DRAWER SPACE AND PLENTY OF IT

This superb, professional quality, heavy-duty, lockable tool chest and cabinet is ideal for use in an automotive workshop and is perfect for keeping tools secure and tidy.

Main features include:

Extra-large drawer pulls with protective anti-slip drawer liners ball bearing runners for super smooth sliding action.

Extra double wall steel construction.

Big 5in industrial chrome-spoked wheels with foot brakes, rubber grip side handles and extra-large chrome steel side handles for easy movement.

Safety ‘push-lock’ drawer design preventing drawers accidentally opening when tilted and all drawers lock simultaneously when top lid is closed.

Protective top mat prevents the top chest from moving and provides a non-slip working More >

WISHLIST WINNERS

Not content with selling one of the biggest ranges of VW parts in the world, Heritage Parts Centre also enjoys giving their parts away for free too!

That’s exactly what happens if you win their online Wishlist competition. This time around the beneficiaries of their generosity were Ian and Sarah Hawcock from Barnsley. Lifelong VW enthusiasts, their current Beetle project has been on the go for ten years.

In fact, Ian, a body and paint technician by trade, originally painted this car back in the late nineties but was never paid. Instead, he got given the Bug a decade later and has More >

SPECIAL CARB DIET

Edelbrock has announced its annual ‘Big Carb Deal’ promotion, back for the ninth successive year, which runs until April 2018.

Eligible purchases include any new AVS2 Series carburettor and Pro-Flow air filters.

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I CAN SEE CLEARLY NOW

A good old car care brand, some of the latest Armor All products are very good indeed. They sent me a bottle of their Glass Cleaner recently so I put that through its paces recently too.

A clear liquid rather than a crème or paste type, it is sprayed on and requires rubbing in with a microfibre cloth. Once it has dried hazy, just buff to a crystal-clear shine with a second, clean microfibre.

It has a decent alcohol content, which means it evaporates quickly and is easy-to-use.

A 500ml spray bottle costs £5.95.

More information from www.armorall.eu/en/products ENDS.

 

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WISH I HAD ONE OF THESE TO BUILD WHEN I WAS AT SCHOOL!

As one of the UK’s leading kitcar manufacturers Mills Extreme Vehicles, better known simply as ‘MEV’, their kits appeal to a wide cross-section of people.

Glasgow Kelvin College is currently building their own Exocet and school students at the age of 14 and 15 have the option to attend college twice weekly.

Curriculum Automotive Manager, Jim Allan, explains: “The Scottish government is encouraging colleges to improve lessons to get the school students to fully engage in their learning. The Glasgow Kelvin College strategy was to seek a project, and the students all loved the look of the MEV Exocet when I took More >

GREAT ROLL-OUT

A great product that I spotted at the Race Retro show is The Rollout Cover, designed and produced in the UK, which as the name suggests, is a car cover that, er, rolls out and is a bespoke, handmade product, made in the UK. It’s one of those products that sometimes hits me between the eyes as being absolutely ideal for the specialist car market.

In essence, it’s an ingenious, non-contact car cover that retracts on a metal frame running on a low-profile track, designed to hold the frame in place. To cover and protect your car you simply park in More >

BLEEDING FALL-OUT

One of the growing number of ‘bleeding’ fall-out removers, these products turn purple when they are activated and react with iron filings and crud on your wheels or bodywork.

The latest product to be launched comes from car care meisters, Autoglym in the form of their brand-new MAGMA.

One of my cars had some very dirty and muddy wheels and at 21in diameter items they gave me a chance to try the product out. It doesn’t smell quite as ‘hair bleachy’ as other similar products but it’s still not a very pleasant smell.

It goes on quite thick and coverage is good via More >

GREAT STUFF THIS

One of my favourite car care brands is Herefordshire-based Auto-Glanz, founded by Joe Partridge in 2013, since when the brand has become extremely popular within the detailing scene.

Two of their products I use regularly are Luminosity and Supernova. The former is a hybrid liquid wax that not only adds gloss – and lots of it – to your car’s surface but adds a nice bit of durability to it, too. A 250ml bottle costs £10.95 or a 500ml bottle comes in at £18.95.

Supernova, meanwhile, adds protection as well as gloss but is also great at removing pesky light swirl marks More >

EDELBROCK ON SHOW

Edelbrock has announced their 13th Annual Car Show, which will be held on Saturday, May 5, 2018.

On Friday, May 4, 2018, Edelbrock will once again be opening the doors of their corporate headquarters and manufacturing facility to the public for free shop tours. Participants will get the opportunity to take a guided tour of Edelbrock’s Research & Development, Manufacturing and Quality Control departments.

This is a unique opportunity for automotive enthusiasts to see what it takes to design and manufacture high-quality performance products. Shop tours begin at 10am and will end at 1pm Limited spots are available and are going fast. More >

MERLIN’S MAGIC KEEPS IT CHARGED

New battery chargers from Merlin Motorsport are sure to be of appeal.

However, it’s important to use a battery charger with the correct characteristics for your installation. Some chargers, however, are not suitable for UK voltages.

Merlin Motorsport recommends the NUMAX 10 AMP 3 STAGE BATTERY CHARGER, which will perform perfectly if you have an Odyssey battery in the UK.

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