards. Drivers should be prepared for any eventuality.

Breaking down in these conditions only adds to the stress. To ensure motorists are prepared this winter, Ring Automotive has launched their Emergency Travel Kit, which contains essential items to assist you in most emergency situations, and to give you peace of mind when travelling on the roads.

Kit contents:

1 x Warning More >

RAIN? IT SLIDES OFF

As the days shorten and with rain increasingly on the weather agenda, the timely launch of a new, breakthrough glasscare product from major car care brand Armor All focuses on improving drivers’ vision and increasing road safety.

Shield for Glass, specially formulated to repel water from the windscreen, is targeted at reducing the 22,000 annual reported accidents that occurred on Britain’s roads in raining conditions, according to a recent survey.

Simply and quickly applied by cloth to the exterior of a clean, dry windscreen and lightly buffed, Shield for Glass forms a durable, non-stick, smear-free, protective barrier in even the heaviest deluge More >

HAVE A ‘WHEELY’ GOOD TIME

The new Momo MOD.80 Evo steering wheel has been specifically designed for GT and Touring motorsport requirements although its use is by no means limited to those disciplines. The wheel comes with built-in thumb buttons, which could be wired to the horn for road use.

The MOD.80 Evo is produced from high quality anticorodal aluminium to achieve maximum lightness, with a suede or leather covering that is glued, instead of stitched, for a seamless finish and superior grip.

Two versions are available – 350mm Black Suede or 350mm Black Leather with both priced at £217.50 inc VAT.

An appropriate MOMO mounting boss will More >

NAH, I’M NOT DOING THE ‘IT’S A WRENCH’ LINE AGAIN!

Mac Tools has launched its brand new 18-volt ½in drive cordless impact wrench.

Cordless power tools offer many advantages over electric and air-driven versions and Mac Tools’ new BWP050 is no exception. This powerful 18-volt ½in drive impact wrench allows automotive and industrial professionals to carry out a host of operations without being tied to an electrical outlet or air-line. As well as allowing users to work in distant or otherwise inaccessible areas, this freedom of movement means savings in time and equipment costs by avoiding the need for extension leads, compressors and hoses.

Utilising sister company DEWALT’s advanced XR lithium-ion battery More >