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NICE JACKET MATE!

Keen to keep petrolheads warm and dry during the colder months, Castrol Classic has released an official Waterproof Regatta jacket.

Smartly finished in black with a contrasting red fleece liner, this timeless jacket features a screen-printed Classic Castrol logo on the chest, with ‘Castrol’ heritage lettering embroidered on the sleeve and collar back.

These functional and stylish unisex jackets include a Velcro storm flap, zippered side pockets and single internal pocket. Guaranteed to keep you feeling warm and dry while looking good at any race or classic event, they can also help telegraph your love of classic cars while out walking the More >

PLEASE START

New from Lucas Oil is Sure Start Premium Starting Fluid, which was specifically formulated to help start stubborn engines and is compatible with both diesel and gasoline engines in passenger cars, diesel engines, lawn mowers, chainsaws, outboard motors and fractional horsepower engines.

Lucas says that the 50 per cent ether blend goes well beyond rivals by also including an effective lubricant, resulting in the ideal starting fluid to keep on hand for starting sluggish motors and limiting the impact of extreme cold weather on vehicle batteries.

This latest addition to the Lucas range joins a number of best-in-class Utility products currently available to motorists, including Lucas More >

NO, I SAID ‘SPACERS’! NOTHING TO DO WITH SOCIAL DISTANCING!

New from Mishimoto Automotive are these superb-looking wheel spacers.

They are made from Forged 6061-T6 aluminium which provides the perfect blend of lightness and strength.

The hub-centric design provides a direct extension of the axle hub, ensuring precise wheel fitment, and smooth, safe driving while the high-strength grade-12.9 steel studs and lug nuts securely mount the spacer and wheel to the hub.

They fit vehicles with 5×114.3 bolt pattern, M12x1.5 studs, and 64.1mm centre bore.

Purchases include one pair of wheel spacers and all necessary hardware for installation.

They are available in multiple bolt patterns, centre bores and thicknesses while the durable anodised finish prevents More >

STAY BUCKLED UP

This one is primarily aimed at our North American readers. If you require an FIA-dated harness, you can get a big jump on your season with a G-FORCE Pro Series Camlock Harness that is FIA-homologated until 2027. That’s five years of peace of mind knowing your harness compliant.

The six-point harness features G-FORCE’s PolyTek low-stretch webbing that won’t get out of shape. The HANS Device-compatible shoulder belts have pull-down adjusters and go from 3in wide at the lap to 2in at the shoulder for extra comfort during longer races. The lightweight magnesium camlock buckle has a quarter-turn mechanism and funnel-style receivers More >

ROAD LEGAL TIPO 184

The boys and girls at Dowsetts Classic Cars in Hertfordshire have been with further developments on the excellent Mazda MX-5-based Tipo 184 kit inspired by the iconic Alfa Romeo 158.

The subject of a TV series devised and presented by Ant Anstead, there’s also a single make race series for the car organised by the BRSCC.

The company has been working on a roadgoing version and just before Christmas the demonstrator passed its IVA test.

It, therefore, now joins the wonderfully quirky list of road-legal single-seaters.

Starter kits cost £14,490 inc VAT and consist of all the major bespoke components required for your Tipo184 More >

SEND A CABLE

This neat stainless-steel adaptor connects to the speedometer cable output drive to allow a Ford electronic speedometer sensor to be fitted to an older style gearbox (such as a Rocket or Type 9 gearbox).

The adaptor is also compatible with many other makes of sensors that use an M18 x 1.5 thread: for example, Vauxhall, Fiat, VW, etc.

Order as part number REVT9-A at £20 inc VAT with further details from 0208 554 2281 or visit www.burtonpower.com ENDS.

WHY HASN’T ANYONE THOUGHT OF THIS BEFORE?

 

I reckon that these new GRP cam cover wall art will be a hit with kitcar enthusiasts. GS Escorts has produced ‘replicas’ of Cosworth YB, Lotus Twink, BDA and BDG cam covers.

Seeing this press release it did make me wonder why no one has done this before. You can choose between blue, green, red or black for the Cossie YB or blue and black for Twink and BDA.

I guarantee I’ll see a few of these on garage walls in the coming months! A snip at £50.

More from 0151 422 8333 or https://gsescorts.co.uk ENDS.

NEW LOLA T70 BOOK FROM EVRO

Following on from last year’s superb automotive book releases is a corker from EVRO Publishing called ‘Lola – The T70 and Can-Am Cars’ by Gordon Jones.

It looks at the most glittering era of sports car racing, the late 1960s and early 1970s and the Lola T70 and its descendants radiated star quality. These big racers, both brutal and beautiful, graced the Can-Am stage in North America as open Spyders and the World Sports Car championship as closed coupés.

Powered by big American V8 engines, they were massively fast and exceedingly popular, both with fans and the racers themselves.

In this important new More >

KEEP A NOTE

Mini Spares has announced it now has stocks of the official BMW/Mini Classic A5 and A6 notebooks.

These notebooks feature lined pages, an elastic securing band to hold the notebooks closed and, of course, a classic Mini graphic with the official MINI badge on the cover.

The red A5 sized notebook can be ordered as NOTEBOOK1 at £15.

The green A6 sized notebook can be ordered as NOTEBOOK2 at £11.40.

For more details call 01707 607 700 or visit www.minispares.com ENDS.

BATTERIES DON’T LIKE COLD WEATHER

Statistics show that breakdowns more than double during the winter period. This, coupled with the fact vehicle usage has been irregular for many drivers over the course of the pandemic, means it is more crucial than ever to keep on top of battery charging and maintenance.

Batteries generally tend to last around five years so if there is any sign of slow starting the battery should be checked and replaced if required.  The Sealey BT2101 provides a fast and accurate assessment of battery condition, even with the battery partially discharged.

Winter months are particularly hard on batteries not only because cold temperatures More >