I was very impressed with the revised Riot model that made its debut at Stoneleigh, featuring many detailed revisions notably to suspension and chassis. The car also features the new Ford EcoBoost, initially in 1.6-litre, 200bhp guise.

Now under the control of ex-Formula Vee racer, Miles Southerton, the Riot has always been a joy, but now uses brand new off-the-shelf components and laser cut parts, with the chassis tubes made from CDS tubing, as are the wishbones.

Other engine options include the Ford Zetec family and Yamaha R1 bike powerplant, plus the diminiutive 1-litre EcoBoost will soon be available, too.

The kit costs £4995 inc VAT and is generously appointed featuring the laser cut, MIG-welded, jig-assembled steel tube spaceframe chassis, plus all suspension components, GRP bodykit, spherical bearings, Powerflex bushes and aluminium panels for tunnel, floor and footwells.

The Jeremy Phillips-penned kit has always been excellent but seems to have been further enhanced by XMoor Cars, under Miles Southerton, who reports a very successful show. Looking forward to driving this one, greatly.

More information from www.riotcars.co.uk or 01643 709 330 ENDS.