Really impressed with the result of Dave Jones latest labours, the GTE, which although not a replica has more than a few tips of the hat to a 288 GTO.

The car is a body conversion based around a Toyota MR2 Mk2 (1989-2000) and any model of that breed can be used for GTE purposes. Dave’s demo car features a Woodsport Toyota (3-VZ) 3-litre V6 conversion, which is a popular transplant in MR2 circles, these days.

As with all Dave’s kits, the package will provide you with everything you need to convert your MR2 with the 33-piece GRP kit if top quality and More >


A manufacturer keeping a very low profile but producing high quality work while doing it, while also being extremely busy with orders and builds is Warwickshire-based Speedster Clinic run by the superb character that is Gary Blundall.

Gary and his small team offer several models on the Porsche 356 theme, including 356 Speedster, 356 Coupe and his new 356 Pre-A (he’s also got a couple of other secret new projects up his sleeve, too!).

Several things set Speedster Clinic apart including the fact that they offer their kits in bolt-on, using shortened VW Beetle floorpan guise or their ‘Deluxe’ kits that use More >


Great to see Craven Moses of 2rike exhibiting in Hall One at the recent Stoneleigh show, a year after impressing lots of people when parked outside with his little sports trike.

The result of that for the skilled engineer was a small handful of order requests and a decision to go into kit production on a gentle, small scale.

The diminutive little 2rike was designed from the outset to accept a wide range of motorcycle donors, although the Yamaha R1 presents a great case for itself. The kit, which costs £4500 accepts a big chunk of the bike as effectively you remove More >


A great addition to your tool collection is this set of mini-ratcheting spanners. I’ve been trying out this set from Proxxon with pleasing results.

Seven spanners are included in the powdercoated dark green box ranging from 8mm-19mm.

I like their feel in the hand and they have a steel shaft with durable nickel-plating and a matt finish.

The ratchet mechanism features 72-teeth and has worked well for me in our workshop thus far. Recommended

The set is priced at £53.96 inc VAT and to find your nearest Proxxon retailer call 03332 406 967 or visit ENDS.


In response to customer demand Webcon has announced the introduction of a range of Air Horns fitted with a coo, mesh element, which will help keep stones and other crud out of your engine as well as looking cool! The horns are beautifully-machined from lightweight aluminium to ensure a perfect fit and the mesh guarantees an authentic ‘period’ look while ensuring that larger pieces of debris are prevented from entering the carburettor.

The new Webcon mesh airhorns are available as follows:

For 40 DCOE carburettors and throttle bodies AH4016G 16mm AH4030G 30mm AH4060G 60mm

For 45 DCOE carburettors and throttle bodies AH4516G 16mm More >


New EXO Sleeve from DEI offers your wiring, hoses and oil, brake and transmission lines not one but three, levels of protection.

At the centre, sitting next to the loom, line or hose to be protected, is a layer of high temperature resistant braided glass material woven into a sleeve. This protects from continuous, direct heat up to 500°F and up to 2000°F intermittent heat. It also provides a soft cushion that protects the line from impact, abrasion and shrap objects.

The inner braided glass core is surrounded by a 100 per cent silicone rubber coating that protects against water and damage More >


AB Performance and Aries Motorsport were at Stoneleigh with a combined stand and what a stand it was too. It featured representations of their ranges including the Flying Vicar, Reverend Gary Gotham’s road-legal AB Arion (in Greek mythology, an immortal horse) and Aries Loco and Sabre.

AB Typhon – coolio

New on the stand was the AB Typhon (a giant and most deadly creature in Greek mythology), which uses the underpinnings of the full-bodied Arion and was shown in rolling chassis form. It represents the top of the shop as far as components and quality are concerned with power coming from the More >


Pilgrim Motorsports had a large stand at Stoneleigh this year featuring some superb cars. They’ve teamed up with motoring journalist and co-presenter of TV show, CAR SOS, Fuzz Townshend and Dave Tassell of TO-TA on a limited-edition Speedster SSS model, of which just ten will be built.

Featuring a lot of special touches and available in either silver grey or dark blue, the SSS will cost from £39,995.

Pilgrim boss Paul Bennett (left, with Fuzz Townshend (centre) and Dave Tassell of CAR SOS

More information from or 01273 493 860 ENDS.


MK Indy back in production

Great to see the return of MK Sportscars last weekend now part of Essex-based Kit Car Direct. The Ford-based Indy RR remains available with kit prices starting at £2999 for Module 1 (offering a hefty saving of £780 if you bought the parts individually). The RR uses the spaceframe chassis designed by Dave Flavell several years ago and features inboard dampers.  By being diligent DIY builders can be on-the-road from around £8000, which represents superb value for money.

Debuting at the show was a new Mazda MX-5 variant of the Indy called RX-5, which again features a More >


I was very impressed with the show debut of Bathos Sportscars run by Martin Batho. On the company’s stand was a very tidy-looking Lotus Seven-inspired roadster, called the MB Roadster, although there was more to it than that. Much more.

Martin is a skilled sheet metalworker and his car features glorious-looking aluminium body panels, which I have to say looked stunning. Martin’s background includes spells at Abbey Panels, Martin Robey and XK Engineering.

The kit is priced extremely competitively at £5500 for body and TIG-welded spaceframe chassis unit and the car uses Ford Mondeo Mk3 (2000-2007) donor components. Order one today and More >