GOING FOR GOLD…

Wolfrace, the well-known UK alloy wheel brand, celebrates the arrival of the London 2012 Olympics with their new Olympic alloy wheel – the latest rim to be launched in the aptly named Wolfrace Eurosport wheel range.

The Olympic is a dished five-spoke design with a polished lip and mock-rivet detail. Two colour options are available – Gloss black or Gunmetal.

Specification details for the new Olympic wheel are as follows; 6.5x15in four and five stud from £107.95 7.0x17in four and five stud from £123.95

The simple dished style, wide range of fitments and colour options will make the Olympic a popular choice amongst More >

‘DIESEL’ BE GOOD

Not one that will apply to many kitcars but with diesel cars now outselling petrol ones, we thought it relevant for you, dear reader.

Designed for use on the injector return side of a common rail diesel system, this new kit from Laser Tools (part no: 5260) measures the return fuel flow on engines up to ten cylinders, the extra cylinder capacity is very useful on certain commercial and marine applications.

Assists with the diagnosis of poor (or no) engine starting, rough running, overall lack of power and excessive smoke. A faulty or partially blocked injector will send excessive fuel back to More >

RING RING

Ring Automotive has launched the RIL3200, a rapid charge and high-power LED inspection lamp for professional motor mechanics and technicians.

The lamp comprises of six LEDs that produce a brighter light output, but also cast a wider light output. This allows, for example, total illumination of an engine bay.

The RIL3200 provides 1200 lux of light on a High-Power setting for four hours of operating time. This is twice as bright compared to a standard. The low-power setting provides 325 lux of light for eight hours operating time.

A key technological advancement is the quick charge time. Equipped with the latest lithium ion More >

ADD-ONS…

With the £100 tankful upon us, the latest petrol and diesel fuel additives from long-time engine care experts, STP, are a timely tonic to Britain’s besieged motorists, with the onus on generating better fuel consumption.

The faster-acting formulations of STP’s new and improved petrol and diesel fuel additives, on sale now from the nation’s forecourts and accessory shops, are more capable than ever of improving fuel consumption, boosting engine efficiency and helping to reduce engine emissions.

When added to a tankful of petrol or diesel, the highly-concentrated STP formulations dissolve carbon deposits from the combustion and fuel delivery system. These build-up in More >

WD40 – NEW RANGE DELIVERS THE PERFECT TOOL

Motoring enthusiasts need never again be stuck for the perfect solution, thanks to a brand new range of professional products from an established expert.

The WD-40 Company has added a brand new range of products to its toolbox, WD-40 Specialist, designed specifically for industrial and more intense trade applications, helping motor mechanics and automotive professionals solve even more problems with WD-40.

WD-40 Specialist assistant brand manager Kieron Roberts says: “The new WD-40 Specialist range has been designed with professionals in mind, to consistently deliver high-quality performance while instilling confidence that the job will get done right, first time.

“Used alongside the much-loved original More >

SPECIAL DELIVERY – CATERHAM STYLE

Reigning American Le Mans Series (ALMS) LMP1 champion team, Dyson Racing, were the first to take delivery of Caterham’s SP/300.R, the company’s all-new race and trackday vehicle this week.

The Caterham Cars-appointed official US distributor is one of the most successful and longest-running privateer race teams in America, having competed in IMSA GTO and GTP, SCCA Trans-Am, GRAND-AM, CART and Indy Lights championships since its inception in 1974.

The US version of the Caterham and Lola-designed car will be manufactured to specifications appropriate to that market, with final assembly taking place at Dyson Racing’s facility in Poughkeepsie, NY, following receipt of its More >

CANDID CAMERA…

Jon Pullara’s Digital Speedos operation is well-known for their superb range of Koso gauges and other really stylish, effective and value for money gauges and instruments and they’ve just added a superb new piece of kit to their range that will sure to be of interest to kitcar enthusiasts…

The Youcam digital video camera from PZracing can obviously record your on-road or track activities, but it can also provide datalogging and laptimer overlay facilities too. This neat product gives you instant access to speed, rpm, throttle position sensor, gear indicator, acceleration, GPS lap-timing, fastest lap indication, start/finish, two intermediate times and More >

FLAT AS A PANCAKE…

Dunno about you, but I get really cheesed off with car batteries. Great big heavy things that aren’t cheap to replace these days and even expensive ones can leave you high and dry just when you need your car most. Typically on a freezing cold morning or when you have an important appointment.

I found a solution several years ago when I started using the products of regular kitcar showgoers, Powervamp, and the Weston-super-Mare-based company offer a fine range of advanced dry-cell batteries that as the name implies don’t have liquid acid sloshing around within their cells.

It’s all clever stuff and More >

EXHAUSTED

Exhausts UK, a Sheffield-based master of the extraction of gases from your engines (see how I neatly swerved repeating the word ‘exhaust’ there?!) are a company whose work I am seeing more and more as I travel around testing kitcars.

The first example of their work I saw was on Scoobybits’ SDR V-Storm demonstrator and it really was a first class, efficient and cosmetically spot-on job of installing an exhaust to a car that could pose packaging issues to the unwary, thanks to its mid-engined configuration.

Since then, all over the country, I’ve seen cars with an Exhausts UK sticker sitting proudly More >

PANIC AT THE PUMPS…

Viper PRO RANGE fuel tanks are extremely well-built, with a 3mm thick aluminium wall, which has been robotically welded for perfect welds, with an attractive satin finish.

Two standard sizes are available – five and ten gallon – with a sump system to allow you to use the very last drop of your precious fuel and prevent the pick-up sucking air when the fuel sloshes around.

Tanks are supplied complete with fuel sender unit pre-mounted and are filled with a yellow anti-explosion foam, an anodised aircraft-style pull and twist fuel filler cap, and mounting brackets.

Five-gallon tank – 300x254x260mm – £289 inc VAT

Ten-gallon More >