CATERHAM HIT SIXTY

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Caterham Cars has celebrated 60 years of its revered Seven by bringing together some of the most esteemed examples in its history.

Powering around the twists and turns of the Longcross test track was the original Lotus Seven Series 1. Reaching a top speed of 78mph and featuring a Ford 100E engine and aluminium bodywork, the Series 1 was the ideal, lightweight sports car when it was launched by Colin Chapman in 1957.

Also present was one of only 13 Lotus Seven Twin Cams in existence, with its Twin Cam engine and lightning-sharp steering – and the CSR 260, renowned for being tuned More >

THIS HOMEBREW WILL BE BETTER THAN THE HORRID BEER THAT EXPLODED IN THE AIRING CUPBOARD!

The world’s first Home Brew car wax kit is perhaps the greatest in a long line of innovative creations from the champions of hand-made car care, Dodo Juice. The ultimate gift for car lovers puts the lucky recipient firmly in the driving seat, enabling them to make a high performance, Dodo Juice wax on their own, using their stove at home!

Inside the stunning presentation tin, you’ll find all the necessary ingredients to simply and easily make a 250ml jar of premium car wax, including the finest Brazilian carnauba wax, pure white beeswax and special Dodo extract (a combination of solvent More >

COOL SAFETY DEVICE THAT WON’T BREAK THE BANK

All vehicles can break down so whether you pay £100 or £100,000 for a car one day you will inevitably be stranded by the roadside.

The obvious thing is to switch on your hazard lights to warn other motorists that you present a danger, provided it isn’t an electrical problem or a flat battery that caused you to break down and that your hazard lights still operate.

You then remember that you have a warning triangle with you so you get this out and assemble it and place it 45m (UK Government recommended distance) to the rear of your vehicle, possibly putting yourself More >

MORE SPARES FOR KITS

NEW parts from KIT SPARES include AIM products

http://www.kitspares.co.uk/index.php?route=product/category&path=43_5&car=43

Aim Technologies is a provider of world class motorsport dataloggers, dash-loggers and lap timers.

The company, sister arm of Great British Sportscars are also now stocking Denso alternators:  http://www.kitspares.co.uk/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=1202 including V Belt and five-groove pulley alternators.

Also available is a new short-throw throttle pedal conversion and single brake master cylinder – in stock now.

http://www.kitspares.co.uk/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=1212

Due to the number of different intake and throttle arrangements available for the GBS Zero some applications have an increased accelerator pedal travel. Kit Spares has developed a retro-fit kit to reduce the pedal travel by up to 50 per cent thus allowing a More >

TANKING IT

In performance cars fuel starvation can be an issue when high lateral-G forces in extreme cornering or vehicle angle conditions uncover the in-tank fuel pump or fuel pickup. This is problem is compounded if you use a factory fuel tank that is not baffled properly for the conditions.

FiTech’s HyperFuel Single Pump G-Surge Tank is an external unit that features one or two 340 LPH electric pumps fitted in a tank connected to your existing fuel system. Because the G-Surge tank gets a steady supply of fuel from your existing fuel system (and the fuel return line if using EFI), the More >

RUST? BLOCK IT OFF

The importance of treating exposed metal parts with a good corrosion prevention compound has been acknowledged by the automotive community for many years.

With endorsements from the AA, Honda Racing and Agusta Westland (helicopters), as well as former Wheeler Dealers co-presenter, Edd China (now an official brand ambassador) XCP Professional has developed a range of lubricating and protective products that will appeal to professional and DIY mechanics, fabricators and car owners looking to protect every inch of their pride and joy from the elements.

Rust Blocker’s natural flow provides great coverage and, critically for cars, allows it to penetrate into seams and More >

GET IN THERE!

When a fastener is buried deep in the engine bay (or any other inaccessible area), and you just cannot get a screwdriver or hex key onto to it, try this innovative new 10-piece Low Profile Offset tool kit (part number 6709) from Laser Tools.

To offer maximum access in really confined spaces, each driver is flat steel with a 15° angled head; they are 15mm wide at the end coming down to just 10mm at the driver head. The depth of the driver bit is 8mm, which securely fits the fastener, whether hex or screw, and the 105mm length gives terrific More >

EXCLUSIVE EXCLUSIVE EXCLUSIVE – DJ SPORTSCARS’ ‘DAX’ COBRA REPLICA RANGE UNDER NEW OWNERSHIP

 

The DAX Cobra range (incouding de Dion, IRS etc etc) formerly made by DJ SPORTSCARS INTERNATIONAL has been acquired by John Kox. For over 21-years John has traded in his native Belgium as DAX BENELUX and sold many cars and kits during this time. DJ, aka DAX, has been one of the UK’s leading kitcar manufacturers for nearly 40-years and this move sparks an exciting new chapter in the marque’s history with plenty of development planned for the DAX Cobra and with well over 3000 kits sold this is good news for existing owners. John has lots of exciting plans More >

DUNCAN COWPER AND HIS DAX RUSH F1 TURBO WIN TEN OF THE BEST 2017 – WOO HOO!

I’ve known Duncan Cowper for more years than I care to remember and the one-time DJ Sportscars employee and DAX Rush stalwart has had a succession of bonkers versions of that model over the years and thanks to his exploits must have been responsible for a good chunk of the 1200 or so sold since Jürgen Möhr’s design first came to the UK in 1991.

Dunc’s current DAX Rush with 500+bhp and a turbo from an old Benetton F1 car

Dunc has always been able to go very swiftly in his cars, be it sprinting, hillclimbs, or you name it really. His More >

MARLIN CABRIO BACK IN PRODUCTION. YAY!

Marlin Cars is busy down in deepest Devon working away on their new Avatar, while also helping customers finish off their various Marlin models and assisting with submitting their cars for IVA.

Actually, it’s not just their own cars either as they are being asked more and more to help owners with other kitcars as Marlin boss, Terry Matthews told me: “It’s great varied work and keeps the guys challenged and busy. Of course we are still trying to finish our latest Sportster demonstrator but always seem to run out of hours in the day.

“We have just finished and IVA’d a More >