TA-DA! AND THE WINNER IS…

The Caterham Group’s first exhibition as a united set of companies at this year’s Autosport International Show was a huge success, with the display winning the show’s Best Overall Stand award.

Showcasing, for the first time, the expertise of Caterham’s Composites and Technology & Innovation (CTI) arms alongside the iconic brand’s road and race cars, the display was executed by exhibition and events expert, SO Group.

Alongside the first prototype of the Caterham CK-01 racing kart and various Seven track and road cars, the stand featured Caterham F1 Team’s 2012 F1 car and a selection of engineering projects spearheaded by CTI.

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PIGGYBACK FROM PROTECH

New 600 Series dampers from Protech Shocks offer a ‘piggyback’ double adjustable set-up with 13-clicks each for bump and rebound.

Handbuilt from quality aluminium and filled with synthetic oil these dampers become the Wiltshire company’s top-of-the-range product priced at £250 each and come with a three-year guarantee…

More from www.protechshocks.co.uk or 01225 705 553 ENDS.

TANKING ALONG

Viper has added these useful small alloy tanks to its range of aluminium fabrications.

The tanks are available in anodised black or polished natural aluminium and come with mounting brackets and six outlet/inlet -8 ORB female ports. Unused ports can be blocked off with Viper blanking caps (sold separately).

These tanks can be used in a number of applications such as reservoir tanks, breather tanks, fuel surge tanks (swirl pot) etc and are ideal for the racer and kitcar builder alike.

Viper’s Universal Fabricated Alloy tanks are robotically TIG-welded and come in three sizes…

1.4 Litre – 127x127x100mm – £79 inc VAT

2.2 Litre – 127x127x155mm More >

CLEAN UP WITH BRITEMAX

Two exciting new products from Britemax – Interior Cleaner is formulated to be safe on all interior surfaces yet effective on tough stains including spills, body oils, pet stains, grease and deeply embedded soil in textured vinyl. Use on upholstery, vinyl, rubber, plastic, cloth, carpet, floor mats and smooth auto leather. Interior Cleaner can be used on carpet as often as you like to rejuvenate to a perfect factory finish. A 709ml bottle costs £10.99.

Second new item is Britemax Interior Dressing, which is formulated to give a natural look gloss and protective finish to vinyl, leather and rubber surfaces. For use More >

STAR STUDDED

Uprated Cylinder Head Stud Kits are essential for high performance engine builds. Heavy duty head studs reduce cylinder head movement in high boost or high compression engines optimising cylinder head to block sealing.

Cosworth Ultra High Performance Head Studs are manufactured from H11 tool steel with 240,000+psi tensile strength and come complete with nuts and washers. They are manufactured with hex broach ends for ease of installation. Additionally, genuine Cosworth head studs utilize a base seating feature to evenly distribute maximum load on the stud and not the threads. This feature is typically found only in high level race engines and More >

BEETLE CARB DIET

Originally Weber designed the 40 IDF 70 carburettor for use on Fiat applications. They were front- engined in both transverse or ‘north-south’ layouts and used an electric choke.

Things have changed since then, and now the most common use for these carburettors is in VW air-cooled applications, both on the road and in race and off road vehicles where the engine is at the rear and a choke is no longer practical or desirable.

Until now VW enthusiasts had to buy a carb with a choke they didn’t need or settle for one of the Chinese copies that are common in the More >

NOISE CONTROL

Two new tools to help you safely and quickly install Boom Mat Thermal Acoustic Control products and perform other household and workshop tasks.

Installing acoustical and thermal insulation products can be a breeze when you have the right tools. As a leading manufacturer of automotive acoustic and insulation products, Boom Mat has a handle on what DIY-ers and professional installers need to quickly and expertly cut and install their materials.

The company’s new retractable Blade Lock Knife* gives you a clean cut for a perfect fit and can be handy for any workshop or household use. Designed as a professional grade retractable More >

SURF’S UP

Received a missive from Tim Dutton this week, with news of goings on at his Littlehampton factory and developments on the amphibious Surf. He may have been producing kitcars since 1969, and amphibs since 1989, but Tim doesn’t show any signs of slowing down.

Apparently, 2012 was the best year thus far for Surf sales, while electric versions are currently under construction at the factory for a European customer who plans to rent the vehicles out for canal holidays. The image below shows the state of the art 48-volt water-cooled electric motor that is coupled to Dutton’s own jet system. Charging More >

CATERHAM – MUCH MORE THAN JUST A NICE TOWN IN TANDRIDGE!

Caterham Cars has a greatly increased presence at this weekend’s Autosport International Show (ASI) at the NEC in Birmingham, including everything from live action experiences to the latest technology being developed by the new Caterham Group of companies.

The iconic marque’s stand (2520), situated right next door to the main Autosport stage, will be bigger than ever, featuring road cars, racing Sevens, a Caterham F1 car as well as the brand new Caterham Kart.

Meanwhile, the Caterham Experience will again be run in Hall 4 where, for £10, visitors can sit alongside one of the firm’s instructors for a tyre-smoking passenger ride More >

A GREAT HALF CENTURY

2013 is a hugely important year for Burton Power as it marks their splendid 50th anniversary and the company are celebrating it with a special anniversary issue catalogue due to be launched at the Autosport International show.

This year new listings in the catalogue include Helix Autosport clutches, 3J Driveline transmission and Lifeline fire extinguishers. The Ford meisters have also expanded their range of crown wheels and pinions and also have a huge new range of Escort, Cortina and Capri parts in addition to stocking a lot of major aftermarket brands such as ARP fasteners, ZDDP oil additive, Weber, Samco, Revotec, More >