THOSE MAGNIFICENT MEN IN THEIR FLYING MACHINES, THEY GO…

The Wings & Wheels show, returns on August 23 & 24 2014 at Dunsfold Aerodrome in Surrey (home to BBC’s Top Gear) for its tenth anniversary event.

Eyes to the sky as the ‘Wings’ of the event treats visitors to outstanding and diverse five hour air displays, which have previously included show favourites the Red Arrows, Avro Vulcan, Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (Spitfire, Lancaster, Hurricane), Typhoon, Chinook, Tucano, RN Swordfish and Sea Fury, Apache Attack Helicopter, RN Lynx Black Cat Solo Helicopter Display, Team Breitling Wingwalkers, Glider FX and the Blades accompanied by witty and knowledgeable commentary from aviation experts More >

NEW LISTER TAKES SHAPE

Following the recently announced purchase of the Lister Motor Company in 2013, the company has now published its 60th Anniversary Lister Jaguar brochure, which fully outlines the specifications for its forthcoming recreation of the iconic Lister Jaguar ‘Knobbly’ racing car.

With the order book already filling for the new car, Lister has produced its first new sales brochure in more than 25 years, with all the options and specification data now available to potential customers, as well as providing an insight into Lister’s iconic history. Interest in the Lister brand has never been higher and with values of the original 1950s More >

WHAT ANSAR DID NEXT…

One of the standouts of last weekend’s Autosport International was the launch of former Caterham Cars CEO and COO, respectively, Ansar Ali and Mark Edwards’ new Zenos E10 two-seater, in my opinion, a very exciting newcomer to the specialist car scene.

It was around 10.50am last Thursday at the NEC when the silky sheet was pulled back and the E10 was unveiled and the response to those gathered and the lightweight (circa 650kg) two-seater is certainly an eye-catching wheel-at-each-corner sportscar available from the amazingly good value price of £24,995.

That price is all the more spectacular when you consider the specification (Alcon More >

BUITONI? NO, THIS IS BERTINI!

I mentioned the impending arrival of the Bertini GT25 last week on Steve Says and lo and behold, the man behind the project, Anthony Cherry, has given me an update report on progress.

The BMW Z3-based Bertini GT25 could be a real winner, I reckon. It makes its public show debut at Stoneleigh show in early May. Development is coming along nicely.

The GT25 is the first of what I reckon will be many specialist cars based on BMW Z3 mechanicals, an overlooked two-seater that is ideal for donor use and available with a variety of engines from mild 2-litre four-pot to More >

KEEP IT NICE

Leading car care brand, ValetPRO has released their brand new ‘Leather Care Kit, a complete solution for maintaining and rejuvenating leather seats and trim. This is going to be a good product for kitcar and replica car owners where leather trim is abundant.

Inside the kit you’ll find three brand new products, ValetPRO Leather Soap, ValetPRO Leather Protector and a high-quality soft-touch, nylon ValetPRO Leather Brush, all of which are also available independently.

ValetPRO’s Leather Soap deep cleans leather by actively pulling dirt and grime out of the leather grain, leaving a natural finish and barrier that reduces the likelihood of re-soiling. More >

START SOMETHING. ANYTHING.

A portable PowerPack is a device that will jump-start cars with flat batteries, and it is also a remote stand-alone power-source providing power for all your in-car kit.

With cold weather affecting batteries and drivers relying more and more on electronic gadgets in their cars, it makes sense to carry a portable power pack around in your boot.

Ring has redesigned its award winning range of PowerPacks, giving them a modern, unique and distinctive look. The new packs have the primary function of starting cars with flat batteries, but they can also charge and power everything from music players, tablets and smartphones More >

BE A WINNER WITH DREMEL

Dremel has designated 2014 as the ‘Year of Versatility’ launching it with a generous promotion to win a set of premium Dremel tools worth around £584 each month.

Kicking off at the start of February, Dremel is launching its Versatile Tool Pack promotion to demonstrate their versatility and aimed at people who enjoy undertaking automotive, home and garden DIY, construction, repair and restoration work.

Win lovely Dremel stuff

The prize includes: a Dremel DSM20 compact saw, a Dremel 8200 cordless rotary tool, a Dremel 4200 corded rotary tool, a Dremel Multi-Max MM40 oscillating tool, a Dremel 940 Glue Gun, a Dremel Versaflame butane More >

LASER GUIDED DRIVING

This versatile new ratchet screwdriver from Laser Tools (part number 5734) has a host of features that will make it a very useful addition to your tool collection.

The comfortable, ergonomic grip can be used straight or swiveled to an angle for extra torque. The smooth 45-tooth ratchet is reversible for both screwing and un-screwing and can also be locked. The bits are secured in the shaft by magnet and thus will hold the screw as it is offered up. The six bits provided (flat 4, 5 & 6mm; Ph1, Ph2 & Ph3), are stored securely in the handle.

A sturdy, well-made screwdriver More >

3J DRIVES ON

Few people would have had the courage of their conviction to start a new company in a recession, but that’s exactly what Dan Jones, MD of 3J driveline did in 2012.

A little over a year on and we have seen press releases regularly hitting ur inboxes informing of a growing range of new products such as ‘NXG LSD’ and 3J’shafts and gear-kits for an ever increasing vehicle range, as the company got into full swing.

Were they happy, though? OH NO!

With 3J products being well-received in the UK, it was time to tackle the world, firstly with a distributor in the More >

MORE TEETH THAN A DENTIST’S

This versatile new ratchet screwdriver from Laser Tools (part number 5734) has a host of features that will make it a very useful addition to your tool collection.

The comfortable, ergonomic grip can be used straight or swiveled to an angle for extra torque. The smooth 45-tooth ratchet is reversible for both screwing and unscrewing and can also be locked.  The bits are secured in the shaft by magnet and thus will hold the screw as it is offered up. The six bits provided (flat 4, 5 & 6mm; Ph1, Ph2 & Ph3), are stored securely in the handle.

A sturdy, well-made More >