Caterham has revealed EV Seven – its technology development concept for a future fully electric Seven.

The concept will test the feasibility of a lightweight electric Seven and enable Caterham to move a step closer to bringing a battery electric model to market that is as driver-focused as its petrol counterpart.

EV Seven is being engineered in collaboration with Swindon Powertrain Ltd – a leader in the development of advanced and ultra-robust powertrains for both road and motorsport applications. EV Seven is based on the larger Seven chassis and features a bespoke version of Swindon Powertrain’s E Axle, combined with an immersion-cooled More >


Summit Racing™ Megasquirt Engine Management Combos give you the flexibility to precisely tune your engine from startup to wide-open throttle at a very affordable price. The combos are based on the DIYAutoTune Megasquirt Gen 2 Engine Management System. It’s a standalone system that is a fully plug-and-play replacement for the factory ECU with no additional wiring required for basic operation. It has a preloaded base map to get your engine up and running, ready for additional tuning.

Basic Tuning Features • Real-time tuning and datalogging with a laptop connection • 16 x 16 fuel tables allow high-resolution tuning • 12 x 12 ignition More >


Move around the garage or workshop in comfort and in style with this new Clarke mechanic’s seat, from Machine Mart, complete with handy tool rack!

This compact and lightweight mobile seat and tool rack solution makes tasks a whole lot easier, allowing you to sit while you work with your tools close at hand to help tackle the job.

Another benefit of the CMSTRT is that the seat can be easily removed to allow you to use it for kneeling!

As well as the easy-to-reach tool rack, this seat has also been designed with a convenient storage tray underneath.

Finally, the CMSTRT is fitted More >


With drivers at the forefront of the development process, Ring has launched a new cordless tyre inflator.

To complement its cordless tyre inflator range, lighting and accessory giant, Ring, has introduced the RTC4000 to fill a gap in the market for a compact, yet powerful and high-quality cordless tyre inflator for cars and motorbikes.

The RTC4000 is easily chargeable via a USB Type C cable or 12V DC cable and is quick to inflate a tyre, even from flat, making this product an easy sell for retailers and reassures drivers if they go back to their vehicle and the tyre is flat, More >


Car care maestros, Gtechniq has announced the launch of EXOv5 Ultra Durable Hydrophobic Coating for automotive paint.

The development of the latest version of EXO has been extensive and has taken over two years. EXOv5 utilises the latest in composite siloxane technology that when applied to paint delivers incredible dirt and water repellency that lasts more than eighteen months.

Gtechniq’s in-house laboratory took over 26,000 water contact angle measurements, 4200 gloss measurements and 750 application assessments to ensure that the product worked in any country and any climate.

To validate Gtechniq’s internal testing, they worked with a well-known university that specialises in material More >


A unique piece of BMC history – a restored ‘skeleton’ example of the Austin 1100 Countryman – is now on display at Great British Car Journey.

The Austin 1100 ‘skeleton’ car has been lent to the award-winning Derbyshire-based classic car museum by The 1100 Club.

The skeleton body of the unique vehicle is designed to show the electric motors which control the movement of front and rear seats, demonstrating the car’s carrying capacity to its full extent.

The arrival at Great British Car Journey follows the end of an eight-year search by the club for a new home for the car following the More >


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Please allow me a little bit of trumpet blowing. The March/April issue of TKC MAG is our TWENTIETH ANNIVERSARY issue and on the quiet, we’re rather proud of that achievement.

From now until the Malvern show in June, we’ll be unveiling some great FREE-TO-ENTER competitions (I’ve seen the prizes, they are IM – PRESS – IVE!). Our star competition prize is now in place.

A very warm welcome to totalkitcar online … Latest manufacturer to revisit their past is Ginetta Cars and their announcement of a run of G10s. Originally launched at the Racing Car Show in January More >


‘POWER IS A VEGAN ISSUE’ so said George Robinson of engine builders, Vegantune who also manufactured the Evante kit because he always felt that there was much more life in the Elan than Lotus realised.

Based in Cradge Bank, Spalding, Robinson and his business partner, John Sisme founded the Vegantune operation in 1965. Both were ex-BRM in Bourne and Robinson had latterly been responsible for building Graham Hill’s F1 engines. George’s son, Jeff and his son-in-law, Phil Gardner also later joined Vegantune

George was a Lotus enthusiast – he loved the Elan – and had developed a real liking for the 1558cc More >


There was me thinking that a vacuum cleaner was a vacuum cleaner. Wrong. The missus recently got a VAX Blade 4 Dual Pet & Car cordless vacuum and I have to say it is brilliant.

I initially felt it expensive at a penny under 370 quid but you can find deals around if you search and you also get a handy attachment ‘toolkit’ worth over £50. This includes a mini-motorised pet hair tool, and a handy flexible hose

Very cool that you also get two 4Ah battery packs – or what VAX describes as their ONEPWR system – meaning they fit other More >


New from automotive goodies maestros, Car Builder Solutions is this new Universal Air Conditioning Unit, which is an all-in-one version of their existing #AIRCON2 unit.

The front facia incorporates built-in temperature and fan speed controls, two 50mm diameter, swivelling, chrome ‘eyeball’ vents and two, 95mm x 45mm rotating vents with rocking vanes.

The unit can be mounted directly under your dash with everything within easy reach and with much-simplified installation. All other specifications are the same as #AIRCON2.

Size 410mm x 360mm x 160mm.

Straightforward installation with detailed instructions. It has a cooling capacity of 10,800 BTU with a maximum airflow of 200 cfm.

The Universal More >