ALL STAND!

B-G Racing is well known for its classic Ford racing cars – such as their famous Mk1 Escort – and now the company has produced an engine stand that will safely store and transport classic Ford engines when removed from your vehicle.

The pair of stands simply bolts straight onto the engine block to support the engine in its natural position

The B-G Classic Ford Engine Stand is suitable for most four-cylinder Ford engines: Pinto, CrossFlow, Lotus Twin Cam, BDA, BDG etc. and is naturally sold as a pair at £49.99 inc VAT.

For more details call 01268 764 411 or visit www.bg-racing.co.uk ENDS.

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NEW LOOK AT A RETRO CLASSIC!

First class

We’ll be featuring the RS Retro RS200 replica in a forthcoming issue of TKC Mag, but the debut-making Essex-based company impressed many people with their take on this classic Ford theme at last weekend’s Stoneleigh show.

There have been a good number of RS200 replica produced over the years, some bad and some really good ones amongst them. However, I’m not sure if I’ve seen one so beautifully executed as this.

Panel fit, finish and general feel of the car were exemplary.

Find out more from www.rsretro.smugmug.com ENDS.

LIFT OFF!

This affordable new kit will solve a lot of ground clearance issues

Well-known for their fine range of bodykits – Avalanche GT and Evolution GT – Turismo UK came to Stoneleigh with a great display of their wares. The Nottinghamshire-based company work closely with Rob at Total Custom while they launched a very innovative piece of kit at the show.

It’s a universal fit Air Cup Lift System for cars equipped with coil-over dampers. We’ve all been there, scraping a front splitter on the ground while trying to load your car on a trailer (that scrunching sound is truly sickening) or on More >

KINGFISHER KUSTOMS AND PIE VALLEY LAUNCH NEW GOLF-BASED BEACH BUGGY CHASSIS

Volkswagen Beetle guru, Dave Fisher of Kingfisher Kustoms in Smethwick has been working closely lately with Ed Morton of Pie Valley Buggies.

New VW Golf-based beach buggy chassis – a joint collaboration between Kingfisher Customs and Pie Valley Buggies

They unveiled the results of their recent labours at Stoneleigh, which is a beach buggy chassis set-up to accept Volkswagen Golf donor mechanicals.

This obviously moves the buggy theme on a few generations, with modern and capable components not to mention a highly-rated water-cooled four-cylinder engine.

Of course, if you are a diehard Beetle-man then Dave and co can help you.

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MUDPLUGGING FUN

Blitzworld’s kits are more than happy in conditions like this …

 

Here’s the CF-Moto before it gets caked in mud! Just hose it out and you’re good to go again

Blitzworld is a company heavily involved in off-road style buggies and has a huge range available in kit or fully built form for use on-road or on muddy, flooded quarries!

They make their own buggies, with some of them type-approved, while they also import this cool Chinese-made offering (CF-Moto), which starts from an amazingly competitive £10,5000 fully built.

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NUMERO UNO! PRIMO COUPE

Good to see the Gentry re-launched at last weekend’s Stoneleigh show. The new company put on a very professional display and exhibited a great example of the nigh-on 40-year old Gentry.

Kit price has been set at £7995, which includes stuff like fabricated spaceframe supplied with two reconditioned Triumph suspension towers (on an exchange basis), body tub in plywood, steel, aluminium and GRP, plywood dashboard panel, radiator grille, bespoke radiator, windscreen frame and custom-made fuel tank.

We’ll be featuring the ‘new’ Gentry very soon. In the meantime, visit www.gentrycars.co.uk ENDS.

LANDED GENTRY

Good to see the Gentry re-launched at last weekend’s Stoneleigh show. The new company put on a very professional display and exhibited a great example of the nigh-on 40-year old Gentry.

Kit price has been set at £7995, which includes stuff like fabricated spaceframe supplied with two reconditioned Triumph suspension towers on an exchange basis, body tub in plywood, steel, aluminium and GRP, plywood dashboard panel, radiator grille, bespoke radiator, windscreen frame and custom-made fuel tank.

We’ll be featuring the ‘new’ Gentry very soon. In the meantime, visit www.gentrycars.co.uk ENDS.

TONIQ R STILL A PICK-ME-UP

Crikey, it’s hard to believe but it’s some twenty years since the Toniq R first came blinking into the spotlight at the Donington kit car show.

Designed by a group of students from the University of Huddersfield, it was seen as a fresh and ultra-credible new take on the Lotus Seven theme.

One of the four people involved from gestation, Colin Williams, now re-located in St Austell, Cornwall, has been running Toniq Cars for several years although it’s fair to say that although the car has always been available, it’s been keeping a low-profile in recent times, primarily due to Colin being More >

ROARING PERFORMANCE

As a big fan of car care and detailing, I have an extensive collection of products and among them are some fantastic polishes, rapid detailers, paste waxes, glazes, sealants, you name it.

The UK marketplace is a crowded one from big players such as Meguiar’s and Autoglym to smaller operations such as Britemax, Angelwax and Dodo Juice, not to mention hundreds of micro-boutique car care companies, some cool, some not so.

A range that was new to me until recently was Roar Polishing, a Derbyshire operation founded several years ago by polishing and bodyshop experts. It has to be said that the More >

A LIFT FOR YOUR KENT ENGINE

Burton Power has announced that the FP209B 7.6in Pushrods for the 1.6-litre Ford Kent engine are once again available and back in stock.

FP209B 7.6in Pushrods are made from high-performance chromium/molybdenum alloy steel (42CrM04) that exhibits a high fatigue strength and have been precision manufactured to Ford’s original equipment specifications.

They are suitable for Ford Crossflow OHV Kent engine application as fitted to thousands of kitcars over the years.

Order as part number FP209B at £9.95 inc VAT each with further details available from 0208 554 2281 orwww.burtonpower.com ENDS.