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THE STORY OF BRP AND YEOMAN CREDIT

STEVE HOLE tells the story of British Racing Partnership and Yeoman Credit, who pioneered sponsorship in motorsport, being the first team to give up the identity of the team and cars in return for sponsorship money, who became the YEOMAN CREDIT RACING TEAM.

One of the pioneers of motorsport sponsorship came from Joseph Samengo-Turner’s Yeoman Credit operation, founded in 1955. By 1959, Joseph’s sons – Paul, William and Fabian – were running Yeoman. In a nutshell, Yeoman was one of the earliest exponents of car finance and many of the country’s major – and minor – car dealerships offered their HP policies.

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CATERHAM HAS 458 REASONS

Caterham Cars has announced the 485 Final Edition, the ultimate embodiment of their fastest production car in Europe.

Limited to just 85 units (60 Seven 485 and 25 Seven 485 CSR), this is your chance to own a piece of Caterham history, if you live in mainland Europe, where regulations are different to those in the UK. Kits aren’t available in Europe either. It’s fully built Sevens, only!

Prices start from €67,495, excluding VAT and local taxes.

Discover more here: https://eu1.hubs.ly/H090Sns0

The company has recently moved to a larger factory while also closing their showing at Gatwick – they can now be found all More >

PSST. YOU WANT GLASS DOOR SEALS, WINDOW RUBBERS, PVC CORD ET AL?

Seals Plus is one of those companies that the specialist car industry can’t really do without. As the name suggests, they specialise in rubber seals although they do offer much more than that. Think rubber or silicone extrusions, expanded neoprene, white PVC cord, flocked lined window rubbers and glass door seals, to name but a few of the 800 product lines they keep in stock. Actually, the total of stock and non-stock part numbers they have access to is closer to 10,000!

Kit and specialist cars play a significant part in the business although are dwarfed by classic cars (also including More >

PINTO PULLEYS

Burton’s Alternator/Water Pump Drive Kit is a vast improvement on the standard pulley arrangement on the Ford SOHC Pinto engine.

The Burton Power kit contains three aluminium pulleys, a drive belt and an adjustable tensioner as well as a locating bolt.

The conversion uses a multi-ribbed Poly V belt (5PK) with a greater surface area than the original item.

The pulley is designed to fit a 15mm diameter shaft but can be modified to suit 17mm shafts. The adjustable tensioner features spherical ends for improved belt tensioning.

Order as part number FT1062K at £210.00 inc. VAT

Due to varying water pump pulley outside diameters, minor More >

WEBERS FOR YOUR TR7?

Webcon has announced the introduction of an inlet manifold to allow the fitment of a pair of Weber DCOE or Dellorto DHLA carburettors to the Triumph TR7.

Like all Webcon brand inlet manifolds, MW3248 is cast and machined entirely in the UK and is produced from top-quality LM25 grade aluminium.

MW3248 is supplied with soft mounts, studs and nuts and is priced at £435.59 inc VAT.

Alternatively, a complete kit with genuine Weber 45 carburettors and Webcon’s own, UK-manufactured rod linkage system is also available as part number PTR207 priced at £1899 inc VAT.

Available directly from Webcon and from appointed Webcon dealers around More >

FLARES? REALLY?

The handheld Summit Racing™ Hydraulic Flaring Tool Kit allows you to make or repair steel, nickel-copper, annealed stainless steel, and any other soft metal tubing lines on or off the vehicle. Its compact size makes it perfect for working in confined spaces.

The Summit Racing™ Hydraulic Flaring Tool Kit includes the following components: • 45-degree single and double inverted flare dies for 3/16in and 1/2in tubing • 4.75mm-10mm line ISO bubble flare dies • 5/16- and 3/8-inch GM fuel line dies • 1/4-, 5/16-, and 3/8in push-connect fitting dies • 3/8- and 1/2in GM transmission cooling line dies • OP-0 die More >

GREAT STUFF

That TIRE FINISH product is a banger!

American car care giant, Stoner Car Care, has an impressive reputation to match its vast range of premium products with professional standards

With summer just around the corner, now is the time when drivers will start thinking about their vehicles and cleaning and polishing them to make them look their best in the nice weather, therefore, they’ll need the best products to clean and protect their cars.

Stoner Quick Detailer is perfect for fast touch-ups or a quick wipe-down between drives. This product sprays on fast and wipes off easily, this is partly due to the More >

2CV INSURANCE DEAL FROM PETER JAMES

Peter James Insurance has announced an exclusive partnership with the 2CVGB Club to create a new club insurance scheme specifically designed for the owners of 2CV, Dyane, Ami, Mehari, Bijou cars (Ed’s note: I assume this applies to kitcars based on same? Worth checking).

The organisation represents the interests of all historic Citroën A-series cars in the UK and has around 2200 members. The club was formed in 1978 and carries out important work to preserve the future of these historic vehicles by sharing technical knowledge and ensuring continued access to increasingly rare spare parts. The club also keeps an extensive More >

BRUSH OFF

Here’s a new ‘must-have’ from Laser Tools – a set of 24 crimped wire brushes (part number 8862), each fitted with a 6mm shank and suitable for use with any electric or cordless drill. It includes both cup and flat-style brushes that are ideal for cleaning, deburring and surface preparation on a wide variety of surfaces.

The set includes 6 x 50mm diameter and 6 x 100mm flat-type crimped wire brushes plus 6 x 50mm and 6 x 76mm cup-style wire brushes. All the brushes have a 6mm shank with the brush wires being copper-plated steel for strength and durability and More >

IT’S A SPOILER!

M-Style has announced the release of a carbon-fibre GTS-style rear spoiler specifically designed for the BMW F82 M4; however, the spoiler can also be fitted to the M2, M3 and M2C. It attracted my attention as I think it also has great attraction for kit and specialist car owners.

The spoiler is priced at £699 inc VAT.

M-Style recommends professional fitting which is available for £120 inc VAT at its Romford-based fitting centre.

More information from www.mstyle.co.uk or call 0208 598 9115 ENDS.

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