Another neat idea from Better Car Lighting. Using an older kitcar in modern traffic conditions can be a little bit nail-biting and scary at times. Lighting technology for cars has come on such a huge amount in the last twenty year or so.

If you’ve used an old car on a dark night and/or when there’s poor visibility you’ll know how scary this can be. Well, this simple, yet effective new kit from Better Car Lighting can really help.


It adds a powerful rear foglight facility to your car without being overly blingy. You just replace your rear numberplate fixings with those More >


Autoglym’s multi-award winning and revised Rapid Aqua Wax Complete Kit has presented something of a conundrum to hard-suffering car enthusiasts by removing several of the lengthy steps needed to get a showroom ready shine on wash-day. This has led many true detailing aficionados to ask whether this product might be better off remaining as the industry’s best-kept secret. After all, where’s the glory and adulation in getting a show quality shine in mere minutes?!

Besides, anyone who has truly ever suffered for the love of their automotive hobby knows the drill each Sunday morning; a thorough pre-rinse, a careful lather and More >


Eurax has announced that it is now a distributor of Germany’s Höfftech Lamps, including the latest HTO10598 Foldable LED Beam Lamp.

The HTO10598 is an LED light bar, which folds in the centre for easy storage or to fit within confined spaces. It has forty powerful SMD LEDs and an Li-ION power source that can be charged from a 240v or 12v supply. Both mains and car chargers are included.

The body is made from lightweight ABS and aluminium with foam covered hooks to allow the lamp to be positioned at the most convenient angle without damaging the mounting surfaces. The LED housings rotate to More >



No other season needs as much preparation as Winter. Luckily Sealey has a host of special offers ready for you in their new Winter promotion, which is valid until February 28, 2017.

The promotion is packed with over 500 of their most popular tools and equipment for this time of year and includes discounts of up to 53 per cent off list price. With great deals on Vehicle Starters and Chargers, Heaters, Generators, Lighting and Water Pumps, too.

You can also find a wide variety of Vehicle Maintenance and Servicing Equipment, Car Covers, Breakdown Kits and even Snow Shovels to make sure More >


Ring Automotive, one of the UK’s leading supplier of lighting and accessories for the automotive aftermarket, has developed a range of ProStart PowerPacks that are ideal for motor technicians that have to regularly jump start vehicles with various engine sizes in workshops and dealerships.

Including both compact and heavy duty packs, with the ProStart Ultra, ProStart Compact and ProStart Mini, Ring’s range of PowerPacks are capable of jump starting multiple cars and commercial vehicles as well as buses, trucks and agricultural machinery from a single charge.

The three highly durable PowerPacks have pure lead AGM batteries for high amperage starting, cast bronze More >


If you’re planning on changing the engine oil on your pride and joy over the weekend, then make the job easier on yourself by picking up one of these Oil Drain Kits from Laser Tools (part number 6087) when you buy your engine oil.

The kit includes a generous 6-litre capacity oil drain pan made from tough polypropylene that can be used again and again. Also included is a generously sized oil absorbing mat (500mm x 400mm) that will absorb oil, brake fluid and other petroleum-based fluids but repels water-based fluids and keeps the garage floor (or driveway!) tidy, plus a More >


A few weeks ago we brought you EXCLUSIVE news of the exciting return exquisite Peter Stevens-designed BARCHETTA 595.

We’ll be bringing you the EXCLUSIVE first roadtest feature in TKC MAG too, incidentally…WATCH THIS SPACE.

New manufacturer, Bespoke Vehicle Developments, run by Mark Hill has announced kit prices for the new version powered by BMW R1200T bike engine, which are £5500 for the body/chassis unit with an E-marked lighting pack at £495.

The company also has a new website up and running, which can be found at or you can also contact Mark at the other end of  07402 415 666 ENDS.

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A rare beauty – Sylva J17 – MGF-based

Went up to Mallory Park last Friday to visit the ‘new’ Sylva Sportscars operation run by David MacBean and very impressive the company’s set-up is too.

A modern unit on the Mallory Park estate and you’re greeted by a cabinet containing Sylva corporate wear – sports bags, t-shirts, rain jackets and most importantly a superb new set of bespoke ETB instruments wearing the ‘Sylva’ script. Cool.

David is concentrating on the MGF-based J17, the last design from the pencil of the genius that is Jeremy Phillips, who founded and had run Sylva Autokits since 1981 More >


Jenvey Dynamics, the world’s leading developer and manufacturer of fuel injection throttle body and induction systems, has just announced a brand-new product that could well revolutionise the aftermarket classic and retro-automotive markets.

Completely designed and manufactured in-house by Jenvey, in Bridgnorth, the new Heritage Throttle Body has been developed with Aston Martin specialist GTC Engineering and boasts all the plus-points associated with Individual Throttle Bodies (ITBs), yet manages to marry these with the subtle, understated looks of a period carburetor – ensuring that it won’t look out of place in the engine bays of classic and retro vehicles.

The advantages of modern, More >


Here’s a very tempting arrival for totalkitcar readers. A range of cool sounding DIY home plating kits from Teignmouth-based Classic Plating.

Their entry-level zinc-plate package could be the one that really grabs your attention. It contains everything you need to zinc plate in your own garage. Best not do it in the kitchen sink, eh?

The basic kit contains enough materials to produce nine litres of electrolyte, so in reality you’ll only be limited by the size of your tank. You also get two different passivation chemicals allowing you to select between silver or gold-effect finishes.

The company also offers nickel, replica chrome More >