RADIATING HEALTH

Cambridge Motorsport Parts are now offering hand-made aluminium radiators for classics and classic racecars.

The aluminium radiators are made to order only, with a production lead time of 3- 4 weeks and they offer significantly improved cooling due to their aluminium construction and modern core design.

Weight saving is also said to be reduced, typically by 50 per cent compared to the original copper brass type. The rads are nicely detailed and finished in either a satin/brushed or highly polished finish.

Cambridge Motorsport Parts hold patterns for Aston Martin, Austin Healey 100/4, Jaguar XK120/140/150, E-type Series 1 3.8/4.2, Series 2, Series 3 V12, More >

FOR HIRE…CATERHAM SEVEN!

With the nation looking forward to hosting the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the London Olympics, there has never been a better time to celebrate all things British.

So says Caterham Cars, which kicked off its annual Hire-a-7 season recently.

And, with everyone including the Government getting behind a campaign to get more Britons holidaying here in the UK, the ‘staycation’ is set to make a roaring comeback, with sales of UK-based holidays already nine per cent higher than last year, apparently.

With prices from £175 for a single day or £325 for two days’ hire and full weekend hire also available, what better More >

DETLING SHOW – OFF-ROAD:ON-ROAD

HR Engineering launched their Glamis Pro Truck kit at last weekend’s Detling show and the Saffron Walden-based tuning and engineering specialists, run by Harvey Rice, was very pleased with the reception.

Two versions of the Glamis are available – a rally raid version based on a spaceframe chassis and a more affordable IVA-exempt body conversion that uses un-modified Land Rover Discovery chassis and can feasibly be DIY-built for as little as £8000.

The spaceframe/rollcage package that is pre-fitted to your Discovery rolling chassis comes in at £2400, with the body kit at £1650. To this you need to add the GRP doors More >

DETLING SHOW – GREAT BRITISH SPORTSCARS

Great British Sportscars - Zero

Another big presence at Detling last weekend came from Great British Sportscars, who like Team MEV their fellow Nottinghamshire manufacturer, put on a very big display at the Kent show.

On their stand taking pride of place was the Zero and its Chubster brother, a wide-bodied version officially known as Zero GT in addition to a whole showroom’s worth of parts from their Kit Spares division such as new Ford Zetec Blacktops at just £750 and other such bargains. Much of the Kit Spares stuff is suitable for universal applications, while they also act as distributors for More >

DETLING SHOW – JBA FALCON

JBA Motors was at Detling with their BMW-based Falcon and it attracted lots of favourable comments from visitors, according to JBA boss, Bill Willcock and the Norwich-based company have announced an open day for Saturday June 2 to be held at their factory at: Willow Barn, Arminghall Lane, Arminghall, Norwich, Norfolk NR14 8SD…see you there.

More from www.jbamotors.co.uk or 01508 493 205 ENDS.

DETLING SHOW – FURORE CARS

Good to see Russ Bost’s Furore Cars exhibiting at Detling last weekend and the Essex-based company impressed many showgoers with their outrageous Formula 1 two-seat, road-legal racer, which is based on Toyota MR2 Mk1.

Power can be inline four-cylinder superbike engine or the Toyota 4A-GE unit that comes ‘free’ with your donor vehicle. Russ reckons that a DIY-build can be completed from around £10,000, with a bike engine variant costing around £3000 more.

The kit package starts with the chassis kit at £4140 inc VAT, with the body pack at £2940 inc VAT.

Furore also has a nice line of parts that have More >

DETLING SHOW – TEAM MEV

Team MEV, consisting of Nottinghamshire manufacturers, Road Track Race and Mills Extreme Vehicles put on a serious display of power at Detling last weekend with examples of the complete range of models in their joint line-up.

RTR SONIC

There was the Exocet MX150R displayed on a special rig clearly showing the Mazda chassis thus highlighting the appeal of the MX-5 as a donor vehicle. I must confess to having a fit of giggles when a showgoer mentioned that he thought that the car must handle like a pig due to it being so high off the ground, not realising it was a More >

GARDNER DOUGLAS = NEW T70moda = WOW!

GARDNER DOUGLAS = PINNACLE = NEW T70moda

When one of the industry’s big guns announces a new model it pays to take notice. Got this press release from Gardner Douglas Sports Cars this week:

New GD T70moda will make its debut at Stoneleigh 2012

“Gardner Douglas Sports Cars Ltd. is proud to announce the introduction of the GD T70moda. The well-established GD T70, a car that can boast to be in the top 50 fastest laps of the famed Nordschleife Nürburgring circuit, has been given an all-weather, beautifully-designed panoramic canopy along with other subtle styling revisions for 2012.

The GD T70moda canopy was designed More >

UP THE SPIREITES

Spire Sportscars enjoyed a brilliant weekend in the first round of the 750 Motor Club’s RGB Championship at Silverstone, with GT-3 racers, in the hands of ‘works’ drivers, John Cutmore and Tim Gray ably backed-up by a 2011-spec GT-R, driven by Nick Morley and the Festive Lights-sponsored GT-R piloted by Matthew Higginson. Sadly, Matt Green’s GT-3 was not quite ready-to-race despite much burning of midnight oil…

Good results for Spire Sportscars at Silverstone last weekend in Round One of the 750 MC RGB Championship, with 'works' drivers John Cutmore (left) and Tim Gray dominating proceedings. Indeed, Gray ended-up with two wins, More >

GKD GETS THE ‘HUFF’ – WELL A NEW SUPERCHARGER KIT, ANYWAY…

New from GKD Sports Cars and due for unveiling at Detling show this weekend is a new supercharger package for the BMW 318iS ‘M42’ 1.8-litre or ‘M44 ‘ 1.9-litre engines that use an Eaton M45 supercharger from a BMW Mini Cooper S in addition to a new ‘coil-on-plug’ conversion kit they have developed.

In standard tune the M42 engine delivers 140bhp and 129lb/ft torque although GKD-boss, Peter Lathrope reckons that with a ‘charger added those figures will rise to 200bhp and 175lb/ft. A healthy boost. The real key of this revision is that it retains the standard BMW ECU and injectors, More >