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MORE THAN JUST BORN TO BE MILD FROM DODO JUICE

Looking for an instant car-care kit that gives you everything you need to get your treasured motor ready for the show season ahead, or just ready to cut a dash on the highway?

 

Thankfully, the detailing originators at Dodo Juice have done the heavy thinking for you with the Essential Collection; a perfectly formed bundle of car cleaning goodness that gets the job done.

This value-packed kit includes an award-winning shampoo, a twin-grade clay pack, Dodo’s legendary clay lube, an ultra-fine cut polish for any paint type, a hybrid wax (that sees off so-called ceramics), together with an extremely versatile detailing spray. More >

REFURBED MACHINERY

Machinerefurb.com is the new online business platform which brings to market manufacturer-refurbished machinery for the Automotive, Agriculture, Construction, Plant and Industrial sectors, as well as for workshops everywhere.

Hydraulic floor jack, bottle car jack and scissor car jack

The new venture is a sister company to Partsformachines.com, which has, for three years, been the UK’s leading online aftermarket sales platform for machinery in the construction, plant and agriculture industries.

Worker choosing pneumatic compressor in tool store

“As PartsForMachines has grown and our relationship with our supplier brands has strengthened, one of the things we became increasingly aware of was the issue of how the manufacturers in More >

OSRAM AND RING AUTOMOTIVE LIGHT UP BTCC!

Renowned lighting specialist, OSRAM and its subsidiary, auto accessory giant, Ring, has revealed its support of the NAPA racing team for the British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) this year.

 

Reigning BTCC champions, NAPA Racing, is welcoming new sponsors into this coming season, two of which are Ring Automotive, with its logo prominently displayed on the rear wheel arches of Sam Osbourne’s car, and its parent company, OSRAM, with its logo on the front of the car under both headlights of Dan Rowbottom’s car.

An unchanged driver line-up will be led by defending champion Ash Sutton, who goes into 2024 looking to become More >

SEXY ROD ENDS FROM SUMMIT RACING

When it comes to building a custom suspension, rod ends have it over ordinary bushings. They’re stronger, offer a much wider range of adjustment, and provide nearly zero deflection so those suspension adjustments stay put.

Summit Racing reckons that you can’t get a better rod end than FK JMX/JMXL Series Rod Ends. These three-piece rod ends have heat-treated steel alloy bodies with zinc-plated and chromate-treated races for corrosion resistance.

The balls are hard chrome-plated 52100 steel for excellent wear and durability. Some JMX/JMXL ends are made with a self-lubricating PTFE liner that is chemically bonded to the inner diameter of the race. More >

FUNKY CHICKENS, PRICELESS ASTONS AND A STABLE THAT WASN’T A STABLE – THE STORY OF JOHN OGIER

STEVE HOLE tells the story of JOHN OGIER

[standfirst] Sir John Lionel Eardley Ogier goes under the radar these days but deserves recognition for his contribution to British motorsport and the automotive industry in general. One thing is certain, despite his importance information is hard to come by, but Sir John Ogier sure was a fascinating man, with an amazing story. We are indebted to Ogier’s son, James for his invaluable help with this feature.

Ogier was born in India on October 23, 1920 (an interesting fact is that his brother, Michael was born on the same day in 1921), but was educated More >

MARCELO GANDINI, LEGENDARY AUTOMOTIVE DESIGNER, RIP

We were very sad to hear about the death of legendary designer, Marcelo Gandini this week, aged 85.

Marcelo Gandini photographed in 1976, while working for Nuccio Bertone (unknown photographer – Wikipedia).

STEVE HOLE gives a potted career rundown of one of the greatest designers to pick up a pencil.

Gandini was the son of an orchestral conductor and working as an interior designer, when he approached another great designer, Nuccio Bertone, for a job in 1963. Bertone was impressed but was dissuaded from giving young Marcelo a job by his then chief designer (yet another great), Giorgetto Giugiaro who didn’t like him.

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RETRO-FIT LIGHTS FROM OSRAM

OSRAM, the market leader in automotive lighting, is expanding its renowned series of LEDriving retrofit lamps with the addition of the new LEDriving HL Vintage, gives vintage cars a retro look using LED lights.

With an increase in brightness of up to 300 per cent, compared to the minimum requirements of ECE R112, OSRAM’s LEDriving HL Vintage retrofit lamps provide not only optimal visibility but also optimised light distribution. These lamps consistently exhibit impeccable performance, even when integrated into older electrical circuits.

Featuring the latest LED technology and a compact design, the retrofit lamps guarantee high compatibility and easy installation in vehicles equipped with corresponding More >

GROUP ONE PROPSHAFT FROM BURTON POWER

Burton Power can now offer a single-piece propshaft based on the Group 1 version to fit all standard RS2000s and Escort Mk1/2 using a Rocket or five-speed gearbox and an English or Atlas axle.

By using a larger diameter tubing and not incorporating the centre bearing, this single-piece propshaft is much stronger than the original two-piece item. It is suitable as a direct replacement for the original prop or for competition use

It is a high-quality item manufactured in the UK, not a cheap inferior import. Most imports use rather crude forgings which are heavier and the tubing specification can often be More >

BETTER BREATHING FOR AIR-COOLED VEEDUB

Webcon has announced a superb quality intake manifold set to suit the ever-popular VW 1.7-, 1.8- and 2-litre engines.

Ideal for those who want the efficiency and performance of twin carburettors, without the expense of the High Power Weber IDF set, part number 9900341200 is designed to accept the ever-popular and very reliable Weber 34ICT carburettors.

Kit 9900341200 includes manifolds, gaskets, studs, nuts and washers and is available at £254.65 inc VAT.

Available directly from Webcon and from appointed Webcon dealers around the world.

For further 01932 787 100 or visit www.webcon.co.uk ENDS.

WEDGED!

The brand-new Defender Ultra Slim Door Wedge Alarm means you can leave your workshop door ajar for ventilation, safe in the knowledge that a powerful siren will sound if an intruder attempts to enter.

 

Ideal for warm weather, this highly effective crime prevention device is battery-operated. It allows doors to be left open just a little to let in a cool breeze while securing them with an alarmed wedge.

Police accredited via the Secured by Design initiative, this innovative alarm helps protect you and your property. Awarded a Sold Secure Gold Standard by the Master Locksmith Association, the wedge will fit any gap of 5-15mm between the door and the floor and is suitable for all More >

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