SHOCKING…

GAZ Suspension has just released their 2012 catalogue, which includes the full range of GAZ

GHA coilovers, GAZ GOLD fully-adjustable coil-overs, GAZ Shocks and a whole host of other products including their new Monotube dampers and adjustable top-mount kits.

This year, GAZ is sponsoring more race series than ever and are supplying competitors with the required suspension. So, if you plan to get involved in clubman racing, classic racing or just want to improve your car’s handling for the road and/or trackdays this is where the upgrade starts.

The catalogue is available free – visit www.gazshocks.com or for the kitcar market visit www.dampertech.co.uk ENDS.

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TAG TEAM ACTION – GRAPPLING FANS

Team MEV, consisting of ROAD TRACK RACE and Mills Extreme Vehicles have announced a ‘MEV’ build-fest for this year’s National Kit Car Motor Show at

Stoneleigh on May 6 & 7.

On Stand 68, HALL ONE, you’ll find a forlorn Mazda MX-5 donor car that each day (11am, 1pm and 3pm), will be stripped and transformed into a MEV Exocet, which is cool, but especially so given that it will take just EIGHT MINUTES!

The process will see the MX-5 body removed and fitting of the new MEV kit creating a radical modern sportscar with ease and speed. Of course, preparations will have More >

WOLFRACE GOES ASIA

Four exciting new wheel designs just announced by Wolfrace Wheels.

If you’re after a set of 22in alloys for a Range Rover or a set of 15in rims for a kitcar, it’s all covered within the Wolfrace portfolio. Wolfrace Asia-Tec forms the first step on the Wolfrace ladder; the premium economy range contains a choice wheel of designs in varying sizes and fitments at hugely competitive prices. The range has recently been increased with four new designs.

First off is the JDM – a six spoke, dished design in Gun metal finish. A design that is firmly affiliated with Japanese car tuning. More >

DUNCAN’S BONKERS RUSH

‘How Fast’ is a competition………….run by Club MSV, the in-house trackday division of Jonathan Palmer’s MotorSport Vision operation.

Drivers are given the opportunity to enter their own (or others’) cars and test themselves against the clock in a similar fashion to ‘Stig’ on the ‘Top Gear’ track.  Only, on this occasion, the venue used is the challenging 1.8-mile West Circuit at PalmerSport’s superb 700-acre Bedford Autodrome circuit complex.

The organisers, Club MSV, log the lap times recorded by all entrants, which are later displayed on the league table on the ‘How Fast’ website. At the head of the leaderboard currently is evo More >

ROAD TRACK RACE – AUSSIE RULES

Major news from Road Track Race this week………..concerns their Australian agent, Southam Automotive Engineering, who has announced that the Antipodean version of the Rocket is now fully road compliant for that territory.

The Aussie Rocket has had a few minor tweaks to the chassis to comply with ADR regulations but can now boldly go where most rivals can go i.e. on the roads of Australia.

More information from Southam Automotive Engineering via www.southam.com.au or for the UK factory visit www.roadtrackrace.com ENDS.

SAMMIO SPECIAL SPYDER

Sammio Motor Company has been………….doing extremely well with their Triumph Herald-based Sammio Spyder kit that really harks back to the days of the specials bodyshell movement in the late fifties and it is certainly affordable as you can build a decent example from around £2500! The bodyshell costs £895 with an interior support frame at £300 (or £450 for the deluxe version).

In true Derek Buckler and Dick Shattock style you can also select from several body types for the Spyder such as fifties Lancia D24 or Mercedes style and also a centre bar a la Jaguar D-type.

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AUTOGLYM SUPER RESIN POLISH

Autoglym has recently launched………………..an all-new formulation of Super Resin Polish, the UK’s most popular car polish, which has been under development for more than two years.

New Super Resin Polish imparts a deep shine, exceeding that achieved by its predecessor, while its durability is also greatly enhanced, ‘beading’ for three times longer than the previous generation Super Resin Polish and, Autoglym claim, more than twice as long as its nearest competitor.

The new SRP retains the attributes for which its predecessor was renowned, remaining very easy to use while gently and effectively removing harmful surface contaminants and rejuvenating lightly deteriorated and swirled More >

COYOTE WITH BITE

Simon Scleater is a well-known man………..in engine tuning circles and his company Caral Automotive is particularly sought after in Lotus and Vauxhall VX220 circles.

He’s also just launched his new S-Sport division, which deals with GM LS V8 and the new Ford 5-litre DOHC ‘Coyote’ V8 that delivers a cool 412bhp straight out of the box, which the Blue Oval’s answer to the LS series and is all-aluminium, features 32-valve technology, forged crank and con-rods and an 11.0:1 compression ratio.

A ‘BOSS’ version is also available from S-Sport and adds lots of pretty bits and around 50bhp, while for the ultimate bang More >

JUNIOR CATERHAM

Twenty students at the Wilmington Grammar School in Kent………..will build a Caterham Seven from scratch in 24 school weeks, having taken delivery of the iconic British vehicle in kit form recently.

The build project, part of Caterham’s ‘Sevens for Schools’ initiative, will take place as an extra-curricular activity.

The students, aged 11-19-years, participated in X-Factor-style auditions, which enabled them to express why they should be chosen to take part in the project. The after-school project will be utilised across Physics, Maths and Business Studies to enhance classroom learning.

Two former students, who have a younger brother currently studying Engineering at Wilmington Grammar School, More >

NEW RIVET NUT TOOLS FROM MEMFAST

MEMfast’s new tool……………is flying out the door and, in the near future, they also add UNC and UNF conversion kits and rivet stud kits, and all of these will be available in easy to adapt kits for the main tool components.

The innovative company’s Rivet Nut packages will be joined by stainless steel items with knurled bodies (greater torque resistance) in both flat and thin sheet head versions, plus aluminium with thin sheet head adding to their very popular existing flat head versions

They’ll soon have a range POP Rivets of multigrip type with aluminium bodies and steel mandrels, while they already More >