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STOPPING POWER

Euro Car Parts has introduced a new range of Eicher brake pads, which are 100 per cent made in Britain and manufactured by TMD Friction.

TMD is the world’s largest manufacturer of original equipment (OE) brake friction material for passenger cars and commercial vehicles, producing over one million friction products each day and the complete range of Eicher brake pads will be made at TMD’s state-of-the-art aftermarket facility in Kilmarnock, Scotland, and supplied exclusively to Euro Car Parts.

All pads are fully R90 approved and comply with Block Exemption regulations and the initial range of 479 part numbers covers 97 per cent More >

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YOU TOO CAN HAVE A ‘NUBODI’.

Tribute Kobra - Nubodi's tasteful BMW Z3 demonstrator. This car is for sale if you fancy it...

Popped over to the Berkshire HQ of new company, NuBodi Automotive, a company run by petrolhead and kitcar fanatic, Richard Bird, who estimates that he’s owned over 100 of various types and flavours.

Among their activities they act as agents for Tribute Automotive and handle kit sales and also offer full builds. Any stage of build, really. They are busy with the Kobra model in particular at the moment, which really seems to have hit the spot.

Cobra purists might throw their hands up in horror More >

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AB PERFORMANCE FLY THE FLAG WITH ARION

Suffolk-based AB Performance, run by Andy Bates is well-known for their bike engine expertise, preparation skills and a fine range of universal motorsport parts.

They also offer the G2 Sabre kit package, a pretty mid-engined LM-style car that is extremely pleasing on the eye, feature a very advanced laser cut spaceframe chassis, which is a thing of real beauty.

Joining it on the AB pricelists is the Arion, a front-engined kit obviously aimed at track-use although can be used on road according to Andy. It’s been designed to accept Honda Fireblade although other bike engines can be used.

To these eyes it’s a More >

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ENGINEERING EXCELLENCE

Nestled in the leafy Surrey suburbs of Weybridge, a wealth of engineering experience is housed at the premises of F.G. Motorsport who pride themselves on the products they manufacture for the F1, automotive, motorcycle and marine industries.

Flying the ‘Made in England’ flag and specialising in gear cutting, splines, keyways, torsion bars and driveshafts, the company works hard, forging long-term relationships with a diverse range of customers and has established itself with a reputation not only  for the quality of their workmanship but a fast turnaround.

With over thirty years of experience in gear cutting and precision engineering, FG’s Rory Creaner commented: More >

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PEDAL POWER ALTERNATIVE

Someone sent me some info on what is one of the most innovative devices I’ve seen for ages. It’s called the Veloschmitt, fusion of the Messerschmitt Kabinroller microcar from the fifties and the nation’s new found love of taking to a bicycle…

It pays homage to the work of Fritz Fend and Professor Willi Messerschmitt and is the work of German designers Adflinger and Zimmermann, featuring a lightweight GRP take on the theme that uses electrically-assisted pedal power in the form of the Veloschmitt KR E-250 complete with LiFe PO4 battery, which costs €5900 with a two-seater at €6900 plus a More >

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ENVIRONMENTAL CARE

XCP™ GREEN ONE™, a bio-based lubricating and maintenance spray, is now available across the UK.

With zero reliance on crude oil ingredients, XCP GREEN ONE is the UK’s first widely available high-performance spray made from 99 per cent bio-based materials.

Because it doesn’t use ingredients derived from crude oil, XCP GREEN ONE is bio-degradable, renewable and sustainable as well as much safer and cleaner to use around the house and outdoors. XCP GREEN ONE also ticks the flammability box and will only start to burn at around 176°C, while other, more traditional brands can ignite at just 40°C.

XCP GREEN ONE hit B&Q More >

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RALLY DESIGN’S GENERATION GAME

Having a generator to hand in the garage or workshop is extremely handy in this day and age. It’s almost becoming an essential item. Trouble is a cheap and nasty one is a cheap and nasty one that can be noisy, managing to wind-up your neighbours, while also not ‘generating’.

I bought one of those too good to be true generators at a Ford show once. Stupid price; stupid me! It wouldn’t even run a basic air nibbler let alone a wheel gun, which is really what I wanted it for. Belonged in the same bracket as those horrid knuckle-scraper sockets…

Anyway, More >

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LADIES FIRST

Sprucing up the car may be traditionally a male preserve but with women now accounting for 40 per cent of keepers of privately-registered cars in the UK, a recent survey suggests that the male stereotype as the predominant car carer has had its day.

Research involving over ,000 men and women drivers by leading USA car care brand, Armor All demonstrates that Britain’s increasing population of female car owners – up 72 per cent since 1994 – are arming themselves with bucket, sponge, wash and polish as much as their male counterparts, and equally appreciate the value of regular cleaning to More >

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FREE SUNGLASSES?

New products are being added all the time to Great British Sportscars’ Kit Spares inventory and this vivid bright orange GRP bucket seat is the latest

The sturdy two-piece construction for extra strength will suit most Lotus Seven-inspired sportscars, whether they be used for race, rally or road.

The seat can be bolted directly to the floor or to a seat-runner and is available now with prices from £170 per seat

More from http://www.kitspares.co.uk/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=1013 or 01623 860 990 ENDS.

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CHEEKY MONKEY

My love of car detailing products is well-known and as a result it’s a regular occurrence for various new products to be presented for test.

Some don’t really cut the mustard to be honest, but others really are quite special and need the promotion that webzines and magazines like ours can provide. One outstanding range of products that we’ve recently discovered this way is Care-a-Van’s Pride and Joy, made right here in the UK (Black Country) and truly superb.

Another good discovery of late has been another Californian range of car care products called Shining Monkey, which is now available in the More >