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BOO! WINTER’S COMING

With winter sadly fast approaching, Richbrook has announced the release of their brand new range of ‘Luxury Tailored Car Covers’, complimented by a range of officially licensed Ford, Vauxhall and MG branded alternatives.

High-quality, lightweight materials mean they can be used both indoors and outdoors, and each is manufactured specifically for the model intended (over 1000 patterns for the UK), which means a guaranteed first class fit, mirror pockets, double stitched elasticated seams, underbody straps, a carry case etc…

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WONDER WHEEL

Here’s a really cool metal polish supplied in a small tub supplied in 2.5cm x 1.5 linear metres and is rather good indeed.

The air-sealed plastic pack contains what looks like a Catherine Wheel, which is actually just like a bright pink Duraglit but rather than having a chemical pong it actually smells like bubblegum.

All you need do is tear off a very tiny amount of the product – a little goes a long way – and apply it to the item you want cleaning. I used it on my stainless steel shower cabinet, although it also works on brass, aluminium, More >

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PALM-SIZED SCREWDRIVER

A useful little tool from Kamasa is this pocket-sized ratchet screwdriver (part no: 56085) that is suitable for a multitude of uses. Stored in the handle are five 1.4in bits: Ph 1, Ph2 and Ph3; flat 5mm and 7mm; plus six 4mm precision bits: Ph00, Ph0, Star T8 and T9, and flat 2.5mm and 3mm.

With its smooth reversible ratchet and compact size, you’ll wonder how you did without it. Terrific value and available now at a typical price of £9.46 inc VAT but remember to check your local Kamasa supplier for the best prices and special offers.

Further details from www.kamasa.co.uk

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TRIM RESTORATION IN A TINY BOTTLE

This product is tearing-up trees on the American car detailing scene and is now available in the UK courtesy of Matt Rooke at i4 Detailing. The product comes in a tiny 1-ounce bottle but packs a punch. I guess it needs to at £12 a bottle.

There’s nothing worse than once black bumpers that have turned grey and depending on how bad they are there’s not much you can do aside from use Autoglym’s Black Dye or splash out on new bumpers, which can turn into a mission to fit, not to mention expensive.

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NEW OFFICIAL MOPAR AND GM PARTS SUPPLIER

KW Parts is the official distributor of GM and MOPAR original spare parts and accessories throughout Europe and has announced their second authorised performance centre in the form of UK-based V8XS, a performance specialist with expert skills in the low volume manufacturer and kitcar business. V8XS markets and sells its products mainly through its extensive web shop v8xs.co.uk.

“V8XS knows what is needed to succeed in its projects, especially in the kitcar marketplace, so as to boost end-user confidence in their purchases from order to delivery” says Björn Reich Husberg, European sales and marketing director of KW Parts.

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WELCOME BACK – SSC STYLUS

I was pleased to hear that the Stylus is to make a comeback at next May’s National Kit Car Motor Show at Stoneleigh.

Originally designed by Jeremy Phillips, the model went out of production in 2008 when erstwhile custodian, Tim Benbow, decided to concentrate on his main business. Not before he’d thoroughly developed the car with an alternative body option, known as the RT, and new engine choices.

Much like any Phillips-penned model, the Stylus handles for fun, while differs from its Phoenix and Fury brothers by having doors, boot and windscreen as standard.

The new owner of the Stylus project is petrolhead, More >

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CG MOTORSPORT CAN SORT OUT YOUR RIGID FROM YOUR SPRUNG CENTRES

A clutch is an essential component of a car with a manual gearbox and it can be a very trouble-free item. If they go wrong or you specify the incorrect replacement, you can be dealing with a real tin of worms.

Specialist help is at hand from Leeds-based, CG Motorsport, who are among the country’s leading experts on the subject offering advice and solutions in addition to the parts of AP Racing, Exedy and their own bespoke stuff…

Much like people are happy to spend upwards of £15,000 on their engine, safety critical items like dampers, brakes and the clutch are often More >

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NEW SATNAVS FROM GARMIN

The NEW Advanced satnav series from Garmin (www.garmin.co.uk) is now available, bringing innovative new features such as Foursquare and Direct Access as well as a real glass pinch-to-zoom display for a more intuitive experience and the clearest possible picture.

With three different size options to choose from – 5in, 6in and 7in – the NEW Advanced Series offers you all the useful features you can expect from the nüvi satnav line, including highly accurate map data and turn by turn directions, while the pinch-to-zoom capability means you can quickly and easily get a closer look at any on-screen information, while the More >

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KAMASA COMPENDIUM

This new high-quality 14-piece tool-kit from Kamasa (part no: 56081), offers an varied selection of metric combination spanners, pliers and adjustable wrench, plus a versatile pair of water pump pliers.

The metric spanner sizes are 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 17 and 19mm. Also included are a pair of 200mm combination pliers, a 200mm adjustable wrench and a pair of 250mm water pump pliers with box-joint for solid, secure adjustment

All the tools are manufactured from chrome vanadium for strength and designed to be long-lasting.

Presented in a handy wall-mounted hanging rack, the 56081 set is available now at More >

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MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU!

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away a talented young racing seat designer called Geoff Dunsford received a call from a well-known film studio, asking him to create a unique pair of very special seats for a forthcoming film. Shrouded in secrecy, the young Dunsford did just that, creating a stunning design that would appear on the big screen a couple of years later – in what would turn out to be the biggest science fiction film of all time…

Yes, you’ve guessed it – completely unbeknown to him, Geoff had created the iconic seats for the cockpit More >