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I was talking to a like-minded car care enthusiast mate the other day and remarked that five years ago he wouldn’t have looked twice at Turtle Wax but nowadays they are among his ‘go-to’ products. He’s not alone, I think.

Firstly, people started to recognise that some of the products in their core range (they have a separate Turtle Wax ICE sub-range in the USA, but not in the UK) were beginning to get some rave reviews. Having tried some of them – and written about them here _ I’d agree wholeheartedly with that.

Then a couple of years ago, the company More >


If you are looking for more charging power coupled with great looks this 60A high output ACR style alternator is just what you need.

It is intended for Ford Essex V4/V6, Ford SOHC (Pinto) and Ford Taunus/Cologne V4/V6 engines, but it can be adapted to suit most classic engines that use a left-hand mounted alternator (a right-hand mounting unit is also available).

The alternator is sold as an outright purchase so there is no need to exchange your old unit and it can be ordered as part number ACR60LH-C at £130.90 inc VAT.

Available at the other end of 0208 554 2281 or More >


The B-G Racing Low Rise Split Ramps are a great solution to an access problem commonly faced by many kitcar enthusiasts, race teams and mechanics. They are ideal for use on lowered vehicles and racecars; the gentle gradient elevates the car an additional 70mm off the ground giving easier and safer access for trolley jacks to the underside. The ramps have the additional benefit of splitting in the middle, which allows for easier access to side/door sill jacking points. The Low Rise Split Ramps are produced from a durable black Polypropylene (PP) and have a combined weight loading capacity of More >


For more than 120 years, British company Castrol has been at the forefront of oil technology. Company founder Charles Wakefield launched his first vehicle engine oil in 1906, a pioneering blend of mineral and castor oils that offered unrivalled lubrication properties. Since then, and through many further innovations, Castrol oils have lubricated the beating heart of everything from speed records to Mars missions.

Castrol has created countless product lines from its state-of-the-art UK research facility. It has also been commissioned to develop many specific oils for individual vehicle manufacturers. But among owners of neo-classic cars in particular, the go-to lubrication grade More >


This handy, easy to operate and very accurate laser alignment tool from Laser Tools (part number 7910) is combined with two traditional spirit levels. Achieve a straight line in a much more accurate and efficient way: two forms of laser light are projected, point and line. The precise bright red laser is clearly visible — ideal for home DIY and also for automotive use.

Provides the DIY enthusiast with an easy levelling method for multiple jobs: line up switches and sockets, keep cupboards level and at the same height, or hang pictures parallel to the rise of a staircase.

For automotive use, it can More >


New from Merlin Motorsport are these aluminium blanking plugs from Samco, which are ideal for blanking off flexible fluid hoses.

These can be used to permanently blank a hose off or used in an emergency to cap off a water hose. These are also handy for use when removing the engine from your vehicle to prevent coolant spilling on to the floor.

Find out more – SAMCO ALUMINIUM BLANKING PLUGS – or call 01249 782 101 ENDS.


New from Rally Design is the new Blackline 18-tooth English axle differential.

Rally Design’s boss Dave Elderfield noticed that some customers were requesting a gear-style diff to mate with the stronger 18-tooth half-shafts when running a vehicle with high power but wanted to retain their English axle.

Part number HFL011/18 is available now at £388.80 inc VAT.

More information from or 01227 792 792 ENDS.


Here’s a superb GBS Zero that has recently been finished. Another extremely busy kitcar manufacturer, at the moment.

Brothers, Andrew and James Crossland collected their Zero in December 2019 and within twelve months the car has been built, IVA’d and registered. It’s now on the road.

It has been back at Great British Sportscars’ workshop this month being prepared for its date with the IVA man.

You may even have seen the Crosslands’ LNER inspired Zero featured on the GBS blog on their website and social media several times during the year.

Their Zero build is understandable very special to them and you can More >


Fitting a twin-choke downdraft Weber carburettor has been a popular entry-level tuning upgrade for Ford engines for decades and one used by Ford themselves on their performance models.

The Weber 32/34DMTL Manifold for Ford CVH engines has been out of production for many years; however, now Webcon is delighted to announce it is to be available again and should be ready for delivery by the time you read this.

The Webcon manifold features threaded ports to accept the original Ford connectors and switches, a hotspot with increased surface area for better carb heating and mounting posts for the linkage mechanism. This makes More >


The B-G Fluid Spill/Drip Trays are the ideal solution to stopping unwanted fluid spills landing on the floor and are perfectly suited to garage, workshop, factory or motorsport pit/paddock environments. The low-profile design allows the B-G Fluid Spill/Drip Trays to be easily slid underneath machinery, vehicles or generators in order to catch any drips, thereby keeping the floor dry and safe. The trays can also be used for storing fluid drums, containers or bottles. The B-G Fluid Spill/Drip Trays are resistance to various fluids, including: most chemicals, fuel, oil and water as well as many more. B-G Fluid Spill/Drip Trays More >