NEW BOOTS AND PANTIES? HOW ABOUT ‘NEW WINGS AND HEADLIGHTS’?

The very affable, Vic Birch, has been offering his MGB ‘rubber-bumper’ conversion kit since mid-2012 and his VeeBee Wing operation has created a pleasing new front wing and headlight cowling design.

Vic’s design also features alternative headlight cowls that combine well with the new wings, especially with a price of just £399, which buys a pair of wings, cowls and a fixing kit complete with full instructions.

As an MGB enthusiast, and having restored his own car to concours standard, Vic felt that an alternative and more streamlined wing shape would be a good idea and also have the added benefit of More >

DRIVING HOME

Sometimes, it’s tempting to whack a screwdriver to shock a stubborn screw into releasing but the usual outcome is a damaged handle. This new, heavy duty screwdriver set from Laser Tools (part number 5737) is designed for such use as the high-strength shafts continue through the handle and when struck the shock is transferred straight through to the screw fixing. Ideal for seized and rusted screws.

Five drivers are included in the set: two flat 8mm with 200mm, and 305mm shaft lengths (both with a 13mm hex on the shaft for applying additional torque), and three Pz2 drivers, with 200mm, 305mm More >

CAN’T BEAT A BIT OF ‘SCALEY’

Here’s one for tomorrow’s kitcar builders perhaps…

Airfix and Scalextric (owned by Hornby Hobbies) have been announced as winners of prestigious awards at the London Toy Fair.

Airfix, who celebrate their 75th anniversary, this year are winners of the Toy Fair’s ‘Best New Toys 2014’ Construction category with the launch of the QUICK BUILD Bugatti Veyron and the Lamborghini Aventador.

These clip-together construction cars, which break away on impact are the first road vehicles to be featured in the Airfix QUICK BUILD range.

Both models roll-on their wheels for extended play, and are to be supported by an online viral campaign featuring a unique More >

THOSE MAGNIFICENT MEN IN THEIR FLYING MACHINES, THEY GO…

The Wings & Wheels show, returns on August 23 & 24 2014 at Dunsfold Aerodrome in Surrey (home to BBC’s Top Gear) for its tenth anniversary event.

Eyes to the sky as the ‘Wings’ of the event treats visitors to outstanding and diverse five hour air displays, which have previously included show favourites the Red Arrows, Avro Vulcan, Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (Spitfire, Lancaster, Hurricane), Typhoon, Chinook, Tucano, RN Swordfish and Sea Fury, Apache Attack Helicopter, RN Lynx Black Cat Solo Helicopter Display, Team Breitling Wingwalkers, Glider FX and the Blades accompanied by witty and knowledgeable commentary from aviation experts More >

NEW LISTER TAKES SHAPE

Following the recently announced purchase of the Lister Motor Company in 2013, the company has now published its 60th Anniversary Lister Jaguar brochure, which fully outlines the specifications for its forthcoming recreation of the iconic Lister Jaguar ‘Knobbly’ racing car.

With the order book already filling for the new car, Lister has produced its first new sales brochure in more than 25 years, with all the options and specification data now available to potential customers, as well as providing an insight into Lister’s iconic history. Interest in the Lister brand has never been higher and with values of the original 1950s More >

WHAT ANSAR DID NEXT…

One of the standouts of last weekend’s Autosport International was the launch of former Caterham Cars CEO and COO, respectively, Ansar Ali and Mark Edwards’ new Zenos E10 two-seater, in my opinion, a very exciting newcomer to the specialist car scene.

It was around 10.50am last Thursday at the NEC when the silky sheet was pulled back and the E10 was unveiled and the response to those gathered and the lightweight (circa 650kg) two-seater is certainly an eye-catching wheel-at-each-corner sportscar available from the amazingly good value price of £24,995.

That price is all the more spectacular when you consider the specification (Alcon More >

BUITONI? NO, THIS IS BERTINI!

I mentioned the impending arrival of the Bertini GT25 last week on Steve Says and lo and behold, the man behind the project, Anthony Cherry, has given me an update report on progress.

The BMW Z3-based Bertini GT25 could be a real winner, I reckon. It makes its public show debut at Stoneleigh show in early May. Development is coming along nicely.

The GT25 is the first of what I reckon will be many specialist cars based on BMW Z3 mechanicals, an overlooked two-seater that is ideal for donor use and available with a variety of engines from mild 2-litre four-pot to More >

KEEP IT NICE

Leading car care brand, ValetPRO has released their brand new ‘Leather Care Kit, a complete solution for maintaining and rejuvenating leather seats and trim. This is going to be a good product for kitcar and replica car owners where leather trim is abundant.

Inside the kit you’ll find three brand new products, ValetPRO Leather Soap, ValetPRO Leather Protector and a high-quality soft-touch, nylon ValetPRO Leather Brush, all of which are also available independently.

ValetPRO’s Leather Soap deep cleans leather by actively pulling dirt and grime out of the leather grain, leaving a natural finish and barrier that reduces the likelihood of re-soiling. More >

START SOMETHING. ANYTHING.

A portable PowerPack is a device that will jump-start cars with flat batteries, and it is also a remote stand-alone power-source providing power for all your in-car kit.

With cold weather affecting batteries and drivers relying more and more on electronic gadgets in their cars, it makes sense to carry a portable power pack around in your boot.

Ring has redesigned its award winning range of PowerPacks, giving them a modern, unique and distinctive look. The new packs have the primary function of starting cars with flat batteries, but they can also charge and power everything from music players, tablets and smartphones More >

BE A WINNER WITH DREMEL

Dremel has designated 2014 as the ‘Year of Versatility’ launching it with a generous promotion to win a set of premium Dremel tools worth around £584 each month.

Kicking off at the start of February, Dremel is launching its Versatile Tool Pack promotion to demonstrate their versatility and aimed at people who enjoy undertaking automotive, home and garden DIY, construction, repair and restoration work.

Win lovely Dremel stuff

The prize includes: a Dremel DSM20 compact saw, a Dremel 8200 cordless rotary tool, a Dremel 4200 corded rotary tool, a Dremel Multi-Max MM40 oscillating tool, a Dremel 940 Glue Gun, a Dremel Versaflame butane More >