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Gloucester-based Forge Motorsport has expanded its traditional repertoire of cool, aftermarket tuning hardware with a new, personal head-warming system that definitely falls into the ‘soft wear’ category.

Perfectly timed to coincide with the arrival of autumn, the Forge Motorsport beanie delivers more than you would expect from a hat. Knitted in a classic beanie style, the double layer weave provides welcome insulation for the bonce when you’re working in the cold. It also features our bold blue logo embroidered on the cuff so enthusiasts can show their allegiance to the Forge Nation.

But there is a time when the new Forge Motorsport More >


Talk to any professional car cleaner – or even enthusiastic and serious home detailer – and he will tell you that water flow is more important than pressure.

The pressure will lift the dirt, but water is needed to clear the debris. In fact, too much pressure with insufficient water flow will damage vehicle paintwork, especially if cleaning grit or sand off the bodywork.

The BLACKLINE CWP 3000 is tuned to offer a flow of 12 litres/min (3.2gpm) at 3000psi (207bar), the high flow rate makes this machine ideal for washing cars properly.

It is supplied with high-pressure armoured hose and five quick-change multi-purpose nozzles, soap More >


Pioneer’s dash cameras can be described as providing an extra eye on the road. Recording what is in front of them with unblinking diligence and in full HD resolution, they offer peace of mind in being able to capture events in real-time, which, in turn, can protect the user from fraudulent insurance claims.

The latest model to join the Pioneer dash camera line-up is the new VREC-DZ600, a high-performance single channel model that offers a class-leading level of features yet requires only a small area of windscreen real estate.

Pioneer VREC-DZ600 highlight features:

* Wide 160-degree recording angle * Rotating camera head to More >


We all know about the high-quality and informative maps produced by the Ordnance Survey. I collect them – old and new – and although we’re increasingly reliant on satnav devices these days I think there is something extra special about a proper paper map.

I really like their latest addition their Giant Trek Towels, which include locations such as the Brecon Beacons, Scafell Pike and Snowdon.

Whether you’re day-tripping or hiking through the range – admire the landscape wherever you are.

The OS Giant Trek Towel is super soft, lightweight, highly absorbent, and dries eight times faster than the average towel! It is More >


David Mountain back at the helm of the company he founded

David Mountain, the founder of engine gurus, Mountune, together with a group of experienced industry investors, are delighted to announce the acquisition of the Mountune Performance and Racing business, safeguarding a large number of jobs at the Essex-based facility, and raising the required capital to both protect the brand and secure its future.

The new-look Mountune will continue to deliver racing engines and road-car performance hardware and software, engineered to the highest levels for its global customer base, while at the same time firmly addressing the issues faced in recent years More >


I’m a big fan of the V-Storm WR3 and it’s hard to believe it’s some 12-years since it first appeared, making its debut under the car’s original creator, Simon Dickens of SDR Sportscars. The design was by the very talented and under-rated designer, Simon Keys.

Originally the three-seat; central driving position exo-skeletal was powered by Aprilia RSV-1000 bike engine but soon changed to Subaru Impreza EJ20 flat-four ‘boxer’.

Dickens was based in Oldham, but after a couple of years moved way down west to Truro, Cornwall, and it wasn’t long before Scoobybits boss, Jason MacDonald stepped into to offer the kit and More >


You may recall that we brought you information on the new Moke several weeks ago? Interest in the car has been phenomenal and the manufacturer has just announced their first dealer – Moke Hendy in Poole. A spokesperson said: From surfer accessory to beach-house buggy, MOKE vehicles are more than just a car – they’re a way of life. This iconic marque is synonymous with unique styling and feelings of freedom and is once again becoming the must-have accessory in the world’s sunniest destinations.

At Hendy, we’re proud to bring the “Riviera chic” of this iconic British automotive brand to the More >



New from our friends at Darkside Developments, official UK agents for the KTM X-BOW is the latest addition to their inventory. They can now supply the brilliant products of Hampshire-based TentBox.

What’s a TentBox? How about a space-saving camping facility right on the roof of your car – hardtop only, of course!

Three models are available – Lite (£995), Cargo (£2495) and the model pictured here, the Classic (£1995) and all are fully insulated, have waterproof seams, can be put up in winds of up to 38mph and the canvas-type material beads water like a Gore-Tex jacket etc.

In the case of the More >


Koch Chemie’s Magic Wheel Cleaner is a powerful, acid-free, high viscosity wheel cleaner that will gently and efficiently clean rims.

The reactive components dissolve brake dust and iron particles from the rim bleeding red as it reacts on the wheel.

Additional dispersing agents help to remove stubborn dirt from the surface. The highly viscous formula adheres to the rim and does not dry quickly allowing a longer working time.

The product should be used in cool conditions and not in direct sunlight, allow 2-5 minutes for the product to react depending on the amount of dirt to be dispersed, then rinse thoroughly with More >


Owners of classic and/or historic Lotus models may be really interested to hear of the company’s new ‘Certificate of Provenance’ programme which for £170 gets the owner a presentation box containing documents relating to their car, an aluminium plaque (engraved with the owner’s name), a keyring, a carbon-fibre bookmark, four badges and a pen.

The documents include the VIN, paint code, production date for the car in question, ‘build-spec letter’ and a personalised letter from current Lotus Cars CEO, Phil Popham, which thanks the customer.

Could well prove to be popular, methinks.


More information from ENDS.