CAN’T BEAT A BIT OF SCALEY

Scalextric (owned by Hornby Hobbies Ltd), has launched a new and improved free Scalextric App. Named ‘ Scalextric Digital’, this new app takes Scalextric racing to new and exciting heights.

The Scalextric Digital App can be downloaded via the Apple Store and has a multi-car feature that allows players to race up to four cars at any one time. Players will experience real-life racing whilst being able to manoeuvre speedily around a customised track at break-neck speeds.  Players can change lanes to overtake opponents and block rivals as well as comparing their statistics with fellow players.

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TKC – SPREADING THE WORD

It took a bit of work over several years but we finally managed to get the mighty Autocar magazine to agree to do a feature on kitcars. I’ve been pestering my contacts there for ages.

Autocar editor, Jim Holder, mobilised their road test team and a gaggle of photographers and we all headed to Blyton Park for a two-day test this week, which involved 10 kitcar manufacturers. At the end of day one, one of our number was heard to mention: “The kitcar industry grew up today.” I think all who were there would agree with that.

The resulting feature will, I’m More >

NEW ARRIVAL

Zenos Cars, the new British sportscar company, co-founded by Ansar Ali and Mark Edwards, who previously were CEO and COO respectively of Caterham Cars, has released initial renderings of its all new E10 ultra-lightweight sportscar.

E10 is a road legal track focused step-in two-seater with a 200bhp mid-mounted transverse naturally-aspirated 2-litre Ford GDI engine driving the rear wheels. It has high revving benefits courtesy of an over square engine configuration and with variable cam timing delivering power and torque characteristics that are appropriate for both track and road use.   A range of transmissions and final drives have also been selected to match More >

FERROUS DUELLER’S BIG DAY OUT

The award-winning Dodo Juice line-up continues to expand with the addition of Ferrous Dueller, a brand new colour-change iron remover that eradicates fallout on bodywork and cleans wheels.

Based on a ‘lower odour’ active ingredient, Ferrous Dueller smells kinder to the nose than some competitors, yet its clever mix of surfactants puts an emphasis on cleaning power. While the active ingredient obliterates iron contaminants from brake discs and pads, the soaps help remove road grime – meaning that a quick blast with a pressure washer after application can leave the rims sparkling.

Ferrous Dueller comes in both 500ml ‘ready to spray’ and More >

PEDAL CAR

One company very proud to say ‘Made in England’ is OBP Ltd.

They’ve just launched their new Pro-Race V2 floor-mounted bulkhead fit pedal box made from billet aluminium that offers flexibility and multi-adjustment to enable perfect set-up. The V2 is compatible with electronic drive-by-wire and conventional cable-operated accelerator systems.

The best part is the price that starts at just £250.80 inc VAT.

More information from www.obpltd.com ENDS.

FLEXIBILITY. THAT’S WHAT YOU WANT

In response to customer demand, leading suspension specialists, GAZ has now produced a double-adjustable coil-over damper specifically for competition or serious trackday use where extra damper adjusting parameters are required.

The body of the damper now sports two multi-point, adjustable control knobs, blue for the bump and red for the rebound adjustment. Although this is a brand new damper it includes all the popular GAZ features and it’s manufactured from high tensile alloy with induction hardened piston rods and filled with high viscosity index fluid to help prevent fade and have an internal gas cell to alleviate cavitation.

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LIGHTING-UP TIME

With winter coming it’s time to check your headlights and if they are showing signs of wear and/or past their best, Mini Spares may have a solution.

Their new sealed beam units, with a side light, replace most common right-hand drive light units and are as used on Minis up to 1990. They haven’t been available for a while but they are in stock at Mini Spares once again, just in time for the dark nights.

Best of all they cost just £11.52 each inc VAT. Order as part number 13H3471A.

More information from 01707 607 700 or visit www.minispares.com ENDS.

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FLOOR IT

Heat protection specialists DEI has made significant improvements to their Floor and Tunnel Shield and re-launched the product as Floor and Tunnel Shield II.

The product limits heat transfer on fire walls, transmission tunnels, floor boards, fuel cells and other areas where heat is an issue and provides excellent lightweight thermal protection, acts as a guard against track and road debris, and also provides sound deadening.

Constructed with an embossed 10mm aluminium face-bonded to 1/8in composite glassfibre core and backed with a high temperature, super-strong pressure sensitive backing, Floor & Tunnel Shield II withstands up to 1750°F of direct continuous heat. The More >

WHEEL CHANGE

Properly organised and secure tool storage is crucial in a quality home or professional workshop. With this firmly in mind, Facom has launched a special wheel-change module, designed to keep the wide range of tools used in the wheel changing process safely stored away in a tool cabinet drawer.

The new foam module comprises a foam insert, pre-cut with spaces specifically created to accommodate a number of wheel-change-related tools. Cut-outs are provided for a number of products including a standard or compact impact wrench; torque wrench; socket set, regular and extra-long impact sockets, extensions, gloves and a tyre valve removal tool. More >

totalkitcar LIVE 2013 REVIEW

Peter James Insurance totalkitcar LIVE – Blyton Park

A MASSIVE thank you to all that exhibited and those that attended last Saturday’s Peter James Insurance totalkitcar LIVE event at Blyton Park. We’d also like to thank Blyton boss, Richard Usher, for allowing us to use his marvellous venue to showcase just what the UK kitcar industry can offer and also our sponsor, Peter James Insurance…

My six weeks of ‘sun-dancing’ had paid off as the day dawned grey, but DRY, which was good. I gave a little speech pre- drivers’ briefing early on Saturday and started off by saying that if anyone More >