MX-5 PARTS FROM PIPERCROSS

Portsmouth-based Mazda MX-5 gurus MX5 Parts has created a stunning Closed Air Induction System in conjunction with filtration expert Pipercross. This attractive and effective upgrade promises to improve under-bonnet appearance, induction noise and performance in one easy fitment.

The kit is based around the ‘Viper’ enclosed carbon-fibre induction system, complete with a huge 100mm intake. By shielding the cold ducted air from the front of the car away from all ambient under-bonnet heat, the Viper ensures that the Mazda’s punchy NA engine has nothing but the densest air firing into its inlet manifold. The predictable result of this manifesting itself with More >

CATERHAM PUT ON A SHOW

Caterham is set to showcase its most exciting line-up to date at the 2014 Autosport International Show on January 9-12, 2014 at the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham.

In addition to the AeroSeven concept, the 2013 CT03 Caterham F1 car will be on the stand, alongside the SP/300.R racing and trackday car, the new Superlight R300 championship race car, the Seven 485 SV and the Caterham Kart.

In Hall 4, the ever-popular Caterham Experience will be running for the duration of the show. Visitors can experience a thrilling passenger ride in a Seven alongside Caterham’s team of professional drivers on a bespoke indoor drift More >

START YOUR ENGINES

The three models in the LSTART range are the latest addition to the Sealey Tools product offering, that can now be ordered from any stockist nationwide.

These nifty 12-volt Compact Lithium-ion Jump Starts are capable of starting vehicles up to a 6-litre, eight-cylinder petrol or 3.5-litre, six-cylinder diesel engine.

They are compact and light and able to be stored in the glove-box or pannier; they offer a USB port enabling a variety of small electronic devices to be powered, have a handy built-in work light, are supplied with mains and 12V in-vehicle charger leads and the LSTART810 features a EOBD plug for More >

NEW DICKIE DIRT?

Employing the latest developments in fabric technology and manufacturing techniques, Dickies’ high performance workwear is suited for even the harshest working environments and a brand new Flame Retardant range will be introduced for 2014 with exciting new design features and introducing new and innovative fabrics into the market among other new launches such as a two-tone range and softshell jackets.

I like Dickies stuff as they are ideal for working in the garage during the winter months, while they are also extremely hard-wearing too.

To find out more visit www.dickiesworkwear.com ENDS.

SNOW JOKE

Be prepared for this winter’s snow with Laser Tools’ new snow shovel (part no 5702). It’s light of weight and easy to use but as the shovel and shaft are made from aluminium, it’s also very strong and you can safely remain mobile no matter what the weather throws at you.

With an overall length of 820mm, it easily collapses and the components are stored in a sturdy storage bag that is ideal for storing in the boot of your car over the winter.

Great value and available now at £35.06 inc VAT but remember to check your local supplier for the More >

ALL VERY IMPERIAL

Facom’s ‘467’ range of flexible ratcheting wrenches has been specifically designed to provide maximum manoeuvrability – in the minimum space. Now, for the first time, it is available in imperial sizes.

The range features a reversible ratchet system incorporated within a compact ring head. It is ideal for reaching into awkward spaces, offering ultra-fast operation in areas with restricted room. A recessed reversing lever avoids the risk of accidental reversal, while small movement increments ensure optimum performance regardless of workspace.

There are two new imperial sets: 467.JPU8, which comprises 5/16, 3/8, 7/16, 1/2, 9/16, 5/8, 11/16, 3/4in wrenches and a set with More >

BIG ‘TORQUE’ FROM BRITOOL

Given the variety of metals and alloys used in their construction, both automotive and industrial machinery require very precise tensioning of bolts and fixings. Whether tightening cylinder head bolts on a car, or ensuring tolerances are set precisely on production equipment, it is crucial that the correct torque is applied to facilitate efficient operation and to avoid potential damage.

Britool Expert’s new click-type torque wrenches are designed to enable fast and accurate application of torque. They are available in the following specifications:

•    E100105B 1/4in – 5 to 25 Nm – £167.21 inc VAT •    E100106B 3/8in – 10 to 50 Nm More >

NEW R1 ‘X-CITEMENT FROM ROAD TRACK RACE

Another winner from Stuart Mills and TEAM MEV

The latest exo-skeletal kit offering comes from the Nottingham home of innovation, excitement and the affordable; Road Track Race, called the X-R1, it’s the first of their exo-skeletal cars to offer a full windscreen and weather-gear.

The X-R1 uses the now familiar three-tube chassis style seen in TEAM MEV’s Atomic, tR1ke and Mevabusa.

As the ‘R1’ in the car’s name hints, it is based on Yamaha R1 bike running gear and is available with a wide variety of options that include the laminated ‘screen and weather equipment comprising a targa roof, removable doors and fabric More >

SWARFEGA GETS WEBBED-UP

Who would have thought that when Swarfega was invented in 1947, the brand famous for the hand cleaning green gel, would be launching its own website in 2014? You heard it here first.

To celebrate the New Year in style, Swarfega has launched their own website, which focuses on supplying their distributors and product-using customers with detailed product and support information.

Swarfega, manufactured in Derbyshire, is renowned the world over for its unique cleaning properties. Just mention the word ‘Swarfega’ to a group of people and virtually everybody will know the iconic green gel; be it through their own use or that More >

EARLY LEARNING CENTRE

Caterham Cars, is teaming up with the UK’s largest online motoring forum and news source, PistonHeads.com, for the 2014 Caterham Academy.

Home to an energetic 117,000 motoring enthusiasts from across the globe, PistonHeads.com boasts some 2.5 million unique users per month and will be the title sponsor of the coming 2014 series.

The PistonHeads.com Caterham Academy is acknowledged the world over as being one of the best value introductions to motorsport for aspiring race drivers.

Selling out annually, the Academy fastens rookie racers firmly into the seat of a Caterham Seven – the iconic racing machine. The Academy vehicle’s underpinnings are identical in More >