Aardvark Racing Limited (ARL) is thrilled to announce that it has taken over the GT-R project from Spire Sportscars.

Spire has built a great reputation for quality cars with great customer service and while they will continue to focus on their very successful track-only GT-3 and GT-F cars, ARL takes on the road and track-going GT-R.

ARL has been created out of a passion for both high-quality engineering and innovative performance vehicles, the acquisition of the GT-R being the culmination of a lifelong interest in motorsport and kitcars by its founder.

The aim in the short term will be to give customers the More >


Another company making their debut at Stoneleigh this year was 427 Hardtops and it really isn’t too hard to work out what it is they make.

Their hardtop was designed around the DAX Tojeiro/Cobra, now made by JK Sportscars, although they will soon be unveiling a top to suit the AK 427 and GD 427, with others sure to follow. A leading American Cobra replica manufacturer even sent a car over for 427 Hardtops to develop a product for them.

Over the years many people have had a go at making a hardtop for the Cobra 427. Some have worked better than More >


Body kit maestros, Turismo UK came to this year’s Stoneleigh show with a brand-new version of their GT RS, this time a convertible, which joins the existing fixed-head, Evolution GT (Boxster-based) and Avalanche GT (Toyota MR2-based).

Based around a Porsche 911 (996 Generation 2 variant), the GT RS Convertible attracted a lot of attention at the show looking resplendent in its Porsche Miami Blue paintwork (yep, I’m a sucker for turquoise).

It’s a body conversion kit, so avoids the need for IVA, and those panels can be supplied in GRP or carbon-fibre, with lots of components now made in-house courtesy of Turismo’s More >


New from Neil Winnington of Enwin are these new narrow seats designed for Lotus Seven-inspired narrow-bodied cars. They cost £180 each without runners or £200 with said runners.

Standard material is faux leather (vinyl to you and me) available in a variety of colours, while other materials can also be specified at extra cost. Dimensions are 380mm across the front cushion and 330mm where the cushion meets the squab.

Covers aren’t glued onto the GRP shell so they can easily be unclipped.

Neil told me: “I deliberately set out to make a comfortable, ergonomic seat and these are orthopaedic, with a curved back More >


This super-flexible magnetic pick-up tool from Laser Tools (part number 7026) has a useful 300 mm length but features a very narrow shaft diameter of just 4mm, which makes it ideal for retrieving those metal nuts, bolts, screws and other metal pieces that have found their way into areas otherwise inaccessible.

If you’ve had to drill out a seized glow plug, this pick-up tool is narrow enough to be inserted into the glow-plug aperture to retrieve any metal swarf or broken glow-plug debris.

The soft grip handle provides comfort and control over the movement of the pick-up tool. The flexible shaft can More >


Sealey’s NEW CP2612 and CP2634 Hand Wrenches are powerful, compact and suitable for removing the most stubborn wheel nuts in the workshop or on the roadside with no compressor or mains source required.

There are no trailing cables to cause hazards and are suitable for workshop, bodyshop and tyre shop applications. They feature a variable speed switch for added control and produce torque of up to 680Nm (500lb.ft) and 816Nm(600lb.ft) respectively and incorporate a forward and reverse control integrated into the housing for ease of use.

Both powered by a 26V 4Ah Lithium battery, which retains its charge over long periods of More >


Thermo-Tec’s customisable Acoustical and Heat Control Mats keep radiant heat and excessive noise to a minimum and can be trimmed to fit almost any space in your vehicle’s interior.

These 0.063in-thick mats block excess engine and road noise for a better driving experience. Each sheet contains polyethene film and a foil surface that will buffer radiant heat up to 2000 degrees F and direct temperatures up to 300 degrees F.

The high-temperature adhesive backing makes it easy to conform the mat to floorboards, firewalls, or doors,  just apply a heat gun and trim edges for a contoured, custom fit.

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Great to see Spyders Inc taking a much more pro-active attitude to their excellent 718 RSK replica and the latest example, not only stars on the front cover of the May/June issue of TKC Mag, will be gracing our stand at Stoneleigh this weekend – Hall 1, stand 66.

Spyders Inc boss, Rob Lindsay has teamed up with ex-Renault F1 man, Craig Hurran and have gone full-time on the project, which is fully deserving of such attention as closer inspection of the powder blue example pictured here reveals.

Rob launched the next chapter of Spyders Inc at Race Retro in February and More >


I’m a big fan of the products sold by E-Teck, a broad range of stuff that is absolutely ideal for kitcar enthusiasts, either on the car or around the home.

Take their MS55 Professional Adhesive & Car Body Seam Sealer. I’ve been using it on our RPX and Abster projects and also to seal a bit of plywood boxing-in I was doing in our kitchen!

A professional-grade adhesive that is high-strength and extremely flexible, meaning that is spot-on for when fitting a car body to a chassis. Strong enough to stick fast, but with enough flex to ensure it stays stuck.

It dries More >


Aeroflow Performance manufactures a range of externally mounted electric fuel pumps designed for use on carburettor-equipped engines. The pumps are available with three different pressure and flow rates to suit most applications.

RED Pump – The Aeroflow RED Fuel Pump has a maximum delivery pressure of 7-PSI and a maximum flow rate of 97 Gallons Per Hour. Compatible with petrol only and so not suitable for use with methanol or alcohol fuels but it is ideal for mildly modified engines.

BLUE Pump – The Aeroflow BLUE Fuel Pump has a maximum delivery pressure of 14-PSI and a maximum flow rate of 110 More >