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Keeping your oil clean is especially important when your engine and gearbox share the same oil, so Mini Spares is now offering the Gold Magnetic Sump Plug to trap any tiny and potentially damaging metal particles that may be floating in your classic A-Series or Mini’s oil to keep them safely out of the way until the next oil change.

This extra strong magnetic sump plug is constructed from .303 stainless steel and houses the latest super strong Neodymium magnet. This is currently the strongest type of magnet available for its size and is easily capable of lifting a whole packet More >



Tuned and race engines put more strain on the internal components than standard engines and need an uprated oil pump, but even standard engines can benefit from having a higher oil pressure and plentiful supply of oil so it makes sense to replace the original pump with an uprated version when you overhaul your engine.

Burton Power is now offering a high pressure, high capacity oil pump for the SOHC 1.6-litre and 2-litre Pinto engines that will give a 23 per cent increase in flow volume and greater oil pressure.

The uprated pump is approximately 5.2mm taller than the standard oil pump More >



Rally Design is now offering a new range of steering wheels manufactured from natural carbon. The first time you handle a natural carbon wheel the stiffness relative to the weight (600 grams) feels amazing in the hands.

The range includes a 3in dish x 350mm wheel finished in either natural carbon, black leather or suede and also a ‘D’-shaped wheel, flat x 320mm in black suede and a ‘D’-shaped ‘Futuro’ wheel x 320mm in black leather. Prices start at £175.50 inc VAT.

More information at the other end of 01227 792 792 or ENDS.



September 13 marked the much anticipated return of the Marsh brothers to the renowned Gurston Hillclimb Course in Salisbury. Peter Marsh, who is the founder and MD of the Christchurch-based turbocharger specialists, Turbo Dynamics, and his brother Simon, are the sons of the late multi-discipline sportsman Tony Marsh.

Tony Marsh, who co-designed the Gurston Hillclimb Course in 1967, enjoyed a successful racing career, which spanned over five decades and included Formula 1 and Le Mans 24-Hours. His record six British Hillclimb Championship titles is an achievement that still remains intact today.

It was a long awaited return for the brothers who have More >



The recent Forge Action Day at Castle Combe may not have exactly broken its own mould in terms of show content, but when you factor in the impressive mix of track action, cool cars and aftermarket manufacturers, you could argue that following the old adage of ‘if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,’ was definitely a wise move for the event’s organising team.

This was the fifth year that Gloucestershire tuners Forge Motorsport has added their weight, ideas and industry friends to Castle Combe’s tried-and-tested Action Day format, and the result is a truly eclectic gathering that has become known for More >



Caterham Cars, has launched the first ever one-make race series in South America, in partnership with its Colombian dealership.

After delivering its first customer Seven last year, the Superlight R300 series further establishes Caterham’s position in the region. The fiercely-competitive Superlight R300 race series premiered on the 21st and 22nd August at Tocancipa Race Track, Colombia, and follows an ‘Arrive & Drive’ format, offering drivers the opportunity to race cars prepared and operated by Caterham Colombia.

As well as local racers, the Caterham Colombia Race series also offers international drivers the unique opportunity to race a Seven with the same arrangement.

The Superlight More >



Breaking-in a new or freshly rebuilt engine? You can help prime or pre-lube it with the Summit Racing Pre-Luber, which is easy to use and just connects to the engine block near the oil filter. Fill its tank with around 4.5-litres of oil and pressurise the tank with air.

The Pre-Luber is designed to get the oil flowing before start-up where most engine damage occurs when it’s cold and Summit says that it could help prolong the life of your engine and also make starting easier.

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Team Toyo Tires Drift driver, Masato Kawabata has claimed the 2015 D1 Grand Prix Championship in Japan, his third D1GP championship victory. Driving the 1000bhp 35RX D-Spec Nissan GTR to another series victory with Toyo Proxes R1R tyres, a dominant season performance saw Kawabata claim the 2015 series with an un-assailable accumulated points lead.

With two wins and two podium victories from five D1GP rounds, and an outright victory against top US and international drivers in Formula Drift Japan, Kawabata clinched victory with another spectacular performance during the fifth and penultimate D1GP round at Toyo Tires’ home round of Osaka, on More >



The Comma website has recently been updated with a number of enhancements and additions to the Technical Support and General Enquiries sections, making it even easier to access more information.

Visitors to will immediately notice a new ‘Contact Us’ panel on the home page, which clicks through to the General and Technical Enquiries section that feature the ‘Ask an Expert’ facility.

On the Product Recommendation pages, more information has been added in the rare instances where ‘no recommendation’ is shown for a vehicle. Where this is the case, a fuller explanation is provided via a link through to Frequently Asked Questions More >



Dickies, the internationally renowned workwear brand, has an excellent range of new winter clothing available to help keep you warm in the garage, outdoors or while at work. The items are designed for warmth, comforting in often freezing weather conditions.

Dickies products are tested in the harshest environments to ensure satisfaction and comfort and their thermal products have been worn throughout cold UK winters for many years.

For more information visit ENDS.