NEW FOURTEEN, ER, I MEAN TWO NEW SEVENS FROM CATERHAM CARS

Caterham® has reintroduced its heritage range following the launch of two new models: Super Seven 600 and Super Seven 2000.

Ahead of the brand’s 50th anniversary next year, the latest editions take inspiration from Caterham’s early ‘Super Sevens’ introduced in the 1970s and popularised through the 1980s; a classic, British, lightweight, two-seater sports car with the perfect blend of style and performance, yet re-imagined for the 21st century.

While these models may look similar, they offer two very different driving experiences.

Super Seven 2000.

Super Seven 600

Super Seven 600 is an accessible, pure, simple, driving experience but at a lower speed. It is a car for those More >

GREAT FOR ALCANTARA-TYPE FABRICS

These two products were new to me until recently having been recommended to me by a couple of readers.

One picked up on my comments about the filthy Alcantara steering wheel in the Caterham Seven 420R in the last issue and reckoned this product was a surefire way of bringing it back to health.

While he also praised the Nano Fabric Protector, too and he wondered whether it would help keep Alcantara-type products from getting dirty in the first place. Good shout.

My VW Golf came with seats with Alcantara centre panels and although nice and comfy I know that these suede-style fabrics More >

DRILL AND TAP – ONE PASS

New in the Laser Tools range is this set of six combined drill-tap bits designed to drill and tap a hole in a single pass (part number 8405). Each bit has been manufactured from high-speed steel (HSS4241) and coated with a super-hard, ceramic titanium-nitride coating for edge retention and corrosion resistance.

The 1/4in hex drive drill-tap bits feature a drill section at the forward end of each bit that forms the perfect-sized tap hole in the material. The following tap section then cuts the threads. The bits include spiral flutes to clear the swarf created plus a deburring shoulder to ensure More >

DOWN IN THE BUNKER

Are your tools safely stored, organised and easy to find? If not, it’s maybe time for a storage upgrade to transform your space and give you a garage to be proud of. BUNKER by Draper Tools is the popular modular storage collection that’s built to protect – and now includes a stunning range of roller tool cabinets.

Meet the ultimate range of roller tool cabinets. Built to perfection, these extraordinary workspaces offer flexibility and quality in equal measures. Choose from blue, green or grey cabinets to move around your space, so you always have what you need when you need it. As with the More >

MOBILE PHONE-SIZED BATTERY CHARGER!

It’s a nightmare getting stuck with a drained battery, that’s why Machine Mart stocks a range of car battery chargers, jump starts, and engine starters to get you moving again quickly. They stock robust and reliable battery chargers from Clarke, whose products have been helping people to get back on the road for over 30 years.

The size of a mobile phone with a soft touch casing, the Clarke JSM180 is an amazingly small and lightweight portable lithium-polymer power bank. Weighing only 260gm and small enough to comfortably fit into a glove box, the JSM180 is perfect for emergency situations.

It can More >

CHRISTMAS CATALOGUE!

Discover 70 new lines inside the latest edition of Sealey’s Tool Promotion, valid from October 1 until December 31, 2022.

The mammoth 180-page issue, includes over 1760 deals, including offers on many seasonal items such as battery chargers, lighting, and heating.

There are savings to be had on their new range of 12V RoadStart® Lithium Jump Starter Power Packs. Available in three different capacities, the 1200A model is suitable for starting 8-litre petrol or 6-litre diesel engines. Each model includes a USB outlet for powering or charging a variety of small electronic devices.

You can also take inspiration from their festive gift guide More >

A NEW BYPASS

ONE AIMED AT OUR NORTH AMERICAN READERS

If you think a heater isn’t necessary for your LS-powered Cobra replica, you’ll need a way to bypass the heater core without causing the engine to overheat.

A Summit Racing™ Heater Bypass Hose lets you do that. It won’t block the water pump ports so the coolant can flow to the thermostat. Your choice of rubber or silicone hoses with clamps, or silicone without clamps.

Summit Racing™ Heater Bypass Hoses ENDS.

STEVE SAYS – SEPTEMBER 23, 2022

Welcome to totalkitcar.com

A very warm welcome to totalkitcar online … A bit of an unashamed Caterham Seven this week on the site what with news of two new models to join the iconic 65-year-old sportscar’s line-up.

Also, we have news of a new Beaulieu bash coming that will surely be of interest to totalkitcar/TKC Mag readers.

Caterham and Lotus Seven owners and enthusiasts (that means ME and YOU!) are invited to join the inaugural Caterham Sevens Rally at Beaulieu National Motor Museum on October 1. and intended as a gathering for enthusiasts, by enthusiasts. 

Caterham Cars, with the support from the Caterham and Lotus Seven More >

UNDERPINNINGS – ARCH MOTOR & MANUFACTURING

THEY MAKE STUFF – ARCH MOTOR & MANUFACTURING CO LTD

For over sixty years, Arch Motor has been the go-to company if you want a chassis for your racecar or specialist road car. They have been making Caterham and Lotus Seven chassis for over sixty years and during the sixties every F1 team bar Honda and Ferrari used their services. The great news is, this story isn’t a retrospective per se as Arch Motor still exists and although times have changed greatly, they are still very busy, as STEVE HOLE reports. By the way, I haven’t missed an ‘S’ off ‘Motor’ More >

LENHAM MOTOR COMPANY

LENHAM HEALEY [L25]

Lenham Motor Company was founded by Julian Kingsford-Booty and David Miall-Smith in 1962 (February 9, to be precise!).

Best known for their variety of GRP panels most notably for Sprite and Healey, and motor-racing activities, Lenham also produced the Lenham Healey being one of them.

Came about after a London-based businessman commissioned them to make a pre-war Alfa lookalike basing it on a Triumph TR6. Customers liked the car and it competed at the Brighton Speed Trials in 1977. Motor Sport magazine did a feature on it and other people then wanted one…

The commercial version was reminiscent of the Healey-Silverstone, More >