GERHARD BERGER STARTED HIS F1 CAREER WITH ATS

Wolfrace’s position with the UK’s massive wheels aftermarket means that it’s perfectly placed to offer wheel lines from other manufacturers, often on an exclusive basis. ATS is a case in point, and those looking to own an especially capable set of aftermarket alloys could do a lot worse than consider the German firm’s offerings, specifically the Street Rallye, an alloy directly adapted from the firm’s competition grade offerings. 

The Street Rallye draws on classic motor racing styling and multi-spoke design aside, the wheel can be had in a wide selection of finishes intended to really drive home its motorsport ethos; Matt More >

BLUEPRINT CRATE ENGINES

Don’t let the price tag on these crate engines from Summit Racing fool you. They may be BluePrint Engines’ most affordable, but they deliver plenty of bang for the buck. What’s more, they are backed by a 30-month/50,000-mile warranty.

The small block Chevy 350 and Ford 302 engines are ideal for kitcars and street rods, and they’re based on hand-picked, seasoned blocks with align-honed main bearing bores, and cylinders sonic tested for thickness before being honed on computer-controlled machines to within .0002in straightness/roundness.

All internal components are brand new, and BluePrint takes the time to balance and dyno test each engine. You’ll More >

NEW WATER TANK

Meth heads rejoice, Forge Motorsport has unveiled its latest alloy offering, a stunningly realised 2.0-litre water-methanol tank that’s sure to look right at home within the engine bays of performance cars of all types and eras! Forge has managed the trick of taking a utilitarian, all too often overlooked component, and has instead turned it into something approaching a work of automotive art, the kind of thing you’d be proud to display in your car.

Water-methanol occupies an almost mythical place in the hearts and minds of most car folk, and much of this comes down to a degree of uncertainty More >

GET DRIED OUT

MeacoWall is the latest range from Meaco (UK) Ltd, part of its award-winning Platinum Range of commercial low energy dehumidifiers. 

An advanced and stylish solution for humidity control where an inconspicuous wall mounting is an important requirement.

Available in three sizes, 53L, 72L and 103L, the main benefits of the new range include reduced running costs and noise levels, better energy efficiency, and a design that incorporates a front glass panel giving a stylish, modern look, that is often lacking in commercial products. 

MeacoWall is designed to be wall mounted so is unobtrusive. At just 202mm deep these dehumidifiers are probably the slimmest wall mounting More >

STEVE SAYS – FRIDAY, JULY 28, 2017

WELCOME to totalkitcar online…

A very warm welcome to totalkitcar online ……..Geoff Martin’s event at Aylesford Priory last Sunday was another successful day and had better support this year. I still think it could – and should – be busier though as it gets a good attendance.

For the first time though there was manufacturer support in the shape of Hambly Sports Cars and their Primo GT (a resurrection of the Cox GTM), which is now nearing completion. We also debuted our latest project car, the RPS RPX and its Citroën Karma Purple (with a handful of additional help in the lacquer!) seemed More >

ANOTHER NEW MEV; MORE INNOVATION

Suitable for VW T5 or T6 SWB series

Never one to let the grass grow, Stuart Mills of MEV is regularly bringing us new kitcar models, many of which break new ground in their design. However, his latest project might surprise you.

A range of VW Camper-based based conversions that turn the T-Series ( T5 or T6) into a vehicle that gives it the usability, space and added comfort of a full-fat, full-size, not to mention, more expensive motorhome, with a whopping floorspace increase of 40 per cent.

MEV has created the unique ‘Pop-Out’ cabin produced from GRP and available in a range More >

SIDE BY SIDE BY BIKE

A Side-Bike Zeus!

There we were on the French Autoroute near Nancy last Saturday morning cruising at about 130kph when my attention was grabbed by a rapidly approaching object in my rear-view mirror.

Now, my ‘antenna’ for specialist vehicles is pretty fine-tuned as you can imagine but I really couldn’t make out what it was, even though I knew it was very different. A car? A bike? No, a bit of research at the service station down the road, revealed it to be a German product called a Zeus Side Bike…

In essence a motorcycle powered by a 1.6-litre engine from a Peugeot More >

CLEAN AIR BADGES FOR MAJOR CITIES IN GERMANY (AND FRANCE)IN APP FORM

If you’re planning on driving in Continental Europe this summer then this app could have come just in time for your holiday. The new Green-Zones app for all European environmental zones is available as an App or as a download in the Play-Store, now.

Badges can easily be ordered within the app in five languages (German, English, French, Polish and Spanish).

Thanks to the app you can plan your holiday easily without risking detours and fines. In the future, temporary and constant circulation restrictions for diesel cars will be updated in the Green-Zones database every day.

The status of every environmental zone can More >

HIT THE ROAD JACK!

Time was that a hydraulic jack and some axle-stands were the only way to lift a vehicle at the track, in the middle of nowhere, or in a home garage that didn’t have room for a full-size lift.

However, now there is a better – and safer – way to lift a car.

Quickjack Vehicle Lifts feature two hydraulic lift units that fold up to just 3in tall so they’ll fit under most any vehicle. Once the lifts and included rubber lift blocks are positioned, plug in the power unit to a 110V, 220V, or 12V DC power source and press the More >

WATER IS SO LAST YEAR DAH’LING!

According to the Met Office, Britain has experienced the driest winter and spring in more than twenty years and the third most parched on record.

Water companies are now warning that parts of the UK could see severe drought this summer. Lack of rain over the autumn, winter and spring has meant that river and reservoir levels have fallen much lower than normal for this time of year. The real possibility of a hosepipe ban is now being talked about and the public has been advised that household restrictions could be on the way in some of the worst hit areas.

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