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MARVELLOUS MILESTONE FOR GARDNER DOUGLAS SPORTS CARS

The National Kit Car Motor Show at Stoneleigh back in 1990, saw Andy Burrows introduce the Gardner Douglas brand to the kitcar market with their very their first model, the GD427 Mk3.

Very soon the GD was gaining much critical acclaim for its smooth, rattle-free road manners, roadholding and general performance. This was all largely due to their refreshing approach with the chassis underpinnings and body structure of their package.

The GD427 also proved itself as a dominant force in racing, with the stiffer, more agile car, so quick and capable through the corners.

However, it is the superlative engineering and road-going aspects More >

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WOWZER!

Ultima Sports has announced the launch of an exciting new, updated model called the Ultima Evolution, which is available in both Coupe and Convertible forms and they replace the Ultima GTR and Ultima Can-Am, which are both now discontinued.

The Ultima Evolution retains the same timeless Le Mans Group C-inspired body shape as the GTR and Can-Am but is a vastly improved and modernised car in every sense. An Ultima spokesman said: “The model takes the Ultima brand to even greater levels of fit, finish, quality, safety, driver comfort, usability, practicality, handling finesse and performance. Many of the enhancements found on More >

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NEW ERA FOR TIGER

Tiger Racing boss, Jim Dudley, has been in touch to tell me about his new ERA 30 Lotus 23 replica package.

The standard version is available fully built only and features an all-new Ford engine and Hewland Mk9 gearbox, a glorious thing but one with a price ticket of circa £42,000 inc VAT.

On the other hand, Jim’s new ‘lite’ version can be built, he estimates, for about the same price as the cost of that Hewland ‘box, which is about 10 grand. The bulk of the savings comes from the fact that you use an early nineties Audi 80 donor vehicle, More >

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EXCITING NEW ARRIVAL

Omex Technology is one of Europe’s leading manufacturers of engine electronics for race series and niche vehicle manufacturers. For over 15-years Omex has also been developing engines and inlet systems to enable complete ‘turnkey’ package supply.

The Cheltenham-based company has just announced a massive expansion of their facilities that includes the release of their own in-house-designed, and manufactured, throttle bodies. The first product range suits DCOE/DHLA manifold compatible ITBs.

There are currently optimised inlet manifolds available for the Ford Duratec 2-litre and 2.3-litre (45mm bodies), Duratec 2.5-litre (48 or 50mm), Ford Zetec angled, Zetec straight shot (both 45mm) and Peugeot Mi16/GTi6 (45mm). More >

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GOOD STUFF FOR SCOOBYS

Subarugears is an Australian company that manufactures a reversed ring and pinion gearset and associated components for the Subaru 5MT and 6MT transaxles. These components allow the AWD transaxle to be reversed, shortened and run in rear-engined cars such as VWs, Porsches and kitcars such as the Nova.

Subarugears ships direct to customers and commercial workshop around the globe and their range includes engine and transmission mounts as well as output flanges for cv joints and axles, making Subaru conversions a bolt-in option.

A range of adaptor plates and flywheels is also available, allowing other engines such as the GM LS range, More >

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SERVICE THOSE WEBERS

Webcon has introduced a pump rod service kit for the Weber IDF range of carburettors, which are suitable for Weber 36/40/44/48 IDF, Italian and Spanish manufactured carburettors.

Part number CRK002 features only genuine Weber components and contains everything needed to replace the pump rod.

These genuine Spanish Weber parts are guaranteed to fit perfectly and will return your carburettors to their original levels of performance and priced at CRK002 is priced at £32.99 inc VAT.

More from Webcon directly and from their appointed dealers around the world with more information from 01932 787 100 or www.webcon.co.uk ENDS.

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STINGER FROM MOMO UK

The new MOMO Sting is a sophisticated 15-spoke alloy wheel available for a wide range of vehicles. It’s available in four- or five-stud fitments and comes in a Hypersilver finish.

Sizes from 17in-20in are available and the MOMO Sting is Run-Flat and TPMS compatible in all sizes.

Prices from £150 inc VAT per wheel with more details from 01268 764 411 or visit www.momo-uk.co.uk ENDS.

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THE POWER OF THREE

GKD Legend

Aeon GT3 Spyder

Fury

Three fine Kent-based manufacturers are pooling certain resources for kit sales, builds and kitcar show appearances although all three – Fury Sportscars, Aeon Sportscars and GKD Sportscars – remain independent.

First result of this link-up is that they’ll be sharing a stand at the forthcoming Stoneleigh show, the first appearance for Aeon, in particular, for several years. The company, based in Marden, are kept busy with their crop sprayers, although have always kept their kitcar products going and they also produce the chassis’ – rather handily – for Fury and GKD.

Fury Sportscars, run by the hugely talented kitcar More >

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QUALITY BUILD AGENT FOR XCS

OOO-ER Missus!

News from Gary Sanders and Peter Walker of XCS Designs, who have appointed Broxted, Essex-based, Roger Klimcke Racing as build agents.

Known for their fine work on Cobras (real and replica) and other classic cars, the company can build you a turnkey example of the ‘cross camber suspension’ (which is what ‘XCS’ stands for, by the way) to your specification.

More information from www.klimcke-racing.com or 01279 850 609 ENDS.

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IT’S A KINDA MAGIC!

AT Power offers their ‘Shaftless’ Drive-By-Wire throttle bodies for many applications, with a choice of sizes from 36-90mm available. These high performance DBW throttles are fast responding, light weight and you have to admit, look pretty cool.

They have patented, shaftless technology, which can gain up to 7 per cent more airflow than a conventional throttle body, feature a failsafe spring return are lighter than a conventional OEM equivalent part and they are produced from highly-attractive, billet-machined aluminium housings, with a choice of colour options.

AT Power also offers ‘Shaftless’ Big Bore replacement throttles that utilise the standard OEM DBW throttle internals More >