STORM COMING

Good to see ex-speedway ace and professional stuntman, Lex Milloy, return to show duties at last weekend’s Stoneleigh show with the all-new Storm Warrior 2 Thunder Wagon.

Although still a leviathan the new model is dwarfed by the original Storm Warrior, but Lex has come up with an innovative vehicle that is also IVA-exempt as it uses the un-modified floorpan of a Discovery Mk1 (or a Range Rover Classic).

Donors are plentiful (around 5000 still registered on UK roads) and often ratty, although for Lex’s kit you’ll be replacing all the ropey parts with new GRP panels, while you’ll find what you’re More >

CHARGED UP WESTIE

Lurking on the Westfield Sportscars stand at Stoneleigh was a new derivative of the superb Mega S2000, which is a stunner powered by Honda F20a VTEC 2-litre from the S2000 sportscar, delivering around 237bhp.

Performance of the standard car is sublime, but the new supercharged version, the Mega S2000S promises to be mind-bending offering an additional 110bhp, with the Rotrex blower devised by Westfield in association with Omex Technology and TTS Performance.

It can ordered as a standalone vehicle or as a retro-fit (factory or DIY) to existing Mega S2000 model and although prices have yet to be announced expect a ticket More >

MAGIC NEW MERLIN KIT!

The new Merlin from Racekits, run by father and son team, Andy and Martin Kemp, is a DIY-racecar designed for Class C of the 750 Trophy series.

As such it is built to pre-1974 750 Formula regulations and uses components and methods that were available at that time – although some exceptions are allowed. The Merlin kit can also be used to build a hillclimb or sprint car using alternative engines and transmissions.

The Merlin is a front-engined sports racing car with a live rear axle, complying with 750 Motor Club and MSA regulations for eligibility and safety. It’s underpinned by a More >

FINGER ON THE TRIGGER

Trigger-wheels Ltd is pleased to announce the launch of the VVTpro standalone cam controller.

The Ford Zetec engine is a favourite for engine conversions, classics, kitcars and track cars and the ST170 version, in particular, delivers good power, is cost-effective, reliable and has great tuning potential. Engines such as the ST170 running variable cam timing are now becoming the norm but until now controlling the cam has been a problem.

Most people simply run their cams using the most cam turned to the most extreme profile at all times or have installed a simple switch on the dashboard to change between ‘mild’ and More >

SURE OF A WARM WELCOME FROM FROST!

Always eagerly awaited in the tkc mag/totalkitcar editorial office is the new edition of the Frost Restorers Equipment catalogue and the Spring 2014 issue is out now.

Contained within its 76-pages are some of the handiest and innovative automotive products you’ll ever need, a total of 2000 products in all from leading brands including Millers Oils, Renovo, POR15 and VHT among others.

Among the new products are a couple of coating from Eastwood, with Frost stocking the complete range, and the first new one is 2K Epoxy Primer Aerosol, which allows you to paint with the durability and precision of a two-component More >

FOR WRINKLES – USE THIS

Black wrinkle paint has been around for ages, but VHT has now taken this type of coating to a new level and Burton Power has a choice of colours in stock now.

VHT Wrinkle Plus is ideal for adding a touch of personal styling to almost any metal surface. It resists colour-fading, grease, degreasers and severe weather conditions and the tough, durable finish is extremely resistant to rust, corrosion, chipping and cracking, making it ideal for engines, chassis, metal dashboards and any other automotive use.

Available in Grey, Red, Blue and Black it costs £9.95 per can inc VAT with a discounted More >

SMART SATNAV

The new nüvi 3598LMT-D sat-nav offers unique technology and animation to ensure that changing lanes and negotiating junctions is a doddle: PhotoReal Junction View provides realistic images of the landscape, road signs and interchanges; Birds Eye View gives you a useful perspective on complicated junctions from above; while Active Lane Guidance eliminates any last-minute stress when negotiating tricky junctions by giving you voice prompts in plenty of time to move into the correct lane with confidence.

With its 5in multi-touch screen, elegant styling and ultra-slim profile, the top of the range nüvi 3598LMT-D sat-nav comes with a powered magnetic mount, which More >

FANCY DRESS-UP

Edelbrock’s new Elite II Series engine dress-up accessories are a new and modern take on a classic Edelbrock design.

The original Elite Series accessories have been a staple in the Edelbrock performance catalogue since 1985 and are an all-new streamlined modern design that pays homage to the original.

They retain the classic raised fin look with gloss black accents. The Elite II Series air cleaner (#4266) has a 14in diameter and includes a high quality 3in pre-oiled and washable filter with the Edelbrock exclusive Pro-Charge™ clean strip for excellent filtration.

Elite II Series valve covers are a heavy-gauge, die-cast aluminium construction that are More >

ONE-STOP CONSUMABLES SHOP

Connect Workshop Consumables has just published their 2014 catalogue, which is fully updated and offers a truly comprehensive range suitable for businesses and tradesmen of all disciplines.

The team of industry professionals at Connect Workshop Consumables work tirelessly to provide a complete and inclusive one-stop-shop, constantly sourcing new products that will enhance the range and offer the tradesman and technician the UK’s most comprehensive solution for workshop consumables.

Over three hundred new lines have been added this year adding a complete range of exhaust clamps and particularly increasing the trim clip offering with the assorted boxes proving very popular, covering the most More >

ALWAYS STARTING SOMETHING

Designed for heavy duty use, DEI’s new ULTRA SHIELD MA offers the highest level of heat protection for starter motors. The shield is ideal where the starter is in close proximity to heat sources such as exhaust systems and turbochargers.

The Ultra Shield is constructed of two layers of material, a highly reflective outer combined with a high heat resistant inner layer. This combination is able to withstand direct heat of up to 730°C,

Ultra Shield MA is the perfect choice for EXTREME high heat applications where engine heat soak is a problem and comes 24in long x 7in wide, with a ‘hook More >